June 14, 2024

Consultancy Services for Training on functional independence measure, medical record and coaching, following up with intervention outcomes

CONSULTANCY SERVICES

TRAINING ON FUNCTIONAL INDEPENDENCE MEASURE, MEDICAL RECORD AND COACHING,

FOLLOWING UP WITH INTERVENTION OUTCOMES

1. BACKGROUND

The International Center (formerly known as Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation -VVAF) is a humanitarian organization that has addressed the consequences of war through advocacy and service programs in Vietnam for the last three decades. As a cofounder of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, IC-VVAF was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997. Now the International Center (IC) focuses on disability support, landmine removal, and mental health programs.

Under the financial support of United States Agency for International Development (USAID), IC is implementing a Disability Inclusion Project IIb for Binh Dinh and Kon Tum provinces as a sub-implementing partner for this project. IC is responsible for implementing the Objective One of the project which is to expand the rehabilitation services to contribute to the Goal “which is to improve the quality of life of persons with disabilities in provinces heavily sprayed with Agent Orange, namely Binh Dinh and Kon Tum”.

Three expected results include:

  1. Ensured accessibility and quality of multi-disciplinary rehabilitation services
  2. Improved rehabilitation system for the provinces
  3. Improved Governance of rehabilitation service system

In order to achieve the expected result (i), IC is seeking qualified consultant services to design, prepare, and conduct two three-day training courses for doctors and technicians in Binh Dinh and Kon Tum provinces. The training focuses on the use and application of the Functional Independence Measure (FIM/WEEFIM) to assess the performance in essential daily functional skills of adults and children, re-instructions and reinforcements on developing measurable intervention objectives, and plans to track the adequate therapies for people with disabilities as prescribed by the doctors as well as complete the medical records as required.

2.      JOB DESCRIPTION OF THE POSITION

The consultant(s) will work directly with Project Officers and other Project staff to ensure the quality of the deliverables. Key activities are listed in the following detailed activities:

  • Review and revise the screening and assessment tools to be used for rehabilitation services provision with a multi-disciplinary (MDT) approach in Binh Dinh and Kon Tum provinces.
  • Design, prepare and conduct two three-day training courses for doctors and technicians in Binh Dinh and Kon Tum provinces. The training focuses on the use and application of the Functional Independence Measure to assess the performance in essential daily functional skills of adults and children, re-instructions, and reinforcements on developing measurable intervention objectives, and plans to track the adequate therapies for people with disabilities as prescribed by the doctors.
  • Coach and follow up with the rehabilitation intervention outcomes with doctors and technicians in Binh Dinh and Kon Tum provinces. The task is to provide on job instructions for the doctors on the assessment of the results after therapeutic intervention for people with disabilities and advice on the adjustment of the intervention objectives if needed.
  • Provide technical and procedural support for doctors/ technicians during the delivery of multidisciplinary rehabilitation services for people with disabilities at health facilities, as well as hands-on coaching for these teams in Binh Dinh and Kon Tum.

3.      EXPECTED DELIVERABLES AND TIMELINES:

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Tasks

Deliverables

Timeline

1.       

Review and revise the screening and assessment tools with inputs and comments from other experts. 

The screening and assessment tools are available

 February, 2024

2.       

Develop training materials including training agenda, hand-outs, presentation and pre-post tests

 

A training agenda (with a practice section on FIM and WEFIM)

Handouts

Presentation

Pre and Post Test

February, 2024

3.       

Conduct two three-day training courses for doctors and technicians in Binh Dinh and Kon Tum provinces.

Training notes (if needed).

Training report (three days after training finishes).

 

February, 2024

4.       

Conduct coaching and following up plans with doctors and technicians during assessment and intervention phrases in Binh Dinh and Kon Tum provinces

Records of coaching and following up plan with doctors and technicians in forms of notes or meeting minutes.

March – Dec, 2024

5.       

Provide technical and procedural support for doctors/ technicians during the delivery of multidisciplinary rehabilitation services for people with disabilities at health facilities

A report with summaries of technical support information, general evaluation and suggestion/ recommendation for next steps.

April – Dec, 2024

4.      TRAVEL AND FINANCES

Travel costs will be provided or reimbursed to the consultant, and per-diem allowances will be provided or reimbursed to the consultant for days travelled.

5.      SUPERVISION AND PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

The consultant will work under the direct supervision and evaluation of the Project Officer of IC.

6.      SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications and Experience Required:

  • A degree in Rehabilitation is essential.
  • Secured license in FIM (national & international)

At least 5 years of experience in Rehabilitation service and at least 2 years of experience in applying FIM in need assessment for rehabilitation services

  • Experiences in conducting training
  • Experience in working with diverse stakeholders is an asset.

Competencies:

  • Teamwork, professionalism, flexibility and an understanding of working with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Having dedication and ability to learn, to work independently and in groups, high sense of responsibility. 
  • Willing to accept high frequency of business travel in project provinces in Vietnam.

Terms and Conditions

  • Payments will be set and made based on the actual number of days spent on each agreed task and pay will be done every month based on the monthly timesheet with deliverables within agreed timeframes.
  • Travel costs will be provided or reimbursed to the consultant, and per-diem allowances will be provided or reimbursed to the consultant for days traveled.

7.      APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Individual(s)/firms interested in this mission are invited to submit your applications, either by email (to icvietnam@theintlcenter.org ) or by post (to The International Center, R.103, B3 Building, Van Phuc Diplomatic Compound, 298 Kim Ma, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam).

Please state “Application for the ………….” in the subject line or on the envelope. The shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications should include:

  • Expression of Interest (including workplan and estimated budget);
  • CVs demonstrating relevant capacity and experience

Deadline for submission: 12 January 2024.

For further information, please contact: Ms. Hua Thi Thu Len – Receptionist Tel: (84-24) 3733 9444, ext.: 9. Email: icvietnam@theintlcenter.org 

   Job Details  
Organisation:
IC-VVAF
Application deadline:
2024-01-12
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