Global Strategies Field Volunteers (GSFV) staff projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), India, Liberia and Zimbabwe. Global Strategies provides travel insurance, visa, round trip flight, ground transportation, and food and lodging allowance. Assignment duration ranges from four weeks to one year. Field Volunteers do not receive compensation for their time for short stays. Compensation for stays greater than three months is negotiable on a case by case basis.
Global Strategies builds longitudinal educational relationships with local organizations and healthcare providers in the countries where we work. Global Strategies Field Volunteers develop these relationships by providing
- Shoulder-to-shoulder clinical mentoring
- Teaching of local neonatal care providers to be capable of passing on their skills
- Novel use of technology to both assess understanding and report on project progress
Global Strategies is recruiting Field Volunteers for the following projects:
- Advancing Baby Care: supporting and equipping local nurses and providers to deliver essential components of maternal and child health
- Advancing Baby Care Instruction: improving the capacity of nursing schools to provide newborn care instruction for nursing students
- Community Mother and Newborn Care: identifying and referring at risk mothers and newborns for care
Goal: Improvements in clinical practice that will reduce maternal and neonatal mortality by 30% compared to baseline in a country that is one of the top five contributors to global neonatal deaths.
Objective: Ability to manage pregnant women and infant care including the common causes of neonatal mortality—infections, prematurity, birth asphyxia – at a site thereby reducing the mortality of the population served.
Eligibility: Eligible Field Volunteers are neonatal nurses, pediatric in-patient nurses, labor and delivery nurses, nurse midwives, board certified pediatricians, family practitioners and OB/GYNs. Pediatric care providers should be comfortable with neonatal care.
How to Apply
Interested applicants are requested to provide a CV, brief personal statement and a list of two references with contact information. Applications and queries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Field Volunteer Application.” After you have submitted your documentation, individuals with skills and experience that we feel match the needs of our projects will be invited to attend an interview. Following a successful interview and application process, applicants are then invited to join our pool.
Global Health Field Volunteer Pool
Members of the pool are considered to be available for assignment. It is therefore very important that you are clear about your availability. Pool members are informed of relevant vacancies as they become available. Placements are determined by project needs and Field Volunteer availability.
Field Volunteers will be required to complete a pre-service training program which includes courses in relevant aspects of maternal and child health, standard operating procedures for Field Volunteers and use of technology in the field setting. Briefings are provided before departure for a field assignment and followed by further briefings upon arrival.