Health Officer – Médecins Du Monde – France Vacancy Announcement

Health Officer – Médecins Du Monde – France Vacancy Announcement, February 22 2023



Organization: Médecins Du Monde -France

Position: Health Officer

Location: Chinaksen Woreda – East Hararghe zone, Oromia region

Employment: Contract

Salary: 37,440.00 ETB

Deadline: March 7, 2023





Job Description

Médecins du monde or Doctors of the World, is an international humanitarian organization which provides emergency and long-term medical care to the world’s most vulnerable people.

Médecins du Monde (MDM) is operating in Ethiopia since 1986 in different types of health projects. MDM–France invites qualified candidates to apply for the following position:

Duty station: Ethiopia, Chinaksen Woreda – East Hararghe zone, Oromia region

Employment Term: 1 months and 15 days contract with possibility of extension

Basic Salary:  37,440.00 ETB

Reported to: Chenaksen Field Office Coordinator

Required positions: 1 (One)

Job Summary

The Health Officer’s will be based in Chinaksen woreda, East Hararghe zone,Oromia region. The overall responsibility is centered on the provision of quality, lifesaving care in the supported Health Centres, through consultations, referral, and follow-up and accurate patient record keeping as per Ministry of Health (MoH) and MDM set protocols. S/he will be under the direct supervision of the Field Coordinator based in Chinaksen. For technical advice, s/he will consult with the MedCo.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside   the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Essential duties and responsibilities.

Health services provision

  • Delivers high quality curative and preventive health care services during outpatient consultation
  • Inpatient review in collaboration with the facility Medical officer if available
  • He/she follows up rational prescriptions for the supplies provided to supported facilities/MHNC
  • Facilitates training and mentorship for staff on rational use of drugs
  • Provides, emotional and psychological support to patients and family members
  • Applies medical knowledge and skills to diagnose and treat patients according to MoH or international protocols (WHO).
  • Provides emergency care, stabilisation and referral of patients requiring secondary and tertiary care
  • Facilitates safe referrals of patients following agreed referral pathway
  • Monitors the rational distribution and management of medicines and equipment
  • Ensures Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) standards are adhered to at all time
  • Facilitates safe referral of patients following agreed referral pathway
  • Communicates with relevant authorities and MDM in case of a potential outbreak through the surveillance system (EWARS)

  Supervision of the provision of quality health services

  • Ensures quality clinical consultations, treatment, referral and follow up activities follows the MoH and International (WHO) protocols.
  • Ensures all consultations with patients are in a dignified, confidential and appropriate manner in keeping with the standards and principles set out by MDM.
  • Supervises the COVID 19 screening and follow up on suspected cases in adherence to the measures as provided by Ethiopian Ministry of Public Health in ensuring staff duty safety.
  • Supervises the outreach activities carried out by MDM supported HEWs

Human resources management

  • Supervises the HEWs (MDM)
  • Liaising with HF administration and management
Below are the job requirements for this Médecins Du Monde – France Vacancy

Job Requirements

Educational Qualification

  • BSC Degree in medicine , Surgery , Public Health or Nursing

Work Experience

  • At least 3 years of working experience as health officer in a health facility in emergency situations

Skills and qualities required

  • Essential – Experienced in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Strong organizational skills in emergency situations and autonomous in daily operations
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge of institutional health system  in Ethiopia




  • English and Oromifa language are mandatory (speaking and writing)
  • Somali language is a plus.
  • Women are strongly encouraged to Apply

How to Apply

Interested applicants are required to fill the application form through the following link (Note : All the information that provided in the form is true and accurate ) and submit your CV with Cover letter through with the subject Health Officer.

NB: Please notice that if you have not heard from MdM within 15 days of the submission date of the deadline, you should presume you were not short listed for this position. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted. However, MdM thanks you for your interest and encourages you to apply for other openings where your skills and experience match






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