Ecuador Medical Programs Coordinator

Timmy Global Health
  • Location
    Santo Domingo, Ecuador
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Feb 14

Position description

Location: Santo Domingo (Coast)
Chontapunta (Amazon/Tena)

Employee Status: Full time

Term of Service: 2 years (Position must start by March 25th, 2017)

Compensation & Other Benefits:

  • ●  Geographically competitive monthly stipend of $1,000;

  • ●  International Health Insurance during term of service;

  • ●  Two weeks annual paid home leave;

  • ●  Two weeks annual paid vacation;

  • ●  6 days annual paid sick leave;

  • ●  Visa to work in Ecuador (if non-Ecuadorian citizen);

  • ●  Flight and expenses for one international development conference or training


Timmy Global Health (TGH) is an Indianapolis-based nonprofit that seeks to expand access to health care, while empowering students and volunteers to tackle today’s most pressing global health challenges. In collaboration with our international and US partners, we facilitate medical service teams and channel financial, medical, and human resources to community-based health projects in the countries where we serve. Through our work, TGH seeks to strengthen local health systems while promoting a spirit of humanitarianism and global awareness among our volunteers.

Minimum Job Requirements/Skills/Abilities

  •   Two-year commitment (March 2017- March 2019)

  •   Demonstrated work history

  •   Experience with global health development strongly preferred

  •   Fluency in English and Spanish

  •   Bachelor’s/ undergraduate degree required, Master’s degree preferred

  •   Travel experience and experience living abroad (Latin America preferred)

  •   Flexible personality - ability and interest in assuming very diverse tasks

  •   Strong work ethic and dedication to the position

  •   Competency regarding topics in international development, development economics, poverty alleviation, international aid, NGO work, and public health

  •   Experience coordinating volunteers and working with students

  •   Confidence to travel and work independently throughout Ecuador

  •   Charisma and comfort leading and working with large groups of people, including US medical professionals and US students

  •   Excellent writing skills, strong leadership skills, and strong interpersonal/communication skills

  •   Ability to work independently, but also cooperate effectively with teams based in Ecuador and the United States

    Medical Service Teams

  •   Coordinate with Timmy’s Ecuadorian partner organization, Hombro a Hombro, medical service team requirements involving the design of team budgets and itineraries.

  •   Support Hombro a Hombro regarding team logistics including Ministry of Health requirements and customs authorization, lodging, airport transfers, and cultural activities.

  •   In coordination with TGH headquarters, manage standardized materials involving volunteer communication, medical protocols, surveys, and trip reports.

  •   Meet with community members and Ecuadorian partner organizations to organize clinical programming involving patient numbers, public health programming, and CHP responsibilities.

  •   Lead 4-5 diverse medical service teams comprised of doctors (of numerous specialties), nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physical therapists, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, and student volunteers in orientation, clinic processes, and reflection throughout the year.

  •   Track medicine indicators to ensure required medicines are utilized properly.

  •   Manage support staff of medical service teams, such as long term volunteers, other TGH staff and local interpreters and medical professionals as needed.

  •   Facilitate public health educational activities during medical clinics.

  •   Operate Timmy Global Health’s electronic medical record system, TimmyCare.

  •   Lead planning and implementation of public health or other specialized medical teams (e.g. surgical or physical therapy teams).

  •   Maintain a professional and culturally appropriate communication between local partners and TGH. 

Application instructions

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