Clinical Coordinator

Swiss TPH Excellence in Global Health The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) is a world-leading institute in global health with a particular focus on low- and middle-income countries. Associated with the University of Basel, Swiss TPH combines research, services, and education and training at local, national and international levels. About 850 people from 80 nations work at Swiss TPH focusing on infectious and non-communicable diseases, environment, society and health as well as health systems and interventions.

The Swiss Centre for International Health (SCIH) is a leading provider of global health consulting and project implementation services. Our objective is to strengthen health systems and improve health service delivery. A number of our projects currently focus on enhancing primary care services through the implementation of clinical decision support systems in low income setting.

A particular focus is currently on the implementation of child health improvement projects in Africa. The position is based in Basel and linked to the need to travel periodically to project sites.

Your position

  • Carry out situation assessments, monitor and evaluate project activities
  • Elaborate clinical guidelines and adapt to local circumstances
  • Lead on the local adaptation of the medical content of the algorithm and maintaining this content
  • Deploy clinical decision support systems in a number of settings
  • Preparation and delivery of training courses for health workers on site
  • Oversee and guide study teams on all clinical and research aspects of the impact study and operational research namely those relating to electronic decision support tools
  • Contribute to the project's monitoring and evaluation framework (including tracking of the theory of change) including progress reports

Your profile

  • Medical degree with at least 4 years clinical experience, at least 1 year pediatric clinical and tropical medicine experience. Specialty diploma in pediatrics would be ideal
  • At least 5 years of international experience working on public health and development issues, including in low and middle income countries (LMIC) contexts
  • Good knowledge in epidemiology and operational research and possibly project management
  • Knowledge and expertise in electronic decision support tools within primary health care settings
  • Experience of interacting with partners and actors from the private and public sector
  • Language skills: Fluent in English. French would be an asset
  • Willingness to travel abroad frequently (6 to 8 weeks per year to project countries)
  • Strong spirit of team work and initiative, and ability to work with professionals in multi-cultural context
  • Ability to take responsibility in a complex cross-cutting department with internal and external project partners

We offer you

  • Working as a clinician in international cooperation projects with Basel based workplace
  • Flexible working time
  • Flat hierarchy with the possibility to bring in own ideas
  • Becoming part of a well-rehearsed, multidisciplinary team and thus benefitting from a broad spectrum of disciplines.

Application / Contact

If you are interested, please submit your application with:

  • CV
  • Motivational letter
  • Salary expectations
  • Names and contact information (email or phone) of 2 references

Please note that we can only accept applications via our online recruiting tool: Applications via e-mail or external recruiter will not be considered.

There is no closing date for application, but we encourage applicants to submit their application as soon as possible. As long as the position is published on the website of Swiss TPH it is still open.

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