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Medical Officer

at IRC - International Rescue Commiittee
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted October 9, 2019
Category Healthcare
Currency UGX


Job Title: Medical Officer

Sector: Health

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Uganda

Job Description


Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee is a world leader in relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict development services for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression. The IRC is currently working in over 25 countries around the world, addressing both the immediate and lifesaving needs of conflict affected people in emergencies and the reconstruction needs of post-conflict societies.

The IRC has been working in Uganda since 1998 supporting IDPs, refugees and local communities. IRC Uganda has it country office in Kampala and regional offices in Kitgum Moroto, and Yumbe. The current program portfolio includes health, protection and rule of law, women’s protection and empowerment, and economic recovery and development programming


Under the supervision of Deputy Health Manager, S/He shall monitor the delivery of clinical services in IRC-Bidibidi Yumbe Health facilities; inclusive of reproductive health, nutrition and expanded program of immunization services. Will be charged with ensuring functionally of both laboratory and pharmaceutical services.


S/He shall provide a comprehensive evaluation and delivery of health services to clients/patients according to ministry of health guidelines and protocols and the WHO public health strategy.
S/He coordinate integrated service delivery at the Health facilities that includes, but not limited to maternal child health, non-communicable diseases, nutrition, HIV care and reproductive health services.
S/He shall conduct daily ward rounds for the patients in the in-patient wards and attend to all medical and surgical emergencies while on duty.
S/He shall ensure consistent and timely collection, utilization and reporting facility-based health data
S/He shall ensure adequate health team coverage of the clinics and rational prescription and use of medicines and supplies.
S/He shall monitor availability of medical drugs supplies and promptly alerts the Health Manager on short falls and needs for re-stocking of supplies
S/He shall coordinate clinical audits, patient chart reviews and mortality audits as part of continuous learning and improvement of the delivery of health services.


Understanding of human rights and issues relating to gender equality
Strong written and verbal communication ability in English
Ability to gain trust and build relationships with new
Basic computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently.
Flexible and able to work in a dynamic and diverse environment

Experience Requirements

Experience in regular report writing.

Education Requirements

Holds a bachelor’s degree in medicines and surgery from a reputable medical training school, with at least two year experience in humanitarian programing.
Must be registered with the professional body and have valid practicing license.