Public Health Coordinator

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Coordinator | Beverley
Coordinator | Beverley

High­lights

Enjoy South Sudan cultural heritage and language when volunteering with us.
Gain experience while staying with local host family.
Gain valuable experience while volunteering with us.
Make memories by sharing your passion with us
Visit Juba and local areas for sightseeing.
These placements encompass a wide range of medical fields and offer in and out-patient services, supporting a high number of patients each day. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+
IHO seeks volunteers to hence skills, build capacity of IHO team and ensure increased service deliver and community empowerment to enhance their health and wellbeing. 

The aim of this project is to increase access to quality healthcare in South Sudan, providing support to under-resourced local clinics, medical centers and hospitals. 

The volunteers will participant in number of activities: 

Health Facility and Mobile Clinic
1- Participate in patient consultation, administer treatment and maintain up-to-date records of all transactions using provided registers and forms. 
2- Support Clinic services in the Project area are guided by the project objectives, logical framework and work plan; and guided by the South Sudan Health Policy, IHO and other international standards. 
3- Participate in any Health program management meetings and functions including representing IHO at different
In liaison with CHD and other County authorities, organize community meetings and campaign forums that promote participation of communities and involvement in effort to improve maternal and child health; access to Health general services, and control of HIV&AIDS. 
4- Facilitate the plan for the rotation of the mobile clinic 
Support in surveillance of epidemic-prone diseases and reporting accordingly. 

As a Medical volunteer in South Sudan, you can expect to work as an assistant alongside local doctors and nurses and undertake tasks that are relevant to your level of experience and qualifications. It is important to be aware that most patients speak very little English so one-to-one interaction with patients is limited. When patients do speak English, you can expect more hands-on work if you are fully qualified.

This project is open to fully qualified doctors and nurses, as well as students who have completed at least 2 years of nursing or medical school. 

Fully qualified Paramedics, EMTs, CNAs and other healthcare professionals are also welcome to join the Medical project in South Sudan. 

Possible fields of work include Maternity, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Laboratory, Pharmacy, Cancer Screening, Family Planning, Immunizations, De-Worming, General Medicine, Gynecology and HIV/AIDS. 

There is also the opportunity to participate on community outreach efforts once a week. If you are specialized in a​ particular field, please provide details in your application form to assist the local ​team in placing you where you will be most effective. Keep in mind that you will need to be flexible and willing to work within other areas as needed.

1- Knowledge of practical conservation and water sanitation
2- Global competencies like teamwork, communication, leadership, resilience, organizing, planning, and time management.
3- Certificates award
4- The ability to work and empathize with people of different cultures and backgrounds, helping to develop a ‘global mindset’.
5- Confidence from pushing past your comfort zone.

Please note that once you have registered on the program, you will need to provide a copy of your qualifications and certificates to our local team in South Sudan in order for an adequate medical placement to be arranged. If you are studying, please provide a copy of your academic transcript. These must be received by our local team at least 2 weeks prior to your arrival in Juba South Sudan.

If you’re an aspiring medical professional, we also offer medical volunteer opportunities for pre med, pre health and pre nursing students

Typical day

First Day: On your first day of volunteering, you will be escorted to your placement by a local coordinator and introduced to the placement staff you will be working with.

Weekdays: Volunteers work for approximately 3 to 5 hours per day. A typical schedule is as follows:

7.00 AM – Breakfast at the volunteer hotel , prepared by the local cook.

7.30 AM – Volunteers travel to their placements either by project vehicles or by domestic flights if its far away.. Start time and daily workload depends on the project that the individual volunteer is participating on.

1.00 PM – Volunteers break for lunch. Volunteers either travel back to the volunteer house or eat a packed lunch at their placement. After lunch, volunteers continue with their volunteer work (where applicable).

3.00 PM - 4.00 PM – Work at the placement usually ends. Volunteers are free to return to the volunteer house, plan for the following day’s activities or use their free time as they wish.

7.00 PM – Dinner at the volunteer house, prepared by a local cook.

Please note, this schedule will vary depending on the particular project the volunteer is participating on.

