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Internal Medicine Specialist - COVID Response

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Position: Internal Medicine Specialist- COVID Response

Location: Ukhyia

Duration: 6 Months (with possibility of extension)

Reports: Hospital Program Team Leader

Relief International is opening a 200-bed, COVID-19 response Severe Acute Respiratory Tract Infections Isolation and Treatment Centre (SARI ITC) in Ukhyia, Bangladesh. The hospital operations will require the oversight of an operation of 295 national staff, over a period of 6 months. Given the magnitude of the need, the plan is to set up the emergency response facility immediately. Staff safety is an absolute priority and strict adherence to infection control procedures will need to be undertaken to protect staff.


Under direct supervision of the Health and Nutrition Program Manager, the Hospital Program Team Leader will be responsible for running the hospital on a day to day basis. S/he will ensure high-quality clinical services. S/he will monitor service quality, ensure that all staff are trained and well-supported, pharmaceuticals and other medical supplies are properly managed, and apply clinical-level data to national-level response efforts.

  • Ensure that clinical activities and ambulance services are implemented and running smoothly, including pharmacy and laboratory services.
  • Review clinical activities at the hospital on a continuous basis and ensure provision of services is in line with overall goals and objectives of the program.
  • Participate actively in hospital assessments including verification of different reports in different departments of the hospital.
  • Play a key supportive role during technical health facility supervision visits by senior management, donors and third-party monitoring teams.
  • Inspect facilities and recommend building or equipment modifications to the Field Coordinator and Health Manager to ensure that activities are being implemented appropriately and as per the required hygiene and safety standards

The responsibilities will include:

  • Assuming responsibility for overall clinical care at the hospital
  • Ensuring that clinical management and infection prevention and control procedures are being applied by clinical staff according to a strict protocol.
  • Providing direct patient care for complicated cases and advice on special cases
  • Providing on the job training to clinical staff
  • Liaising with key treatment partners (WHO, UNHCR) to ensure proper coordination and to apply best practices
  • The hiring and training of clinical national staff, with the assistance of PM.
  • As required by Hospital Team Leader represent RI at both internal and external coordination meetings to gather information and to inform RI activities
  • This position will enter red zone of the facility
  • Staff Supervision & Development
  • Directly supervise RI project's clinical staff
  • 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.
  • If/as required, identify staff performance issues and work with Human Resources to document and address these in accordance with the National Staff Employment Policies


  • Degree in Medicine from a recognized institution
  • At least 5 years of progressive experience in hands-on clinical work in recognized health facilities.
  • Experience in in a conflict setting and in the Middle East or Asia is highly desirable
  • High professional discipline and moral integrity, able to work under stress as the situation may dictate.
  • Must be willing to spend time providing direct clinical care to patients in the hospital.

RI Values:

We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities. We value:

  • Inclusiveness
  • Transparency and Accountability
  • Agility and Innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Sustainability

How to Apply

Please apply via following link, due to urgent nature applicant CVs positions will be reviewed on rolling basis: