Medical Doctor

Job description

To facilitate achievement of the medical objectives to reduce morbidity and mortality by provision of emergency primary healthcare services to conflict-affected populations in Iraq.  The health team will support communities providing access to quality mobile healthcare.  The potential for outbreak is high – health teams need to be vigilant with surveillance and record keeping.  Medair will also retain the capacity to establish mobile medical units for new displacements or scale-up in event of an outbreak.


  • Provide consultations with diagnosis and treatment of illnesses based on Iraqi or International guidelines
  • Order and interpret appropriate point-of-care laboratory tests as needed
  • Prescribe medications and instruct patients on correct usage
  • Refer patients with complications to Snuni, Duhok or Zahko hospitals
  • Refer children or pregnant women in need of immunizations to DOH / mobile EPI outreach teams
  • Refer pregnant women ready to deliver to Snuni hospital or Dohuk Maternity Hospital
  • Provide patient education and instruct on prevention methods for illness, proper nutrition, and hygiene
  • Perform suturing and dressings as required
  • Monitor for outbreak-prone diseases and alert Medair team for any suspected case of measles, meningitis, cholera, or other outbreak-prone illnesses
  • Assist registrar and management to compile weekly and monthly reports

Quality Management:

  • Aiming to achieve the highest quality programming possible within the challenging context of Iraq
  • Ensure all patients are treated based on the guidelines
  • Upholding Medair values at all times, both within and outside working hours
  • Demonstrate good hygiene practices with hand-washing and following universal precautions

External Representation:

  • Representing Medair in the relevant meetings in Iraq as requested
  • Meeting with NGO partners, local authorities and local partners as requested


  • Assist pharmacy tech and other clinic staff in preparing stock requests to provide to Medair as scheduled
  • Ensure all stocks required are in the clinic at all times and ensure that Medair health team is made immediately aware of any low stock or stock outs


  • Debrief as required with the Medair Health Manager
  • Attend internal Medair meetings


  • Translate documents and/or interprets conversations when necessary to support the Medair team
  • Report to the supervisor any problem in the clinic especially the gap/loss/robbery/damage of medical equipment or any patient and organizational issue
  • Be aware of social and political situation and follow the Medair security rules in the field at all times, providing feedback to the  Health Project Manager

Qualifications & Preferred Skills

  • Degree in Clinical Medicine
  • 1 year of professional experience after qualification
  • Fluent in Behdini Kurdish and Arabic; some English
  • Respectful towards other cultures and able to establish relationships easily
  • Secure and at ease with professional skills
  • Coaching/teaching skills
  • Comfortable with report writing
  • Planning and organization skills
  • Mentoring skills
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