Family Medicine Physician Educator | Malawi & Zambia

Seed Global Health

About the organization

Seed Global Health (Seed) envisions a world in which every country, strengthened by a robust health workforce, is able to meet the health needs of its population.

Seed’s mission is to educate a rising generation of health professionals to strengthen access to quality care with a goal of saving lives and improving health.

Seed Nurse, Midwife and Physician Educators are placed as visiting faculty at academic institutions in Malawi, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Zambia for one year. Together with their colleagues, Seed Physician Educators develop or refine locally tailored best practice approaches to medical education and encourage a continuous culture of excellence, responsibility, and accountability in the delivery of health care.


In collaboration with their colleagues in Malawi and Zambia, key educator roles and responsibilities may include (but are not limited to):

- Providing formal and informal clinical instruction and mentorship to medical and nursing students, residents, house staff and faculty colleagues emphasizing best practice standards

- Modeling professional and ethical behavior in all aspects of health care delivery, education and sound clinical diagnostic and therapeutic bedside practice;

- Assisting with creating/adapting/implementing improved clinical guidelines and/or treatment protocols when applicable, and organizing continuing education programs with host country faculty;

- Enhancing existing clinical training systems and structures by developing and implementing innovative teaching tools through collaboration with faculty colleagues;

- Providing classroom-based instruction to undergraduate and post-graduate trainees, incorporating curriculum development and student assessment;

- Providing mentorship/advising to learners and colleagues on dissertations, academic writing, and research;

- Supporting professional development opportunities, including in areas of research and advocacy, requested by partner-country faculty and clinicians;


To be eligible to serve with Seed Global Health as an Family Medicine Physician Educator, you must at minimum:

- A medical degree from an accredited institution

- An active, valid license

- Have registration, qualifications, and/or other form of recognition from a national credentialing body or board in Family Medicine at the time of placement

- Ability to commit to a 12-month placement

- Ability to meet in-country work permit and licensing criteria and obtain clinical license in your placement country

- English language proficiency

Preference is given to applicants who demonstrate:

- Minimum of 6-months living and working in low-resource health care settings either domestically and/or internationally

- Familiarity with teaching and/or administration of post-graduate family medicine training programs

- Experience initiating/supporting new health care training programs

- Experience providing informal and/or formal mentorship to trainees and junior faculty

- An ability to design curricula for and/or provide instruction in the simulation environment

- Experience with successful grant applications, research and academic writing

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Applications must be submitted through Seed's online portal and will be considered on a rolling basis.

You will be required to upload a copy of your medical license and CV, complete two (2) short essay questions, and request three (3) references.

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