Medical Officer

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Application deadline 2 days ago: Wednesday 20 Jan 2021


This is a UNV National Expert contract. This kind of contract is known as National UN Volunteer. It is normally only for nationals. More about UNV National Expert contracts.

Eligibility criteria

Minimum age: 35 years old, unless specified otherwise below. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Description of task

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of UN Clinic Health Manager or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Medical Officer will:

Clinical Duties:

  • Undertakes day-to-day clinical duties, e.g. walk-in clinic, emergencies, stabilization of critical patients, etc,
  • Overall supervision, management, coordination clinical operations of the Fever Clinic, Isolation ward, etc, during the COVID 19 pandemic.
  • Follow up and tracking of the positive cases and direct contacts,
  • *Refers staff to outside specialists as necessary;
  • Follows-up with outside specialists;
  • Provides health education and health promotion programs, with special emphasis to the prophylaxis of the relevant diseases of the outbreak;
  • Organizes/Participates in addressing work environment and occupational health issues.
  • To ensure the follow-up of sick staff at home

Medico Administrative Duties: (Depending of the Duty Station, these tasks normally belong to the UN Health Manger)

  • Advises Administration on medical standards for recruitment, sick leave, and medical evacuations/repatriations as per United Nations policies and guidelines;
  • Participates in drafting and implementation of business continuity and crises preparedness plans for the duty station/mission;
  • Manages/Supports day-to-day operations;
  • Deputizes for the UN Health Manager during his/her absence, when applicable;
  • Supervisory Administration of the Fever Clinic:
  • Supervises laboratory technicians' nurses and medical administrative staff; ensures availability of drugs and 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, dedicated training related to the pertaining outbreak) health education, health promotion and prevention, first aid and CPR).
  • Organised the shift roster to ensure coverage o the fever clinic 24/7


  • Performs other related duties as required.
  • Work implies frequent interaction with the following:
  • Staff at large
  • Staff within work unit
  • Staff counsellors
  • Senior management throughout the Organization
  • Security personnel
  • All specialized agencies
  • Military Physicians
  • Physicians and representatives of Laboratories, Pharmaceutical Companies, Medical Associations and Societies
  • Fill in the duties for this of assignment
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.


Required degree level:

Doctoral degree

Education - Additional Comments:

Doctorate (MD) or equivalent in medicine.

Required experience:

84 Months

Experience remark:

A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible clinical experience in one of the areas of medicine. UN field experience is highly desirable. Previous experience in humanitarian crisis and infectious diseases is highly desirable. Proven experience of a minimum of six month at an Intensive Care Unit in the past 5 years is highly desirable

Language skills:

  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent

Area of expertise:

General human medicine (with clinical experience), Public health, Other civil society or community development experience

Area of expertise details:

Residency/internship in one of the medical specialties, preferably internal medicine, ICU, or family medicine with relevant experience in emergency room or ICU

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Competencies values:

Accountability, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Technological Awareness, Vision, Working in Teams

Application procedure:

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Date limite pour postuler : 20-01-2021

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