Medical Trainer

LifeNet International

Job Title: Medical Trainer

Department: Programs

Reports to: Country Director

Location: LN Malawi



LifeNet International transforms African healthcare facilities to provide quality, sustainable healthcare and save lives. The healthcare needs in sub-Saharan Africa are significant. Equally great are the talents and resources present in these communities. The LifeNet program is focused on equipping and empowering these existing healthcare providers and institutions in the faith-based healthcare sector in Africa. LifeNet International’s intervention design takes an asset-based approach to development. Rather than build new clinics and bring in external healthcare providers, LifeNet builds and strengthens the capacity of local healthcare facilities, people, and resources, effectively empowering facilities to care for their communities with respect, confidence, and evidence-based knowledge.

At LifeNet, we value: (1) Honoring God and others in all we do; (2) Sustainable impact at scale; (3) High-quality, compassionate healthcare; (4) Evidence-based programming; and (5) Local church ownership and decision-making.

Job Role

Purpose: This position provides technical program support and the opportunity to build the capacity of health facilities through LN standard medical curriculum guaranteeing an improved quality of care provided by partner health facilities while maintaining high-quality programming.

Key roles and responsibilities

Key Result Areas Duties and Responsibilities

1. Planning (25%)

  • Contribute to the organization’s annual planning and budgeting, specifically health facilities’ training and mentorship plans
  • Prepares and coordinates adequately for centralized training workshops ensuring training materials, venue and logistics are procured in a timely manner.
  • Prepares and communicates monthly onsite mentorship schedules.
  • Plans for training and mentorship of alumni partners and maintains quality care.
  • Identifies trends, areas of unmet need, and other issues of concern, and recommends strategies to effect sustainable change in health facilities.

2. Training and mentorship (40%)

  • Conduct assigned training and mentorship activities.
  • Conducts centralized training workshops as per planned training plan for the year.
  • Mentors and coaches’ health facility staff as per plan and established guidelines.
  • Manages alumni partners and ensures the level of quality care is maintained.
  • Supports HF partners to have online e-learning accounts and participate in online learning.
  • Provides advice and insight into the curriculum and assists in regularly adapting the curriculum to the local context in conjunction with government health authorities.
  • Ensure each partner succeeds at the post-module exams and Quality Score Card (QSC) assessments with a score of 80% or above.
  • Ensure each partner maintains previous module scores above 80% during subsequent evaluations.
  • Collect and analyze partner health facility monthly medical data and give supportive advice to the health facility leadership where gaps are identified.
  • Conduct maternal and neonatal death audits and share with HFs strategies to mitigate these deaths.
  • Continuously assess individual health facility capacity-building needs, strengths, and opportunities and recommend support that would achieve the program objectives.
  • Follow up on the implementation of the action plans arising from centralized trainings and mentorship visits.
  • Participates in quarterly review meetings and contributes to program quality improvement.
  • Ensures training evaluation is appropriately conducted, pre, post, and end of the training.

3. Partnership development (15%)

  • Ensures smooth relations with partner HFs Churches and local government.
  • Attends District and Church meetings as called upon from time to time.
  • Effectively represents LN in other forums.
  • Builds good relations with all the stakeholders and ensures the image of LN is well projected.
  • Maintains compliance with local church partners and health regulatory authorities.
  • Support the Country Director to identify and develop opportunities to leverage support and resources that will contribute to, or further the objectives of the program.

4. Reporting (20%)

  • Ensure reporting is done in line with LNM standards
  • Submits activity reports at the end of each activity. 
  • Documents success stories from the HF partners and patients based on established guidelines.
  • Participates in stakeholder engagement activities as a technical person whenever called upon.
  • Provide continuous feedback and reporting to HFs after each visit.
  • Prepare and share bi-annual and annual reports with partner HFs and Churches.
  • Ensure HF files are updated periodically.

Person specification

Educational qualification and experience

  • Comprehensive Nursing Degree (Bachelors or equivalent) and a current registered license.
  • An excellent knowledge of computer use (Ms. Word, Ms. Excel, Google Doc, Google sheet)

Essential experience

  • A minimum of 2 years of direct clinical experience. Experience in a broad range of the HSS pillars is a plus
  • Social and Behaviour Change Communication experience.
  • A working experience with NGOs is advantage
  • Trainer of Trainers experience in health system strengthening
  • Experience working as a health facility in charge or Hospital Administrator or chief Nurse is a plus

Skills, Abilities, and Competencies:

  • Report writing skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with high proficiency 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build relationships and networks with stakeholders and local partners
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Facilitation skills as opposed to a top-down approach to support health facilities staff
  • Ability and willingness to comply with LN safeguarding requirements
  • Personal commitment to the Christian ethos and mission of LifeNet International, including a willingness to affirm to the Apostles’ Creed

Submitting Applications to LifeNet International

Your application must consist of a cover letter and a CV or resume with at least two references and copies of relevant degrees and certificates.

Please submit all applications via email to by November 27, 2023, at 23h59.

The subject of the email should be “Medical Trainer Position