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Physiotherapist – The Center for Victims of Torture (CVT) Vacancy Announcement

Physiotherapist – The Center for Victims of Torture (CVT) Vacancy Announcement, August 17 2023




Organization: The Center for Victims of Torture (CVT)

Position: Physiotherapist

Location: Gambella, Nguenyyiel camp and surrounding areas


Deadline: August 26, 2023




Job Description

The Center for Victims of Torture works toward a future in which torture ceases to exist and its victims have hope for a new life. We are an international nonprofit dedicated to heal survivors of torture and war trauma. We provide direct care for those who have been tortured, train partners around the world who can prevent and treat torture and war trauma, research and advocate for human rights and end the practice of torture. We are headquartered in Minnesota, USA with offices in Africa and the Middle East.

 This is a full-time position based in Nguenyyiel camp and surrounding areas, Gambella, Ethiopia. Travel to additional CVT field centers as necessary. The position holders will report to the Physiotherapist/Trainers clinically, and to the Zonal Manager administratively.

 Physiotherapist will have the following major duties and responsibilities among others:

 Essential functions include but are not limited to:

  • Attend, participate in, and utilize material covered in intensive initial and ongoing trainings.
  • Provide Trauma Informed physiotherapy services to Refugees, IDPs and host communities.
  • Provide assessment, individual and group physiotherapy sessions as assigned by the Physiotherapist/Trainer
  • Complete quarterly reports, progress notes, and treatment plans on time.
  • Sensitize, solve problems, dialogue and mediate with the wider population about issues of war, torture, trauma and SGBV.
  • Expected to become proficient with CVT’s data collection tools, conduct and submit assessments and reports on time and accurate manner.
  • Work closely with the database staff to ensure quality reporting.
  • Act as cultural and linguistic interpreter, providing interpretation between clients and other CVT staff members and assist with translating written material when needed.
  • Take responsibility for maintaining professional development by keeping up to date with evidence-based practice for managing CVT clients.
  • Assist in the daily clinical operations to ensure clients are given appointments in a timely manner, group work activities and room designation is scheduled and coordinated fairly, equipment is shared and organized appropriately and follow other CVT client procedures.
  • Assist in designing, planning, implementing and facilitating of external trainings for numerous target groups.
  •  Ensure the cleanliness of treatment spaces and equipment used with clients as well as maintain a clean, professional appearance.
  • Develop new and strengthen existing referral systems with other organizations in Nguenyyiel Gambella and liaise with other stakeholders and partner organizations as deemed necessary.
  • Engage in quality self-care through supervision, debriefings, and other shared sessions.
  • Maintain up- to- date clinical records and statistical data and ensure that all required documentation is completed and stored in a timely and professional manner.
  • Ensure that all work with clients observes CVT’s confidentiality policies and that ethical practices are observed at all times and are in accordance with the World Physiotherapy standards.
  • Ensure the cleanliness of treatment spaces and equipment used with clients as well as maintain a clean, professional appearance.
  • Attend all regularly scheduled trainings and meetings necessary for professional development and team coordination and upon request.
  • Assist with any other related activities as deemed necessary by the Physiotherapist/Trainer.
  • This profile can be modified to adapt it to the project context in light of the project needs

General conditions

  • Maintain neutrality regarding any sensitive issues such as religion, ethnicity, disability, minority or political affiliation.
  • Strong commitment to serve beneficiaries of CVT’s project regardless their religion, gender, minority affiliation or ethnic/political background.
  • Is strictly committed to respect CVT’s confidentiality policy and refrain from using any information that s/he will know about a client outside of CVT.
  • Will not approach (potential) beneficiaries for their involvement in non-CVT activities without prior approval of CVT supervisor.
  • Keep absolute confidentiality on all information managed. Obligated to report any information to the supervisor when the security of CVT staff and/or of CVT beneficiary might become an issue.
  • This job profile can be adapted and changed according to the evolution of CVT activities.
  • CVT has a zero tolerance to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse of beneficiaries. Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) is everyone’s responsibility and all staff are required to adhere to the Code of Conduct, that enshrines principles of PSEA, always (both during work hours and outside work hours).

Terms of Employment: Initial contract from September 2023 through August 31, 2024 depending on funding availability and with a possibility of continuation thereafter also depending on the funding availability.

Number of Individuals Required: Four (4)




Job Requirements



  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy
  • Must have one-year experience in similar settings in an international NGO (working with children experience desirable).
  • Must be fluent in English, Amharic,Nuer and Anyuak written and spoken.
  • Strong administrative skills & very good level of self-organization
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including empathic listening.
  • Ability to communicate in a highly professional manner with clients, community members, colleagues, and professional partners
  • Able to work independently, self-motivated, ability to meet deadlines, problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Able to maintain confidentiality
  • Good team player: able to take direction and work collaboratively with others
  • Result oriented, flexible and able to adapt to change
  • Ability to promote the values of equality, non-discrimination, and human rights for all Computer skills highly desirable
  • Has current practice license by Ethiopian physiotherapist association

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should email their CV with application letter, articulating motivations, qualifications, and experiences that are relevant to the post, prepared in English, to [email protected] before August 26, 2023 before @5:00 pm, with the subject title “Physiotherapist Position Application [Your Name]”. Application E-mails with all attachments including all your credentials in your CV in a PDF or Word Document Should be submitted.  Include the names and contact information of three work related references, including your current immediate supervisor and possibly HR persons. Submitting false information will result in your application being disqualified.

Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for written exam and interview.

Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply







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