Public Health Director in Central Asia
This well-established and respected NGO's health sector includes training and programmes in mental health, physiotherapy, community health and eye-care.
You will develop the strategic direction of the health programme, and assess, improve and maintain its effectiveness.
Line-manage the Project Managers and supervise the programme; improve relations with government and donors; develop personal and professional networking.
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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This position is unsalaried, as all WEC personnel look to God to provide their personal needs.
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)
Dr Helen Roseveare, who developed hospitals in the Congo, and overcame incredible challenges, said 'Jesus is worth it'.
WECer Maud Kells OBE from Northern Ireland pioneered nursing training in the Congo