Central Tibetan Administration:
Department of Health (DoH)
Title: Project Manager
Overview: A Tibetan professional with a business, medical or information technology background needed to help coordinate, monitor and evaluate a pilot tele-medicine program.
Service Code: CTA-DoH-02-2012
Service Track: Professional
Host Institute Information: DOH seeks to make Tibetan refugee settlements viable by improving the basic health of the Tibetan refugee population in India and Nepal. The department has 7 hospitals, 4 primary health centers and 43 clinics. Active programs include:
• Drinking water and sanitation • Health education and training
• Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS prevention and control
• Health data collection • Reproductive health care
• Substance abuse and mental health • Hepatitis B control and prevention
• Malaria prevention and control
To address the shortage of resident doctors in rural areas, DoH will be launching a ground breaking pilot project in partnership with an Indian tele-medicine company to install tele-medicine technology in two of its hospitals in central and northeast India (Bhandara and Miao) to deliver quality healthcare to residents otherwise without access to care. A project manager is sought to work closely with DoH staff and to help coordinate, monitor and evaluate the project. S/he will assist DoH in its interface with the hospital and the tele-medicine firm partnering with DoH. The manager will develop the proper tech infrastructure and tele-medicine infrastructure and connectivity at the hospital to ensure that the program is effective and efficient. The position will be based in Dharamsala but will involve regular travel to the hospitals in Miao (Arunachal Pradesh) and Bhandara (Maharashtra). The manager will monitor the service provided by the tele-medicine provider, patient interaction with the virtual physicians, and track costs to ensure that the program is on budget.
AT A GLANCE:
Opening: 1 Fellow
Experience Level: Mid-Advanced
Time Commitment: 6 months+
Field Based: No
Host Type: CTA
Start Date: July 1, 2012
Eligibility & Benefits:
• Small monthly stipend
• Partial assistance with accommodation
Strong project management and evaluation skills. Background in medicine or IT a plus. Ability to work both independently and within a team. Good people and communication skills and willingness to travel.
Tibet Corps seeks to inspire Tibetans to become directly engaged in tangible work to build and strengthen the Tibetan community, its organizations and institutions, and the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), to surmount barriers and gaps in space and resources, building on our own collective strength to support the Tibetan people.
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