Job Advertisement-Clinical Officer

This position is open to only South Sudanese nationals

Job title Covid-19 Clinical Officers (3)
Department Programs
Reports to COVID-19 Project Manager
Location Yambio, South Sudan
Closing Date 30th June - 2020

Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB) is an international developmental organization that believes in a world in which every human life is valued, and health and human dignity are shared by all. We believe that access to quality healthcare is a basic human right. For more than 100 years, we have worked with global partners to deliver locally sustainable, quality healthcare solutions to women, children and their communities.

We believe change starts with her. We work tirelessly for women’s and children’s health because they are disproportionately affected by illness and poverty. We know that healthy, educated, and empowered women are better able to raise healthy, educated, and confident children, and that communities depend on their livelihoods. We’re making an impact – learn more about CMMB here www.cmmb.org.

CMMB is committed to learning and evolving in order to successfully achieve impact in its strategy and will have strong vertical and horizontal team structures in alignment to the global strategy in order to encourage accountability, communication, and effective project management.

We believe in people. We strive to live out our core values of collaboration, love, excellence and respect every day. We provide our employees with a competitive salary and a meaningful benefits package, with opportunities to learn and grow. We especially encourage all persons of diverse backgrounds to apply. Read more from our President & CEO below.

CMMB has been working in South Sudan for over 10 years. CMMB works to ensure that the most vulnerable populations, especially mothers and children, have access to quality services in health care, health promotion and illness prevention.

Covid-19 Emergency Program

CMMB South Sudan is proactively involved in the Covid-19 emergency response in Western Equatoria, working closely with the State Ministry of Health and WHO led State Taskforce, and UN and INGO partners. CMMB South Sudan recently established triage facilities in the three hospitals in Yambio, Ezo and Nzara, and are currently preparing to set up Isolation Centers in the three counties. The Centre will be led by a Medical Doctor who is also the Covid-19 Project Manager for the region. The Isolation Centre team will liaise with the Ministry of Health and WHO teams as well as the Rapid Response Team responsible for testing and contact tracing in the county.

Position Overview

CMMB South Sudan invites applications from experienced persons to fill three positions of Clinical Officer in the above mentioned 3 counties of Western Equatoria. The primary responsibility of the Clinical Officer is to implement medical services in an emergency hospital setting in the context of Covid-19. These services will principally be the admission and management of the Covid-19 cases in the isolation ward based in Yambio/Nzara/Ezo. The Clinical Officer will report directly to the Covid-19 Emergency Response Project Manager and will be based in one of the 3 urban centers of Western Equatoria mentioned above.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSABILITIES :

  • Implement medical services for Covid-19 patients in the isolation ward according to the relevant South Sudan adopted Ministry of Health guidelines for the management of Covid-19 patients.
  • Actively triage patients on admission based on their conditions and design a management plan.
  • Refer more complicated cases to the medical officers for advanced management.
  • Part of the wider medical team involved in the 24-hour intensive management of Corvid 19 patients in the isolation ward.
  • Clinical review of the patients during the morning and evening ward rounds either independently or with the support of the medical doctors and other senior staff involved in the management of Corvid patients.
  • Analyze training needs and institute trainings for staff members as required, with an emphasis on hands on training
  • Collaborate with recognized health authorities, health agencies, and other stakeholders in the joint management of Covid-19 cases.
  • Work with logistic team to ensure regular and adequate drug and medical supplies in order to avoid stock outs especially PPEs and other cleaning supplies.
  • Establish/utilize standardized data collection tools and train staff on accurate data collection
  • Support other senior medical officers in performing other more advanced procedures like tracheal intubation.
  • Participate in professional medication education to the staff in new advances in Covid-19 management and other refresher courses deemed necessary.
  • Supervise and ensure that all the infection prevention precures are followed according to the standards expected in the isolation ward.
  • Assist in the hiring of necessary staff members.
  • Represent and actively participate in coordination meetings with other stake holders involved in the Covid-16 response in the isolation ward.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Diploma or a degree in clinical medicine from a reputable institute
  • Registered as a Clinical Officer in South Sudan and licensed to practice.
  • Computer literate with proficiency in Microsoft office programs, medical databases

SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum of 3 years of professional experience required, of which 1 years should be in a hospital setting. Experience working with an NGO in an emergency setting is an advantage.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and reasoning skills with ability to think and act on a wimp.
  • Knowledge of clinical medicine theory and practice, as well as knowledge of the South Sudan Ministry of Health and WHO guidelines for Covid-19 case management and treatment
  • Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions and judgments independently on sensitive, confidential
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
  • Demonstrates cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible, emotional maturity and physical stamina
  • Ability to lead a team, to initiate activities, delegate, manage and contribute to a team building environment
  • Ability to maintain performance expectation and motivate clinical teams in a psychologically stressful environment and hardship condition with limited resources.
  • Commitment to CMMB’s vision, mission, core values and code of conduct
  • Knowledge and Practice of universal infection prevention standards
  • Fluency in spoken and written English language, knowledge of Arabic an advantage.

Notice:

The position is a temporary position for an initial period of 6 months and is open to South Sudanese nationals only. The job offer is subject to funding availability and may extend beyond the initial 6 months. CMMB will make all efforts to protect all frontline staff through the provision of protective equipment.

How to apply

Applicants should submit their application, including a cover letter, CV detailing work history and current responsibilities, 3 references and your daytime cell phone contact to [email protected] by latest the 30th of June, 2020. Only individuals who meet the above-mentioned qualifications will be shortlisted and contacted. To learn more about us, visit our website at www.cmmb.org.

The position is a temporary position for an initial period of 6 months and is open to South Sudanese nationals only. The job offer is subject to funding availability and may extend beyond the initial 6 months. CMMB will make all efforts to protect all frontline staff through the provision of protective equipment.

Interested persons with the above qualifications should submit their application and CV to the following address:

CMMB Yambio Office

Human Resource Office

Gbudue Stadium Road, Block 9, Plot No.93,

Yambio, WES

Email address: [email protected] CMMB Juba Office

Juba Operations Office

Rahwa Building, plot 710 -3K, Kololo Juba,

Juba CE State, South Sudan

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.