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Position Title: Research Assistant Call ID: AHISS.WAD.BEAH.2019.01
Request Num: SR20021 Date Call was Listed: May 20, 2019
Status: Inactive Last Updated: May 20, 2019
Number of Positions: Requested Pending Filled Available
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Position Description
Country: Chad
Calling Organization: Bere Adventist Hospital
Coordinating Organization: Adventist Health International - Student (Loma Linda)
Position Type(s): Administration, Medical, Pastor/Youth Min/Evan, Academic
Length of Service: 6-12 months
Who makes Final Decision:   Calling Org
Beginning Date: Oct 1, 2019 
Ending Date: Jun 1, 2020
Urgent? No
Application Deadline:
Cancel call if not filled by: Jun 1, 2020
Duties:     We are looking for a student missionary to assist with research. This would probably be ideal for something looking to go to medical school. It would entail researching medical diseases and medical literature and writing abstracts and articles for publication in professional medical journals. Other miscellaneous tasks would involve organizing medical equipment and performing inventories and assisting in many various ways in the hospital. Overall, there should be plenty of opportunities for medical exposure, shadowing physicians on daily rounds and doing consultations and performing surgeries and procedures. There would also be evangelistic expectations that the volunteer would be involved on Sabbath and other days, going out into rural villages to teach songs and Bible stories. We would expect this volunteer to be punctual and professional and hard-working and self-motivated and independent, but also able to follow directions. Invariably, there will be expectations of caring (and possibly home-schooling) for missionary children, more so in the first few months, simply due to physician staffing from October to December 2019.
On-site Orientation Provided? No
Stipend during Orientation?  No
Orientation Date:
Voice tape/phone interview required? No
Institution requires signed agreement?  No
Acceptable Dress: modest dress
Unacceptable Dress:  immodest dress
Lodging   (Requests for a specific gender or age must be related to accommodation issues, maturity, safety or culture.)
Lodging:   The volunteer will be expected to live with a local Chadian family. This will mean living as Chadians do, without running water or electricity or privacy; however, the volunteer will have their own hut/room if they desire. They will eat two meals each day with their local family. However, there will be available on the hospital campus a hut with running water and electricity, complete with shower and toilet and kitchen and a place to relax. The volunteer will be expected to help the local family pay for food, which can be expected to be around 45,000XAF/month, roughly $80. Food is not typically considered appetizing, but the vast majority of volunteers appreciate the experience of having a family just the same.
Gender: Either
Age Preference: ANY years
Marital Status: Either
Child Accommodation Available: No
Housing Restrictions:
Qualifications   (Legally, "experience required" must be related to specific duties of position.)
Experience Required:  
Languages:  English(Fluent) Required, French(Average) Prefered
Minimum Education Preferred: 
Currency: Dollars, United States of America
Finance Type: Regular (Shared Funding)
Expense Responsibility Terms/Comments
Visa   Volunteer/Sponsor   volunteer  
Medical / Inoculations   Volunteer/Sponsor   volunteer  
Travel to/from Location (Volunteer)   Volunteer/Sponsor   volunteer  
Travel to/from Location (Spouse)   N/A   n/a  
Local Travel   Volunteer/Sponsor   Transport to/from airport will be arranged for by the hospital and will involve local transport. Cost will be less than $100 each way.  
Travel (Children)   N/A   n/a  
Excess Baggage   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Insurance   Volunteer/Sponsor   Adventist College/Univ for students: For Long Term and Short Term positions: Accident, Sickness & Personal Effects & Baggage (PEB) Insurance Protection for Volunteers. For international volunteers serving in NAD: Short-Term Travel Insurance.  
Accommodations   Volunteer/Sponsor   living with Chadian family, help pay for food  
Utilities   N/A   without running water or electricity or privacy; however, the volunteer will have their own hut/room if they desire. Hospital has utilities the volunteer can use.  
Food / Meals   Volunteer/Sponsor   45,000XAF/month, roughly $80 USD  
Monthly Living Allowance   Volunteer/Sponsor   USD $100/month should be allotted  
Other   Calling Organization    
Travel and Visa
Destination City: N'Djamena, Chad
Airport: N'Djamena
Travel from Airport to Destination: Transport to/from airport will be arranged for by the hospital and will involve local transport. Cost will be less than $100 each way.
Required Inoculations see CDC guidelines. Yellow Fever, Malaria Prophylaxis
Other Medical Recommendations
Visa Required? Yes           Visa Type: tourist/business - to be changed upon arrival
    Who Applies: volunteer
Work Permit Required? No  Who Applies:
Police Clearance Required: No
HIV Clearance Required: No
Child Protection Clearance Required:   No
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Visa/Travel Details:
Requesting Organization
Organization Name: Bere Adventist Hospital
Calling Division: West-Central Africa Division
Calling Union: Central African Union Mission
Calling Conference: Chad Mission
Country: Chad
Supervisor: Netteburg, Olen
Title: Medical Director
Approved By:   Angeli Yutuc, AHI Volunteer Coordinator for Adventist Health International (Loma Linda) on Mar 5, 2019. Entered by: Yutuc, Angeli