Obstetrician

Asia, Medical / Health, 1-11 months, 12-23 months, 2+ years / Job ID: 300

This rural 150-bed hospital does nearly 4000 deliveries each year. The hospital has an active community health program and there are opportunities to be involved in research as well as clinical obstetrics. It is an integrated rural health and development program with extensive community work and there are strong links between the community antenatal clinics and the hospital.

An obstetrician is urgently needed for the hospital after the departure of a long-term senior obstetrician. The post includes a significant training component as national junior doctors are part of the team and come expecting postgraduate training. The hospital is nationally known for its training of nurse-midwives and community midwives as well as doctors. The existing obstetric team is about 50 per cent national and 50 per cent international doctors.

A capacity-building attitude will be a daily necessity (sometimes it is easier to do it yourself than teach someone else) but the hospital is in a unique position for holistic ministry at a number of levels.

Therapist (Physio/Occupation.)

Asia, Medical / Health, 1-11 months, 12-23 months, 2+ years, Consultant, Elective / Job ID: 1463

This is a development project situated in a rural area. It has a training school for midwives nurses and community workers a community development work a research hub an English-speaking school up to age 16 and a 150-bed hospital (with obstetric gynaecology surgical medical and paediatric departments). There is also a Rehab department for children where mainly children with cerebral palsy are seen but also other children with disabilities. There is a clubfoot program and assistive devices are produced on location.

The project is seeking a physiotherapist or occupational therapist who can support the rehab team with training and with the management of patients with needs outside of the normal problems.

Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist. Some clinical experience is preferred

Medical Students

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.

Nurse Educator

Asia, Medical / Health, 2+ years / Job ID: 1713

This is a French NGO with more than 50 local staff and 15 expatriate experts which seeks to implement projects in order to meet the real needs of people and communities who are considered development partners rather than beneficiaries. In collaboration with local authorities the NGO is involved in the areas of support for medical services integrated rural development and inclusion of people with disabilities.

The post holder will supervise mentor and train local staff in project activities and ensure the quality of the activities implemented on technical medical and pedagogical levels. They will ensure that project activities are carried out according to commitments made to donors authorities and beneficiaries and facilitate collaboration with local authorities at provincial and district levels. They will participate in administration and in the financial and operational management of the project and maintain good relations with the financial partners of the project by contributing to activity and financial reports in due time. They will help to plan and design future projects in the country and contribute to the functioning of the NGO through exchanges with other projects and sharing of expertise.

The post holder will be willing to serve the poorest a remote province and a situation of relative isolation. At least 3 years professional experience is needed along with a minimum of 3 years initial training in a medical field. Teaching experience in a nursing school would be a plus.

Project Manager

Asia, Medical / Health, 2+ years / Job ID: 1712

This is a French NGO with more than 50 local staff and 15 expatriate experts which seeks to implement projects in order to meet the real needs of people and communities who are considered development partners rather than beneficiaries. In collaboration with local authorities the NGO is involved in the areas of support for medical services integrated rural development and inclusion of people with disabilities.

The post holder will ensure the coordination of the project the follow-up of the budget and the achievement of objectives set out in the contracts with the partners. They will train local team members to organize and to implement project activities and manage the teams coordination. They will maintain good relations with the projects financial partners by producing timely reports. They will maintain relations with local authorities at provincial and district level and will help to train partners in the holistic care of people with disabilities. They will work with families and communities to promote their inclusion as beneficiaries. They will participate in the reflection on the first phase of the project and contribute to the implementation of subsequent phases.

The post holder will have a basic training in project and team management along with a minimum of 3 years experience. They will have good report writing and budget monitoring skills. Work experience in the disability field will be an advantage. They will be willing to serve the poorest in a remote province.

Occupational Therapist

Asia, Medical / Health, 2+ years / Job ID: 1711

This is a French NGO with more than 50 local staff and 15 expatriate experts which seeks to implement projects in order to meet the real needs of people and communities who are considered development partners rather than beneficiaries. In collaboration with local authorities the NGO is involved in the areas of support for medical services integrated rural development and inclusion of people with disabilities.

The post holder will help implement a project that aims to strengthen the capacities of local entities (a government association for people with disabilities communities medical services) for the identification and service of people with disabilities and to create a service centre that will offer occupational therapy services over the long term. They will manage a local team for the implementation of the project and maintain close links with the projects governmental and non-governmental partners for concerted and effective action. They will train the team in project management monitoring and evaluation reporting and if necessary in some other area of their expertise relevant to the project such as physical therapy occupational therapy or social work.

