Medical Lead – Samaritan’s Purse Vacancy Announcement

Medical Lead – Samaritan’s Purse Vacancy Announcement, April 4 2023



Organization: Samaritan’s Purse

Position: Medical Lead

Location: Amhara

Employment: Contract

Deadline: April 8, 2023




Job Description

Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine. Samaritan’s Purse is privileged to be part of the humanitarian effort in Ethiopia and legally registered as foreign charity to work in Ethiopia since October 08, 2018.


The Medical Lead will assist in the implementation, management and supervision of Samaritan’s Purse (SP) MMU, providing oversite to the MMU delivering life-saving essential primary health care to conflict affected populations in the Amhara region. The workload is intensive and requires a team of dedicated health professionals to meet the ever-increasing demand for specialized medical care in the affected region. Therefore, the Medical Lead will support the MMU Unit as well as provide support to recovering local MMU. At times the Medical Lead may be called upon to fulfill duties not directly involved with this job description


Provide oversite to MMU in the assigned region, ensuring that quality care is being provided to patients/beneficiaries according to up to date medical knowledge and the Ethiopian Government protocols, values and universal infection control standards to improve the patients /beneficiaries’ health status.

  • Assist the Project Manager with the implementation, management and supervision of SP’s health project in Amhara region Jarra IDP site, in line with SP’s Health and Nutrition strategy and project plan, and according to humanitarian, national and international standards.
  • Conduct rapid assessments with the security team to determine health needs in various new locations for potential response
  • Conduct Daily field trips to MMU locations to oversee daily activities and ensure all activities are carried out as per clinic guidelines and meeting SP’s standards.
  • Assist the Project Manager with the monitoring and evaluation of the health program through clinic supervision, data collection and collecting beneficiary feedback to ensure the quality of program is maintained.
  • Supervise the clinical and registration data collection in the MMU, ensuring data is entered correctly into the database.
  • Collate and disseminate weekly and monthly reports to meet the reporting requirements and deadlines set by SP, Regional Health Bureau (RHB), Department of Health, WHO/UN agencies and Donors.
  • Apply medical knowledge and skills to ensure consultations, prescribing and treatment are given in the MMU in line with SP and government protocols.
  • Work with staff to ensure care and communication is culturally sensitive.
  • Support clinical leadership to enforce compliance with standard infection prevention and control guidelines.
  • Participate in the accurate clinical documentation and collection of epidemiological data, checking its validity and informing the M&E Manager and Program Manager as appropriate.
  • Support the Program Manager in monitoring the proper functioning of the MMUs, equipment, supplies, and pharmaceuticals.
  • Ensure patient confidentiality is respected at all times within the MMU
  • Support clinical leadership to provide training and mentoring to clinical staff at each MMU weekly, disseminating of updated medical practices and protocols.
  • Represent SP at Woreda level in nutrition and health technical meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Attend daily morning devotions and participates in prayer support for ministry, donors and voluntaries.

Job Requirements


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Attention to detail, anticipation and follow up are core values of the job function.
  2. Possesses strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
  3. Must be a self-starter and internally driven to success and hard work.
  4. Possesses strong cross-cultural communication skills, both written and verbal.
  5. Must be a humble team player
  6. Ability to be flexible and adaptable.
  7. Willingness to travel in and out of the field.
  8. Must have analytical and report writing skills.
  9. High level of integrity and stewardship
  10. Committed to the SP values and ethics
  11. Proficient in making clinical decisions in the care of the patient population serving.


  • Degree in medicine as a medical doctor
  • Current Medical License
  • Has experience of at least two years of post-qualification work experience in relevant field


  • Amharic, required
  • English is an advantage


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral diagram, or schedule form.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk and run; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Travelling
  • Work in a security context that is fluid


The employee is required to carry out his/her duties in accordance with Samaritan’s Purse Safeguarding policy and Code of conduct.

Employee should remain alert and responsive to any child and adult safeguarding risks, acquire relevant knowledge and skills, which will enable him/her to promote strong safeguarding practices, understand the child and adult safeguarding policy and procedures, and conduct his/herself in a manner consistent with the Safeguarding Policy.


How to Apply

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply for the position advertised by submitting their CV/Resume (maximum of 2 pages) and application letter (one Page only) no later than April 8, 2023 to Please write the position title you are applying for in the email subject line, “Medical Lead”

Only candidates that are short-listed will be contacted.








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