The Australian Volunteers Program (AVP) matches skilled Australians from all walks of life with organisations in 26 countries predominantly in the Indo-Pacific regions to help these organisations to deliver on their own objectives. The program uses international volunteering as a people-centered approach to capacity development.
The AVP is recruiting an O&G Clinical Lecturer in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) at the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG). This volunteer assignment is for up to 12 months with a negotiable start date.
This assignment could suit a FRANZCOG Advanced Trainee seeking to gain experience working in a low- to middle-income country or a Fellow transitioning to retirement.
Only Australian citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply for AVP assignments.
ABOUT THE PARTNER ORGANISATION
The UPNG SMHS delivers undergraduate programs to train health practitioners and support staff, including medical practitioners, nurses, midwives, pharmacists, dentists, medical technicians and technologists. The SMHS also delivers postgraduate education in specialist clinical practice, including the Master of Medicine for a variety of disciplines: Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Paediatrics, ENT, Ophthalmology, Psychiatry, Anaesthesia and Public Health.
ABOUT THE ASSIGNMENT
The O&G Clinical Lecturer is a volunteer assignment in the SMHS that aims to assist with the training of 60 MBBS students in O&G as well as 20 postgraduate O&G trainees.
Duties and responsibilities include:
Selection criteria include:
LIVING AS A VOLUNTEER
The Australian Volunteers Program supports volunteers from preparing to go on assignment through to returning home. For a full breakdown of support provided, please visit: https://www.australianvolunteers.com/volunteering/support/
A living allowance is paid for all AVP assignments. Allowance levels are based on the cost of living in the host country location. Allowances will be reviewed periodically and may increase or decrease.
Language support is provided during the in-country orientation period. Most often, additional resources for further development later in the assignment will be available if required.
Learn more about the host country location by reading the country profile: https://www.australianvolunteers.com/about/countries/papua-new-guinea/
All applications must be submitted to RANZCOG. Interested applicants are required to submit:
1. Why are you interested in this role?
2. What do you think are the key factors to successfully adapting to working in a cross-cultural context?
3. What is your experience/approach to capacity building and training colleagues?
4. What personal and professional challenges do you anticipate facing on this assignment?
5. What is your preferred start date?
A RANZCOG panel will review applications as they are received. RANZCOG will submit a preferred candidate for the position to AVI for consideration. RANZCOG will inform applicants on the outcome of their application.
This is a continuing assignment, so the application period is open. Applications for the assignment in 2023 and beyond are welcome.
For further information please contact:
RANZCOG Global Health Unit
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +61 3 9412 2926