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Clinical Officer

Uganda (Uganda)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Uganda (Uganda)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Medical Practitioners
  • Closing Date: 2020-10-01

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Requisition ID: req7766

Job Title: Clinical Officer

Sector: Health

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Uganda

Job Description


Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee is a world leader in relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict development services for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression. The IRC is currently working in over 25 countries around the world, addressing both the immediate and lifesaving needs of conflict affected people in emergencies and the reconstruction needs of post-conflict societies. 

The IRC has been working in Uganda since 1998 supporting IDPs, refugees and local communities. IRC Uganda has it country office in Kampala and regional offices in Kitgum Moroto, and Yumbe. The current program portfolio includes health, protection and rule of law, women’s protection and empowerment, and economic recovery and development programming


Under the supervision of The Medical Officer, the clinical officer shall be responsible for patient consultations & drug prescription in line with the Uganda Clinical Guideline & WHO protocol.

H/She shall provide mentorship to the nurses & Laboratory staffs and assess gaps in patient care/management.

S/He shall monitor the stock level of both pharmaceutics & Laboratory supplies.


  • S/He shall participate in patient consultations and discussion of cases with the doctors over best management suited to the patient’s condition.
  • S/He shall attend to emergency cases while on duty
  • S/He shall arrange the lab & nursing time table and ensuring the health facility is cover by the clinical team.
  • S/He shall provide spot checks on the procedure performed by the nurses/lad personnel.
  • S/He shall provide on job mentorship to the nurses, CME presentation and active involvement in mortality audits.
  • H/She shall perform quick evaluation for patients for Referral to tertiary level of care in the absence of a medical officer.
  • Maintain a good record keeping system and undertake continuous monitoring and regular evaluation of the project activities.
  • Ensure that Medicines, medical supplies and other commodities stocks are monitored.



Holds a diploma in clinical medicine from a reputable clinical institution with at least a year experience preferably in a humanitarian setting. Must be registered with the professional body and have a valid practice license.


·At least two (2) years of prior professional experience in a similar post, preferably with an international Organization, implementing PHC services in a humanitarian setting.

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to: Medical officer

Position directly supervises: Nurses.


The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

 Deadline for receiving applications is Friday January 24th, 2020

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis


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