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Become a POLHN focal point

POLHN focal points are appointed to manage learning centres, market CPD courses, advocate lifelong learning, and to provide support and assistance to health workers studying online.

POLHN focal points provide support to the POLHN country coordinator to help them to organise, implement and coordinate culturally appropriate courses for health professionals.


The key duties and responsibilities of POLHN focal points are to:

  • Manage the learning centre;
  • Market CPD courses and advocate lifelong learning;
  • Provide support to POLHN country coordinators with:
    • developing and implementing advocacy campaigns; and
    • the distribution of CPD-related information to health
  • Provide assistance to students with:
    • applications for courses; and
    • resolution of issues related to POLHN.
  • Assist with monitoring the use of learning centres by:
    • reviewing the status of software and antivirus; and
    • monitoring the use of learning centre equipment.

What sort of qualities do you need?


Approachable and supportive


Helpful and a keen learner


Computer literate


Self-motivated and enthusiastic

What are the requirements to become a focal point?

To be eligible to become a POLHN focal point, applicants must:

Be a permanent or full time employee of a Pacific island country Ministry of Health

Be able to commit to health worker development

How to apply?

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter with their CV to their respective supervisors and email at the following address:

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