Vacancies

If you would like to apply for any of the below vacancies, please write to us at contact[at]wydo.org with your motivation letter and curriculum vitae. If you have any questions you are welcome to write to us as well. All roles are voluntary (unpaid).

Current vacancies:
Board members
Tobacco Control Project Members
Members of the coordinating team of the Global Working Group on Working Conditions of Young Doctors
Editors for the Speakers' Corner
News reporters
National Focal Points
Software developer

 

 

 

Board Members

Board members serve for a 2-year term, on a voluntary (not paid) basis. 

The board functions as an executive body, and is involved in both day-to-day management and strategic leadership of the organization. Specific roles within the board include chairperson, vice-chairperson, secretary general, treasurer, director for information technologies and ethics, and general board members. Additional roles may be created by the newly elected board.

A 3-step selection process:

The first step is to apply for a role as a board member. Applicants do not need to mention the specific board role at this step of the application. In the second step, a short list of applicants is invited for an online interview with the current board. In the third step, the current board will have an open discussion with all new board members, following which the roles will be assigned to each new board member.

Your background:

We welcome anyone with an interest in health issues and fulfilling the below requirements to apply (i.e. not specific to medical doctors only).

  • Ability to commit an average of 15 -20 hours of work per month. Note that many tasks can be completed at your own convenience, and all board roles are expected to contribute equally in terms of time and effort. (Required)
  • Ability to regularly communicate through the internet (Required)
  • Experience of 3 years or more in non-governmental organizations (Required)
  • Experience of 2 years or more in leadership or management functions within an organization (Favorable, but not required)
  • Previous or current involvement in WYDO (Favorable, but not required)
  • All board members are expected to adopt a lead issue (health or technical topic) for which they are the key person for organizing activities on. This can be developed in discussion with the new board.

Application process:

Please send a 1 page motivation letter and CV to contact[at]wydo.org by Friday 5 May 2015. It is important to include all current and past companies or organizations with whom you have been involved.

For an idea of the tasks undertaken by the current roles in the board, please see below the Terms of Reference for each specific role (in no particular order).

Tasks:

Chairperson and vice-chairperson

  • Play a leading role in the development of the organization
  • Develop short- and long term strategies for the organization with the other board members
  • Motivate, support and facilitate board members, officers, National Focal Points and other persons active in WYDO
  • Represent the organization towards externals
  • Call and prepare for meetings
  • Chair meetings
  • Are responsible for fundraising and in that role motivate, support and facilitate the fundraising officer(s)
  • Are responsible for recruitment and evaluation of board members, officers, National Focal Points and other persons active in WYDO
  • Actively participate in general board tasks
  • Actively participate in decision making in the board

Secretary General

  • Is responsible for the development of publications and in that role motivates, supports and facilitates the publication officer(s)
  • Is responsible to secure that the content of the website is up to date and works in that role together with the Director for information technologies and ethics and webmaster(s)
  • Is responsible for the maintenance of the online forum and works in that role together with forum moderator(s).
  • Coordinates marketing and promotion, including the formulation of a communication plan, announcements in social media and press releases and in that role works together with the marketing officer(s)
  • Maintains the archive
  • Maintains online databases
  • Is responsible for the minutes of meetings
  • Actively participates in general board tasks
  • Actively participates in decision making in the board
  • Develops the annual report

Treasurer

  • Maintains the bookkeeping system
  • Prepares a budget each year
  • Carries out the bookkeeping
  • Prepares the annual financial report
  • Actively participates in general board tasks
  • Actively participates in decision making in the board

Director for information technologies and ethics

  • Plays a leading role in the development and maintenance of the website
  • Develops electronic services that are needed, such as the archive, communications systems, bookkeeping system and databases
  • Is the key person regarding contribution to decision-making and activities with an ethical perspective, and in assessment of potential conflict of interest
  • Actively participates in general board tasks
  • Actively participates in decision making in the board

General board members

  • Play a role in the development of the organization
  • Contribute to various board and organizational activities including (but not limited to) website and informational material, motivation of persons involved in the organization, annual report, and liaising with external organizations as agreed within the board.
  • Actively participate in general board tasks
  • Actively participate in decision making in the board
  • Secure continuity in the board, by taking over tasks from other board members when required

 

 

 

Tobacco Control Project Members

WYDO is launching a project on tobacco control, specifically on the interference of the tobacco industry (TI). We are looking for persons who are interested to support the project team in the team tasks outlined below. This is a 2-month role, which may be extended on future tobacco control initiatives.

Note that all roles in WYDO are voluntary (non-paid).

