Attention Medical Professionals with a Passion for Global Health!

March 25, 2013
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Are you looking to do something meaningful with your free time or your accumulated vacation days? Help Global Strategies improve clinical practices that will reduce maternal and neonatal mortality in countries like the Democratic Republic of Congo and Liberia that are in the top five contributors to global deaths. We are seeking neonatal nurses, pediatric in-patient nurses, labor and delivery nurses, nurse midwives, board certified pediatricians, family practitioners and OB/GYNs for our new Global Health Field Volunteers Program. Check out this opportunity below:

Job Description

Global Strategies Field Volunteers staff projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), India, Liberia and Zimbabwe.  Global Strategies provides travel insurance, visa, round trip flight, ground transportation, and food and lodging allowance.   Assignment duration ranges from four weeks to one year.  Field Volunteers do not receive compensation for their time for short stays.  Compensation for stays greater than three months is negotiable on a case by case basis. 

Watch this video that explains the role of the Global Health Field Volunteer:

Global Strategies builds longitudinal educational relationships with local organizations and healthcare providers in the countries where we work.  Global Strategies Field Volunteers develop these relationships by providing (1) shoulder-to-shoulder clinical mentoring (2) teaching of local neonatal care providers to be capable of passing on their skills (3) novel use of technology to both assess understanding and report on project progress. 


Global Strategies is recruiting Field Volunteers for the following projects:

  • Advancing Baby Care: supporting and equipping local nurses and providers to deliver essential components of maternal and child health
  • Advancing Baby Care Instruction:  improving the capacity of nursing schools to provide newborn care instruction for nursing students 
  • Community Mother and Newborn Care:  identifying and referring at risk mothers and newborns for care

Goal: Improvements in clinical practice that will reduce maternal and neonatal mortality by 30% compared to baseline in a country that is one of the top five contributors to global neonatal deaths.

Objective:  Ability to manage pregnant women and infant care including the common causes of neonatal mortality—infections, prematurity, birth asphyxia – at a site thereby reducing the mortality of the population served.


Eligible Field Volunteers are neonatal nurses, pediatric in-patient nurses, labor and delivery nurses, nurse midwives, board certified pediatricians, family practitioners and OB/GYNs.  Pediatric care providers should be comfortable with neonatal care.

How to Apply

Interested applicants are requested to provide a CV, brief personal statement and a list of two references with contact information.  Applications and queries can be directed to with the subject line “Field Volunteer Application.”

After you have submitted your documentation, individuals with skills and experience that we feel match the needs of our projects will be invited to attend an interview.  Following a successful interview and application process, applicants are then invited to join our pool. 

Global Health Field Volunteer Pool

Members of the pool are considered to be available for assignment.  It is therefore very important that you are clear about your availability.  Pool members are informed of relevant vacancies as they become available.  Placements are determined by project needs and Field Volunteer availability. 

Pre-service Training

Field Volunteers will be required to complete a pre-service training program which includes courses in relevant aspects of maternal and child health, standard operating procedures for Field Volunteers and use of technology in the field setting. Briefings are provided before departure for a field assignment and followed by further briefings upon arrival. 

Application Cycle

Global Strategies has openings for projects immediately and for the 2014-2015 year.  Interested individuals are encouraged to apply by October 2013 for the 2014-2015 openings.

We have challenges with the PEP project with the availability of the kits in some zones. Our success in 10 regions show a real need. So, our first challenge is how to cover the regions that we currently cannot reach.
Dr. Sylvie, Doctor with the PEP project

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