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PRP Systems Specialist

Requisition ID:  14411
Region:  Asia & Pacific
Contract type:  Open-ended contract
Reports to (role)


  • Physical Rehabilitation Programme Coordinator


The Physical Rehabilitation Programme Systems Specialist is a new role created as a result of the integration of MoveAbility and the Physical Rehabilitation Programme. The specialist will be responsible for integrating and mainstreaming into ICRC supported projects and contexts MoveAbility’s current systemic approaches to rehabilitation, best practices, standards and tools related to the provision of services to people with disabilities. As a member of the Physical Rehabilitation Programme, and the focal point for Systems and Best Practices, s/he will manage the strategic development and implementation of systemic approaches to rehabilitation, health provision and related services provided by the ICRC. The position reports directly to the head of PRP and works in close collaboration with the PRP HQ management team.

Physical Rehabilitation Programme System Specialist


  • Analysing, documenting, codifying and disseminating to PRP project staff and partners, best practices relating to the incorporation and adoption of systems-based approaches to physical rehabilitation and the provision of services to people with disabilities;
  • Conducting regular assessments of competencies, practices and knowledge in the field and at HQ;
  • Ensuring a transversal approach to rehabilitation is represented within all PRP and related Health programmes and other programmes such as Weapon and Contamination(WEC), Economic Security (EcoSec), Water and Habitation (WatHab) and Protection
  • Mobilising relevant stakeholders to implement systemic approaches and best practices in ICRC-supported projects in the field;
  • Assisting field staff in the introduction of systemic approaches and best practices to policy makers and implementing partners; so that the inclusion of people with disability ( PwD) into society becomes possible - the ultimate rehabilitation goal;
  • Ensuring and managing regular communications with the field and HQ, briefing and debriefing staff on the effectiveness of current systems and best practices;
  • Represent the ICRC in meetings with other institutions/organisations (WHO, Médecin sans Frontières, etc.) involved in developing systemic approaches to rehabilitation and technical development;
  • Contribute to the development of strategic rehabilitation orientations, policies and approaches.
Accountabilities & Functional responsibilities


  • Analyses and follows up all issues related to physical rehabilitation.
  • With particular emphasis on physical rehabilitation, contributes to mainstreaming disability inclusion in ICRC programmes and activities and national stakeholders actions.
  • Creates new opportunities for partnerships and funding of the PRP.
  • Advances the effectiveness of the PRP´s inclusion programme for People With Disabilities, resulting in increased social, professional and educational inclusion recognition of disabled populations.
  • Contributes to the Development of the PRP strategy, guidelines and standards. Together with the relevant Physical Rehabilitation Project Manager, sets the specific field/country objectives and strategies in relation to Disability Inclusion.
  • Provides technical advice to the Physical Rehabilitation Heads of Project and their national partners in aligning with legal obligations (national and international - UN Convention on the right of people with disability) and developing and implementing a national Disability Inclusion Strategy/policy in the country.
  • Represents PRP in ICRC working groups, with international agencies and at international conferences.
People management responsibilities



Scope & Impact


  • Scope: Global.
  • Contributes to the elaboration and implementation of the PRP HQ PfR.
  • Advises the Physical Rehabilitation Programme Coordinator (PRP) on the budget required to enhance the delivery of physical rehabilitation services by partners.


  • Internally: interacts with regional and national project staff and technical disability teams and with PRP HQ specialists.
  • Externally: interacts with all disability inclusion stakeholders (DPOs, RCRC Movement, partners, government and private institutions and embassies) as well as with the public and other organisations
Certifications / Education required


  • BSC degree or Master in Prosthetics/Orthotics or Physiotherapy.
  • Postgraduate Degree in Public Health or development are assets.
  • Public policy, communications or change management qualification an asset,
  • Fluent knowledge of English and French, other languages an asset.
Professional Experience required


  • Minimum 10 years professional experience in the field of Public Health, with minimum
  • 3 years managing global agendas.
  • Management experience within an international organisation, development agency, ministry of health or similar.
  • Proven ability to mentor and advise organisations (capacity building).
  • Knowledge of legal frameworks governing action in the field of health or disability inclusion (UNCRPD, etc.).
  • Proven expertise in programme management, public policy and/or capacity building
Additional information


  • Starting date: ASAP
  • Location: Bangkok (BAN)
  • Hardship : H0 : family posting and full amenities
  • Job level: C1 (C1)
  • Length of assignment: 12 Months
  • Type of position: Mobile
  • Application deadline: 27/01/2020
Typical Previous Career Roles


  • Physical Rehabilitation Project Manager 2/3/4
  • Physical Rehabilitation Training Coordinator
Typical Next Career Roles


  • Health Programme Coordinator
  • Health Head of Sector