Edaga Arbi , Ethiopia

Neonatal Nurse Opportunity in Ethiopia

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Skills Needed

  • Leadership
  • Nursing

Estimated workload



Team Member (Typically 6+ months)

Language Proficiencies

You must be able to speak English.

When Can You Start?

You can start ASAP and stay for 6 months to 6 months



Living Stipend


Travel Stipend

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Project Details

Description and Impact

The objective of the placement is to transfer skill and knowledge particularly to paediatric and neonatal department staff and generally to overall hospital staff. The knowledge and skill acquired is expected to improve the quality of services and the competence of paediatric and neonatal department staffs. Furthermore, the volunteer is expected to strengthen VSO established The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in the hospital and play key role in strengthening system to enable the hospital and concerned department to provide quality care consistently.

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Key Performance Indicators 

  • Hospital staffs coached , mentored  and ensured that they improve in their skills and knowledge to give quality care
  • Patients benefited from  Improved quality of  care
  • NICUs/NBCs established/ Strengthened  and functioning
  • Improved quality of care provided to neonates  and paediatric age children
  • Objectives will be confirmed in a three way discussion between the volunteer, employer and VSO in the first three months of the placement.​


This is a sponsored position from our partner VSO International, subject to its own application and selection process.

Please click here for further details and instructions on how to apply, which may include additional application steps.

All questions related to this project should be directed to VSO International at enquiry@vsoint.org. Although MovingWorlds does not oversee the application and selection process for this project, we make sure that all projects shared on our platform meet our rigorous standards for ethical, skills-based volunteering.

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Other requirements

Professional skills/ competencies:

• Registered Neonatal nurse
• Experience as a neonatal/Paediatric Nurse in hospital setting at least for five years 
• Experience in mentoring/training of nurses, students at a paediatric department of any Hospital or a clinic 
• Experience of working in neonatal intensive care unit 

• Masters of Science in Nursing
• Additional specialization in areas like neonatal care
• Basic computer skill
• Experience in mentoring and teaching/bedside teaching

Competencies and Behaviour

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies: 

• Ability to be open minded and respectful
• Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
• Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
• Ability to seek and share knowledge 

We Provide These Local Benefits

Benefits Overview

  • Accommodations
  • Living Stipend
  • Travel Stipend
  • Learning Opportunity
  • Meal Stipend
  • Good For Groups
  • Good For Families


  • You should be willing to live in the same way as your local colleagues.
  • Accommodation is generally basic

Living Stipend

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

Travel Stipend

VSO covers all travel expenses. 

Learning Opportunity

From VSO you’ll get something few other volunteering organisations offer. An opportunity of using your skills and experience to have a long-lasting impact on peoples' lives.

You'll do something very different. You'll bring inspiration, energy and vital practical skills to help secure better healthcare, more valuable education and broader opportunities for poor people in Africa and Asia.

Food Stipend

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

Additional Benefits

Your health

  • We provide comprehensive medical insurance and support for all volunteers.
  • Each country office has an appointed medical adviser
  • You'll also get a list of recommended doctors, clinics, dentists and pharmacies. 
  • The VSO country office provides emergency contacts and medical emergency procedures 24/7
  • The VSO country office is always there to help with major personal, medical or security problems. 
  • Minimum of 3 weeks annual leave

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