Career Opportunity with International Rescue Committee

Clinical Supervisor

Work Location
Alikhali PHCC in Camp 25, Teknaf
Job Title
Clinical Supervisor
Reporting to : Senior Health Manager
Health – PHCC
Expected Start Date
At Earliest
Contract length
December 31, 2020 (with possibility of extension subject to funding, program needs and performance of incumbent)
Remuneration Package
Competitive Base Pay With Fringe Benefits (Medical Benefits + Bonus+ Gratuity + Leaves Entitlements + Housing Allowance) As per IRC National Pay Scale in Bangladesh

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.


The position will be responsible for the management of the IRCs Primary Health Care Center (PHCC) activities in the Rohingya Refugee Camp, Cox Bazar. (S)He will ensure a good quality and continuity of primary health care service in the respective facility.

The position will assist the line manager to oversee facility and staff daily performance to ensure a high level of ethical and professional standards. Clinical Supervisor will take charge of the PHCC team including the provision of high quality emergency and primary healthcare services to the local catchment populations.

Major Responsibilities

Clinical Technical Support:

  • Provide direct clinical care, working closely with the other health facility/medical team and clinical staff to ensure the delivery of high quality comprehensive emergency and primary healthcare services
  • Provide technical advice and supervision to Doctors, Nurses, Midwives and other staff in the facility
  • Manage Medical, Pediatric and Obstetric emergencies presenting to the PHCC, ensuring appropriate referral as needed
  • Provide clinical support to the teams and clinicians. Monitors prescriptions and conducts audits to ensure legitimacy and clinically justified based on WHO/MoH protocols
  • Oversee the provision of quality care within the PHCC, ensuring consultations and treatments are in line with relevant clinical protocols, guidelines and standard methodologies
  • Ensure that IMCI protocols are implemented and followed by all staff (MA, Nurses, Midwives, vaccinators)
  • Ensure appropriate infection prevention and control measures are in place at the PHCC and monitor staff adherence
  • Ensure patient confidentiality is respected, and that all consultations are conducted in a dignified and respectful manner

Staff Supervision & Development:

  • Provide leadership in clinical practice and act as a resource and role model for clinical practice.
  • Direct supervise medical doctors and provide leadership, supervision and support to other staffs in the facilities
  • Develop work schedules and roaster for medical doctors according to the needs and workload
  • Identify the training needs of clinical staff and facilitate how to appropriately meet those needs
  • Assist the Senior Health Manager to conduct clinical competence of staff in facility

Project Management:

  • Responsible for the overall technical over sight of the PHCC services
  • Ensure a positive relationship with MoH and other stakeholders in the catchment area
  • The Clinical Supervisor(s) will perform as focal person to maintain communication with the camp level authorities
  • Ensure regular inventory and consumption tracking of medical drugs and supplies and follow up the availability of medical supplies, equipment and medications

Monitoring & Reporting:

  • Ensure all patient consultations are documented and patient records completed
  • Assist the line manager to collect accurate data, compiling relevant report and submit on timely manner
  • Discuss regarding monthly program data analysis also with the health staffs to discuss progress on grant indicators, disease trends, define action points for how to stay on track with grant requirements, and follow up with those points
  • Work with the M&E team to produce and analyze weekly reports and ensure timely submission of all such reports

Other Duties:

  • Maintain communication between the IRC and filed stakeholders and other sectors by attending relevant meetings and provide feedback to his/her supervisor
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs.


  • At least 3 years’ clinical experience in primary and emergency healthcare, tropical infections and diseases, Integrated Management of Childhood Illness, Emergency Obstetric Care, Syndromic Management of STIs and clinical care of sexual assault survivors
  • Registered and licensed to practice by the Country’s Medical Board
  • 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
  • Required to be team oriented with excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work under pressure in a stressful environment, displaying patience, compassion and diplomacy
  • Required to be able to and willing to assist with carrying patients on stretchers and carrying equipment
  • Ability to be innovative, flexible, adaptive, and willingness to work in potentially stressful and challenging environments
  • Ability to live in challenging conditions

Specific Educational Qualification

  • Degree of Medicine (MBBS) from a recognized institution

How to Apply:

Application Deadline: August 29, 2020

Standard of Professional Conduct:

IRC and IRC employees are required to abide by the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct which are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.

Gender Equality & Equal Opportunity General Statement:

We are committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer generous benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances. We welcome and strongly encourage qualified female professionals to apply.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Are you ready to join the most dynamic team?