Clinical Officer (Open to Somali Nationals only)

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  • Added Date: Friday, 03 November 2023
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Action Against Hunger leads the global movement to end hunger. We innovate solutions, advocate for change, and reach 24 million people every year with proven hunger prevention and treatment programs. As a nonprofit that works across 50 countries, our 8,300 dedicated staff members partner with communities to address the root causes of hunger, including climate change, conflict, inequity, and emergencies. We strive to create a world free from hunger, for everyone, for good.

Action Against Hunger USA is part of the Action Against Hunger International network. As an independent NGO, Action Against Hunger USA currently manages operations in 8 countries: Kenya, South Sudan, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Zambia and Haiti. Action Against Hunger-USA has over $100 million in programs, and approximately 1,800 permanent staff based in New York City, Washington D.C, Nairobi, and country offices. Additional growth is anticipated.

Summary of Position

The clinical officer will be responsible for providing medical care and treatment to patients under the supervision of a medical doctor and deputy hospital director. He/she will assess patients, diagnose illnesses, prescribe medications, and perform minor surgical procedures. The clinical officer works closely with the nurses, and auxiliary nurses to ensure quality patient care and adheres to medical protocols and standards.


The purpose of the clinical officer role is to deliver comprehensive and timely medical services to patients, contributing to their overall well-being and recovery. He/She will play a crucial role in diagnosing and treating common illnesses, providing preventive healthcare services, and supporting the healthcare team in delivering efficient and effective medical care.


The clinical officer engages in a range of activities, including patient assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care. They collaborate with physicians and other healthcare professionals, participate in patient rounds and consultations, maintain accurate medical records, provide patient education, and contribute to continuous quality improvement initiatives.


Essential Job Functions

Patient Assessment: Conduct thorough examinations and medical assessments to gather patient information, identify symptoms, and establish diagnoses. Diagnosis and Treatment: Interpret medical test results, diagnose illnesses, and develop appropriate treatment plans, including prescribing medications, therapies, and interventions. Minor Surgical Procedures: Perform minor surgical procedures such as wound suturing, abscess drainage, and excisions as required. Patient Management: Monitor and manage patient progress, adjust treatment plans as necessary, and provide follow-up care to ensure optimal recovery. Collaboration and Consultation: Collaborate with physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals, participate in multidisciplinary team meetings, and consult on complex cases. Medical Records and Documentation: Maintain accurate and up-to-date medical records, including patient histories, examination findings, treatments provided, and progress notes. Patient Education: Provide patients and their families with information on diagnoses, treatment plans, medications, preventive measures, and lifestyle modifications. Quality Improvement: Contribute to quality improvement initiatives, participate in clinical audits, and promote evidence-based practices to enhance patient outcomes.


Required Qualifications and Professional Experience:

Bachelor's degree in Clinical Medicine or equivalent medical qualification. License or registration as a clinical officer will be an added value. Minimum of 5 years of clinical experience in a hospital or healthcare setting.


Required Skills, Competencies & Attributes:

Strong clinical knowledge and expertise in diagnosing and treating common medical conditions. Proficient in performing minor surgical procedures and handling medical equipment. Excellent communication skills, with the ability to explain medical information clearly to patients. Sound decision-making and problem-solving abilities. Ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary healthcare team. Detail-oriented with exceptional organizational and time management skills. Compassionate, empathetic, and patient-centered approach to care. Adherence to ethical and professional standards in medical practice. Willingness to stay updated with medical advancements and participate in continuing education activities.


Action Against Hunger-USA provides all staff with an attractive salary & benefits package. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees & qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Action Against Hunger-USA complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

Application Process

Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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