Fresher Medical Officer NGO Job Vacancies – International Rescue Committee


Job Title:    Medical Officer

Organization: International
Rescue Committee

Duty Station:

Reports to: Deputy
Health Programme Manager


About US:

The International
Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by
conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. It
was created by Albert Einstein more than 80 years and has been working in
Uganda since 1998. It has particularly working in the conflict zones where tens
of thousands of people have been kills and over 1.6 million displaced.
Following a peace agreement in 2006, Ugandans are returning home and looking to
rebuild their lives. The IRC is there to protect women and children from
violence and exploitation by fostering a safe environment and encouraging
education, and is supporting farmers and small businesses, and helping
communities promote peace and long-term development.


Job Summary: Under
the guidance of Health manager, the Medical Officer shall be responsible for
ensuring that effective, efficient and quality clinical Services are provided
at the respective health facilities where he/ she shall be stationed. He/ She
shall be responsible for ensuring that medicines and medical supplies are
available for effective service delivery. The medical officer will work in
collaboration with other officers in Community Health and Reproductive health
to ensure that there is on-going provision of services that are safe for the
beneficiaries both at the community level and health facility. He/ she shall
also give oversight and guidance to the health workers on proper management of
medical conditions according to the Ministry of Health guidelines.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

comprehensive evaluation and delivery of health services to persons of concern
according to ministry of health guidelines and protocols and UNHCR public
health strategy.

integrated service delivery at the health facilities including, but not limited
to; mental health, NCD’s, Nutrition, HIV care and RH including coordination of
consultancy and outreach visits.

daily ward rounds for IPD patients and attend to all emergencies both medical
and surgical while on duty.

adequate health team coverage of the clinics and rationale prescription and use
of medicines and medical supplies.

availability of supplies and promptly alert the clinical services and health

clinical audits, chart reviews and mortality audits as part of continuous
learning and improvement of activities.

training needs and provide just-in-time training and mentorship for the
multi-disciplinary health care teams.

evaluate patients for referral and follow up to ensure services are accessed at
the point of referral.

the implementation of emergency reproductive health services including basic
emergency obstetric and neonatal care.

with district health authorities and other agencies to avoid duplication of
services in the settlements and to optimize health outcomes through increased
access to life saving interventions.

participate in mobilizing and educating the refugee community to adopt health
promoting behaviors.

consistent and timely collection, utilization and reporting of community health
and facility based health data.

the health program and maintain effective and cordial relationship with
district health authorities and other district officials, UN agencies,
Community leaders and other NGO’s.

disease surveillance activities and manage outbreaks.


Key Outputs

Clinical service for patients provided. This will include services at OPD, IPD
and Maternity units.

risk cases identified, reviewed and referred appropriately.

Ward or
health unit activities organized and managed.


performance appraisal done timely.

reports submitted timely.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) Medical Officer
job placement must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery

Must be
registered with Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioner’s council

possess a valid practicing license

At least
two years’ experience in clinical work in humanitarian setting.

track record of clinical management of common ailments.

of grants management.

contacts within health sector, including district health care authorities and
other NGO’s.

in English and any other relevant local language.

analytical orientation and sound judgment

resourcefulness, punctuality, responsibility.

administrative/management skills.

presentation and communication skills.

understanding of the social, economic and political context of a refugee setting.

to the IRC principles and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with
persons of different national and cultural background

in current office software applications (MS- word, excel, PowerPoint).


Please note: This position is open only to Ugandan nationals.


How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link




The IRC and IRC
workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way –
Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and
Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and
enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child
Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and


Deadline: 18th December 2020


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