Volunteer needed – International Office-Vellore,India
Task: Compile a Global Directory of Medical Missions. This will be published after compilation.
Estimated time taken for compilation : 3 years.
Work will involve extensive communication with all stake holders of missions in all countries
Skills required: Computer skills especially desk top publishing and graphics; communication skills through skype and telephone.
Based in Vellore, India
All living expenses will be fully covered
Once a year international travel to come to India and return will be covered. Minimum time to come out will be a year.
Any graduate health professional but this is not an absolute requirement.
Start date: January or February 2012.
An introduction about ICMDA
The International Christian Medical and Dental Association (ICMDA] is a global movement uniting national Christian medical and dental organisations around the world.
All began in 1963 with the ‘International Congress of Christian Physicians’, and then the movement expanded rapidly, changing its name in 1986 to the International Christian Medical and Dental Association. Today it unites around 75 national movements reaching out to Christian medical and dental students and graduates around the globe.
ICMDA seeks to encourage and equip Christian Medical and Dental Students and Graduates to grow to Christian maturity and live out their faith within their clinical practice and beyond.
Christians in medicine and dentistry take their inspiration from Christ, the Great Physician. The example of Jesus in humility washing his disciples’ feet and wiping them with the towel wrapped around his waist is reflected in our logo.
‘I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you’ reminds all Christian doctors and dentists that ‘no servant is greater than his master’ John 13:15-16
Website – www.icmda.net
Name of the position for which applications are being solicited:
Chief Executive Officer
International Christian Medical and Dental Association (ICMDA)
Currently the International office is in Vellore, India and can be relocated as per the need and in discussion with the Board.
Appointing authority: The Board of ICMDA
The CEO is appointed by the Board of ICMDA that consists of members from different regions of the world. The Current Chairman is Dr. Elmer Thiessen from Canada. The CEO is accountable for performance and management to the Board.
This is a full time position and alternative employment is not permissible.
The Role/functions are:
Responsible for sharing and furthering the vision and mission of ICMDA by serving the member national associations to help them fulfill their national mission and vision and to facilitate the establishment of new member bodies.
ü A mature disciple of Jesus Christ
ü Demonstrated Christian leader
ü A senior health professional
ü Experience in organizational governance and management as a CEO or senior leader for about 10 years
ü English fluency; helpful if multilingual e.g., French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian or Arabic
ü Ability and skill in training and mentoring Christian medical leaders
ü Some international experience in networking, speaking and partnerships.
ü Health and aptitude should permit travel- perhaps 10 days a month.
ü History of managing health related projects and raising funds
ü A qualified and reputed medical practitioner or dentist
ü Some experience with medical missionary work/mission hospital experience
ü Skill in communicating
Term of the CEO
The term of the CEO is 4 years at a time with a mid-term evaluation. The Board may extend this for another term. The employment relationship continues as long as both parties are supportive of the relationship. However, we ask candidates to apply only if they are willing to consider 4 or more years of service.
The Chairman of ICMDA will provide the appointment order and discuss the terms of appointment.
The ICMDA office currently is located in Vellore, India and can be shifted to another location in discussion with the executive of the Board.
Negotiable depending on need and the economy of the country in which the CEO is resident. The remuneration will be decided by the Chairman in consultation with appropriate people and the candidate.
Interested applicants may apply as follows:
DEADLINE FOR THE ABOVE: December 20th 2017.
TIME LINE FOR THE PROCESS