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Volunteer - Doctors needed in, Bangladesh (M.D, D.O, P.A)

Dhaka (Bangladesh) | Cox's Bazaar

Seeking volunteer medical doctors to support the Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh.

MTI has been assessing the humanitarian disaster in Bangladesh and it is clear that the Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh is different to many other refugee crises. In a little over a month, the Rohingya displacement has quickly risen to become an urgent humanitarian crisis as more than 600,000 refugees have fled a military crackdown in Myanmar and sought refuge in Bangladesh. Thousands of refugees live in horrible conditions, lacking clean water, sanitation and shelter with a high probability of disease outbreaks that could spread to threaten thousands of lives. The needs are great and they not being adequately met. Working in close coordination with our Integral Alliance partners and the UN, we’ve determined that MTI can have a significant and positive impact in the Rohingya crisis. The successful candidate will be supporting our health operations in our community health worker project, and the establishment and management of a Diarrhea Center.

Background: Medical Teams International is a humanitarian organization that had activities in 27 countries, and assisted nearly three million people in 2016. Medical Teams International has been working in some of the most challenging environments since the 1970s and seeks to boldly break barriers to health and restore wholeness in a hurting world. Our team of professionals in country and around the world are working tirelessly to bring relief and advancing health for people affected by disasters, conflict, and inequity. Medical Teams International is a proven and successful organization that is ready, skilled, focused, and faithful. We are compelled by compassion; called to action; and committed to the communities we serve.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

· Provide emergency care for affected population according to internationally accepted standards.

· Oversee and manage triage.

· Examine, diagnose and treat patients in the out patient clinic according to the guidelines and available protocols.

· Conduct daily rounds of non-surgical patients and plan discharges.

· Utilize and improve on standardized data collection tools and train staff on accurate data collection.

· Collect and analyze emergency services data to adjust project objectives and implementation processes.

· Assess training needs and institute hiring/training of necessary staff and community healthcare workers.

· Work with Medical Director and Team Leader to implement standardized internal reporting

· Work with logistics and pharmacy to ensure regular and adequate drug and surgical supplies in order to avoid stock-outs.

· Collaborate with recognized health authorities, health agencies, donors and other stakeholders to utilize standardized reporting practices and information sharing.

· Actively participate in coordination meetings and other relevant meetings.

· Conduct initial needs assessments and determine areas of assistance.

· Monitor and coordinate emergency program activities assigned for the project.

· Identify prevalent epidemic diseases in urban or camp settings and set up appropriate strategies to be implemented in case of epidemics and other health needs.

· Act upon suspected or confirmed communicable diseases according to the protocols and inform the Medical director.

· Anticipate changing needs and emergencies.

· Other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.


· Minimum medical degree M.D, D.O, P.A

***Master’s in Public Health an advantage.

· Minimum of 1 years of experience required, or equivalent combination of education and experience of which 1-2 years should be of developing country experience or resource deprived environment.

· Experience in overseas programs relating to primary health care, maternal and child health, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, and communicable diseases on advantage.

· Must be able to deploy to emergencies on short notice.

· Previous NGO experience an advantage.

· Will have excellent communications skills, both oral and written.

· Will have excellent self-motivation skills.

· Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently.

· Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations.

· Ability to relate to and motivate local staff effectively.

· Creativity and the ability to work with limited resources.

For more information please visit:


· December 14th – January 15th

For additional information please visit:

Submit an online application here.

Interested VOLUNTEERS who meet the criteria should email their materials for consideration to;

We will ask for the following documents:

· Current resume/CV

· Color passport scan

· Copy of current medical license

· Yellow fever vaccination


Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: MTI - Medical Teams International
  • Location: Dhaka (Bangladesh) | Cox's Bazaar
  • Grade: Volunteer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2017-12-01

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