Assistant Program Mentor – Intern at International Medical Aid

November 8, 2019

 

International Medical Aid is a broad-based not-for-profit organization striving to improve access to medical and public health resources in the world’s most impoverished areas through fully staffed and strategically deployed mobile healthcare campaigns.

Job Summary

Assistant Program Mentor Intern for an educational travel organization that facilitates healthcare placements and medical aid campaigns in Kenya.

Job Description

Reporting to the local Senior Program Mentor, International Medical Aid’s Assistant Program Mentor Intern will be involved in the day-to-day coordination of housing, transportation, local tours, safaris and hospital placements for foreign students, doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. The Mentor will be responsible for overseeing IMA’s interns and assuring their safety and comfort at all times. Additionally, the Assistant Program Mentor will be involved in coordinating IMA’s mobile medical and hygiene clinics.

Key Roles:

Daily management and oversight of healthcare electives and medical placements including the following:

  • Coordination of housing, transportation, and food
    • Facilitation of hospital placements
    • Accounting of all program-related expenses/costs
    • Daily oversight of interns both in residence and hospital
    • Coordinating and leading local tours of attractions in Mombasa including Fort Jesus, Mamba Village, and Haller Park
  • Providing local area and hospital orientation for program participants including a comprehensive overview of the following:
    • Participant Code of Conduct
    • Country-Specific Safety Precautions including warnings about the use of “tuk-tuks”, public transportation and motorbikes
    • Universal Precautions
    • Guidelines for Premedical and Medical Students Providing Patient Care During Clinical Experiences Abroad
  • Overseeing the mentorship of interns in healthcare placements
  • Remaining available and responsive to interns concerns or in-case of emergency
  • Participating in monthly hygiene or medical clinics
  • Managing and developing IMA’s growing community of users, shaping our brand identity through our website, blog, and social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)
  • Conceiving and developing new marketing and support materials for IMA’s programs in Kenya

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Tourism, Hospitality, Business Management or any relevant social sciences degree, with a minimum of a second-class upper division from a recognized University
  • Must possess clean criminal and academic record
  • Must possess a very high level of integrity and upload IMA’s ethical standards
  • Must be self-motivated and be able to effectively work with minimum supervision
  • Must have the ability to develop and maintain good relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite including Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Must be familiar with Mombasa city
  • Must be proficient at the use of social media including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Possessing a Driver’s License would be an added advantage

Method of Application

Applicants should send CVs to careers@international-medicalcorps.org

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