EXPATRIATE VACANCIES – LONG TERM POSITIONS
Long term positions are for one year or more. We also have opportunities for short term volunteers. We have families, couples, and singles, and a variety of nationalities from four continents.
Sending by a church or Christian mission organization is a requirement. Normally, although there are exceptions, long term expatriate staff will do language study prior to joining, the length of time depending on the expected length of service at LAMB.
Long Term expatriate staff are seconded by organisations from their home countries. In recent years LAMB has received staff seconded by World Mission Prayer League (WMPL), Interserve, Food for the Hungry International (FHI), Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), Baptist Mission Society (BMS), Japanese Overseas Christian Medical Cooperative Service (JOCS), Church Missionary Society (CMS) and Tearfund although there would be no problem with staff being seconded by other agencies. Each seconding agency has an agreement with LAMB and the details may vary. However, in general expatriate staff are self-supporting and do not receive a salary from LAMB. LAMB provides administrative support to obtain visas, work permits, professional registration etc and with finding local accommodation. LAMB can also help with language study and cultural orientation where this is not provided by the seconding agency.
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The current and near-future LAMB needs for new expatriate staff are as follows
LAMB is looking for a strategic leader with experience of leading large organisations in the developing world and preferably prior experience in Bangladesh to take over the role of Executive Director from December 2015.The Executive Director leads a multinational, cross-cultural team of 9 Directors, who look after different departments at LAMB. A commitment of at least 3 years is expected. Further details will be published soon on the website.
Experienced obstetrician / gynecologist (OBGyn specialist)
LAMB Hospital has a very busy OBGyn department, with over 3600 deliveries per year, and a busyoutpatient and inpatient unit for antenatal, postnatal and gynecological patients. LAMB is looking for a second female OBGyn specialist to support its existing long-term consultant in ensuring quality service for the rural poor of north Bangladesh and helping give clinical leadership to a team of 3-4 senior and 4-5 junior Bangladeshi doctors.
Development specialist (esp to help with project writing/grant finding)
LAMB’s Community Health and Development Program, and also its other departments are involved in a large number (usually over ten at any one time) of internationally-funded, development projects, mainly focused on LAMB’s core expertise in the area of mother and child health. LAMB is seeking an experienced development professional with skills in project development, donor liaison, grant application writing, and project analysis, monitoring and evaluation for a minimum of 1 year.
Obstetrician (or trainee)
Paediatrician (or trainee)
LAMB Hospital has a very busy Paediatric department, with over 3600 deliveries per year, and a busy outpatient and inpatient unit for general paediatrics, as well as an inpatient and outpatient unit for disabled children. LAMB is looking for a second Paediatricianor senior trainee to support its existing long-term consultant in ensuring quality service for the rural poor of north Bangladesh and helping give clinical leadership to a team of 2 senior and 4-5 junior Bangladeshi doctors
Anaesthetist (or trainee)
LAMB is seeking a qualified anaesthetist (consultant/attending or seniortrainee) to support the team of non-medical anaesthetists here. The anaesthetic team consists of 2 senior nurse anaesthetists (trained by visiting foreigners over the years), a medical assistant anaesthetist and two new nurses. Two other nurses also help with on-calls. The hospital has 3 operating theatres, one for mainly general/gynaecology, one for obstetrics and one for small procedures and endoscopies. Most of the caseload is obstetrics (with many high risk cases), gynae and general surgery. There are 3600 deliveries per year, with a 20% Caesarean section rate (2 per day on average). We occasionally operate on neonates, as well as all other age groups.There is a need for a physician anaesthetist to expand the teaching of the newer anaesthesia nurses, to improve the skills of existing nurses, to help manage complex patients within a limited resource setting and to maintain resuscitation skills.
LAMB is building a three-storied building (total 10,000 sqft area) for its school, as the first stage of a larger building project, for which a further 30,000 sqft three storied building for LAMB hospital and core management services will be planned, funded and built. LAMB is seeking a qualified project manager with experience in construction, planning, site supervision and willing to face the challenge of cross-cultural adjustment and supervision in this isolated area of Bangladesh. The school building is expected to be complete in mid 2016, and the larger building by end 2018 at earliest.
Epidemiologist / Research analyst
LAMB partners with local and international researchers to plan, execute and publish high quality research primarily in the area of mother and child health and health systems. LAMB is seeking for an epidemiologist / experienced health researcher in 2015 during the absence of a key long term research staff member.
Teachers for O-level / 10th Grade, English/ sciences/ maths/ social sciences, teaching in English
Teachers for lower grades, teaching in English
LAMB English Medium School serves a student population of around 140 Bangladeshi and some international children, from 4 to 16 years of age. The school’s class sizes are generally around 16, but smaller in the upper school, with challenges of delivering Cambridge English medium education to second language speakers in a vibrant but challenging cross-cultural environment. The greatest need for teachers is in the upper school, for O-levels, but also for the reception and middle school years. While long-term service (2 years or more) is preferred,shorter periods of service are also welcome.
Allied Health Specialist (Physio/OT)
LAMB’s 150 bed Hospital operates a rehabilitation unit for disabled children, for up to 10 inpatients, and also over 1500 outpatients, both at hospital and remote clinics. Also adult physiotherapy services are offered for in and outpatients. LAMB is seeking for an allied health specialist (preferably Physiotherapist) to give clinical support and guidance to our Bangladeshi occupational therapist, and other paramedical, nursing and medical staff.A commitment of at least 1 year is preferable.
LAMB Hospital offers laboratory services to support its 150 inpatient beds, and an average of 200+ outpatients daily. Basic haematology, biochemistry, immunohaematology, serology and microbiology services are offered. LAMB seeks a Laboratory Physician, ideally for 6 to 12 months or more to support our trained Bangladeshi laboratory staff to offer a quality-assured laboratory service for this busy general hospital serving the rural poor of North West Bangladesh.