Paediatrician

The Job

Position status: Backup/Replacement

Location:  Ad Dahi – Hodeida Governorate

Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, humanitarian, non-governmental organisation providing assistance to people in need as a result of natural and man-made disasters, irrespective of race, religion, ideology or politics.

Main Purpose

Providing outpatient and/or inpatient paediatric care to patients/beneficiaries according to adapted and updated medical knowledge, MSF protocols, values and universal hygiene standards to improve the new-born and child/beneficiaries health conditions

Accountabilities

  • Applying medical knowledge and skills to prevention, diagnosis and treatment of children, ensuring integrated new-born and paediatric care through Emergency, OPD, and IPD services in New-borns and  cases of malnutrition.
  • Collaborating closely with the different department of the hospital (e.g. Maternity), Knowing and ensuring all updated MSF medical protocols and universal precautions are followed and implemented, reducing bio-hazard risks and improving infection control.
  • Ensuring on-going new-born and paediatric training (formal and bedside) of the medical/paramedical multidisciplinary team in order to optimize the new-born and paediatric quality of care. Reviewing and discussing selected complicated cases or mistakes and giving technical input.
  • Keeping patients and their families informed of the illness and the treatment to follow, checking that they have been understood. Ensuring professional autonomy and confidentiality are respected and a good attitude and proper bedside manner towards the patient and their care takers and the rest of the medical team.
  • Following up the evolution of the hospitalized/IDP patients through daily visits, consultations and examinations, prescribing the necessary treatment following MSF protocols, deciding whether they can be discharged or transferred to other departments – in collaboration with other doctors- and informing their family about the patient’s evolution.
  • Designing and providing training to staff as required.

Requirements

Education

  • Medical Doctor Diploma
  • Paediatric Specialisation
  • Medical Council Certificate as Specialised Paediatrician.

Experience

  • Minimum 3 years experience in Paediatric Department
  • Previous MSF or NGO experience desired

Languages          

  • Good English Required

Competencies   

  • People Management and Development L2
  • Commitment to MSF principles L2
  • Behavioural Flexibility L3
  • Results and Quality Orientation L3
How to Apply

All interested applicants should submit an English CV, Cover letter , ID copy and Medical council Certificate

To: msfch-Hudaydah-recruitment@geneva.msf.org  

email subject should be: “Paediatrician-Addahi”

Please make sure to submit full requirements or the application won’t be considered.

Deadline for the submission of Applications is 5PM on 31 January 2021

Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted!

  • Employer: MSF
  • Category: Health Care
  • Location: Al Hodaida
  • Posted on: 27 December 2020
  • Deadline: 31 January 2021
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