Volunteer Physiotherapy Coordinator – Sierra Leone

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The King’s Sierra Leone Partnership (KSLP) is a long-term capacity building partnership between King’s Health Partners in London and key partner institutions in Sierra Leone. KSLP aims to help strengthen Sierra Leone’s health system by improving training, clinical services, policy and research. Key partners include Connaught Hospital, the College of Medicine & Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS), Connaught Government Hospital and the Ministry of Health & Sanitation.

KSLP is looking to recruit a Volunteer Physiotherapy Coordinator to support programmes in Connaught hospital and the Sierra Leone Clubfoot programme. This person will be based in Freetown and will have a critical role in supporting both the Connaught Hospital Physiotherapy Service and the Sierra Leone National Clubfoot Program:

Duties at Connaught would include:

  • Building capacity and improving service delivery in priority areas including (areas from above
  • Developing continuous professional development programme for within Connaught
  • Mentoring existing staff
  • Working with partners to support the development of an in country physiotherapy qualification.

Responsibilities associated with the Clubfoot programme include:

  • Monitoring and evaluation of clubfoot clinics to ensure adequate data collection, peer evaluation and standards of practice are in place.
  • Organising ongoing training programmes in Ponseti
  • Keeping up to date on research and practices in Ponseti
  • Assisting counselling team with their work on raising awareness, collection of patient stories and developing facilitation guides for parental support groups.
  • Supporting the NRC team to work with partners to raise awareness of clubfoot
  • Advocating for Ponseti method to be included on medical, nursing and physiotherapy curriculum.

It is essential that the applicant have the following:

  • Qualifications: Recognized physiotherapy degree
  • Experience: Extensive post graduate experience in a wide variety of clinical settings including musculoskeletal, respiratory, neurology, and pediatrics; managerial and supervisory experience; teaching experience
  • Skills: Ability to analyze and interpret complex clinical situations and manage appropriately within the limitations of the context; ability to devise or adapt clinical guidelines in a manner that is appropriate to the context; ability to devise, deliver, and evaluate training
  • Personal Characteristics: Excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills, highly skilled in the use of verbal and non-verbal communication with clients, carers, and families; skilled at working independently with minimal supervision; ability to work flexibly within a sometimes unpredictable environment

Prior clinical experience with Ponseti and in Africa or other developing countries would be advantageous.

Support Provided to Volunteers

This post is a one-year unpaid voluntary position but the post holder will be provided with the following support:

  • Three return flights from London to Freetown
  • Multi-entry visa, residency permit & professional registration
  • Vaccinations & antimalarials
  • Accommodation
  • Insurance
  • Stipend for living expenses (£500 per month)

Hope Springs Haven Team Leader

We need volunteers (social workers, teachers, acountant, administrator, fundraisers) to work with us at Hope Springs Haven. Hope Springs Haven is a locally registered (no. WCBO/285/15) Christian Community Based Non-profit making organisation located in Wakiso District, Uganda. Hope Springs Haven exists to holistically equip orphans and other vulnerable children, particularly girls, enabling them to reach their full potential, live sustainable lives and become change agents in their communities.

Hope Springs Haven works in partnership with other international and local organizations, community leaders, churches and other volunteers in promoting girls’ education, health, psychosocial support, life skills empowerment as well as spiritual nourishment. HSH seeks to find longer-term solutions to child vulnerability by empowering children, their families and caregivers for a better livelihood and sustainable future.

https://www.betterplace.org/en/organisations/hopespringshaven

Volunteer for free in Kenya

Here is a great option to volunteer in Kenya for free.

Hi,

This is Jay, from Volunteer4Free Kenya. We are a new volunteer program based out of Nairobi, Kenya, offering free volunteers to locals and tourists.

We are currently seeking volunteers to help teach children to read. Students are primary school pupils (class one to class four) in Nairobi’s Soweto slums.

This is what you can expect if you volunteer in Kenya with Volunteer4Free:
Volunteers will use a few basic resources to help the pupils increase their vocabulary, acquire basic grammar, and develop their reading comprehension skills. The program is supervised by coordinators with over seven years’ experience in hosting international volunteers in Kenya.

If you would want to participate, fluency in English, and a background check (CRB) are the only requirements. As well as the will to help.

Our program also offers accommodation from as low as ksh 3,000 (roughly $30) a week.

For more information about how you can volunteer in Kenya, please write to Leo or Jay. You can do it to the following email address: volunteer4freekenya@gmail.com. You can also check us out on the web at the following site: http://volunteer4freekenya.kbo.co.ke/.

Karibu Kenya!
Volunteer4Free Kenya

Affordable Volunteer Programs in Uganda

My name is Dr. Isa Byona. I am a medical doctor with a passion for community developments on the grass root level. I am the Executive Director General and co-founder for Africa Sustainable Tourism Care Foundation (ASTCF) is a local Uganda based non-profit tourism organization established with diverse and holistic approach to promote innovative sustainable tourism practices that are geared to reduce poverty, empower local communities, fight gender inequality, encourage conservation of cultural and natural heritage and foster sustainable development through tourism.

We are focused on developing responsible tourism in partnership with poorer rural communities, in order to sustain village life and culture, improve livelihoods, empowers rural women and youth with skills training, connects them to global market opportunities, and enables them to earn an income to transform their communities in remote rural areas and reduce the need for outward migration.

I would like to introduce to you our volunteer program where we facilitate all kinds of group or solo volunteering options in the areas of community development, building, community capacity building, environmental management, eco – village development, teaching, sports, healthcare and wildlife conservation and so much more.
Our Volunteer program is a unique program that offers many possibilities of volunteer service for men and women who wish to devote a few weeks or up to two years of their lives to international volunteer work. We provide an integrated development experience consisting of practical leadership opportunities, International Internships and participation in a global learning environment. We aim to put our volunteer’s skills to use in supporting the development initiatives of local communities in Uganda. Working with this program means opting for an enriching and dynamic experience that will change the course of your life
We focus on local grassroots projects, cultural immersion and travel learning opportunities, and offer memorable experiences to our international volunteers, with purpose to:
• Improve the lives of deprived people in less-fortunate communities (often rural, poor and economically marginalized) by connecting volunteers to grassroots projects, to enhance learning opportunities for positive transformation;
• Offer unique opportunities for cultural immersion through well designed language and cultural program, and amazing travel adventure to our volunteers, for memorable experience.
Our volunteer placement program fosters a Cross Cultural Program with the aim of developing of understanding and mutual respect between communities and nations by promoting the exchange of ideas and experiences. We focus to work towards human justice and peace through support of cultural, socio-economic and the preservation and conservation of natural ecosystems. We believe in working through development education and intercultural learning and practical interventions through international voluntary service.

The work our volunteers do in these projects compliments and increases the capacity of the projects’ impact in the community, and we seek in all we do to ensure the work is sustainable in its’ own right and not reliant on overseas volunteers. The time you spend with each project provides a huge bonus to their work. You are not taking any opportunities away from local people; this is not job substitution, but the provision of additional support, knowledge, insight and energy to worthwhile local projects. This is important to us, and ultimately means you can have confidence in knowing that when you give your time to our projects, you will be contributing to a work that will last for years to come.

Please take a look at our website www.africasustainabletourism.org It tells you more about us and the volunteers opportunities we have. Thank you so much. I look forward to hear from you soon.

Volunteer Africa Tweets – April 2015

Here are some of the top tweets we found about volunteering in Africa on April 21, 2015.