Free-time activities

There is no shortage of things to do in Juba or further afield in Uganda, so volunteers can fill their free time with safaris, adventurous activities, markets or simply exploring parts of the local town.
Sightseeing
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level) or French (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at Univeristy or College level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Good communication
Flexibility
Physical Fitness
Hardworking
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 18:00

What's Included

Services by Musha Care Foundation

Program FeeWhat it covers

  •  24/7 in-country support
  •  Airport pick-up
  •  Program orientation
  •  Volunteer placement
  •  Accommodation
  •  Meals
  •  Discounts on language lessons

Airport Pickup at Juba International Airport

The program orientation begins on the first and third Monday of each month, and volunteers need to arrive in Juba on the Sunday before orientation.o

After you have registered for the program, please book your flights to arrive at Juba International Airport . Your airport pick-up is included in your Program Fee.

When you arrive, you will be greeted at the airport by a member of the local team and transported to the volunteer accommodation in Juba. Your accommodation is covered by your Program Fee and includes the night before your program orientation.

If you are traveling in Juba prior to your volunteer program, we can arrange for you to be picked up in Juba on the day before your program orientation.

Orientation is hosted by our local team at the volunteer base in Juba. Orientation begins on the morning of your chosen start date and covers everything you need to know for your volunteer program in South Sudan– Introduction to South Sudan, Culture and Customs, Rules and Expectations, Safety, Language Basics , Travel Opportunities, Introduction to Project and Placement. The orientation will also give you a chance to meet other volunteers and swap contact details for weekend travel and socializing.

Accommodation

Volunteers are accommodated in​ ​​a ​hotel in the Juba area. The hotel ​​is​ ​safe and secure in a quiet​ ​area. The bathrooms have western toilets and showers. There is electricity and running water in the hotel.

Bedding is provided and towel.There are staff who clean the accommodation throughout the week, however volunteers are required to keep their rooms and common areas tidy.

WiFi is available at the hotel, however the connection can be slow so we recommend bringing an unlocked mobile phone and purchasing a local SIM card when you arrive in Juba. The local team can assist you with purchasing a SIM card during your program orientation. WiFi is also available at a nearby resort, which is located within 5 minutes of the volunteer house.

Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

Volunteers are provided with three meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner), prepared by an on-site local cook. If you wish to snack or eat outside of meal times, this will be at your own cost and there are local shops within the villages where you can purchase snacks. 

Breakfast generally includes tea, eggs, bread and fruit. For lunch and dinner, there is a revolving menu of local dishes, which include typical stews (beef, chicken, pork, goat, fish and vegetable), beans, rice, chapatti, groundnuts and vegetables. Starchy foods such as white bread, white rice, pasta, potatoes, sweet potatoes, matoke (boiled green bananas), and cassava are dietary staples. The tropical climate of Juba also contributes to a healthy choice of seasonal fruits, including bananas, watermelon, papayas, mangos, jackfruit, and pineapples. Bottled drinking water is readily available in Juba and volunteers should budget approximately $5 per week for this.

If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know well in advance of your program so our local team can make arrangements for you. We do, however need to stress the point that you should not expect to eat as you normally do at home. We will do our best to see that you are well taken care of, but also as a volunteer, there is a need to be flexible.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Juba International Airport (JUB) in Juba. We assist you to find cheap flights to South Sudan.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for South Sudan provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in South Sudan you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for South Sudan.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

The program orientation begins on the first and third Monday of each month, and volunteers need to arrive in Juba on the Sunday before orientation.

After you have registered for the program, please book your flights to arrive at Juba International Airport. Your airport pick-up is included in your Program Fee.

When you arrive, you will be greeted at the airport by a member of the local team and transported to the volunteer accommodation in Juba. Your accommodation is covered by your Program Fee and includes the night before your program orientation.

If you are traveling in South Sudan prior to your volunteer program, we can arrange for you to be picked up in Juba on the day before your program orientation.

Orientation is hosted by our local team at the volunteer base in Juba. Orientation begins on the morning of your chosen start date and covers everything you need to know for your volunteer program in Juba– Introduction to Juba, Culture and Customs, Rules and Expectations, Safety, Language Basics, Travel Opportunities, Introduction to Project and Placement. The orientation will also give you a chance to meet other volunteers and swap contact details for weekend travel and socializing.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$ 1,360
3 weeks
$ 2,040
4 weeks
$ 2,720
5 weeks
$ 3,400
6 weeks
$ 4,080
7 weeks
$ 4,760
12 weeks (max. stay)
$ 8,160
Average fees
$ 680 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Musha Care Foundation will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Musha Care Foundation during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Public Health Coordinator

These placements encompass a wide range of medical fields and offer in and out-patient services, supporting a high number of patients each day.

$680/week

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