Medical Officer – Medical Teams International Vacancy Announcement

Medical Officer – Medical Teams International Vacancy Announcement, April 27 2024



Organization: Medical Teams International

Position: Medical Officer

Location: Dabat and Kumer Metema


Date of Announcement: April 26, 2024

Deadline: May 3, 2024




Job Description





Medical Teams International is a Christian humanitarian relief agency focused on providing life- saving medical care for people in crisis. We serve all people-regardless of religion, nationality, sex, or race. Our calling is Daring to love like Jesus, we boldly break barriers to health and restore wholeness in a hurting world. Medical Team International is looking for qualified applicants for the following positions:





  •  To provide quality health care and medical services for refugees and host community in Dabat and Kumer.




Main duties and responsibilities:


  • Provide Adult and under five OPD consultations with diagnosis and treatment of illnesses based on the treatment guidelines in Ethiopia.
  • 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 relevant referral sites in a timely fashion without delays Prescribe medications and instruct patients on correct usage based on the 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.

Quality Management

  •  Aiming to achieve the highest quality programming possible within the challenging context of North Gondar, Ethiopia
  • Ensure all patients are treated based on the Guidelines of the Ministry of Health and the IMNCI 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 are present to the clinic.
  • Support other staff and colleagues to maintain good infection control practices to prevent the 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 for all.
  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment, disposing of waste and sharps appropriately.
  • Support 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. Incumbents will remain alert and responsive to any child and adult safeguarding risks, acquire relevant knowledge and skills which will enable you to promote strong safeguarding practices, understand the child and adult safeguarding policy and procedures, and conduct yourself in a manner consistent with the Safeguarding.


This position requires frequent travel to health facilities located in remote areas with very basic living conditions.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges. We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and reaches their potential as individuals and teams and collaborates to do the best work of their lives. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening, and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today. As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to adhere to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policies

Safeguarding & Code of Conduct

Medical Teams International is committed to ensuring that all individuals we come into contact with through our work, whether team members, community members, program participants or others, are treated with respect and dignity. We are committed to the core principles regarding prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse laid out by the UN Secretary General and IASC. We will not tolerate child abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members. As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local laws and customs, and to adhere to Medical Teams International Code of Conduct Policies and values at all times. Team members are required to complete mandatory Children and Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy, Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Policy, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policy Training upon hire and on an annual basis.

Workdays & Hours: Monday-Friday, 40-48 hours/week, occasional weekends and public holidays.


Job Requirements



  • Medical Doctor (Degree of Doctor of Medicine), Valid practicing license is required.


  • 1 year of professional experience after qualification
  • Experience working with an international NGO is an added advantage.


  • Knowledge of development & humanitarian issues and concepts
  • Fluent spoken and written 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

How to Apply


Candidates should follow the following 3 steps while applying for the positions:

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.

Send your CV and application letter to clearly mark “ Medical Officer   ” in the subject line

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 03 May  2024. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for further assessment.

“We are an equal employment opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Courageous, Tenacious, Selfless and Not alone.”

Qualified women are highly encouraged to apply


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