Medical Supervisor – Teknaf

Terre des hommes Foundation Child Relief, Tangayal, Bangladesh
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Job Summary

Job Description

Medical Supervisor

Position Start Date : 15th of May 2019

Duration : 6 months (CDM)

Location : Teknaf, Bangladesh

Terre des hommes does not set closing dates for this position; recruitment is on-going until the position is filled

Tdh :

Terre des hommes (Tdh) is the leading Swiss organisation for children’s aid. Since 1960, Tdh has helped build a better future for deprived children and their communities, making an impact with innovative and sustainable solutions. Active in more than 45 countries, Tdh works with local and international partners to develop and implement field projects which improve the daily lives of over 3 million children and their relatives, in the domains of health, protection and emergency relief. This engagement is financed by individual and institutional support, with administrative costs kept to a minimum.

Context :

Tdh has been present in Bangladesh since 1974 and in Cox’s Bazar since October 2017 following the arrival of 700 000 Rohingya refugees coming from Myanmar. Tdh is setting up a multisectoral and integrated humanitarian response in the camps, through Child protection, Wash, nutrition and health activities. In 2018, a new operational base has been open in Teknaf, south of Cox’s Bazar and home to 130 000 refugees in order to run a Primary Health Care Facility (Open 24/7 with 300 to 400 consultations a day),sanitation and waste treatment activities and case management for vulnerable children.

A PHC manager is currently in charge of running the facility and coordinating the different teams. An additional resource, medical supervisor, is needed to support the work of the PHC manager notably when it comes to following up the doctors team (6 persons), training staff, creating/revising SOPs and protocols and more globally ensure the highest possible quality of care.

A professional sense of security, confidentiality, and proper representation is paramount.

The incumbent will conduct his or her duties in respect of the Charter of Terre des hommes and Tdh Child Protection Policy.

Terre des hommes expects that its contractors’ professional conduct reflect proper behaviour in accordance with local culture and traditions. The incumbent assures the moral protection of the name of Terre des hommes and defends in all circumstances the interests of the movement.

Tdh intervenes without any affiliation for politics, religion or financial profit. The incumbent will direct his or her activities and engagements without preoccupation of political, racial or religious affiliation.

Responsibilities :

  • Assure through excellent medical knowledge and skills appropriate diagnosis, prescriptions, treatment and respectful care of patients

  • Manage, train and supervise the medical team

  • Assistance PHC manager to organize and complete needed protocols, policies, SOPs for PHC

  • In PHC every day- Continuous on-the-job teaching of up to date practices, Oversight, mentoring and education of PHC staff

  • Relay to PHC manager the needs (medications, education, protocols, policies) and the problematic areas that need attention

  • Ensure integrated medical and protection care through emergency, outpatient and inpatient department services

  • Propose modifications to current medical care management, implementing them once approved by The Health Advisor

  • Ensure quality of care by giving on-going training to the multidisciplinary medical/paramedical team, reviewing complicated cases and providing technical advice

  • Ensure that professional autonomy and confidentiality are respected, and demonstrate a good attitude and bedside manner towards patients and their caregivers

  • Monitor the proper functioning of the department and its patient flow; provide advice on the organisation of different areas, including admission, transfer and discharge criteria

  • Provide advice on the procedure for referrals

  • Provide advice on medical protocols and process in line with Country & health sector protocols

  • Contribute to data analysis, monitoring and reporting with a view to improving quality of care

Depending on our activities and needs, your responsibilities may be adapted and evolve.

Available by phone after hours

Profile :

  • Medical doctor degree

  • A minimum of 2 years professional experience

  • Recent clinical experience (at least six months within the last 24 months)

  • IT skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

  • Fluency in English

  • Available for a minimum three months

  • Commitment to Tdh and its work/values

  • Strong team player

  • Willingness to work in all kinds of contexts worldwide, including unstable areas

  • Adaptable and able to work in a multicultural team

  • Flexible and able to manage stress

  • Self-driven with a solution-orientated approach

  • Ability to train others

  • Experience working in developing countries

  • People management experience

  • Training in emergency medicine

  • Experience of outbreak management

Salary :

Expatriate contract under Swiss regulations 2’950 CHF (~2’550 €) < > 4'300 CHF (~3’700 €) net /month according to experience x 13, Holidays: 25 days per year. Local accommodation and transportation, Health insurance, accident and medical repatriation insurance, return flight.

Position subject to funding. Duration 6 months, more if funding available.

Tdh Global Code of Conduct and Risk Management Policies :

  • Fully complies with Tdh’s Global Code of Conduct and systematically reports any breach to the Code through the whistleblowing procedure: raises awareness within the Foundation on abuse and violence and the rights deriving therefrom, respecting the rights and dignity of children, members of the communities and our own Staff

  • Commits to respecting Risk Management Policies including: Safeguarding Policies (Child Safeguarding Policy, Policy on the Protection against Sexual Exploitation and the Directive on Staff Misconduct at the Workplace), Safety and Security Policy and Anti-Fraud/Corruption and Prevention of the Financing of Criminal Activities Policies

  • Commits to reducing the risk of abuse and harm by developing a culture of open and informed leadership within the organization and in our work with children and the communities in which we intervene in.

We offer an exciting and varied work, useful and meaningful, in a team that wants to make a difference for vulnerable children.

Are you interested? Do you want to face this challenge?

Procedure :

Please applying directly online:

Application files sent through our official website will be processed only if complete (CV + cover letter). Additional documents (diplomas, work certificates, etc.) will be requested at a later stage.

We will be in touch with the shortlisted candidates only in the selection process – with the large number of applications received, we unfortunately cannot provide personal follow-up to the larger candidate pool. Thanks for your understanding.

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