Medical Director at Save the Children(Deadline: 25th September, 2022)

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Medical Director at Save the Children(Deadline: 25th September, 2022)

Job Advertisement: Medical Director

About the Role:

The Medical Director is part of the Mahama 2 Medicalized Health Center (M2MHC) management structure, alongside the Clinical Lead, Head of Nursing, Senior Health and Nutrition Coordinator and Staff Representative. As the M2MHC team leader, he/she will:

  • Oversee all Mahama 2 medicalized Health Center operations
  • Lead and manage the Mahama II Medicalized Health Center staff, establish and maintain good communication systems, ensure staff health and medical safety, and ensure staff capacity building system
  • Work with senior technical advisors from SCI members and global medical teams to ensure alignment with SCI quality framework
  • Ensure all activities are carried out according to established quality and safety standards and protocols, provide oversight to all quality assurance, monitoring and reporting
  • Ensure deployment of relevant technical expertise as needed to support the core team
  • Represent the M2MHC in different fora, network, build and manage strategic partnerships with the MOH, UN and NGO partners in the camp and health district

Qualifications and experience

  • Medical Doctor from a recognized university with full registration and current practicing license with relevant professional body (Rwanda Medical and Dental Council)
  • Proven 3-4 years of experience working in obstetrics, gynaecology and paediatric or other medical  services
  • Minimum of 2 years’ recent experience in a hospital management or a clinical leadership role.
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff.
  • Highly developed leadership and management competencies.
  • Strong communication, problem solving, decision-making skills and a can do attitude.
  • Strong attention to information management and ensuring information is up to date and understands principles of data management.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Good understanding of pharmaceutical supply chain management.
  • Strategic thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Analytical, systems thinking and organizational skills.
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact, and diplomacy.
  • Strong knowledge of the Rwanda Health System and of Nutrition and HIV protocols, Primary and Reproductive Health Care concepts, including Rwandan Ministry of Health protocols and guidelines.
  • Experience working in development settings.

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better health care, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued


This position is on Child Safeguarding- Level 3:  The post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs. Or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.


We are committed to ensuring a safe working environment for all those who work for us and for all those who come into contact with our staff and representatives, including children and members of the communities with whom we work.

SCI takes a zero-tolerance approach to sexual harassment and any other conduct that is discriminatory or disrespectful to others.

Application Information :

Deadline for receiving applications is 25th September 2022.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

*Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. *

*Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process*


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