5 Mar 2024

Clinical Psychiatrist at International Rescue Committee

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Job Description

Requisition ID: req49695

Job Title: Clinical Psychiatrist.

Sector: Health

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: Not Applicable

Location: Kibondo, Tanzania

Work Arrangement:

Job Description

Background/IRC Summary:

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 Psychiatrist will be an integral part of the mental health programs in the Kigoma Region, contributing to the delivery of high-quality psychiatric care services. The Clinical Psychiatrist will be responsible for providing psychiatric 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

Patient Interaction and Care

Administer prescribed medication to patients, ensuring accurate dosage and monitoring for side effects.
Provide patient counseling about mental health issues, possible side effects of medication, and answer relevant queries.
Inventory Management

Manage psychiatric medication inventory, ensuring correct storage, adequate stock, and adherence to expiration dates.
Select medication and supplies based on the diagnosis and treatment plan.
Record Keeping and Administrative Duties

Maintain accurate and up-to-date patient records, medication history, and ensure adherence to healthcare regulations and patient safety.
Assist in administrative tasks such as answering phone calls, scheduling appointments, and maintaining patient confidentiality.
Professional Collaboration

Collaborate closely with clinical officers, nurses and other healthcare professionals, communicating important information about patient progress, medication, and potential complications.
Compliance and Safety

Ensure adherence to local, state, and federal laws, and the specific rules and regulations of the health post or clinic.
Maintain compliance with health and safety regulations in the workplace, including maintaining cleanliness and safety in the patient care area.
Continuing Education

Stay updated with the latest information in the field of psychiatric nursing, participating in relevant workshops, training programs, and continuous education initiatives as necessary.
Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to: Clinical Officer in Charge
Position directly supervises: Incentive Staff under Psychiatry unit
Other Internal and/or external contacts: Ministry of Health, UN agencies, and other NGOs


Qualified Clinician with a diploma in Clinical Medicine specialization in psychiatry.
Registered with the MCT Council and MUST possess a valid practicing license.
Over two (2) years working experience working in a health facility in psychiatric care.
Knowledge of mental health disorders and their management is key.
Experience in Humanitarian populations is desired.
Demonstrated Skills and Competencies

Strong psychiatrist skills.
Team-oriented with excellent interpersonal skills.
Ability to work under pressure in a stressful environment, displaying resilience, compassion, and diplomacy.
Active team player with strong interpersonal skills
Good analytical skills
Self-motivated with the ability to work under minimal supervision.
Language: English and Swahili is required

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

Partnership: 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 expected staff behavior, project information, 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, sexual orientation, 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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Closing Date : 10th March, 2024.

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