Global Health positions

Consultancy: Desk-Based Capacity Assessment of Ministries of Health and Health Workforces in 11 Pacific Island Countries

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) is a Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) accredited, non-government organisation working on health and development programs with partners across Asia and the Pacific.  RACS’ Global Health Program focuses on strengthening health systems and building capacity of health work forces to improve the quality and accessibility of surgical treatment and post-operative care.

The Consultant 

RACS is seeking to engage a suitably qualified consultant.  Therefore, the consultant should have the following skills and experience:

  • Post-graduate qualifications such as a Master of Public Health or Master of Health Administration
  • Expertise in health systems strengthening research and programming
  • Experience of work in health and development programming in low and middle-income countries
  • Excellent written communication skills with the ability to produce high quality and accurate reports and assessments.


Expression of Interest

To apply for this consultancy, please submit an Expression of Interest providing the following:

  • Estimated cost based on the number of days required to complete the consultancy within the nominated consultancy period (15 December - 1 March 2021).
  • A brief outline of the methodology to be used to undertake the capacity assessments.  
  • Evidence of relevant skills and experience demonstrating capacity to undertake the consultancy, including provision of two examples of recent written work.
  • Two professional referees that can substantiate your claims and capability to undertake the consultancy.


Expressions of Interest are to be emailed to, RACS Global Health Programs and Operations Manager by COB on the 18 November 2020.

Position description (PDF 123.99KB)

Expression of interest – RACS Community Advisor on Specialty Training Boards

RACS has a number of roles available for Community Advisors on Specialty Training Boards and is calling for applications:  

  • Do you have a demonstrated interest in health and training?
  • Can you represent the interests of the community?
  • Do you understand the demands placed on the surgical profession?

Community Advisors have an important role in keeping community expectations central to decision making. Community Advisors contribute to robust, transparent decision-making that aligns with the College’s mission, vision, values as well as strategic and business plans, while ensuring community and health consumer interests are considered.

Employees and contractors for RACS and associated specialty societies are not eligible to apply.

Shortlisted candidates may be interviewed to ensure they have necessary skills and experience for the position.

Applicants will be required to provide:

  • certified copies of proof of identity
  • information on current commitments, including employment and voluntary duties
  • contact details of two referees.

Specialty Training Boards/Committees usually meet at least three times per annum, face-to-face. 

Appointment is a voluntary position.  RACS will reimburse travel and accommodation expenses for attending face-to-face meetings.   

More information about the Community Advisor role can be found in the position description (PDF 93.48KB). Please submit your expression on interest by completing the application form (PDF 131.83KB) before 23 October 2020. 

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Current vacant positions

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