Medical Officer At Trócaire

Trócaire is one of Ireland’s top International INGOs, having 50 years of experience in international Humanitarian and Development response, and has been working in Gedo since 1993. Currently Trócaire implements Health, Nutrition, Protection, WASH and Education Programme activities in 5 different districts of Gedo. Trocaire places great emphasis on empowering local communities and partners so that control and agency lies with those with whom we work.

The Medical officer will be responsible for the management of key medical staff, providing day to day planning, management and coordination of all medical services within the health facility.

Reporting to Clinical Service Coordinator

Hospital Management Team and Anaesthetist

Fixed Term

1 year, renewable

Gedo, Somalia with some travel

Trócaire is committed to Safeguarding Programme Participants from Exploitation and Abuse and has specific policies on this commitment (including a Global Code of Conduct) which outlines the expected behaviour and the responsibility of all staff, consultants and other organisational representatives. Any candidate offered a job with Trócaire will be expected to sign Trócaire’s Safeguarding Policies and Global Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents.

The Medical officer will be responsible for the management of key medical staff, providing day to day planning, management and coordination of all medical services within the health facility.

  • Working with Hospital Management team and Trócaire staffs, the Medical Officer will ensure that the clinical services at hospital, Health Centres and Outreach level are of a high standard.
  • She/he will carry out daily ward rounds to review patient progress and care
  • She/he will diagnose and manage common and emergency surgical, obstetric, and gynaecological, paediatric and tropical medical conditions and refer those outside his or her skills.
  • She/he will be available, including after hours, to physically review patients, attend to emergencies and instruct nursing staff in writing on the required patient care.
  • Conduct all elective and emergency surgical cases in theatre, both surgical and obstetric/gynaecological.
  • She/he will provide continuous on-job mentoring and training for nurses and midwives in clinical skills and good patient care.
  • Conduct special outpatient clinics in the hospital on the allocated days every week i.e. Surgical Outpatient clinics, Medical Outpatient Clinics High Risk Clinics and Diabetes clinics among other clinics
  • She/he will arrange and chair, regularly all clinical and administrative meetings and ensure all data and information is collected, transmitted and utilized to benefit the patients and service providers as is necessary.
  • She/he will work with the MEAL Coordinator to roll out the new data management systems and will support staff to ensure that it is correctly implemented. She/he will analyse the health data for the district and make the necessary recommendations for improved service provision.
  • Lead in mortality audits to improve quality of care for patients.
  • She/he will supervise activities on the control of major endemic/epidemic diseases.
  • Working with the logistics, she/he will ensure that the essential equipment and supplies required for good patient care are available, managed well and maintained in good condition.
  • Organize and lead the district health Quarterly review meetings and share the report with CSC/HPM.
  • Review all the monthly medical stock report and share with the CSC.
  • She/he will lead and support the DHO/RHO Supervisory team and provide all the necessary information.
  • Enhance and maintain infection prevention Protocols in the Hospital.
  • Support the CSC in identification of training needs and participate in the training programs.
  • Where necessary and according to the context, liaise with MoH and local government officials ensuring that partners/Boards and committees keep local authorities informed of Trócaire supported Programmes.
  • She/he will perform any other duties as requested by his/her line manager.

Person Specification – Essential (E)

  • Qualified Medical Doctor with significant CEMOC surgical skills
  • Minimum 2 years of working experience in a busy hospital setting
  • Leadership and good interpersonal skills including the ability to listen; negotiation skills at different levels; flexible and adaptable to work under unstable environments and under pressure with limited support.
  • Strong writing and excellent communication skills in English and Somali.
  • Good computer skills (Microsoft Office).
  • She /He will lead by example, working to the highest standards of professionalism, ethics and integrity
  • Ability to work to a high standard in a multicultural team lead and to motivate DHB members and staff to achieve programme results
  • Strong problem-solving skills, analytical skills, ability to work under pressure and good communication skills.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Flexible and willing to work additional hours to ensure that the required results are delivered.
  • High level of reliability, objectivity and honesty
  • Willingness to work in Somalia environment in unsocial hours and harsh conditions
  • Proven strategic and innovative thinker, recognising and ensuring individual strengths of the team are fully involved in planning, implementation and analysis processes
  • Proficiency in Somali is an added advantage
  • Commitment to and understanding of Trocaire’s values and principles including rights-based approaches
  • Knowledge of Somalia and the Gedo region in particular (desirable)

How to apply


For the Candidate with the required experience and passion for the role, Trocaire Offers a competitive package of salary and benefits

The closing date for receipt of applications is 4th June 2023

For full details of
this position, please see job description attached.
To apply,
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