Senior Medical Officer Position in Congo
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Medical Emergency Relief International (Merlin) - International Health NGO
Programme: Health assistance to vulnerable, war-affected populations
Responsible To: North Kivu Medical Coordinator
Directly Managing: Medical Officer; Medical field teams
Working With: Health, Logistics and Finance/Admin Teams
Location: Butembo, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo with travel
Start Date: Immediate
Duration: 12 months
Allowance: £13,920 - £18,960 per annum dependent on relevant experience, plus £5,114 annual cost of living allowance, insurance cover, accommodation and return flights.
Experienced qualified doctor or nurse
Excellent management and personnel skills to enable the motivation, encouragement and participation of Congolese counterparts and Merlin national staff
Ability and flexibility to understand the cultural and political environment and to work well with Ministry of Health representatives.
Excellent communication skills, with good spoken and written English and French
Good computer skills
Ability to write quality project proposals and reports
Experience in epidemiological analysis
A willingness to be prepared to travel on a motorbike and walk to remote clinics
Ability to remain calm and to be diplomatic
Previous experience within a humanitarian aid organisation in East/Central Africa.
Experience and interest in training
Proven problem solving and organisational skills, flexibility and calm under pressure
Good team worker; able to live and work closely with a small team under pressure
Qualification in tropical medicine and/or public health is desirable.
Good organisational skills with a ‘can do’ attitude.
Understanding of logistics and project support requirements.
To apply for this post
Please download an application form from our website www.merlin.org.uk
Completed applications should be emailed to applications [at] merlin-uk.org stating in the subject field the job title, country and reference number (if any).
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