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 28th April 2022


Partners In Health – Lesotho is hiring a full time critical care specialist to support ICU and oxygen-related activities in Lesotho. Seeking a highly motivated physician with experience in health systems strengthening in rural and/or resource-limited settings and expertise in the critical care and oxygen therapy. The duration of the contract is approximately 12 months.

This recruitment is time sensitive and will be assessing candidates on a rolling basis. Interested applicants should send a CV to Dr. Afom Andom (aandom@pih.org).

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 advertise a number of Trainee Fellowships open to anaesthetists in training who are interested in undertaking a placement in a low resource setting. Please check their website for up to date opportunities.


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