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Clinical Officer at International Rescue Committee (IRC) February 2024

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Clinical Officer
Clinical Officer at International Rescue Committee (IRC) February 2024
Kibondo, Tanzania, United Republic of | req46568
Requisition ID: req46568
Job Title: Clinical Officer.
Sector: Health
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: Not Applicable
Location: Kibondo, Tanzania
Work Arrangement:

Job Description
Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to serious humanitarian crises around the world and helps victims to survive and rebuild their lives.

For over half a century, Tanzania has been a country of asylum, hosting one of the largest refugee populations in Africa. Currently, the country hosts approximately 287,903 Burundian and Congolese refugees, many of whom arrived in 2015 as the crisis in Burundi increased. To date, refugees continue to co-exist with the host communities in Kigoma region expressing multiple reasons and needs. Within this context, IRC provides protection and basic assistance in the areas of Safety (comprises of Protection and Rule of Law, Women Protection and Empowerment, and Child Protection), Health (mental health and psychosocial support services and reproductive health), and Education.

Job Overview:
The Clinical Officer will be an integral part of the health programs in the Kigoma Region, contributing to the delivery of high-quality primary healthcare services. The Clinical Officer will be responsible for providing clinical care to patients, assisting in operational and programmatic aspects, and collaborating closely with key actors in the field including the Ministry of Health, UN agencies, and other NGOs.

Major Responsibilities: Key Areas
Quality Health Care Service
  • Perform history taking, physical examination, order appropriate laboratory investigations, and make appropriate diagnoses.
  • Promote rational drug use through adherence to MOH treatment guidelines.
  • Provide key GBV services at OPD.
  • Attending emergencies presenting to the clinic and recommend referrals for cases that cannot be managed as per MOH guidelines.
  • Ensure that all required observations, vitals, prescribed treatments, and procedures are carried out and documented on patients' records/electronic medical records (EMR).
  • Enhance patient experiences by providing counselling and health talks to promote preventive health.
  • Contribute to the development of an evidence-based medical system.
  • Collaborate with the pharmacy team to handle essential drugs at the health center and ensure their rational use.
  • Assist in implementing pharmacovigilance on general outpatient drugs.
  • Collaborate with the laboratory staff to ensure relevant investigations are conducted timely, and results are accurate.
  • Participate in on-the-job training for health staff at health posts as appropriate.
Report Writing
  • Assist in preparing and presenting monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual reports under the guidance of the Clinical Officer In Charge.

Key Working Relationships:
  • Position Reports to: Clinical Officer in Charge
  • Position directly supervises: Laboratory Technician, Enrolled and Registered Nurse
  • Other Internal and/or external contacts:

Job Requirements
  • Diploma in Clinical medicine.
  • Registered with the Medical Council of Tanganyika and possess a valid practicing license.
  • Over two (2) years working experience working in a health facility.
  • Knowledge of communicable diseases management is key.
  • Experience in Humanitarian populations is desired.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies
  • Strong clinical skills.
  • Team-oriented with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a stressful environment, displaying resilience, compassion, and diplomacy.
  • Active teammate with good interpersonal skills
  • Good analytical skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work under minimal supervision.
Language: English and Swahi

Working Environment
Security level yellow - The situation in most of the country is calm. Some parts of Kigoma experience insecurity-highway banditry.

The IRC is committed to working with partners as our preferred operating model and adhering to our six partnership principles: equality, complementarity, mutuality, solidarity, results orientation, and humility.

Commitment to Client Responsiveness:
By committing to Client-Centered Programming, at the IRC Tanzania, we place the people we serve - our clients - at the center of our programming and services. The IRC Tanzania Staff have an important role to play in supporting the implementation of client-responsive programming through raising awareness to the community and clients about the existing feedback mechanisms and how to use them including the response processes, access, and eligibility to services, and contribute to building an institutional culture that prompts staff to listen to clients and to communicate and respond to their requests, feedback, and complaints.

Professional Standards:
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity:

IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer:
IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

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