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Medical Officer.

Posted: 15 August 2019
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30 August 2019 Health Gedo, Somalia Full Time Trócaire
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Trócaire is one of Ireland’s top International NGOs, having over 40 years’ of experience in international Development. Trócaire works through partners and is a member of worldwide networks such as Caritas and Cooperation Internationale pour le Development et la Solidarité (CIDSE). This is an exciting time in the history of the organisation as we embark on our new strategic plan 2016-2020.

Trócaire has been working in Gedo in health & nutrition and education for the last 24 years. Currently Trócaire implements Health, Nutrition and Education Programme activities and at times works with local organisations working in Gedo in the livelihoods and education sectors as partners.

The programme is recruiting a Medical Officer. The Medical Officer will be essential in strengthening and ensuring quality of the existing clinical health services delivery in Garbaharey.

For the candidate with the required experience and passion for the role, Trócaire offers a competitive package of salary and benefits.

Reporting to Zonal Coordinator this is a fixed term for one year and is based in Gedo region of Somalia.

The successful applicant will be expected to sign up to and adhere to Trócaire’s Safeguarding Policy.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

Programme

  • Working with Matron, PHS, DHB and Trócaire staffs, the Medical Officer will ensure that the clinical services at hospital, MCH and Outreach level are of a high standard.
  • She/he will carry out daily ward rounds to review patient progress and care
  • She/he will diagnose and manage common and emergency surgical, obstetric, and gynaecological, paediatric and tropical medical conditions and refer those outside his or her skills.
  • She/he will be available, including after hours, to physically review patients, attend to emergencies and instruct nursing staff in writing on the required patient care.
  • Conduct all elective and emergency surgical cases in theatre, both surgical and obstetric/gynaecological.
  • She/he will provide continuous on-job mentoring and training for nurses and midwives in clinical skills and good patient care.
  • Conduct special outpatient clinics in the hospital on the allocated days every week i.e. SOPC, GOPC, HRC, HOPC, DOPC, and MOPC.
  • She /He will lead by example, working to the highest standards of professionalism, ethics and integrity
  • She/he will arrange and chair, regularly all clinical and administrative meetings and ensure all data and information is collected, transmitted and utilized to benefit the patients and service providers as is necessary.
  • She/he will work with the MEAL Coordinator to roll out the new data management systems and will support staff to ensure that it is correctly implemented. She/he will analyse the health data for the district and make the necessary recommendations for improved service provision.
  • Lead in mortality audits to improve quality of care for patients.
  • She/he will supervise activities on the control of major endemic/epidemic diseases.
  • Working with the logistics, she/he will ensure that the essential equipment and supplies required for good patient care are available, managed well and maintained in good condition.
  • She/he will perform any other duties as requested by his/her line manager.
  • As a part of this position the project officer will take a prominent role in organizing and facilitate capacity building for MOH Staff If any, including on job training, workshops, exchange visits and formal training courses in programme and organizational issues and other technical support where necessary.
  • Where necessary and according to the context, liaise with MoH and local government officials ensuring that partners/Boards and committees keep local authorities informed of Trócaire supported Programmes.
  • Leadership and good interpersonal skills including the ability to listen; negotiation skills at different levels; flexible and adaptable to work under unstable environments and under pressure with limited support
  • Strong writing and excellent communication skills in English and Somali.
  • Good computer skills (Microsoft Office).
  • Ability to work to a high standard in a multicultural team lead and to motivate DHB members and staff to achieve programme results
  • Strong problem-solving skills, analytical skills, ability to work under pressure and good communication skills.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Flexible and willing to work additional hours to ensure that the required results are delivered.
  • High level of reliability, objectivity and honesty
  • Willingness to work in Somalia environment in unsocial hours and harsh conditions
  • Proven strategic and innovative thinker, recognising and ensuring individual strengths of the team are fully involved in planning, implementation and analysis processes

Capacity Building

  • As a part of this position the project officer will take a prominent role in organizing and facilitate capacity building for MOH Staff If any, including on job training, workshops, exchange visits and formal training courses in programme and organizational issues and other technical support where necessary.

Networking Where necessary and according to the context, liaise with MoH and local government officials ensuring that partners/Boards and committees keep local authorities informed of Trócaire supported Programmes.

Requirements

  • Qualified Medical Doctor with CEMOC surgical skills
  • Minimum 2 years of working experience in a busy hospital setting

  • Leadership and good interpersonal skills including the ability to listen; negotiation skills at different levels; flexible and adaptable to work under unstable environments and under pressure with limited support

  • Strong writing and excellent communication skills in English and Somali.

  • Good computer skills (Microsoft Office).

  • Ability to work to a high standard in a multicultural team lead and to motivate DHB members and staff to achieve programme results

  • Strong problem-solving skills, analytical skills, ability to work under pressure and good communication skills.

  • Ability to work with minimum supervision

  • Flexible and willing to work additional hours to ensure that the required results are delivered.
  • High level of reliability, objectivity and honesty
  • Willingness to work in Somalia environment in unsocial hours and harsh conditions
  • Proven strategic and innovative thinker, recognising and ensuring individual strengths of the team are fully involved in planning, implementation and analysis processes
 
How to apply:

For detailed job description and how to apply, please use the following link http://www.trocaire.org/about/work-with-trocaire/jobs . Closing date for receipt of applications is 30th August 2019.