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General Internist for the training of Medical Licentiates, SolidarMed, Zambia

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The ML-Programme at Chainama College in Lusaka offers post-graduate training for qualified Clinical Officers. In different decentralised training hospitals, trainees receive in-depth specialist instruction in the areas of Internal Medicine, Paediatrics, Gynaecology/Obstetrics and Surgery. Graduates of this programme should be able to offer first-line medical care, including diagnosis and treatment, as well as be able to manage district health centres/hospitals. SolidarMed requires a General Internist with didactical competencies. S/he will be responsible for mentoring, supervision and practical training in the areas of General Internal Medicine.

JobTitleGeneral Internist for the training of Medical Licentiates
CompanySolidarMed, Luzern, Switzerland
Company Profile

SolidarMed emphasises sustainability in its work and therefore intentionally refrains from building its own institutions. The goal is improve the performance of the local partners such that they can offer the best possible primary care at the smallest possible financial expense.

SolidarMed is an association under Swiss law with about 500 members. SolidarMed bears the ZEWO sign. ZEWO bestows this seal of approval on non-profit institutions in Switzerland which adhere to strict policies concerning accounting, disinterestedness, and transparency.

Categoryeducation & training | health | humanitarian | health | doctors | nurses | HIV | family planning
RegionSouthern Africa | Zambia
Contractfull-time
Duration36 months
Salary2000-3500 USD per month
Job Description

SolidarMed is an established yet innovative Swiss NGO focusing on health in Africa. The aim of our work is to ensure that the Right to Health can be exercised by everyone, including those in the poorest countries in Africa, and that health becomes an effective, sustainable factor of development.

Since January 2009, SolidarMed has been involved in the training of “Medical Licentiates” (MLs) in Zambia. This programme is a response to the shortage of medical personnel - esp. Doctors - in rural hospitals.

The ML-Programme at Chainama College in Lusaka offers post-graduate training for qualified Clinical Officers. In different decentralised training hospitals, trainees receive in-depth specialist instruction in the areas of Internal Medicine, Paediatrics, Gynaecology/Obstetrics and Surgery. Graduates of this programme should be able to offer first-line medical care, including diagnosis and treatment, as well as be able to manage district health centres/hospitals.

SolidarMed requires a General Internist with didactical competencies. S/he will be responsible for mentoring, supervision and practical training in the areas of General Internal Medicine.

Key tasks and responsibilities of the SolidarMed Consultant in General Internal Medicine for the training of Medical Licentiates in Zambia:

-Practical training of students in the subject of General Internal Medicine (60 %);
-Theoretical training of students at Chainama College in Lusaka in General Internal Medicine (25 %);
-Clinical practitioner in Kafue Hospital (15 %)
-Support Chainama College with regard to strengthening the Medical Licentiates Programme;
-Ensure the professional use of Project-Cycle-Management tools as well as timely reporting to SolidarMed
-Ensure that programme activities take place according to the yearly plan

To best fit into our team, we are looking for a candidate with the following qualifications:
-Board certified, experienced physician in General Internal Medicine;
-Didactical competence and practical teaching experience;
-Sound experience in mentoring and supervision of medical students;
-Intercultural sensitivity and communication skills, a high degree of social competence;
-Degree in Public Health would be an asset;
-Scientific interest and interest in operational research;
-Ability to proactively develop initiatives;
-Strong communication and professional writing skills;
-Willingness to travel and open and flexible personality.

Language skills:
-Fluency in English (written and spoken)
-German language skills would be an asset

Place of assignment
The place of assignment is Kafue District Hospital, Zambia. Kafue Hospital is a small hospital with 100 beds in a District with a population of 250’000. The hospital is located 45 km outside of Lusaka.

Employment
100% (full-time)

SolidarMed offers
A state of the art project, an attractive benefit package, professional development opportunities and stimulating linkages with National and International competence networks
Family posting possible.

Duration
Three years

Starting date
01.01.2013 or as per agreement

Deadline for applications
Open until filled

Further information
Contact Anna Häggblom: a.haggblom@solidarmed.ch

To apply


-Email your application and include:
-CV with photo (incl. details for three references with contact details)
-Covering letter/letter of motivation
-SolidarMed is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted after the closing date. We kindly ask you not to send duplicate copies of your resume.

Education (min)Professional/Trade Certificate
Language (min)English
Language (extra)German
Advert Datestarted on 08 Nov 2012 | ending on 08 Dec 2012