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Volunteer role: Obstetrician/Gynaecologist


Type of role:Healthcare
Location:Kigoma, Tanzania
Partner organisation:Regional Health Management Team-Kigoma
Application Closing Date:29 Sep 2017
Interview date:will be confirmed
Start date:30/11/2017

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

The Volunteer will take the lead in the design of specialist Obstetrician/Gynaecological medical services at Kigoma Maweni Regional Referral hospital. The role involves strengthening of services at district/local level health facilities. Improving services and patient management, ensuring a link and good communication between Obstetrics and Gynaecology department and the new-born department and Improving infection control in the wards.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Qualified medical professional (MD specialized in
Obstetrics/Gynaecology) with 5 years experience in the field.

All volunteers have an allowance paid in local currency. The allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to send money home.

Due to nature of funding for this program and the objectives we seek to achieve (South to South Volunteering), only volunteers from Lower Middle Income countries will be considered.

VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.

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

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