Medical Doctor - Emergency Response
Job Details
Field Assignment - Chisinau, Moldova

Specializing in ER/Family Practice/General Practice/Internal Medicine/Pediatrics.

Candidates must complete the application on the Medical Teams International website and submit a CV to be considered for this position.

Please include in your resume submission if you Have completed a HEAT (Hostile Environment Awareness Training) the year completed and Training provider.



The Medical Doctor will provide primary/secondary health care as part of a mobile or fixed medical team for affected populations within clinical scope of practice under the license approved by the local Ministry of Health following internationally accepted guidelines.



Expectations for this short-term contract are outlined broadly in this description. This role with Medical Teams is a dynamic one and undertaken in a resource-challenged setting, thus this position requires flexibility. The broad outline of activities offered below recognizes that details may change in order to address needs identified in the field. Activities enumerated below are to be undertaken in Moldova and/or Ukraine, with an ideal start date of June 30, 2022.

The successful candidate will serve in the role of Medical Doctor (Physician) for a duration of up to 90 days (with expected hours per week of 40-48 hours or more). The candidate must be flexible, able to manage time; and, be prepared to undertake other tasks commensurate with role, and level of experience, on short notice.



The work location for the position will be in Moldova and/or Ukraine. Any internal/domestic travel within countries of assignment required by Medical Teams to complete activities as a part of the position will be paid for by Medical Teams.



Minimum deployment period is 8 weeks, but applicants with a longer availability (e.g., 12 weeks) would be welcome. Medical Teams does not provide overtime or compensatory time for short-term contracts.  The contract will be a consultant contract with minimum daily rate of $ 175 USD.  Medical Teams will cover visa, travel, per diems and accommodation expenses related to deployment to job field posting location (s).  The Medical Doctor is expected to cover expenses for medical and malpractice insurance and travel vaccines. 



The goal of the Medical Doctor is to provide clinical care (assessment, diagnosis and treatment) for affected populations according to internationally accepted standards and local Ministry of Health guidelines. Settings may include triage and health screening, outpatient health clinic, within hospital setting or mobile medical team.



Tasks likely to be undertaken:

  • Provide direct clinical care (including triage, health screening, outpatient services within scope of practice).
  • Identify complicated cases and facilitate referrals of patients to higher level of care.
  • Ensure documentation as required by local health system.
  • Clinical follow-up of patients.
  • Utilize and suggest improvements on standardized data collection tools and train staff on accurate data collection.
  • Collect and assist in analysis of clinical services data to support Medical Teams to adjust project objectives and implementation processes.
  • Assess training needs, make recommendations to MTI staff and support in relevant trainings as needed.
  • Work with Medical Coordinator and Team Lead to implement standardized internal reporting.
  • Support logistics and pharmacy to ensure regular and adequate pharmaceutical, medical and surgical supplies in order to avoid stock outs.
  • Collaborate with recognized health authorities, health agencies, and other stakeholders as requested by the Medical Coordinator or Team Lead to utilize standardized reporting practices and information sharing.
  • Monitor for potential epidemic diseases and alert the Medical Coordinator and Team Lead for any suspected cases.
  • Ensure adherence of clinical staff to appropriate infection, prevention, and control.
  • Provide psychosocial support to Ukrainian IDPs, refugees, or volunteers providing services at transit sites.
  • Observe environment and surroundings to provide protection for vulnerable people against possible threats such as human trafficking.
  • Anticipate changing needs and emergencies.
  • Other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.
  • Ensures the Safeguarding of program participants and employees through promoting an environment of awareness and upholding the code of conduct provisions of Medical Teams Protection from Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, and Child & Vulnerable Adult protection, and Employee Code of Conduct policies.
  • Committed to the values and principles of MTI.


  • Medical degree and successful completion of residency per licensing country of origin
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience
  • Current clinical license
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently
  • Ability to represent the organization in a professional manner to beneficiaries, volunteers, staff, donors and the public
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others
  • Effective communication and collaboration across cultural, geographical, and structural boundaries, engaging positively and constructively with colleagues
  • Extremely flexible with ability to cope with both busy, high stress situations as well as times with low volume and low acuity
  • Creativity and the ability to work with limited resources
  • Resourceful to identify non-clinical needs during downtime
  • Ability to cope well in frustrating situations
  • Understanding of humanitarian principles and standards of operating in humanitarian assistance contexts
  • Valid Passport
  • Ability to support and follow code of conduct, program accountability, and safeguarding standards
  • Excellent Written and Verbal Communication in English

Preferred, but not required:

  • International experience in primary health care, communicable diseases, maternal and child health, reproductive health and/or HIV/AIDS
  • Masters in Public Health
  • Previous NGO experience
  • Previous training in hostile environments and insecure locations
  • Ukrainian, Russian or Romanian language ability
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