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On behalf of

Course Announcement and Call for
Applications 2009

InWEnt – Internationale Weiterbildung und Entwicklung gGmbH
Capacity Building International, Germany

Health Division

International Leadership Training (ILT) on
Hospital Management
2009-2010

InWEnt - Internationale Weiterbildung und Entwicklung gGmbH
Capacity Building International, Germany
Health Division
Dr. Johannes Kleinschmidt / Brigitte Buhr
Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 40
53113 Bonn
Germany
Tel + 49 (0) 228 44 60, ext. 1729 or 1816
Fax + 49 (0) 228 44 60 1844

Email: hospitalafrica@inwent.org
InWEnt – Internationale Weiterbildung Target Groups
und Entwicklung gGmbH
The challenges ahead in the hospital
Capacity Building International, sector of many countries require a
Germany minimum number of hospital managers
who have looked beyond their own
borders and traditions, and have the
InWEnt – Capacity Building International,
capacity of implementing reforms. Thus,
Germany, is a non-profit organisation with
the target groups comprise future top-level
worldwide operations dedicated to human
managers in a number of facilities in the
resource development, advanced training
health sector. After returning to their jobs,
and dialogue. Our capacity building
they will not only be capable of taking on
programmes are directed at experts and
an expert and innovative management
executives from politics, administration,
role, but play their part as centres of
the business community and civil society.
excellence, pools of ideas and initial
We are commissioned by the German
contacts for the hospital management of
Federal Government to assist with the
the future. As counterparts of InWEnt’s
implementation of the Millennium
capacity building programmes, target
Development Goals of the United Nations.
institutions should fulfil the following
requirements:
Further information: www.inwent.org
• be interested in knowledge transfer
and co-operation with German
Training Objectives institutions and hospitals,

The training course is designed to enable • agree formally with InWEnt on the re-
leading health personnel in partner integration and continued employment
countries to become familiar with modern of trained staff at home institutions,
management instruments needed in • become partners of InWEnt for a
guaranteeing effective, efficient and longer period of time with the
needs-oriented management in health commitment of continuously improving
care facilities. The participants are hospital management through this
supposed to take on a multiplier role in partnership.
implementing reform in the hospital sector
in their own countries.
On completion of the course, participants
will be able to Required profile of participants
• understand and apply resource Participants are expected to be qualified
management concepts (personnel, young professionals (between 32 and 45
finance, and material resources) and years of age) with the requisite academic
the processes and strategies needed background (a BA, MA, advanced diploma
in specific hospital sectors, or university degree in a field relevant to
• communicate effectively and develop hospital work). They should be able to
their leadership and teambuilding show relevant and practical health sector
abilities, experience of at least 5 years. Their work
should be related to hospital management.
• apply modern change management Applications from female candidates are
and innovation management concepts expressly encouraged.
to optimise structures,
• analyse existing hospital service
policies and enhance their alignment
within the local and national context.

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Admission requirements the professional training) aim at improving
participants’ competence in self and work
The employer of the applicant must
organisation, presentation, communication
support the advanced professional training
and networking, dealing with the
plans of the employee and supply him/her
management challenges of globalization.
with a written statement guaranteeing
professional reintegration after the • Hospital management course (4
programme. Furthermore, the support of months)
the participant’s family in his/her home
The technical training course is tailor-
country must be ensured during the
made to fit the needs in the African
preparatory course and the stay in
hospital sector. The curriculum is based
Germany. The programme is funded by
on a specific needs assessment but, at the
the German Ministry of Economic Co-
same time, allows the flexibility to adjust to
operation and Development (BMZ) and
changing necessities and the particular
directed at participants coming from the
needs of institutions and trainees. The
African partner countries of German
curriculum includes the following topics:
development co-operation in the health
sector which are: Cameroon, Kenya, • German health care and hospital
Malawi, Rwanda and Tanzania. The system,
number of participants is limited to 20
persons per year. However, there is no • basics of management, process and
specific quota for the individual countries strategic management,
taking part in the programme. The • accounting and finance,
applicant must be physically suited for the
programme and undergo a medical test. • human resources,

