Volunteer role: Radiologist
Type of role: Healthcare
Areas of focus: Health
Location: Mtwara, Tanzania
Partner organisation: Mtwara Regional Health Management Team
Application Closing Date: 31 May 2017
Interview date: to be confirmed
Start date: 01/08/2017
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.
The volunteer will work in the Accelerated Care and Treatment for Mothers and Newborn (ACT) project which aims to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality in Lindi and Mtwara regions of Tanzania. The volunteer will work in close collaboration with the regional health management team (RHMT), Council heath Management Team (CHMT) and hospital management teams to train coach and mentor midwives and assistant medical officers working at the Reproductive and child health clinics on use of the portable ultrasound (Vscan). The volunteer will be responsible for on the job training, coaching and mentoring of the midwives in 7 district hospitals in Lindi and Mtwara region.
Skills, qualifications and experience
Qualified medical professional, specialized in radiology.
At least 3 years experience in the field.
Facilitation and training skills
Interest in learning Swahili
Allowance and accommodation
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.
VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.
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