Job Title: Medical Officer

Company/Organization: International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Location: Kiryandongo, Uganda

Job Type: Full-time

Job Overview

Under the supervision of the Field Manager, the Medical Officer shall be responsible for the day-to-day delivery of clinical services in IRC-Kiryandongo settlement health facilities. This includes maternal and child health, nutrition, expanded program on immunization, and ensuring the functionality of both laboratory and pharmaceutical services.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct daily ward rounds for patients in the in-patient wards and attend to all medical and surgical emergencies while on duty.
  • Provide daily comprehensive evaluation and delivery of health services to clients/patients according to Ministry of Health guidelines, protocols, and the WHO public health strategy.
  • Promptly evaluate patients for referral and follow up to ensure services are accessed at referral points.
  • Coordinate clinical audits, patient chart reviews, and mortality audits as part of continuous learning and improvement of health services delivery.
  • Monitor the availability of medicines and medical supplies at settlement facilities and promptly alert the Field Manager on shortfalls and needs for re-stocking.
  • Ensure adequate daily health team coverage of the clinics and rational prescription and use of medicines and supplies.
  • Coordinate integrated service delivery at the settlement health facilities, including maternal child health, non-communicable diseases, nutrition, HIV care, and reproductive health services.
  • Ensure consistent and timely collection, utilization, and reporting of facility-based health data.
  • Identify training needs and provide just-in-time training and mentorship for multidisciplinary health care teams.
  • Actively participate in education talks to inform the community to adopt health-promoting behaviors.
  • Represent the IRC in meetings/workshops to maintain effective and cordial relationships with District Health authorities, other district officials, community leaders, and other NGOs.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery from a reputable medical training school.
  • At least two years’ experience in humanitarian programming.
  • Must be registered with the Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council (UMDPC) with a valid practicing license.
  • Previous experience working in a settlement setting is an added advantage.
  • Understanding of human rights and issues relating to gender equality.
  • Strong written and verbal communication ability in English.
  • Ability to gain trust and build relationships with new communities.
  • Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Experience in regular report writing.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently.
  • Flexible and able to work in a dynamic and diverse environment.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 24

Level of Education: Bachelor’s Degree

Application Process

Deadline: 18th July 2024


About International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Industry: NGO

Location: Kiryandongo, Uganda

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) works in more than 50 countries and in 28 U.S. cities to help people affected by humanitarian crises to survive, recover, and rebuild their lives.



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