Course outline and components • quality and material management,

The training components consist of • health economics
different training activities that are related
to each other. Each module aims at a Vocational work experience (3 months)
specific learning objective, enabling Each participant will be able to gain first-
participants to subsequently develop the hand experience of hospital management
necessary comprehensive abilities. practices in Germany. To this end, InWEnt
German language course (Introductory arranges for an internship in different
course in Africa and 3.5 months in sections of a German hospital with an
Germany) emphasis on management. Participants
should be prepared to acquire necessary
Participants will be given the opportunity to knowledge and skills in a different work
gain sound proficiency of the German environment and afterwards adapt it to the
language and thereby enhance their conditions in their home countries.
professional and intercultural competence.
In order to reap all gains from the stay in Transfer project (during the whole
Germany, it is essential to achieve training and after return)
proficiency in the German language. It will As part of their application candidates are
broaden the scope of interaction with asked to provide ideas on possible
German people in general and in the transfer projects that they plan to
professional context and allow the implement after the competition of this
understanding of a different culture. The programme.employers are also asked to
successful completion of the preparatory state their support for such a project. The
language course is prerequisite to transfer project is designed and further
acceptance in the following training units developed during the training in Germany,
in Germany. taking advantage of the knowledge, skills
International management competence and attitudes acquired by the participants
courses (3 weeks in total) during the different training components.
The scope of the transfer project guides
Three modules of management skills the individual training design. The
training (before, during and at the end of

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implementation of the transfer project activities through their own
takes place within the six months after contributions, interchange with
return of the participants to their home teachers/trainers and other participants
organization. It is accompanied by course in lectures, group-work and all training
tutors and experts on InWEnt’s online activities.
platform: www.gc21.de/ilt-hospital. • Practical project work:
Project work will be guided by experts,
but requires responsible and self-
Tentative Schedule reliant work and the ability to integrate
into existing project teams, time
Preparation in home countries schedules and working processes.
• International and intercultural
• Assessment Workshop, Tanzania character:
(1 week in April/May) The international orientation of the
training course additionally supports
• German Language Course (face-to- intercultural learning and interaction.
face or e-learning) Working with colleagues from different
countries and cultures on a common
subject favours the understanding of
Training in Germany global thinking and “North-South and
October 2009 – September 2010 South-South co-operation”.
• Introduction Workshop and German
Language Course (continued) Scholarship
• International Management InWEnt bears the costs related to the
Competence I assessment workshop (international travel
costs, food and accommodation) and
• Hospital Management Course
German language course in Africa.
• International Management InWEnt does not cover the costs for
Competence II travelling within the home country. InWEnt
will grant the selected and invited
• Vocational Work Experience participants a scholarship for the 12
• International Management months of the training in Germany. This
Competence III, Evaluation scholarship covers course fees and
materials, food and accommodation, a per
diem allowance and course-related travel
Transfer phase home countries
expenses. Travel expenses to and from
October 2010 - March 2011 Germany are supposed to be met by the
• Implementation of transfer projects sending organisations as a contribution
towards the advanced training. Exceptions
This schedule may be subject to may be made at the discretion of InWEnt.
modifications.

The methods of learning
The different components, learning
objectives and subjects of the course
imply the use of mixed methods of
learning:
• Self-determined and interactive
learning:
Participants need to be conscious of
their own aims and learning process.
Instead of being “passive students”
they actively support the training

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Application form
Please fill in the application forms and
send them back by e-mail to:

hospitalafrica@inwent.org

with reference to “ilt-hospital 2009”.

Please be aware that only complete
application forms which will have arrived
by 16 March 2009 will be regarded.

Admission procedure
Based on the application forms received
electronically by 16 March 2009, InWEnt
will carry out a pre-selection. Then, around
40 qualified young professionals will be
invited to an assessment centre in
Tanzania consisting of selection interviews
and group work. The best 20 participants
will be invited for the German language
course, which concludes with a final exam.
Given satisfactory results, they will be
accepted as participants of the ILT
Hospital Management and invited to
Germany. A medical examination is
required and final admission to the
programme in Germany is granted if there
are no medical objections.

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