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Technical Advisor to Chainama College of Health Sciences in Lusaka Zambia
Job Type: full-time permanent position
Posting Date: 17 Feb 14
Closing Date: 19 Mar 14
Lusaka, Zambia: Technical Advisor to Chainama College of Health Sciences
SolidarMed is an established yet innovative Swiss NGO focusing on health in Africa. The aim of our work is to improve health in rural areas of the poorest countries in Africa. As a response to the shortage of doctors in rural areas of Zambia, since 2009, SolidarMed has been supporting the Zambian national training programme for Associate Clinicians, which in Zambia are called "Medical Licentiates (MLs)". Within this programme, Chainama College of Health Sciences (CCHS) in Lusaka is SolidarMed's main partner. The College offers post-graduate training for Clinical Officers who are awarded a Bachelor's degree (BSc Medical Licentiate). Training cycles are divided into theoretical components taught at CCHS, and into clinical attachments (e.g. in medicine, surgery, and obstetrics) at accredited training sites.
SolidarMed offers an exciting opportunity to work closely with CCHS in Lusaka, Zambia. For this key position we are looking for an experienced professional with strong management skills, and an academic background in medical sciences and/or public health.
Key tasks and responsibilities will be:
• Support CCHS in successfully carrying out and developing further the ML training programme.
• Offer assistance in the process of CCHS becoming a degree-awarding University College.
• Contribute to the institutional development of the ML Department and strengthen its academic, managerial, operational and strategic capacities.
• Depending on background, contribute to theoretical training of students at CCHS in Lusaka.
• Contribute to the development and implementation of an operational research agenda for the SolidarMed Zambia programme.
• Regular use of project cycle management tools (planning, reporting etc.)
To best fit into our team, we are looking for a candidate with the following qualifications:
• Strong management, organisational, and capacity building skills and experience
• Preferably medical background. Training at postgraduate level in International Public Health would be an asset.
• Experience of working in Africa
• Experience of working in a public and/or academic service institution, interest in teaching and interacting with students
• Operational research interest and experience
• Intercultural sensitivity, good communication and networking skills
• Hands-on, pro-active personality, able to develop initiatives
• Fluency in English (good writing skills necessary)
Place of assignment: Chainama College of Health Sciences, Lusaka, Zambia. Frequent travel within Zambia.
We offer: A state of the art project with exciting implementation possibilities, an attractive Swiss-standard benefit package, free housing, professional development opportunities and stimulating linkages with national and international competence networks. Family posting possible.
Employment: 100% (full-time).
Contract duration: Three years
Starting date: 01.09.2014, with a certain flexibility
Timelines for applications: Open until filled
Further information: contact Anna Häggblom at Solidarmed
• Send your application including CV with photo, three references with contact details and a short cover letter.
• Please mention "TA ML" as reference in the subject-line of the email and on your application documents.
• We would be grateful if you could let us know where you saw this position advertised.
• SolidarMed accepts online applications only; we kindly ask you to not send duplicate hardcopies by post.
• Due to the volume of applications received, SolidarMed will only contact shortlisted candidates.
• SolidarMed is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications by women.
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