Job ID

Job Title
Physiotherapy Technical Adviser

To work for
Syrian Arab Red Crescent



Field of Work
Medicine/Nursing - Humanitarian/Disasters

Job Type
Full time

Minimum Education Level
Bachelor/ License Degree

• Provide effective technical guidance, input and formulation of physiotherapy standard operating procedures, guidelines, minimum standards, specifications for equipment in SARC facilities and mobile teams in coordination with PRP focal point.
• Support the outreach teams in establishing treatment plans for patients.
• Assess the physiotherapy needs in different geographical areas to identify priority areas for intervention.
• Identify learning needs, develop training curricula and organize training and workshops to strengthen capacity of SARC staff and volunteers within the fields of Physiotherapy, Disability and People with Special Needs.
• Collaborate with SARC Health Department and Physiotherapy Centre coordinators in the recruitment and orientation of staff.
• Ensure establishment and maintenance of minimum standards for therapy practice as per SARC/MOH standards.
• Ensure physiotherapists and other physiotherapy centre staff and outreach teams carry out his/her duties in accordance with ethical standards and following SARC SOPs.
• Conduct regular monitoring visits to the physiotherapy centres to supervise and support physiotherapists and make recommendations for improvement.
• Review and analyze HIS data to ensure accurate reporting and analysis in collaboration with SARC HIS Officer.
• Submit regular reports and statistics to the Medical Director for decision making and donor reporting from SARC physiotherapy centers.
• Collaborate with the EU Project Coordinator in preparing and implementing project work plans, assessments, evaluations and reviews of SARC physiotherapy activities.
• Work closely with SARC communication team to promote activities related to physiotherapy, disability and people with special needs.
• Develop and maintain a good working relationship with relevant partners supporting Physical Rehabilitation operations.
• Participate in external meetings as delegated by SARC Medical Director.
• Liaise with other Physical Rehabilitation service providers, as required, in order to facilitate the establishment of referral systems between SARC, ICRC and other actors.
• Follow developments at the Physical Rehabilitation working group of the Health cluster or possible National Program on Disability (MoH).
• Detailed work plan will be reviewed biannually.

• Medical Doctor with a Specialization in Physiotherapy
• At least 2-3 years working experience in the field of Physiotherapy, some experience with Disability and Special Needs issues
• Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
• Curriculum development, training and capacity building skills
• Experience in working as staff or volunteer for the Red Cross/Red Crescent or another humanitarian organisation preferred
• Fluent written and spoken Arabic and English and ability to produce reports in both languages
• Proactive, solution-focused, decisive, accountable, team-worker, flexible, resilient.
• Self-supporting in computers (Windows, Excel, Word)

Specific Vacancy Requirements
- Reports to: SARC Medical Director
- Location Based in: SARC HQ in Damascus or a health clinic with visits to SARC Physiotherapy Centres
- Purpose: To provide technical advice, quality assurance and oversight in planning, implementing, and monitoring of SARC work on Physiotherapy, Disability and People with Special Needs, with a special focus on supporting SARC Physiotherapy-PSS Centers.

Salary and Benefits
To be discussed.

About us
- The Syrian Arab Red Crescent is an independent humanitarian organization of public utility, and it’s permanent and continuous, and it has a legal entity and enjoys financial and administrative independence.
- Syrian Arab Red Crescent was founded in 1942 according to the decree No/540/ 1942 and the decree No/117/ 1966 that regulating the Organization’s work.
- Syrian Arab Red Crescent has been recognized by the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva (ICRC) in 1946, SARC is committed to Geneva Conventions and the seven basic principles of the International Movement of Red Cross and Red Crescent.
- SARC has a headquarters in Damascus and fourteen branches in the fourteen governorates of Syria, and 75 of sub branches.

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Posted On
Feb 25, 2018

Expiry Date
Mar 27, 2018