Monday, 9 October 2017

Job Opportunity At Medicins Sans Frontieres-Clinical Officer


Kibondo Kigoma
Application deadline

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation. MSF is therefore guided by the principles of neutrality and impartiality. These principles must apply to all MSF staff.
Direct Reports: Medical Doctor/ Activity Manager (if any)
Position status: Full-time
Location: Nduta Camp in Kibondo District
Number: Pool
Job Summary
Organize and ensure medical consultations for patients and/or a target population providing treatment to patients within the scope of his/her medical competencies and referring patients with conditions falling beyond his competencies, in order to guarantee quality and efficiency of the service provided. This will be done in accordance to the context, MSF protocols, procedures and the universal hygiene standards. Required Criteria
Minimum Educational Qualification:
 Essential clinical officer diploma
Experience: Desirable previous clinical supervision experience of at least one year, 2 years of relevant working experience
Languages: English and Swahili (fluent, oral & written). French is an asset
Knowledge: Desirable computer literacy
Competences: Results, teamwork, flexibility, commitment
Main Responsibilities
o Ensure the implementation and standardization of MSF clinical policies, tools, and hygiene protocols in order to minimize clinical risks and to granting quality of patient case management.
o Promote and maintain confidentiality regarding all patient cases and records
o Implement diagnose, prescription and prevention procedures that fall under the scope of his/her competencies applying medical knowledge, asking appropriate questions to patients and following protocols in force as well as using laboratory services when necessary, in order to ensure a correct implementation of the medical treatments and to refer patients when appropriate.
o Participate in the planning and supervising, in close coordination with other supervisors, the HR processes (sizing, staff shifts, recruitment, training, evaluation, development and communication) of the team in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required, improve people triage capabilities, their motivation and commitment and their active participation in teaching the targeted population on therapeutic and preventive protocols.
o Carry out first aid care and treatment according to protocols in case of an emergency in order to reduce mortality rates
o Record in individual patient’s card and registration books all medical activities (drugs prescribed, lab results, vaccination status, epidemiological activity, doses, etc) performed keeping data traceability in order to ensure patients treatment continuity.
o Participate in data collecting and reporting when required
o Know and implement Patient Therapeutic Education (PTE), i.e. keeping contact with all patients, providing them information regarding their health state and responding to their questions.
o Know and promote the proper application of Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Kit and Sexually Gender Based Violence (SGBV) protocol.
Interested candidates are invited to submit their application letter and a detailed CV together with the relevant
certificates to
Please be sure to indicate in the subject line of your email the position title
Women are encouraged to apply.
Only short-listed candidates will be invited for test and interview.
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