• Ömeravni Mh. İnebolu Sk. No:67 Kabataş/Beyoğlu/İstanbul
  • +90 212 249 44 48



Base: Izmir Status: Fixed-Term Contract
    Expected Starting date: September 2019


  1. Dünya Doktorları Derneği

Dünya Doktorları Dernegi (DDD)/Mececins du Monde Turkey (MDM-T)  is a Turkish based humanitarian non-governmental organisation that facilitates access to healthcare for populations affected by armed conflict, violence, natural disasters, disease, famine, poverty and exclusion.

Our organization collaborates with partners and key stakeholders to implement projects that facilitate access to primary and secondary-level healthcare services to respond to the medical needs of displaced population.

DDD is the 16th member of the Doctors of the World International Network that is committed to meeting the health needs of vulnerable people globally.


  1. Mission

Since 2015, DDD implements programs in both Turkey and Syria providing refugee and IDP communities with free access to healthcare services. DDD works with a range of humanitarian professionals and technical experts to provide Primary Healthcare (PHC), Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS)services as well as sexual and reproductive health (SRH).

Since the beginning of the Syria and Iraqi crises, Turkey has become host to over 3 million refugees, migrants and asylum seekers which led to an increasing demand for health services. In this context, DDD’s intervention aims to assist local public health systems in providing and improving access to health and health related services to vulnerable populations among refugees and migrants in Turkey, specifically in Hatay, Izmir and Istanbul. In Syria, DDD runs health facilities in Idlib and Afrin provinces to deliver health-related services to IDPs.


  1. Hierarchical & Functional links

Based in Izmir with regular visits to Istanbul and Antakya, the internship medical officer will be directly supervised by the medical coordinator and Izmir Field Coordinator .


  1. Main Responsibilities
  • Technical Support and Supervision
  • Training and Capacity Building
  • Reporting
  • Other related tasks


  1. Function Details

Technical Support and Supervision

  • Participate in the implementation of the primary health care package in the project locations following Turkish health regulations.
  • To provide a technical support for the medical teams by applying medical knowledge and skills to diagnose and prevention.
  • Ensure quality of the services provided in the supported structures corresponds to DDD standards and practice;
  • Supervision of the DDD medical teams providing health care services in the areas of intervention.
  • Provide inputs to Medical Coordinator in the development of the above areas of priority, as per DDD strategic directions.
  • In collaboration with the Nurse and midwife to provide regular health education to patients
  • To ensure a proper medical waste management
  • Assess through a supervision checklist the quality of care of DDD supported facilities and staff.
  • Assist in the selection of drugs and medical equipment in coordination with the Medical Coordinator and Pharmacist;
  • To inform the Medical Coordinator about any relevant medical issues, HR issues, reporting issues.

Training and Capacity Building

  • Propose and develop strategy of capacity enhancement of the medical team.
  • Ensure ongoing training of the medical/paramedical multidisciplinary team in order to optimize the quality of care.
  • Educate medical and non-medical staff in medical matters where relevant.


  • Prepare reports, monitor and evaluate activities as per DDD commitments and plans.
  • Contribute to context update and displacement tracking.
  • Provide regular reporting on activities to Line-Manager upon his/her solicitation;
  • Provide your line-manager with a Handover Report at the end of contract.
  • Any other related DDD tasks as assigned by supervisor/line manager.


Compliance & Ethics

Promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout Dünya Doktorları Derneği. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of Dünya Doktorları Derneği and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. Communicates these values to staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values.


Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within Dünya Doktorları Derneği and amongst beneficiaries served by Dünya Doktorları Derneği.


NB: considering the purpose and values of the organisation, DDD requests to its employee complete flexibility in term of duties and commitment, as their job description and job title can be adjusted throughout the year according to needs and priorities.


  1. Expected profile


  • Medical doctor degree/intern ; preferably eligible to practice medicine in Turkey.

Professional experience

  • 1-2 years of clinical practice as a general practitioner.

Skills and qualities required

  • Lead and implement the clinical direction for the organization
  • Promote collaboration to both internal and external healthcare team members.
  • Demonstrated management, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of managed healthcare systems, medical quality assurance, quality improvement and risk management.
  • Dedication to patient safety and quality of healthcare
  • Commitment to organization’s values and vision
  • Ability to lead standardization of care
  • Inspirational to the healthcare team
  • Superb listening skills


  • Required: Arabic
  • Desirable: Turkish (huge asset)

General Qualities required:

  • Diplomatic;
  • Flexibility and capacity of adapt to complex and changing contexts;
  • Ability to work in an international context and collaborate with international and national experts;
  • Familiar with multicultural environment;

General Qualities required:

  • Diplomatic;
  • Flexibility and capacity of adapt to complex and changing contexts;
  • Ability to work in an international context and collaborate with international and national experts;
  • Familiar with multicultural environment;


Dünya Doktorları Derneği is an equal opportunity employer whereby we ensure all hiring and employment decisions, and operates all programs, services, and functions without the practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.


  1. How to apply:


Due to the urgency to fill this post, DDD reserves the right to review the CVs on a rolling basis and selected candidates may be interviewed prior to the closing dates listed, therefore early applications are encouraged.

DDD is not in a position to respond to every applicant individually due to the anticipated high number of applications.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview.

 Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.


General Information

DDD retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer a contract with a modified job description or for a different duration, or to offer a contract at a lower grade.


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