Position: Medical Doctor
Location: Harib Al-Qaramish District, Marib
Reports to: Health & Nutrition Field Officer
Duration: Till February 28, 2020, renewable based on fund availability and performance
ABOUT ADRA: The Adventist Development and Relief Agency is an independent, humanitarian agency established for the specific purpose of providing individual and community development and disaster relief. ADRA Yemen pursue a mission of changing the world by uplifting one life at a time. ADRA International serves 142 countries and was present in Yemen since 1995. It has more than 1200 aid workers serving in Yemen making it one of the biggest ADRA operations in the world. Its programs are supported by USAID, OFDA, The Japan Platform, DANIDA, German Foreign Office, German Humanitarian Aid, Sida, UNOCHA, UNHCR, WHO, WFP and DFID. It has presence in 14 Governorates in Yemen responding to all areas of humanitarian sectors. ADRA Yemen is undertaking programs in Yemen in the fields of health, child protection, education, women's protection and empowerment, NFI and food distribution, cash assistance, and livelihoods programming. Our work in these challenging settings gives rise to some of the most pressing issues facing contemporary humanitarian action, including questions of access, security, funding and coordination.
Under the direct supervision of the Health/Nutrition Field Officer, the Medical Doctor will work very long hours and has to be available for emergencies. These hours are spent seeing patients in an office-based setting, running tests as well as interpreting them, prescribing medicine or treatments, doing rounds in the health facility, making notes on patient's physical conditions, advising patients on how to stay healthy and talking to them about further treatment
The Medical Doctor will be responsible but not limited to:
- Provide basic health care (examination and basic treatment) to patients attending the health facility and prescribing medications.
- Provide child health care and treatments to acute & emergency cases and refer those who might need secondary or tertiary health care to hospitals at the governorate level.
- Perform field visits to follow-up on patients identified by Camp Management
- Assist in the recruitment and selection of other medical staff required by the project
- Keep accurate records of individual cases including name, age, diagnosis, recommendations and follow-up action required.
- Maintain confidentiality while making notes and prepare paperwork, both as a legal record of treatment and for the benefit of other healthcare staff
- Provision of support to reproductive health services including emergency obstetrics, new born and sexual or gender-based violence care.
- Provide consultation and treatment in a gender sensitive way to women, men, girls and boys for control of communicable and non-communicable diseases, including curative care like IMCI, and EPI.
- Provide secondary health referral vouchers to severe cases.
- Submit individual case records to the Health/Nutrition Field Officer on a weekly basis
- Report any emergency cases directly to the Health/Nutrition Field Officer
- Establish strategic relationships with beneficiaries, their leaders and spokespeople
- Working with other doctors as part of a team, either in the same department or within other specialties.
- liaise with other medical and non-medical staff in the health facility to ensure quality treatment
- Promote health education.
- Have a good understanding of ADRA policies and procedures and apply to daily work
- Perform other relevant duties and responsibilities required and requested by the Health & Nutrition Coordinator or his representative.
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:
- Bachelor Degree in Medicine/Medical Doctor
- License for medicine practitioner is mandatory.
- 2-year experience minimum as a medical doctor.
- Ability to work long hours, often under pressure
- Good practical skills
- Ability to solve problems
- Effective decision-making skills
- personal qualities such as commitment to caring for others, resourcefulness and stamina
- a willingness to accept responsibility when making decisions on patients
- the ability to priorities a busy workload and work under pressure
- the ability to communicate well with people, demonstrating empathy and reflection
- team working and leadership skills
- Communication skills, compassion, and a good bedside manner
We uphold the Humanitarian Principles; our key values:
- Integrity and transparency
- Communicating openly, clearly, timely and appropriately.
- Excellence in all activities
- The deadline for receiving applications is Wednesday, November 13, 2019
- Interested candidates are requested to submit their application by CLICKING HERE
- Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
- Submit only one application per position
- Females are encouraged to apply.