Medical Director of eye hospitals in Central Asia
A new post with responsibilities for planning and project development of an optical health service, running two private eye hospitals. Also involvement in small and large government eye hospitals, and training programmes.
Oversee professional development, training, capacity building, supervising, monitoring and evaluation.
Qualities & Gifts Sought
Ophthalmologist or senior medical doctor with both experience and interest in training. Good management and communication skills. Fluent written and spoken English, but willingness to learn the local language.
Commitment to develop excellent and sustainable eye care for all. Ability to work methodically and effectively without direct supervision, and willingness to live and work in an unpredictable cross-cultural context.
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About Medical Ministry
WEC International has been involved in development through medical
work from its beginnings in the 1920s – in the Congo, the Amazon, and
WEC helps local churches run clinics and hospitals, offering expertise in fields like HIV-AIDS, ophthalmology, midwifery and dentistry. Our medical staff have served in several countries across Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Central America.
What's it like to be a medical missionary?
"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." (a midwife)
"I have loved my time at Sibanor with WEC. I have had the opportunity to learn new skills, develop in confidence as a doctor, and grow in my Christian faith. It has been a huge privilege to be welcomed by the Gambian people and to serve alongside the amazing missionary team here." (Dr Will)
Read why Dr Helen Roseveare says 'Jesus is worth it'.
Learn about missionary nurse Maud Kells OBE – another WEC pioneer.