Medical Doctor Careers – Real Medicine Foundation (RMF)

Title:   Medical Doctor
Organisation: Real
Medicine Foundation (RMF) 
RMF Country Director and Programme Officer
Real Medicine
Foundation provides humanitarian support to people living in disaster and
poverty stricken areas, focusing on the person as a whole by providing
medical/physical, emotional, economic, and social support.
The Medical Doctor will primarily manage the emergency health response
program implementation and expansion of RMF/OPM/UNHCR’s programs in the
Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement. The Medical Doctor will contribute to the
identification of programmatic priorities through assessments and actively
participate in the design of the programs. In addition, the Medical Doctor will
ensure that the existing three health centres in the Kiryandongo Refugee
Settlement are delivering high quality services and operate in line with Uganda
Ministry of Health and international protocols, guidelines and best practices.
He or she will promote the quality of care provided through the RMF supported
health centres and will ensure an integrated approach.
Duties and Responsibilities:  
1. Clinical Duties:
Conduct the day-to-day clinical duties, e.g.
walk-in clinic, emergencies, pre-placement and periodic medical examinations,
immunizations, etc.
Provide health education.
The incumbent will increase access of targeted
emergency affected populations in Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement to curative,
preventive and health promotion services.
Emergency affected population of reproductive age
has access to reproductive health services.
Manage all medical emergency situations.
Manage commodity stockpiling and delivery
mechanism to respond to sudden large scale population influx and medical
Apply technical knowledge and skills to implement
and/or assist in community delivery of program activities.
Actively monitor progress against grant work plan;
promptly identifying any current or potential delays.
Mentor and supervise Health Staff based in
Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement. Prepare performance plan and evaluation.
Prepare Purchase Requests for program
supplies/activities and undertake field procurement as designated and
authorized. Manage budget and ensure adequate spending.
Actively monitor program supply inventory levels;
perform monthly spot-checks on program inventory.
Build and maintain respectful and constructive
relations with staff and partner staff.
Work closely with other RMF health and technical
staff to ensure a sensitive and functional health information system.
Provide technical support to clinical staff
through supportive supervision, mentoring and coaching.
Identify training needs of the clinical and
community health staff (VHTs, CHWs) and develop appropriate training program to
enhance their competence in delivering quality health services to the
Actively contribute to the preparation of progress
and donor reports of program results for dissemination at all levels.
Support the Programme Officer in the efforts to
coordinate with partners.
Represent RMF in health cluster meetings.
Support the Programme Officer in undertaking
assessment and developing program proposals.
Ensure that the RMF health projects are in
accordance with the established Ministry of Health policies of Uganda and
international protocols, guidelines and best practices.
2. Medical Administrative Duties: Ensure proper
functioning of medical equipment; Ensure that appropriate training programs are
implemented in order to maintain and develop the medical capabilities (e.g.
health education, HIV/AIDS prevention, first aid and CPR).
3. Coordination & Representation:
Work collaboratively with RMF logistics and
finance staff as required to process Purchase Requests and Payment Vouchers.
As requested undertake/participate in liaison,
coordination, and information sharing activities with national NGOs,
international organizations, donors and government.
Skills and Experience:  
The applicant must be a Medical Doctor. Possession
of a Master’s degree in Public Health an asset.
A minimum of three years of prior professional
experience in a similar post. INGO experience preferred.
At least five years of progressive clinical
experience in the medical field.
At least a year of professional experience in the
National Health System and/or MOH level.
Skills/Knowledge on Public Health, and familiar
with humanitarian assistance and humanitarian actors.
Good skills/ knowledge on National Health System,
HIS, and Epidemiological Surveillance.
Demonstrated ability to work independently in a
rapidly changing professional environment with a view towards establishing
administrative procedures and protocol that will ensure optimal functioning of
RMF’s programs.
Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and time
management skills
Ability to maintain the highest degree of
Proven abilities in developing health progress
reports, epidemiological reports and other technical reports required.
Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable
in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well.
Previous UN medical system/international medical
experience with priority in international tasks is highly desirable.
Managerial experience in the medical field is
Computer Skills: Good command of Microsoft Office
Package (Word, Excel, and Power Point), Databases, Spreadsheets, Presentation
graphics, Statistical packages; Internet.
Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English.
Knowledge of one other Ugandan language.
to Apply:
All suitably qualified
and interested candidates should E-mail their updated CVs and cover letters to or send hard copies to RMF Uganda, Kamalu
Makerere Kavule, Kampala Tel: 0712994110
13th January, 2016
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