Doctor (DAMAT General Practitioner) – SC9 – WFP


Job Description

OrganizationUnited Nations World Food Programme 
Job TitleDoctor (DAMAT General Practitioner)
Requisition ID145165
GradeService Contract Level 9
Duty StationNyala
LocationSudan – Khartoum  
Posted Date28/07/2021
Closing date10/08/2021

Organizational Context

These jobs are located in Country Offices (COs). The doctor reports technically to the Head Doctor and administratively and logistically to the WFP Project Manager.

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.

Would you like to join WFP Sudan’s Medical Services team and enable the delivery of professional, client-focused Health and Medical services and promote a culture of performance and learning? Are you ready to change and save the lives of the most vulnerable people in Sudan? If yes, this opportunity is for you.

At WFP, we are looking for a talented  Doctor to be responsible for patient care in Darfur, Sudan, to be hired on a Service Contract at the SC level 9 (equivalent to NOB) and to be based in Nyala.


The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.  The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.  Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

WFP Sudan has the potential to reach millions of food-insecure people across Sudan- with a total of 4 million people assisted in 2019. WFP Sudan, one of the largest and complex operations for WFP globally, is currently rolling out it is five-years Country Strategic Plan (2019-2023), which aims to provide emergency assistance through a hybrid approach (Cash, Food and Vouchers), along with life-changing types of programming (Nutrition, Resilience and School Feeding). 


The Doctor of the Darfur Medical Assistance Team (DAMAT) will be responsible for patient care. While the Doctor collaborates with the DAMAT Project Manager on the logistical and operational issues of the clinics, the main responsibilities of the Doctor are evidence based primary healthcare and clinical care oversight. The Doctor (GP) will be based mostly in Sub Office locations but may need to rotate to the other clinics as needed.


Clinical Duties

  1. Provide evidenced based primary care to all eligible family and staff members as established by the SUD CO;
  2. Give first-aid and advice to the staff and their recognized dependents;
  3. Perform diagnostic and laboratory tests such as: ECG and rapid laboratory (malaria RDT, urine dipstick, etc.);
  4. Rotate to sub office locations to perform the above and reporting on the health status of staff and local (emergency) medical support options;
  5. Administer minor outpatient treatments;
  6. Assist in the follow-up of previously diagnosed chronic medical conditions for which treatment has already been started;
  7. Provide early detection in mental health cases and arrange referral to appropriate specialists to facilitate proper treatment and follow up support;
  8. Dispense generic medications properly according evidenced based medicine, in line with international standards and reviewing instructions with patients;
  9. Perform medication, injection, dressing, stitching, minor foreign body extraction as needed;
  10. Set peripheral IV lines or central lines to initiate emergency medication and initiate IV fluid therapy in case of dehydration or other medical conditions for which it is advisable;
  11. Plan health promotion and illness/injury prevention training campaigns for WFP and other UN agency employees in coordination with the WFP Wellness Division;
  12. Facilitate referral to appropriate qualified specialist or to other qualified hospitals/private clinics, as required;
  1. Ensure preparedness of employees travelling on missions or reassignments, including administration of appropriate vaccines, instructions on malaria prophylaxis and other travel- related ailments; Perform other related duties as required.
  2. Support the CO with the COVID-19 pandemic response as needed.
  3. Consult with the Head Doctor when a given presenting problem goes beyond scope of practice/experience
  4. Participate in weekly peer review meetings with Head Doctor to review clinical cases;
  5. Maintain electronic medical records of patients in locked and secured manner with regular backup;
  6. Maintain strict confidentiality with regards to patient’s medical records, patient management and treatment;
  7. Assist in coordinating and providing to Head Doctor or UN Agency Doctors the essential clinical information for Medical evacuations as needed;
  8. Assist in providing medical support during evacuation and repatriation;
  9. Advise evacuees on the requirements for evacuation and/or escorting patients if needed;
  10. Document case findings;
  11. Be available and on-call for consultation;
  12. Determine patient disposition when necessary (e.g. continued observation and primary treatment, referral, medical evacuation or other);

Medical Administrative Duties

  1. Recommend medical evacuation when required to the Head Doctor or appropriate WFP/UN agency Medical Doctor
  2. Undertake Entry, Periodic/Exit Medical Examinations, provide certificate for Sick Leave when appropriate, make recommendations for Medical Travel as needed;
  3. Maintain strict patient confidentiality by not sharing medical records with agency/employer Ensure proper follow up and if required, referral on all cases;
  4. Document all case findings, referrals, and follow up;
  5. Establish good relations with reliable hospitals and private medical facilities; providing regular assessment reports to the DAMAT Project Manager.
  6. Ensure that proper medical records are kept in a strictly confidential manner;
  7. Prepare and send periodic reports of functions, visits, medical evacuations and treatments to the DAMAT Project Manager and WFP/UN agency Doctors;
  8. Advise on health precautionary steps to be undertaken at any of the WFP/UN agency offices;
  9. Perform any other duties as considered necessary by the DAMAT Project Manager or by WFP UN agency Doctors.

