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Medical Officer (Health officer) – Medical Teams International Vacancy Announcement

 

Medical Officer (Health officer) – Medical Teams International Vacancy Announcement, November 24 2023

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Organization: Medical Teams International

Position: Medical Officer (Health officer)

Location: Addis Ababa

Employment: Full time

Deadline: November 30, 2023

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Job Description

 

Medical Teams International Calling:
Daring to love like Jesus, we boldly break barriers to health and restore wholeness in a hurting world.
JOB SUMMARY
  • To provide quality health care and medical services for the community in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia.
JOB RESPONSIBITIES
1. Medical / Technical
  • Actively engage in prevention activities and collaborate with CHW.
  • Provide consultations with diagnosis and treatment of illnesses based on the guidelines in Ethiopia and focusing initially on IMCI (Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses)
  • Provide case management of outbreaks.
  • 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 ECHO 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.
2. Quality Management
  • Aiming to achieve the highest quality programming possible within the challenging context Dire dawa, Ethiopia.
  • Ensure all patients are treated based on the Guidelines of the Ministry of Health and the IMCI & outbreak case management 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.
3. 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.

Support 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. Incumbents will remain alert and responsive to any child and adult safeguarding risks, acquire relevant knowledge and skills which will enable you to promote strong safeguarding practices, understand the child and adult safeguarding policy and procedures, and conduct yourself in a manner consistent with the Safeguarding.

PHYSICAL CONDITIONS
This position requires frequent travel to health facilities located in remote areas with very basic living conditions.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges. We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and reaches their potential as individuals and teams and collaborates to do the best work of their lives. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening, and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today. As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to adhere to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policies.
Safeguarding & Code of Conduct
Department: Medical
Team: Clinical
Report to (position): Team leader
Location(s): Dire Dawa
Work Days & Hours: Monday-Saturday 48/week
Travel: To implementation site

Job Requirements

 

EDUCATION, LICENSES, & CERTFICATION

  • Medical Doctor, Health officer

EXPERIENCE

 2 year of professional experience after qualification

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of development & humanitarian issues and concepts
  • Fluent spoken and written  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.

SKILLS:

  • 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

ABILITIES:

  • 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
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How to Apply

 

Candidates should follow the following 3 steps while applying for the positions:

1. Fill out the mandatory application form using the following link: Online Application Form  and make sure you receive an automatic response acknowledging receipt of your application which means your application was successful.

2. Send your CV and application letter to [email protected] clearly mark “ Medical Officer (Health officer) ” in the subject line

3.Only candidates who only fill the online application form and send CV together with Application letter only will be considered for candidacy.

All applications must be submitted on or before November 30 2023.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for further assessment.

“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.

Candidates meeting the above qualifications are encouraged to apply to the following address ——-

Please include 3 references from current and former employers.

Only applicants meeting the minimum qualification will be shortlisted and contacted.

Your application letter must include the following information.

Name of the position you have applied.

Date of application

Summary of your qualifications and experience

Motivation/objective of why you have applied for the job

Permanent Address and present address (if different form permanent)

 

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