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Medical Doctor – Medicins Sans Frontiers – Holland

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Medical Doctor – Medicins Sans Frontiers – Holland, July 4 2022
Organization: Medicins Sans Frontiers – Holland
Position: Medical Doctor
Deadline: 07.14.2022
Employment: Full time
Salary: 47156.00
Location: Midre-genet/Abdurafi, Amhara

Job Description:

Médecins Sans Frontières (also known as Doctors without Borders or MSF) is a private, non-profit, international humanitarian medical organization that intervenes in emergencies and crisis situations to relieve human suffering resulting from unmet medical needs. MSF observes strict neutrality with respect to politics and provides its assistance without discriminating on the basis of race, religion, ideology, or political affiliation. MSF’s members are required to respect humanitarian principles and principles of medical ethics at all times.


MSF Holland is looking for:  Medical Doctor


·       Number of Position:  one

·       Place of work:    Amhara Midre Genet/Abdurafi Project

·       Terms of employment:  5 Month with a possibility of extension

·       Remuneration and Benefits:

–          Starting gross salary/month: 47,156ETB

–          Medical Allowance              : 6000.00ETB

–          Hardship allowance 30% cape 5,500.00

–          Medical Coverage As per the MSF health policy

·       Date of  application: 04 July 2022 –  15 July 2022


Main Purpose
Provide outpatient and/or inpatient medical care to patients/beneficiaries according to adapted and updated medical knowledge, MSF protocols, values and universal hygiene standards to improve the patients/beneficiaries health conditions.



•          Apply medical knowledge and skills to diagnose and for prevention. Carry out outpatient and inpatient (IPD) consultations, prescribing the necessary treatment respecting MSF protocols.

•          Keep the patient and/or his/her family informed about the illness and provide appropriate explanations about the treatment to follow, and checking they have understood.

•          Follow-up the progress of the hospitalized/IPD patients through daily visits, consultations and re-examinations, prescribing the necessary treatment following MSF protocols, deciding whether they can be discharged or transferred to other departments – in collaboration with other doctors and clinicians.  Also, informing their family about the patient’s progress.

•          Check and control the rational use and distribution of medicines (Antibiotics) and equipment under his/her responsibility.

•          Check the quality, disinfection and even sterilization of the medical materials. Assure general compliance with universal hygiene standards.

•          Participate in the collection and analysis of epidemiological data, checking its validity and informing the MAM or Medical Team Leader (MTL) about any problem or complication of the patient’s illness.  Participate in investigating medical errors and monitors the proper functioning of the department, equipment or material.

•          Ensure ongoing training of the medical/paramedical multidisciplinary team in order to optimize the quality of care.

•          Knows and ensures all MSF medical protocols are followed and implemented, checking universal precautions are followed at all times and reducing biohazard risks and improving infection control.

•          Ensures professional confidentiality is respected and keep patient confidentiality based on medical ethics.

•          Manage emergencies and directly participating in emergency response  and on-calls, if necessary.







This health centre receives referrals from the BOH health centre (based next door) for 2 specific illnesses (1) Kala Azar (2) Snake bites. These conditions primarily affect a mobile migrant population that often stays in open field conditions exposing them to high risk. MSF will also support lifesaving referrals for patients to Gondar hospital.

The context in the North -western Ethiopian lowlands (very high HIV with Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) co-infection rate) provides unique opportunities for research on management of HIV/VL. Over the past 19 years, MSF OCA has done 10 Kala Azar studies in Humera and Abdurafi, mainly focusing on HIV/VL co-infection. The impact of these studies has been substantial and resulted in policy changes at national and international level.  These have driven WHO recommendations and international research agendas.  Abdurafi has developed into a unique centre of excellence for HIV/VL treatment, and over the last years, we have established effective research collaborations with ITM, DNDi, and the University of Gondar.

In addition, the high caseload of snakebite patients in Abdurafi provides a unique opportunity for operational research on management of snakebites and evaluation of a new anti-venom.

Responsibilites of the Medical Doctor will include :

General clinical management:

–          Ensure quality of medical care in the Abdurafi Health Centre (MSF-IPD).

–          Ensure snakebite and Kala-Azar admitted patients are managed according to MSF protocols.

–          Participate in the IPC committee for technical insights on trainings and implementation of new strategies according to MSF standards and project priorities.

–          Review, decide and initiate referral of patient following MSF referral policy and criteria in place and present patient to MAM.

Research/Clinical studies specific accountabilities:-

–          In collaboration with the Primary Investigators (PI) and Medical Research Managers, ensure the quality of care for the IPD patients following research protocols.

–          Support Medical Research Managers in managing research patients, specifically review study patients for clinical trial and order para clinical tests according to research protocols.

Staff management :-

–          HR planning: integrate the work plan and identify HR supply and demand.

–          Performance management: cascade mission performance evaluation tool in the department and ensure compliance. Make sure the team performance is followed up and supported as per the MSF tool.

–          Learning and development: coach and mentor subordinates on key competencies especially on proper medical care, training and development by ensuring training programs are impactful in the department.

–          Report any issues needing HR attention to the MAM or MTL.

Capacity building :-

–          Provide technical support, capacity building and coaching to the Clinical Officers and Nurses for improvement of ongoing patient care.

–          Through close supervision, identify and develop the leadership skills of the Nurse Team Supervisor (NTS)

–          Additionally, collaborate with the NTS to capacity build the Nurses and collectively ensure nursing activities are carried out in accordance to MSF standards especially in the wards.

Job Requirements:

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Education Medical Doctor with Bachelor degree in Medicine and surgery (MBBS).
Experience 2-year experience minimum as a Medical Doctor in clinical care. Desirable in post graduate diploma or certificate in  tropical medicine, or Post-registration experience in Public Health, paediatrics, infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS/STDs, TB, general practice, general medicine or minor surgery.
Languages Essential, mission language; local working language would be an asset
Knowledge Essential computer literacy (word, excel)
Competences •          People Management

•           Commitment

•          Flexibility

•          Results

•          Teamwork



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How To Apply:

Interested applicants should submit their non-returnable CV and application including photocopies of all supporting documents to the address given below:

Interested applicants should submit their non-returnable CV and application including photocopies of all supporting documents in person

  • MSF-Holland Office in, Abdurafi
  • Gonder-Olympic Hotel
  • Kule Project
  • Warder project

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