Advert: Project Manager for the College of Physicians and Surgeons (CPS) of South Sudan


Applications are invited for the time limited post of a Project Manager to head the development of the proposed College of Physicians and Surgeons (CPS) of South Sudan. Ideally the candidate will be a senior South Sudan clinician, but applicants from any part of the world who are actively practising clinicians at consultant or specialist level and who have a postgraduate qualification in any clinical discipline may apply. Retired and   experienced specialists may be considered for the post. This is an Honorary post which will be recognised by the Government of South Sudan.  The successful candidate will receive support with reimbursement of travel expenses and hotel accommodation for limited trips to or from South Sudan.

The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with the Honorary Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Programme Director for South Sudan, senior clinicians in South Sudan and elsewhere, and with appropriate officers in the Ministries of Health and Higher Education. The post will involve laying the ground for the development of the College and may involve travelling to the United Kingdom to visit Royal Colleges to seek assistance and advice, as well as consultation with other professional groups and established Colleges in Africa, the UK, North America, Australasia and the Scandinavian countries. The Project Manager will need to establish links with the West African College of Physicians, the East and Central African College of Surgeons and Colleges in the Republic of South Africa. At the end of the project, estimated to be no longer than eighteen months, the Project Manager is expected to produce a comprehensive report to direct the inception and running of the College.

The project work will include developing physical infrastructure, overseeing the writing of a constitution for the College and facilitating the enshrining of the CPSSS in the statute books as an Independent Institution to provide postgraduate training and confer specialist qualifications on medical specialists.

All applications should be accompanied with a recently updated curriculum vitae and a personal statement of no more than two A4 pages  stating the reasons why the candidate thinks they are suitable for this post and what attributes they bring to the project. Interviews will be arranged to select the most suitable candidate for the post.

Applications must be sent to the address below no later than 5PM on 5th June 2012:

The Undersecretary,

Ministry of Health,

Republic of South Sudan

P O Box 88

Juba, South Sudan


Applications may also be sent to the following e-mail: [email protected].

Received applications will be acknowledged by email.