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Medical Doctor – Medecins Sans Frontieres Belgium

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Medical Doctor – Medecins Sans Frontieres Belgium, July 19 2022
Organization: Medecins Sans Frontieres Belgium
Position: Medical Doctor
Deadline: 08.19.2022
Employment: Full time
Salary: As per the salary scale of the organization
Location: Afar

Job Description:

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an independent international medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid in more than 70 countries to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters or exclusion from healthcare.


Duration:                   6 Months with possible extension

Main Purpose
Provide direct inpatient and/or outpatient medical care to patients/beneficiaries in accordance with MSF protocols, national guidelines, and universal hygiene standards to improve the health of patients and beneficiaries
·        Apply medical knowledge and skills to diagnose and prevent diseases. Carry out outpatient, inpatient, and emergency department consultations, prescribing the necessary treatment while respecting MSF and national protocols.

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

·        Follow up the evolution of the hospitalized patients through daily visits, consultations and examinations, prescribing the necessary treatment following MSF and national protocols, deciding whether patients can be discharged or transferred to other departments – in collaboration with other doctors- and informing their family about the patient’s evolution.

·        Recommend and organize referral to a higher level of care by applying medical knowledge and MSF/national guidelines, as well as specific knowledge about the limits of medical care available in the facility of work.

·        Check and control the rational distribution of medicines and equipment under his/her responsibility and take responsibility for the quality, disinfection and sterilization of the medical material. Assure general compliance with hygiene standards.

·        Participate in the collection and analysis of epidemiological data

·        Inform line manager or project medical responsible about any problem or complication of the patients illness or any medical error

·        Monitors the proper functioning of the department in which he/she is working

·        Ensure ongoing formal and informal 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 or contacts project medical responsible if noted disagreement between national and MSF protocols, checking universal precautions are followed at all times and reducing bio-hazard risks and improving infection control. Ensures professional confidentiality is respected.

·        Appropriately delegate responsibilities to other members of the paramedical team.



Job Requirements:


Education Essential medical doctor degree
Experience ·       Minimum 2 years of experience as a Medical Doctor or in clinical work required; can include clinical work during medical training

·       Previous experience working with MSF desirable

·       Previous experience in inpatient nutrition for children under 5 desirable

·       Previous experience in Nutrition and emergency department is desirable

·       Basic computer skills including Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word

Languages ·       English and Amharic required; Afar Language desirable

How To Apply:

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All applicants should send a CV, a cover letter, educational records, work certificates and a copy of national ID.

Application can be submitted/sent: by email:[email protected] OR YOU CAN BRING HARD COPY TO OUR OFFICE LOCATED AT AFAR, SEMERA INFRONT OF ARDI ETHIOPIA HOTEL (please indicate on the subject box: the vacancy title and your name)


Posting date: 19/07/2022

Closing date: 19/8/2022


We strongly encourage women and people with reduced mobility (able to work in remote places) to apply.

Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Copies of CV + supporting documents are non-returnable. Phone calls are not allowed.

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