Volunteering in PNG

Eligibility for Volunteer Doctors

  • Minimum four (4) years post-graduate experience, including primary health care experience
  • MBBS from a recognised Australian or New Zealand university or equivalent PNG qualification
  • Current national medical registration in Australia, New Zealand, or Papua New Guinea
  • Experience providing medical services in remote and rural areas
  • Experience in clinical teaching and mentoring

Assignment Conditions

Placements are available for a minimum of six months. You’ll receive a monthly living allowance, food allowance, shared accommodation, airfares and other travel expenses. You will work in New Ireland or Western Province.

Eligibility for Volunteer Health Project Coordinator New Ireland

  • Minimum four (4) years post-graduate experience, including primary health care experience
  • Post graduate qualification in Public Health, International Development, or a related field
  • Experience working in remote and rural areas and knowledge of development issues
  • Experience working with senior government stakeholders
  • Experience in teaching, mentoring and project management

Assignment Conditions 

Placements are available for a minimum of six months for Medical Officer and 12 months for Health Project Coordinator . You’ll receive a monthly living allowance, food allowance, shared accommodation, airfares and other travel expenses. You will work in New Ireland or Western Province.

Position Descriptions

Medical Officer, Integrated Health Patrols - New Ireland

Overall job role

The Medical Officer, Integrated Health Patrols works as part of a 10-person team providing clinical and preventative healthcare services across 26 health centres in New Ireland Province. Each Rural Health Patrol lasts two weeks and is conducted by boat and four wheel drive, staying in local villages and guest houses.

Whilst not on patrol, the Volunteer Medical Officer is responsible for providing clinical support, education and training at the capital’s Kavieng Hospital, Lemakot Health Centre and Lemakot School of Nursing.

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Medical Officer, Integrated Health Patrols - Western Province

Overall job role

The Medical Officer, Integrated Health Patrols works as part of a team providing clinical and preventative healthcare services across health centres and aidposts in Western Province.

Each Rural Health Patrol lasts up to two weeks and is conducted by boat and/or four wheel drive, staying in local villages and guest houses.

Whilst not on patrol, the Volunteer Medical Officer is responsible for providing clinical examinations, support, education and training at the Daru-Kiunga Diocese headquarters at the Montfort Catholic Mission in Kiunga and at the Kiunga general Hospital when invited.

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Health Project Coordinator - New Ireland

Overall job role

The Health Project Coordinator role provides technical support and coordination for ADI’s monthly rural outreach health patrols and healthcare worker training program (delivered through 2 in-service trainings per year). The Health Coordinator will work closely with ADI’s PNG Program Manager (based in Sydney) to implement ADI patrols and in-service training and collaborate with in-country partners to ensure project activities are delivered successfully. The role will also work closely with ADI Patrol Coordinator (based in Kavieng), ADI Patrol Doctor (Kavieng), ADI Namatanai Doctor, patrol team members from Kavieng hospital and key stakeholders from New Ireland Provincial Government and the New Ireland Provincial Health Authority.

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Apply to Volunteer in PNG

How to Apply

Complete the Online Application Form

or download and complete the Volunteer Application Form. Send the form to:

Postal: PO Box 324, Seaforth NSW 2092 or
Email : officemanager@adi.org.au

If you would like further information about these roles, please contact ADI’s Volunteer Coordinator:

Lou Belle Barrett
Email: officemanager@adi.org.au
Phone: (02) 9907 8988.