Karuna Foundation Nepal (KFN) is a Nepali Non-Governmental Organization which aims to prevent avoidable disabilities among children and improve quality of lives of children and adults with disabilities, developing evidence based scalable community models.

It has been working in disability prevention and community based rehabilitation in Nepal since 2007.


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Position: Officer-Community Based Rehabilitation, Physiotherapist
Number of Positions: 1
Duty Station: Morang
Contract Type: Fixed term contract with three months of probation period

Program Background:

Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Program is a community-based model of inclusive development implemented in direct partnership with the provincial government of Province No.1 and local governments. The goal of the program is to prevent avoidable disabilities and improve quality of life of children and adults with disabilities and their families through community-based rehabilitation. It works to strengthen community support systems for the achievement of these goals.

Required qualifications and experiences:

Education and experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation Science/Occupational Therapy with at least 2 years of experience in program focusing on Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) and disability management.

Skills and Abilities

  • Good knowledge about disability, CBR and inclusive community development
  • Counseling skills
  • Ability to lead and work independently
  • Knowledge and basic know-how for communication with persons with disability & their families 
  • Advanced computer skills specifically in Microsoft Office Package - Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access
  • Good communication skills in both Nepali and English
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Applicants with two-wheeler driving license will be preferred

Key responsibilities:

 Leadership and Management

  • Lead and manage implementation of CBR works in the district
  • Provide technical support to all CBR facilitators of Palikas and other team members of KFN
  • Build capacity of CBR-facilitators through short-term training on CBR management and on-site training in collaboration with Training and Leadership Development Section


  • Prepare periodic work plan at district level and share with supervisor
  • Ensure rehabilitation goal and plan has been developed for all the identified persons with disabilities.


  • Assessment of children and adults with disability using various assessment tools and provide supervisory support in collecting and compiling data related to CBR
  • Visit households of the children and adults with disabilities and provide critical feedback regarding the effectiveness of CBR program to district team.
  • Facilitate in managing assistive device and medical treatment of children and adults with disabilities
  • Update assessment tools as and when needed
  • Ensure that necessary intervention is provided to children and adults with disabilities
  • Facilitate to develop and conduct awareness and advocacy strategy in relation to the rights of children and adults with disabilities in the district

Monitoring and Supervision 

  • Supervise the works of CBRF in the Palikas
  • Monitor and supervise the profiles of persons with disabilities maintained by CBRFs
  • Monitor and document the changes in Quality of Life (QoL) children/persons with disabilities

Coordination and Communication

  • Coordinate with concerned organizations for treatment, assistive devices and other interventions for rehabilitation of persons with disabilities.
  • Make necessary coordination and networking with concerned stakeholders at district and Palika level
  • Organize regular meeting with the CBRFs and stakeholders and share progress, challenges, learning a way forward

Reporting and Documentation

  • Record and maintain documentation of all CBR works 
  • Ensure timely submission of plan and report to the Monitoring and Evaluation Section
  • Ensure all CBR related forms and formats are up date and in adequate supply
Applying Procedure

Interested candidates are requested to submit their applications with Cover Letter and updated Curriculum Vitae with at least two references (including previous employer) by 8th January, 2022 at [email protected]. Please mention the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email and your expected basic salary, joining date and your vehicle license no. in your cover letter. 

Karuna Foundation Nepal is an equal opportunity employer. Women, persons with disabilities and persons from disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further process. Karuna Foundation Nepal reserves all the rights to reject any or all applications without assigning any reasons. Telephone enquiries will not be entertained.

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