Medical Doctor – Medical Teams International Vacancy Announcement

Medical Doctor – Medical Teams International Vacancy Announcement, August 17 2023




Organization: Medical Teams International

Position: Medical Doctor

Location: Afar, Berhale Refugee Camp

Employment: Full time

Deadline: August 23, 2023




Job Description


 Daring to love like Jesus, we boldly break barriers to health and restore wholeness in a hurting world.
To provide quality health care and medical services for internally displaced peoples and host community in Afar Region, Ethiopia.
Medical / Technical
  • Provide consultations with diagnosis and treatment of illnesses based on the guidelines in Ethiopia and focusing initially on IMCI (Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses)
  • Support the treatment of co-infections in children diagnosed with severe acute malnutrition and referred to an appropriate outpatient treatment program.
  • Provide appropriate referrals to the medical doctor or to the relevant referral sites in a timely fashion without delays
  • Prescribe medications and instruct patients on correct usage based on guidelines.
  • Ensure medical supplies are available and support the projection of needs.
  • Provide patient education and instruct on prevention methods for illness, proper nutrition, and hygiene.
  • Compile weekly and monthly reports required by the Ministry of Health as well as UNHCR and provide to the clinic in-charge.
  • Follow EPI routine/campaigns sessions at clinic and catchment
  • Follow infection, prevention, and control protocols through maintaining good hand hygiene and appropriately using personal protective equipment
  • Ensure the Safeguarding of program participants and employees through promoting an environment of awareness and upholding the code of conduct provisions of Medical Teams Protection from Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Child & Vulnerable Adult protection, and harassment-free workplace policies.

Department:  Medical

Team: Program Teams

Reports to (position): Health and Nutrition Manager

Location(s): Afar_ Berhale Refugee Camp

Work Days & Hours: Monday-Saturday, 40-48 hours/week, occasional weekends and public holidays

Travel: Regular travel to field offices

If Manager of Staff, Positions Supervised: (directly & indirectly) TBD


Job Requirements


Quality Management
  • Aiming to achieve the highest quality programming possible within the challenging context of Afar Region, Ethiopia
  • Ensure all patients are treated based on the Guidelines of the Ministry of Health and the IMCI guidelines
  • Ensure rational use of drugs such that only those essential for treatment are prescribed. Do not overprescribe.
  • Provide compassionate and respectful care to all patients who present to the clinic
  • Support other staff and colleagues to maintain good infection control practices to prevent spread of illnesses within the clinic and among the staff
  • Additional activities
  • Support other areas of the clinic as requested or needed to ensure efficiency and quality of care to all
  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment, disposing of waste and sharps appropriately.
  • Ensure the Safeguarding of program participants and employees through promoting an environment of awareness and upholding the code of conduct provisions of Medical Teams Protection from Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Child & Vulnerable Adult protection, and harassment-free workplace policies.
Degree in Doctor of Medicine
  •  1 year of professional experience after qualification
  • Knowledge of development & humanitarian issues and concepts
  • Fluent spoken and written  Afar, Amharic and English.
  • Strong interpersonal and team skills
  • Proven ability to be flexible in demanding situations
  • Excellent communicator
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment
  • Negotiation and representation skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving Computer literate, able to work efficiently in Microsoft office on standard or mobile platforms.
  • Humanitarian motivation
  • Emotionally and spiritually mature
  • Team player – practical, desire to support the field teams.
  • Willingness to pitch in and get the job done
  • Understanding and sensitivity to cross cultural issues
  • Flexible and adaptable to ever changing environments
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Able to build new relationships and gain people’s trust quickly
  • Integrity in representing Medical Teams Willing to travel to insecure environments
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment
  • Ability to prioritize tasks
  • Ability to embrace and promote Medical Teams International mission and vision
  • Ability to uphold and exemplify the organization’s core values
  • Ability to represent the organization in a professional manner to donors, volunteers, and the public
This position requires frequent travel to health facilities located in remote areas with very basic living conditions.
NOTE:  The above job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by staff assigned to this job.  It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of staff in this position.  Duties, responsibilities, and skills are also subject to change based on the changing needs of the job, department, or organization. This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned; The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by Medical Teams International as the requirements of the job change.

How to Apply


Fill out the mandatory application form using the following link: Online Application Form  and make sure you receive an automatic response acknowledging receipt of your application which means your application was successful.

Only candidates who only fill the online application form and send CV together with Application letter only will be considered for candidacy.

● All applications must be submitted on or before 23 August 2023.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for further assessment.

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