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Community-Based Healthcare Advisor, VSO Canada

Application Deadline: Ongoing Recruitment

VSO Canada is an international development agency that works through volunteers. We are currently seeking qualified and experienced Healthcare Advisors for 2-year placements like the following in Windhoek, Namibia:

Healthcare Advisor - Directorate of Primary Health Care, Namibia

Key Responsibilities of the volunteer:

* To develop a national 5-year strategic plan of action. This will include developing guidelines for the supervision of Community-Based Health Workers; developing integrated training manuals, modules, and monitoring and evaluation tools; designing a training program for Community-Based Health Workers, supervisors for volunteers, and volunteers

* To share skills and knowledge with a counterpart and other staff, so that work can continue after the placement has ended

* To become informed about HIV/AIDS/STI issues at The Directorate Of Primary Health Care and then facilitate activities aimed at promoting behavior change

Location of Placement:

The volunteer will be living and working in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. Windhoek is the commercial and administrative centre of the country, with shopping, hotels, recreation facilities and services. There are a variety of types of accommodation at the hospital including spacious one and two bedroom apartments.

VSO provides a comprehensive package of practical assistance that includes return airfare, accommodation and a modest living allowance. For more information, please contact

VSO Canada

151 Slater Street, Suite 806

Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5H3

Toll-free: 1-888-876-2911