2 Jobs at Medical Teams International, Dental Officers

Job Title: DENTAL OFFICER (2) Positions
Reports to Direct: Medical In Charge
Supervises Direct: Assistant Dental Officer
Job Summary
Responsible for the assessment, diagnosis and management of oral health conditions, including minor surgeries and extractions. Leads community mobilization and sensitization of oral health practices.

Assess and diagnose dental needs
Perform minor surgeries and tooth extractions
Collaborate with community health teams to conduct health education on proper oral hygiene practices
Manage dental emergencies
Refer complicated cases for further investigation
Responsible for quality assurance by auditing own practice and ensuring that equipment remains in good condition; Make requisition for supplies and equipment repair needs in a timely manner
Participate in planning and budgeting process for the dental department
Ensure that medical practices are conducted with the highest level of integrity and ethics according to professional and MTI Code of Conduct
Ensure data collected is accurate and submit reports according to schedule
Support 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, Child & Vulnerable Adult protection, and harassment-free workplace policies.
Other duties as assigned

Bachelor degree in dental surgery
Completed internship
Registered with Tanganyika Medical Council
Valid practicing license is required

2 years of experience as a dental assistant is required
Experience working with international NGOs is an added advantage


Knowledge of management of oral health conditions and minor dental surgery practices

Skilled in administering anesthesia for dental surgery
Skilled in performing tooth extractions and minor surgeries
Skilled in using behavior change strategies to mobilize community members to take ownership of oral health needs
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
A good command of both written and spoken English


Ability to maintain confidentiality of patient information and adhere to professional code of conduct
Ability to treat all patients and staff with respect, without prejudice
Ability to provide high quality, ethical, compassionate care that places the needs of the patient first
Ability to maintain detailed records with high accuracy
Ability to support MTI Calling and adhere to the MTI Code of Conduct

This position requires work at health facilities located in remote areas with very basic living conditions.

Documents to be attached with application
CV/Resume (in English)
Birth Certificate or National ID or Passport (Provide only one document)
Academic Certificate
Registration Certificate from Pharmacy Council of Tanzania
Recommendation Letter from previous employer
Copy of police report or letter of good character from local government
Copy of Certificate of Service from previous employer

Application Procedure:
Interested applicants who meet the criteria should email their Application letter and CV ONLY saved as your name (Surname FirstName) in PDF or Word ONLY with subject as “DENTAL OFFICER” , including 3 work related referees to recruitmenttz@medicalteams.org

Indicate your Salary expectation/ current or previous salary/Notice Period at the bottom of your CV
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12th December 2019 5.00PM.

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