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Deadline Extended to 15th November 2017

The International Society for Quality in Health Care is offering applicants from developing countries or countries with economies in transition, an opportunity to apply for our Emerging Leaders Programme 2017 - 2018.

Training and supporting emerging leaders from Low or Lower Middle Income Coutries (LMICs) is a means of advancing quality and safety in healthcare in those countries through geometric progression.

Strategically placed leaders have a capacity to transfer knowledge, ideas and skills to groups of those they are in a position to influence who in turn may transfer knowledge to extended groups.

Each year, one applicant will be chosen by our Committee as the Emerging Leader.

This year for the first time the successful candidate may have the opportunity of being hosted as an Intern in the World Health Organization (WHO) Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland.

The Emerging Leader Programme will be tailored for the successful candidate and they will also be enrolled in the ISQua Fellowship Programme.

The successful candidate will be offered the opportunity to:

  • Be fully immersed in the workings of the WHO unit focused on quality;
  • Support specific technical areas of work with a focus on quality improvement;
  • Support development of the WHO Global Learning Laboratory on quality UHC;
  • Provide input into team activities.

How does the Programme work?

ISQua encourages direct applications from interested individuals and also welcomes third party nominations of individuals who are considered to be future leaders in quality and safety in health care. 

Each year, one applicant will be chosen by ISQua as the Emerging Leader.  A programme will be tailored to suit the needs and existing skills of that individual.  A typical programme will involve travel abroad where the individual will work with, and learn from, skilled people in their field. The objective of the Emerging Leaders Programme is that the participant will then take this new learning use it to help implement projects or processes in their own country when they return.


Who can apply?

ISQua is searching for tomorrow's leaders.  To be eligible to apply for the Emerging Leaders Programme you must:

•  Have fluency in written and spoken English
•  Be from a lower/middle income country
•  Be of good character with strong ethical integrity
•  Have experience in designing/implementing a quality improvement programme
•  Following the internship, the candidate should demonstrate that they have the ability and opportunity to influence healthcare policy in their country of origin
•  Have dedication and motivation to becoming a leader in quality improvement for healthcare

 Applicants can nominate themselves, or be nominated by a third-party.

Application Documents:

Information for Candidates - .pdf version

Application form for self-nominating candidates - .doc version or .pdf version

Application form for third-party nominations - .doc version or .pdf version

Required Documents:

  • Letter of support from either the government or health ministry or recognised healthcare organisation in your country of origin
  • Signed statement of commitment to return to your country of origin after the internship
  • An up to date CV outlining your education and career to date
  • 2 referees to be current or recent employers (please include email addresses)
  • The completed application form with personal statement
  • Letter of support from your employer, allowing you to retain employment whilst taking part in the programme.

All applications must be completed and submitted with the required documentation to be considered. Forward your completed application to Caitriona Curran, ccurran@isqua.org, by COB on 15th November 2017