TA Technical Coordinator in Uganda – Uganda

Position Summary

Momentum Wheels for Humanity is seeking a TA Technical Coordinator in Uganda to support the USAID-funded project, Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems (ReLAB-HS). This person will provide technical and advisory support to the ReLAB-HS Uganda country office to implement Momentum’s assistive technology activities. The main functions of the TA Focal Point include supporting the technical staff of the country team, 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; resettlement allowances will not be paid.

About ReLAB-HS

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 meet the growing needs rehabilitation. within populations. It aims to co-design and implement innovative, comprehensive and cost-effective interventions that strengthen health systems for the delivery of rehabilitation services, including assistive technology. ReLAB-HS will focus on the integration of rehabilitation and assistive technology services at all levels of care within health systems. The ReLAB-HS consortium includes six international partners with expertise in health systems, implementation science and delivery innovations.

The five-year program will operate globally and will initially focus on a number of conflict-affected low- and middle-income countries with varying levels of rehabilitation and infrastructure needs. ReLAB-HS presents a real opportunity to bring about real improvements in the quality of life, functionality and independence of many people through simple interventions at the primary care level and the use of technology to bring further rehabilitation in community settings.

About Momentum Wheels for Humanity

Since 1996, Momentum Wheels for Humanity has increased access to mobility and improved the quality of life for children, adolescents 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 the provision and distribution of wheelchairs and other life-changing amenities. For more information, visit https://momentum4humanity.org/.

Expected tasks and responsibilities

Reporting to the Momentum Global Assistive Technology Advisor, the Uganda Technical Coordinator AT will have the following technical advisory and project management responsibilities:

  • Lead the planning, design, implementation, supervision, expansion/development and administration of Momentum TA activities in Uganda. The main TA activities will include:
      • Develop a model of rehabilitation and AT services and establish referral mechanisms for AT and rehabilitation – Organize outreach tours for AT awareness and product familiarization – Organize national procurement training using the WHO/UNICEF supply manual – Organizing training on AT services
  • Ensure the technical integrity of all activities implemented by Momentum in Uganda.
  • Guide engagement with national stakeholders including the Ministry of Health and other actors with regards to assigned project activities
  • Support the development of the project work plan and contribute to the annual work planning process; report any modifications to the work plan that may be necessary and participate in revisions
  • Coordinate with TA focal points in other ReLAB-HS learning countries and extract lessons learned to inform Momentum programming in Uganda.
  • Compile information on MWH activities for monthly, quarterly and/or ad hoc donor and internal reports, ensuring reports are accurate and timely
  • Represent MWH as required in relevant meetings and other bilateral or multilateral strategic coordination meetings
  • Assist or represent MWH as required in meetings with government and other local stakeholders as required
  • Participate in weekly ReLAB-HS national team meetings, working group meetings and any other internal national meetings recommended by the national coordinator and/or the national technical coordinator of rehabilitation and TA
  • Contribute to the creation of a positive image and overall credibility of MWH

Minimum qualifications

  • Master’s degree in rehabilitation field, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, orthopedic technologists, or master’s degree in health policy, global health or health system and/or relevant field of study
  • At least 5 years of experience in physiotherapy or occupational therapy services in an international development setting
  • Experience working with national government agencies, international NGOs and multilateral organizations
  • Experience, general knowledge and understanding of assistive devices and technologies
  • Demonstrated experience working on large institutional grants and complex programs
  • Knowledge of national health systems for rehabilitation services
  • Proven ability to develop and manage stakeholder relationships
  • Proven track record of taking initiative in finding solutions to complex challenges
  • Excellent assessment, reporting and coordination skills
  • Ability to work well independently and in a team
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail oriented with good organizational and prioritization skills
  • Excellent written and spoken command of English

How to register

Please submit a cover letter and resume in English to [email protected], until filled. Please include “Application for TA Technical Coordinator in Uganda: YOUR NAME” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Due to the volume of responses, 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 disabilities who are also qualified for the position will receive first priority for review.

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