Muso believes no one should die waiting for health care. We build health systems to save lives by reaching patients faster, within hours of the moment they become sick. To do this, we partner with communities facing extreme poverty. Muso has spent more than a decade creating and improving our Proactive Care model, preparing it to serve the global effort for universal health care. We have documented rapid health improvements across the populations we serve: a 2018 study found that communities we reach in Mali, which previously saw some of the world’s highest child mortality rates, sustained child mortality rates lower than any country in sub-Saharan Africa for five years, and ultimately reached a rate on par with that of the United States. Patient access to care increased tenfold. Muso now serves the governments of Mali and Côte d’Ivoire in their efforts to translate the results of this research into national policy and practice.


We provide proactive health care to 350,000 patients in peri-urban and rural Mali, and embed rigorous academic research and strategic advocacy to identify and share strategies that can accelerate global efforts for child survival, maternal health, and universal health care. Given the transformations in health care access and survival Muso has documented, over the next five years our direct service, research, and advocacy will work to advance a new model of care for community health systems.


The Pediatric Clinical Reviewer will ensure that our community-based training manuals and tools contain only up to date clinical content based on scientific evidence and current international recommendations, with the goal of positioning us to publish our training curriculum with confidence that the clinical content is correct and up to date. This is a remote “desk review” position that will require virtual collaboration with colleagues based in Mali, West Africa. This is a temporary project-based position and could be part time or full time depending on the desire of the candidate-- if full time the task could probably be completed within 2 weeks. If part time, we would like to complete the project within 2 months maximum.

Reports to: Clinical Learning and Innovation Manager
Department: Learning and Innovation
Location: Anywhere with ability to connect remotely across time zones

Duration: This is a temporary project-based position and could be part time or full time-- if full time the task could probably be completed within 2 weeks. If part time, we would like to complete the project within 2 months.


  • Conduct an expert clinical review of the 10 training manuals and corresponding tools that Muso has developed for Community Health Workers and their supervisors on topics of essential community-based child and newborn healthcare.

  • Ensure that the content, clinical management algorithms, and clinical recommendations in the manuals are up to date, correcting the manuals where necessary and making recommendations to align them with (1) international recommendations (2) scientific evidence (3) clinical best practices.

  • Ensure that citations/references are present where indicated as well as up to date and accurate.

  • Make recommendations for improvements in medical education techniques within the manuals where appropriate. 

  • Elaborate and propose a work plan with a detailed timeline.

  • Conduct a literature review on innovative andragogical approaches to medical education relevant to our training needs (optional).

Desired Skills and Experience: 

  • Ability to read and write professionally in French and English is required (ability to read and understand English clinical literature, ability to read CHW manuals in French and make written edits/recommendations in French).

  • Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy with license to practice clinical medicine in at least one country.

  • Pediatric medical residency completed or in progress or equivalent skills.

  • Familiarity with and ability to look up and distill clinical and care delivery recommendations related to community and child health in low-resource settings from the World Health Organizations and other respected recommending bodies.

  • Professional ability and prior experience reviewing clinical literature in peer reviewed journals and databases.

  • Familiarity with and experience using the clinical decision support database UpToDate.

  • Ability to accurately cite sources of literature using international standards.

  • Ability to translate clinical jargon and algorithms into simple language and approaches that can be understood and applied by CHWs and CHW supervisors who may have only had access to grade school-level formal education.

  • Ability to present information in a structured manner.

  • Proactive, attentive to detail, reliable, excellent follow through and ability to meet deadlines.

  • Availability to work effectively remotely and across time zones with a team based in Mali; ability to use google hangouts software for remote communication.

  • Comfort working with and editing within Microsoft Word.

  • Experience with the development or revision of training curriculum, or general experience and interest in clinical training or medical education preferred.


  • Opportunity to apply clinical skills to a high impact concrete deliverable. 

  • Opportunity to serve as co-author for Muso’s pediatric CHW curriculum.

  • Financial stipend available commensurate with experience and time dedicated to this activity.

To Apply
Please submit your résumé and cover letter to 
careers@musohealth.org with 'Pediatric Clinical Reviewer' in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The application deadline is rolling, but interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible.





Each year, Muso selects up to four exceptional applicants as Capacity Building Fellows, working to strengthen our health system in Mali. The year-long volunteer Capacity Building Fellow positions are high impact roles. As we are a small, rapidly growing global health organization, each fellow plays an important role in the strategic growth of our work, and has a tangible impact on the hundreds of thousands of community members we serve. 


Muso’s fellowship posts begin with flexible start dates that depend on departure dates of outgoing fellows. Fellows participate in pre-departure orientation, followed by two weeks of intensive field training and orientation with Mali-based program directors and other program staff.


All fellowships require a commitment to social justice, strong work ethic, and a year-long commitment. French proficiency is required for each type of fellowship. While some fellows come to us with several years of work or research experience and/or an advanced degree, we also accept dynamic and committed recent college graduates. Each fellow lives in the communities of Yirimadio, Mali and works closely with Malian colleagues.





One round trip plane ticket to Bamako, Mali

Monthly stipend for room and board with a host family (arranged by Muso)

If you have any questions about the positions, please contact us.



Applications for Muso's fellowships are currently closed. Please see below for more information on our fellowship positions. Applications for Muso re-open on a rolling basis, so please check back. In the meantime, feel free to contact us with any questions.