[Vacancy] SC Doctor at International Medical Corps

About International Medical Corps

We assist those in urgent need anywhere, anytime, no matter what the conditions, providing lifesaving health care and health care-related emergency services-often within hours. As conditions ease, we work with local leaders to rebuild stronger. In non-emergency settings, our focus is development. Through our training programs, we pass essential skills into local hands, preparing those in disaster-prone areas to better withstand adversity. Embedding these skills into the community lies at the heart of what we do: build self-reliance. It gives people hit by tragedy a sense of ownership over their own recovery and the ability to shape their own future as they rebuild. And wherever it occurs, it is an investment that benefits us all because it prepares local residents to be their own best First Responders should disaster strike.

Job Details:

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience: 3 years
  • Location: Borno 
  • Job Field: Medical / Healthcare , NGO/Non-Profit 

Number Needed: 2 Person

Job Summary

The Medical Doctor will be responsible for providing clinical services in an outpatient and or inpatient health care setting. He/she will be responsible for providing client counseling and direct care services including adult, adolescent and pediatric health services for both chronic and acute conditions. He/she is expected to diagnose, treat and follow up with patients, provide health education and provide appropriate/timely referrals as needed. In addition, he/she may also be requested to assist and train health facility staff as needed. On occasion, the Medical Doctor will be required to attend an emergency delivery or provide technical oversight to a midwife during an emergency.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities

Clinical Care

  • Provide high quality clinical care, from triage to direct provision of care, based on analysis of relevant and available patient history/records, appropriate physical exam and available investigations such as RDTs, urinalysis, etc. to provide accurate prevention information and/or diagnoses, and treatment including referrals and patient follow-up as per local/internationally accepted standards,
  • Conduct routine and emergency procedures as per individual doctor’s training/certification* and adhere to local/internationally accepted standards
  • Implement primary/secondary health care package at the respective health facility or mobile clinics with appropriate protocols and procedures in place.
  • Ensure all IPC measures including standard sterilization practices are implemented as per MoH and WHO standards
  • When applicable, participate in a 24-hour health service delivery system at the health   clinic/facility/hospital as per shift schedules.
  • Adhere to international drug usage protocols
  • Identify and refer patients for advanced care as appropriate including sexual and reproductive health services, mental health and psychosocial services and other protection services.
  • Monitor disease trends and notify supervisor of any changes in trends which may require adjustment of activities; monitor closely the morbidity and mortality trends together with all the other health indicators.
  • Identify any reportable diseases and notify supervisor and local health authorities; assist with outbreak response if needed according to international protocols
  • Work with IMC staff and relevant local health authorities to set up appropriate strategies to prevent, identify, and treat endemic diseases as needed
  • Anticipate changing needs and emergencies
  • Track daily patient data using tally sheets or other tools provided and submit patient data as required according to team protocols.
  • Collect and analyze project and service data to inform and adjust project objectives/plans, strategic choices and quality of care in collaboration with IMC team members, local partners and other relevant staff if required.
  • Provide health education to patients and community members concerning their diagnoses, healthy diets, physical activity, hygiene promotion, and disease prevention (such as need for vaccination, smoking cessation, etc.)
  • Monitor and coordinate program activities assigned for the project
  • Work with program staff, health facility staff local doctors, midwives, nurses and auxiliary staff (eg CHWs) to provide both didactic and on-the-job training to build capacity and enhance their skills as needed
  • Promote a culture of learning whereby regular case discussions, lessons-learned and good practices are conducted, documented and shared for institutional memory
  • Collaborate with other departments as needed to ensure smooth integration of services
  • Adhere to administrative directives with regards to work schedules, record keeping, patient communications, re-stocking of essential drugs, consumables and other medical supplies
  • Work with health facility administration to determine the operational needs of the health facility in human resources, trainings and supplies.
  • Keep clinical records by properly filling dedicated patient files and maintain patient privacy and confidentiality at all times
  • Provide all services to patients free of charge
  • Immediately report any violation of Code of Conduct, including patient safeguarding
  • Clinicians are not allowed to perform exams or conduct procedures without the required training and certification

Coordination and Representation

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all stakeholders – including community leaders,
  • Ensure that information from coordination meetings is shared internally and with other sectors, as appropriate.
  • When applicable, represent IMC in coordination mechanisms and meetings with other agencies, including the Ministry of Health, WHO and other UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, or donors.
  • Advocate with and/or advise peer agencies, local government, and other stakeholders to influence responses to promote delivery of inclusive and high-quality reproductive health response services.

Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed in this document are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and not necessarily all inclusive.

Minimum Requirements

  • Typically, a medical degree (primary care physician) with a valid license to practice and be board certified or equivalent (board eligible). BLS/ACLS preferable.
  • Proven surgical experience with expertise in a specific specialty (e.g., general surgery, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification is an added value
  • Typically, 3+ years of relevant clinical work experience after graduating from medical college, work in low-resource settings preferred
  • Experience in programs relating to primary health care, maternal and child health, reproductive health, communicable and non-communicable diseases as well as emergency/outbreak response preferable
  • Previous NGO experience preferable
  • Available for a minimum of three (3) months deployment
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks in a dynamic, high pressure environment
  • Excellent communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent self-motivation skills.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and excellent decision-making skills.
  • Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations
  • Able to work effectively with various personalities and cultures
  • Ability to relate to and motivate local staff effectively.
  • Able to work with limited resources.
  • Able to deploy to emergencies on short notice
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required; French or, Arabic is plus/desirable.

Additional Information

Travel Required:    Minimum 10 % of Time as needed

Scope (Financial / Non-Financial):

Key Contacts (Internal and External):

This job description is subject to review to ensure that it reflects the requirements of International Medical Corps.

Code of Conduct

As applicable to this position, an individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Staff are also responsible for preventing violations to our Code of Conduct and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment.  If you see, hear or are made aware of any violations to the Code of Conduct and Ethics or Safeguarding Policy, you have an obligation to report.

If this is a supervisory position, one must set an example of ethical behavior through one’s own conduct and oversight of the work of others; ensure that those who report to you have sufficient knowledge and resources to follow the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct & Ethics; monitor compliance of the people you supervise; enforce the Code of Conduct & Ethics and International Medical Corps’ policies, including the Safeguarding Policy and the Protection from Harassment, Bullying and Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace Policy, consistently and fairly; support employees who in good faith raise questions or concerns.


It is all staff shared responsibility and obligation to safeguard and protect populations with whom we work, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children. This includes safeguarding from the following conduct by our staff or partners: sexual exploitation and abuse; exploitation, neglect, or abuse of children, adults at risk, or LGBTI individuals; and any form of trafficking in persons.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: imcnigeriavacancy@internationalmedicalcorps.org using the position as subject of email. Candidates MUST state the position and location they are applying for as the Subject of their email, application letter and curriculum vitae should be in a single Microsoft Word Document, otherwise applications will not be considered.

Deadline: Aug 27, 2023

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