Momentum Wheels for Humanity seeks an AT Technical Coordinator in Uganda to support the USAID – funded project, Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems (ReLAB-HS).This individual will provide technical and advisory support to the ReLAB-HS Uganda country office to implement Momentum’s assistive technology activities. Primary functions of the AT Focal Point include supporting the country team’s technical staff, relevant consultants, and key stakeholders in the planning, design, implementation, supervision, expansion/development, and administration of MWH AT activities. Only candidates with work authorization in Uganda will be considered; relocation benefits will not be provided.
Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems (ReLAB-HS) is a global project that will support the development of health systems that are responsive to the growing needs for rehabilitation within populations. It seeks to co-design and implement innovative, comprehensive, cost-effective interventions that strengthen health systems for provision of rehabilitation, including assistive technology. ReLAB-HS will focus on integrating rehabilitation and assistive technology services across all levels of care within health systems. The ReLAB-HS consortium comprises six international partners with expertise in health systems, implementation science, and delivery innovations.
The five-year program will work globally and initially concentrate on a number of low- and middle-income countries affected by conflict, with varying levels of rehabilitation needs and infrastructure. ReLAB-HS presents a genuine opportunity to provide real improvements in the quality of life, functionality and independence for many people through simple interventions at the primary care level, and the use of technology to bring rehabilitation further into community settings.
About Momentum Wheels for Humanity
Since 1996, Momentum Wheels for Humanity has increased access to mobility and improved quality of life for children, teens, and adults with physical disabilities in more than 50 low- and middle-income countries. We build and strengthen rehabilitation services within health systems through training and capacity building, policy and standards development, and supply and distribution of wheelchairs and other life-changing equipment. For more information, visit https://momentum4humanity.org/.
Expected Duties and Responsibilities
Reporting to Momentum’s Global Advisor on Assistive Technology, the Uganda AT Technical Coordinator will have the following technical advising and project management responsibilities:
Lead on the planning, design, implementation, supervision, expansion/development, and administration of Momentum’s AT activities in Uganda. Key AT activities will include:
Develop rehabilitation and AT service model and establish AT and rehabilitation referral mechanisms – Conduct roadshows for AT awareness raising and product familiarization – Conduct national procurement training using WHO/UNICEF procurement manual – Conduct AT service training
Ensure the technical integrity of all activities implemented by Momentum in Uganda.
Guide engagement with national stakeholders, including the MOH and other actors as it relates to assigned project activities
Support the development of the project work plan and contribute to the annual work planning process; flag any work plan modifications that may be required and participate in revisions
Coordinate with the AT focal points in other ReLAB-HS learning countries and extract lessons learned to inform Momentum’s programming in Uganda.
Compile MWH activity information for monthly, quarterly, and/or ad hoc donor and internal reports, ensuring that reporting is accurate and timely
Represent MWH as needed in relevant meetings and other strategic bilateral or multilateral coordination meetings
Attend or represent MWH as needed in meetings with government and other local stakeholders as needed
Participate in weekly ReLAB-HS country team meetings, working group meetings, and any other internal country meetings as recommended by country coordinator and/or country rehab and AT technical coordinator
Contribute to the creation of a positive image and overall credibility of MWH
Master’s degree in the rehabilitation field, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, orthopedic technologists, or master`s degree in health policy, global health, or health system and/or in relevant field of study
At least 5 years’ experience in physiotherapy or occupational therapy services within an international development context
Experience working with national governmental agencies, international NGOs, and multilateral organizations
Experience, general awareness and understanding of assistive devices and assistive technology
Demonstrated experience working on large institutional grants and complex programs
Familiarity with national health systems for rehabilitation services
Proven ability to develop and manage stakeholder relationships
Proven experience taking initiative in finding solutions to complex challenges
Excellent skills in evaluation, reporting, and coordination
Ability to work well independently and with a team
Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
Detail-oriented with good organization and prioritization skills
Excellent written and spoken fluency in English
How to apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume in English to email@example.com, rolling until filled. Please include “Application for Uganda AT Technical Coordinator: YOUR NAME” in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Due to volume of replies, please do not contact the office directly.
Momentum Wheels for Humanity is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. Momentum Wheels for Humanity encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, or veteran status. Persons with a disability who are equally qualified for the position will receive first review priority.