International Rescue Committee
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Medical Doctor

Job Description and Requirements

Background/IRC Summary:  

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

Since 2007, IRC has worked with refugees and other vulnerable populations in Jordan.  IRC’s programs in Jordan focus on urban interventions in the north that address gender-based violence specifically violence against women and girls for Syrian refugees and host community members as well as reproductive health care to Syrian refugees through two clinics based in Ramtha and Mafraq.  Since January 2013, IRC also carries out Child Protection programs in Syrian refugee camps, providing specialized services for the identification, support and protection of unaccompanied children (UAC) and other children at risk.


Job Overview/Summary: The medical doctor will provide professional medical care to the highest quality and in accordance with national and international laws and standards. The position will be responsible for providing clinical care to the patients at the IRC health facility at irbid  operating at the primary level of health care. 


Major Responsibilities: The medical doctor will be specifically responsible for conducting the following activities:

  • Provide daily curative services for general diseases at the clinic for the cases at the PHC level
  • Provides a referral base at the health facility for more severe cases to other specialized services
  • Manage and provide directions for the staff in health facility for day to day activities
  • Support the needs of systems and databases as required to ensure proper care of patients
  • Liaise with pharmacies, laboratories and other providers as needed to ensure quality care
  • Report needs and concerns to the Senior Health Officer (in charge)
  • Participates in "Performance Improvement" activities as appropriate
  • Acknowledges patient’s rights on confidentiality issues, maintains patient confidentiality at all times
  • Demonstrate good communication skills and adequate respect for patients and their families
  • Perform tasks as needed by the Senior Health Officer (in charge) that are relevant to the position




Key Working Relationships:


Position Reports to:  Senior Health Officer (in charge)
Position directly supervises: None

Indirect Reporting: Health Manager
Other Internal and/or external contacts.

Internal: Nurses, midwife and other health staff deployed at the health facility  


External: None   


Job Requirements:

Education: A certified medical doctor

Work Experience: 1 to 3 years work experience as a medical Practitioner  

      Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  •  Ability to exercise sound judgment and make clinical decisions independently
  • Ability to relate to and motivate local staff effectively
  • Have a minimum administrative background and be able to take on medical/non-medical responsibilities from time to time to cover for other team members
  • Committed to helping refugees and working within IRC clinic protocols.

Language Skills: Fluent in Arabic. Basic knowledge of English.

Certificates or Licenses: Be certified to practice medicine in Jordan as a doctor and have any other the necessary certification from the government, and maintain his/her license throughout the duration of employment with the IRC    


This job description can be modified at any time according to changes in the IRC activities or in the context


Working Environment:  The IRC is providing Primary health Care services to the Syrian Refugees and vulnerable Jordanian communities in Mafraq and Irbid  Ramtha through fixed clinics and mobile clinics and is planning to start health care delivery at the primary level in Mafraq Fixed clinic\. This position will be primarily based in the IRC health Irbid clinic but will also provide the required services as clinician in Mafraq and mobile fixed and mobile clinics as and when needed. The security situation in the IRC intervention areas is generally calm and the security department of IRC shares regular security updates to keep the management and staff informed about the new developments.