Summary:  Responsible for the medical teaching of the World Health Organization (WHO) Surgical Safety Checklist and relevant supplementary curriculum throughout the host country.
Position, involves traveling throughout the host country by bus, taxi, and plane, and staying in local guesthouses. When not actively engaged in training (weekends and holidays) the position will be based in a hotel or onboard the ship, but not guaranteed to spend time on the ship. This position is part of a team consisting of a project manager (Medical Capacity Building Field Project Coordinator) and two local doctors.

This is a restricted position. Please do not apply for this role unless you have been instructed to do so by Human Resources.  

Our Medical Capacity Building team is what truly makes Mercy Ships a unique organization. While the ship focuses on serving patients in immediate need, our MCB Team works “off ship” to train, mentor, and equip local medical professionals to serve their communities long after we have departed. Because the goal has always been to work ourselves out of a job. 

The Medical Capacity Training Facilitator volunteer position, part of the Hospital, will be located on the Africa Mercy, the world's largest non-governmental hospital ship. The preferred minimum commitment for this role is four weeks. We recommend all interested applicants to submit an application at least six months in advance of your target service date. Commitments longer than ten months require successful completion of Mercy Ships On Boarding Program

Qualifications required:

  • Mercy Ships experience required 
  • Two years of surgical or anaesthesia experience preferred
  • Teaching / educator experience preferred
  • Experience in using the World Health Organization Safe Surgical Checklist or similar tool required 
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Fluent in English
  • International B1 Level (or equivalent) in French - Level B2 preferred

Questions about this information? Send us an email! Our recruiter would love to answer any questions you may have. You can reach Craig Sharver at [email protected].


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