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Medical Team Leader
International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future.


 Salary: $1000-$1500
 Applicants: Females are strongly encouraged to apply
 Section/Unit: Health & Nutrition
 Grade Level: 7B
 Supervisor: Health Manager
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Gadaref
 Duration: 12 Months
 Closing Date: 27 March 2023


The Medical team leader will be part of a health team that will support the implementation of the IRC’s health programs in Gedaref at project locations that will  ensure  the delivery  of  high-quality health services, Support and supervise delivery of primary health services in health clinics, ensure availability of all supplies and equipment needed in PHCCs, Initiate, coordinate, and accelerate all planned training activities in collaboration with SMOH to build capacity of project staff & Support health officer and clinics in charge in management of health staff and liaise with health manager, health coordinator, HR, and field coordinator to address any emerging issues for staff at the health implementation sites in Gedaref.

 Duties and responsibilities:

  • Monitoring of health project implementation   
  • Take a key role in coordinating Health and Nutrition activities and ensure budget expenditure coincide with agreed upon activities on timely manner. 
  • Ensure that all reports are compiled and submitted weekly and monthly reports & whenever requested. 
  • Participate and represent IRC in meetings with ministry of health and other partners as needed.
  • Ensure provision of quality health services at all levels. 
  • Ensure availability of all supplies and equipment needed for health projects in collaboration with pharmacy officer for medical supplies and logistics for rehabilitations and furnishing 
  • Conduct training need assessment and prepare plans for staff capacity building 
  • Coaching of field staff.
  • Ensure availability of all supplies and equipment needed for project implementation
  • Ensure provision of quality health care at all levels. 
  • Ensure support to the referral of sick patients to secondary health care 
  • The Medical team leader will be responsible for the management of the health staff 
  • Meetings with health staff and community volunteer groups to share information and encourage feedback
  • Participate and represent IRC in community meetings & partners meeting
  • Ensure availability of MOH/WHO guidelines and protocols at the health clinics and ensure that the medical assistants are using them as reference while carrying out clinical consultations.
  • Make sure that data collections forms, patient registers are availed to the clinics for service data capturing 
  • To participate in any activity as assigned by Line manager 

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:


  • Qualified Medical Doctor/ public health, from a recognized Medical University.


Work Experience: 

  • At least 4 years or more experience working in a health project, 
  • At least 4 years’ experience working with NGOs
  • Ability and flexibility to understand and work within the cultural and political environment 


Demonstrated Skills and Competencies: 

  • Professional skills to provide sensitive and appropriate medical care 
  • Familiarity with the local context: language, culture, etc. 
  • Ability to maintain beneficiary confidentiality and respect at all times is essential.
  • Sensitivity and diplomacy to provide Primary health and reproductive health care 


Demonstrated Managerial/Leadership Competencies:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, good spoken and written English for concise reporting. 
  • Able to provide positive and negative feedback in a sensitive manner 
  • Ability to coordinate activities with other teams
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Able to with little supervision



  • Fluency Spoken and written English


Computer/Other Tech Requirements:

  • Basic computer Literacy: Word and Excel will be an added advantage
  • Able to work remains productive under difficult and high pressure situations with the ability to prioritize effectively, and respects and adheres to deadlines.

Standard of Professional Conduct


IRC and IRC employees are required to abide by the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct which are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, 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 & Equal Opportunity

We are committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer generous 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 allowances. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. 


Data Confidentiality:

Ensuring the non-disclosure of any information whatsoever relating to the practices and business of IRC acquired in the course of duty, to any other person or organization without authority, except in the normal execution of duty.

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