Anaesthetic Officer

Save the Children

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. Around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm.

We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

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About the Role:

Save the Children (SC) is the world’s largest independent child rights organization, underpinned by a vision of a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Organize and carry out anesthetic medical activities, according to Save the Children’s policies, national protocols and universal hygiene standards.  Work in close collaboration with the surgeon, theatre nurses and other medical staff to ensure the safe patient management pre, during and post-operatively.  Increase the knowledge and practical skills of the supporting theatre and medical staff by supporting on the job training and knowledge transfer, in order to ensure the quality of care provided to patients.

Qualifications and experience

  • Bachelors degree (A0) in Anesthesia graduated fron recognized university.
  • Valid license to practice issued by the professional council in Rwanda.
  • 5 years experience in Health facility settings.
  • Technical competent in the use of local, regional and general anesthsia and airway management.
  • Can assess and deliver anesthetic activties independently and does not require clinical supervsion.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and skills in information technologies, and records keeping in health facilities.
  • Strong background in medical or nursing care process, and or health informatics.
  • Excellent liaison abilities and good communication skills (French, Kinyarwanda and English preferred).
  • Computer knowledge (Microsoft office, M.S Word, MS Excel)
  • Training in resuscitation techniques and difficult airway management.
  • Attention to detail, analytical and technical abilities, excellent manners, honesty.
  • Familiarity with clinic, office or professional medical workplace.
  • Computer knowledge (Microsoft office, M.S Word, MS Excel).
  • Language skills in Kinyarwanda, English, and French.
  • 5 years experience administering anaesthesia in government health facilities

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated.

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued


This position is on Child Safeguarding- 

Level 3:  The post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs. Or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.


We are committed to ensuring a safe working environment for all those who work for us and for all those who come into contact with our staff and representatives, including children and members of the communities with whom we work.

SCI takes a zero tolerance approach to sexual harassment and any other conduct that is discriminatory or disrespectful to others.

Application Information: Click Here 

Deadline for receiving applications is 24th  March 2023.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

*Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. *

*Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process*

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