Job Opportunities

Laos

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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: Director of Development/Public Relations
Location: Luang Prabang, Lao PDR
Date posted: October 2020
Starting Date: January 2021
Reports jointly to: Executive Director, Friends Without A Border (FWAB), New York City; Executive Director, Lao Friends Hospital for Children (LFHC), Luang Prabang

Position Summary

The Director of Development/Public Relations is responsible for the implementation of agreed-upon marketing plans and strategies designed to generate income and goodwill for LFHC. He/she 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 hospitals 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:

  1. Support strategies designed to generate income and goodwill for LFHC. This may include travel within Laos and Southeast Asia.
  2. 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 public. As these relationships are of utmost importance to LFHC, this will be done cooperatively with FWAB in a diligent, tactful and personable manner.
  3. 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 events. This may also include events throughout Laos as well as throughout Asia.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Identify funding opportunities from donors and grants and assist with the preparation of grant applications and project propositions.
  8. Generate hospital activity reports and narrative for FWAB, specific donors/projects and grant purpose as required.

Qualifications:

Essential –

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

Highly desirable –

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

Salary and Benefits

Housing allowance; travel allowance; salary commensurate with experience and qualifications; health insurance.

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


Position: Nurse Educator
Location: Luang Prabang, Lao PDR
Date posted: September 2020
Starting Date: As soon as possible
Period: One-year contract (extension possible)

Position Summary

The Nurse Educator is primarily responsible for the education, training and development of the LFHC nursing team. This includes the development and delivery of education and training, implementation of education curriculums, coordination of external training and development of trainers amongst the local nursing team.

In addition to this the Nurse Educator works in close collaboration with the Nursing Director, assisting with the organization, recruitment, rostering, support of international nursing volunteers and the development of clinical guidelines and protocols. The role includes clinical shifts, in a mentoring capacity.

Specific Duties:

  1. Develop and deliver education and training opportunities for the nursing team and external health professionals and students;
  2. Assist in the development and implementation of Lao led training programs and courses;
  3. Mentor the Lao nurse educator and assist them in their development as a teacher;
  4. Assist in reviewing the clinical performance of the nursing staff, focusing specifically on the identification and support of staff requiring further education and assistance;
  5. Liaise with the Medical Education Director in the coordination of joint medical and nursing education;
  6. Liaise with other members of the multidisciplinary team (eg. laboratory, pharmacy, radiology, outreach) to both involve them in the development of training and provide them with the opportunity to attend relevant training;
  7. Assist in the development of both nursing specific and hospital wide medical policies and protocols;
  8. Facilitate training by external individuals and groups, including nursing volunteers and course providers;
  9. Organize participation in clinical placements and courses in external facilities;
  10. Provide support and guidance to nursing volunteers, encouraging their involvement in training and staff development;
  11. Assist in grant proposal and report writing and provide statistics and photographs to be utilized for both promotional and educational purposes.

Qualifications

  1. An internationally recognized university degree in nursing is essential;
  2. Experience caring for high acuity/critically unwell pediatric patients, strongly preferred;
  3. International experience in providing pediatric nursing care, strongly preferred;
  4. Experience in teaching nurses in a developing setting with English as a second language, preferred;
  5. Ability to interact with people from various countries and backgrounds with tact, diplomacy and poise;
  6. Demonstrated leadership ability with strong organizational and communication skills;
  7. Commitment to providing compassionate and nurturing care to our patients and families, while achieving the strategic and operational goals of LFHC;
  8. Flexibility and ability to work effectively in a varied and dynamic team.

Salary and Benefits

Housing allowance; travel allowance; and salary competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications and Health Insurance.

Application
Please email a cover letter, resume and three references from past employers 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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