Pharmacists wanted by Save The Children to assist with Ebola Response

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Save the Children are looking for pharmacists amongst other health professionals to set up an treatment centre in Sierra Leone for both case management and support to those who are affected.

The clinical staff they are looking for to provide expertise and support include:

Medical Team Leader
Doctors with infectious disease experience
Nurses with infectious disease experience
Health Information Manager
Outreach Manager

Training (which you will be paid for) will be provided before being deployed. These will be for a minimum of four weeks and upto six months at a time. There is a salary, medical insurance and accommodationprovided.

The people they are looking for to work in this emergency outbreak (this outbreak of Ebola has killed more people than all other outbreaks combined) are preferably those who have worked in a humanitarian situation or in international development.

Prior to deployment to the field, a period of paid training will be provided which includes relevant organisation inductions and security training, external training on Ebola risk management (hygiene protocols; use of PPE etc).

Please note: due to the nature of this recruitment, applications will be reviewed as they are received and suitable candidates contacted on an on-going basis, as we build a roster to support the treatment centre over the coming months.

Deployments will be for a minimum of 4 weeks (but may be up to 6 months) and successful candidates will be offered a competitive salary package including medical insurance, accommodation and other benefits

We are interested in hearing from you if you have experience of working in a humanitarian situation or have worked in an international development environment (please outline this in your cover letter).

Applications close October 6th (at midnight UK time) though it wouldn’t surprise me if the job was kept open to allow it to roster pharmacists over a lengthy period of time.

Please go to the job advertisment for more information and to find the job descriptions for any of the positions mentioned above. The pharmacist job description can also be viewed and downloaded below.

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Ngaanyatjarra Health Service Jobs as of Dec 3rd 2010

Cook – Aged Care

Personal Care Assistant

Gardener / Maintenance

Enrolled Nurse – (Medications Endorsed) Aged Care

Kungkarrangkalpa is a 18-bed Aged Care facility located in Wanarn, a small Indigenous Community, in the central desert region of Western Australia. It is highly desirable to have the following:

– Recent Aged Care experience
– Experience in working with Indigenous Clients
– Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
– A food handling certificate or related qualification
– Ability to prepare, cook and serve meals and prepare special meals as required.

Remote Area Nurse

We are seeking a Registered Nurse with remote nursing experience to work with our team of professional Remote Area Nurses, Aboriginal Health Workers, Doctors and other health staff. It is highly desirable to have the following:

· Recent acute experience
· Primary health care experience
· Recent remote nursing experience

This position may require regular remote travel.

Want To Work for AusAid?

The only adverts I usually run are for Ngaanyatjarra Health. However regular readers are probably interested in remote work and possibly international aid work so I am placing up the latest job ad for AusAid:

AusAID Graduate Program 2011

AusAID is the Australian Government’s agency for international development. It plans, coordinates and manages the Australian Government’s overseas aid program, in line with Australia’s national interest. AusAID provides aid to approximately 70 countries, with a strong focus on the Asia-Pacific region. Our staff specialise in, and provide expert advice on, areas of critical importance to developing countries, such as: health, education, infrastructure, agriculture, law and order, governance, the environment and economic growth. AusAID’s offices are in Canberra and in 27 countries around the world (mainly in the Asia Pacific).

What we offer graduates

Working for AusAID gives you a unique, first-hand insight into international diplomacy issues affecting developing countries. Your role as an AusAID employee could be as diverse as:

* preparing submissions and briefings on international development issues for the Minister for Foreign Affairs
* representing AusAID and the Australian Government at international meetings or seminars
* providing policy advice on economic growth, education, environment, gender, governance, health HIV/AIDS,
* pandemics, human rights, infrastructure, regional stability, rural development and water
* providing support to the regional programs of Papua New Guinea, South Asia, East Asia, the Pacific, Africa and the Middle East
* monitoring aid effectiveness (including impacts and outputs of policies and programs)
* managing relationships with non-government organisations and multilaterals such as the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund and the World Health Organisation
* providing disaster relief support and advice to AusAID officers posted overseas following a humanitarian crisis or disaster
* supporting the agency in its delivery of the aid program through corporate functions such as human resources,
* financial management, property management, information services and public affairs.

We offer generous financial support for people wishing to pursue further studies relevant to their work.

Other benefits include attractive salaries and conditions and family-friendly work practices.


Graduates for either corporate or program and policy areas of the agency who possess:

* exceptional analytical and research skills
* strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
* cultural sensitivity and an awareness and interest in other cultures
* initiative, drive and the highest professional and ethical standards
* commitment to, and a keen interest in, development
* a commitment to working for the Government.


All disciplines welcomed

* Australian Citizens ONLY
* A three-year university degree
* A keen desire to work in the Aid Program

To apply please visit our website (

Application dates
March / April each year (approx) – see our website for full details (

Vacation Work – applications accepted between 1 – 31 August 2010

Position locations: Canberra

Further information call on (02) 6206 4523 or visit our website (

Aboriginal Health Service Pharmacist Required

Ngaanyatjarra Health is looking for a second pharmacist. This is the first pharmacist position in a remote aboriginal health service to be funded by the federal Department of Health and Ageing and the Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health.

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