To both strengthen the newly accredited rural training site of Kafue District Hospital and support theoretical internal medicine teaching at Chainama College, SolidarMed offers an exciting opportunity for a medical practitioner with focus on general and internal medicine (as opposed to surgery and obstetrics) and an interest in capacity-building and teaching.
Key tasks and responsibilities will be:
• Practical training of students in the subject of General Internal Medicine (ca. 45 %); • Theoretical training of students at Chainama College in Lusaka in General Internal Medicine (ca. 45 %); • Clinical practitioner at Kafue Hospital (ca. 10 %) • Support Chainama College to strengthen the Medical Licentiates Program • Professional use of Project-Cycle-Management tools (planning, reporting etc.) • Contribution to the development of an operational research agenda
To best fit into our team with flat hierarchies, we are looking for a candidate with the following qualifications:
• Board certified, experienced physician in General or Internal Medicine • Diploma in Tropical Medicine, Public Health or HIV management would be an asset • Competence, experience and interest in teaching, supervision and interaction with students • Intercultural sensitivity, good communication skills and a high degree of social competence • Hands-on, pro-active personality, able to develop initiatives • Operational research interest and clinical experience in Africa would be assets • Fluency in English (good writing skills necessary)
Place of assignment: Kafue District Hospital, Zambia. The hospital is located 45 km outside of Lusaka, with 100 beds in a catchment area of 250’000.
We offer: A state of the art project with exciting implementation possibilities, an attractive benefit package according to Swiss standards, 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 (until end of 2015)
Starting date: As soon as possible.
Timelines for applications: Open until filled.
• Send your application, including CV with photo, three references with contact details and a short cover letter. • Please mention “ML Kafue” as reference in the subject-line of the email and on your application documents. • SolidarMed accepts online applications only; we kindly ask to not send duplicate hard-copies by post way. • Please note that SolidarMed will only contact shortlisted candidates. • As equal employer, SolidarMed encourages applications from women.