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Business Consultant for Collaborating Hospitals

1 Year or More, Africa, based in North America, Kenya, Business
Duration: 1 Year or More
Locations: based in North America , Africa
Program Description
Program Costs
Why Go?
Program Description

The World Health Organization has declared disability as the single, fastest growing, global health need. Our project makes connections between Assistive Technology (AT) manufacturers, distributors, training programs and funders for hospitals and service providers to enable appropriate AT to bring adults and children with disabilities from isolation to true hope in low resource settings in Africa and Asia.

The person who accepts the Business Consultant for Collaborating Hospitals position will be a key catalyzing spark to create new links for hospitals with existing AT resources. Hospitals will be enabled to effectively serve the social, intellectual, physical and spiritual needs of people with disabilities.

You will also sit with hospital leadership to make a multi-year strategic plan for scaling up to appropriate assistive technology provision, including wheelchair services. Other assistive technology provision, such as prosthetics, orthotics, assisted and augmented communication, and others may also included.

In consultation with Project Manager, collaborate with participating local hospitals to:

  • Estimate AT need profile in population served by hospitals
  • Assess AT resources availability in country
  • Understand local government setting, including importation guidelines
  • Link to training resources
  • Link to affordable and appropriate AT sources and suppliers
  • Interface with local and international AT resource networks, including funding
  • Develop plans for training or hiring and training staff

Work will include:

  • Investigating supply chain
  • Fundraising through corporations and foundations for start-up costs by collaborating hospitals
  • Creating partnerships between the public and private sectors for resources
  • Introducing AT that is appropriate to local setting
  • Interfacing with other organizations active in AT globally and locally
  • Recognizing the critical importance for hospitals to achieve ability to pay their AT team in sustainable manner and have sufficient funding for AT devices.
  • Collaborating and planning with Project Manager

This is a full-time position. It can be fulfilled from anywhere in North America where supplied with good internet and a hub for international travel. Hospital locations include multiple countries in Africa and Asia.

Are you ready to leverage your professional skills overseas? If so, learn more today by emailing or apply by clicking on Get Started!

Qualifications (obtained or in process):
  • Able to work well in teams
  • Business project planning
  • Must have or learn familiarity with global AT resources, networks, policies and practices
  • Familiarity with faith-based health providers of international medical missions is helpful
  • Self-starter
  • Willing to travel to two North American conferences annually
  • Willing to take (estimating) 1 trip to each of 4 international hospital locations annually
  • Demonstrated capacity for effective participatory learning, collaboration, planning
  • English is required, some locations may require translation.
Program Costs

*Customized budget created for each applicant:

  • Fundraising training, consulting, and coaching is available for all participants, helping them reach their budgetary goals.

*Contact for more information.

Why Go?

Are you passionate about connecting people, processes and resources with those who are physically limited?

Do you enjoy collaboration and cultural learning?

If you answered "yes" then this position could be for you! IDEAS is seeking a qualified professional who can collaborate with our partner hospitals to ensure they receive the resources and Assistive Technology needed to support their local communities.

As a candidate for this program, you have the chance to join a robust network that is providing mobility, strength, transformation and hope to those who are often overlooked and forgotten. Your contribution can help bring someone from the shadows of shame out into the light of hope.

You will also have the opportunity to explore and engage exciting locations, diverse cultures and incredible men, women and children. You will experience new sights, sounds and flavors, from bustling cities to rural villages and farmland.

Are you ready to leverage your professional skills overseas? If so, learn more today by emailing or apply by clicking on Get Started!