Job Listing: Medical Officer

Deadline: 27th June 2024
Position: Medical Officer (Full-time)
Duty Station: Lamwo, Uganda

About the International Rescue Committee (IRC)

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC operates in over 40 countries and 25 U.S. cities, improving outcomes in health, safety, economic wellbeing, education, and power.

Job Summary

Under the guidance of the Health Manager, the Medical Officer is responsible for ensuring effective, efficient, and quality clinical services at the health facilities. The Medical Officer ensures the availability of medicines and medical supplies for service delivery and collaborates with other officers in Community Health and Reproductive Health. The role includes oversight and guidance to health workers on proper management of medical conditions according to Ministry of Health guidelines.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide comprehensive evaluation and delivery of health services according to ministry of health guidelines and UNHCR public health strategy.
  • Coordinate integrated service delivery at health facilities, including mental health, NCDs, Nutrition, HIV care, and Reproductive Health.
  • Conduct daily ward rounds for IPD patients and attend to all medical and surgical emergencies while on duty.
  • Ensure adequate health team coverage of the clinics and rational prescription and use of medicines and medical supplies.
  • Monitor the availability of supplies and promptly alert clinical services and health managers.
  • Coordinate clinical audits, chart reviews, and mortality audits for continuous learning and improvement.
  • Identify training needs and provide just-in-time training and mentorship for the health care teams.
  • Evaluate patients for referral and ensure services are accessed at the point of referral.
  • Support the implementation of emergency reproductive health services, including basic emergency obstetric and neonatal care.
  • Coordinate with district health authorities and other agencies to avoid duplication of services and optimize health outcomes.
  • Participate in mobilizing and educating the refugee community to adopt health-promoting behaviors.
  • Ensure consistent and timely collection, utilization, and reporting of community health and facility-based health data.
  • Represent the health program and maintain effective relationships with district health authorities, UN agencies, community leaders, and other NGOs.
  • Conduct disease surveillance activities and manage outbreaks.

Key Performance Indicators

  • Quality clinical service for patients provided at OPD, IPD, and Maternity units.
  • High-risk cases identified, reviewed, and referred appropriately.
  • Ward or health unit activities organized and managed.
  • Discipline enforced.
  • Staff performance appraisals completed timely.
  • Activity reports submitted timely.

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery.
  • Registration with the Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioner’s Council.
  • Valid practicing license.
  • At least two years’ experience in clinical work in a humanitarian setting.
  • Good track record of clinical management of common ailments.
  • Knowledge of grants management.
  • Working contacts within the health sector, including district health authorities and other NGOs.
  • Fluency in English and relevant local languages.
  • Strong analytical orientation and sound judgment.
  • Pro-activeness, resourcefulness, punctuality, and responsibility.
  • Excellent administrative/management skills.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills.
  • Solid understanding of the social, economic, and political context of a refugee setting.
  • Dedication to the IRC principles and ability to work harmoniously with persons of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

How to Apply

All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online.

Application Link: Click Here

Deadline: 27th June 2024

Industry: NGO
Location: Lamwo

Industry: NGO
Location: Lamwo



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