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Application deadline 1 year ago: Sunday 11 Apr 2021 at 23:59 UTC

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This is a UNV International Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as International UN Volunteer. It is normally internationally recruited only. More about UNV International Specialist contracts.

Eligibility criteria

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Description of task

Under the general supervision of the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), the incumbent will perform the following duties:

  • Undertakes day-to-day clinical duties including regular general consultations e.g. walk-in clinic, emergencies in addition to specialist -anestesiologist/intensivist duties;
  • Performs general and local anestesia depending on the type of surgeries performed and also based the clinical assessment;
  • Provides anestesiologiolical services for an elective surgical interventions;
  • Ensures that all medical and nursing staff implements standard clinical protocols;
  • Contributes to implementation of the WHO Integrated Management for Emergency and Essential Surgical Care (IMEESC) toolkit;
  • Conducts a needs assessment of the surgical capability in close coordination with the surgeon and develops a plan to improve surgical services;
  • Monitors medical instruments and equipment to ensure that aseptic & anti-septic measures are in place;
  • Performs 24/7 on-call for any surgical/medical emergencies and rotational weekend/night shift-call duties as per roster;
  • Refers staff to higher level for specialist’s care and follow-up as necessary;
  • Provide health education;
  • Participates in drafting and implementation of business continuity and crises preparedness plans for the duty station/mission;
  • Follows the United Nations established policies and procedures regarding medical clearances, sick leave and medical evacuations/repatriations;
  • Conducts Contingent Owned Equipment (COE) Verification Inspections;
  • Deputizes for a more senior Medical Officer during his/her absence;
  • Performs other duties as required/assigned.


Required degree level:

Master degree or equivalent

Education - Additional Comments:

Degree Level/Type of degree: Medical doctor with specialization in Anesthesiology is required .Valid certificate of ACLS/ATLS/PHTLS or equivalent emergency medical care is required.Critical care training will be an added advantage.

Required experience:

60 Months

Experience remark:

  • A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible practical experience in anesthesiology after specialty training;
  • Experience of working in the UN or an International organization especially in conflict areas and/or adverse living conditions is desirable.

Language skills:

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent

Area of expertise:

Specialized human medicine (with clinical experience)

Area of expertise details:

  • Computer skills: Solid computer skills, including full proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word); other IT applications and office technology equipment;
  • Have affinity with or interest in humanitarian relief, post-conflict situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

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Competencies values:

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

Application procedure:

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first register your profile at Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first update your profile at Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 11 April 2021

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