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18-267: Medical Advisor
Country:Chad
Department:International Programs
  
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

 

 

Through a project anticipated to be funded by ECHO for 6 months, International Medical Corps seek to prevent and reduce excess mortality and morbidity of Refugees and vulnerable host populations through health and nutrition interventions in the Gore health district. IMC will support health centers in terms of therapeutic nutrition program (CMAM approach), including outpatients therapeutic programs (OTP), supplementary feeding program (SFP), as well as the primary health care (including reproductive health) in those health centers and the Stabilization Centre set in the Gore district hospital. As part of the implementing team, a Medical Advisor is required to oversee the implementation of the intervention. He will be mainly in charge of capacity building and will ensure that the intervention respect international and national guidelines and standards.

The Medical Advisor’s prime responsibilities are to provide hands-on care and upgrade the skills and knowledge of local counter parts and/or community health workers in the areas of medical practices. He/she is under the direct supervision of the Field Coordinator and will also be in functional line with the medical director. To perform this job successfully, the candidate must be able to accomplish each of the essential functions listed below:

 

  1. Conduct routine medical consultation when needed
  2. Asses local capacity of doctors and health care teams and conduct training regarding consultation, prescription and treatment for severe malnourished children, complicated case transfer to hospitalization and pregnant women
  3. Compile weekly, monthly and quarterly statistics and activity reports and submit relevant information to the medical director and country director.
  4. Submit required activity reports and statistics
  5. Anticipate changing needs and emergencies. Advise field coordinator and country director if new medical needs are identified
  6. Participate actively in proposals and concept notes development
  7. Attend health coordination meetings as well as other coordination meetings which are relevant to country programs as required by Field Coordinator or medical director/country director.
  8. Serve as a liaison with MOH on matters related to the program to ensure programmatic accountability. Could also be sometime to do medical representation in the absence of a medical director.
  9. Ensure maximum visibility of the agency amongst the NGO community
  10. Participate the production of reports at site and ensure the timeliness and accuracy of information provide, as well ensuring confidentiality of sensitive information
  11. Contribute to the creation of a positive image the organization code of conduct, ethics, values and stand-point with regard to internal and external actors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Qualifications:

Qualifications

  1. Medical Doctor with an MPH

Experience

  1. Minimum of 5 years ofexperience requiredas doctor in the medical humanitarian field with and international NGO
  2. At least 2 years previous experience in an expat doctor position with an international NGO
  3. Experience in exercising medicine in Africa
  4. Field experience in Cholera response, nutrition and primary health care
  5. Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently
  6. Extremely flexible and have ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations
  7. Ability to relate to and motivate staff effectively
  8. Creativity and the ability to work with limited resources
  9. Excellent decision making skills
  10. Must work independently under difficult conditions
  11. Must be able to take on non-medical responsibilities from time to time to cover for other team members. If the candidate already have a field coordinator previous experience it will be definitely an advantage.

Competency

  1. Proved knowledge in proposal writing, donors report writing, especially with ECHO.
  2. Proved Ability to develop a contact network to follow security and to analyses raising tensions and context environment.
  3. Proven leadership, team-building, and management experience.
  4. Ability to form, to motivate, and to work in a team.
  5. Fluency in spoken English and French is essential to the post. Written English is essential for reporting
  6. Excellent writing skills.
  7. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills.
  8. Ability to form and implement systems and procedures and ensure their adherence.
  9. Proven computer literacy skills.
  10. Ability to work under difficult working and living conditions.
  11. Ability and willingness to work and travel throughout the South region.