Somalia: 2 Medical Doctors-(Somali National)

1. Terms of reference

Job title

2 Medical Doctors- (Somali National)

Duty station

Jowhar Hospital

Starting date

June 2019

Contract duration

6 months

Reporting to

Hospital Director

Supervision of

Field Project Manager

The Medical doctor will be employed by the Jowhar Regional Hospital and will be seconded to INTERSOS.

2. Job description

A. General context of the project

General context of the project

INTERSOS has been implementing nutrition programme integrated with WASH, Health and child protection in Jowhar district for over 20 years. The main nutrition project has been running both static and mobile OTPs and a stabilization center in Jowhar regional hospital. The nutrition programme has been integrated in the sense that cured children from SC are admitted in either static or mobile OTP for complete nutrition rehabilitation. In addition, the mobile clinics also offered immunization and deworming services to children aged below 5 years, pregnant and lactating mothers and women of child bearing age (WCBA). For the last 9 months, INTERSOS has been implementing TSFP/BSFP in Jowhar targeting children and Pregnant and lactating mothers who have MAM condition for nutrition rehabilitation. In the proposed action, coordination mechanisms between partners implementing nutrition activities on the ground will be strengthened to ensure information sharing and synergizing efforts to improve nutrition outcomes in Jowhar district.

B. General purpose of the position, responsibilities and tasks

General purpose of the position


INTERSOS has been supporting the Jowhar Regional Hospital (JRH) in 1992. INTERSOS is urgently looking for Medical Doctors to support health activities. The Medical Doctors is responsible for providing high quality health care within Hospital, as well as contributing to the development of standard operating procedures and best practices.

Main responsibilities and tasks

Scope of responsibilities:

  • Provide medical services according to Ministry of Health, Government of Somalia accepted standards
  • Collect and analyse medical service data to adjust project objectives/plan additional specialized responses (infection prevention/control, ACLS, rational drug use, improved nursing care, etc) in collaboration with Field Site Manager and other relevant staff if required
  • Provide training and mentoring to clinical staff
  • Conduct daily rounds and case discussions to assist and supervise program staff
  • Hire and supervise clinical staff
  • Analyse training needs and institute training for staff members as required, with an emphasis on hands-on training
  • Work with logistics to ensure regular and adequate drug and medical supplies in order to avoid stock outs
  • Collaborate with recognized health authorities, health agencies, and other stakeholders to utilize standardized reporting practices and information sharing
  • Represent and actively participate in relevant meetings
  • Any other relevant duties as requested by Field Site Manager and/or Medical Director

Recruitment criteria:
Certified medical doctor.
Degree on his professional skill in a recognised university
Minimum of five years of experience required, of which three should be in a hospital setting in a developing country or resource constrained environment

Obstetric/Gynae and/or Paediatric medicine would be a plus

Mandatory experience in surgery including obs/gyn and other general surgery.

Experience and skill in designing and leading trainings for both clinical and non-clinical staff

Able to use and instruct on the use of emergency medical equipment/emergency medical procedures – chest tubes, intubation, defibrillation, ventilator, and similar. Knowledge and experience with ultrasound a plus.

Experience treating trauma

Experience with and/or training on management of mass-casualty incidents

Previous NGO experience, with knowledge/experience in producing donor reports

Excellent communications skills, both oral and written

Self-motivated, and able to work with limited supervision

Experience in effectively dealing with government officials, NGOs and local stakeholders

Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently

Extremely flexible, and able to cope with stressful situations and frustrations

Ability to relate to and motivate local staff

Creative and able to work with limited resources..

3. Position requirements


Certified medical doctor.
Degree on his professional skill in a recognised university

Professional experience

5 years’ experience related to the field of expertise.
GP with pediatric/Obs/gyn experience is an added advantage.
Good communication and training skills.

Able to train /coach staff
Research or analytical capacity.
Excellent computer skills – Excel, Word, E-mail and Internet.
Excellent command of written and spoken English. Knowledge of Somali language is an added advantage.

Computer skills (Word and Excel);

Professional requirements

Personal qualities:
Organized, methodical and accurate
Able to work under pressure.
Good team player.
Motivated with a demonstrated ability to adapt to new working methods.
Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment.
Negotiation and diplomatic skills with high-level authorities.


Somalia: Mother tongue

English: able to read, write and understand

Personal requirements

As a general input to this section, not mandatory requirements are followed by the word ‘‘desirable’’ in brackets. All other requirements are considered as mandatory.

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