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9. Jul, 09:59
Company Industry
Work Type
Full time
Job Level
Mid level
Minimum Qualification
Years Experience
3 years
Application Deadline
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Trócaire works in over 20 developing countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East to bring about lasting change to communities .Trócaire envisages a just and peaceful world where; people’s dignity is ensured and rights are respected; basic needs are met and resources are shared equitably; people have control over their own lives; those in power act for the common good.

In Somalia, Trocaire has been providing humanitarian and development support since 1992, with a focus on the Gedo region. The programme provide basic support in healthcare, nutrition and education in five districts – Belet Xaawa, Dollow, Luuq, Garbahareey and Burdhubo.

Trocaire is responding to the need to build and strengthen the basic package of health services and emergency response activities which will maximise the impact of expansion of EPHS services in Garbaharey district. This will include leveraging on existing WASH interventions targeting schools, health facilities and IDP camps to reduce the risks of outbreaks.

In responding to this need Trocaire is recruiting an anaesthetist who will be responsible for providing medical care to patient throughout a surgical experience. This includes medically evaluating the patient before surgery (preoperative), consulting with the surgical team, providing pain control and supporting life functions during surgery (intraoperative), supervising care after surgery (postoperative) and discharging the patient from the recovery unit.

Reporting to Medical Officer this is a fixed term for one yearand is based in Garbaharey Gedo region of Somalia.

Safeguarding[1] Children Policy:

The successful applicant will be expected to sign up to and adhere to Trócaire’s Safeguarding Policy.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

Surgical Care

  • Ensuring all anaesthetic medical activities (pre-anaesthesia evaluation, administration of anaesthesia, recovery period, specific pharmacy, equipment, general organization, etc.) is done in accordance to protocols and universal hygiene standards.
  • Ensure quality of pre, during and post-operative care of patients is maintained (Assists the doctor in evaluating the risks of operating in collaboration with the surgeon, checking that patients authorize their operations in writing, providing them with appropriate information on their illness and treatments, and deciding on what type of anaesthetics to be used before surgery.
  • Ensure that anaesthesia checklist is followed before all operations as per protocol and guidelines (oxygen level, presence of emergency material, intubation equipment, etc.)
  • Evaluates the risks of operating in collaboration with the Surgeon Doctor.
  • Carry-out all anaesthetics related activities during surgery in accordance to the procedures set before-hand (by the doctor (if any)), in order to patient’s is adequately anaesthetized and safe during the process.
  • Preparing beforehand the drugs, material, and equipment required.
  • Administering and maintains anaesthetics following the rules of hygiene and asepsis in force.
  • Monitoring patients throughout the whole intervention.
  • Assist the doctor in providing post-operative care, including immediate post-operative surveillance in the recovery room (ensuring patient’s recovery of consciousness and setting analgesic protocol) and special patients present in the intensive care unit, in order to adapt the prescriptions (hydric resuscitation, anti-biotherapies, analgesics), with special focus on patient’s pain relief, during the stabilization and recovery process.
  • Supports the medical officer to prepare and circulate health related reports
  • Perform other duties as required by the line manager.
  • Participates actively in Trocaire strategic planning processes to determine future direction of the programme. Provides advice to ensure that plans are sensitive to the cultural context and reality of Gedo and ensures programme staff are aware of lessons learned from past interventions.
  • Provides timely written briefings to the programme coordinator on any situations related to the above responsibilities

Service quality

[1] All offers of employment with Trócaire may be subject to Police clearance.

All new hires are required to complete a Self-Declaration Form and sign up to our Code of Behaviour contained in our Safeguarding Children Policy. For additional information please consult the Human Resources Department in our Head Office.


  • Bachelor of Clinical Medicine from a recognized university.
  • Post graduate degree in relevant field
  • Registered with the relevant Boards
  • Minimum three (3) years post specialization experience
  • Experience working in a busy health facility.
  • Ability to actively monitor patient conditions before, during and after treatments or procedures.
  • Ability to provide and sustain life-saving support and airway management during an emergency situation.
  • Strong note-taking and record-keeping skills.
  • Ability to coordinate the administration of anaesthetic medications with surgeons during surgical procedures.
  • Somali speaking is an added advantage
  • Leadership and good interpersonal skills including the ability to listen; negotiation skills at different levels; flexible and adaptable to work under unstable environments and under pressure with limited support
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good computer skills (Microsoft Office).

How to apply:

For detailed Job Description, requirements and details of the positions, interested applicants should visit and apply through by 13th July 2018 . Prospective applicants must be committed to safeguarding children and adults against all forms of exploitation and abuse by signing Trócaire’s Safeguarding Policy.

Applications are invited from qualified persons for the above vacant position.

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