04 April 2019

Position: Physiotherapist
Level: B3
Duration of Contract: One year fixed term contract (with the possibility of renewal)
Location: Iraq – Baghdad Sub-Delegation
Deadline for applications: 11 May 2019


The Physiotherapist 3 is a member of the Physical Rehabilitation Project (PRP) team who follows physiotherapy
and interdisciplinary team issues related to the provision of physical rehabilitation services (prosthetics,
orthotics, physiotherapy, wheelchairs and other mobility aids) in Baghdad Sub-delegation area of responsibility
(AoR) in line with set objectives, strategic direction of PRP in Iraq and priorities of the sub-delegation.

The position aims to:

 Improve the outcome of physiotherapy departments in ICRC supported Physical Rehabilitation Centres.
 Support the PT Institute and the PT college management according to ICRC PRP and national education
 Follow up and support wheelchair service provision, club foot services and Hambisela/cerebral palsy programme
implemented in Baghdad MRCs.
 Bring physiotherapy expertise to the reflection of the PRP and ICRC to help in finding solutions that could
generate sustainable quality improvements in PRC's nationwide.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

The incumbent will undertake the following responsibilities under the direct supervision of the ICRC Head of
Sub-Delegation and PRP Manager:

Core Responsibilities
 Develop, implement and supervise relevant PRP activities according to PfR objectives
 Advocate for a patient oriented approach by listening to service users and encourage a respectful, punctual,
polite and professional attitude.
 Maintain and develop good working relationships with the various PRC's and stake holders at national
and local level.
 Participate in all necessary internal or external meetings to facilitate the exchange of information and to
favour an integrated approach.
 Complete needs assessments with ICRC team members and interlocutors to develop trainings and interventions,
with accurate follow-up and written reporting.
 Improve the quality of physiotherapy treatment and treatment protocols in ICRC supported PRC's and
encourage commitment to evidence based practice.
 Participate in the promotion of an interdisciplinary team approach, especially (but not only) for initial patient
assessment and prescription, by involving PO, PT, doctors, the patient and their family and social
worker (where available).

Physiotherapy Training and Education
 In collaboration with the PO Physical Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy Higher Committees, the ICRC PRP,
educational institutions, other international humanitarian organisations and PRC staff, develop training
programmes to support Physiotherapists working within ICRC supported physical rehabilitation centres
and at educational institutions in Iraq.
 Ensure implementation and follow up of the training programmes, and regular feedback to the stakeholders
and ICRC PRP team.
 Support the PRP Manager and Educational Institutions in working towards international recognition of the

Specific PRP Programs
 Responsible for the success of the wheelchair (WC) service provision, Hambisela/CP and clubfoot programmes
implemented in collaboration with MoH centers.
 Contribute actively to short, medium and long term planning to ensure sustainability of and eventual handover
of the programmes to the MoH.
 Oversee donation of WCs to and supervise activities of WC service workshops in supported centers within
 In conjunction with MoH responsible, support organisation and execution of training events for new and old
WC Technicians in supported centers.
 Supervise and support MoH-led Hambisela training for care-givers and Physiotherapists in supported centers
as required.
 Supervise and assist in providing clubfoot services in supported centers as necessary.

Minimum Required Knowledge & Experience:

 Bachelor's degree in physiotherapy with a valid licence/authorization to practise in Iraq. Additional relevant
degrees (e.g. public health, hospital acute techniques) are an asset
 Minimum 3 year of postgraduate experience and up-to-date knowledge
 Fluency speaking and writing in Arabic
 Good command of English language for official communication including reporting.
 Very good computer user skills
 Previous experience in leadership/managerial position is an asset;
 Experience with the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and/or in multicultural environments
or low-resource settings are strong assets.

Desirable qualifications:

 Prec Discreet, ability to work under pressure and to take initiative
 Respect for patients ,their families and other working staff
 Clear technique and ability to deliver training

Key Competencies:

 Collaboration skills.
 Rigorous and trustful.
 Ethical conduct.
 Analytical capacity.
 People management

ICRC Remuneration and Social Benefits: We offer:

 A monthly salary with benefits including (13th salary, medical coverage, training opportunities and social security
 The opportunity to practice your profession in an international, humanitarian and multicultural environment
 Support you through ongoing learning and development opportunities
The successful candidate will submit to a three month probation period.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should forward the following to

 Updated Curriculum Vitae
 A cover letter stating why you think you have the necessary skills and qualifications for the position
 Graduation Certificate

Please indicate the title of the position in the subject of your email. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted,
and engagement is needed immediately. Valid residency and work permit in Iraq is required.
ICRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and recruits on the basis of professional attributes only. Candidates
new to the ICRC, and Women are highly encouraged to apply.

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whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal
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