Myanmar Assistive Technology (AT) Technical Advisor

  • Contract
  • Myanmar
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

Momentum Wheels for Humanity

Position Summary

Momentum Wheels for Humanity seeks an AT Technical Advisor Consultant to support the USAID – funded project, Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems (ReLAB-HS).This individual will provide technical and advisory support to the ReLAB-HS Myanmar (Burma) country office to implement Momentum’s assistive technology activities. Primary functions of the AT Technical Advisor include supporting the country team’s technical staff, relevant consultants, and key stakeholders in the planning, design, implementation, supervision, expansion/development, and administration of journey mapping and market research, roadshows for AT awareness raising, and other technical activities. Only candidates with work authorization in Myanmar (Burma) will be considered; relocation benefits will not be provided.

About ReLAB-HS

Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems (ReLAB-HS) is a global project that will support the development of health systems that are responsive to the growing needs for rehabilitation within populations. It seeks to co-design and implement innovative, comprehensive, cost-effective interventions that strengthen health systems for provision of rehabilitation, including assistive technology. ReLAB-HS will focus on integrating rehabilitation and assistive technology services across all levels of care within health systems. The ReLAB-HS consortium comprises six international partners with expertise in health systems, implementation science, and delivery innovations.

The five-year program will work globally and initially concentrate on a number of low- and middle-income countries affected by conflict, with varying levels of rehabilitation needs and infrastructure. ReLAB-HS presents a genuine opportunity to provide real improvements in the quality of life, functionality and independence for many people through simple interventions at the primary care level, and the use of technology to bring rehabilitation further into community settings.

About Momentum Wheels for Humanity

Since 1996, Momentum Wheels for Humanity has increased access to mobility and improved quality of life for children, teens, and adults with physical disabilities in more than 50 low- and middle-income countries. We build and strengthen rehabilitation services within health systems through training and capacity building, policy and standards development, and supply and distribution of wheelchairs and other life-changing equipment. For more information, visit

Expected Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to Momentum’s Global Advisor on Assistive Technology and ReLAB-HS Myanmar Country Coordinator, the AT Technical Advisor will have the following technical advising and project management responsibilities:

  • Lead on the planning, design, implementation, supervision, expansion/development, and administration of Momentum’s AT activities in the network of care in Kayin. Key AT activities will include:
    • Conduct the journey map and market research for selective assistive products.
      • Develop rehabilitation and AT service model and establish AT and rehabilitation referral mechanisms
      • Conduct AT service training
  • Ensure the technical integrity of all rehabilitation and AT project activities implemented by Momentum in Kayin & Yangon
  • Guide engagement with national stakeholders, including the MOH and other actors as it relates to assigned project activities
  • Conduct monthly in person visits to program implementation site in Kayin and collaborate with the Inclusion Officer in Kayin
  • Support the development of the project work plan and contribute to the annual work planning process; flag any work plan modifications that may be required and participate in revisions
  • Coordinate with the AT Focal Points in other ReLAB-HS learning countries and extract lessons learned to inform Momentum’s programming in Kayin
  • Compile monthly, quarterly, and/or ad hoc donor and internal reports, ensuring that reporting is accurate and timely
  • Represent MWH as needed in relevant meetings and other strategic bilateral or multilateral coordination meetings
  • Attend or represent MWH as needed in meetings with government and other local stakeholders as needed
  • Participate in weekly ReLAB-HS country team meetings and any other internal country meetings as recommended by country coordinator and/or country Rehabilitation Officer
  • Contribute to the creation of a positive image and overall credibility of MWH

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in the rehabilitation field, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, or master`s degree in health policy, global health, or health system and/or in relevant field of study
  • At least 5 years’ experience in physiotherapy, occupational therapy, or prosthetics and orthotics services within an international development context
  • Experience working with national governmental agencies, international NGOs, and multilateral organizations
  • Experience, general awareness and understanding of assistive devices and assistive technology
  • Demonstrated experience working on large institutional grants and complex programs
  • Familiarity with national health systems for rehabilitation services
  • Proven ability to develop and manage stakeholder relationships
  • Proven experience taking initiative in finding solutions to complex challenges
  • Excellent skills in evaluation, reporting, and coordination
  • Ability to work well independently and with a team
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Detail-oriented with good organization and prioritization skills
  • Excellent written and spoken fluency in Burmese and English
  • Written and spoken fluency in Kayin language is an asset

How to apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume in English to [email protected], rolling until filled. Please include “Application for Myanmar (Burma) AT Technical Advisor: YOUR NAME” in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Due to volume of replies, please do not contact the office directly.

Momentum Wheels for Humanity is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. Momentum Wheels for Humanity encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, or veteran status. Persons with a disability who are equally qualified for the position will receive first review priority.

Closing date: 10/31/2022