Org. Setting and Reporting
These positions are located in United Nations (UN) field missions. They usually report to a more senior Medical Officer in the field, and have a functional reporting relationship to the Medical Director, Medical Service Division, OHRM.
Within delegated authority, the Medical Officer at this level will be responsible for the following duties:
•Undertakes day-to-day clinical duties, e.g. walk-in clinic, emergencies.
•Undertakes day-to-day occupational health duties: pre-placement and periodic medical examinations, prepares UN staff for travelling providing them immunizations, malaria prophylaxis, travel kits, etc.
•Refers staff to outside specialists as necessary.
•Follows-up with outside specialists.
•Provides health education and health promotion programs.
•Participates in addressing work environment and occupational health issues.
Medical Administrative Duties:
•Liaises with UN-Military Medical Units in the mission and host-nation medical facilities.
•Follows the United Nations established policies and procedures regarding medical clearances, sick leave and medical evacuations/repatriations.
•Participates in drafting and implementation of business continuity and crises preparedness plans for the duty station/mission.
•Deputizes for a more senior Medical Officer during his/her absence.
•Manages day-to-day mission medical support operations by ensuring availability of medical supplies and proper functioning of medical equipment.
•Ensures appropriate training programs are implemented in order to maintain and develop the medical capabilities (e.g., health education, HIV/AIDS prevention, first aid and CPR).
•Support the implementation of the UN HIV PEP program as an administrator or custodian in the duty station /mission through the facilitation of access to all required HIV PEP services and by Support provision and creation of health promotion and awareness on all areas of HIV prevention and management.
•Support the process involved in the management of HIV infection including Voluntary Confidential Counselling and Testing, HIV diagnosis treatment and participate in all training and other continuing medical education organized by DHMOSH on HIV/AID management and implementation of HIV PEP program
•Performs other related duties as required.
• PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of clinical, occupational and tropical/travel medicine. Formal training in CPR and, preferably in BCLS and ACLS or equivalent emergency medical care. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
• TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
• CLIENT ORIENTATION: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
Doctorate (MD) or equivalent in medicine, including residency/internship in one of the medical specialties, preferably internal medicine is required.
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible clinical experience in the areas of internal medicine is required.
Knowledge and or experience of occupational health and tropical/travel medicine is highly desirable.
Knowledge of CPR and preferably in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) or equivalent emergency medical care is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required; and knowledge of French is desirable.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.
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