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Maintenance Worker for hospital – Gambia

Join WEC's primary healthcare team in Sibanor as an interim general helper. The clinic provides primary health care services including antenatal, maternity, paediatric and adult medical care. There is a small ward and a specialist HIV clinic.

Be responsible for keeping the clinic rooms stocked with supplies, managing the storerooms, keep the doctors informed about what is available, and help out as a porter in the clinic wherever needed. Possibilities also include administration, or repairs, according to your interests and skills.

Gain local language skills, build relationships with the Muslim staff, and be involved in discipleship activities in the community alongside the Gambian church.

Qualities & Gifts Sought

Flexibility and a willingness to try new things are essential. This role would suit anyone interested in studying medicine or nursing and would like to experience work in a low-income setting.

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About Medical ministry

WEC has been involved in medical work from its beginnings in the Congo, the Amazon and the Himalayas. Our members today run clinics and hospitals, offer expertise in fields like HIV-AIDS, ophthalmology, midwifery, dentistry, etc in several countries across Africa, Asia, and Central America.

One midwifery nurse writes: "Three mornings a week I work at a local hospital. Together with a local nurse we encourage women with newborn babies to breastfeed their infant. We have only a few minutes with each mother yet it is a great opportunity to share God’s love with these young women at a very special, precious and at the same time vulnerable moment of their lives. … The midwives in the maternity hospital there have asked for more training in dealing with complicated deliveries."

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About Gambia

The Gambia in West Africa is surrounded by Senegal and the Atlantic Ocean. Its area is 10,689 sq kilometres with a population of nearly 1,900,000. The Gambia River flows through the centre of the country and into the Atlantic Ocean. Banjul is the Gambian capital, and the largest cities are Serekunda and Brikama.
[source: Wikipedia]

WEC's mission statement: Reaching out together in word and deed to share God’s love in the Gambia.

In the Gambia, WEC international co-operates with different government departments, non-governmental organisations and charitable organisations to support national development efforts and capacity building through its holistic ministries.

WEC international in the Gambia is registered with the government as an NGO (Non-Governmental Organisation) since 1966. We have established different social programmes in order to contribute to the development efforts of the government and other stakeholders. We have projects in agriculture, medical work, education and youth, and literacy.

[source: WEC International website]

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Details

Position Type
Practical & Maintenance
Health & Medical

Contract Type
3-12 months i Ideal commitment between 3 months and 1 year

Location
Sibanor
Gambia
Africa
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