Friday, 22 January 2010

United Nations Volunteer Medical Specialist

Is there no mountain high enough for you, Doctor?

If you are a Medical Dr (General Practitioner, Obstetrician/Gynaecologist, Paediatrician, Internist (Specialist in Internal medicine) or Psychiatrist/Psychologist) who would like to explore the possibility of working in the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho for a period of 24 months, the UN system in Lesotho is offering you an excellent opportunity to join the UNV Medical Drs programme as a United Nations Volunteer Medical Specialist.

This USAID and UN supported programme has been designed within the context of the short-term Emergency Human Resource Plan for Lesotho.

The objective of the programme is to support the Government by deploying Medical Doctors at different levels of the health care system to both provide care but also train and build capacity of local staff in providing care.

Trained Medical Drs with competencies are urgently required to help mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS in Lesotho, which has the third highest prevalence rate (23%) in the world and to reduce the incidence of Maternal and Child Mortality.

The United Nations system in Lesotho through UNDP is seeking to fill several posts for International Professional in the above specified fields of practice.

Please apply by sending your CV to @ by the deadline of 5 February 2010.

If you are already registered as a UN Volunteer, please also include your UNV roster number in your communication.

If successful, you will be offered a 24-months contract as a UNV volunteer with a monthly volunteer living allowance (VLA) intended to cover housing, basic needs and utilities, equivalent to US$ 1729 for single person, US$ 1979 for person with one dependant, and US$ 2179 for person with two or more recognized dependants; settling-in-grant (if applicable); life, health, and permanent disability insurance; return airfares (if applicable); resettlement allowance for satisfactory service.

If you are qualified outside the country we will facilitate your registration process and secure your resident permits. Accommodation will be offered to those Doctors engaged under this programme.

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