Family Doctor

Central Asia / Medical / Health / 12-23 months, 2+ years / Job ID: 306

This is a family-practice, ambulatory-care clinic established by expatriate and national doctors.

There is need for a family doctor to be involved in the outpatient clinic, supervising local doctors in treating patients, and lecturing in local medical schools, as well as doing community health education work. The applicant would be expected to learn a local language part-time, to become increasingly effective in their role.

The ideal applicant should have appropriate medical qualifications, and any specialty will be considered.

Counsellor

Central Asia / Medical / Health / 1-11 months, 12-23 months / Job ID: 377

A community centre, set up in 2003, provides a range of services to the community.

The job involves working closely with social workers, providing professional counselling to youth and young families, as well as helping to train lay counsellors. Responsibilities also involve assisting with the development of counselling materials for training.

The applicant should have relevant qualifications and experience, and an understanding of cultural, ethnic and social issues in the community. Christian counselling training would be preferable.

Medical professionals

Central Asia / Medical / Health / 1-11 months, 12-23 months / Job ID: 1236

The vision of this non-profit organisation is to create outstanding medical education programmes that will radically improve the quality of health care in the country. This is done through organizing master classes, lectures and hands-on training.

There is a need for medical specialists in different areas. The main role will be involvement in training and mentoring local professionals in local hospitals, clinics or medical universities. Besides medical training there are opportunities to teach medical English in local hospitals and clinics.

The organisation is looking for medical professionals with at least five years’ work experience and at least a Master’s degree.
Applicants should have the desire to pass on their knowledge and skills to local professionals. There is a need for: doctors, orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, pediatricians, and nurses (especially specializing in wound care).

Physio-/Occupational therapist

Central Asia / Medical / Health / 1-11 months, 12-23 months / Job ID: 1121

An NGO in a major Central Asian city is committed to helping disabled children, with a focus on children with autism.

A physiotherapist is wanted to design and run rehab programs for children with disabilities.

Applicant should have suitable qualifications, and some experience in physiotherapy / occupational therapy is desirable.

Medical Students

South Asia / Medical / Health / 1-11 months / Job ID: 721

This started as a community health and development project, expanded to include a hospital and now has training and research departments. Their wholistic health approach works for spiritual, physical, social and emotional transformation.

Duties would include participation (under staff supervision) in all the daily activities of ward rounds, outpatient clinics, surgery and emergency calls. Participants would develop skills in history-taking (through available translation), physical examination, appropriate lab & x-ray evaluation and differential diagnoses in a rural hospital context, as well as common procedures, and would assist in surgeries when possible. There would be opportunity to study the diseases and conditions encountered each day, especially those endemic to developing countries, and, most importantly, be a model of Christian compassion in attitudes and actions toward patients and staff.

Qualifying participants will be enrolled in the final year of an accredited medical school in their country of origin and have a personal commitment to Christ and a desire to be involved in advancing his kingdom.

Psycho-social Advisor

Central Asia / Medical / Health / 2+ years / Job ID: 1349

Our Mission is singular – we restore broken lives. We welcome the toughest of human conditions. We stay focused on the individual. And we do whatever it takes for as long as it takes to restore life in all its fullness.

We are looking for a passionate and qualified candidate to fulfill the position of Psycho-social Advisor. The successful candidate will provide support and advise counsellors and case managers and help strengthen the psycho-social programme. Knowledge of International Humanitarian Systems and of procedures and best practice in emergency operational management is needed.

Candidates should have at least 2 years’ experience in management of staff, and cross-cultural leadership and management experience in a conflict environment. A bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, counselling or other related fields will be needed.

Medical Students/Elective

South Asia / Medical / Health / 1-11 months, Elective / Job ID: 261

This is a 60-bed mission hospital whose purpose is to care for the physical and spiritual needs of the local population.

There are opportunities for medical students at the hospital, observing and participating in all functions of a physician, commensurate with abilities. Only senior medical students are accepted.

The qualified student would be under staff physician supervision, participating in all daily activities of ward rounds, outpatient clinics, surgery, and emergency calls. In this challenging environment, it is helpful to have a hardy personality and good sense of humor. An on-field commitment of at least one month is necessary. Medical students should be in their 4th year.

Counselor/Psychologist

Central Asia / Medical / Health / 2+ years / Job ID: 1473

The NGO was started in 1996 to address issues of under-employment among women. They started training women in agriculture and learned that many husbands were leaving for work in other countries but were being illegally trafficked. So they started education on immigration rights. According to the director, religious extremism is a growing issue, which they wish to address.

They are interested in a trained counselor or psychologist to work with women and young men who are the victims of trafficking, religious extremism, domestic violence and other issues.

They are looking for someone willing to make a long-term commitment as building relationships and understanding how people communicate takes a long time. A willingness to learn the language is essential, but you could also work through a translator. Proficiency in language to be able to work without a translator could take 5+ years.

General openings

South East Asia / Medical / Health / 2+ years / Job ID: 1361

This development-based Christian outreach ministry has a unique system in which established Referring Partners refer all of our patients. We are committed to working side by side with local healthcare workers, seeing every case as a teaching opportunity. Through this we hope to build their skills and instill in them a desire to train.

General openings

The person will be a committed Christian, willing to encourage and train local staff. All medical staff must have current licensure from their home countries. Experience in a hospital setting is preferred. Residency (post graduate) level training is required for Doctors.

Member Care worker

South East Asia / Medical / Health / 2+ years / Job ID: 1257

A Christian inter-agency international non-profit cooperative provides training, consultation, counselling, assessment, and opportunities for renewal for all expatriates living and working in this country. Our team consists of a variety of experienced and trained caring professionals.

We believe that people are complex and multi-faceted and as such we seek to provide holistic care. We provide training and resources to support the personal well-being of individuals, couples, families and organisations; we build and foster resiliency for those living internationally and provide support during times of crisis (counselling and de-briefing). Our services include cultural orientation, transition and debriefing, quiet days, marriage/family enrichment, counselling, prayer ministry, Spiritual Direction, workshops and assessments.

We are looking for a member care worker who has cross-cultural experience, preferably with an organisation; good interpersonal skills; experience in providing a range of pastoral care/mental health care services; ability to work and connect well with people from diverse backgrounds; and ability to work well in a team.