Maranatha Health
Location: Uganda
Finance: Salary/Allowance, Personal Support
Duration: 3‑12 months, Over 12 months
Activity: Health & Medical
Posted: 18 Sep 2019
Closes: Open-ended


Maranatha Health

Position: Doctor - (General Practitioner/Paediatrician/Physician)

Location: Fort Portal, Uganda

Employment type: Volunteer

Key responsibilities

This role is focused on providing curative and preventative health services, especially in the area of maternal and child health. The key responsibilities include:

  • Diagnosis, treatment and quality management of clinic patients
  • Providing oversight, teaching and support to the clinical team and visiting medical students
  • Working in OPD and conducting daily ward rounds
  • Liaising with lab technicians to ensure results are reviewed and necessary follow up provided
  • Offering on-call support via phone and attending the clinic if required
  • Supporting the management team to assist with HR decision-making and other organisational issues around clinical staff

Education and experience

We are seeking a doctor/s with an interest in developing world medicine to join our clinical team. GPs, physicians or paediatricians would be ideal but generalists with experience for three or more years in training programs would be suitable. There is currently an experienced Ugandan doctor at the clinic, along with a large clinical team.


Start date: January 2020.

We are ideally seeking a doctor for a period of at least 12 months. However, applicants that can offer 6 or more months may also be considered.


Maranatha Health's project centre and paediatric clinic is located in Fort Portal in Western Uganda, a 4-hour drive from the capital Kampala. Fort Portal is a beautiful tourist and university town set in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains and is close to a range of tourist attractions and major national parks.

Quality accommodation can be arranged prior to arrival.

Our organisation

Maranatha Health is a non-profit organisation that aims to improve health outcomes, empower the poor, and make positive lasting change to the people of rural Uganda. We are passionate about making aid genuinely effective, and take a 'for the people, by the people' approach. Our aim is to collaborate with local people, empowering them to first imagine and then create the change they want to see in their lives and communities.

Maranatha Health's directors, Dr Michael Findlay and Kimberley Findlay, have been working in Uganda for 10 years. Although now based in Australia, they continue to provide oversight and support to the organisation. Maranatha Health runs a 30 bed paediatric clinic, with outpatient services for adults as well as children. We have a laboratory and pharmacy, an ultrasound, an HIV/AIDS clinic, and an operating theatre. We treat around 50 patients a day with 20+ patients admitted at any given time. We are well known for the high standard of care we provide. We are currently commencing a research program and run high impact peer to peer community health education programs.

Further information

Normal hours are 8:30 - 5pm Monday to Friday, and leave can be negotiated with the current doctor.

We will provide: a living allowance, accommodation, Visa and medical registration.

What you will need: Flights, immunisations, some extra money for tourism activities.

For more information or to indicate interest please liaise with Dr Michael Findlay, Medical Director:

For more information go to our website:

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Maranatha Health

Maranatha Health is an Australian and Ugandan not-for-profit organisation that is committed to raising health outcomes, empowering the poor and making positive, lasting change in Uganda.
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