Career Opportunity with International Rescue Committee

Medical Doctor

Work Location

IRC-Bangladesh, Ukhiya/ Teknaf/Camp

Job Title
Medical Doctor
Reporting To

Senior Health Manager

Health - Static Facility 
Expected Start Date
At Earliest
Contract length

Up to May 31, 2020 (with possibility of extension subject to funding, program needs and performance of incumbent)

Remuneration Package
Competitive Base Pay With Fringe Benefits (Health and Group Life Insurance + Bonus+ Leaves Entitlements + Housing Allowance + Gratuity) 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 IRC Medical Doctor will be responsible for the management of the IRCs Primary Health Care Center (PHCC) activities in the Rohingya Refugee Camp, Cox Bazar. The Medical Doctor will assist with set-up of Clinics and layout, supplies, staff recruitment, guidelines and procedures, outreach services.

The doctor will implement and take charge of the PHCC teams, conduct daily clinical care activities and will be responsible for ensuring the provision of high quality emergency and primary healthcare services to the local catchment populations. The medical doctor together with the PHCC team will contribute to improving the IRC’s existing health programs in the camps.

Major Responsibilities

Clinical Care:

  • Provide direct clinical care, working closely with the other health facility/medical mobile team clinical staff to ensure the delivery of high quality comprehensive emergency and primary healthcare services are ensured
  • 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
  • Ensure all patient consultations and treatments are appropriately recorded
  • Oversee the provision of quality care within the PHCC, ensuring consultations and treatments are in line with relevant clinical protocols, guidelines and standard methodologies
  • Provide health and hygiene promotion to patients and caregivers
  • 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:

  • 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 other clinical staff, providing on-the-job training where needed
  • Directly supervise the following staff Medical Assistants, Midwives, Nurses, Dispensers, vaccinators

Project Management:

  • Responsible for the overall technical and administrative over sight of the PHCC services
  • Ensure a strong partnership with MoH and other stakeholders in the Upazilla
  • Plan and implement outreach activities with the rest of the team to access “hard to reach‟ and vulnerable beneficiaries to increase service utilization
  • Oversee the training of community volunteers to provide community mobilization and awareness raising
  • Ensure regular inventory and consumption tracking of medical drugs and supplies
  • Work with relevant staff to ensure prompt requesting of medical drugs and supplies

Monitoring & Reporting:

  • Ensure all patient consultations are documented and patient records completed
  • Assist and supervise medical staff in maintaining facility registers and other data collection tools, ensuring accurate and timely recording of information
  • Assist and supervise medical staff in daily collection, compilation and reporting of data
  • Submit daily reports in a timely manner

Other Duties:

  • Consistently and dedicatedly monitor/assess the safety and security of the team; promptly reporting concerns or incidents to IRC management and liaising with community leaders and other external parties as required to maintain/enhance the security environment for 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



Concentration / Major

Degree of Medicine from a recognized institution


How to apply:

Application Deadline: September 22, 2019

About Us:
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. In more than 40 countries and in 26 U.S. cities, our dedicated teams provide clean water, shelter, health care, education, protection and empowerment support to refugees and displaced people. The International Rescue Committee (IRC) Founded in 1933. David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, is a former Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom.

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?