• Amman, Jordan
  • Full-time
  • International Positions
  • cvt-75135

The Center for Victims of Torture is hiring a Physiotherapist/Trainer who will work as part of an interdisciplinary team to oversee physiotherapy interventions, including individual and group services with adults and children who are survivors of torture and war trauma. This position also provides supervision, coaching and training to a team of physiotherapists and ensures high quality interdisciplinary care through collaboration with counseling, social work and outreach staff. The Trainer provides education and support to help other organizations better meet the needs of torture and war trauma survivors. 

Organization: CVT is an international nonprofit dedicated to provide trauma rehabilitative services to survivors of gross human rights abuses and works toward a future in which gross human rights violations ceases to exist and its victims have hope for a new life. We are headquartered in Minnesota, USA with offices in Africa and the Middle East. We work locally, nationally and internationally through programs that provide trauma rehabilitative services, conduct technical assistance and capacity building to human rights activists, civil society organizations, and local service providers around the world who can prevent and treat gross human rights abuses, and advocate for human rights and an end to gross human rights violations.


  • Supervision: Hire, orient, coach, mentor and develop staff members through ongoing feedback, as well as formal performance management systems. Model assessment and treatment methods, lead case consultations, conduct observations and debriefings, and review documentation. Meet regularly with individual physiotherapists and as a team to determine area of further development, monitor progress, provide staff support and promote self-care.
  • Clinical Management: Assist in the day-to-day operations of the program to ensure program objectives are met and activities are implemented in a timely and professional manner.  Coordinate the physiotherapy team to optimize performance and autonomy. Promote collaboration between clinical and administrative teams to ensure high quality interdisciplinary care to clients. Ensure the quality of the physiotherapy team activities. Participate in the review and development of assessment documentation, treatment manuals and outcome measurement tools.
  • Training and Capacity Development: Design and carryout regular training programs for physiotherapists and the wider interdisciplinary team, including ongoing formal training and informal individualized training. Continually assess learning needs of physiotherapists, and adjust individual professional development plans. Adapt training style, content and frequency to meet individual and team needs.
  • Community Engagement: Carry out need assessments in local communities to determine appropriate physiotherapy interventions for people who have been tortured and/or traumatized by war and identify potential partners, target populations, appropriate program intervention models and program sites. Provide training and coordination with other organizations to better address the needs of torture and war survivors. In coordination with Social Workers, support clients to find appropriate medical care if needed for initiation or continuation of physiotherapy services.
  • Program Development, Reporting, and Evaluation: Participate in the design and implementation of new programs as well as program evaluation. Prepare and submit reports documenting clinical and training activities and progress achieved toward program objectives.  Provide input and feedback for grant reports and proposals.
  • Other Duties: Participate in other program and organization-wide activities, meetings and trainings. Complete administrative responsibilities. Perform other duties as assigned.


Required education, experience, certificates, licenses or registrations

  • B.S. degree from an accredited/approved school of physiotherapy/physical therapy.
  • Licensure or certification as a physiotherapist or physical therapist. (For Jordanian nationals, license from Ministry of Health is required.)
  • Extensive experience working as a physiotherapist with a strong orthopedic background and experience in trauma and/or managing clients with mental health conditions
  • Experience working with biopsychosocial approaches
  • Experience supervising physiotherapists.

Preferred education, experience, certificates, licenses or registrations

  • Master’s degree or higher degree in physiotherapy or physical therapy.
  • Work experience with survivors of torture

Competencies (knowledge, skills and abilities)

  • Fluency in English.  Fluency in Arabic preferred.
  • Cultural sensitivity awareness in working with diverse staff and client populations.
  • Understanding of and experience with implementing culturally appropriate physiotherapy interventions for people who have suffered torture and trauma. 
  • Understanding of and experience developing curriculum and providing training for physiotherapists using experiential learning approaches, and providing training on sensitization on the effects of trauma and war. 
  • International experience required.  Experience working in the Middle East preferred.
  • Skilled at carrying out needs assessment and program evaluations.
  • Demonstrated flexibility to adapt to changing program requirements, client needs and political climate.
  • Skilled at working as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels.
  • Ability to travel regularly by road to a location about an hour away from the office.
  • Interest in or commitment to human rights

To Apply:  By March 26, 2021, please submit your resume, cover letter and salary expectations via this posting on


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