MHNT-Medical Office – International Medical Corps (IMC) Vacancy Announcement, June 28 2023
Organization: International Medical Corps (IMC)
Position: MHNT-Medical Office
Location: Fedis and Chinaksen(East Hararghe zone), Hawi Gudina and Gumbi Bordede (West Hararghe zone), Wadera of Guji zone, Oromia
Employment: Full time
Date of Announcement: June 27 2023
Deadline: July 7, 2023
International Medical Corps never asks job applicants for a fee, payment, or other monetary transaction. If you are asked for money in connection with this recruitment, please report to International Medical Corps at the website for reporting misconduct: www.InternationalMedicalCorps.ethicspoint.com.
A preeminent First Responder, International Medical Corps provides emergency relief to those hit by disaster, and offers the skills needed to rebuild stronger. We train people – giving communities the tools and knowledge to be self-reliant and be their own best First Responders when disaster strikes again.
International Medical Corps focuses on the delivery of community-based primary health care. We emphasize training and education, and prioritize hiring local staff – in fact, 96% of our field-based staff and health professionals are recruited from the local community. This helps to ensure that skills and knowledge are passed on and remain long after our programs have ended. Through the integration of specialties like emergency medicine, women’s health, nutrition services, water and sanitation, and mental health into the primary health care setting, we ensure that those we serve receive holistic, comprehensive care. The value of International Medical Corps’ integrated approach to community health and well-being and our emphasis on capacity building through training are critical for the long-term growth of ‘conflict and natural disaster-affected communities’ and ‘fragile states’.
The position holder shall oversee quality implementation and delivery of clinical services at the assigned mobile health and nutrition team (MHNT). S/He will mainly be responsible for the day-to-day clinical service implementation at the assigned MHNT. Provide adult consultation for acute and life-threatening illnesses treatment, safe motherhood, and child health consultation. In addition, the position holder is also expected to provide supervision, technical assistance, and capacity building to Health workers in health facilities. He will also be responsible for day-to-day documentation of children and adults treated.
MAIN TASKS AND RESPONSABILITIES
– Improving basic preventive health care at community level in line with public health emergency management with emphasis in health especially commonly occurring epidemic diseases under surveillance.
– Conduct & undertake PHC services like consultation & provide proper treatment for acute and life threatening illnesses based on the protocol
– Strengthening of linkages and coordination mechanisms between community and the Woreda health bureaus
– Strengthening of early referrals mechanism.
– Ensure all referral cases are properly transported to the nearest or woreda capital health facility based on the availability of ambulance and seriousness of the illness.
– Train and support the HEWs on prevention and response of major diseases under surveillance and in severe acute malnutrition case management and follow-up (e.g., referral to SC) according to national guidelines.
– Train and support community-based volunteer health workers for the implementation of the community component of the project.
– Conduct planning and promotion of awareness creation on nutrition and preventative health care issues in the community.
- First university degree in Medicine or Bachelor’s degree in public Health or Nursing and with valid registration/practicing license.
- At least two years of experience in the field out of which one year NGO experience is preferred.
- Experienced working at the primary health care unit (Health centre) outpatient department managing patients and other health program implementation, training of health workers, etc.
- Good written and spoken ability of the local language
- Extremely flexible, able to work independently, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations.
- Interest in and ability to work in team.
- Good organizational and interpersonal skills.
Ability and willingness to work in remote and potentially insecure environments.
Code of Conduct
As applicable to this position, an individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Staff are also responsible for preventing violations to our Code of Conduct and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are made aware of any violations to the Code of Conduct and Ethics or Safeguarding Policy, you have an obligation to report.
If this is a supervisory position, one must set an example of ethical behavior through one’s own conduct and oversight of the work of others; ensure that those who report to you have sufficient knowledge and resources to follow the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct & Ethics; monitor compliance of the people you supervise; enforce the Code of Conduct & Ethics and International Medical Corps’ policies, including the Safeguarding Policy and the Protection from Harassment, Bullying and Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace Policy, consistently and fairly; support employees who in good faith raise questions or concerns.
It is all staff shared responsibility and obligation to safeguard and protect populations with whom we work, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children. This includes safeguarding from the following conduct by our staff or partners: sexual exploitation and abuse; exploitation, neglect, or abuse of children, adults at risk, or LGBTI individuals; and any form of trafficking in persons.
International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.
How to Apply
Interested applicants who meet the above requirements should submit their application letter by clearly stating the position that you are applying for and CV through www.ethiojobs.net On OR before July 07, 2023.
Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Note: IMC is equal opportunity employer and hence candidate from all background: religion, ethnic group, qualified women and people living with disabilities, etc. are all encouraged to apply.
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