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Laos

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Position: Medical Director
Location: Luang Prabang, Lao PDR
Date posted: April 2021
Starting Date: September 2021
Duration: Two years

Position Summary

The Medical Director of LFHC has primary responsibilities in three main areas. These are:

  • Maintaining and improving the quality of healthcare delivered within LFHC (in conjunction to other clinical executive member);
  • Managing the allied health services;
  • Managing the occupational health service.

Together with the other members of the LFHC Executive Team, the Medical Director will provide leadership and strategic direction to the hospital. They will be actively involved in the planning, development, and operation of new clinical services. They will work closely with the Medical Education Director and the Director of Nursing to ensure a coordinated approach to patient care and the delivery of high-quality medical education to all staff in accordance with the principles and values of LFHC.

Specific Duties

  • Providing close supervision and assistance with clinical care to Lao medical staff in the Inpatient and Outpatient departments, Emergency Room and Neonatal Unit, including both day and night coverage. This includes providing approximately 1 week in 3 on-call backup for Lao and volunteer staff. Depending on the number of volunteer doctors at any given time, the position also includes a variable number of day and night shifts.
  • Provide leadership for the hospital quality assurance program, initiating and supervising appropriate quality improvement activities, including critical incident, morbidity and mortality reviews.
  • Development of medical policies, procedures, and clinical practice guidelines as necessary.
  • Recruitment, orientation, management, and performance review of volunteer medical personnel.
  • Recruitment, management, performance review and professional development of allied health personnel (radiology, pharmacy, nutrition, laboratory).
  • Coordination of the occupational health program for all LFHC staff, including immunizations and testing as appropriate with referral to local Lao health resources when required.
  • Development and improvement of the clinical aspects of the electronic medical record system.
  • Close collaboration with the Executive Director and Medical Education Director on all aspects of clinical supervision, staff education, hospital leadership, and on-call duties.
  • Providing a positive face and advocacy for the hospital with donors, potential donors, government officials, and others.

Qualifications

Essential:  

  • A medical degree from an internationally recognized university
  • Registration to practice clinical medicine in the applicant’s home country
  • 5 years experience in acute clinical medicine
  •  A higher qualification in pediatrics and/or a pediatric subspecialty field

Highly desirable:

  • Additional training or experience in emergency medicine, neonatology, and/or tropical medicine
  • Experience in managing a hospital or hospital department
  •  Experience working in a developing country
  • Commitment to providing compassionate and nurturing care to patients
  • A high degree of humility, patience, and cultural awareness
  • Demonstrated leadership, organizational, and teaching skills

Salary and Benefits

Housing allowance; travel allowance; annual salary, health insurance.

Application

Please email a cover letter, CV, and three references from past employers to hr@fwablaos.org.

Visit www.fwab.org/laos for further information.

For specific enquiries regarding this position, email to HR@fwablaos.org.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviewing.


Position: Director of Clinical Services
Location: Luang Prabang, Lao PDR
Date posted: November 2020
Starting Date: As soon as possible
Period: One-year contract (extension possible)

Position Summary

Given the high volumes and fascinating pathology seen at LFHC, we are seeking a Director of Clinical Services for a long-term posting. The position will include the supervision of the entire clinical aspect of the hospital (physicians and nurses included) with a mix of clinical shifts in the Outpatient Department, Emergency Room, Inpatient Department and Neonatal Unit.

Direct clinical work is performed by our staff of Lao doctors and a major responsibility of the role will also be to provide bedside education, mentoring, and guidance during clinical shifts. The position will share back-up (day and night) call with the Medical Director and Medical Educator, providing guidance to Lao and visiting volunteer doctors and nurses.

This is an ideal position for an experienced pediatrician who would like to combine an exciting clinical role with the experience of global health care. Opportunities for professional development may include working on clinical practice guidelines, quality improvement projects, pediatric education, and research or other projects, depending on area of interest.

Specific Duties:

  1. Supervising the clinical team: responsible for the medical supervision in close collaboration with LFHC Medical Executive Team (Medical Director, Medical Education Director, Nursing Educator and Nursing Director) of all aspects of clinical supervision and staff education.
  2. Providing bedside education, consultation and assistance with clinical care to Lao medical staff.
  3. Sharing back-up call (day and night).
  4. Lead by example in demonstrating excellent care on a daily basis.

Qualifications

Essential: 

  1. A Medical Degree from a nationally recognized medical school and 15+ years of experience;
  2. Registration to practice clinical medicine in the applicant’s home country;
  3. Recent clinical experience in the practice of acute pediatric medicine or related field;
  4. Willingness to work in a multicultural team;
  5. Commitment to providing compassionate and nurturing care to patients;
  6. Strong leadership skills.

