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18-071: Volunteer - Medical Doctor (with surgical skills)
Country:South Sudan
Department:Humanitarian Response
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

The Medical doctor will be overseeing the management of the heath care facilities and supervising the clinical and reproductive health staff. The medical doctor will integrate protocols related to IMC and oversee the management of chronic diseases and clinical management of SGBV cases, the management of RH services including obstetric cases with complications. The medical doctor will review cases and decide on referrals and will ensure a proper reporting system is in place with good surveillance of common diseases and integrating the HIS system. The medical doctor will be asked to conduct Caesarean sections, when needed, appendectomy and other emergency case. He/she reports to the Site Manager and the Medical Coordinator (Surgeon) and works closely with the other health actors


Program Implementation, Oversight & M&E

        • Jointly with Emergency Health Manager, plan implementation strategy and provide oversight of RH services in the Hospital or POCs. Assist with set-up of RH services including HIV/AIDS and PMTCT, layout, supply, guidelines and procedures. 
        • Ensure proper implementation of comprehensive primary health care in the clinic with protocol and procedure in place. 
        • Apply medical knowledge and skills to diagnosis, treatment and prevention (helped by clinical examination and available laboratory services) and ensure patient follow-up. 
        • Ensure and organize medical activities at the clinic for patients and/or population that are culturally sensitive and that are in accordance with MoH protocols and guidelines, and with the universal hygiene standards taking into consideration quality and continuity of care. 
        • Ensure and participate in a 24-hour health service delivery system at the health facility. 
        • Conduct basic emergency surgical interventions mainly Caesarean sections and appendicectomies when needed.
        • Monitor the medical activities by ensuring data collection, compilation and entry into the IMC health information systems, and contribute to the analysis and reporting of the data to inform future programming. 
        • Monitor closely morbidity and mortality trends together with all the other health indicators. 
        • Provide technical support to staff on the clinical management of SGBV cases and ensure proper communication and coordination with the different stakeholders involved in SGBV activities. 
        • Ensure that proposed emergency RH interventions are guided by the MISP (Minimum Initial Service Package for RH in Crisis Situations),     
including the following services/activities: Facility deliveries, Emergency Obstetric Care (EMOC) or referrals for EMOC, Early neonatal care, Family Planning, Post-Abortion Care, Screening of blood donors and safe blood transfusions, Clinical Care for Survivors of Sexual Assault (CCSAS), antenatal and post-natal care service. 
       • Conduct trainings to create capacity for MVA and long term family planning service provision in the Hospital.
       • Promoting a culture of learning whereby lessons-learned and good practices are documented and shared for institutional memory. 
Continuously assess health needs and suggesting new projects to
address identified unmet needs.

Staff Management 

  • Supervise the medical staff to ensure that work is done properly and efficiently.
  • Routinely monitor the health staff performance according to their job description and set objectives.
  • Evaluation and appraisal of national health staff through the IMC Performance Management.
  • Provide technical oversight and training to primary health care and reproductive health staff, with an emphasis on national staff capacity building. 
  • Develop ongoing medical / health education plans for health staff as well as identifying their training needs and setting up a development plan to address the needs.

 Coordination and Representation

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all stakeholders - including community leaders, NGOs, UN agencies, community based organisations and other IMC sectors to enhance cooperation and coordination;
  • Ensure that information from coordination meetings is shared internally and with other sectors, as appropriate.
  • Represent IMC in coordination mechanisms and meetings with other agencies, including the Ministry of Health, WHO and other UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, or donors.
  • Advocate with and/or advise peer agencies, local government, and other stakeholders to influence responses to promote delivery of inclusive and high quality reproductive health response services.

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.

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.



Position Reports to: Site Manager and the Medical Coordinator
Position directly supervises: 
Clinical Health and RH national teams/ Support staffs
Other Internal contacts:
Emergency Health Coordinator, other program coordinators and program managers
Other external contacts: Relevant other stakeholders e.g. UN bodies, local and national authorities  


  • Medical Doctor with strong Clinical, Reproductive Health and Maternal/ Child Health background, MPH preferred and strong surgical skills (caesarean sections and appendicectomies as minimum);
  • 3 years experience in coordinating, implementing and managing clinical and reproductive health programs in emergency contexts and/or refugee or IDP settings;
  • At least 2 years clinical and surgical experience in a busy hospital;
  • Experience in technically supervising clinical and reproductive health staff in a complex setting;
  • Thorough understanding of gender-based violence response protocols and service provision;
  • Ability to validate and interpret health data;
  • Demonstrated ability to support and build staff capacity;
  • Ability to work independently and as a collaborative team member;
  • Fluency in English; oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to live in a high security environment 
  • High level of communication and public relations skills

OTHER COMMENTS:  International Medical Corps is a ‘first-responder’ both to natural, men-made and complex disasters having its mandate of working in remote locations.  The organization has a comprehensive security management policy and plan in place and committed to do everything possible within its remit to ensure safety and security of its personnel.  Notwithstanding, the mandate and programming choices of International Medical Corps require staff with high degree of resilience, decisive quality and ability to move fast.  All need to work under precarious conditions involving stress and at times living and working with basic amenities.