6 Feb 2024

Medical Specialist II (Pediatrician) at DCMC Hospital

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Job Description



The mission of DCMC Trust is to provide accessible and sustainable quality health care through a Tanzanian comprehensive health system which encompasses community-based prevention and primary, secondary and selected specialized and super-specialized care.

DCMC Hospital is a Christian Health Ministry owned by the Registered Trustees of Dodoma Christian Medical Center Trust (DCMCT) located at Imagi Hill, Ntyuka Dodoma. Since its establishment it has served thousands of patients as a multispecialty hospital offering quality health care for the people of Central Tanzania and in collaboration with other stake holders and in line with the Government policies.

DCMC Trust is an equal opportunity employer offering stable and professional working environment with competitive remuneration and benefits.

DCMC Hospital invites qualified Tanzanians to fill in the following vacant positions:

MEDICAL SPECIALIST II (Pediatrician) – 1 Position

5.1. Job Summary

The incumbent will conduct thorough examinations, diagnose illness, prescribe medications, administer vaccines and provide guidance to parents regarding their child’s health, development, and well-being. The incumbent will be responsible to monitor and promote the overall health and normal physical development of newborns, young children, and adolescents.

5.2. Duties and responsibilities
To attend in and out patients;
To conduct regular thorough examinations on newborns and young children to check and record their health and normal physical development
To examine sick children to determine their condition and ask intuitive questions to gather information about symptoms
To prescribe medications and give detailed instructions for administration
To order and analyze diagnostic and laboratory tests and procedures
To prescribe and interpret appropriate laboratory tests to gain more information for possible infections or abnormalities
To attend emergency medical duties;
To carry out specialized investigations of admitted patients;
To ensure that prescribed instructions are carried out;
To conduct specialized operations of specialized field of study;
To conduct on the job training to the junior staff;
To carry out service and participating in major ward rounds;
To supervise medical students and interns in clinical duties;
To prepare and administer vaccines according to the governmental vaccination plan
To examine and treat injuries and refer the little patients to physicians of other disciplines when necessary (e.g. surgeons, ophthalmologists, orthopaedists etc.)
To advise parents on children’s diet, exercise and disease preventive measures
To keep abreast of advancements in paediatrics and best practices by attending seminars and conferences.
To participate fully in morning clinical sessions, patient presentation and journal clubs;
To perform any other related duties assigned by the Supervisor.
5.3. Qualification and experience
Holder of Master of Medicine Degree (M.Med) in Pediatrics

Must be registered with the Medical Council of Tanganyika.
Must be a holder of a Doctor of Medicine Degree.
Must have a valid practicing license
At least two (2) years working experience as a medical doctor
Two (2) years of working experience as a pediatrician in a related field in busy and reputable institution.


Applicants must attach an up-to-date current Curriculum Vitae (CV) having reliable contact postal address, email address, and reachable telephone numbers.
Applicants should apply on the strengths of the information given in this advertisement.
The title of the position applied for should be written in the subject of the application letter/email and marked on the envelope
Applicants must attach their detailed relevant certified copies of Academic certificates/ transcripts as follows:
Postgraduate Degree, First Degree/Advanced Diploma, Diploma/Certificates.
Form IV and Form VI National Examination Certificates.
Computer Certificates where applicable.
Professional Certificates/Licenses from respective boards where applicable.
One recent passport size picture and copy of birth certificate.
Form IV and Form VI result slips are strictly not accepted. Presentation of forged academic certificates and other information in the CV will necessitate to legal action.
Applicants should indicate three reputable work-related referees with their reliable contacts.
Only shortlisted candidates will be informed the date of the interview

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Method of Application

Application letters should be POSTED or HAND DELIVERED to the Following address on or before 04.00 p.m. on 15 February 2024 (i.e., Deadline for receiving applications)


DCMC Hospital

Imagi Hill, Ntyuka P O Box 658


Those using e-mail should submit their applications to [email protected]

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