International Rescue Committee (IRC) – Locum Medical Officer.

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Requisition ID: req29177

Job Title: Locum Medical Officer

Sector: Health

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Hagadera, Kenya

Job Description

Under the supervision of the Medial Officer in Charge, the Locum Medical Officer will offer quality health care to all patients and work closely with other staff in all departments providing support and mentorship.

Key Responsibilities
Program management:

  • In coordination with the Medical Officer – in Charge, formulate program goals, objectives and intervention strategies and participate in the budgeting process.
  • Ensure that all health activities are implemented as outlined in the project documents.
  • Review the program activities and priorities on a regular basis updating the clinical services manager on gaps and/or provide recommendations on how to improve services.

Human Resource:

  • Leader in patient health protection in all hospital departments.
  • Handle the Health Program in acting capacity when the Health Officer is not in office.
  • Provide technical and administration work guidelines that are within the IRC policy.

Program activities:

  • Conduct daily ward rounds.
  • Ensure patient management is in line with the set MOH, WHO and UNHCR guidelines and protocols.
  • Take care of all emergencies, both medical and surgical within 15 minutes.
  • Ensure proper and accurate corroboration of patient management in patient files.
  • Conduct all elective and emergency surgical cases in theatre, both surgical and obstetric/gynecological.
  • Conduct special outpatient clinics in the health centre on the allocated days every week i.e. SOPC, GOPC, HRC, HOPC, DOPC, and MOPC.
  • Attend to all medical legal cases, including filling of P3 forms and attend court sessions as the need arises.
  • Attend to sexual assault survivors on a timely basis in the GBV Support Centre.
  • Ensure timely referrals both Emergency and Elective cases to secondary and tertiary care centers.
  • Cooperate and be a party to the weekly Continuous Medical Education (CME) sessions at the hospital.
  • Attend and share in the daily morning hospital handover meetings.
  • Ensure adequate night coverage by developing a call list on a weekly basis with other Medical Officers
  • Lead in mortality audits to improve hospital quality indicators for patients.
  • Be a participant in the Quality of Care Assessments done on a quarterly basis.

Reporting and Coordination:

  • Attend inter-agency coordination meetings and case conferences as asked for by the Health Manager.
  • Assist in preparing donor reports as requested by the HM.
  • Monitor closely the morbidity and mortality trends together with all the other health indicators to ensure that timely actions are taken.


  • Carry out other relevant duties as may be required or assigned by your supervisor.

Key Result Areas

  • Ensure health care quality in the hospital.
  • Ensure quality emergency obstetric and neonatal care in parental ward.
  • Timely referral of patients.
  • Accurate documentation of patient care.
  • Identification and timely management of outbreaks.


  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from a recognized institution (MBChB).
  • Registered with Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board.
  • Minimum 2 yrs of working experience in a busy hospital setting.

Required Experience & Proficiencies:

  • Good knowledge and skills in clinical medicine and surgery.
  • Ability to write clear, concise reports and well developed communication skills.
  • Good digital literacy. (Complete MS Office package and any database management and analysis)
  • Encouraged to be a standout colleague, flexible and culturally conscious.
  • Ready to work in difficult environmental conditions.
  • Ability to accept the possibility of insecurity in the locality and obey security rules and standard operating procedures.


Standards of Professional Conduct: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowance.

Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.  International allowances are not available for this position. Salary and employee benefits are compliant to the Kenyan NGO Sector. 

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and 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.


Please take note that International Rescue Committee (IRC) does not ask for any fees in connection with its recruitment processes.




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