LGHV - Administrative and Healthcare Information Systems Consultant – India, Tanzania, Liberia

    • Job Tracking ID: 512830-589687
    • Job Location: India, Liberia, Tanzania, OPE
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Volunteer
    • Date Updated: October 24, 2017
    • Years of Experience: College
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Lutheran Global Health Volunteers

Locations:

  • Mohulpahari Christian Hospital, India
  • Curran Lutheran Hospital, Zorzor, Liberia
  • Bunda Designated District Hospital, Tanzania
  • Ndolage Lutheran Hospital, Tanzania

Assignment Includes:

  • Assist in developing and sustaining administrative practices for proper function of hospital and school
  • Teach and mentor administrative staff in practices developed
  • In Tanzania, it will include teaching, mentoring and helping the administration and staff make the fullest use of the information system that has been installed with the help of Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania's Health Department. You will assist the hospital to further develop their electronic information system as it potentially serves additional parts of the hospital.

Site Information

  • Mohulpahari Christian Hospital (MCH) is located about 155 miles from Kolkata, West Bengal State. It is in the state of Jharkhand in a rural area on the highway between Rampurhat and Dumka. MCH is operated by the Northern Evangelical Lutheran Church in India
  • Curran Lutheran Hospital is a 70-bedded hospital located in a rural area in a town called Zorzor (population about 2,000), in Lofa County about 200 miles or 320 km from the capital city of Monrovia. It is located on a large compound with a Lutheran Community School and the Esther Bacon School of Nursing and Midwifery. It is the district hospital in Lofa County (pop. about 270,000 - 4th largest county in Liberia) for Salayea and Zorzor Districts (combined population of about 60-65,000).
  • Bunda Designated District Hospital (BDDH) is situated in Bunda Town on the Musoma - Mwanza highway. The ELCT Diocese in Mara region is the owner of the Hospital and runs it as a Designated District Hospital for Bunda District. The catchment population for the hospital is more than 371,000. The people inhabit the plains just beyond the Serengeti and reaching the Eastern shores of Lake Victoria. The main health problems in the area are malaria, pneumonias, diarrheal and other communicable diseases. The weather is warm with two rainy seasons and a hot dry dusty season.
  • Ndolage Hospital is a 180 bed hospital located in Western Tanzania close to Lake Victoria on a beautiful highland area - about 50 km from Bukoba. The hospital serves about 60,000 people of Muleba District and most of them small scale farmers.

Experience and Skills:

  • BA required / MA preferred in Hospital Administration
  • Broad and extensive background in healthcare administration
  • Previous experience in a developing country's healthcare helpful
  • Some basic knowledge of tropical disease is helpful
  • Flexibility and adaptability is essential

Terms and Conditions

This is a self-funded volunteer position connected with Lutheran Global Health Volunteers. Volunteers receive basic overseas medical coverage (if requested), and reimbursement for costs associated with visa and work permits required for their period of service. The period of service is flexible with length of service generally between 1-3 months.

 

General Qualifications for ELCA Global Personnel

  • Christian faith and a commitment to the mission of the church
  • Openness to various expressions of Christian faith and respect for people of other faiths
  • Respect for beliefs, values and customs of church and culture where assigned
  • Well-developed inter-personal skills demonstrating understanding and compassion
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out the responsibilities and the ability to adapt to different standards and practices
  • Ability to work within the framework of a local administration
  • Adaptable and flexible - sense of humor - good physical and emotional health
  • Live and serve in a way which reflects the vision and expectations of the ELCA