NGO Jobs – Physiotherapist at African Centre for Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (ACTV)

Job Title:    Physiotherapist
Organisation: African Centre for Treatment and
Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (ACTV)
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda
Reports to: Branch Manager ACTV
The African Centre for
Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (ACTV) is a Non- Governmental organisation
in Uganda since 1993 whose mandate is to provide physical and psychological
treatment and rehabilitation including legal advice to survivors of torture as
well as to advocate against torture.
Job Summary: The Physiotherapist
will support the Branch Officer through the provision of ensure appropriate
physiotherapy services to the survivors of torture at the ACTV-Gulu medical
centre and through outreaches.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Conduct
    comprehensive assessment and diagnosis of torture survivors with a wide
    variety of physical and emotional needs.
  • Aid
    the formulation and delivery of quality physiotherapy treatment to torture
  • Measure
    and prescribe appropriate orthopedic appliances for torture survivors.
  • Responsible
    for the provision of Rehabilitative counseling to torture survivors
  • Ensure
    the appropriate equipping of the centre with essential physiotherapy
    equipment and materials. This will also involve managing and maintaining
    the equipment and materials.
  • Work
    closely with any other professionals (psychologists, social workers) in
    the development of peer-to-peer support groups.
  • Ensure
    timely referral of torture survivors for special investigations and
  • Participate
    in advocacy initiatives against torture
  • The
    incumbent will participate and contribute to proposal writing and other
    ACTV Fundraising Initiatives
  • Ensure
    the production of reports and that any lessons learnt can be documented
    both for internal use and for possible publication
  • Perform
    any other duties as assigned.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate should preferably hold a Diploma in Physiotherapy from an
    accredited institution or school of physiotherapy
  • At
    least three years’ experience preferably in a non-governmental
  • Possession
    of a current practicing certificate from Allied Health Professionals.
  • Ability
    to think creatively and solve challenges
  • The
    incumbent must possess excellent networking and liaison skills
  • Possession
    of basic IT skills
  • Excellent
    organisational skills
  • Ability
    to work independently
  • Ability
    to work collaboratively within multidisciplinary team
  • Ability
    to work under difficult circumstances
  • Excellent
    writing and representational skills
  • Personal
    organizational skills and ability to multi-task on a constant basis,
    Ability to work under pressure meeting deadlines in a fast paced fluid
    environment, Creative and flexible with good problem solving skills,
    Dynamic, proactive self-starter able to work independently and Effective
    cross-cultural communication skills
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested
candidates should send their applications including detailed curriculum vita, three
(3) professional referees and their contact addresses, as well as certified
copies of academic certificates and any other relevant documents. The complete
documents should be sent to:
The Chief Executive Officer,
African Centre for Treatment
and Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (ACTV)
Plot No.113, Owen Road,
Off Tufnell Drive – Kamwokya
P.O. Box 6108, Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: Friday, 31st July, 2015
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