IRC Medical Officer Jobs in Uganda

IRC Medical Officer Jobs in Uganda

Job Overview/Summary:

  • Under the guidance of Health manager, the Medical Officer shall be responsible for ensuring that effective, efficient and quality clinical Services are provided at the respective health facilities where he/ she shall be stationed.

  • He/ She shall be responsible for ensuring that medicines and medical supplies are available for effective service delivery.

  • The medical officer will work in collaboration with other officers in Community Health and Reproductive health to ensure that there is on-going provision of services that are safe for the beneficiaries both at the community level and health facility.

  • He/ she shall also give oversight and guidance to the health workers on proper management of medical conditions according to the Ministry of Health guidelines.

    Key Outputs

  • Quality Clinical service for patients provided. This will include services at OPD, IPD and Maternity units

  • High risk cases identified, reviewed and referred appropriately.

  • Ward or health unit activities organized and managed.

  • Discipline enforced.

  • Staff performance appraisal done timely.

  • Activity reports submitted timely.

    Key Activities

  • Provide comprehensive evaluation and delivery of health services to persons of concern according to ministry of health guidelines and protocols and UNHCR public health strategy.

  • Coordinate integrated service delivery at the health facilities including, but not limited to; mental health, NCD’s, Nutrition, HIV care and RH including coordination of consultancy and outreach visits.

  • Conduct daily ward rounds for IPD patients and attend to all emergencies both medical and surgical while on duty.

  • Ensure adequate health team coverage of the clinics and rationale prescription and use of medicines and medical supplies.

  • Monitor availability of supplies and promptly alert the clinical services and health managers.

  • Coordinate clinical audits, chart reviews and mortality audits as part of continuous learning and improvement of activities.

  • Identify training needs and provide just-in-time training and mentorship for the multi-disciplinary health care teams.

  • Promptly evaluate patients for referral and follow up to ensure services are accessed at the point of referral

  • Support the implementation
    of emergency reproductive health services including basic emergency obstetric and neonatal care.

  • Coordinate with district health authorities and other agencies to avoid duplication of services in the settlements and to optimize health outcomes through increased access to life saving interventions.

  • Actively participate in mobilizing and educating the refugee community to adopt health promoting behaviors.

  • Ensure consistent and timely collection, utilization and reporting of community health and facility based health data.

  • Represent the health program and maintain effective and cordial relationship with district health authorities and other district officials, UN agencies, Community leaders and other NGO’s.

  • Conduct disease surveillance activities and manage outbreaks.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery

  • Must be registered with Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioner’s council

  • Must possess a valid practicing license

  • At least two years’ experience in clinical work in humanitarian setting.

  • Good track record of clinical management of common ailments.

  • Knowledge of grants management.

    Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Working contacts within health sector, including district health care authorities and other NGO’s.

  • Fluency in English and any other relevant local language.

  • Strong analytical orientation and sound judgment

  • Proactiveness, resourcefulness, punctuality, responsibility.

  • Excellent administrative/management skills

  • Excellent presentation and communication skills.

  • Solid understanding of the social, economic and political context of a refugee setting.

  • Dedication to the IRC principles and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with persons of different national and cultural background

  • Proficiency in current office software applications (MS- word, excel, PowerPoint).

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; IRC Medical Officer Jobs in Uganda

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