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VSO Volunteer [Doctors & GPs]


Date Posted25 Mar 14
Job TypeConsulting
Last Date to Apply18 Apr 14


Two-thirds of the Zambian population subsists under the globally defined poverty line of $1.25 per day, with a high national HIV prevalence rate of 14.3% and average life expectancy of only 49 years. Clinicians per 1000 people in Zambia is still 50% below the World Health Organisation recommendation; despite an increased focus on training for health professionals.

VSO is working with the Zambian Ministry of Health to provide highly motivated and experienced doctors and clinical instructors to practicum sites for trainee clinicians. These sites have low numbers of experienced Zambian health staff. We also need medical professionals to lecture at the University of Zambia, School of Medicine and University Teaching Hospital to help develop an in-country specialist teaching faculty. The presence of VSO volunteers will also enable local health professionals to take time to continue their professional development.

Short- term volunteering opportunities

  • Surgery Doctor and Clinical Instructor for Medical Licentiates
  • General Internal Medicine Doctor and Clinical Instructor for Medical Licentiates
  • General Medicine Clinical Instructor Doctor for Clinical Officers training
  • Lecturer – General Internal Medicine
  • Lecturer – Gynaecology and Obstetrics
  • Lecturer – Intensive/Critical Care Medicine
  • Lecturer – Paediatrics
  • Lecturer – Surgery
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology Doctor and Clinical Instructor for Medical Licentiates
  • Paediatrics Doctor and Clinical Instructor for Medical Licentiate

Read the specifications of the job description at


We have a variety of 6-24 month long volunteer roles for doctors who have completed specialised training / Masters Degree (MMed or equivalent) in paediatrics, gynaecology/obstetrics, surgery, general internal medicine, A&E and intensive care, as well as General Practitioners. Experience in mentoring and teaching is desirable, and required for the Lecturer placements. We welcome applications from experienced doctors and consultants.



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