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UPP – Medical Advisor – Siria/Iraq

UPP – Un Ponte Per sta selezionando un/a Medical Advisor da inserire nella sua operatività in Siria e Iraq. Durata 3 mesi. Scadenza candidature 31/08/2020

Medical Advisor – Siria/Iraq



Position Title: Medical Advisor

Location:  North East Syria or Remote Work in case of lockdown of the Country

Period: 3 months with possible renewals

Closing date of the vacancy: ongoing


The Medical Advisor (MA) will work under the supervision of the Medical Coordinator in the Health Department of UPP NES Mission to ensure the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of primary and secondary care activities, in UPP supported facilities in NES, through the design and the application of a comprehensive Health Care Packages and related Clinical Protocols or the revision of existing ones.

The MA role is also to advice the Programme Department in the decision-making process and deliver project related documents according to donor requirement, under the supervision of the Programme Manager.

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The medical advisor will be responsible for:

  • Providing technical advice and guidance to Program Department and to Mission Management in the sector of intervention which the advisor is assigned
  • Contributing in the decision-making processes related to the design and implementation of strategies and tools related to the specific sector of intervention
  • Designing, planning and ensuring implementation of Health Care packages and related clinical protocols (in line with recognized international standards)
  • Advising the functional design and operation of the services in the clinical medical and nursing services, both in emergency and program development,
  • Advising and organizing the general clinical services (medical services, community medicine services, mental health, psychosocial support, public health, lab organization etc.) with particular capacity for planning, developing and training of Health Care packages in primary and secondary care settings
  • Advising the organization of the patient counseling services as part of the primary care programs
  • Designing and organizing the registration and health care communication programs, and general clinical records and morbidity communication
  • Planning and organizing the activities of community medicine, involving, doctors, nurses and Community Health workers (CHWs)
  • Advising and organizing the accountability activities of centers and units in front of patients and communities
  • Providing essential training to medical and non-medical staff in general primary care services
  • Elaborating M&E data for reporting purpose – Supporting the project managers in the reporting activities
  • Monitoring the overall functioning of nutrition services and programs in the targeted facilities, meeting the challenges and signaling the gaps and solutions to correct them, through regular field visits (when possible) or by developing and implementing tools for remote monitoring in case physical access is limited
  • Supervising the overall work of two UPP local Medical Advisors in charge of monitoring centers’ activities
  • Advising and collaborating with the Project Manager in any demand related to his/her area of expertise

Elaborating and analyzing M&E data for reporting purpose – Supporting the project managers in the reporting activities


  • Medical degree (Doctor, nurse).
  • Minimum of three years professional experience in primary or secondary care services.
  • Accredited experience as trainer or teacher of primary or secondary care services.
  • Accredited experience in setting primary or secondary care services in low income countries and or conflictive and far- to-reach areas
  • Experience in community medicine and public health activities (specialization and/or master in primary health care management is an asset)
  • Experience in planning and implementation of health care programs
  • Experience in coordination of humanitarian aid projects
  • Proven experience as field trainer in primary or secondary care area
  • Good understanding of the project life cycle management
  • Excellent capacity to work in team.
  • Proven capacities to plan activities successfully targeting results and objectives.
  • Ability to supervise and/or mentor the medical staff.
  • Previous work experience in humanitarian field.
  • Excellent oral and written English. Arabic is an asset.
  • Working experience with local counterparts (CSOs, local NGOs, local institutions).
  • Experience of planning, organizing and prioritizing work, working under pressure and meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to work under pressure in stressful environments

HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates are invited to submit a detailed CV, a brief cover letter to address the requirements above and contact information for two professional references to:  . Please reference; “Medical Advisor GEN” in the subject line of your email application. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Prospective candidates should be able to travel in Iraq and Syria upon the same -or better- conditions recognized to holders of Western European passport.

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