Tasks:

  • Review tobacco industry internal documents and other relevant online sources for evidence of TI interference
  • Develop advocacy and awareness materials using the content collected 
  • Disseminate the materials developed to young doctors and the public, in particular through the online campaign for World-No-Tobacco-Day on 31 May 2016

Your background:

We welcome anyone with an interest in tobacco control issues to apply (i.e. not specific to medical doctors only). Previous experience in tobacco control is preferable, but not required.

Time estimate:

We estimate the time spent during this role to be about 20 hours in May and 10 hours in June 2016.

Application process:

Please send a motivation letter (less than half a page) and CV to contact[at]wydo.org. Applications are welcome until 1 May, 2016.

 

 

Members of the coordinating team of the Global Working Group on Working Conditions of Young Doctors

The Global Working Group (GWG) on Working Conditions of Young Doctors will be dealing with a wide range of issues: working hours, brain drain, access to continued medical education and salary, just to name a few. The GWG will be an international group working together on activities and projects to raise awareness where improvements are needed and also to organize concrete improvements on the ground. We are looking for members of the coordinating team of this GWG.

 

Tasks:

As a member of the coordinating team you would be responsible for:

  • Coordination of the GWG
  • Agreeing on a strategy for the GWG, including planned activities and projects for the short and long term
  • Recruitment of new members of the GWG, who will be working on specific activities and projects
  • Fundraising for the activities and projects

Your background:

This call is primarily aimed at medical doctors, but other persons with an interest in working conditions of young doctors are also welcome to apply.

Time estimate:

We estimate the time spent during this role to be about 5 hours per month.

Applications process:

Please send your motivation letter and CV to contact[at]wydo.org, in which you describe your background and experience with the topic. Applications are welcome any time.

 

 

Editors for the Speakers' corner

The Speakers’ corner of the WYDO website is the place where we invite young doctors to share their thoughts and opinions. These articles may also lead to further discussion on the WYDO Forum. We are looking for persons who are interested to further develop the Speakers’ corner.

Tasks:

  • Further develop the different chapters of the Speakers’ corner and/or create new ones.
  • Identify areas that may be of interest for young doctors and invite persons to write articles.
  • Review and edit articles that are received.
  • When appropriate, write articles yourself.

Your background:

We welcome anyone with an interest in health issues to apply (i.e. not specific to medical doctors only). Applicants need to have experience with writing and editing.

Time estimate:

We estimate the time spent during this role to be about 5 hours per month.

Applications process:

Please send your motivation letter and CV to contact[at]wydo.org. We also ask applicants to send us an article of at most 500 words, which they would like to publish on the Speakers' Corner. The article needs to be an original article, which has not been published anywhere else. Applications are welcome any time.

 



News reporters

We aim to inform young doctors about health news from around the world. We are looking for a team of persons from different parts of the world who are interested to write news items for the website and Facebook page.

Tasks:

  • Write news items: innovations in medicine, personal doctors’ stories, issues/examples relevant to young doctor’s work in your country and any other medicine related topic you find interesting to share
  • Collect information on conferences, workshops and other events

Your background:

We welcome anyone with an interest in health issues to apply (i.e. not specific to medical doctors only).

Time estimate:

We estimate that this role will take around 1 hour per week.

Applications process:

Please send your motivation letter and CV to contact[at]wydo.org. We also ask applicants to send us a news items, which they would envision on the WYDO website. Applications are welcome any time.


 

National Focal Points

National Focal Points (NFPs) are the anchors of WYDO in countries. In most situations only one NFP shall be selected per country, but if there already is an NFP in your country you are still welcome to contact us.

Tasks:

  • Assist to increase awareness among young doctors in your country regarding WYDO and encourage them to participate in the online forum, Speakers' corner and Newsletter
  • Update young doctors on new developments in WYDO.
  • Collect information on organizations and initiatives for/by young doctors in your country.
  • Update on issues relevant to young doctors, such as health news, conferences, education courses, postgraduate training programmes.
  • When appropriate, NFPs may also become a liaison between WYDO and national organizations for young doctors.

Your background:

This call is specific to medical doctors.

Time estimate:

We estimate the minimum time spent during this role to be about 5 hours per month.

Applications process:

Please send your motivation letter and CV to contact[at]wydo.org. Please also mention in your motivation letter what your vision and your plans are for WYDO in your country and whether your are also a member of a national young doctors organization. Applications are welcome any time.

 

Programmer / Website developer

WYDO is currently seeking the help of at least another software developer in order to be able to form a small team. 

If you have experience with JavaScript - especially node.js, or if you have experience with other programming languages and are willing to be tutored, we would be delighted to work with you on the residency database. Also, a basic understanding of SQL- and/or NoSQL-databases will be necessary.

Please send your motivation letter, CV and if possible some examples of your work to contact[at]wydo.org. Applications are welcome any time.