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Health managers

Good managers are the invisible heroes of quality healthcare. That’s no less true in the developing world than it is in Ireland.

Roles are generally longer term, ranging from one to two years, but we also have occasional short term assignments for up to six months.

For most roles you’ll need to have at least three years' experience at mid-to-senior management level in a primary care organisation, the HSE, or private healthcare provider (five years' experience in the case of short-term placements).

You’ll need to have experience of managing strategy, people and budgets. For some roles, you’ll need public health experience, especially experience in health improvement.

What you’ll be doing

You could be working to develop hospital management systems, facilitate staff development, and help colleagues with strategic planning and resource management. Or you might assist a district health authority to better coordinate and manage community-level initiatives.

Whatever form your placement takes, you’ll be strengthening systems that save lives.

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