Job at ARC : Medical Doctor (Deadline: 08 November 2018)

Job at ARC : Medical Doctor  (Deadline: 08 November 2018)

Job at ARC : Medical Doctor (Deadline: 08 November 2018)


ARC 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. ARC presently works in and with partners in ten countries globally.

ARC has consistently operated in Rwanda since 1994, and today has a strong and committed team of over 200 regular, full-time national staff and partners – implementing programs in Primary health care, RH, HIV and Nutrition, WASH, Shelter/Infrastructure, and SGBV & Protection.

ARC is looking for qualified, self-driven and committed individual – in the position of MEDICAL DOCTOR to be based full time in Mahama Refugee Camp in Kirehe District.


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
  • Provide technical support to Nurses and Lab Technicians through regular meetings, mentorship, and organizing on the job training for technical health facility staff
  • Participate in reporting and analyzing monthly, quarterly and annual reports, including stock reports on pharmaceuticals and HIS data
  • 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
  • Treatment and early referral of medical, surgical and obstetric emergencies

Minimum qualifications:

  • Medical Doctor from a recognized university with full registration and current practicing license with a relevant professional body (Rwanda Medical Council)
  • A minimum of 5 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.


N.B: Any applicant to this position must have fulfilled/finished their commitment to serve in the public sector as required by Ministry of Health guidelines. Any applicant who does not fulfill/meet this requirement will be automatically disqualified.

Submit 1 page Cover letter, an updated CV (maximum three pages) and names, title, and contacts of three professional referees, to include most current employer/supervisor – via email to [email protected] with the POSITION applied for clearly indicated in the subject line. The deadline for submission of applications is 8th November 2018 at 17:00hrs.

Only applications received through the stated email address will be considered. 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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