20 Feb 2019

International Rescue Committee Jobs in Tanzania : Medical Doctors

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The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the largest humanitarian agencies in the world, providing relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict reconstruction support to victims of oppression and violent conflict. IRC has worked for over seven decades and today is involved in over 25 conflict zones in the world. IRC addresses both the immediate, life saving needs of conflict affected people in an emergency and the reconstruction needs in post conflict societies. IRC is committed to a culture of bold leadership, innovation in all aspects of our work, creative partnerships and thorough accountability to those we serve. The IRC is an international agency with offices in London, New York, and Geneva.

IRC has started implementing health programming related to primary health care, reproductive health, as well as Mental Health and Psychosocial support (MHPSS) aimed at supporting the MoH and improving access to health care for Burundian Refugees crossing the border into Tanzania. Activities are currently on health facilities (Health Centres, Health Posts, and Health Screening Sites) and support to government facilities.

Job Purpose

The Medical Doctor will support the implementation of health programming in Nyarugusu Camp, border entry points and other responsibilities as directed by the line manager, specifically in response to the Refugee crisis, including managing the Health team and all day to day health activities in Nyarugusu camp. The position is based in Nyarugusu/Makere with regular trips to other field bases and sites, as requested by his/her line manager.

Program Management

  • Oversee the implementation of IRC quality health program activities in Nyarugusu camp and border entry points
  • Ensure that all stated health program goals and objectives are met, that projects are monitored, and that reports are submitted on a timely manner;
  • Actively supporting the health team, Chair Morning clinical meetings, participate in ground daily ward round and advice case management accordingly, support RH clinics in Mtendeli (ANC, PNC, FP) as well as the Community Reproductive Health on weekly basis.
  • Support the compilation of data and generation of quality health reports on a regular and timely manner;
  • Attending and representing IRC fully in all meetings related to health and others as directed by the Supervisor.
  • Supporting the ASRH Officer and the Community Health Workers in executing their duties including, community mobilizations and sensitizations, planned campaigns.
  • Actively Providing technical support, formal and informal trainings to field-based health staff with an emphasis on staff capacity building, with guidance from the Senior Health Coordinator
  • Work closely with the IRC’s MHPSS, WPE or GBV teams to implement holistic programming to meet the diverse and unique needs of women and girls;
  • Documenting , Active follow-up, and timely reporting on the success stories built form Refugees and Health staff in Nyarugusu Camp Promoting a culture of learning whereby lessons-learned and good practices for Donor and organizational memory.
  • Compilation of data collected from every unit on weekly basis, doing a primary quality data checks into the HIMS and the Community database and share with the Health Manager/Health Coordinator for analysis.
  • Management of drugs, medical supplies and other supplies, ensuring the daily drug consumption documents is filled accordingly from the mini store manager in the camp or form the dispensing staffs from every unit.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC Health programs.

Key Working Relationships


The Medical Doctor reports technically to the Senior Health Coordinator

Work closely with Health Manager


Tanzanian MoH, TRCS, IOM, UNHCR, MSF and other authorities as requested by the Health Manager/health Coordinator


  • Degree in Medicine, MPH with experience in emergency environments with at least 3-5 years of experience implementing public health programs, preferably within Humanitarian contexts. Experience with primary health care and reproductive health programs is an asset.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of public health and surveillance practices. Experience with reinforcing infection control in health facilities is an asset.
  • Strong experience in management, capacity building, and training staff
  • Background in situation analysis, health assessments and program implementation; Experience implementing health programming in hard to reach areas/displaced communities


  • In addition to IRC core values/competencies: diligence, attention to critical details, a keen sense of work priorities and resourcefulness in obtaining and researching important information;
  • Meets time-lines for all reporting and delivery of outputs
  • Results-based attitude as well as excellent organization skills are must
  • Strong computer skills, with a good knowledge of MS office windows including word, excel, access would be an advantage.
  • Demonstrated behavior of professional and personal ethics, transparency and openness.
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