MEDICAL OFFICER

UN MINUSMA - United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali

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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.

• The development of capacity through coaching, mentoring and formal on-the-job training, when working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-) governmental counter-parts, including Implementing Partners (IPs); • Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment • A system of professional medical support service is availed and maintained at all time in support of all minusma personnel and personnel of other international partners who have a MOU for service with minusma.
• The incumbent maintains the highest standard of UN medical service with relevant modern medical technology, under the guidance of SOP’s approved form the office of Chief Medical Officer.

•Within delegated authority, the Medical Officer at this level will be responsible for the following duties: •Clinical Duties: • Undertakes day-to-day clinical duties during and out of clinic hours, 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 and follows-up with outside specialists. •Provides health education and health promotion programs. Participates in addressing work environment and occupational health and safety issues. Participate in preparation and management of endemic/epidemic diseases in mission area, e.g. COVID-19, Ebola Fever etc •
• 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, mission sup-port plan, health risk assessment and crises preparedness plans for the duty station/mission. • Preparation and submission of annual medical budget. • 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).

•General: • Performs all other related duties as required and tasked by the office of CMO

• Integrity and professionalism: demonstrated expertise in area of specialty and ability to apply good judgment; high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take owner-ship; willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently under established procedures in a politically sensitive environment, while exercising discretion, impartiality and neutrality; ability to manage information objectively, accurately and confidentially; responsive and client-oriented. • Accountability: mature and responsible; ability to operate in compliance with organizational rules and regulations. • Commitment to continuous learning: initiative and willingness to learn new skills and stay abreast of new developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work environment. • Planning and organizing: effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish priori-ties and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities. • Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender; • Communication: proven interpersonal skills; good spoken and written communication skills, including ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to conduct presentations, articulate options and positions concisely; ability to make and defend recommendations; ability to communicate and empathize with staff (including national staff), military personnel, volunteers, counterparts and local interlocutors coming from very diverse backgrounds; ability to maintain composure and remain helpful towards the staff, but objective, without showing personal interest; capacity to transfer information and knowledge to a wide range of different target groups; • Flexibility, adaptability, and ability and willingness to operate independently in austere, re-mote and potentially hazardous environments for protracted periods, involving physical hardship and little comfort, and including possible extensive travel within the area of operations; willingness to transfer to other duty stations within area of operations as may be necessary;

• Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards the UN core values.

The incumbent must be self-confident, compassionate and friendly. He/she must be highly motivated and possess excellent communications skills. He/she must be prepared for stressful situations, including being on-call for emergencies and medical evacuations. The incumbent will provide primary and continuing medical care for patients and, as the usual first contact for patients needing medical services, he/she will take account of physical, emotional and social factors when diagnosing illness and recommending the required treatment. The volunteer must work as part of a team alongside other health care professionals in MINUSMA clinic.

Standard basic computing skills (MS Office) and a good organizational and administrative skills. Have affinity with or interest in humanitarian relief, post-conflict situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

Mopti is a non-family duty station with a difficult security and working environment. Mali is a non-family duty station. Living conditions are acceptable in Mopti, but security instructions need to be strictly complied with. Adequate housing is available for rent at US$ 500-1500 per month. The national currency is the Franc CFA (May 2017 exchange rate was 1 US$ = 598 FCFA). Visa credit cards are accepted in some hotels and larger shops. Mali is a country prone to malaria, so mosquito nets are highly recommended. Basic medicines are available from pharmacies, but provision needs to be made for specialized medication.

Security recommendations from the UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) must be followed by all UN Staff in the course of their assignments in Mali.

For the sake of rewarding experience, UN volunteers in MINUSMA carry out their duties with flexibility, commitment, and a willingness to live and work in challenging conditions including heat and limited water and electricity supply

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