Samaritan's Purse Doctor Jobs in Ethiopia

Samaritan's Purse Doctor Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 222496

Category: Health Care

Location: Bule Hora/West Guji, Oromia

Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)

Employment Type: Full time

Salary: XXX

Job Description

Job Summary

Gerba health center/ west Gulii supported by Samaritan’s Purse (SP) since 2019. It is the only secondary care provider in the region therefore receiving many referrals from the returnees and surrounding communities as well as the host community in West Guij.

The workload is intensive and requires a team of dedicated health professionals to meet the ever increasing demand for specialized medical care at the health center.

Therefore, the Medical Doctor at Gerba Health Center will provide medical and surgical care of the patients in the Center. The Medical Doctor will be supervised by the the facility administrator.

Key Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the overall delivery of care at the Health Center including tropical diseases, pediatric, obstetric / gynecological and medical.
  • Responsible for daily treatment; as frequent as the patients’ conditions demand but standard is twice per day.
  • Assist with outpatient consultations. Must review all cases for admission and write out pre-admission instructions.
  • Supervision of junior Health Center staff to ensure maximum use of their skills and potentials to ensure good quality health services are delivered.
  • Be available for calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Offer hands - on clinical instruction to nurses during ward rounds and in surgery.
  • Must be available to assist the nurses with difficult procedures.
  • May be called upon to offer classroom lectures to the nurses and or midwives as need arises.
  • Prepare medical and epidemiological monthly reports.
  • Attend all managing meetings concerning the hospital.
  • May act as Medical Director in his absence.
  • Follow policies and procedures of Samaritan’s Purse as set forth in the Policy Manual.
  • Attend daily morning devotions and participates in prayer support for the ministry, donors and volunteers.
  • Maintain a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public.

    Job Requirements

    Education/ Experience Needed

  • MBCHB degree in Medicine from a recognized University; postgraduate degree in internal medicine / surgery would be an added advantage; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must have a minimum working experience of three years to five years post-internship in resource-poor settings. Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred.

    Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Directly supervises non-supervisory and supervisory employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


  • The candidate must be able to perform each essential duty as listed above consistently and enthusiastically. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
    required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Strong coordination skills; flexibility, adaptability, and patience; facilitation and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and adhere to strict deadlines
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to assess problems and recommend solutions
  • Cross cultural awareness and sensitivity to cultural differences
  • Awareness of the importance of respecting gender related issues
  • Empathy towards organizational goals
  • Ability to motivate and develop the skills of others
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to perform basic surgical operations such as caesarean section, laparotomy, appendectomy, herniotomy, injuries

    Language Skills

  • Ability to read and interpret medical documents and reports. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence clearly required.
  • Ability to speak effectively and persuasively before groups and other humanitarian actors required.

  • Amharic and Orimafia language skills preferred but not required.
  • Excellent skills in spoken and written English required.

    Reasoning Ability

  • Practical, quick reasoning skills required.
  • Must be able to keep communication lines open with all parties in the program.
  • Needs strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to coordinate activities with other agencies while building and maintaining positive working relationships

    Physical Demands

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit.
  • The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

    Work Environment

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    The working conditions associated with this position will include outdoors exposure to harsh and changing weather conditions (for instance, rain, sun, snow, wind, etc.).

    The employee will be required to live and work in an area near an active conflict zone. The employee may be required to, periodically, endure meager meals depending on the availability of shipping means through which to transport fresh foods.

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants can send only updated CV and application letter to no later than September 16, 2019. Please write the position title you are applying for in the email subject line, ''Doctor''.

    Samaritan's Purse Doctor Jobs in Ethiopia

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