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17-530: Anesthetist
Country:South Sudan
Department:Technical Unit
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 to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

The anesthetist, as part of an IMC hospital team, performs safe pre/per and post anesthesia procedures for emergency and elective surgical interventions, often for the benefit of trauma and weapon wounded individuals. S/he works in assisted or IMC independent hospital structures, often in limited resources settings and challenging security environment. The anesthetist is part of the IMC surgical team at field site.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation 

Main responsibilities

  • Perform anesthesia during surgical interventions, in line with the internationally recognized standards, and provide adequate patient post-operative care.
  • Organize, coordinate and ensure that all required resources are available to conduct safe anesthesia procedures.
  • Monitoring and observing patients during and after surgery
  • Resuscitating and stabilizing emergency patients
  • Managing acute of chronic pain.
  • Collaborate with the Surgeon and other relevant medical staff to improve health facility (OT) systems such as: infection prevention/control, rational drug use, patient flow, scheduling, etc.;
  • With the other members of the IMC surgical team, s/he provides technical advice and supports local counterparts to maintain/develop the local capacities and reach international standards.
  • In case of field deployment, s/he participates and ensures the availability of all necessary materials, drugs and consumables to perform safe anesthesia during emergencies.

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. 

  • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
  • Able to work under pressure in a potentially dangerous environment
  • Degree in anesthesia or Medical degree and post graduate degree in anesthesia and a valid license to practice in your country of residence
  • Minimum of two years’ experience post Anesthesiology specialty degree
  • Significant experience in management of emergencies and trauma cases
  • Comfortable with conducting resuscitation in ICU and recovery room in limited resources settings
  • Good organizational skills, capacity to manage and work within a team
  • Able to perform general and local anesthesia autonomously
  • Able to develop and supervise local capacity for anesthesia and post-operative care
  • Good command of computer tools
  • Excellent command of English. Knowledge of another language of  interest: French, Arabic, Spanish etc
  • Positive, flexible and able to adapt to harsh living condition.
  • Previous international humanitarian and/or development experience in low income countries (NGO's, IO or charity organization).

Our operational and field constraints

  • Candidates must be in good health and will have to do a medical check-up prior to departure in the field
  • Candidates must be prepared to accept unaccompanied postings


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls and talk or hear. The employee will be frequently required to walk, occasionally required to sit and reach with hands and arms.


The work environment in the field site office involves everyday risks or discomforts requiring normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meeting and training rooms, libraries, and residences or commercial vehicles, e.g., use of safe work practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, observance of fire regulations and traffic signals, etc. The work area is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated.

The work environment in the field involves high risks with exposure to potentially dangerous situations or unusual environmental stress requiring a range of safety and other precautions e.g. under threat of physical attack or mob conditions, or similar situations in which conditions cannot be controlled