Medical Officer , Somalia

Employer: Trocaire
Location: Somalia

Gedo Regional Health Programme is a project of Trocaire Somalia country office and supports health care programmes in Gedo Region, Somalia. The Medical Officer will be essential in strengthening and ensuring quality of the existing clinical health services delivery in Gedo.

Main Purpose of Role

Reporting to the Zonal Coordinator, the Medical Officer is responsible for the provision of a high quality clinical service to hospital patients. Within a multi disciplinary team, she/he will review the general medical and surgical needs of the patients in Belet Xaawo and Luuq Hospitals in Gedo region and she/he will work alongside the DHB staff, delivering on job training and mentoring staff in all departments and programmes at the district level.

Key Duties & Responsibilities include but not limited to:

Working with Matron, PHS, DHB and TrĂ³caire staffs, the Medical Officer will ensure that the clinical services at hospital, MCH 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.

She/he will perform certain specified emergency surgeries including Caesarean sections, as required.

She/he will provide continuous on-job mentoring and training for nurses and midwives in clinical skills and good patient care.

She /He will lead by example, working to the highest standards of professionalism, ethics and integrity

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 HMIS 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.

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.

She/he will perform any other duties as requested by his/her line manager

Expected Outputs
Improved standards of clinical and emergency obstetric care in the district level health service
Improved capacity of nursing and midwifery staff to deliver quality health services
Improved and strengthen management of obstetric complication
Improved capacity of health service to deliver comprehensive emergency obstetric and newborn care.


Qualified Medical Doctor with CEMOC surgical skills
Minimum two years experience in working in health programmes in hardship environments
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.
Computer literate
High level of reliability, objectivity and honesty
Willingness to work in Somalia environment in unsocial hours and harsh conditions
Somali National or Somali speaker is desirable for this position


For the candidate with the required experience and passion for the role, TrĂ³caire offers a competitive package of salary and benefits.Closing date is 21st February 2017.Applications will be reviewed as they come and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.