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Vacancy: Surgeon Doctor Based in Jowhar Somalia (100%)
« on: December 02, 2011, 06:17:32 PM »
Vacancy: Surgeon Doctor

01.12.2011 | General
Surgeon Doctor
Based in Jowhar Somalia (100%)

Reference no. 1143

Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) Spain is an international humanitarian Non Governmental Organization, operating in Somalia.

We are currently recruiting for the position of Surgeon Doctor, based in Jowhar, Somalia.

General responsibilities:

    * Provide surgical and clinical services in Jowhar maternity.
    * To give medical support to Jowhar OPD and MCH.

    * To work in close cooperation with the staff in the MSF health structures, following MSF medical protocols.
    * To provide a regular / standardized medical report about activities/results.
    * To actively contribute to the MSF identity, values and principles.
    * Attend to sick staff, those referred to him by Consultants or those in emergency or chronic situation.

Specific tasks:

    Medical activities:

    * Supervision of diagnosis and treatment of both out and in patients in Jowhar maternity.
    * To ensure that every patient under his/her care has the medical & obstetric history taken, received right prescriptions and
      daily observation and follow up written.
    * Conduct daily ward round in the IPD (Maternity) to diagnose and treat mothers and their infants in every section of maternity,
      that is hospitalization, pre delivery, labor ward and post delivery.
    * Conduct consultation of triage for obstetric & gynecological cases and for difficult cases referred from other section of the Jowhar project, e.g. MCH, OPD etc.
    * Collaborate with R.H supervisor and pharmacist on drug consumption, availability and it is rational use.
    * Attend to obstetric and gynecological emergency in time, in collaboration with other concerned staff.
    * Attend to other surgical emergencies and war-wounded victims, if necessary.
    * Make proper documentation of all surgical and clinical activities in Maternity and OPD e.
    * Arrange necessary referral for staff and patient to other actors if necessary.
    * Attend to sick MSFE staff upon referral from OPD consultant, give necessary sick offs, and follow up and refer to medical supervisor or medical director for financial claims etc.
    * Monitor use and care of O.T equipment and instrument.
    * Contribute to the order of O.T items and drugs, that is both monthly and quarterly.
    * Ensure aseptic and sterilization measures are in line with MSF standard in O.T.
    * Provide consultation and do ward round in SC in collaboration & in arrangement with the other doctor.
    * Provide medical support to other department e.g. OPD & Nutrition, by providing weekly consultation for chronic cases.

2.2.2 Human resources management:

    * In collaboration with RH supervisor & medical co ordination team in Nairobi, carry out training of national staff: Midwifes, nurses, etc.
    * In collaboration with other supervisors contribute to training need of the staff.
    * In collaboration with R.H supervisor, supervise, O.T staff, nurses, auxiliary nurses and other IPD staff.
    * Be in a position to cover R.H supervisor in her absence.

2.2.3 Reports/statistics/others:

    * In collaboration with RH supervisor, collect and compile weekly and monthly data according to his/her activities.
    * In collaboration with RH supervisor, Provide analysis and report of the data on weekly and monthly basis.




    * Must have a bachelor’s degree of medicine and surgery from a recognized university, with experience in Obstetric and surgery (Master in Obstetric & Genecology will be an added advantage).


    * At least 4 years of experience in similar profiles.

    * Previous experience with aid agencies will be an asset


    * Fluent in written and spoken English

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 1143 in the subject line of your application

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.


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