Highly desirable:

  1. Additional training or experience in acute pediatrics and tropical medicine;
  2. Experience working in a developing country;
  3. Teaching experience.

Salary and Benefits

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Health benefits, housing allowance, travel to and from point of hire and four weeks of annual leave provided.

Application
Please email a cover letter and CV to HR@fwablaos.org. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviewing.


Position: Prevention Director
Location: Luang Prabang, Lao PDR
Date posted: May 2021
Starting Date: Q4 2021
Duration: 12+ months

Position Summary

The LFHC Prevention Director (PD) will lead our efforts to define the strategies, develop and implement projects and conduct monitoring and evaluation of activities that reduce the burden of preventable diseases and conditions on the children of the province.

The PD will be part of the LFHC Executive Team and will work with its members to identify key public health interventions. The PD will closely coordinate all community initiatives with the Outreach Director.

The PD will develop a close working relationship with the Provincial Health Department (PHD) to ensure all activities are supported and approved by the government of Laos. This will include identifying and supporting the PHD public health priorities as identified by the national health (RMNCAH, Nutrition) strategies.

The PD will liaise with other organizations operating locally to ensure coordination of effort.

The PD will seek and develop funding opportunities that allow for the expansion of activities.

Qualifications and Attributes

Required —  

  • Master’s degree in Public Health or equivalent degree with a minimum of two years professional experience implementing public health programs in low-resource settings
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a cross-cultural setting
  • Experienced in utilizing social and behavioral change communication (SBCC) strategies in program implementation
  • Strong oral and written English language ability
  • Skill in developing and submitting program proposals
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience in a low-resource setting or a bachelor’s degree with four years of experience

Highly desirable —

  • Lao language ability
  • Work experience in the Lao PDR and knowledge of the Laotian public health sector
  • Ability to make a minimum of a two-year commitment

Salary and Benefits

This is a funded role with health benefits, housing allowance, travel to and from point of hire and four weeks of annual leave.

Application

Please email a cover letter, CV, and three references from past employers to hr@fwablaos.org with the subject line “Prevention Director.”

 Visit www.fwab.org/laos for further information. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviewing.


Position: Director of Development/Public Relations
Location: Luang Prabang, Lao PDR
Date posted: April 2021
Starting Date: As soon as possible

Position Summary

The Director of Development and Public relations will be responsible for the implementation of agreed-upon marketing plans and strategies designed to generate income and goodwill for LFHC. They will work very closely with the parent organization, Friends Without A Border, particularly with the development of the potential and existing Southeast Asia donor base. He/she will manage the hospital’s key relationships with external organizations, businesses, benefactors and the general public. In addition, he/she will organize key fundraising events and be involved in the finding, preparation and submission of grant applications and reports. He/she will be responsible for the hospital communications, image and new funding identification in line with the overall goals of LFHC and FWAB.

Specific Duties

  • Generate hospital activity reports and narrative for FWAB, specific donors/projects and grant purpose as required.
  • Identify funding opportunities from donors and grants and assist with the preparation of grant applications and project propositions.
  • In collaboration with the Friends Gallery manager, FWAB and partner marketing company, identify and conduct activities to raise the profile of LFHC locally, nationally and internationally. This may include the use of social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), local fundraising, supporting international fundraisers and local community events.
  • Act as the primary liaison between LFHC and the FWAB New York regarding marketing and event administration which includes helping to facilitate visits to Luang Prabang and interactions with LFHC staff.
  • Share information and communication materials with LFHC, FWAB Japan and FWAB New York in order to ensure that fundraising activities and specific events have the necessary hospital support to be led efficiently.
  • Organize, publicize and assist with the conduct of significant hospital events. This includes events such anniversary celebrations, the Luang Prabang Half Marathon, the Luang Prabang gala, concerts, and other fundraising This may also include events throughout Laos as well as throughout Asia.
  • Manage LFHC’s key external relationships. This includes, but is not restricted to, relationships with non- government organizations, businesses, donors and benefactors, as well as the general As these relationships are of utmost importance to LFHC, this will be done cooperatively with FWAB in a diligent, tactful and personable manner.
  • Support strategies designed to generate income and goodwill for This may include travel within Laos and Southeast Asia.

Qualifications

Essential —  

  •  A university degree to bachelor level in marketing, international relations, public relations, communications or a related field.
  •  Experience in marketing and business development.
  •  Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a small team.
  • Word processing and spreadsheet skills.

Highly desirable —

  • Prior work in a developing country, ideally in a health-related field.
  • Experience writing grant proposals.
  • Experience in communications and social media.
  • Experience with event management.

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Health benefits, housing allowance, travel to and from point of hire and four weeks of annual leave provided.

Application
Please email a cover letter and resume to HR@fwablaos.org. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviewing.


New York

 Currently, we have no job openings at our New York office.

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