Medical Doctor – Local Status, Medicins Sans Frontieres-Belgium (MSF-Belgium)

Medical Doctor – Local Status, Medicins Sans Frontieres-Belgium (MSF-Belgium); March 23 2023



Organization: Medicins Sans Frontieres-Belgium (MSF-Belgium)

Position: Medical Doctor – Local Status
Location: Korem
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: As per the organization salary Scale
Deadline: March 29, 2023



Job Description

About MSF

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an independent international medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid in more than 70 countries to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters, or exclusion from healthcare.  

Summary of the Position

Under the supervision of the Activity Manager (if any) /Project Coordinator Hierarchically and Activity Manager/ Project Medical Referent –MTL-MFP/ Medical Coordinator functionally, the Medical Doctor will provide outpatient and/or inpatient medical care to patients/beneficiaries according to adapted and updated medical knowledge, MSF protocols, values, and universal hygiene standards to improve the patients/beneficiaries health conditions.

Essential Job Duties

  • Apply medical knowledge and skills to diagnosis and prevention. Carry out outpatient and inpatient consultations, prescribing the necessary treatment respecting MSF protocols.
  • Keep the patient and/or his/her family informed about the illness and provide appropriate explanations about the treatment to follow, checking they have understood.
  • Follow up the evolution of the hospitalized/IDP patients, through daily visits, consultations, and examinations, prescribing the necessary treatment following MSF protocols, deciding whether they can be discharged or transferred to other departments – in collaboration with other doctors- and informing their family about the patient’s evolution.
  • Check and control the rational distribution of medicines and equipment under his/her responsibility and take care of the quality, disinfection, and sterilization of the medical material. Assure general compliance with standing hygiene standards.
  •  Participate in the collection and analysis of epidemiological data, checking its validity and informing the line manager or project coordinator about any problem or complication of the patient’s illness, or medical error and monitors the proper functioning of the department, equipment, or material.
  • Ensure ongoing training of the medical/paramedical multidisciplinary team in order to optimize the quality of care.
  • Knows and ensures all MSF medical protocols are followed and implemented, checking universal precautions are followed at all times and reducing bio-hazard risks, and improving infection control. Ensures professional confidentiality is respected.
  • Manage the team under his/her direct responsibility according to MSF HR policies and procedures, supervising their performance, organizing and scheduling shifts and rotations, and directly participating in emergencies and on calls if necessary.

MSF Section/Context-Specific Accountabilities

  • Teamwork Spirit
  • Good Communication skills
  • Capacity to build good relationships between MSF activities and MoH staff.
  • To be able to easy adaptation when changing context or workspace.
  • Flexibility.

Job Requirements


Required Qualifications and Professional Experience

 Experience : At least 2 years of experience as a Medical Doctor.

Experience in tropical medicine or post -registration experience in public health, Obs and gynae, pediatrics, nutrition, infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS/STDs, TB, general practice, general medicine, or minor surgery are desirable.

Language: Fluent in Amharic, English, and Tigrinya is desirable


How to Apply


If you are interested, please send your National ID, CV (not more than 3 pages), and cover letter (not more than one page) with “Medical Doctor position” written in the subject line through

Deadline: March 29, 2023.

Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


We strongly encourage women and people with reduced mobility (able to work in remote places) to apply. 







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