Dentist at American Refugee Committee (ARC), Kigali, Rwanda - CLOSE 20/02/2020 - Medical & Health Jobs in Kigali, Rwanda

Published date: 14/02/2020
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Kigali, Rwanda

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VACANCY – Dentist

American Refugee Committee works with its partners and constituencies to provide opportunities and expertise to refugees, displaced people and host communities – to better survive conflicts and crisis, and to rebuild lives of dignity, health, security and self-sufficiency. ARC presently works in and with partners in seventeen countries globally. ARC has consistently operated in Rwanda since the year 1994, and today has a strong and committed team of over eight hundred personnel who include full time staff, community mobilizers and incentive workers– implementing programs in Primary Health Care, Reproductive Health, HIV and Nutrition; also Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Shelter and general Infrastructure, Livelihoods/Economic strengthening, and Sexual and Gender Based Violence Prevention/ Protection. Our work in Rwanda currently covers all the refugee locations and their kind Rwandan-host communities. And we are always looking to expand and, jointly with our partners, offer lasting impact with and for the communities we serve! ARC is looking for a qualified, self-driven and committed individual to join in the position of Dentist, based FULL TIME in Nyabiheke– Gatsibo district.


Based at the refugee camp site level, the dentist is responsible for providing hands-on care to patients with dental conditions by diagnosing, administering medications, observing and monitoring patients’ conditions, maintaining records and communicating with doctors.


  • Interview patients to obtain information that will guide diagnosis with though physical examination of the patient while in consultations;

  • Provide dental treatment to patients, consult with extra attention on services or doses;

  • Refer patients to additional services or treatment if required;

  • Provide follow up with the patients that he/she has consulted to ensure good reception and proper treatment;

  • Report to the head Nurse any quality care issues that may require corrective action;

  • Provide instruction in Oral hygiene and methods of preventing the spread of oral diseases;

  • Provide information, Education and Communication (IEC) on oral hygiene and methods of prevention to People of concerns at the clinic or community level;

  • Fill client file and register book for each patient who comes in for consultation;

  • Maintain medical materials and equipment;

  • Coordinate with other health staff on self-assessment of clinical skills and challenges;

  • Perform record keeping procedures when registering patients according to health center protocols;

  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor or any other ARC Senior Manager.


  • A1 Diploma in Dental Therapy from a recognized university;

  • Full registration and current practicing license with relevant professional body. (Rwanda Allied Health Professions Council);

  • 2 years working experience serving as a dentist;

  • Experience in capacity building of health staff with good leadership qualities;

  • Analytical and organizational skills/experience with health data;

  • Demonstrated knowledge of health information systems and primary health care concepts including Rwandan MOH protocols and guidelines;

  • Excellent report writing, communication and analytical skills;

  • Computer knowledge is an added advantage;

  • Experience working in protracted refugee situation and/or previous experience in Rwanda.


  • Ability to adapt to the situations as required due to changes on the ground;

  • Self-motivated and client-orientated with a strong sense of personal ethic, integrity, and quality;

  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills, and a high level of flexibility and tolerance to ambiguity;

  • Capacity to identify and highlight areas of risk;

  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a dynamic environment;

  • Ability and willingness to travel and spend long periods of time in remote field areas.


Please submit 1 page Cover letter, an updated CV (maximum three pages) and names, title, and contacts of three professional referees, to include most current employer/supervisor - via email to: with the POSITION applied for clearly indicated in the subject line. The deadline for submission of applications is February 20th, 2020 at 16:00hrs. Only applications received through the above-stated email address will be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



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