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Volunteer role: Obstetrician/Gynaecologist

Type of role:Healthcare
Location:Africa and Asia, Various Countries
Application Closing Date:25 Jan 2020
Interview date:n/a
Start date:n/a

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

To deliver our Maternal and Neonatal Health programs, we are seeking qualified Obstetrics/Gynaecology specialists with at least 3 years post qualification experience. You will work in a dual role delivering obstetrics services and building the capacity of resident health care professionals. You will work closely with resident medical officers, medical students and pre-medical personnel; support patient management and provide advice to hospital management on policy matters on standards of care and improvement of programmes. The emphasis of your position will depend on the key objectives of VSO's local partner.

Skills, qualifications and experience

You have a Medical Degree (MBBS or equivalent) and certification of specialty or post graduate training in Gynaecology and Obstetrics. You'll have a minimum of 3 years practical experience in Gynaecology and Obstetrics. Prior experience in clinical teaching and mentoring in the area of emergency obstetric care is desirable. VSO will assess all candidates against the following competencies, which make up VSO's volunteer competency framework. You're open minded and respectful. You're resilient and adapt well to new situations. You're able to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships. But most of all, as this is the vision of VSO, you're competent to seek and share knowledge.

Countries where VSO is currently running Health programmes with Obstetrics and Gynaecology positions are Uganda & Tanzania.

Please note that this is a generic advert. Please apply and when a specific position arises that matches your skills and availability, we'll contact you directly.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

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