Medical Doctor for SC in Jowhar

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INTERSOS is an independent non-profit humanitarian organization committed to assist the victims of natural disasters and armed conflicts. Its activities are based on the principles of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equality of rights and opportunities, and respect for diversity and coexistence, paying special attention to the most vulnerable and unprotected people.

Job Details
Employer: INTERSOS
Job Title: Medical Doctor for SC in Jowhar
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Somalia
Category: Project Management, Program

1. Terms of reference

Job title

Medical Doctor for SC in Jowhar (1 position)

Duty station


Starting date

1 September 2019

Contract duration

1 Year

Reporting to

Nutrition Supervisor

Supervision of

Medical Activity Manager



2. Job description

A. General context of the project

General context of the project

Provision of Nutrition Services Integrated with Routine vaccination, focused on Children under 5 and pregnant and lactating women (PLW) living in Jowhar districts of Middle Shabelle and Diinsoor district of Bay, Somalia.

B. General purpose of the position, responsibilities and tasks

General purpose of the position

INTERSOS is planning to support the drought affected population and communities in Jowhar of Middle Shabelle and Diinsoor District of Bay region with the provision of Nutrition Services Integrated with Routine vaccination, focused on Children under 5 and pregnant and lactating women (PLW) through one MCH and one mobile clinic team; referral health services and health promotion activities.

Main responsibilities and tasks

· Support the mission, vision, and core values of INTERSOS

· Maintain and conduct standard nursing profession and procedures

· Offering direct patient care, encompassing all health, hygiene, and nutritional needs of patients;

· Work with your immediate supervisor closely in clinical management of cases

· Exercise ethics, keeping privacy and confidential information protected

· Maintain standard infection control at your station

· Maintain and protect all equipment under your custody for your daily activities

· Examines patients/clients in line with standard medical procedures using various types of diagnostic mechanisms;

· Administers and prescribes drugs based on analysis of examination, test reports and findings and counselling services as National and WHO SAM inpatient management protocol;

· Manages the project unit’s implementation of nutrition program in agreement with the overall CMAM Program activities specially Stabilization centre/ therapeutic feeding unit and the National manual in the management of SAM,

· Makes sure that stabilization centre/ therapeutic feeding unit is implemented according to the National protocol and WHO guideline i.e. application of the admission and discharge criteria, complication treatment, therapeutic feeding, closely monitors and strictly follows anthropometry measurement

· Ensures the availability of job aids, reporting formats, therapeutic products (f75, F100 and RUTF) and drugs for program implementation in SC

· Plan and organize SC at designated SC sites in liaison with INTERSOS staff

· Work closely Nutrition supervisor, Medical Activity Manger, IYCF, Nurses and community health workers to ensure all aspects of the program are understood and agreed and appropriate referrals take place to and from the community to OTP and SC sites.

· Work closely with other partners implementing OTP for proper referral and monitoring of beneficiaries at OTP level

· Ensure the multi-chart/inpatient card has properly filled and monitored and corrective action has taken on daily basis.

· Makes sure that health professionals from the health facilities to participate on the daily routine work for sustainability and smooth phase out strategy,

· Work closely with the teams to ensure all children are screened correctly.

· Ensure all criteria are respected and understood by the teams, including admission, discharge and transfer to and from the OTP/SC.

· Ensure comprehensive health checks and correct clinical diagnosis at the time of assessment according to the CMAM protocols so that the patient receives appropriate treatment in the relevant program.

· Ensure all children in SC are immunized according to the national protocols.

· Ensure timely identification of complications, non-responders, and referrals to further investigation and management.

· Ensure correctness, consistence and completeness of the information in the nutrition registers.

· Ensure adequate availability of all medical and food supplies and ensure stock is pre-positioned as planned by discussing with logistics

· Provide key Nutrition and Health education messages to beneficiaries based the protocol and guidelines

· Respond to inquiries regarding the technical aspects of the program admission and discharge whenever necessary at the SC sites.

· Follow-up and ensure the field team interacts with the beneficiaries properly

· Provide a daily/weekly and Monthly CMAM report to the SC doctors/nutrition Supervisor/Medical Activity Manager.

· Upholds the image and values of INTERSOS at all times,

· Performs other related tasks as required, like control and facilitation of vehicle movement within the project area in the field Prepare and submit regular monthly and quarterly logistic activity reports to the project/office managers;

· Document patient data clearly, concisely, and comprehensively;

· Gather and check for consistency of clinical cards data with close collaboration to senior health staffs and facilitate that these are properly transmitted to the Data Manager to be included in the database;

3. Position requirements


· BSc Degree (Medical Doctor) in Medicine with experience in emergency nutrition response specialty complicated SAM management in Stabilization center and clinical experience in Under five children illness Diagnosis and treatment in hospital

· Over one (2) years’ experience in complicated SAM case management in SC and CMAM programs

· Valid and current practicing license.

· Excellent report-writing skills is an additive

· Fluent in written and spoken English

· Commitment to and understanding of INTERSOS’s aims, values and principles

Professional experience

At least two years of relevant experience as a nurse experience and skills

Professional requirements

· Demonstrable understanding of medical ethics and nursing practices.


· Excellent Speaking, writing and reading of English

Personal requirements

  • Ability to travel within district (all the remote areas)
  • Ability to work independently self-motivated and organizes its own time and work independently.
  • Ready to work in difficult environmental conditions
  • Sensitive to different cultures and has good interpersonal skills
  • Competent to work under stress as the situation may dictate.
  • Ability to work with displaced communities with diverse cultural and ethnic background

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.


Application process:

Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit their applications through email to with subject line as “Medical Doctor For SC-Jowhar” by 28th September, 2019.

The application should be a cover letter and CV as one document and indicate the title of the position on the subject line this will ensure we capture your application in the right way.

Applications should include contact details of three professional referees. One referee must be the applicant’s Immediate supervisor.

INTERSOS is an Equal Opportunity Employer Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Publish date: 2019-09-23 10:04:45
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