Education, Training, and Advocacy activities are a key component to helping each of our host nations build their capacity to provide healthcare to their own people.
Education, Training, and Advocacy
Min. 2 Years
About this Role
Additionally, you will help develop and maintain strong relationships with ward and operating room crew as well as develop/implement mentoring programs across the surgical healthcare system.
What You Will Contribute
• Maintain records and perform evaluations as necessary, of all training projects and donations, as directed by the Director of ETA
• Document processes related to project delivery to increase effectiveness of future projects.
• Work with the Multidisciplinary Program team to select participants for on-ship skills sharing.
• Work with post-graduate training programs to facilitate surgical and anesthesia residencies on board.
• Work alongside and supervise mentoring participants from the host country and establish their learning needs and objectives.
• Adapt, facilitate, and direct mentoring in the ship hospital. This includes the development of mentoring programs for each specialty.
For This Role, You Will Need
• Nursing degree, equivalent to BScN or higher level
• At least 3 years of relevant nursing experience including recent work experience in perioperative and/or operating room nursing.
• Required experience working and/or training in healthcare in resource-limited settings
• Must be fluent in English
• French language skills – International B1 Level (or equivalent), B2 level strongly preferred when serving in Francophone countries.
• Keen interest in building the capacity of healthcare providers in the surgical ecosystem in low-resource contexts through the development and deployment of training programs.
• Ability to organize and plan work effectively within a team and organizational context.
• Must be able to make sound management decisions in difficult situations and be able to work in a participatory and inclusive team context.
• Must have excellent written and oral communication skills and possess cross-cultural awareness and sensitivity.
• Supportive of Mercy Ships mission and vision and committed to its core values.
• Understand and apply servant leadership, work collaboratively with integrity, and demonstrate accountability.
• Able to live in and contribute to community life, requiring stable and healthy interpersonal skills.
• Successful completion of Mercy Ships On Boarding will be required within the first year.