Opportunities

On the right are links to websites with information regarding global health opportunities.  Below are specific adverts that you may wish to apply for. Overseas fellowships & opportunities are currently limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Updated 16th May 2021


Paediatric Anaesthesia Trainer, Kamuzu Central Hospital, Lilongwe, Malawi 2021/22 (duration 3 months +)

A fantastic opportunity to strengthen the safety and quality of paediatric anaesthesia in Malawi by training and mentoring existing Anaesthetic Clinical Officers (ACOs) to subspecialise in paediatric anaesthesia. Duties would include:

  • Supervision of ACOs in provision of anaesthesia for neonatal and paediatric surgery.
  • Quality improvement projects
  • Identify opportunities for curriculum development in ACO training program

The post is open to anaesthetists in latter part of training and at consultant level. It would be appropriate for a career break at any career stage. The successful candidate will have at least 1 year of experience in paediatric anaesthesia at postgraduate level, hold FRCA (or equivalent) and be able to independently anaesthetise neonates. Positions are available for 3 months or longer, start date flexible. The appointee will be supported throughout by a consultant anaesthetist familiar with the host department having worked there for a year.

The full job advert can be found on the RCOA website. For further information please contact Dr Andrew Blevin (Andrew.blevin@nhs.net).


Zambia Anaesthesia Development Project – remote teaching fellowship       
Zambia Anaesthesia Development Program is an international partnership supporting the development of safe surgery in Zambia.

This fellowship provides anaesthetists in training with the opportunity to gain an international, cross-cultural training experience through supporting anaesthesia development from their home country.  Advert can found on the RCOA website. For more information contact infogadp@gmail.com

Closing date: 25 May 2021
Starts: Aug 2021 and Feb 2022


Consultant Anaesthetists, Caithness General Hospital, Wick: Innovative arrangements to support global health work including full time, part time, annualised hours and flexible working options – the job can offer 10 weeks per annum of overseas work which will be captured in your Job Plan alongside the work in NHS Scotland. You will have the support of the Global Health Academy, which can identify projects for you to join overseas and can assist in arrangements for self directed projects. Link here. Closing date 3rd September 2020


Opportunity at Debre Berhan University, Ethiopia (ST5+, Post-CCT, Consultants): An opportunity to spend a period of 1-2 months & up in the department of anaesthesia in DBU-Ethiopia, assisting with the delivery of anaesthesia education programs and developing the anaesthesia service at Debre Berhan Referral Hospital and affiliated hospitals. Further details here. For contact details PM WAS via our FB page here. 

The Global Partnerships department at the RCoA are currently advertising a number of Trainee Fellowships open to anaesthetists in training who are interested in undertaking a placement in a low resource setting. These include:

Opportunities for UK anaesthetists in training (CT2+) and post CCT at BKL Walawalkar Hospital, Dervan, India.

Applications are invited for anaesthetists in training (CT2 onwards) and post CCT Anaesthetists to act as Visiting Registrar in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at the Bhaktashreshta Kamlakar Laxman Walawalkar Hospital, Dervan, Maharashtra, in India. This is a 3-6 months commitment designed to provide experience in the fields of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care in a rural setting. See here.

Musana International Anaesthesia Education Fellow (6-12m from Aug 2020 or Feb 2021)

The Musana International Anaesthesia Education Fellow position is a unique role for a highly motivated individual to join a team of experienced faculty in the Department of Anaesthesia at Busitema University Faculty of Health Sciences. Their role will be to provide support to Busitema University, Department of Anaesthesia as they develop their academic and teaching capacity. Open to all stages of training. See here.


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