Tuesday 27 February 2024

Clinical Officer in Charge at International Rescue Committee (IRC) March 2024

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Clinical Officer in Charge
Clinical Officer in Charge at International Rescue Committee (IRC) March 2024
Kibondo, Tanzania, United Republic of | req49696
Requisition ID: req49696
Job Title: Clinical Officer in Charge
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 In Charge will lead the delivery of high-quality primary healthcare services as part of the IRC's health programs in the Kigoma Region. This role will encompass programmatic, operational, and financial aspects, as well as health post staff management. The Officer will also be responsible for running the health posts and be accountable for all activities running therein and directly report to the senior health coordinator.

Major Responsibilities: Key Areas
Quality Health Care Service
  • Conduct patient history taking, physical examinations, and order appropriate laboratory investigations to make accurate diagnoses.Promote rational drug use in accordance with MOH treatment guidelines.
  • Champion key GBV services at the clinic.
  • Attending emergencies, providing immediate care, and referring cases that require specialist attention as per MOH guidelines.
  • Ensure all patient observations, prescribed treatments, and procedures are properly documented in patient records and electronic medical records (EMR).
  • Enhance patient experience by counseling and educating patients on preventive and promotive health.
  • Work in an evidence-based medical system and continuously develop within it.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work and deliver results with minimum supervision.
  • Collaborate with the pharmacy to determine essential drugs required at the health center and ensure their rational use.
  • Work with pharmacy staff to ensure pharmacovigilance is applied to all outpatient drugs, including Antiretroviral Therapy (ART).
  • Collaborate with lab staff to ensure timely and accurate patient investigations and always maintain quality control.
  • Work together with the Lab staff to ensure relevant investigations are done in a timely manner with the correct results and always ensure quality control.
  • On Job Training of health staff in the health posts as appropriate.
Report Writing
  • Assist in preparing and presenting monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual reports under the guidance of the Medical Doctor and Health Manager.

Key Working Relationships:
  • Position Reports to: Senior Health Manager
  • Position directly supervises: Clinical Officer (4), Pharmaceutical Technical (1), Laboratory Technician (1)
  • Other Internal and/or external contacts: Ministry of Health, UN agencies, and other NGOs


  • Ordinary Diploma or Bachelor's degree in Clinical Medicine or related field.
  • Registered with the Clinical Officers Council and possess a valid practicing license.
  • Minimum of two (5) years working experience in a health facility.
  • Experience in Leadership and supervisory roles.
  • Proficiency in making clinical decisions, organizing workload, and overseeing the delivery of care.
  • Knowledge of non-communicable diseases (NCD) management is preferred.
  • Experience with humanitarian populations is desirable.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies
  • Excellent clinical skills.
  • Team-oriented with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Resilience and the ability to work under pressure in a stressful environment.
  • Compassionate and diplomatic in interactions with patients and team members.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work with minimal supervision.
Language: English and Swahili

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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