MEDICAL OFFICER, P4
Application deadline 2 months ago: Tuesday 8 Nov 2022 at 23:59 UTCOpen application form
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.
The salary for this job should be between 126,357 USD and 162,912 USD.
Salary for a P-4 contract in NairobiThe international rate of 90,970 USD, with an additional 38.9% at this the location, applies.
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Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located within the Mission Support Service/Medical Services Section in the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS). The position is based in Nairobi/Kenya. The incumbent will report to the Chief Medical Officer of UNSOS.
Responsibilities Within delegated authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties: Clinical Duties: - Undertakes day-to-day clinical duties, e.g., walk-in clinic, emergencies, etc. - Undertakes day-to-day occupational health assessments of fitness for work, periodic medical examinations of staff, etc. - Refers staff to outside specialists, as necessary. - Follows-up with outside specialists. - Drafts and implements Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Medico Administrative Duties: - Provide (where delegated) medical determinations for travel and employment clearances, sick leave, medical evacuations, and pension fund recommendations. - Acts as Medical Advisor (where delegated) on matters pertaining to the UN Secretariat and clients' Organization Pension Committees. - Advise 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 crisis preparedness plans for the duty station/mission. - Advise (where delegated) Administration on sick leave, service-incurred accidents or illnesses, possible cases of termination for health reasons or disability as well as other workforce's issues. - Provides background documentation for the presentation of disability cases to the Staff Pension Committee. - Reviews and advises on other types of leave. - Reviews and validates long-term sick leave as well as claims on service-incurred accidents or illnesses. - Participates to design occupational health programmes and services to contribute to and sustain a healthy work environment. - Participates to appropriate trainings programmes, such as on HIV/AIDS prevention, firstaid, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), etc. Managerial duties: - Coordinates the day-to-day operations and administration of the medical section unit in Nairobi including the supervision of staff and ensuring the maintenance and confidentiality of medical records. - Supervises laboratory technicians, nurses, and medical administrative staff. - Ensures availability of drugs and medical supplies and proper functioning of medical equipment. - Manages/Support day-to-day administrative operations. - Performs other related duties as required.
Competencies Professionalism: Knowledge of clinical, occupational and tropical/travel 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.
Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments. Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards. Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules. Supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments. Takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
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 to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
Judgement/Decision-making: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly; gathers relevant information before making a decision; considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization; 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.
Managing Performance: Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision making authority; makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; appraises performance fairly.
Education Doctorate (MD) or equivalent in medicine, including residency/internship in one of the medical specialties, preferably internal medicine, is required.
Currently registered to practice medicine in own country or another UN member state is required.
Formal training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), basic cardiopulmonary life support, and advanced cardiovascular life support or equivalent emergency medical care is desirable. Courses / specialization / certification in occupational safety and health is desirable.
Work Experience A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible clinical experience in one of the areas of medicine is required.
Experience in managing a medical team is required.
Experience with pandemic response in a United Nations Common System field operation (inclusive of peacekeeping missions, Agencies, Funds and Programmes) or similar international organizations or non-governmental organization in a conflict or post-conflict setting is desirable
Experience with coordinating / participating in professional medical networks is desirable.
Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required.
Assessment Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment.
Special Notice The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
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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