Medical Doctor (COVID-19 Response) – International Rescue Committee (IRC)


Medical Doctor (COVID-19 Response) – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Job Summary
Published on: 29 Apr 2021
Vacancy:  Not specific
Employment Status: Contractual
Experience: At least 2 year(s)
Job Location: Cox’s Bazar
Application Deadline: 8 May 2021


Medical Doctor (COVID-19 Response) - International Rescue Committee (IRC)


Not specific

Job Context

  • Country: Bangladesh
  • Work Location : IRC-Bangladesh, Ramu/Ukhiya/Teknaf/Chakaria, Cox`s Bazar
  • Reporting to: Health Manager- Host Community
  • Department: Health-Host Community
  • Expected Start Date : At Earliest
  • Contract length : 6 Months (with possibility of extension subject to funding, program needs and performance of incumbent)
  • Program Brief
  • Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the world`s leading agencies working in post-conflict and development contexts, supporting communities in over 40 fragile, failed and developing states. In this capacity, we work to restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted, struggling to endure and wishing to advance on a path of development.
  • The IRC has been present in Bangladesh since 2017 and obtained registration with the NGOAB in March 2018. Since the IRC obtained registration in March 2018, it has moved quickly to expand its integrated emergency health and protection response through both direct and partner-based programming focused on primary healthcare, women`s protection and empowerment, sexual and reproductive health, gender-based violence and child protection. Recently IRC has also introduced two new programs: Protection Rule of Law (PRoL) and Education. Through 2018, the IRC`s response strategy will primarily target Rohingya refugees in Cox`s Bazar, while meeting the significant needs in both refugee and host populations, as already existing vulnerabilities are compounded with cyclical monsoon and cyclone seasons that impose additional threats to the lives and protection of those refugees as well as vulnerable host populations. IRC will grow over time its geographic coverage within Cox`s bazar and to other parts of the country, thus expand its` networks and partnerships around emergency preparedness and response work, reach beyond the Rohingya refugees, also targeting the vulnerable host groups in Cox`s Bazar and other parts of Bangladesh.
  • Purpose:
  • To directly oversee COVID-19 patients and treat them.
  • To intensively work with UHC based government staffs.
  • Working with UHC authority as medical doctor to prevent communicable diseases as COVID-19.

Job Responsibilities

  • Clinical care:
  • Oversee operation of COVID-19 isolation and treatment center (CITC) being directly responsible for supervision of CITC staff and development, coordination and implementation of CITC operational plan.
  • Render supportive supervision and guidance to medical staff on clinical management of patients, including diagnosis, isolation, treatment, care and referral.
  • Capacity building of staff infection prevention and control, case management and referral system through regular on-job trainings, CME and formal trainings.
  • Implement infection prevention and control measures at CITC, including triage, patient flow, standard precautions, PPE and waste management in line with the guidance of WHO, IEDCR & National protocol.
  • Develop protocols and procedures for improved performance of CITC and staff and patient safety. 6. Identify the logistic, infrastructure and operational needs of CITC and communicate senior management team accordingly. Coordinate with medical logistic team to ensure supply availability at CITC in line with the standard disease commodity package of WHO.
  • Coordinate with community health work program for implementation of necessary preventive activities including risk communication and community engagement.
  • Support and train the network of community health workers and mobile medical teams on home-based care, referral and contact tracing of COVID-19 cases.
  • Prepare daily and periodic reports and updates and support data management team for relevant data collection, analysis and reporting (e.g. EWARS, case report form)
  • Assist in epidemiological analysis and evaluation of program and interventions.
  • Staff Supervision & Development:
  • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.
  • Provide medical support and mentorship to facility staffs, providing on-the-job training where needed.
  • Directly supervise additional medical staff working in the center.
  • Project Management:
  • Responsible for the overall technical and administrative over sight of the facility.
  • Ensure regular inventory and consumption tracking of medical drugs and supplies.
  • Work with relevant staff to ensure prompt requesting of medical drugs and supplies.
  • Project Management
  • Responsible for the overall technical and administrative over sight of the facility.
  • Ensure regular inventory and consumption tracking of medical drugs and supplies.
  • Work with relevant staff to ensure prompt requesting of medical drugs and supplies.

Employment Status


Educational Requirements

  • Completed Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) with 1-year internship having valid registration from Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council (BMDC).
  • Certification: N/A

Experience Requirements

  • At least 2 year(s)

Additional Requirements

  • Minimum 2 years of experience excluding internship.
  • Experience in management of health facilities and staff, including previous experience of supervising and mentoring other health staff.
  • Ability and flexibility to understand the cultural and political environment and to work well with the local health representatives.
  • Skills to provide sensitive and appropriate medical counselling.
  • Excellent communication skills, good spoken and writing of concise reports in English.
  • Must be a team player with excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work under pressure in a stressful environment, displaying patience, compassion and diplomacy.
  • Ability to be innovative, flexible, adaptive, and willingness to work in potentially stressful and challenging environments.
  • Ability to live and work in challenging conditions.
  • Female candidates highly encouraged to apply.

Job Location

Cox’s Bazar


  • Competitive Base Pay with Fringe Benefits (As per IRC National Pay Scale in Bangladesh)

Job Source Online Job Posting.

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Company Information

International Rescue Committee (IRC)