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

Eligibility criteria

Minimum age: 22 years old. 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 the UN Medical Doctor or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Nurse will:

Clinical Duties:

  • Assist to the medical officer on the management, organization and coordination of the COVID-19 vaccination rollout, including observation ward, etc at the duty station.
  • Conduct registration / screening of candidate for COVID-19 vaccination
  • Administration of COVID-19 vaccines and drugs when necessary
  • Recording of vaccine data (vaccine batch, dose, etc.)
  • Infection Prevention and Controls (adequate use of PPE, management of hazardous biological risk waste)
  • Ensure proper storage and inventory of vaccines
  • Management of adverse effects, including anaphylaxis and other effects according to doctor's guidance
  • Responds to emergency calls related to COVID-19 vaccine post-vaccination reaction and assists Medical Officers.
  • Ensures effective liaison between patient and doctor, paramedics, family members, and colleagues as appropriate, documents case findings.
  • Assist the medical officer in the follow up and tracking of the COVID-19 positive cases and close contacts
  • Assists in providing integrated health education and health promotion programs including COVID-19 prevention and containment measures; participates in work environment assessment with special emphasis to the prophylaxis of the relevant diseases of the outbreak,

Medico-administrative duties:

  • Assists Head Nurse in all her/his activities as required.
  • Ensures that medical instruments are properly sterilized.
  • Ensures proper filing of medical and other records.
  • Evaluates, orders and maintains an efficient inventory and stock control of medications/vaccines and other medical supplies and equipment related to COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.


Required degree level:

Bachelor degree or equivalent

Education - Additional Comments:

Bachelor's degree in Nursing.

Required experience:

36 Months

Experience remark:

A minimum od three years of experience in nursing (mandatory area immunization program).

Previous experience in humanitarian crisis and infectious diseases is highly desirable.

Proven experience in barrier nursing and use of PPE.

UN field experience is highly desirable.

Language skills:

  • Portuguese(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge

Area of expertise:

Nursing and midwifery

Area of expertise details:

Demonstrated expertise in the implementation of immunization programs.

Language skills: Fluency in spoken and written Portuguese is required. Working knowledge of French or English is highly desirable.

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Competencies values:

Accountability, Client Orientation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

Application procedure:

* Pas encore enregistré/e dans la banque de candidats VNU ?

Veuillez d’abord enregistrer votre profil sur le site :

Important : Une fois votre compte crée, veillez à compléter toutes les sections de votre profil et le soumettre. Puis, connectez-vous à ‘Ma Page’ sur et cliquez sur le lien ‘Recrutement spécial’. Enfin, sélectionnez l’annonce de recrutement spécial à laquelle vous souhaitez postuler.

* Vous avez déjà un profil dans la banque de candidats VNU ?

Veuillez d’abord mettre à jour votre profil sur le site :

Puis, connectez-vous à ‘Ma Page’ sur et cliquez sur le lien ‘Recrutement spécial’ pour sélectionner l’annonce de recrutement spécial à laquelle vous souhaitez postuler.

! FOR National UN Volunteer assignments ONLY

Ceci est une annonce pour une affectation VNU national. Par conséquence, seuls les citoyens de la Guinée Bissau et les résidents légaux de la Guinée Bissau ayant une carte de résident de ce pays, le statut de réfugié ou d’apatride peuvent postuler à cette annonce. N’oubliez pas de cocher oui pour : « Je voudrais être considéré/e pour le volontariat dans mon pays. »

Date limite pour postuler : 08-06-2021

Les candidatures féminines et les personnes vivant avec handicap sont fortement encouragées.

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