Use on site
How does an on-site assignment work and what do I have to pay attention to?
We are always happy if you are interested in improving the health of the people in our outreach locations. Please understand that we are not always able to send all specialities on missions.
We mainly need support from the fields of general medicine, internal medicine, gynaecology and obstetrics, surgery, paediatrics, pneumology, dentistry, physiotherapy and hygiene, as well as from the caring professions.
But it is not only medical support that is needed. Technicians, engineers, business people and other forward thinkers are also welcome to support our projects with their knowledge and energy.
It is important that you have a good knowledge of English (for Bolivia a good knowledge of Spanish) and already have at least two years of professional experience. Experience abroad in Third World countries would also be an advantage. All assignments are at your own risk.
Vor dem Einsatz unserer M.A.T.E.s wird genau abgesprochen, welche Aufgaben im Zeitraum des Aufenthalts anstehen, wie das Wissen und die Fähigkeiten optimal eingesetzt werden können und wie lange der Aufenthalt dauern wird. Ein persönliches Kennenlern- und Übergabegespräch ist uns daher sehr wichtig.
The costs and planning of your journey will be taken care of by Artemed Stiftung. If you start an assignment, you will be covered by health insurance for abroad through Artemed Stiftung . Accident insurance can also be taken out after consultation.
Depending on the location, we recommend an assignment of 10 days to 3 weeks. The arrival and departure takes about 2 days each. A private holiday can be added to the assignment to get to know the country even better.
The necessary visas must be applied for at the respective embassies yourself, we will be happy to assist you with this.
On site, you will be met by our local teams and accompanied to the field sites. You will also be brought back to the airport after your assignment, if necessary. You will have a contact person on site who will be ready to help you with any concerns you may have.
The climatic conditions on site can be very hot and hot-humid. Please give your body the time to get used to it. The same applies to the food at our project locations.
Please do not expect the same conditions as in Germany. You are travelling to developing countries with all their beauties, but also inconveniences. The accommodation - as well as living conditions - are very simple. But the friendliness and gratitude of the people makes the mission probably the most valuable journey of your life.
Im Nachgang bitten wir innerhalb von zwei Wochen, nach Abschluss des Einsatzes, um einen internen Bericht nach Standardvorlage und Fotos über den Einsatz. Für Tansania benötigen wir außerdem einen Bericht in englischer Sprache, der an das St. Walburg`s Hospital weitergeleitet wird. Ebenso bitten wir um die Bereitschaft für eine Übergabe von Themen an die folgenden Einsatzteilnehmer:innen, damit die nächsten Teams die begonnenen Aufgaben weiterführen können. Wir berichten auch auf unserer Homepage und auf Facebook über die Einsätze. Bitte sprechen Sie uns an, falls Sie dies nicht wünschen.
Helping in the long term
In principle, we strive for our M.A.T.E.s to be committed in the long term. We form specialist groups for the individual projects to focus on specific topics and regularly exchange ideas. We are also pleased when staff members go on repeated assignments. If you are interested in such long-term cooperation, please contact us.
You want to help on site?
Apply for a relief assignment with us!
To do so, fill out the application form as precisely as possible and upload your CV and a short cover letter that includes your motivation. We will then check how and when you could fit in with your profile for an assignment.