Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Volunteers Needed in Sierra Leone

Are you a healthcare professional or healthcare manager who wants to help us improve child healthcare in Sierra Leone?

The Welbodi Partnership is looking for someone to join our team in Freetown for a year as a Technical Advisor.

Photo: Brian Sokol 
The Welbodi Partnership is a UK charity that supports child health care in Sierra Leone through the Sierra Leone Institute for Child Health (SLICH). SLICH is a joint project between the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, the Ola During Children’s Hospital and the Welbodi Partnership to create a centre of excellence in paediatric care. It forms part of the Government of Sierra Leone’s Strategic Plan for Reproductive and Child Health and is funded by Comic Relief and others.

Ola During is Sierra Leone’s only children’s hospital and is located in the poor and densely-populated eastern part of Freetown. More than 15,000 patients are treated at the hospital each year. The hospital is under-resourced and providing adequate care is an on-going challenge.

We are seeking a healthcare professional or manager to fill the role of Technical Advisor.  You will work in a core team of five at the Children’s Hospital that includes a mix of national and international staff and volunteers led by the Welbodi Partnership Project Manager.

As Technical Advisor at the Welbodi Partnership, you will have a direct and significant impact on the quality of care provided to children both at the hospital and throughout the paediatric healthcare system. You will be part of building young organization from the ground up, of identifying and implementing high-impact interventions -- including quality training for Sierra Leone's young doctors and nurses -- and of building a foundation for lasting change.

Please download the job description and dowload the application form.

Email if you have further questions.

To apply, please email a completed Application Form by 27th May 2012 for the attention of Dr Emily Spry to

CVs will not be considered for shortlisting.

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