Application deadline 9 months ago: Friday 24 Feb 2023 at 23:59 UTCOpen application form
This is a NO-3 contract. This kind of contract is known as National Professional Officers. It is normally only for nationals. It's a staff contract. More about NO-3 contracts.
Org. Setting and Reporting The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) is the UN headquarters in Africa and the representative office of the Secretary-General. UNON supports programme implementation of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Human Settlements Programme (UNHABITAT) and the Resident Coordination System (RCS) globally, as well as other UN offices in Kenya, by providing administrative, conference and information services (www.unon.org).
The post is located in the UNON Joint Medical Service at the Dadaab duty station. Under the direct supervision of Chief, Joint Medical Service, the incumbent is responsible for the following duties:
Responsibilities 1. CLINICAL DUTIES: (a) Run the UNHCR clinic in Dadaab established for the purpose of providing assessment, stabilization and treatment of medical, surgical or obstetric emergency cases in the field environment (b) Coordinate with relevant ministry of health teams in contact tracking and surveillance for COVID-19 and / or other infectious disease cases c) Perform day-to-day clinical duties, e.g. attending to walk-in clinic, (d) Assist with the coordination of medical evacuations, emergencies, (e) Pre-placement and periodic medical examinations, (f) Immunizations, travel advice; (g) Refer staff to and follow up with outside specialists as necessary; (h) Provide health education and medical counseling to clients; (i) Organize/participate in addressing work environment and occupational health issues; (j) Emergency response on 24/7 basis, as and when required; be on call during and outside office hours to observe and treat emergencies in the clinic. (k) Undertake house calls and hospital rounds when required.
2. MEDICO-ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES: (a) Liaise with other dispensaries and host-nation medical facilities; (b) Follow the United Nations established policies and procedures regarding medical clearances, sick leave and medical evacuations; (c) Recommend medical evacuation when required; (d) Responsible for all paper work and reporting procedures for medical evacuations in line with UN Rules and procedures; (e) Ensure proper follow up on all cases; (f) Application of terms of reference in Administration manuals for rules and regulations regarding UN clinic operations; (g) Responsible for the supervision and distribution of work for the nurses and other staff assigned to the fever clinic; (h) Responsible for establishing good relations with reliable hospitals, private medical facilities and blood banks.
3. SUPERVISORY ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES: (a) Ensure that appropriate training programs are implemented in order to maintain and develop the medical capabilities e.g. health awareness, infection prevention, mass casualty response; (b) Undertake medical clearance according to UN guidelines and procedures; (c) Undertake 'outpatient' treatment and immunization requirements; (d) Responsible for regular reporting on clinic activities, medical facilities available locally and other statistical information as may be required; (e) Supervise and manage the performance of the JMS senior nurse based at the duty station; (f) Collects and analyzes data to identify trends or patterns and provide insights through graphs, charts, tables and reports using data visualization methods to enable data-driven planning, decision-making, presentation and reporting; (g) Ensures that requirements, background information used for data analysis are documented. (h) Perform other related duties as required.
Competencies PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of and hands on experience in clinical medicine. Shows pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. The ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to management. 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.
COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
PLANNING & ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning. Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently.
Education An advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in Medicine, Surgery or Public health (M.Med/ MPH) or in a related clinical area is required. A first-level university degree (bachelor's in medicine and Surgery, MBChB) in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree. Must be Registered with Kenya Medical and Dental Practitioners Board. Proficiency in computer skills, particularly in MS Office software and use of databases, is required. Certification in occupational health and safety is desirable.
Successful completion of both degree and non-degree programs in data analytics, business analytics or data science programs is desirable.
Work Experience A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in clinical medical practice in field environment, hospital environment, pre-hospital environment or related area is required.
At least two (2) years experience working in Accident and Emergency Unit, Intensive Care Unit or Aeronautical medicine is required.
Experience in managing infectious diseases is desirable.
Experience in occupational health and safety at the work place setting is desirable.
Experience in counseling and/or stress management is desirable.
Two (2) years or more of experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.
Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English and fluency in Swahili or Kiswahili is required. Knowledge of a second UN official language is desirable.
NOTE: ''Fluency equals a rating of ''fluent'' in all four areas (read, write, speak, understand) and ''Knowledge of'' equals a rating of ''confident'' in two of the four areas.
Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
Special Notice Appointment or assignment against this position is for an initial period of one year.
THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO NATIONALS OF KENYA ONLY. National Professional Officer category shall be of the nationality of the country where this position is located and will be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of the office. If no suitable local candidate is identified, Kenyan nationals residing elsewhere may be considered, in which case the candidate would be responsible for any costs related to traveling and relocating to Kenyan in the event of an employment offer.
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
Note to current staff members at the General Service level: Should a current General Service staff member (not on Continuing or Permanent Appointment) be selected for this post, he/she would need to resign from his/her General Service appointment before receiving a new appointment at the National Officer level. Locally recruited General Service staff members applying for this post must meet the minimum requirements, including academic qualifications and years of relevant experience. Relevant experience in the General Service category at G-6 and G-7 levels may count towards experience requirements.
Internal Applicants: When completing the form, ensure ALL fields, ALL professional experience and contact information are completed and up to date. This information is the basis for the hiring manager to assess your eligibility and suitability for the position and to contact you. "
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.
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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.
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