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Hospital Management And Administration Advisor


9 Months | Start Date between Sep-Nov 2018

Location Ethiopia

Start Date Sep-Nov 2018 (flexible)

Length of Placement 9 Months

Language Requirements English

English Reading: Level 5, Writing: Level 5, Speaking: Level 5

Language Scale: http://www.cusointernational.org/languageratingscale

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents only


The Volunteer’s Role


Benishangul Gumuz is one of Ethiopia’s emerging regional states with an estimated total population of nearly a million people. The Regional Health Bureau (RHB) is making every effort to provide integrated, effective, and equitable health services through the extensively expanding primary health care program. Currently, there are 37 Health Centres and 398 Health Posts operating as primary health care units for the general community and few more are under construction. Nonetheless, limitation of skilled health workers, supplies, and management support has impeded the quality of services provided in most of these health facilities. Pawe hospital is one of the only two hospitals in BSG managed by the regional health bureau. This hospital as well as the regional health bureau have counselor gap and hinders the institution to serve the community at scale.  


Overall purpose: To improve the efficiency of the administrative and management system of resources of Pawe general hospital and strengthen services at district health facilities.



- To support and coaching to the hospital management to set up an efficient management system of resources.

- To act as the chief advisor to administrator on all administrative, financial and human resource issues.  

- To provide support in developing instruments to monitor and control the use of resources including infrastructure, equipment, and materials at the departmental level.

- To train and transfer skill for the management bodies based on need assessments.


As a volunteer, you will:

- Participate in the preparation of budget, finalization of accounts and implementation of auditors comments

- Conduct training needs assessments and conduct capacity building sessions to the hospital managements

- Provide consultancy for the hospital in relation to Hospital management related programs

- Prepare and facilitate the succession planning to ensure sustainability

Essential Academic Qualifications:

- Degree in Business Administration or Public Health or related field

Essential Professional Background:

- Experience in a hospital, especially in hospital management and quality improvement  

- Experience in training, coaching and mentoring

- Experience in conducting needs assessment, and delivering in-service training


About Our Partner


Pawe Hospital

VISION: To ensure a healthy, productive and prosperous regional population.

MISSION: To reduce morbidity, mortality, and disability as well as improve the health status of the region by providing a comprehensive package of preventive, promotive, rehabilitative and basic curative health services via a decentralized and democratized health system in collaboration with all stakeholders.

VALUES: Patient is always first, Equal health service for everyone, Basic health service for everyone, Co-operation, Confidentiality, a role model in providing standardized and quality health service

The hospital was established in 1970. The national heath structure was revised in 1995. The regional health bureau (RHB) was established in '95. And the Pawe hospital has been re-structured under the regional health bure since then.


Terms and Conditions


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.


Support Package

- 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.