Thursday, February 2, 2017

ARC,Medical Doctor Jobs in Rwanda

Vacancy Announcement
ARC is looking for efficient and qualified person to fill up the following position in our organization;
POSITION TITLE:  Medical Doctor
LOCATION: Field Sites (Mahama)
RESPONSIBLE TO:  Health Coordinator

STATUS:  Full Time
SUPERVISORY CAPACITY: Mental Health Nurse, Nurse, Dentist, Midwife
DATE: February 2017

The overall goal of ARC’s program in Rwanda is to improve the well-being and self-reliance of the displaced refugee population from eastern DRC and Burundi by ensuring the provision of basic services (adequate health care & nutrition, shelter, water, sanitation & hygiene, HIV/AIDS prevention & treatment), improving food security and enabling economic recovery in six refugee camps located in Rwanda.

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE POSITION: The Medical Doctor will be responsible for delivery of quality health services including consultations, diagnosis and treatment of clients in accordance to the MoH protocols. He/she will be responsible to provide technical assistance and build the capacity of the health facility staff to improve the quality health service delivery.

  • Plans and provides primary health care services to beneficiaries, including consultations, diagnosis, writing prescriptions, care plans, and minor surgery
  •  Technically supports health activities including curative, preventive, and community health
  • Ensures health facilities adhere to national and international health standards, specifically from the Ministry of Health and WHO, supported by the Health Coordinator
  • Oversee the management of non-communicable diseases
  • Collaborate with Head Nurse, HIV/AIDS Coordinator, and Nutrition Coordinator for planning and implementing primary health services
  • Provides technical support for health education activities in the clinic and during outreach sessions
  • Collaborates with Health Coordinator and other coordinators in developing standards and procedures  for the Medical Staff and in monitoring the continuity of Medical activities
  • Maintains standards of confidentiality and patient privacy in maintaining credential files and the electronic medical database
  • Promote environmental sanitation activities within the health facilities to minimize environmental health hazards
  • Provide technical support to Nurses and Lab Technicians through regular meetings, mentorship, and organizing on the job training for technical health facility staff
  • Establish strategies for efficient health activities and its application
  • Participate in reporting  and analyzing monthly, quarterly and annual reports, including stock reports on pharmaceuticals and HIS data
  • Maintains appropriate records in collaboration with the Pharmacist on a weekly/monthly /quarterly basis. Regularly follows up the clinic requirement of all drugs, medical and non-medical supplies
  • Supervise immunization and other clinic sessions organized at the health center
  • Assist Midwives during antenatal, delivery, postnatal care and family planning services
  • Diagnose, treat and prescribe drugs using MoH treatment guidelines and common childhood illnesses using IMCI protocols
  • Assess children with severe malnutrition with specification and refer accordingly
  • Treatment and early referral of medical, surgical and obstetric emergencies
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor, or any other ARC Senior Manager.
  • Medical Doctor from a recognized university with full registration and current practicing license with relevant professional body (Rwanda Medical Council)
  • A minimum of 2 years) clinical  working experience in Rwanda health system
  • Experience in capacity building of health staff with good leadership qualities
  • Commitment to the goals and values of ARC
  • Analytical and organizational skills/experience with health data
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Health Information Systems, Nutrition protocols, HIV protocols, and Primary and Reproductive Health Care concepts, including Rwandan Ministry of Health protocols and guidelines
  • Strong report writing skills with proven organizational/multitasking skills.
  • Oral/writing skills in Kinyarwanda, English, and French.
  • Must have cross-cultural and strong interpersonal skills to work with refugees and vulnerable persons.
  • Experience in rural health center/ hospital setting
  • Computer knowledge is an advantage.
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills.
  • Experience working in refugee situation is an advantage

  • Excellent strategic thinking, process management and problem solving skills
  • Collaborative, result-oriented management style
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines, effectively managing multiple priorities.
  • Ability and willingness to live and work in a remote, low-resource setting
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity essential.
  • Ability to establish rapport with highly placed government officials, as well as with UN, NGOs and other stakeholders.
  • Effective decision-maker.
  • Ability to manage staff under the project and ensure good working relationship with and between staff and stakeholders for a smooth implementation of the project.
  • Ability to develop implementation plans with logical framework as well as develop monitoring and evaluation tools and processes to ensure that set goals and targets are achieved.
  • Can handle stressful situations without compromising the achievement of goals and objectives.
  • Well-versed with organizational policies and able to ensure staff compliance.
  • Initiative, resourcefulness and innovation
To apply for this position: Submission of applications – to include Cover letter and updated CV (maximum three pages) - shall be either hand delivered to
ARC Rwanda
KG 622 St 19
Kimihurura, Kigali
Submitted via email to with Vacancy Announcement- Medical Doctor in the subject line. The deadline for submission of applications is Sunday 12th February, 2017 at 17:00hrs Note:  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

American Refugee Committee is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.  American Refugee Committee complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

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