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Medical Officer – Medical Teams International

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Medical Officer – Medical Teams International, October 7 2022
Organization: Medical Teams International
Position: Medical Officer
Deadline: 10.12.2022
Employment: Full time
Location: Semera, Afar

Job Description:

External Vacancy Announcement

INTRODUCTION: Medical Teams International is a Christian humanitarian relief agency focused on providing life-saving medical care for people in crisis. We serve all people—regardless of religion, nationality, sex, or race.

Our calling is Daring to love like Jesus, we boldly break barriers to health and restore wholeness in a hurting world.

Medical Team International looking for qualified applicant for the following position:



To provide quality health care and medical services for internally displaced peoples and host community in Afar Region, Ethiopia.


Medical / Technical

  • Provide consultations with diagnosis and treatment of illnesses based on the guidelines in Ethiopia and focusing initially on IMCI (Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses)
  • Support the treatment of co-infections in children diagnosed with severe acute malnutrition and referred to an appropriate outpatient treatment program.
  • Provide appropriate referrals to the medical doctor or to the relevant referral sites in a timely fashion without delays
  • Prescribe medications and instruct patients on correct usage based on guidelines
  • Ensure medical supplies are available and support the projection of needs
  • Provide patient education and instruct on prevention methods for illness, proper nutrition, and hygiene
  • Compile weekly and monthly reports required by the Ministry of Health as well as UNHCR and provide to the clinic in-charge.
  • Follow EPI routine/campaigns sessions at clinic and catchment
  • Follow infection, prevention, and control protocols through maintaining good hand hygiene and appropriately using personal protective equipment
  • Ensure the Safeguarding of program participants and employees through promoting an environment of awareness and upholding the code of conduct provisions of Medical Teams Protection from Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Child & Vulnerable Adult protection, and harassment-free workplace policies.

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Quality Management
  • Aiming to achieve the highest quality programming possible within the challenging context of Afar Region , Ethiopia
  • Ensure all patients are treated based on the Guidelines of the Ministry of Health and the IMCI guidelines
  • Ensure rational use of drugs such that only those essential for treatment are prescribed. Do not overprescribe.
  • Provide compassionate and respectful care to all patients who present to the clinic
  • Support other staff and colleagues to maintain good infection control practices to prevent spread of illnesses within the clinic and among the staff

Additional activities

  • Support other areas of the clinic as requested or needed to ensure efficiency and quality of care to all
  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment, disposing of waste and sharps appropriately.
  • Ensure the Safeguarding of program participants and employees through promoting an environment of awareness and upholding the code of conduct provisions of Medical Teams Protection from Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Child & Vulnerable Adult protection, and harassment-free workplace policies.


This position requires frequent travel to health facilities located in remote areas with very basic living conditions.…

Place of Work:Zone 2

Required Number:One /1


Work Days & Hours: Monday-Friday, 40-48 hours/week, occasional weekends and public holidays



Job Requirements:

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  • Degree in Medicine  or Health Officer


  • 1 year of professional experience after qualification


  • Knowledge of development & humanitarian issues and concepts
  • Fluent spoken and written  Afar,Amharic and English.
  • Strong interpersonal and team skills
  • Proven ability to be flexible in demanding situations
  • Excellent communicator
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment
  • Negotiation and representation skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving Computer literate, able to work efficiently in Microsoft office on standard or mobile platforms.


  • Humanitarian motivation
  • Emotionally and spiritually mature
  • Team player – practical, desire to support the field teams.
  • Willingness to pitch in and get the job done
  • Understanding and sensitivity to cross cultural issues
  • Flexible and adaptable to ever changing environments
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Able to build new relationships and gain people’s trust quickly
  • Integrity in representing Medical Teams Willing to travel to insecure environments


  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment
  • Ability to prioritize tasks
  • Ability to embrace and promote Medical Teams International mission and vision
  • Ability to uphold and exemplify the organization’s core values
  • Ability to represent the organization in a professional manner to donors, volunteers, and the public

How To Apply:

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Interested applicants who met the MINIMUM requirements should apply before Oct.12th 2022 at MTI’s Semera Field office, Address: next to Girls high school in Semera.


Email a cover letter and scanned copies of all relevant documents to Medical Teams International:  [email protected]

Kindly write the position title you are applying for in the email subject line, “Medical Officer ”

All applications must include a CV and copies of all applicable educational and work experience documents to be considered valid. Applicants called for an interview will be required to produce the original and legally valid copies of all documents.

“We are an equal employment opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Courageous, Tenacious, Selfless and Not alone.”

Qualified women are highly encouraged to apply.

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