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Executive Director

Luangprabang, Louangphrabang
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  • Job Code
    ED Aug 2018
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Friends Without A Border (FWAB) is seeking an enthusiastic individual for Executive Director (ED) position of Lao Friends Hospital for Children (LFHC), a 32-bed acute pediatric hospital situated on the campus of the Luang Prabang Provincial Hospital. Together with the provision of clinical services, a major goal of this hospital is to promote the clinical learning and professional development of the local staff such that key positions within the hospital are progressively filled by a well-trained and dedicated local workforce.

The ED will provide leadership and strategic direction for the hospital ensuring that it functions effectively and achieves its aims and objectives; namely the provision of world class medical care, education of staff, and community disease prevention. To achieve this, the ED will work closely with representatives of the Luang Prabang Provincial Health Department and Hospital developing a harmonious working relationship that promotes the integrated delivery of compassionate and quality health care to children in the Luang Prabang Province.

The ED will liaise with the FWAB Board developing strategic priorities, building and monitoring budgets, and providing the Board with information on a regular basis. The ED will also liaise with the FWAB Board and staff to coordinate local and international fundraising, including grant applications and management of the local Friends Gallery.

The targeted starting date is January 1, 2019 with minimum two-year contract. Visit https://fwab.org/careers/ for further details.

Please email a cover letter and resume to: hr@fwab.org with the subject “Executive Director.” Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviewing.



1) A Medical Degree from an internationally recognized university

2) Registration to practice clinical medicine in the applicant’s home country

3) Recent clinical experience in the practice of acute pediatric medicine

4) Management and budgeting experience in a health care setting

5) Demonstrated high quality communication, leadership and organizational skills

6) Commitment to providing compassionate and nurturing care to patients

Highly desirable:

1) A higher qualification in a health or management field

2) Experience working in a developing country


Lao Friends Hospital for Children (LFHC) is operated by a New York based non-profit organization Friends Without A Border, that is dedicated to providing high-quality and compassionate healthcare to the children in remote areas of Southeast Asia.

The hospital operates under a Memorandum of Understanding with the Luang Prabang Provincial Health Department, and opened in early 2015 on the same campus as the Luang Prabang Provincial Hospital.  

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Executive Director

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