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This is a G-5 contract. This kind of contract is known as General Service and related categories. It is normally only for nationals. It usually requires 5 years of experience, depending on education. More about G-5 contracts.

Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in the Kuwait Joint Support Office (KJSO). The Nurse will report to the Chief Medical Officer for substantive matters and to Chief Human Resources Officer for administrative matters.

The Department of Operational Support (DOS) was established to provide end-to-end operational support, advisory services and other solutions to operating entities across the Secretariat, including departments, offices away from headquarters, peace operations, and regional commissions. Under the strategic guidance of the Department of Operational Support (DOS), the Kuwait Joint Support Office provides efficient and client-oriented services with the goal of moving transactional, non-location dependent administrative functions from its client entities. These include transactional elements of human resources, finance, travel and payroll.

Responsibilities Clinical Technical Duties: Within delegated authority, the Nurse shall be responsible for the following duties. - Attend the UN Clinic on a full-time basis. - Responds to emergency calls during outside office hours when necessary. - Give first aid and advice to the staff and their recognized dependents. Ensures effective liaison between patient and private doctor, paramedics, family members, and colleagues as appropriate. - Performs clinical assessment of patients visiting the walk-in clinic. Facilitates referral to an outside physician, as required. - Ensures preparedness of staff travelling on missions or reassignments, including administration of appropriate vaccine, instructions on malaria prophylaxis and other travel related ailments. Instructs on the content and potential uses of the travel kit. - Assists in providing health education and health promotion programs. - Participates in work environment assessment, e.g. office ergonomics, and addresses other occupational health issues. - Coordinates medical evacuation and assists in providing medical support during evacuation and repatriation. Advises evacuees on the requirements for evacuation and/or escorts patients, if needed. - Assist in arrangements for the deceased. - Designs and implements outreach programs for mission personnel. Plans and organizes preventive and promotes medical fairs. - Perform medical briefing for incoming staff and conduct first aid training. - Assess needs of clients visiting the walk-in clinic, provides care/advice (e.g. the benefits of preventive medicine, stress related issues etc.) accordingly and facilitates referral to the UN Medical Physician or to an outside physician, as indicated. Administer minor "outpatient" treatment and immunization requirements. - Assists in maintaining records of patients, medical data including consultations and treatment. - Maintain strict confidentiality with regards to patient's medical records, patient management and treatment. - Perform medication, injection, dressing, stitching, foreign body extraction and so on as needed. - Provide emotional support to staff and dependents as and when required. - Performs other related duties as required.

Administrative Duties: Maintain the UN Clinic in good order and keep the inventory of medical supplies and equipment up-to-date and be prepared for disaster. - Coordinate the work of other UN Dispensary personnel. - Enter medical data of patients into register, patient's file, and electronic databases. - Schedule consultations with the UN Physician for eligible staff and dependents. - Maintain a 24-hour roster of available specialists for referrals and treatment when necessary. - Identifies and plans clinics, material, supplies and equipment requirements and raises requisitions accordingly. - Updates the monthly medical reports.

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.

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 audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

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.

Education Registered professional nurse who is a graduate of either an accelerated Baccalaureate Nursing Program or an accredited Diploma program (3 years).

A certificate in CPR or Basic Life Support is desirable.

Job - Specific Qualification Certification and registration to practice Nursing is required.

Efficient computer skill in emails, MS-Word, MS-Excel, and online-data base is desirable.

Work Experience A minimum of five years of progressive clinical experience in general nursing is required.

Two years of experience in emergency care or occupational medicine, first aid provider training is desirable.

Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.

For the position advertised, fluency in English is required.

Note: "Fluency" equals a rating of 'fluent' in all four areas (speak, read, write, and 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 a competency-based interview.

Special Notice This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country. A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.

Applicants who are not nationals of Kuwait must meet the relevant employment requirements of the host country, including fulfilling visa or work permit stipulations.

An appointment shall not be granted to a person who is the father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, stepchildren, or step sibling of a staff member.

At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

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 position is temporarily available for an initial 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.

  • 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.

    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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