15 Jul 2015


Handicap International, Lao PDR – Posted by LAO JOBS VACANCYVientiane, Vientiane Prefecture, Laos

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Job Description

Vacancy Announcement|
Pediatric therapists:
Consultancy on speech therapy, occupational therapy or physical therapy
Name of Project: Early Childhood Development
Organization: Handicap International
Duration of Assignment: Part-time for 3 to 6 months
Location of the Consultancy: Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR
Application Dead Line : 31 July 2015
Expected Start Date: September 2015 onwards


Handicap International and the children’s hospital in Vientiane are implementing a project together called ‘Enhanced hospital based screening and early intervention for children with disabilities’. The project aims to detect a range of impairment for children under 5, with the goal of providing their families some support whether it be in the form of medical intervention, rehabilitation plans or social support to help the child live well in the community. In Laos, there is an absence of pediatric therapists in the area of speech therapy, occupational therapy and physical therapy. And so, we seek pediatric therapists in these areas to build the capacity of children hospital staff running a child development clinic (CDC). The CDC includes a doctor, nurse, physiotherapist and social worker.

Objectives of the Consultancy

We seek pediatric therapists (speech, OT, or PT) who will gradually and solidly build the capacity of the CDC staff in early childhood development of children with disabilities. Consultant needs to have a strong desire to teach others, be patient with learning process of staff and observant on how to adapt work/teaching to Lao culture/reality.

Desired Outputs of the consultancy

  • Introductory training for hospital staff (2-4 days) on area of expertise)
  • 2-3 basic IEC materials (e.g. posters, leaflets, educational video, etc) for parents/families to supplement what team already has. Details of these IEC materials will be discussed with consultant at the beginning of consultancy.
  • Weekly and monthly report on observation of CDC staff performance and areas of support to provide
  • End of consultancy report with recommendations for future training/support needed by HI team.

For detail of TOR you can find at http://directoryofngos.org/

Application Process

Consultant Qualifications

The qualified candidate will be a speech therapist, occupational therapist or physical therapist with experience in child development and pediatrics. The consultant will be available to support this project over the course of a few months.

How to Apply

Submission of Applications Applicants should submit the following to Handicap International
  • CV of the Consultant
  • Budget and details of availability
Submissions can be accepted by email or hand delivery to the listed addresses: By Email, please submit to: Mark Morrison Coordinator of Operations Handicap International, Lao PDR mark@handicap-international-laos.org By Mail or Hand Delivery, please submit to: Handicap International Lao PDR 51/1 Hong Kae Road Ban Sisangvone Vientiane, Lao PDR Handicap International is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people living with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Categories: NURSE. Job Types: Part-Time.

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