Welsh Government’s International Learning Opportunities (ILO) Programme

Welsh Government’s International Learning Opportunities (ILO) Programme

The ILO scheme, which sends people from Wales on 8-week placements in Uganda, Namibia, Lesotho and now Somaliland has reopened for applications. The projects below are just an indication of the sorts of placements that can be expected. More detailed job descriptions will appear here in due course.


This is only postgraduate education programme in Lesotho. It was established in partnership with Boston University, USA, and is managed by the Lesotho Ministry of Health. There are active links with the USA through the Lesotho Boston Health Alliance (LeBoHA) and with Wales through Dolen Cymru Lesotho and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Wales.

The course directors of the FMSTP would like help in the following areas:

Emergency preparedness

  • Organisation
  • Training
  • Quality Improvement

Community engagement

  • Training interns
  • Clinical care
  • Research

Quality improvement for chronic care at Motebang hospital

  • Training
  • Organisation
  • Research

Clinical management guidelines development for Motebang Hospital

  • Working with hospital staff to develop

Skills development for medical interns

These tasks would be particularly suitable for medical professionals working in Primary Care or Public Health, or doctors in training for those roles.

Skills transfer needed by Heal our Land (HOLO) – HOLO would like to be assisted in the areas below to be able to help the local youth effectively and productively:

Life skills – 1) Knowing oneself 2) Relationship skills 3) Communication 4) Thinking skills

  • Media literacy
  • Emotional literacy
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Peer leadership
  • Global Citizenship and taking action
  • Understanding how teenagers process things and how they see the world
  • How to deal with abuse and whistle blowing
  • How to deal with abused children, orphans and rejected children
  • How to help children engaged with gangs
  • How to help children coming from broken homes and children who are caught in between conflicts at home
  • The techniques to remain emotionally matured when dealing with misbehaving children

How to keep the club growing and strengthening through the years and benefitting the society around it.


There are significant opportunities for shared learning, in a wide range of professional, academic, and business focussed areas and the University of Namibia UNAM would like the recruiting people with the following expertise:

  1. Project Management: generally, and for specific projects as identified with the partner
  2. Quality Assurance
  3. Research Ethics
  4. Audit
  5. Business Intelligence
  6. Teachers of Psychiatry
  7. On-line resource and learning design
  8. Research Methods. Researchers in general
  9. Sports development and High Performance
  10. Teachers of Sciences for Health Professionals
  11. Nurse educators and nurse leaders
  12. People able to teach leadership and reflective learning skills
  13. Heritage, museums, local knowledge development: curator-in-residence
  14. Arts, Crafts, creative and journalists written: the potential exists for artists-in-residence.


This is a new programme with Somaliland and we intend to offer a limited number of bespoke placements in the first instance.


  • Teacher in anaesthesia (or general medicine/general surgery/emergency medicine
  • Help develop exam questions / assessment tools
  • Data management skills.
  • Farm Manager
  • Agriculturist
  • Researcher
  • Lecturer
  • Agriculturalist
  • Environmentalist
  • Paediatric Doctor or Nurse
  • Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist
  • Communication manager to develop documentaries and publicity
  • Business and savings knowledge
  • Videographer and photographer
  • Urban planner
  • Waste management expert
  • Leadership Coach
  • An educationist to provide training to Head teachers in school management techniques
  • Leadership coach
  • IT skills to develop a website and train staff in communications and reporting
  • Monitoring and Evaluation expert, to review Mbale CAP performance
  • Experience in developing and renewing strategic plans
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Policies and accounting systems expert
  • Monitoring and supervision experience
  • Lesson preparation and development experience
  • Coaching experience
  • Assessment tools development
  • Reporting experience
  • Collaboration / teamwork
  • Developing and delivering training
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Developing cooperative / social business model
  • Business knowledge of developing access to capital in a small market.
  • Marketing expertise
  • Developing business plans
  • Knowledge in available funding opportunities (Grants, donations, training placements/Scholarships) for small producer organisations.
  • Training and mentoring
  • Experience in developing business bids
  • Climate Change expert
  • Assist the development of livelihood integration
  • Leadership Coach to manage change
  • Develop financial systems
  • Accountant
  • Records manager
  • IT expert- develop online teaching
  • Researcher
More information (gov.wales)