Job Information Female Medical Doctor - Sinjar (re-advertised) NGO Information
NGO Name Medair
Contact Name HR
Contact Email
Job Information
Contract Duration To be decided
Governorate Duhok
Job Shift
Nationality National
Working Hours Full Time
Posted 2017-09-25
Minimum Education Bachelor Degree
Degree Title MBChB or equivalent degree
Minimum Experience 2 Year
Required Travel 25%
Job Status
No Of Jobs 1
Published Date 2018-02-18
Deadline Date 2018-03-10
[Duhok,Iraq ]



Female Medical Doctor


Based from the Medair Sinuni base, Sinjar, Ninewa Governorate, with frequent trips to locations in Sinjar District and possible trips to the Medair Duhok Office.


Health Officer and Health Manager


The Medical Doctor will deliver life-saving essential primary health care to conflict affected populations of Ninewa and Duhok Governorates as part of the Medical Team.


ECHO funded action “Emergency Response Program for Conflict Affected Populations in Iraq” will provide essential primary health care services for IDP and host community populations in Ninewa, Kirkuk and Salah-al-Din Governorates to help prevent avoidable morbidity and mortality through existing and emergency response medical teams.





Health Manager, Health Project Manager, Health Officer, Security Officer, Drivers, other members of the medical team, and project support team, comprising finance, logistics, and HR.


Community leaders, UN agencies, other humanitarian actors, local health providers, IDP and host community households, security personnel at check points.





·         Uphold the humanitarian principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and independence

·         Respect the Medair values at all times, both within and outside of working hours

·         Know, understand, and comply with Medair internal policies and procedures

·         Adhere to Medair Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) Handbook and regulations

·         Be prepared to work in Ninewa and Duhok Governorate and to relocate at short notice

·         Work closely with all members of the ER health team to provide the highest possible quality of care

·         Treat all patients and their relatives with respect and dignity

·         Maintain confidentiality for all patients


Specific Responsibilities


Curative Health Care:

·         Provide consultations for all patients attending mobile clinic with appropriate investigations, diagnosis and treatment of illnesses based on Iraqi or International guidelines.

·         Order and interpret appropriate laboratory tests as needed.

·         Prescribe appropriate medications as per guidelines, ensuring patients understand instructions for dose and correct use.

·         Identify all patients requiring secondary care and refer appropriately according to clinic protocol.

·         Identify all patients requiring emergency care, stabilise condition and refer according to clinic protocols.

·         Perform wound care and appropriate minor procedures as per training received and following strict sterile techniques.

·         Maintain high levels of hygiene at all times observing universal precautions.

Preventative Health Care:

·         Identify all children and women requiring immunisations and refer appropriately as per clinic guidelines.

·         Provide Family planning services for women including education, advice, prescription of appropriate method and follow up care.

·         Provide antenatal care for pregnant women according to Iraqi and international guidelines.

·         Provide postnatal care and follow-up for women according to Iraqi and international guidelines.

·         Provide neonatal care for newborns according to Iraqi and international guidelines.

·         Provide patients with education on prevention of illness, proper nutrition, and good hygiene practices.

Additional duties:

·         Identify any outbreak prone diseases and immediately inform appropriate authorities and/or Health Manager for further investigation and follow up.

·         Keep clear and up to date records in a confidential manner and assist Health Manager in compilation of weekly and monthly reports to DoH, Medair, WHO and other organisations as requested.

·         Attend training sessions arranged by Medair, DoH and other organisations as required by Medair Management Team.

·         Assist with the translation of documents from English to Arabic / Arabic to English as required, especially medical /technical terms.

·         Assist the Health Manager with rapid needs and health assessments if requested.

·         Prepare and give trainings as asked by Health Manager or Health Project Manager.

·         Any other reasonable duties as requested by the Management Team.


Staff Safety and Security

·         Ensure personal understanding of Medair Standard Operating Procedures and Contingency Plans as documented in the Medair Iraq Security Plan.

·         Comply with Medair security procedures at all times, remaining aware of the security situation in office and clinic locations at all times.

·         Report any security incidents or concerns to the Medair Security Focal Point immediately.

·         Report any issues regarding workplace practices to appropriate ER Manager.



·         Ensure the ER MMU pharmacist and/or logistics team is notified of any needs regarding medications, supplies and equipment in the clinic.

Qualifications & Preferred Skills





Vocational qualification

MBChB or equivalent degree

Specialist in General Medicine, Family Medicine or Gynaecology

Work experience

At least three years of post-qualification work experience in relevant field


Two years of additional specialty experience

One year of previous NGO experience, directly implementing a health project


Strong working knowledge of Kurdish/Arabic and English (spoken and written)

Strong working knowledge of Kurdish/Arabic and Turkmen

IT & Communications

Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook


Working knowledge of Power Point











Enjoys a challenge and works hard to achieve objectives

Able to solve problems independently

Passionate about serving those in need, no matter the ethnic background

Self-motivated and Enthusiastic

Desire to learn new skills and different approaches to situations



Team building

Team player with good interpersonal skills

Experience of working in a diverse team with different cultures, backgrounds, and beliefs

Experience in training or mentoring others




Willing and able to work under pressure, in challenging situations, with security risks, and to manage personal stress levels

Ready to work in Ninewa and Duhok Governorate

Able to adapt communication strategies for different situations

Willing to work extra hours when needed

Willingness to be stretched professionally and personally



Technical expertise

Good communication and interpersonal skills

Good time management and organisational skills

Thorough knowledge of common acute and chronic disease processes, communicable diseases, management and treatment

Working knowledge of locally significant outbreak prone diseases

Excellent administration, organization, planning and time management skills



Management and Leadership

Able to take initiative without constant direction

Ability to encourage and motivate others

Experience as a clinical team leader

Ability to work within hostile environments and deal with conflict





Position will be based in the Medair Sinuni Office, with frequent field trips and travel within the Dohuk and Ninewa Governorates including overnight stays at the Medair Base Sinuni up to 4-5 nights a week.

Working hours will be 08:00 to 17:00 with 60 minutes for lunch.






According to Medair standard salary scale






Type of contract:

Fixed Term Contract


Planned start date:

As soon as possible



As required


Duration of commitment:

To be decided



This job description covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the sort of tasks that are anticipated proactively from staff. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organisational needs.

How To Apply

APPLY: All applicants should send a cover letter and an updated CV no longer than four pages, both in English. Your CV should also include contact details of two professional references.

(Please mention your permanent address in your CVs)

Submit CV To:


Before Applying please read the below notes:

•       Please write the position title in the subject line (Female Medical Doctor)

•       CVs without position subject will not be considered

•       Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

•       Closing date for applications  10 March, 2018.

·         We will be reviewing the CVs on continues basis and the position can be filled even before the closing date.

·         Please do not apply if you are not willing to travel with the team to Sinjar district and stay for 4 to 5 nights per week.

 ·         Incomplete applications will not be considered

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