Active in Southeast Asia since 1998 and with 4 projects currently underway involving more than 50 local staff and 16 expatriate experts, this NGO seeks to implement projects as close to the field as possible, in order to meet the real needs of people and communities who are considered development partners rather than beneficiaries. In collaboration with local authorities, it is involved in the areas of support for medical services and integrated rural development.
You will be required to be involved in the implementation of a project that aims to strengthen the capacities of local actors (government association for people with disabilities, communities, medical services) for the identification and service of people with disabilities and to create a service centre that will offer occupational therapy services over the long term. The project will also have a vocational training component and a community training component in which it will be important for you to be involved to ensure a good coherence of the project and a holistic consideration of the situation of beneficiaries/partners.
You must be willing to serve the poorest in a remote province, for a minimum period of 3 years; be able to create and maintain relationships, to work in a team and lead working groups, and to share knowledge in a simple and educational way; be curious and have an open mind to seek innovative solutions in a context where few actions are taken to restore dignity to the most vulnerable. You should be able to write reports and monitor a budget, and have at least 3 years of professional experience in occupational therapy, ideally with people with disabilities.
*Australian citizens and/or residents only