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Merlin Medical Superintendent Job Vacancy in Southern Sudan

Vacant Position in Nimule- Magwi County

Merlin’s Mission

Merlin is ii British humanitarian Non Governmental Organization providing health care to populations in crises.

Merlin exists to provide an immediate and effective response to medical emergencies throughout the world. The assistance delivered by Merlin is targeted at the most vulnerable populations, who have the greatest health needs and poorest access to healthcare provision. Merlin ‘s programs are guided by the operational needs of the particular situation on the ground.

Merlin provides health care to population, regardless ofrace, religion orpoilhical affiliation to support people affected by war or natural disaster, anywhere in the world. Merlin focuses on providing quality healthcare addressing needs within the realms of infectious disease control, primary and secondary healthcare and maternal and child healthcare.

Merlin works within existing local health structures and collaborates with other agencies, where possible, to increase efficiency and effectiveness of humanitarian assistance.

The goal of the Sudan mission is to address humanitarian and health crises within southern Sudan while increasing capacity of local structures to deliver effective and quality health care services.

Job Title: Medical Superintendent
 Nimule Hospital
Program Area:
 Magwi County, Eastern Equatoria State

Responsible To:

  • Project Coordinator (Administrative)
  • Senior Health Coordinator (Technical)
Staff Directly Supervised: Hospital Senior Technical and Administrative Staff

Relationships Internally
  • Senior Health Coordinator
  • Hospital Management Team and Staff
  • Merlin Nimule Project Staff
Relationships Externally: 
  • County Health Department
  • Other I/NGOs in Magwi County
  • UN Organisations (UNICEF, UNHCR, WFP, WHO)
Overall Objective of the Position

The Medical Superintendant will be based in Nimule hospital in Magwi County and will have overall responsibility for the management of the Nimule hospital in collaboration with the Project Coordinator and Senior Health Coordinator. S/he will ensure that Nimule hospital is managed according to MoH guidelines and Merlin’s internal procedures.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • Overall responsibility for the delivery of healthcare services at Nimule hospital
  • Together with Senior Health Coordinator and Project Coordinator, responsible for the recruitment and selection of all hospital personnel;
  • Supervises activities of the hospital administrator and hospital matron (hospital management team) and heads of hospital departments;
  • Conducts performance appraisal of hospital management team and heads of hospital departments
  • Overall responsibility for discipline of all hospital personnel;
  • Responsible for quantification of needs and ordering of medicines and other medical consumables;
  • Chairs regular meetings of hospital management team and hospital department heads (including heads of support services (e.g. laboratory, pharmacy etc.)
  • As a member of the Hospital Board, s/he will closely work with the hospital Board to ensure that the hospital is properly functional as well as attend Board meetings
  • Ensure that monthly epidemiological, EPI, DHIS and administrative reports are submitted on timely basis to Country Health Director and SMoH
  • Participates in data analysis and interpretation
  • Participates in hospital clinical activities including performing of surgical interventions
  • Participates in the conduction of studies and surveys;
  • Together with Senior Health Coordinator, organizes in-service training of technical hospital personnel and participates in the training including Continuing Medical Education (CME)
  • Participates in the preparation of new project proposals that are aimed at improving the delivery of healthcare services at the Nimule hospital;
General Requirements
  • To carry out any other duties/responsibilities assigned to him/her by the immediate supervisor.
  • To be flexible as required.
  • To be accountable, give feedback and appropriate information on all ongoing tasks as required by his/her supervisors.
  • Qualified MD with surgical skills and at least 5 years clinical and hospital management experience.
  • Experience working in southern Sudan desirable.
  • Fluency in spoken & written English language. Knowledge of local languages is an added advantage.
  • Diplomatic with excellent management and communications skills
  • Previous experience in staff supervision and training/coaching
  • Ability to analyze and interpret health data and to write clear and concise reports
  • Good computer skills - Word, Excel, and Power Point Presentation
NB: As preference will be given to Sudanese Nationals, they are strongly encouraged to apply.

Closing date for receipt of applications will be 11th January 2011.

Applications should he sent to hr. or hand delivered to Merlin Juba and/or Nimule Offices.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted

Due to the urgency of these positions; applications will be short-listed on a regular basis and short-listed candidates interviewed as soon as the advertisement period is over.

The Merlin South Sudan Programme is an equal opportunities employer and will not discriminate on the basis of tribe, gender, race, creed, religion, pregnancy or colour.

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