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Ethiopia: Gynecologist/Medical Doctor as Medical Coordinator of Obstetrics Clinic in Ethiopia Job Vacancy in Ethiopia

Organization: TARGET e.V. Ruediger Nehberg
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 31 Jul 2018

TARGET e.V. Ruediger Nehberg is looking for a medical doctor in the field of gynecology and obstetrics for coordination and patient care at our obstetrics clinic in northern Ethiopia.

TARGET is a German development aid organization based in Hamburg. We have been campaigning against female genital mutilation for more than a decade, working closely with Islamic representatives in their countries. TARGET is neither religiously nor politically motivated.

In cooperation with the German Professional Association of Gynecologists (Berufsverband der Frauenärzte e.V. - BVF), TARGET has been running a small obstetrics clinic on the edge of the Afar region in northeastern Ethiopia since mid-2015. The clinic addresses medical problems of genitally mutilated girls and women in Afar region (FGM II and III) and is the only professional medical facility in the close vicinity, with an operating theater, pharmacy, laboratory and 10 in-patient beds. With the help of the German BVF, the clinic is equipped and designed according to European standards. In addition to gynecological and obstetrics care, emergency procedures such as caesarean sections and minor obstetric and gynecological surgeries are also possible. Currently we have about 30 births and an average of 2 cesarean sections a month, with these figures set to increase in future.

The clinic is operated through a national team of anesthesiologists, nurse-midwives, pharmacist, laboratory assistant, as well as a German technician and a German-Ethiopian project coordinator. The team receives monthly support from dedicated gynecologists, midwives, nurses and anesthesiologists from Germany and other European countries.

For the succession of our international doctor and medical coordinator, we are looking for a surgically experienced gynecologist and obstetrician with European or Swiss medical licensure who is interested in being part of the clinic management and in being the senior physician for at least one year on-site.

As our medical coordinator you need:

  • a licensure as a medical doctor in Europe or Switzerland with specialization in gynecology/obstetrics and sound work experience in emergency obstetrics surgeries such as CS and related obstetrics and gynecological procedures
  • at least two years of work experience
  • ability to command authority and respect through assertiveness, through a sense of diplomacy and sensitivity to cultural differences as well as ability to prioritize and take initiative
  • willingness to assume responsibility for medical decisions as the leading doctor of the clinic
  • experience in administration and management or team leadership is an advantage
  • travel or work experience in a developing country is an advantage
  • good knowledge of written and spoken English is necessary; knowledge of German and/or Arabic is beneficial
  • knowledge of tropical medicine is an asset

How to apply:

Further information on the position of the Medical Coordinator can also be found at

You want to work with us against the cruel practice of female genital mutilation? Send your application incl. CV with references, a motivation letter with the earliest job entry date and your desired salary as well as a summary of your surgical experience in obstetrics and gynecology to

Mrs. Katja Kaessner

Kindly use 'TARGET Gynecologist Ethiopia' as reference for your email. Application deadline is 31 July 2018.

While we appreciate all applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. As this is a rolling application, we reserve the right to hold interviews prior to the application deadline.

The TARGET Team is looking forward to your compelling application!

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