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This is a UNV International Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as International UN Volunteer. It is normally internationally recruited only. More about UNV International Specialist contracts.

UNMISS was established in 2011 under the auspices of the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO); subsequently, UNMISS mandate has been renewed through resolutions 2057 (2012), 2109 (2013), 2155 (2014), 2187 (2014), 2223 (2015), 2241 (Dec. 2015), 2304 (2016) and 2327 (2016), 2392 (Dec. 2017), 2406 (Mar. 2018), 2459 (Mar. 2019), 2514 (Mar. 2020), 2567 (Mar. 2021), 2625 (Mar. 2022).

Under the general supervision of the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and direct supervision of the Head Nurse, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

• Work in the walk-in clinic • Respond to emergency calls and assist doctors in providing adequate care and per-forming respective duties in the treatment of the patient • Perform ECG, and other medical exams such as blood tests, glucose, troponin, and urine test as required • Prepare patient for different intervention and escort patient to other medical facilities as required • Assess needs of clients visiting the walk-in clinic; provide care/advice (e.g. the bene-fits of preventive medicine, etc.) • Respond to on call and other duties including weekends as required • Perform nursing care related to her/his professional capacity • Responsible for emergency room and doctor’s consultation rooms, ensure that all equipment’s are ready for use and functional e.g. defibrillator, ECG machine, glucometer, etc. • Receives patients and records the necessary data for effective treatment • Ensures safety of the patients while performing the duties • Communicate with patients and updates the doctors in the clinic • Maintains patient’s records and exercises confidentiality • Accord’s patients fair and equal treatment regardless of ethnic background • Assist in providing health education and addressing work environment and occupational health issues • Actively contribute to planning and organizing preventive and primitive medical practice • Actively contribute to the In-service education for nurses • Plan and organize First Aid Training for UNMISS staff • Maintain the clinic pharmacy by keeping the database updated and inform the relevant counterpart. • Perform other related duties as required.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to: • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for in-stance in events that mark International Volunteer Day); • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country; • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities; • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.; • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers; • Promote capacity development activities and transfer of skills to national personnel during the assignment; • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

• Integrity and professionalism • Accountability • Commitment to continuous learning • Planning and organizing • Teamwork and respect for diversity • Communication • Flexibility, adaptability, and ability and willingness to operate independently • Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards the UN core values.

Working in a hospital.

Cognitive skills related to general and emergency nursing.

Solid computer skills, including full proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word); other IT applications and office technology equipment;

Have affinity with or interest in humanitarian relief, post-conflict situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and sound security awareness.

Living conditions vary between UNMISS duty stations. Each duty station where UNMISS has a field presence has basic residential camp facilities, which includes running water and electricity. Candidates should be aware that accommodation may be austere with the possibility of water shortages and power blackouts. On arrival in Juba accommodation will be on a share basis. Ablutions will also be shared. As the accommodation situation improves single unit accommodation, with an attached ablution, should become available in all locations. Hard wall accommodation is available in Juba.

All UNMISS duty stations apart from Entebbe, Uganda are considered non - family duty stations. The security level of UNMISS duty stations is classified by the UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) who will brief on arrival. A number of locations in South Sudan are prone to conflict.

Primary health care services (preventive and curative) are provided in 11 United Nations Owned Equipment (UNOE) Level-I clinics, 21 Contingent Owned Equipment (COE) Level-I clinics, 4 COE Level-II medical facilities within the mission area and the establishment of contractual agreements for Level-III and Level-IIII care outside the mission area. The 4 Level-II facilities available in Juba, Bor, Malakal and Wau, run by the Troop Contributing Countries (TCC), take referrals from the Level-I clinics and provide hospital-based care.

The climate is tropical with a rainy season in many areas, which should normally span from around April to October. Ability to live and work in difficult and harsh conditions is essential.

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