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"VACANCY" Medical Doctor Based in Jowhar Somalia (100%)
« on: December 02, 2011, 06:13:19 PM »
Medical Doctor-General Practitioner
Based in Jowhar Somalia (100%)

Reference no. 1144

Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) Spain is an international humanitarian Non Governmental Organization, operating in Somalia. We are currently recruiting for the position of Medical Doctor-General Practitioner, based in Jowhar, Somalia.

General Purpose of the Job:

    * Ensure proper medical intervention and, supervision of patients in the Stabilization centre (malnutrition inpatient treatment unit), IPD, OPD.
    * He / She is able to diagnose and treat the majority of the most common diseases and the ones involved in outbreaks, as cholera and measles.
    * He/ She has knowledge about malnutrition and its medical management
    * He/ She will support other medical areas in the health facility as OPD,  EPI, laboratory as needed
    * He/ She able to manage small surgical procedures as sutures, dressings
    * He/ She manage an in patient facility.
    * He/ She follows actively the application of MSF Standards, protocols and guidelines
    * The MD position will collaborate in the ooverall coordination and analysis of date collection and Eemergency Preparedness and Response in the project
    * To participate in development of the medical activities in general in collaboration with other doctor, medical supervisors and medical co ordination team in Nairobi.

Specific Responsibilities and Tasks:

General Knowledge of MSF and Safety at work

    * Co-operation with the colleagues of own and other departments
    * Is aware of activities of other departments and respect specific rules and procedures
    * Comply with the health and safety rules.
    * Ensure all staff supervised by him/her complies with the health and safety rules related to the job.
    * Respect medical ethics at all times

2. OPD/ 2 nd line consultations:

    * Conduct 2nd line consultations on patients whose pathological status exceeds the knowledge and skills of the OPD consultants.
    * Prescribe treatment according to MSF protocols
    * Refers patients if necessary to other hospitals
    * Participate in organisation of formal refresher courses and on the job training in diagnostics and treatment of the OPD consultants.
    * To participate in OPD meetings.
    * Improve in general the quality of the medical consultations done by the consultants in the OPDs.

3. IPD

    * Do the medical round on a scheduled basis with nurses on duty
    * Prescribe treatment according to MSF guidelines and protocols
    * Supervise the dressing procedures during medical rounds
    * Supervise the admission and discharge of patients, prescription of medications and  other routine procedures
    * Check on severely ill patients daily

4. Stabilization Centre:

    * Responsible for nutritional and medical treatment in SC.
    * Involvement of the staff in the planning, providing feedback of the past month achievements, and to regularly evaluate the achievements according to set indicators.
    * Work closely with the nursing staff to improve general organisation, medical- and nursing procedures in the ward.
    * Do the medical round on a scheduled daily basis with nurses on duty, and ensure the ward round always contains a training element.
    * Prescribe treatment according to MSF nutritional and other MSF guidelines and protocols.
    * Responsible for the admission and discharge all patients, prescription of medications and other routine procedures.
    * Identify training needs and perform trainings for staff when necessary.
    * Ensure proper administration of the patient card, admission / discharge book.
    * To participate in ward meetings.
    * 5. Cholera treatment centre/ Measles isolation room (especially during the outbreaks)
    * Responsible of the medical intervention according to MSF guidelines and protocols
    * Responsible for the supervision of activities.
    * Do the medical round on a scheduled basis with nurses on duty
    * Cooperate with the data management

6. National staff Health

    * Follow up of the national staff health and the national staff health policy.
    * To liase with medical supervisors and medical coordination team in Nairobi  incase of referral of national staff.

7. Training:

    * To participate in trainings given to Nurses and other staff organised in the hospital.
    * To participate in trainings given in Nairobi or other locations by MSF where necessary.
    * Identify training needs and perform trainings for staff as necessary in collaboration with the other doctor, medical supervisors and medical co ordination team in Nairobi.

8. Management issues

    * To have regular meetings with local staff on demand
    * To follow the care and hygiene activities of the medical staff in the SC and OPD
    * To actively participate in staff training activities
    * To counsel patients or care-taker who are inclined to default



    * Degree in Medicine


    * Experience in an MSF facility or in any other organization with Medical background or knowledge.


Fluent in English: written and spoken


Personal qualities:

    * Diplomacy and confidentiality
    * Respect medical ethics
    * Communication and organizational skills
    * Due to the nature of MSF operations, flexibility is indispensable and unavoidable
    * Accountability
    * Dynamic
    * Ability to listen

    * Ability to work in a multicultural environment.
    * Organization, initiative, tidiness and courtesy is mandatory
    * Willingness to travel to rural health facilities in Jowhar and Balcad District.

If you meet the above requirements, please send your CV detailing the above requirements, motivation letter, copy of certificates and
any recommendation letter from previous employers to the MSF-Spain Somalia Admin department in Nairobi, email address:

Please state clearly the job title and the reference number 1144 in the subject line of your application email.

Application must be received on or before the 10th December 2011. Interested candidates are asked to avail themselves for
interview and examinations shortly thereafter. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

MSF-E is an equal opportunity employer.