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18-309: Medical Doctor - Ebola Response
Country:Democratic Republic of Congo
Department:Humanitarian Response
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility for rapid response to emergencies. International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

International Medical Corps has deployed an emergency response team (ERT) to assist the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in the recent Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak. The ERT will assess the provision of direct clinical care. The ERT will expand the current activities including: health education, health awareness, surveillance and other support.


Objective Of The Post: The ETU Medical Doctor is responsible for the clinical are of patients in an Ebola Treatment Center (ETC) according to International Medical Corps protocols. 

Closely liaise with other members of the ETC team, including WASH, Psychosocial, and Pharmacy departments to provide comprehensive care to patients;

• Take part in the provision of staff health service for ETC staff;

• Take part in other clinical activities as required (e.g., supervision of the EVD triage process at the Screening and Referral Units (SRUs) located at Peripheral Health Units (PHUs), clinical care at EVD survivor clinics;

• Adhere to Infection and Prevention Control (IPC) protocols, and supervise and monitor adherence to IPC protocols, including correct use of PPE, by other staff;

• Assist in training national and international staff on IPC and correct use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when required;

• Assist the Medical/Nursing Coordinator in management tasks, such as creating staff rotas and report writing;

• Ensure proper patient records and data collection processes are followed;

• Ensure patient confidentiality is maintained;

• Anticipate changing needs and emergencies.

Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
• Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps
Other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive

Compliance & Ethics

Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.  Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. Communicates these values to staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values.

Skills & Requirements:
• Minimum medical degree; preferably with a Master’s in Public Health;

• Minimum of three years of experience required, of which 1-2 years should be of developing reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, and communicable diseases;

• Previous NGO experience;

• Will have excellent communications skills, both oral and in written English;

• Will have excellent self-motivation skills;

• Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently in difficult environments;

• Extremely flexible, willing to take on other duties/tasks and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations;

• Ability to relate to and motivate local staff.