Specialist Doctors / Practical & Theoretical Instructors for medical licentiates Volunteer Job

Various Locations, Zambia
Placements are typically 12 months - negotiable
Ministry of Health (Zambia)

About VSO
VSO is the world's leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Our high-impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.

Role overview
Despite the overall economic outlook of Zambia seeming to be improving, many Zambians are yet to share in the benefits. Its healthcare system still faces shortages of qualified personnel. So your role would be to help and build the capacity of medical licentiates (ML).
You'll provide clinical instruction to ML students during their practicum placements. You'll conduct demonstrations and deliver lectures. You'll advise on patient care management and general hospital management. You'll help build capacity of hospital staff and mentor less experienced clinical instructors.
Whether you are a highly experienced doctor specialist at the end of your professional career looking for an opportunity to share your wealth of knowledge to capacity build students in a developing country. Or you're at the beginning or in the middle of your professional career looking for an international experience in a developing country. As long as you're motivated to volunteer and meet the below requirements, we're interested to welcome you.

Skills, qualifications and experience required
You need to have completed a post-graduate specialist training / Masters Degree (MMed or equivalent) in one of the following specialties
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology
- Surgery
Furthermore, you must have the ability to provide guidance and advice to students, requiring sound managerial skills and knowledge in the area of GIM. It is also desirable that you have the capacity to act as a clinical mentor and are flexible to adapt to new environments, especially with resource poor setting.
You're available for 6 to 12 months.

Please note this is a speculative role as funding is in the final stage of approval. Once the funding is secured, you'll be invited to a specific volunteer job with a more accurate and detaild job description.

How to apply
If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description to read more details about the position and the skills and experience we’re looking for. To submit your application, click on 'Apply now' and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.

Application closing date
28 Jul 2014

Interview/Assessment date(s)
to be confirmed

Start date
February 2015 - negotiable

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