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  • Contract
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  •  February 28, 2019


SolidarMed is a leading non-profit organization working to improve the health of people in rural Sub Saharan Africa. Working together with national partners to strengthen health systems and community capacities, we are committed to scientific evidence and policy dialogue both as foundations and objectives of our work.

We have an exciting position for an experienced health professional to join our passionate team in Zambia.

Expert Technician in Clinical Simulation, Lusaka, Zambia (full time)

Contract Type: Fixed term appointment: up to 3 years

Place of Assignment: Based at the Levy Mwanawasa Medical University

Expert Technician in Clinical Simulation, Lusaka, Zambia (full time)

Contract Type: Fixed term appointment: up to 3 years

Place of Assignment: Based at the Levy Mwanawasa Medical University (LMMU), Lusaka, with frequent visits to Regional Training Hubs in Zambia.

Start of Contract: As soon as possible.

Your tasks and responsibilities

  • Develop, in collaboration with partners and the Project Technical Advisor plans for the development of simulation training at LMMU and Regional Training Hubs for the ML.
    • Conduct an audit of the current resource availability and knowledge in the field of simulation training.
    • Develop activity budgets
    • Monitor at regular interval, reflect and adjust activities to students needs and performance
    • Encourage self-training and engage students in the auto-production of teaching materials
    • Provide simulation training to key academic and medical staff at LMMU and Regional Training Hubs
    • Collaborate with Heidelberg University research team and LMMU team (IT, Education, Web) to produce, develop and optimize e-material for both training and assessment purposes.
    • Communicate and share experiences on simulation activities with provincial hubs, aiming at harmonization and maintaining high standards throughout LMMU hubs.
    • Contribute to ensuring sustainability of the model when SolidarMed phases out support.
  • Your profile
    • Healthcare qualification in either medical, clinical or paramedical fields.
    • Three years minimum experience in surgical and medical skills training in low to high fidelity environment acquired at a reputed institution. Demonstrable experience is non-negotiable for this post.
    • Familiarity with design and delivery of team and behavioural training.
    • Confident with video-recording and editing in high quality e-learning and e-training resource production.
    • Awareness of modern educational trends and principles of adult learning.
    • Intercultural context sensitivity is a must, as are excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Solid computer skills and experienced in use of ICT in medical education.
    • Fluent English and strong reporting and documentation skills.
    • Experience in Sub-Saharan Africa and resource poor contexts, an advantage.
    • Competent driver with valid driving licence. Prepared to travel regularly around sites.
  • We offer an exciting role with innovative implementation possibilities and a chance to apply expert skills in a challenging environment. You will be part of a motivated team with flat hierarchies.  SolidarMed offers an attractive benefit package commensurate with Swiss standards. In addition, we also offer specific training with possibilities for clinical collaboration, scientific networking and participation in conferences.

    To apply

  • Please email your application to [email protected]  citing reference “Simulation Technician Zambia” and include

    • Your CV including 3 references (max. 2 pages)
    • A covering letter outlining your motivation and how you meet the requirements
    • Copies of your qualifications

    Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We kindly ask you not to send in duplicate or hard copies of your résumé.

    For further details contact: Katharine Arnold Kelland ([email protected], Switzerland or Philippe Grange  ([email protected]), Zambia

    Please ensure that you mention www.gozambiajobs.com as the source of this job advertisement.

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