Uganda , Uganda

Pediatrician - Experteering Opportunity

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Skills Needed

  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Medical Professionals
  • Medical Support

Estimated workload

Full-time

Role

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 23¾ months

Benefits

Meals

Living Stipend

Accommodation

Travel Stipend

In Partnership With

vsologo

Project Details


Description and Impact

Role overview

You'll be based in general hospitals or local health clinics where you’ll share your skills and knowledge particularly with pediatric department colleagues, but also other medical staff. 

You'll play an important role in improving the quality of healthcare services and the competence of the medical professionals working with children and newborns. You’ll gain experience of how systems function in low resource settings and of treating different diseases.

The specific emphasis of your position will depend on the objectives of the local partner. However, your main responsibilities are likely to include: performing medical examinations, prescribing medicine, treatment procedures and techniques, performing neonatal and pediatric morbidity and mortality audits, making referrals to specialist pediatric units, mentoring and training medical professionals working with children and newborns, supporting patient management and sharing good practice.

Deliverables

Key Performance Indicators 

  • Number of new NICUs established and offering quality neonatal care
  • Quality newborn care offered by the existing NICUs.
  • Availability of SOPs in the NICUs posted on the walls as references for Nurses and doctors in the NICU
  • Number of Perinatal review meeting conducted and perinatal death audit reports submitted to relevant authorities.
  • Number of the Nurses, doctors (MD), Assistant Medical Officers, Clinical and Assistant Clinical Officers trained on newborn care.
  • Availability of neonatal death data in the hospitals reporting systems.
  • These KPI’s can be subject to change if deemed necessary by manager or employee, always in collaboration.

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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

Skills, qualifications and experience

  • A medical degree (MBBS or equivalent) 
  • A minimum of three year’s specialist experience and training in pediatrics within a hospital setting. In the UK you need to have completed ST5 prior to departure for most roles, however doctors at ST3 and ST4 level might be accepted for some placements. Prior experience in clinical teaching and mentoring in the area of paediatric care is desirable. 


As well as having a relevant professional background, you need some key personal attributes to be able to cope with the unique challenges of volunteering overseas. For example, we’ll assess your flexibility and adaptability because you’ll need to mold how you approach things to the context in which you’re working. You’ll need a positive commitment to get you through the challenging times as well as high levels of sensitivity and patience to learn about the culture you’re living in.

We Provide These Local Benefits


Benefits Overview

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

Accommodation

Accommodation

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

 

Living Stipend

Allowance

As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full time basis. VSO will cover your travel, vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to send money home. You will also receive some financial support to contribute to your on-going expenses at home.

Travel Stipend

VSO will cover 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

Allowance

As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full time basis. VSO will cover your travel, vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to send money home. You will also receive some financial support to contribute to your on-going expenses at home.

Additional Benefits

What we offer

  • Training and support
  • A basic living allowance
  • Accommodation
  • Minimum of 3 weeks annual leave
  • Medical cover

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