On behalf of the German Doctors, the Association for Development Aid (AGEH) is looking for a doctor (m/f) for the Serabu Community Hospital in the District BO, Sierra Leone at the earliest possible opportunity for a three-year assignment.
Doctor for the Serabu Community Hospital, Sierra Leone
The Serabu Community Hospital was founded in 1954 by Irish nuns and was known across the district for its qualified work. Completely destroyed in the civil war, it was rebuilt between 2006 and 2008 with the help of the EU and opened in 2009.
The Ebola epidemic has largely destroyed progress made in the country. Many health workers have died and there is a lack of well-trained health workers and adequately equipped health facilities. The country's few trained doctors work in the capital or migrate abroad. In addition to medical staff, the country lacks trained midwives in particular.
Since 2010, German Doctors e.V. has ensured patient care in the Serabu Hospital through financial means for salaries, medicines, diagnostics, equipment with medical devices and German specialists. The German specialists have been training local CHOs for six years so that they can take over the long-term care of patients in Serabu and other hospitals. It is planned to offer state-approved pediatric training for CHOs from 2019.
Serabu Hospital is now a teaching hospital where qualified training opportunities exist. Various schools (midwifery school, schools for MTAs, schools for CHOs and also the medical faculty of the University of Freetown) regularly send their students to Serabu for practical training. This not only counteracts the shortage of skilled workers in the country.
In detail, you will take on the following tasks
As the head of medical training, you will supervise the medical work in the hospital and coordinate and accompany the training of the Community Health Officers and other trainees. You will be the contact person and advisor for the German specialists who are sent to the hospital to support the training.In close coordination with German Doctors, you will carry out the following tasks in detail:
The offer of the AGEH
The Working Group for Development Aid is the personnel service of the German Catholics for development cooperation. For more than 50 years we have been looking after specialists who would like to take the opportunity of a meaningful activity in the service of local development actors. The AGEH supports you through:
We are looking forward to receiving your application
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