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The Lilongwe Institute of Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery (LION) is an autonomous not-for-profit institution owned by the LION Trust. The institute will be established with a comprehensive, efficient and effective system gearing at sustainable financing, HR development, retention of skilled staff, maintenance, data collection, research, and service delivery to the private and public sector, with all principles of good governance and ensuring access to care especially for vulnerable groups.

LION will provide quality services in trauma, orthopaedics, neurosurgery, with the goal of reducing the high level of disability and its economic impact on the people of Malawi, on the individual and on community level. There will be state of the art radiology and laboratory services on site.

LION will contribute to the training of orthopaedic and trauma surgeons, neurosurgeons, anaesthesiologists, radiologists, specialized nurses, rehabilitation staff, and managerial staff for implementation of the new management system. As LION staffing saturates and services are scaled up, LION will contribute substantially to the training of specialist personnel for the districts and rural areas.
LION will function as the department of orthopaedic and neurosurgery at Kamuzu Central Hospital, and will provide quality essential services for free. LION will also have a private wing and offer a comprehensive range of orthopaedic, neurosurgical and rehabilitation services to paying patients.

We are looking for staff with high professional standards. Private business skills and experience, in addition to relevant experience from the civil service, is an added advantage. Only candidates with degrees from accredited institutions need apply.

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the core management team of LION, all positions will report directly to the CEO

Position: Nursing Director

Education / experience

  • Registered Nurse, Master’s Degree in Nursing, Health, Management or other relevant field, minimum five years’ experience as Senior Nursing Manager, or similar relevant positions.
  • A qualification in management is an added advantage.

Core competencies

  • Achieving results
  • Being accountable
  • High moral integrity
  • Thinking analytically and strategically
  • Working in teams

Additional information

Successful applicants will be given a three months limited probation contract to work at Haukeland University Hospital (HUH) in Norway. During this three month stay in Norway the team will develop, with assistance from mentors at HUH, the core policies and managerial systems that need to be in place before the new LION facility opens its doors in 2021. Successful candidates will then be given a contract with the LION Trust upon return to Lilongwe, and continue working for LION.

Detailed job descriptions will be developed within the three month stay in Norway, and all candidates must be prepared to apply their skills and competence in compliance with the vision and values of LION.

The job descriptions will summarize the main duties of the job; it neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties.

Salary: Salary package according to relevant civil service grade, including training.

Location: KCH compound, Lilongwe

How to apply

To apply Please send:

  1. Application consisting of; one-page-cover letter, and one-page statement detailing career goals and interests,
  2. CV, including three relevant references that can be reached by phone and e-mail,
  3. certified copies of relevant certificates and written references

The application should have the title of the position sought as the subject. Only applicants shortlisted will be contacted. Interested qualified candidates should submit their application and CV as pdf files (not certificates or references) by e-mail to:

Email: gmei@helse-bergen.no

Original hard copies of application letter, CV and certified photocopies of relevant Certificates and references must be submitted to:

The Lilongwe Institute of Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery (LION) Trust,

Attn.: Mrs Emmie Mokowa Luwemba

The application (both e-mail and original hard copy) must be received no later than 2:00 pm, Friday, 18th September, 2020. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews in October November 2020. LION is an Equal opportunity Employer. We encourage women to apply.

Skills Required

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