MEDICAL OFFICER

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UNON - United Nations Office at Nairobi

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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) 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) 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. 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 and 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 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 an added advantage.

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.

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 an asset.

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 - Candidates for the National Professional Officer category shall be of the nationality of the country where this position is located and is open for nationals of Kenya ONLY.

  • This position is temporarily available for a period of 364 days. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.

  • While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.

  • Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.

  • Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply. Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.

  • Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.

  • 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.

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  • All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening. On-line applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an email acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please resubmit the application, if necessary. If the problem persists please seek technical assistance through the Inspira "Need Help?" link.

    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.

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