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Requisition ID: req3509

Job Title: Medical Doctor -Azraq

Sector: Health

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Location: Jordan

Job Description

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 primary and reproductive health care needs of the  Syrian refugees and vulnerable host community members through two clinics based in Ramtha and Mafraq and Syrian refugees through  the Zaatari and Azraq  camp clinic.

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 selected IRC health facilities 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:

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

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


External: None   


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:  This position will be primarily based in the IRC primary health care  facilities in Azraq . 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.