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Findon, Helen C
01-08-2010, 02:10 AM
Site Coordinator for Imperial College London EWH Summer Institute in Tanzania
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Imperial-EWH seeks to fill the position of Site Coordinator for the 2010 Summer Institute in Tanzania.

About the Programme
The Imperial-Engineering World Health (EWH) Summer Institute is a 2-month programme that provides students with the opportunity to use their engineering skills to improve healthcare in a developing country. The 2010 Summer Institute will take place in Tanzania, where students will receive one month of training, followed by one month in hospital where they will repair and maintain medical equipment.

About the Position
The Site Coordinator is a two-month contracted position based in Tanzania. The Site Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating on-the-ground logistics, liaising with local instructors and officials, organizing student events and technical projects, and serving as the main point of contact for ground activities in Tanzania. The Site Coordinator should have experience with Tanzania and Kiswahili language.

Benefits include wages, transportation, housing, food, Kiswahili language lessons (optional), medical instrumentation lessons (optional) and some tourism.

For more information about EWH or the Imperial-EWH Summer Institute, please visit http://www.ewh.org. To apply to this posting, please send an email to ewhsi@imperial.ac.uk with your CV and a cover letter no later than February 1st, 2010. Please include "Site Coordinator" in the subject line of the email.

The site coordinator will be expected to adhere to the following requirements:

1. You must participate in the entire Imperial-EWH Summer Institute (July 8 to September 11, 2010), which includes participation in a post-institute conference in London.

2. You must participate in pre-departure planning and coordination (no training is offered), and liaise with the Imperial-EWH office throughout the 2-month Summer Institute (almost daily check-ins)

3. During the first month of the Summer Institute, you must be present at the training centre each working day, assisting in the organization and operation of training events.

4. During the second month of the Summer Institute, you must travel (often alone) to the different hospitals where students are located, assisting in any logistical, technical or medical need. You will be the first contact in the event of any emergency.

5. You must participate in one required social event during the Summer Institute.

6. This contract does not exclude other work for the general public, another employer, and does not require you to work for Imperial College London.

7. Accepting this position does not make you an employee of Imperial College London.

8. Engineering experience will be highly desirable, but not required.

9. Experience in Tanzania and fluency in Kiswahili will be highly desirable
The site coordinator will receive the following benefits:

1. You will receive transportation to/from an airport that you designate to Kilimanjaro International Airport in Tanzania.

2. You will receive transportation to/from the airport and the training centre.

3. You will receive transportation to/from London, lodgings and food to participate in the post summer conference.

4. You will receive housing and food during the participation period.

5. You will receive 4 weeks of language training in Kiswahili (optional).

6. You will receive 4 weeks of medical instrumentation training (optional).

7. You will receive a contract fee. You will be considered to be an independent contractor and you will be responsible for paying all relevant taxes.

Dr Helen Clare Findon
Imperial EWH Summer Institute Administrative Coordinator
Department of Bioengineering
Imperial College London
South Kensington Campus
Royal School of Mines Building

Tel: +44 (0)20 7594 5146
web: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/bioengineering