Medical Doctor (General Surgeon) – Abudwak Hospital -Galmudug State of Somalia

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Galmudug, State of Somalia

Description :

Terms of Reference

Vacancy: Medical Doctor (General Surgeon)

I. General Information


Post/Title Medical Doctor (General Surgeon)
Date of issue 04/01/2021
Duty Station Abudwak Hospital -Galmudug State of Somalia
Duration of Assignment 10 months.
Level of Assignment Local Consultant
Deadline for applications 18/01/2021


II. Background Information

About MIDAThe Migration for Development in Africa (MIDA) Somalia programme supports the mobilization of resources and expertise of the Somali diaspora to contribute to the stabilization and development of Somalia, while ensuring that skills and knowledge are transferred to the host institutions and retained by local staff once the diaspora experts complete their assignments.

About institution  

Abudwak Hospital aka Midnimo Hospital is located in the Northwest side of the Abudwak town in Abudwak district of Galgadud region-Galmudug State of Somalia, the premises.

The premises of the facility is public community and about 55-65 bed Hospital run by the MOH Galmudug in collaboration with Mercy USA for aid and development since January 2019 in the implementation of the SHINE SUPPLY project.

This is a health and nutrition program. The health components are: over fives and under-five OPD consultations, antenatal care, Postnatal care, Maternity, Paediatric inpatients, SC, operating theatre, laboratory, pharmacy, sterilization and isolation part. There are also an office and two stores.

The nutrition components are SC and OTP.

The Hospital has now a Gyn/Obs Doctor and there is a potential need for Surgical Doctor that covers the immediate need of this Community.

III. Activities / Key Results Expected 

Under the overall supervision of the MIDA expert, the local expert will be responsible for the following tasks:–       To perform his/her professional duties under the supervision of SMO

–       To support the management of the Maternity and post-delivery wards in cooperation with the nursing staff.

–       To perform pre-operative assessments for gynaecological and obstetric patients, emergency triage and resuscitation (when appropriate)

–       To conduct ward rounds and out-patient consultations according to good clinical practice

–       To discharge patients with appropriate instructions for further and out-patient care

–       To work according to the Ministry of Health and local Hospital guidelines, ensure national standards are maintained and adhere to universal precautions

–       To liaise as requested with local health authorities and other health providers.

–       To supervise and provide training for local personnel, where appropriate.

–       To develop further skills where possible.

–       To ensure all documentation meets local medico-legal requirements and that statistical data is collected, using the health monitoring system, and to incorporate information in regular reports.

IV. Target Outputs (Measurable Results)

Concrete deliverables to be produced/undertaken by the local consultant during the assignment:To be specified in the work plan of the local consultant.

V: MIDA requirements

Besides the specific outputs mentioned in section IV, MIDA is requiring the following actions to be undertaken throughout the assignment. These are standard requirements for all assignments under this project:

  1. Knowledge and skill training: The main objective of this is for the local consultant to acquire continuous and systematic knowledge and skills as related to the assignment. It should be agreed with the beneficiary institution that the local consultant should be assigned to a diaspora expert in order to benefit from their knowledge and skills. There are templates/tools for the local consultant to facilitate, outline and take stock of the trainings received, competencies gained and the different learning stages.
  2. Work plan: A work plan will have to be developed with the diaspora expert during the first week of assignment which will provide clear and time bound activities to successfully achieve the outputs of the assignment. This work plan will be shared with the IOM Project Assistant. This work plan can be revised during the mid-term review to reflect new developments or changes in strategy.
  3. Mid Term Review: there will be a mid-term review of the assignment between the local consultant and the diaspora expert and the beneficiary institution to discuss the performance of the local consultant.
  4. Interim and Final Reports: A progress report will be submitted by the local consultant to the diaspora expert and to the IOM Project Assistant. Thereafter a final report will be provided at the end of assignment.

V: Qualifications

Level of Education: MD
Area of Study: General Practitioner (Surgeon)
Years of work experience in what area(s): More than five years
Languages needed: English and Somali
General Skills / Other Requirements: ·       Ability to work long Hours,·       Able work under pressure,

·       have a good practical and management skills

·       Good communication skills

·       Compassion and good bedside manner

·       Motivated to continue learning

VI: Subsistence Allowance

IOM will liaise with the local consultant, the donor and IOM’s partners to determine an allowance necessary for the local consultant to be successful in his or her assignment.

How to apply :

To apply please send your CV (with two professional references including their email and phone number) and a cover letter by email to PDF format is preferred. Kindly write Medical Doctor (General Surgeon) Galmudug State in the subject field of the email when sending the application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

VII: Security and insurance modalities

The local MIDA participant will be covered by medical insurance during his assignment provided by IOM during the assignment.   The Local MIDA Participant shall provide a medical certificate confirming fitness-to-work to IOM/MIDA SOMALIA prior to the commencement of his assignment.

Please note that IOM, according to the contract, will not be responsible for the security of the local expert. The host institution will be responsible for the security of the individual.

The local consultant is solely responsible for payment of any applicable taxes on the allowances or any other payments received under this Contract. This obligation shall survive the termination or expiration of this Contract.

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