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Nov 16, 2017

MSF Switzerland Clinical Officer Job in Kenya

Medecins Sans Frontieres – Switzerland, Dadaab Programme
Job Vacancy: Clinical Officer
Based in Dagahaley Refugee Camp

Project Summary: The objective of our project is to provide primary and secondary level of health care to the Refugees in Dagahaley refugee camp.  

MSF provides a full package of medical care through 4 primary health care units and 1 hospital (100 beds) with 24 hour emergency and OT.

Health services include curative, preventative, nutritional activities and emergency preparedness and intervention with partners. 

The selected candidate will be reporting technically to the Medical Doctor.

Start date: Dec 9th 2017

Package: Attractive salary package on offer with additional benefits including comprehensive health coverage
Contract duration: 12 months fixed term contract with possibility of extension based on performance (includes 3 month probationary period)

Main Tasks include:
  • Ensure the implementation and standardization of MSF clinical policies, tools, and hygiene protocols in order to minimize clinical risks and to granting quality of patient case management.
  • Promote and maintain confidentiality regarding all patient cases and records
  • Implement  diagnose, prescription and prevention procedures  that fall under the scope of his/her competencies applying medical knowledge, asking appropriate questions to patients and following protocols in force as well as using laboratory services when necessary, in order to ensure a correct implementation of the medical treatments and to refer patients when appropriate.
  • Participate in the planning and supervising, in close coordination with other supervisors, the HR processes (sizing, staff shifts, recruitment, training, evaluation, development and communication) of the team in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required, improve people triage capabilities, their motivation and commitment and their active participation in teaching the targeted population on therapeutic and preventive protocols.
  • Carry out first aid care and treatment according to protocols in case of an emergency in order to reduce mortality rates
  • Record in individual patient’s card and registration books all medical activities (drugs prescribed, lab results, vaccination status, epidemiological activity, doses, etc.) performed keeping data traceability in order to ensure patients treatment continuity.
  • Participate in data collecting and reporting when required
  • Know and implement Patient Therapeutic Education (PTE), i.e. keeping contact with all patients, providing them information regarding their health state and responding to their questions.
  • Know and promote the proper application of Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Kit and Sexually Gender Based Violence (SGBV) protocol.
  • Education: Essential clinical officer diploma.
  • Languages: Fluency in English and Somali is required; knowledge of Kiswahili is an asset
  • Experience: Desirable previous clinical supervision experience of at least two (2) years.
  • Competence: Strong interpersonal skills, strong initiative, able to handle complex assignments with proactive attitude, organized, autonomous and attentive to details. Due to the nature of the work, an ability to speak Somali could be a strong advantage.
How to Apply
If you meet the above requirements, please apply with your CV and motivation letter outlining HOW you fulfill each of the requirements in bullet points before 27th of November 2017. 

Please submit your applications at:
Please be aware that only online applications will be considered!

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