Monday, December 18, 2017

Clinical Officer Job At International Rescue Committee Kinondoni

Kinondoni, Mikocheni Dar Es Salaam

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is an International Non Governmental Organization that responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. In Tanzania, the IRC is supporting refugee program in Kigoma Region. The IRC is providing services in Nyarugusu, Nduta and Mtendeli refugee camps in Kigoma region. The IRC support to refugees and asylum seekers including services under the following programs: Community-Based Rehabilitation (care for disabled), Child and Youth Protection and Development, Women Empowerment/Gender-Based Violence, Reproductive Health, Mental Health Psychosocial Support and Education.

Position: Clinical Officer
Location:    One of the sites (border entry point, Nduta camp, Mtendeli camp or Nyarugusu camp) in Kigoma region Reports to: Medical Doctor
Number of Positions:    One (1)

Job Summary:
The IRC seeks to recruit qualified, energetic and committed Clinical Officer for the IRC Tanzania in one of its working sites in Kigoma region.

Key responsibilities
(a) Controls all medical services at OPD, IPD dealing with curative and preventive services.
(b) Ensures that all patients are treated appropriately and in accordance to treatment regimen (Protocol).Consults the Clinical Officer in charge in the evaluation and management of complicated cases.
(c) Participates in the ward rounds/minor operative techniques every day and reports on patients’ condition(s) and progress.
(d) In carrying out treatments and procedures educates and counsels patients and or relatives in a confidential environment.
(e) Ensure medical and nutrition screening of refugees at Transit Centre transit centre; screen the returnees during arrival and those on the list of people with special needs for further support.
(f) Evaluates refugees’ fitness to travel on referral/resettlement/repatriation and reports to Clinical officer in charge for way forward.
(g) Escort repatriation of refugee patients to their country of origin and hand over the list of people with special needs to the health partner on the other part.
(h) Collects, compiles statistics and Health information for initial analysis at Transit Centre and onwards to submit to Clinical Offer In-Charge and points out any plays leading role community diagnosis investigation of outbreaks; epidemic control, planning and implementation.
(i) Conducts on job training and refresher courses for supporting on medical and non medical staff and/or participates in such courses as a facilitator when called upon to facilitate in other programs e.g. school health, nutrition, and reproductive health etc. as part of general development of health services.
(j) Conducts Health Education in OPD, IPD and refugee community of Transit Centre, and in marine vessels.

a)    Holder of a diploma in clinical medicine from recognized institution
b)    3 years’ experience in clinical work especially maternal and child health care, surveillance and reporting
c)    Ability to validate and interpret health data
d)    Ability to work independently and as a collaborative team member;
e)    Fluency in English and Kiswahili; Knowledge in Kirundi is an added advantage
f)    Ability to negotiate and diplomatic
g)    Knowledge of Ministry of health setting in health system

How to apply:
Applications for the position must include:
•    A cover letter illustrating your suitability for the position against the listed requirements.
•    Detailed curriculum vitae showing contact address, email, and day-time mobile phone number(s) and three (3) referees, ONE being your last employer.
•    ONLY copies of academic and professional certificates.
•    Subject line should contain position title on the subject line: Clinical Officer

All applications should be sent through email to:

Applications will be considered valid if sent/received before 1700hrs Friday December 29th,2017. Please note that only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted. Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply

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