MEDICAL OFFICER (CHIEF OF UNIT)

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UNISFA - United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei

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This is a P-4 contract. This kind of contract is known as Professional and Director staff. It is normally internationally recruited only. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 7 years of experience, depending on education.

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Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in the Medical Services Unit of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA), duty station Abyei. The incumbent will report directly to the Chief of Section, Service Delivery.

Responsibilities Within delegated authority, the Chief Medical Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

Clinical Duties: - Undertakes day-to-day clinical duties (e.g., walk-in clinic, emergencies). - Undertakes day-to-day occupational health duties including conducting pre-placement and periodic medical examinations, preparing UN staff for travelling, providing staff with immunizations, malaria prophylaxis, travel kits, etc. - Refers staff to outside specialists as necessary. - Follows up with outside specialists. - Provides health education and health promotion programs. - Participates in addressing work environment and occupational health issues.

Medical Administrative Duties: - Liaises with UN Military Medical Units in the mission and host nation medical facilities. - Liaises with the AMET available in the field mission, both TCC/PCC and contracted providers - Follows the established United Nations policies and procedures regarding medical clearances, sick leave, and medical evacuations and expatriations. - Participates in developing and implementing business continuity and crises preparedness plans for the field mission. - Performs and updates health risk assessment in the field mission (including deployed medical facilities). - Prepares and updates the relevant Health Support Plan when required. - Works in close collaboration with the FMO. - Keeps relevant medical statistics up to date, including those of TCC/PCC. - Keeps an updated list of referral specialists and referral hospitals. - Advises the CMS on all medical-related matters. - Develops and updates the SOP for medical support operation in the field mission.

Supervisory Administration: - Manages day-to-day mission medical support operation by ensuring availability of medical supplies and proper functioning of medical equipment. - Supervises the medical workforce at the UNOE Clinic (laboratory technicians, nurses, paramedics) and medical administrative staff. - Ensures the compliance of UN standard level of care in UNOE and TCC medical facilities. - Ensures availability of drugs and medical supplies and proper functioning of medical equipment at the UNOE and TCC/PCC medical facilities. - Ensures medical support timeline policy and MEDEVAC and CASEVAC chain are followed according to the relevant UN guidelines. - Ensures appropriate training programs are implemented to maintain and develop the medical capabilities (e.g., health education, HIV/AIDS prevention, first aid). - Supports the implementation of the UN HIV PEP program as an administrator or custodian in the field mission through the facilitation of access to all required HIV PEP services and creation of health promotion and awareness for all areas of HIV prevention and management. - Supports the process involved in the management of HIV infection including Voluntary Confidential Counselling and Testing, HIV diagnosis treatment. - Participates in all training and other continuing medical education organized by DHMOSH on HIV/AIDS management and the implementation of the UN HIV PEP program. - Performs other related duties as required.

Competencies Professionalism: 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.

Leadership: Serves as a role model that other people want to follow. Empowers others to translate vision into results. Is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives. Establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support. Anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions. Drives for change and improvement and does not accept the status quo. Shows courage to take unpopular stands.

Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients" and seeks to see things from clients' point of view. Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect. Identifies clients' needs and matches them with appropriate solutions. Monitors ongoing developments, both inside and outside, of the clients' environment to stay informed and anticipate problems. Keeps clients informed of progress in or setbacks to projects. Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to clients.

Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decisions, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Judgement/decision making: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation and comes to the heart of the problem quickly. Gathers and considers relevant information before making decisions. Considers positive and negative impacts of decisions, both to others and to the Organization, prior to making them. Proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information. Checks assumptions against facts. Determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision. Makes tough decisions when necessary.

Education A university degree (MBBS/MBChB/MD) in combination with postgraduate experience to be able to practice medicine without supervision in a UN Member State.

Pre-hospital trauma life support (PHTLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS), or Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) equivalent certifications are desirable with validity covering the deployment period.

Work Experience A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible clinical experience in one of the areas of medicine is required.

Residency in one of the medical specialties is required.

Current registration by a national medical board or council to practice medicine in their respective country or another UN member state, with license validity covering the deployment duration, is required.

Relevant experience in clinical, occupational, tropical, and travel medicine is required.

Qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of residency. Training and experience in occupational health and tropical medicine is desirable.

Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position(s) advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

Assessment Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment.

Special Notice This "Recruit from Roster" job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected.

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.

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