Meet GE #Healthcare Returner Talent Program Manager, Eastern and #African Growth Markets
Hi, my name is Mabel Udoh and my role is to look for experienced healthcare industry talents from Africa who are living, working or schooling abroad and are interested in a career opportunity back in Africa. Our goal is to grow local talents in the African region. Are you interested in a career with GE Healthcare Africa? Do you want to be a part of the growth in Africa?
Africa is now on a fast pace rate growth after decades of slow growth. Over the past decade, six of the world’s ten fastest-growing countries were African. In eight of the past ten years, Africa has grown faster than East Asia. Africa is expected to grow by 6% this year, about the same as Asia (Africa Rising, The Economist, Dec 2011). Companies from different business sectors are not missing out of this growth spurt. The healthcare industry is one of the major industries making its impact in Africa.
GE Healthcare is proudly addressing the healthcare needs in Africa and many lives are positively impacted every day by our innovation and technology. Our goal is to continuously develop innovations that help clinicians and healthcare providers deliver high-quality healthcare at lower cost to more people around the world.
The question is would you like to be part of this innovation? Do you have healthcare industry experience? We will like to hear or read from you. If you are interested in building a rewarding, fulfilling and satisfying career in GE Healthcare Africa, visit our career page at gehealthcare.com/careers and narrow your search to open opportunities in Africa. Or, join our LinkedIn Group here. You can also connect with me on LinkedIn.
Returning to Africa is a serious commitment so here are a few tips to think about before considering it;
- Most importantly, ensure you have all your paperwork for relocation. Your passport must be up to date; if you have children, do they have passports, if your spouse is a foreign national, does he or she have the necessary visa required to enter Africa?
- Know your country. Reading about your country will provide useful information to enhance your safety by making you aware about key dos and don’ts in the country. Familiarize yourself with the local conditions and laws of your country. Get acquainted with life style, right place to live, arrival advice such as which taxi to use or avoid upon arrival at the airport; which hotels to use; research about schools for your children; etc.
- Take an exploration trip. Don’t just pack up and decide to move back with your family tomorrow. It is a big decision that involves many repercussions. On that trip, explore and ask questions. Visit your place of work and make friends. It is crucial that you take good advice from them on how to settle in.