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Trócaire

Trocaire is an Irish charity organization established in 1973. Since its establishment, the organization has brought humanitarian relief and assistance to people caught in some of the worst conflicts or hit by natural disasters across the globe. Today Trocaire works in over 20 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and Middle East.


Job Details
Employer: Trócaire
Job Title: Medical Officer
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Somalia
Category: Other
Description:

Trócaire works in over 20 developing countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East to bring about lasting change to communities .Trócaire envisages a just and peaceful world where; people’s dignity is ensured and rights are respected; basic needs are met and resources are shared equitably; people have control over their own lives; those in power act for the common good.

In Somalia, Trocaire has been providing humanitarian and development support since 1992, with a focus on the Gedo region. The programme provide basic support in healthcare, nutrition and education in five districts – Belet Xaawa, Dollow, Luuq, Garbahareey and Burdhubo.

Trocaire is responding to the need to build and strengthen the basic package of health services and emergency response activities which will maximise the impact of expansion of EPHS services in Garbaharey district. This will include leveraging on existing WASH interventions targeting schools, health facilities and IDP camps to reduce the risks of outbreaks.

In responding to this need, we are recruiting a Medical Officer responsible for maintaining quality of existing clinical health service delivery and ensuring that the clinical services at hospitals, MCH and Outreach level are of high standard.

Reporting to Zonal Coordinator this is a fixed term for one year and is based in Garbaharey District Gedo region of Somalia.

Safeguarding[1] Children Policy:

The successful applicant will be expected to sign up to and adhere to Trócaire’s Safeguarding Policy.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

Medical Officer is responsible for implementing all activities grouped under Health and Family Welfare delivery system in the hospitals, MCH and outreach level. He/she is responsible in his individual capacity, as well as overall in charge. However, by virtue of his designation, it is implied that he/she will be working closely with the Zonal Coordinator who is responsible for the proper functioning of the hospitals, MCH and outreach facilities in the disctrict.

General Practitioner Service

  • Ensure that the clinical services at hospital, MCH and Outreach level are of a high standard.
  • Carry out daily ward rounds to review patient progress and care
  • Diagnose and manage common and emergency surgical, obstetric, and gynaecological, paediatric and tropical medical conditions and refer those outside his or her skills.
  • Physically review patients, attend to emergencies and instruct nursing staff in writing on the required patient care at any given time of the day.
  • Perform emergency surgeries including Caesarean sections, as required.
  • Provide continuous on-job training, mentoring and coaching for nurses and midwives in clinical skills and good patient care.

  • Take in keeping highest standards and professionalism, ethics and integrity of the health facility teams.

  • Arrange and chair all clinical and administrative meetings and ensure all data and information is collected, transmitted and utilized to benefit the patients and service providers as is necessary.

  • Work with the HMIS Coordinator to roll out the new data management systems and will support staff to ensure that it is correctly implemented.

  • Analyse the health data for the district and make the necessary recommendations for improved service provision.

  • Supervise activities on the control of major endemic/epidemic diseases.

  • Ensure that the essential equipment and supplies required for good patient care are available, managed well and maintained in good condition.

  • Perform any other duties as requested by his/her line manager.

  • Organize and facilitate capacity building for MOH Staff If any, including on job training, workshops, exchange visits and formal training courses in programme and organizational issues and other technical support where necessary.
  • Liaise with MoH and local government officials ensuring that partners/Boards and committees keep local authorities informed of Trócaire supported Programmes.
  • Work with Matron, PHS, DHB and Trócaire staff to ensure that quality healthcare is provided in the district
  • Leadership and good interpersonal skills including the ability to listen; negotiation skills at different levels; flexible and adaptable to work under unstable environments and under pressure with limited support
  • Strong writing and excellent communication skills in English and Somali.
  • Good computer skills (Microsoft Office).
  • Ability to work to a high standard in a multicultural team lead and to motivate DHB members and staff to achieve programme results
  • Strong problem-solving skills, analytical skills, ability to work under pressure and good communication skills.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Flexible and willing to work additional hours to ensure that the required results are delivered.
  • High level of reliability, objectivity and honesty
  • Willingness to work in Somalia environment in unsocial hours and harsh conditions
  • Proven strategic and innovative thinker, recognising and ensuring individual strengths of the team are fully involved in planning, implementation and analysis processes
  • Proficiency in Somali is an added advantage

[1] All offers of employment with Trócaire may be subject to Police clearance.

All new hires are required to complete a Self-Declaration Form and sign up to our Code of Behaviour contained in our Safeguarding Children Policy. For additional information please consult the Human Resources Department in our Head Office.

Requirements

  • Qualified Medical Doctor with CEMOC surgical skills
  • Minimum three years’ experience in working in health programmes in hardship environments·
  • Minimum three years’ experience in working in health programmes in hardship environments
  • Leadership and good interpersonal skills including the ability to listen; negotiation skills at different levels; flexible and adaptable to work under unstable environments and under pressure with limited support
  • Ability to work to a high standard in a multicultural team lead and to motivate DHB members and staff to achieve programme results· Strong problem-solving skills, analytical skills, ability to work under pressure and good communication skills.· Ability to work with minimum supervision· Flexible and willing to work additional hours to ensure that the required results are delivered.· High level of reliability, objectivity and honesty· Willingness to work in Somalia environment in unsocial hours and harsh conditions· Proven strategic and innovative thinker, recognising and ensuring individual strengths of the team are fully involved in planning, implementation and analysis processes· Proficiency in Somali is an added advantage
  • Strong writing and excellent communication skills in English and Somali.
HOW TO APPLY:

For detailed Job Description, requirements and details of the positions, interested applicants should visit and apply through https://www.trocaire.org/about/work-with-trocaire/jobs by 13th July 2018 . Prospective applicants must be committed to safeguarding children and adults against all forms of exploitation and abuse by signing Trócaire’s Safeguarding Policy.

 
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