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Nutrition Medical Manager Job

Medair Somalia/Somaliland is seeking for a qualified candidate to fill in the following position based in Burao, Somaliland. The person filling this position will work directly under the Nutrition Project Manager.

Nutrition Medical Manager (Doctor)

Main responsibilities include:

  • Lead on ensuring delivery of clinical care to all severely malnourished children enrolled in Medair’s nutrition programme (both in and out patients) according to national and international standards
  • Provide hands-on clinical input where national staff are not yet able to deliver care to appropriate standards; particularly ward rounds, admissions, complications and emergencies on the in-patient U5 malnutrition ward – Stabilization Centre (SC)
  • Organize and provide regular training for SC staff including on the job training and supervision
  • Oversee the referral system between the SC and the out-patient malnutrition programme – OTP
  • Provide clinical input into the provision of OTP services and to lead on the integration of OTP services into Primary Health Centre (Mother and Child Health – MCH) facilities
  • Provide regular training and refresher sessions to OTP staff, both Medair and MoH employees
  • Manage the budget allocated for the SC, including supplies and stocks, in discussion with the Nutrition Project Manager and/or Programmes Co-ordinator
  • In liaison with the Medair nutrition data clerk, ensure timely and accurate morbidity reports are submitted from the SC to Medair, the MoH and other donors
  • To monitor the quality of care provided in the SC and OTP through supervision checklists and audits
Qualifications and experience:
  • Medical Doctor with postgraduate experience in paediatrics
  • Experience in leading a clinical team, and medical and cross-cultural teaching and training
  • Experience working in a CMAM programme or experience clinically managing acute malnutrition would be beneficial
  • Postgraduate experience in neonatal care and training in tropical medicine is desirable
Applications are hereby invited from qualified persons to fill the above position. 

If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please submit your letter of application and CV indicating daytime telephone contact. 

Also include telephone and email contacts of two professional references (friends and relatives will not be accepted as referees) and your current/ most recent employer to:

Admin/HR Officer, Medair Somalia/Somaliland - Medair East Africa Office, George Padmore Road, Nairobi, Kenya or mail to Medair P.O. Box 76575, 00508 Nairobi. 

Alternatively applications can be sent by email to:

Applications must be submitted no later than close of business Friday 29th June 2012.

Only successful applicants will be contacted.

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