Clean Cleft Clinical Advisor – Job Description

Job opportunity in the Lifebox program team.

Role: Clean Cleft Clinical Advisor 

Location: Preferably Ivory Coast, but other locations will be considered

Reporting to: Global Clinical Director

Key relationships: Global Clinical Director and Clean Cut for Cleft (CCfC) project manager; CCfC Fellow and  programme team colleagues; Francophone equivalent

About Lifebox:

Lifebox is a global non-profit that saves lives through safer surgery and anesthesia. Co-founded and chaired by Dr. Atul Gawande, Lifebox works to increase anesthesia safety, reduce surgical infection rates, and strengthen operating room teamwork through tools, training, and partnerships. Since its founding in 2011, Lifebox has worked in over 116 countries and trained more than 11,000 healthcare providers. Review the Lifebox 2021-2024 Strategic plan here and the 2021 Annual Report here.


They have:

  • significant experience of working in low-resource settings in the area of Cleft Lip and Palate surgery;
  • a strong academic track record of research and publication;
  • influence within their professional community, both nationally and globally;

The Clean Cleft Clinical Advisor for the Ivory Coast must be fluent in French.


The Lifebox-Smile Train Clean Cleft Clinical Advisor plays a crucial role in the organisation providing oversight, advice and quality assurance on the Clean Cleft research project from a clinical perspective. 

The Clinical Advisor will work with Global Clinical Director and Clean Cut for Cleft (CCfC) project manager; CCfC Fellow; Ethiopia Clinical Advisor and  programme team colleagues. They are an integral part of the Clean Cut for Cleft working group serving to guide and direct the implementation of the research project. 

Full Job Description here.

Fiche de poste détaillée ici. 


Please send a CV and cover letter to, stating:

  • How you meet the person specification
  • Your availability 

Interviews will be held via Zoom ASAP