The post holder will be trained in occupational therapy physiotherapy or social work and have a minimum of 3 years experience in project and team management. They will be able to share knowledge in a simple and educational way have report writing and budget monitoring skills and will be willing to serve the poorest in a remote province.

Clinical Counsellor

Asia, Medical / Health, 12-23 months, 2+ years / Job ID: 1191

We are a Christian inter-agency international non-profit cooperative that 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 aim for ethical spiritual and moral responsibility based on Biblical principles and founded in prayer.

The post-holder will provide professional clinical counselling for individuals couples families and groups assessing each client to identify mental well-being concerns and emotional distress and offering an appropriate therapeutic approach. They will ensure adherence to a professional ethical framework such as BACP. They will assist with preparation for and involvement with the centres training seminars as required. They will meet regularly with other colleagues for peer support and review and at least once a month with an external supervisor. They will assist with financial administration by communicating clearly with clients regarding appointments and by working with the office manager regarding payments for service provision. They will maintain accurate client records and document the therapeutic approaches provided and progress made ensuring the appropriate security of client notes.

Applicants should have cross-cultural experience preferably with an organisation good interpersonal skills with people from diverse backgrounds and an acceptance of the spiritual and cultural diversity they bring to an international team experience in providing a range of pastoral and mental health care services and a willingness to develop and provide training on relevant topics. They must hold a recognised professional clinical counselling qualification and have two or more years post-qualifying clinical practice. They need exemplary interpersonal and communication skills including written and verbal communication skills in English. The ability to speak another language such as Korean Khmer Chinese French or Spanish will be advantageous as will experience of living and working in the country of service. The ability to provide clinical supervision and mentoring will be helpful.

Pastoral Counsellor

Asia, Medical / Health, 12-23 months, 2+ years / Job ID: 1257

We are a Christian inter-agency international non-profit cooperative that 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.

The post-holder will provide professional pastoral counselling for individuals couples families and groups assessing each client to identify spiritual and mental well-being concerns and emotional distress and offering an appropriate spiritual and therapeutic approach. They will assist with preparation for and involvement with the centres training seminars as required.They will assist with financial administration by communicating clearly with clients regarding appointments and by working with the office manager regarding payments for service provision. They will maintain accurate client records and document the therapeutic approaches provided and progress made ensuring the appropriate security of client notes.

You will have two or more years experience in pastoral counselling ideally with a recognised certification or degree in counselling and have experience in providing effective spiritual and therapeutic approaches with individuals couples families and in group settings. You will have exemplary interpersonal and communication skills including written and verbal communication skills in English. The ability to speak another language such as Korean Khmer Chinese French or Spanish will be advantageous as will experience of living and working cross-culturally.

Medical Services (all types)

Asia, Medical / Health, 1-11 months, 12-23 months, 2+ years / Job ID: 1367

This charitable organisation works primarily in healthcare but also in other areas for the development of society. It exists to promote the health and welfare of the local people. It aims to maintain the quality of life and the environment through healthcare and educational activities.

There are opportunities to become part of an NGO that provides among other things medical support care and life skills training at a male drug rehabilitation centre and medical support at a care centre for disabled children. Addicts and prostitutes who have come to know Jesus need psychological support counselling and medical advice. Although medical educational and project management skills are particularly useful the heart and passion of any potential partner is key.

Applicants should have a heart to bless the people of this region and a willingness to serve Father in unexpected ways. Although some medical and counselling skills are required a heart to serve with God for building His Kingdom is definitely needed. Good relationship skills are essential.

Internal Medicine doctors

Asia, Medical / Health, 1-11 months, 12-23 months, 2+ years / Job ID: 709

Started as a community health and development project this organisation expanded to include a 150-bed hospital and now has training and research departments. A holistic health approach seeks spiritual physical social and emotional transformation.

The hospital has a busy inpatient and outpatient Medicine department with outpatient visits and inpatient admissions. Patients are usually seen first by medical assistants and then by trainee doctors who consult senior doctors when needed. They are looking for an experienced senior doctor for long term or a mature trainee for shorter periods to provide patient care and support the national staff ensuring quality service for the rural poor. A long-term doctor would help give clinical leadership to a team of 1 senior and 4-5 junior national doctors.

Doctors are needed who are prepared to meet clinical need as it arises as well as to contribute to training in particular. Those with research interests will find opportunity to work on existing projects.