Clinical Officer at International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Job Title: Clinical Officer

International Rescue Committee (IRC) is seeking applications from competent, dynamic and self-motivated individual to fill up the job position of Clinical Officer. The description for this job opportunity can be seen below.

Requisition ID: req46568

Sector: Health

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: Not Applicable

Location: Kibondo, Tanzania

Work Arrangement:

Job Description:

Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to serious humanitarian crises around the world and helps victims to survive and rebuild their lives.

For over half a century, Tanzania has been a country of asylum, hosting one of the largest refugee populations in Africa.  Currently, the country hosts approximately 287,903 Burundian and Congolese refugees, many of whom arrived in 2015 as the crisis in Burundi increased. To date, refugees continue to co-exist with the host communities in Kigoma region expressing multiple reasons and needs. Within this context, IRC provides protection and basic assistance in the areas of Safety (comprises of Protection and Rule of Law, Women Protection and Empowerment, and Child Protection), Health (mental health and psychosocial support services and reproductive health), and Education.

Job Overview:

The Clinical Officer will be an integral part of the health programs in the Kigoma Region, contributing to the delivery of high-quality primary healthcare services. The Clinical Officer will be responsible for providing clinical care to patients, assisting in operational and programmatic aspects, and collaborating closely with key actors in the field including the Ministry of Health, UN agencies, and other NGOs.

Major Responsibilities: Key Areas:

Quality Health Care Service

  • Perform history taking, physical examination, order appropriate laboratory investigations, and make appropriate diagnoses.
  • Promote rational drug use through adherence to MOH treatment guidelines.
  • Provide key GBV services at OPD.
  • Attending emergencies presenting to the clinic and recommend referrals for cases that cannot be managed as per MOH guidelines.
  • Ensure that all required observations, vitals, prescribed treatments, and procedures are carried out and documented on patients’ records/electronic medical records (EMR).
  • Enhance patient experiences by providing counselling and health talks to promote preventive health.
  • Contribute to the development of an evidence-based medical system.


  • Collaborate with the pharmacy team to handle essential drugs at the health center and ensure their rational use.
  • Assist in implementing pharma covigilance on general outpatient drugs.


  • Collaborate with the laboratory staff to ensure relevant investigations are conducted timely, and results are accurate.


  • Participate in on-the-job training for health staff at health posts as appropriate.

Report Writing

  • Assist in preparing and presenting monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual reports under the guidance of the Clinical Officer In Charge.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to: Clinical Officer in Charge
  • Position directly supervises: Laboratory Technician, Enrolled and Registered Nurse
  • Other Internal and/or external contacts:


Job Requirements:

  • Diploma in Clinical medicine.
  • Registered with the Medical Council of Tanganyika and possess a valid practicing license.
  • Over two (2) years working experience working in a health facility.
  • Knowledge of communicable diseases management is key.
  • Experience in Humanitarian populations is desired.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Strong clinical skills.
  • Team-oriented with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a stressful environment, displaying resilience, compassion, and diplomacy.
  • Active teammate with good interpersonal skills
  • Good analytical skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work under minimal supervision.

Language: English and Swahili

Working Environment: Security level yellow – The situation in most of the country is calm. Some parts of Kigoma region experience insecurity-highway banditry.

Professional Standards: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation. 

Commitment to Diversity and InclusivityIRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity.  We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal. 

IRC is an Equal Opportunity EmployerIRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, marital status, veteran status, or disability. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

Warning! Please be warned of various scams, being circulated via e-mails, from Internet websites, and via regular mail or fax, falsely being issued by or associated with the IRC. Beware that The IRC does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, training, or any other fee). IRC does not request any information related to bank accounts. If asked for any payment, please contact TZ-Recruitement@Rescue.Org