Administrative duties

  1. Maintain up-to-date inventory the DAMAT Clinic Pharmacies, medical/diagnostic supplies, equipment and consumables;
  2. Maintain a 24-hour roster of available specialists for referral and treatment;
  3. Check equipment and supplies at every rotation and maintains them in working order;
  4. Ensure that any single use medical instruments are properly disposed of, any reusable medical instruments are properly sterilized.
  • Ensures that clinic spaces are maintained and clean


  • Specialist expertise in the assessment of medical health needs and the assessment of risk.
  • Demonstrated skills to create a trusted environment in which patients can talk confidentially.
  • Ability to manage medical emergency situations with limited resources.
  • Excellent clinical knowledge and skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written and presentation).
  • Analytical ability
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people of both genders and diverse national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Skills in designing and delivering trainings/information sessions on a number of subjects and ability to adapt those to different audiences.

Time management



  • Advanced university degree (Doctorate, Masters or equivalent) in Medicine or demonstrably equivalent studies from a recognized institution. Registration as a General Practitioner in the country of origin is required.

Additional training or certification in emergency cases management will be an advantage.


  • Minimum five (5) years of progressively responsible professional post graduate experience relevant to the field is required.
  • Experience either working in a hardship location under very difficult and insures environments is an asset.


  • Fluency (Level C) in English language. Fluency in Arabic is desirable. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese and/or WFP’s working language.


  • To apply, please create a personal account and fill out the profile form with your personal information at If you are an internal applicant, apply through your E-Recruitment profile.
  • In the application form, ensure filling the mandatory sections, attaching your CV, answering the pre-screening questions and agreeing on the legal statement before submitting your application.
  • Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis on account of potential and performance. All applicants will undergo a rigorous process which includes screening against job requirements, a technical test, and a panel interview.


We look for applicants with the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian values. We commit to promote diversity, gender parity and equality between men and women.
WFP strives to build a work environment that is safe and respectful, and free of sexual harassment and abuse of authority. We believe in open communication, and every individual at WFP is treated with respect regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, religious and political beliefs, etc.
In this pursuit, WFP assists women to balance work exigencies with personal and family responsibilities by providing an attractive compensation package, including fully paid maternity leave for 16 weeks, breastfeeding time off, and the possibility to avail of flexible working arrangements. Also, we endeavor to provide our staff, women, and men, with training and professional career development.


Closing Date: 10 August 2021

  • Qualified female applicants encouraged to apply.
  • This position is open ONLY for Sudanese nationals or individuals authorized to work in Sudan according to Sudanese Regulations.
  • WFP does not charge any fee at any stage of its recruitment process
  • WFP has zero-tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/ADIS status.

WFP in Sudan

In 2019, Sudan faced a worsening economic crisis, including high inflation and rising prices for essential items such as food, medicine and other commodities. After months of civil protest, a Transitional Government was formed in September 2019. The Transitional Government is pursuing a new social contract with the people, prioritizing peace and economic reform, which can pave the way to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 2 on zero hunger and improved nutrition

However, a large number of displaced people, including refugees from neighbouring countries, a volatile economic situation, increased climate variability, environmental degradation, disease outbreaks, malnutrition, gender inequality, and the risk of relapse back into potential conflict present significant hunger challenges.

According to the Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan 2020, 9.6 million people require humanitarian support in 2020, including 6.2 million people who are food insecure.  High inflation continues to reduce households’ purchasing power and people are unable to meet their basic needs. An average local food basket takes up at least 75 percent of household income. 

Sudan continues to face persistently high levels of acute malnutrition and stunting, which constitute a significant public health problem. National prevalence of global acute malnutrition – too thin for height – is 14.1 percent. About 2.7 million children suffer from wasting annually, with approximately 522,000 suffering from severe acute malnutrition. 

Although stunting – too short for age – has slightly improved over recent years, the scale of the problem remains concerning. One out of three Sudanese children are undernourished and do not grow to their full cognitive and physical potential.  

Two thirds of the population live in rural areas, and the  economy is heavily dependent on agriculture. However, the sector is vulnerable to climate shocks, and the productivity is low due to inadequate farming practices and post-harvest losses. 

In response to these challenges, WFP works with the Government and partners to provide life-saving food and nutrition assistance, while supporting government efforts to strengthen social protection systems.  

The already dire food security situation in Sudan could worsen with the adverse economic impacts of COVID-19.  Additional efforts are required to prevent already extremely vulnerable households from becoming impoverished. In an effort to protect the most vulnerable groups against hunger and the spread of COVID-19, WFP is adjusting its response in Sudan, while ensuring safety at food and cash distributions. 

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