Pediatrician at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) December, 2019

Job Description

Direct Reports to: Medical Activity Manager

Minimum Educational Qualification:

Medical Doctor diploma in a recognized university Pediatrics qualification preferred


  • Highly Desirable – 3 years experience minimum as a Medical Doctor in pediatric hospital
  • Highly Desirable – working with MSF and/or in a Similar Setting

Languages: English (fluent, oral & written). Swahili, Kirundi and French are assets.

Competences: Results, teamwork, flexibility, commitment, service.

Knowledge: Desirable – Tropical diseases and refugee health

Main Responsibilities:

  • Applying medical knowledge and skills to prevention, diagnosis and treatment of children, ensuring integrated new-born and pediatric care through Emergency, OPD, and IPD services in New-born and cases of malnutrition. Prescribing the necessary treatment, respecting MSF protocols.
  • Collaborating closely with the different department of the hospital (e.g. Maternity), Knowing and ensuring all updated MSF medical protocols and universal precautions are followed and implemented, reducing bio-hazard risks and improving infection control.
  • As an expert in pediatrics, proposing strategy (modification on current new-born and pediatric care management) and implementing them after validation of Operation and Pediatric Advisor.
  • Ensuring on-going new-born and pediatric training (formal and bedside) of the medical/paramedical multidisciplinary team in order to optimize the new-born and pediatric quality of care. Reviewing and discussing selected complicated cases or mistakes and giving technical input.
  • Keeping patients and their families informed of the illness and the treatment to follow, checking that they have been understood. Ensuring professional autonomy and confidentiality are respected and a good attitude and proper bedside manner towards the patient and their care takers and the rest of the medical team.
  • Following up the evolution of the hospitalized/IDP patients through daily visits, consultations and examinations, prescribing the necessary treatment following MSF protocols, deciding whether they can be discharged or transferred to other departments – in collaboration with other doctors- and informing their family about the patient’s evolution.
  • Monitoring the proper functioning of the department, equipment or material and addresses the list of the missing item for new-born and pediatric activities. Providing inputs about general organization of the different pediatric wards, including the admission, transfer and discharge criteria + referral procedure from Maternity and post-delivery wards
  • Participating in the introduction / improvement of the collection and analysis of epidemiological new-born and pediatric data, checking its validity and informing the line manager or project coordinator about any problems or complications of the patient’s illness and medical errors. Collecting Clinical cases for further trainings and list a series of comments to improve the current MSF protocols.



Interested candidates are invited to submit their application letter, detailed CV and supporting documents (copies of diplomas) to Administrator, MSF Tanzania, Nduta in the CV Box or [email protected] by 4.00 pm on 3rd of January 2020 Please indicate on the Envelope/Subject Line the position title: PEDIATRICIAN

Only applications in English or French will be considered.

Women are encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be invited for test and interview. (MSF is an equal Employer and does not charge any application/recruitment or training fee)


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