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Doctor - MIRT


  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Kharkiv
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Medical Practitioners
    • Medical Doctor
  • Closing Date: Closed

Key working relationships:
Position Reports to: MIRT Team Lead
Position directly manages: MIRT Nurse
Internal collaborations within IRC: Health Managers, Protection Managers, Senior MHPSS
Officers, WPE Managers, CP Managers

Job Overview/Summary:

The MIRT Medical Doctor provides medical consultations offered by the MIRT unit. He/She works closely with MIRT Team Leader, MIRT Coordinator and other department managers in creating the schedule for the MIRT unit.

The Medical Doctor is responsible for outreach, and health promotion and acts as point of contact with outside entities like community organizations, and maintains strong community connections.

The Medical Doctor assures delivery of high-quality services comply with all Ministry of Health protocols and guidelines. In addition, the MIRT Medical Doctor actively participates in developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and referral pathways to higher more specialized health facilities or secondary healthcare.

Under the direct supervision of the MIRT Team Lead and MIRT Coordinator, the MIRT Medical Doctor will also coordinate with Health Coordinator as necessary.

The MIRT is a mobile unit and requires extensive travel within Kharkiv Oblast including to newly liberated areas.

Specifically, the MIRT Doctor will be responsible for:
• Manage the primary health care function of the MIRT in Kharkiv oblast.
• Supervise, provide support and training of clinical staff.
• Back up the initial diagnostic, treatment and ensure an effective referral system.
• Closely collaborate with governmental bodies, international organizations and non-governmental organizations involved in the sector of health and nutrition.
• Participate to the weekly reporting, medical statistics report.
• Analyse the nutritional and socio-economic vulnerability of the population with the support
of the Medical Coordinator.

Major Responsibilities:
• Manage the primary health care unit of the MIRT in Kharkiv.
• Supervise and provides support for MIRT medical staff
• Back up the initial diagnostic, treatment and ensure an effective referral system
• Actively participates in weekly reporting of medical statistics
• Analyze the nutritional and socio-economic vulnerability of NCD patients with the support of MHC manager and Health Coordinator
• Coordinates quality assurance of services for MIRT
• Actively participate in internal coordination mechanisms
• Actively participate in primary health care needs assessments as necessary among the conflict affected populations, with specific emphasizes on NCDs and SRH.
• Support the development of referral pathways to specialized health facilities and secondary health care.
• Support the development of referral pathways with Protection, ERD programmes.
• Work closely with the health managers and pharmacy manager to ensure availability of WHO essential medications for the MIRT at all time
• Actively supports/participate in developing and implementing strategies for improving access, quality standards, effectiveness, and participation based on statistical results, evaluations, surveys, and feedback from attendees.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Documentation and Reporting:
Support implementation of data collection, M&E and quality control measures for mobile health clinic services.
• Participate in preparation of internal reports, including submission of weekly reports to Health Coordinator.
• Support project staff to maintain program records and documentation as per project management minimum standards, including maintaining the confidentiality and security patient data
• Ensure proper documentation of patient consultation and prescription


Medical Doctor registered NHS licensing body of Ukraine.
• Minimum two years of experience working on primary health care.
• Language: Bilingual in Ukrainian and Russian required, with good verbal and writing skills in English
• Strong management skills, with experience in team management
• Experience working with partners to implement programming
• Ability to influence others to perform their jobs effectively and to be responsible for making
• Ability to work within a team structure, flexible, and can cope with stressful workloads and working with limited resources
• Desired experience in working with displaced persons and migrants
• Excellent command of the use of Microsoft Office especially Outlook, Work, Excel and Power Point
• Good communication, teamwork skills and ability to work independently

Professional Standards
The International Rescue Committee is determined to protect the people it serves and staff from all kinds of harm, including sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment. It is committed to take all necessary preventive measures and create an environment where people feel safe. IRC builds diverse and inclusive teams of professionals who promote critical reflection, power sharing, debate, and objectivity to deliver the best possible services to our clients.

IRC workers must adhere to the core values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, Equality and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces its safeguarding policies to protect adult and child clients from any form of exploitation and abuse, including sexual exploitation and abuse, and its staff from sexual harassment and violence.

Where misconduct is alleged, IRC follows a Zero tolerance approach and takes all necessary actions and corrective measures. IRC investigation unit comprises of experts and trained investigators that ensures professional survivor-centered investigations are conducted if allegations of safeguarding violations are reported through the safe and accessible reporting channels that IRC makes available to its staff, partners, and clients.

These commitments are set out in IRC’s Safeguarding Policies, accessible in English and in Ukrainian language via this link:

IRC is an active member of the Inter-Agency Working Group on Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) set-up in Ukraine.

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