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Merlin Medical Superintendent Job in South Sudan

Merlin (UK,) an International Non-Governmental Organization specializing in the provision of health care worldwide, is working in the Republic of South Sudan to address the humanitarian and health needs in areas within Eastern Equatoria and Jonglei States.

It is currently seeking to employ a Health professional for the following position:

Job Title: Medical Superintendent

Location of Work:
 Pibor County, Jonglei State, Boma PHCC+ /Hospital

Line Manager: Senior Health Coordinator

Staff Directly Supervised: Hospital Technical and Administrative staff

Relationships Internally: Senior Health Coordinator/Facility Management Team, Merlin Boma Project Staff

Relationships Externally: County Health Department, Village Health Committee, Other INGOs, UN organizations (WFP, UNICEF, WHO)

Over all Objective of the position

The Medical superintendent will be based in Boma PHCC+/Hospital Pibor County and have overall responsibility for managing the facility in collaboration with the Senior Health Coordinator and Project Coordinator.

He/she will ensure that the facility is managed according to MOH guidelines and Merlin Internal procedures.

Main duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Overall responsibility for delivery of quality secondary and primary heath care at Boma PHCC+
  • Oversee the work of medical staff to ensure that patients receive high-quality service
  • Formulate internal procedures with which subordinates must comply when performing tasks.
  • Participate in review of treatment protocols and ensure adherence at all levels in the facility with MOH standards
  • Together with Senior Health Coordinator and Project Coordinator responsible for selection and recruitment of all hospital/facility personnel
  • Supervise activities of the hospital administrator, the pharmacy technologist/technician, laboratory technician, nutrition officer and heads of departments
  • Ensure medical waste management and infection control practices and protocols are adhered to in all departments.
  • Conduct appraisal of subordinate staff directly supervised
  • Overall responsibility for discipline of all facility staff
  • Responsible for quantification of needs and ordering of all medical drugs and consumables
  • Chair regular meetings of facility management and head of departments
  • Ensure that monthly and weekly activity and administrative reports (including Epidemiological, DHIS, Reproductive Health and Nutrition) are submitted in a timely manner to the Senior Health coordinator, Country Health Director and County Health Department.
  • Participate in data analysis and interpretation.
  • Lead and participate in clinical activities including OPD consultations, ward rounds, and surgical interventions.
  • Participate in conducting of needs assessments, studies and surveys.
  • Together with Senior Health Coordinator organize capacity building sessions through mentoring, coaching, in-service trainings and CMEs.
  • Participate in drawing work plans, preparation of project proposals and mid-term reviews with the aim of improving delivery of health care services in the catchment community.
General requirements:
  • To carry out any other responsibility as assigned by immediate supervisor
  • To be flexible as required
  • To be accountable ,give feedback and information on any ongoing tasks as required by his/her supervisor(s)
  • Qualified Medical Doctor with surgical skills with at least 5 years of post internship clinical and hospital management experience.
  • Registered with Medical Council/Medical Board
  • Experience working in Southern Sudan desirable
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Knowledge of a local language is an added advantage.
  • Diplomatic with excellent communication and management skills
  • Previous experience in staff supervision, coaching and training in hospital set up
  • Previous experience in similar position –added advantage
  • Ability to analyze and interpret health data and write concise reports
  • Good computer skills-MS Word, MS Excel and Power Point Presentations.
Closing date for receipt of applications is 02nd April, 2012.

Applications should be sent to the following by e-mail: and copied to:

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Due to the urgency of this position, applications will be short-listed on a regular basis.

Merlin South Sudan Programme is an equal opportunities employer.

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