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Fully Funded Volunteer Opportunity With VSO 2020

Fully Funded Volunteer Opportunity With VSO 2020

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Talented health professionals doing extraordinary things are at the heart of what we do at VSO. We enable you to share your passion for improving the lives of millions. Together we can strengthen the delivery of health services and healthcare systems in some of the world’s poorest communities. Volunteering with VSO is your opportunity to give something back while gaining unforgettable experiences. You will immerse yourself in a new culture, face fresh challenges and develop your medical expertise while doing something truly fulfilling.

Much has changed since VSO started 60 years ago. We’ve gone from being a UK charity to a truly global development organization. In 2016/2017 alone, we worked with over 7,000 volunteers from all over the world. Also,  from all backgrounds to deliver services that had an impact on the lives of almost 2.6 million people in the 24 countries where we work.
Our programs focus on the areas of health, education, and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience building, social accountability, gender, and social inclusion. We believe progress is only possible when we work together and that strong partnerships are crucial to delivering positive change. That’s why we work with over 500 partner organizations, from local and national governments to businesses, NGOs, funders, charities, and community groups.

Moreover, Currently, over 30% of our people are recruited from within the country in which they work, and we continue to grow the share of community and national volunteers involved in our programs. We also send increasing numbers of volunteers from one developing country to another. However, our vision has remained the same; to build a world without poverty.


  • VSO will cover the volunteer travel, vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in the country, but will not be enough to send money home. The applicant will also receive some financial support to contribute to his on-going expenses at home.


  • Qualified medical professional (MD) specialized in pediatrics and preferable further specialization in neonatology.
  • Medical degree (MBBS or equivalent) A minimum of 3-5 years of proven specialist experience and training in pediatrics within a hospital setting of which at least 2 years in neonatal care and department management.
  • In the UK you need to have completed ST5 prior to departure for most roles, however, doctors at ST3 and ST4 level might be accepted for some placements. Prior experience in clinical teaching and mentoring in the area of pediatric care is desirable.
  • For roles in Ethiopia please note we require fully qualified pediatricians
  • Work experience as a pediatrician in Africa.
  • Experience of department management
  • Excellent team management and leadership skills
  • Resource management: optimization of specialist medical


Type of Opportunity Miscellaneous
Deadline31 March,2020
Open toSpecific Countries



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