Medical Officer (Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision),Malawi for 24 months This is an exciting opportunity to work with VSO and Population Services International (PSI) to improve the lives of people in Malawi.
VSO (www.vsointernational.org) is the world's leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. VSO's high-impact approach involves bringing people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action, and change lives to make the world a fairer place for all.
PSI is a global non-profit organisation dedicated to improving the health of people in the developing world by focusing on serious challenges like a lack of family planning, HIV/AIDS, maternal health, and the greatest threats to children under five, including malaria, diarrhea, pneumonia and malnutrition. PSI Malawi has been involved in HIV/AIDS prevention since 1994 and has an extensive experience in social marketing a range of health products including condoms country wide. PSI is based in Lilongwe.
What does the role involve?
You will assist in the provision of clinical leadership for the provision of high-quality Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) services through 5 mobile, outreach VMMC service provision teams.
To do this you will:
Provide high quality VMMC services including pre–operation counselling
Conduct clinical assessments, post–operation counselling and post–operation reviews in accordance with WHO guidelines and recommendations.
Support the VMMC Clinical Team Leader to manage and supervise a team of VMMC providers, in the performance of their role.
Mentor/coach the leadership and staff to ensure that VMMC service delivery operates smoothly.
Skills, qualifications and experience required
You’ll have a degree in clinical medicine and have a valid practicing licence. You will have at least one year’s surgical experience working in a busy hospital environment, preferably with experience of circumcision. You will have supervisory experience and a minimum of 3 years management experience. You’ll also be experienced in liaising and engaging with stakeholders at all levels and ideally you’ll have experience of financial management. You’ll be an excellent communicator and leader with the ability to work in a cross functional team. You’ll also need IT skills and the ability to handle and analyse data and process reports. A sense of adventure and flexibility are essential for this placement.
And the rest...
Malawi is known as 'the warm heart of Africa'. You’ll be based in Blantyre, the commercial capital of Malawi. Blantyre has a wide range of markets where you can buy fruit and vegetables as well as supermarkets where you can buy international food. Blantyre has a number of sports facilities and restaurants, a cinema and plenty of attractive areas for hiking.
This is a voluntary role. We’ll ask you to commit to 24 months to make a sustainable contribution to our development goals. In return, we’ll give you comprehensive financial, personal and professional support. We'll provide you with extensive training before your placement and our financial package includes a local salary, return flights, accommodation, and insurance. When you return to your home country, we'll support you to resettle.
Interested? To apply please go online to www.vso.org.uk/volunteer . Reference number - please quote in your application form: M0532/0004/0001