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Alight

ALIGHT works with its partners and constituencies to provide opportunities and expertise to refugees, displaced people, and host communities – to better survive conflicts and crises, and to rebuild lives of dignity, health, security, and self-sufficiency.Website: https://wearealight.org/

VACANCY – MEDICAL DOCTOR

ALIGHT works with its partners and constituencies to provide opportunities and expertise to refugees, displaced people and host communities – to better survive conflicts and crisis, and to rebuild lives of dignity, health, security and self-sufficiency. ALIGHT presently works in and with partners in seventeen countries globally. ALIGHT has consistently operated in Rwanda since the year 1994, and today has a strong and committed team of over eight hundred personnel who include full time staff, community mobilizers and incentive workers– implementing programs in Primary Health Care, Reproductive Health, HIV and Nutrition; also Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Shelter and general Infrastructure, Livelihoods/Economic strengthening, and Sexual and Gender Based Violence Prevention/ Protection. Our work in Rwanda currently covers all the refugee locations and their kind Rwandan-host communities. And we are always looking to expand and, jointly with our partners, offer lasting impact with and for the communities we serve! ALIGHT is looking for a qualified, self-driven and committed individual to join our team as Medical Doctor.

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

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

Domains + Hosting + Security

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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 ALIGHT Senior Manager

EDUCATION, TECHNICAL SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

  •  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 ALIGHT
  •  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

KEY BEHAVIORS & ABILITIES:

  •  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

Interested candidates should submit 1page Cover letter, and updated CV (maximum three pages) and names, title and contacts of three professional referees, to include most current employer/supervisor (all in/as one document) – via email only to: RWJobs@wearealight.org with the POSITION applied for clearly indicated in the subject line. The deadline for submission of applications is September 4th 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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