Occupational Therapist

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Occupational Therapist

You have a taste for challenges, a real interest to development and a deep sensitivity towards vulnerable people in general and disabled in particular, so this recruitment notice concerns you!

Handicap International Federation, which runs programmes under its operational name "HUMANITY & INCLUSION" intervenes in the following areas in Rwanda since 1994:

  • Health, prevention, and rehabilitation
  • Socio-economic inclusion, education, and citizen participation
  • Prevention and protection against gender, age, and disability-based violence

In order to strengthen its capacity, HI recruits for its “Innovative and localized response to the humanitarian needs of vulnerable refugees and host communities in Rwanda’’ 4 Occupational Therapist (OTs) in the context of a salaried position.


Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager the Occupational Therapist is expected to meet the following tasks:

  • Assess the functional capacities of the beneficiaries and identify their needs for rehabilitation and specific items (20%)
  • Provide safe and appropriate Occupation therapy interventions (30%)
  • Refer beneficiary to other services in coordination with the project manager as needed (20%)
  • Report data on activities, follow-up on individual cases and organize the daily and weekly activities (20%)
  • Participate in the analysis and reporting of global issues experienced by the persons of concern with specific needs and persons with mental health and psychosocial issues with a focus on rehabilitation issues (10%)

She/he will act in collaboration with the existing project staff team, He/she will be based in Nyabiheke or Mahama camp with regular field visits in Kigali.





Qualification(s) :


  • Degree in occupational therapy from a recognized University

Demonstrated move towards professional development by a number of other courses taken in the field of expertise

Experience (type and length of experience) :

  • Minimum 1 year of experience in performing similar task through internships/clinical placements or other voluntary engagements linked Occupation therapy services
  • Good experience working with most vulnerable groups such as: persons with disabilities, elderly people and persons with mental health issues

Competencies (knowledge, skills required for the job, (see skills repository) :

  • Ability to work in an multidisciplinary team
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and apply  clinical tools 
  • Knowledge of users cantered approach
  • Good capacity to organize and conduct training and community awareness raising campaigns
  • Knowledge of community-based rehabilitation approach
  • Ability to work with partners
  • Knowledge of referral mechanism
  • Ability to develop information materials

Capacity to document the project achievements, lessons learned and ability to write good project reports

Personal qualities :


Good communication skills

Flexible, ability to work under pressure, teamwork spirit

Adaptable in various situations

Positive personality

  • Good teamwork spirit and persuasive skills

For further information about the job, please read the full Job Profile



The application package must include a resume (CV), a covering letter with 3 professional references (contacts) and copies of diploma(s) or other related copies to be addressed to the HI Country Director, no later than 26th May 2019 at the address below:

  • Or by e-mail: recrutement@rwanda.hi.org with the subject: OT DGD-2019-05

N.B:     In respect of the current law, persons with disabilities will be given a priority if they prove professional skills as equally as other candidates in tests and interviews.


Done at Kigali, 13th May 2019


Jean-François MICHEL

Country Director