Consultant/ Specialist Physician - Expat

Employer: Mercy Hands for Humanitarian Aid
Location: Iraq
Closing date: 31 May 2017

Mercy Hands for Humanitarian Aid (Mercy Hands) is a leading Iraqi humanitarian NGO, founded in 2004. Mercy Hands' Headquarters is in Baghdad and it operates nationwide to alleviate suffering of disaster affected populations and to assist in building a strong civil society in Iraq. For more information about Mercy Hands and its mission, please visit

Mercy Hands has two charity clinics, in Baghdad and Babil governorates. The clinics provide the following services: physician care, nursing, ECG, Ultrasound, minor surgeries, urgent procedures (IV fluid administration and nebulizer), and a wide variety of lab tests. The clinics are open to everyone, but a priority is given to underprivileged poor people. All services are provided free of charge for internally displaced persons, orphans, victims of war, unemployed, low income families, and anyone who cannot afford to pay. However, those who can pay are charged subsidized fees for the services provided. The collected fees will be used to cover the running cost of the clinic and to sustain its operations. Primary care physicians and a few specialists run the clinics; however, there is a need for specific specialties.

Job Description
Mercy Hands is seeking Consultant/ Specialist Physicians to work at its charity clinics, either in Baghdad or Babil. Any specialty is welcomed but preference is giving to the following specialties: cardiology, nephrology, gynecology, endocrinology, neurology, psychiatry, family medicine, pediatrics, hematology, rheumatology, and gastroenterology.

Work schedule is flexible but average working hours are 24 hours per week. For non-Arabic speakers, a translator will be available.

The Consultant Physician will provide the full scope of care services, which fall under his/her field of training, including:

Obtain health history and perform physical examinations.
Order tests, diagnose, and direct counseling for each patient on a plan for treatment.
Prescribe medication
Arrange referral for patients requiring services not offered at the clinic.
Review incoming reports (e.g. lab, x-ray, ECG) sign, date and follow-up in a timely manner.

The Consultant Physician will participate in other Mercy Hands humanitarian health program – if interested – and also participate in clinic staff meetings and team meetings at Mercy Hands Headquarters.

Salary commensurate with skills and experience. Monthly salary range: $750 - $1000.
Visa: Mercy Hands is responsible for obtaining the visa.
1 return flight from the country of residence.
Residence: Mercy Hands will provide residence.
Phone (device and monthly phone cards)

· Post-graduate training and board certified/board eligible in a medical specialty.
· Active license to practice medicine.
· Native or good English speaker. Arabic speaking is a plus.


The ideal candidate will be available to begin as soon as possible. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to, with “Consultant Physician Application” in the subject line.

Mercy Hands is an equal opportunity employer and recognizes the value of diversity in the workplace. We make no employment or volunteering decisions based on gender, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or any other protected class.