Regional Rehabilitation Specialist for South Asia Programme

Handicap International

Details / requirements:


Handicap International Federation (HI) also known as Humanity & Inclusion globally, is an independent and impartial aid organization, created in 1982, working across 60 countries. HI works alongside the vulnerable populations, whatever the context, taking action to respond to their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights. 

HI South Asia (Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka) Regional Programme is seeking applications from qualified local candidates for it’s national position of Regional Rehabilitation Specialist.

Position Title: Regional Rehabilitation Specialist for South Asia Programme

Mission: Under the responsibility of Regional Technical Head of Programme (THOP), s/he contributes to strategic technical guidance to support the development and implementation of regional strategies and action plans, in line with HI global frameworks and standards. He/she leads HI’s initiatives in rehabilitation sector development/strengthening (including integrating rehabilitation into health) by optimizing HI’s visibility, expertise/experience and increasing influencing/networking and advocacy with rehabilitation actors in the region/countries. He/she supports for development of new and/or major opportunities/projects, research and innovation, capitalizations form the projects in the region/countries.

Location: Colombo/Dhaka/Delhi/Kathmandu (any of the 4 locations As per nationality of candidate )

Terms & Conditions: Fixed Term 3 years  (Renewable) Contract

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development and implementation of regional rehabilitation strategy  and action plans in line with the regional and global strategies of HI.
  • Optimize HI’s visibility, external prestige and influence in rehabilitation sector by ensuring sound  representation with HI’s technical expertise/experiences and visibility in regional and country level relevant networks, forums/platforms. 
  • Lead or support the country team to strengthen the rehabilitation sector in the country, including integration of rehabilitation into health system (when relevant).
  • Contribute to advocacy on specific themes in line with the global advocacy priorities for rehabilitation and contribute to communication messages regionally/locally in line with the global communication priorities. 
  • Steer the development of major opportunities or new rehabilitation projects in the region/countries. 
  • Lead or contribute to the conception of major projects (multiple countries, regional level) or of new projects in rehabilitation sector with context analysis, design and writing of the project proposals in the region/countries.
  • Facilitate in development and implementation of rehabilitation sector specific fund raising or business development plan in the region.
  • Identify & transform major opportunities in the region under rehabilitation sector; and identify & develop local partnerships and/or consortium with (I)NGOs, Institutions, Companies on technical priorities of rehabilitation sector in the region.
  • Ensure optimal quality and impact of the rehabilitation projects in all the countries of the region, through:  a delegation system to provide quality technical support to the rehabilitation projects in line with the global technical frameworks and standards for rehabilitation; and appropriate mechanism to control and monitor the technical quality and the relevance of HI’s activities under the rehabilitation projects. 
  • Ensure technical learning and capitalization from the rehabilitation projects.
  • Ensure compliance of the technical proposition with nexus stakes 
  • Contribute to the development of research and innovation rehabilitation projects in the region.
  • Lead capacity development initiatives and professional channel development of rehabilitation personnel in the region.
  • Contribute/support for the implementation of emergency preparedness actions of the programme (countries in the regional programme) and, during an emergency, adapts his/her working modality to contribute to an effective HI humanitarian response.

Qualification and Skills Required:

  • Master's degree in physiotherapy, prosthetics or orthotics, occupational therapy, Rehabilitation science/management or other related field with at least 6 years of relevant experience OR Bachelor’s degree in physiotherapy, prosthetics or orthotics, occupational therapy or other related field with at least 8 years of relevant experience.
  • At least 3 years of experience in senior rehabilitation technical position in more than one country
  • Proven experience in professional capacity building (training, coaching) skills.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of global standards and guidelines for rehabilitation professions/services.
  • Experience in networking and influencing towards rehabilitation sector strengthening in the South Asia region/countries.
  • Skilled in public relations/representation / internal-external communication.
  • Knowledge of norms, legal frameworks, references related to rehabilitation and disability inclusion (in global and regional context).
  • Strategic and analytical.
  • Proficient in written and spoken English.

To Apply:

Send a motivation letter mentioning position applied for and expected salary and an updated CV including 2 referees with contact number and e-mail address to no later than 8th March 2024. HI South Asia Programme reserves the right to cancel, postpone or modify the whole recruitment process and reject any application without specifying any reasons whatsoever.

Handicap International (HI) is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women, people with disability, and members from disadvantaged communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

HI firmly believes in the importance of inclusion and diversity within our organization. This is why we are committed to a disability policy to encourage the inclusion and integration of people with disabilities. Please indicate if you require any special accommodations, including participation in the first interview.

Candidates applying for a job with HI must be ready to comply with our Child Protection Policy, and Policy on Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment. HI Nepal has a zero tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the values and mission of HI, hence, all selected candidates are expected to adhere to these standards and principles.


Category Development and Project, Physiotherapist, Health Medicine
Openings 4
Position Type Fixed Term
Experience 6+ years, 8+ years
Education Bachelors in Physiotherapy (B.P.T.), Master's in Physiotherapy
Posted Date 26 Feb, 2024
Apply Before 08 Mar, 2024
City Kathmandu, Outside Nepal