Jobs at the International Rescue Committee
Jobs at the International Rescue Committee

Job for a Medical Doctor at the International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to people affected by war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Medical Doctor

Location: Gwoza, Borno

Scope of Work

  • The Medical Doctor is the service provider and supervisor for IRC’s services in Gwoza or Magumeri LGA, Borno State.
  • S/he reports to the Senior Health Manager and also works closely with the Senior Reproductive Health Manager and the Health Managers for day to day administrative issues.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • The Medical Doctor shall be responsible for the supervision and provision and day-to-day management of health activities within selected LGA.
  • Apply medical knowledge and skills to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment according to national guidelines and protocols, and ensure patient follow-up as needed.
  • The Medical Doctor will identify need for referral to secondary care and prepare the patient for referral including referral notes, pre-referral treatment and arrangement of transport.
  • S/he will provide on-the-job support to the facility staff, including training and skills development as needed.
  • Maintain infection prevention and control within and around the facilities
  • Provide clinical support for obstetric or other emergencies.
  • Coordinate with State Primary Health Development Agency and other actors in the area and maintain good relations with them,
  • In coordination with the Senior Health Manager, identify opportunities to strengthen the health program
  • S/he will oversee the stock management of medicines, medical supplies, medical equipment and prepare timely requisitions for replenishment based on consumption records.
  • S/he will collect weekly morbidity reports and monitor disease trends in order to preposition adequate supplies as may be required.
  • Participate in outbreak response and control coordination when applicable and carry out community-based public health interventions during communicable disease outbreaks.

Human Resource Management:

  • Monitor and supervise the health staff and ensure that work is done properly and efficiently
  • Routinely monitor staff performance according to their job description and provide written feedback in a timely manner.
  • Develop ongoing education programs for health staff, and conduct trainings and on-the-job training for health staff.
  • Review personnel issues and concerns of health staff and assist in determining and implementing solutions.
  • Determine personnel needs for field-level activities, and in coordination with the Health Manager and Human Resources Lead assist in recruitment of staff.
  • Monitor and link community health activities to the health center
  • Monitor staff daily attendance to duty posts and ensure time sheets are correctly filled and submitted monthly.

Grants Management:

  • Ensure project activities are implemented according to the workplan and targets are met.
  • Prepare weekly workplans with the health teams.
  • Provide recommendations and interventions to correct any identified deviations that impact budget adherence.


  • Provide services at health center on a daily or rotational basis.
  • Monitor closely the morbidity and mortality trends together with all the other health indicators to ensure that prompt actions are taken.
  • Provide weekly activity reports to the Health Manager and Field Manager.
  • Attend meetings concerning overall health program issues
  • Supervise and regular review and revise training manuals to maintain consistency with the acceptable protocols.
  • Keep the Senior Health Manager and Health coordinator informed of all developments and issues arising.


  • Degree in Medicine and Surgery from a recognized institution with experience in public health.
  • A mature person of high professional discipline and moral integrity, able to work under stress as the situation may dictate.
  • Must be registered with Nigeria Medical Practitioners and Dentist Council and allowed to practice in Nigeria.


  • Two years’ experience in clinical medicine at secondary healthcare level and public health.
  • Experience in supervising health staff at the primary and secondary health care level.
  • Preferably trained in Basic (and Comprehensive) Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care
  • Ability to work with displaced communities with diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Able to work in location with basic living conditions and with limited communication options.
  • Proficiency in computer skills, especially in MS Word and Excel.

Work Environment:

  • Security level orange. The situation in Gwoza, Borno remains unpredictable; there is active conflict in many parts of the country and a possibility for further expansion of the conflict and violence into other areas and other states.


  • Competitive Monthly salary,
  • 13th Month Salary Inclusive,
  • Health Insurance Coverage for Family, Pension, Creche Facilities available for Women with babies under 24 Months.

Application Closing Date
20th June, 2018.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s and Cover Letter addressed to the “Human Resource Coordinator, International Rescue Committee” via: Subject of the application should read: Medical Doctor, Gwoza.
Hand delivered application should be sent to the IRC Office in Gwoza Base Office.


  • Only shortlisted candidates will be communicated for Interview.
  • IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.