Clinical Officers at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

On Friday, September 27th, 2013

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, humanitarian, non-governmental organisation providing assistance to people in need as a result of natural and man-made disasters, irrespective of race, religion, ideology or politics.

MSF Switzerland (MSF-CH) is currently seeking to employ a qualified candidate for the following position:
 
Function: Clinical Officer
Number of vacancies: 2
 
Contract Duration: 6 Months with possibility of extension based on performance.
 

Location: AGOK
 

Scope of responsibilities:
The Clinical Officer supports the Medical doctor or Medial Team Leader and will hold the following scope of responsibilities.
  • Provide medical consultation to all in- and outpatients according to MSF protocols.
  • Ensure and Organise medical activities for patients and / or a population in accordance to the context, to MSF protocols and to universal hygiene standards taking in to consideration quality and continuity of care.
  • Ensure supervision and training of the paramedical team.
  • To respect and promote the universal hygiene standards.
  • Apply medical knowledge and skills to diagnosis and prevention (helped by clinical examination, laboratory results and exams available).
  • If possible prescribe relevant treatment according to MSF guidelines and protocols.
  • Ensure a medical follow up of quality and if necessary (and possible) refer to other health facilities.
  • Apply hygiene standards in all medical activities.
  • Collaborate with nurses and team supervisor in indicating the needs in medical equipment and drugs.
  • Participate in the organization of the ward in collaboration with the nurses or team supervisor
  • Check the good course of medical activities with in the ward (prescription correctly applied, necessary follow-up done……….)
  • Participate in the development of the plan of action
  • Monitor the medical activities, analyse them in the context, with the public health approach and make propositions of possible evolution if necessary.
  • Report immediately to the technical referent any problem arising in the service, especially the loss/robbery /damage of medical equipment or medicines.
Recruitment criteria:
Education: Clinical Officer Diploma (4 years of Study). This function is valid only for countries where the diploma exists.
Experience: 
  • At least one year professional experience in hospital set up.
  • Msf Experience is added advantage.
Language: Fluent spoken and written English. Arabic speaking is an asset.
Personal qualities: Organisational skills, rigour, flexibility, ability to work with multi-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary and multi- cultural people, open –minded, good communication skills, ability to listen, dipomacy

Interested qualified Kenyan candidates are invited to submit their application letter and a detailed CV to the MSF Switzerland office, through the email 

by 11/10/2013.
Short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview on 15th- 16th October 2013.
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