Rehabilitation Specialist

Closing date

“Outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live in dignity”

Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation with no religious or political affiliations operating in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

Since the organisation was first founded in 1982, we have set up development programmes in more than 60 countries and responded to many emergencies. Today we have a budget of around 150 million euros, with 3500 employees worldwide.

HI is engaged in an employment policy in favour of disabled workers.

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Today, Libya is a complex environment in which vulnerability emerges in "pockets", depending on the condition of each person and family, their geographical and socio-economic situation and other, more cultural factors. Many actors are making tangible efforts to include the most vulnerable and isolated persons and families, but these efforts should be more concerted and stronger links could be established with Libyan institutions. For the most part, positive outcomes for better inclusiveness are deeply depending on each actor’s willingness and commitment.

HI is currently implementing several programmes in Tripoli, Misrata and Benghazi, supporting vulnerable persons and their families such as people with disabilities (including people living with mental health problems), people with chronic diseases, older persons, displaced persons and families, migrants and refugees. Activities include provision of comprehensive rehabilitation services including physical therapy and psychosocial support, provision of assistive & mobility devices as per needed; capacity building, technical support and donations of assistive devices and/or materials and equipment to health partners; training on inclusion principles to other humanitarian actors and health workers;

Since early 2019 HI is implementing a three-year project entitled ‘Action for Mental Health Assistance in Libya’ (AMAL) as part of wider initiatives to improve the access and quality of health care services in Libya. Implemented in partnership with the Libyan Ministry of Health and a Tunisian NGO, the overall objective of the project is to allow the most vulnerable people in Libya from host communities, those internally displaced and returnees and migrants, suffering from mental health disorders/psychosocial disabilities to regain or to preserve good mental health by accessing quality interventions at community level, primary health care level, and secondary and tertiary level. From July 2020, HI also started a one-year project in partnership with UNDP, which aims to enhance the development of a culture of peace, cooperation and responsibility - with a focus on youth (male and female) - through improved provision of MHPSS services at community level. This project will strongly rely on Libyan Civil Society Organisations.

HI is also involved in Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) activities, HI supports the Libyan Mine Action Centre (LibMAC), UNMAS and other ministries in developing a victim assistance strategy and action plan. Given the recent events and increase in EO related accidents, HI is also reinitiating its EORE activities in greater Tripoli in 2021.

Finally, HI is getting engaged in Inclusive Humanitarian Action (IHA), through a modest but essential small scale projet. IHA is a transversal approach by essence, concerning all sectors of humanitarian intervention and which deepens protection mainstreaming efforts

The post holder will be expected to travel between the coordination office in Tunis and operational bases in Tripoli, Misrata and Benghazi.


Under the responsibility of the Country Manager and in collaboration with the Operations Manager and HQ Rehabilitation Technical Referent, the Rehabilitation Technical Specialist:

  • is responsible for the technical support and regular follow-up of the rehabilitation activities (direct service provision as well as health system strengthening activities);

  • oversees the development and adaptation of technical material aiming to build the capacity of the National Physiotherapists (PTs) through face to face or remote trainings and coaching;

  • supports the mission to develop its strategy within Libya especially regarding the rehabilitation and related protection sectors of intervention.

1. Expertise

-You contribute to the regional strategies in line with the global strategies

-You provide sectorial technical input to the StratOps of the Programmes within your scope and in your sector, in line with the global StraTech and ensure relevant follow up

-You ensure technical support to projects in line with the global technical frameworks and standards

-You provide adequate technical guidance and support to Project Managers when relevant (adapt standards to PM’s tools, contribute to proposal writing and reporting) in line with strategies, standards and mandatory transversal approaches

-You ensure adequate support to multi-sector responses within projects, in line with the other specialists

-You ensure a local sectorial watch, best practices to adopt

-You contribute to recruitment and briefing when relevant

-You ensure technical learning from projects

-You contribute to projects’ capitalization and ensure technical learning from projects

-You ensure the control & monitoring of the technical quality and the relevance of HI’s activities in the Programmes

-You ensure regular technical quality control of projects and programmes and issue warnings and recommendations

-You monitor the implementation of audit recommendations, if applicable

-You ensure compliance of the technical proposition with nexus stakes

-You contribute to the development of research and innovation projects in the region when relevant

-You suggest and steer technical innovation projects

-You identify the priorities of Research and Studies and steer R&S

-You contribute to the Technical Divisions professional channel animation

-You contribute to the global animation of the professional channels under his sectorial scope coming from the Technical Divisions (community of practice…)

-You animate a local talent pool in his sectorial scope (carry out technical interviews of candidates and produce recommendations, identify needs regarding trainings)

2. Influence

-You contribute to the local external prestige and influence of HI’s expertise in his sectorial scope

-You represent the technical expertise of HI throughout the local relevant networks

-You contribute to advocacy on specific themes in line with the global advocacy priorities

-You contribute to communication messages locally in line with the global communication priorities

3. Business development

-You ensure the development of major opportunities or new projects in the region

-You contribute to the context analysis

-You contribute to the design and writing of new projects in the region and when asked in other countries within the Geographic Division

-You identify & transform major opportunities in the region

-You contribute to the conception of major projects (multiple countries, one theme) or of new projects in the region

-You identify & develop local partnerships and/or consortium with NGOs, Institutions, Companies on technical priorities or important topics in the region


· You hold a degree in Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy with a Master degree in Rehabilitation or Public Health

· You have at least 4 years of experience in the field of health and rehabilitation

· You have experience of training and technical supervision in NGOs in protracted crisis or development context

· You show excellent networking capacities and communication skills

· You demonstrate strong interpersonal and intercultural skills

· You are able to work in a tensed and volatile context with strict security measures

· You are fluent in English


At HI, the conditions offered are up to your commitment and adapted to the context of your mission.

· 1 year International contract starting from as soon as possible

· The international contract provides social cover adapted to your situation:**

o Unemployment insurance benefits for EU nationals**

o Pension scheme adapted to the situation of our employees: If you already have a personal pension scheme HI will contribute at the same level of your personal monthly contribution with a maximum of 272.53€/month ; If you do not have a personal pension scheme, we will open a private pension account with your contribution of 272.53€/month and a contribution of HI of the same amount**

o Medical coverage with 50% of employee contribution **

o Repatriation insurance paid by HI**

· Salary from 2757 € gross/month upon experience

· Perdiem: 13,30 € net/day in Tunisia - paid in the field

22,72 € net/day in Libya – paid in the fiel

· Hardship: 500 € net/month paid with your salary (when employee is actually present at least 16 calendar days per month in Libya)

· Paid leaves: 25 days per year;

· R&R: 1 day per month in Tunisia and 1 day for 8 days spent inside Libya

· Unaccompanied position: Payment for travel costs (air ticket & visa) and transport of your personal effects

· Housing: Collective taken in charge by HI**

If you are resident in the country: local package

How to apply

Only online by joining a CV and cover letter via the following link:

Applications will be processed on an ongoing basis, don’t wait for applying !

Only successful candidates will be contacted.