Start Date Mar - May 2017 (flexible)
Length of Placement 12 Months
Language Requirements English
English Reading: Level 4, Writing: Level 4, Speaking: Level 4
Language Scale: http://www.cusointernational.org/languageratingscale
Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents only
The placement purpose is to improve efficiency of the administrative and financial management of Maweni regional referral hospital. The adviser will be based in Kigoma and will be accountable to the VOICE Project Manager with reporting lines to the Regional Health Management Team.
- Offer general support and coaching to the hospital management to set up an efficient management system of resources.
- Act as the chief advisor to administrator, Regional Medical Officer and the Regional Health Management Team (RHMT) on all administrative, financial and Human resource issues.
- Provide support in developing instruments to monitor and control the use of resources including infrastructure, equipment and materials at departmental level.
As a volunteer, you will:
- Participate in the preparation of budget, finalization of accounts and implementation of auditors comments
- Support administrator in developing scheme of service and salary structure
- Lead development of administration procedures
- Prepare and facilitate the succession planning to ensure sustainability
- Establish instruments to control and to report improvements
Essential Academic Qualifications:
Degree in Business Administration, MBA or MPH
Essential Professional Background:
- 5-10 years of experience in a hospital, especially in hospital management and quality improvement
- Experience in training, coaching and mentoring
- Ability to teach and train and mentor staff and developing specific goals and plans for the trainee
Regional Health Management Team-Kigoma
Mission: Facilitating the provision of basic quality health services that are equitable, accessible, affordable, sustainable and gender sensitive.
Vision: To maintain a healthy society with improved social wellbeing that will contribute effectively to individual and national development.
Cuso International terms and conditions allow you to lead a modest and healthy lifestyle while being effective in your placement. This support package will cover basic living expenses for one volunteer and is not intended to cover home-based expenses (ex. loans, support payments, etc.) or luxury items such as imported items in placement or international personal travel.
- Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending country)
- Accommodation while in placement
- Return airfare and visa/work permit costs
- Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance
- Pre-departure training and in-country orientation
- Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend
- Modest support for accompanying partners and dependents going on placement with you for 12 months or longer
- Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return
- Cuso International assessment day (Candidates must cover the first $200 of the most cost-effective travel expenses and all accommodation costs).
- Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation
We ask each volunteer, regardless of placement length, to raise $2,000. All volunteers receive support from Cuso International to help achieve the goal through fundraising. If the volunteer chooses not to fundraise or is unable to achieve the fundraising goal, he/she can make a one-time donation or become a monthly donor to support our work.
Depending on the nature of the placement, volunteers are encouraged to provide e-volunteering support to the local partner or Cuso International before or after the field placement. Volunteers also have the option of requesting support from an e-volunteer to help them with their work while they are in placement.
Residency and Citizenship
The majority of Cuso International volunteer applicants are residing in Canada at the time of application and during the pre-departure process. Occasionally we received applications from volunteer applicants who are residing outside of Canada at the time of application. In both instances, between your application date and placement start date, we must be able to contact you and you must be able to contact us easily and promptly throughout the process.
We may require your passport and would need to be aware of your current place of residence and any travel plans you may have during this time. You will also require unrestricted access to Canada during this time for assessment and training, as applicable.
Leaving your country of residence can have significant effects on your citizenship status in that country. It is your responsibility to research the consequences of travelling to Canada during the pre-departure process if you are living outside of Canada and of leaving your country of residence for a placement with the immigration authority where you live.
By applying to this placement, you accept full responsibility for any consequences related to your citizenship, residency and immigration status or penalties as a result of travel to an assessment day, training course, international placement or other Cuso International related travel.
You must check the implications that apply to you, but examples include:
- Canadian permanent residents may need to make arrangements with immigration authorities before travelling. These arrangements allow them to travel without risk to their status in Canada. Without them, residency status may be withdrawn.
- Citizens of other countries, including those visiting Canada on a visa, may have travel restrictions.