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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), helps developing countries attract and use aid effectively. In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights, capacity development and the empowerment of women.

We invite applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:

Job Title: Nurse

Job ID: 26671
Location: Abuja
Vacancy Type: FTA Local
Grade: G7
Post Level: National Consultant
Posting Type: Common System
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension

Purpose

  • The UN Clinic Nurse performs the functions under the immediate supervision of the UN Clinic Physician with regards to technical matters only and the overall supervision of the UN Resident Coordinator for all administrative matters.

Reporting structure and partners:

  • The technical supervision of the nurse and the medical personnel in the field as well as the technical performance evaluation will be executed by the UN Medical Director or his nominee.
  • In order to ensure that UNDP should facilitate external access to its Performance Development and Management system to MSD.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • In this section list the five primary responsibilities of the position.  As needed add additional context below the responsibilities.  Tip: Focus on what the job entails now how to do the job.

Clinical Technical Duties:
Within delegated authority, the Nurse shall be responsible for the following duties:

  • Attend the UN Clinic on a full time basis;
  • Assist the UN Physician in the performance of his/her duties
  • Responds to emergency calls during outside office hours when necessary and assists Medical Doctors in providing adequate care;
  • 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;
  • Documents case findings.
  • Performs diagnostic and screening tests such as: ECG, x-rays, laboratory (blood and urine), and other tests as required.
  • Coordinates medical evacuation and cooperates with DHMOSH New York and the receiving facilities in home countries;
  • Assists in providing medical support during evacuation and repatriation;
  • Advises evacuees on the requirements for evacuation and/or escorts patients if needed;
  • Concludes or closes medical evacuation files to enable staff members to submit claims;
  • 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 etc.) accordingly and facilitates referral to the UN Medical Physician or to an outside physician, as indicated;
  • Performs clinical assessment of patients visiting the walk-in clinic;
  • Facilitates referral to the UN Medical Doctor or 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.
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • In consultation with the UN Clinic physician, maintain a 24-hour roster of available specialists for referral and treatment;
  • Coordinate and supervise the work of other UN Clinic personnel i.e. Pharmacy assistant, Ambulance driver and Cleaner;
  • Check equipment and supplies on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis and maintain them in working order;
  • Ensures that medical instruments are properly sterilized and maintains hygiene and cleanliness of the clinic;
  • Through a monthly check, ensures that medical instruments and equipment in the UN ambulance are maintained in a working order, and replaced after use;
  • 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;
  • Ensure a proper and safe disposal of hazardous material and medical waste in close coordination with the Medical Physician, Lab technicians, and Pharmacists
  • Identifies and plans clinics’ material, supplies and equipment requirements and raises requisitions accordingly;
  • Liaises with Procurement Section and Supply Section to establish essential contracts for the mission;
  • Develops logistic plans to support field satellite clinics, and follows up on implementation;
  • Draws and implements duty roster for clinic personnel;
  • Maintains and medical inventory and supplies and distributes medical supplies to outstations;
  • Arranges medical appointments and examinations to mission personnel;
  • Updates the monthly medical reports.

Competencies
Professionalism:

  • Knowledge and experience in clinical/occupational nursing.

Communication:

  • Ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively orally.

Teamwork:

  • Good interpersonal skills; ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

Planning and Organizing:

  • Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; ability to establish priorities and to plan and co-ordinate own work plan; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

Technical/Functional
Primary:

  • Technological Awareness:
    • Proficiency in relevant medical software packages.
    • Commitment to Continuous Learning:
    • Initiative and willingness to keep abreast of new skills in the nursing field.

Secondary:

  • Client Orientation:
    • Reports to internal and external clients in a timely and appropriate fashion.
    • Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines.
    • Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external clients.
    • Responds to client needs promptly.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • Registered Professional Nurse and first level degree from an accredited Baccalaureate Nursing Programme (University) or equivalent such as an accredited Diploma Programme (4 years).
  • Certificates in ECG, CPR or Basic Life Support, PHTLS and ACLS or equivalent emergency medical care is an asset.
  • Recognized additional training in primary health care and midwifery is desirable;
  • HIV/AIDS Management training is desirable
  • National registration and license is a requirement.

Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of continuous clinical experience in nursing preferably in a multicultural environment;
  • Intensive Care and health administration. Supervisory experience in a UN field operation is an asset. Knowledge and understanding of relevant UN administrative policies and procedures is desirable.
  • Experience in Trauma and Emergency care is desirable;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) is desirable.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in oral and written English; knowledge of other official UN languages is an advantage.


Deadline: 31st October, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Security Operations Centre Operator (Kaduna, Bauchi, Enugu, Kano, Lagos, Port Harcourt, Sokoto, Yola with possibility of building a roster)

Job ID: 26671
Duty Station: Kaduna
Vacancy Type: Service Contract (SC)
Grade: SB1
Posting Type: Common System
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility of extension
Practice Area – Job Family: Crisis Prevention and Recovery – RADIO OPERATIONS

Background

  • Under the direct guidance and supervision of the SOC/Supervisor (SOC/S) and overall supervision of the respective FSCO, the SOC/O is assuring continuous and effective functioning  of Security Communications System (SCS) and other operational communications related tasks to the implementation of safety and security for UN personnel within respective Area of Responsibility (AOR).
  • The SOC/O is required to provide timely and accurate technical advice to SOC/S keeping the designated Security Area Field Security Coordination Officer (FSCO) informed.

Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:

  • To ensure the undisrupted functioning of SCS within AOR.
  • To serve in the shift duty and operates SCS equipment installed in SOC.
  • To maintain the availability of HF, UHF and/or VHF radio communication means for extreme emergencies.
  • To provide technical communications support to SOC/S; to provide technical support to the maintenance, and repair of communications equipment.
  • To advise SOC/S of practical means to enhance communication capability.
  • To draft and disseminate the Security Information Threat (STIs) notices, alerts, warnings, advisories, and updates.
  • To ensure that the Area SOC keeps a 24/7 watch to collect all available info in their AOR and send it to the FSCO and the Senior SOC/S through the Country SOC.
  • To monitors the security situation within AOR;
  • To monitor/track/report UN movement and activities within given AOR.
  • To maintain and update the Daily Staff List for respective AOR.
  • To draft and disseminate Daily Media Monitoring Reports;
  • Any other task directed by designated FSCO and SOC/S.

Impact of Results

  • The key results have an impact on the accurate and timely implementation of the overall UN security program within given AOR through the functioning, effective, and efficient communications of information and instructions, particularly during emergency conditions.
  • The functions and associated key results ensure UN policy compliance and practical capabilities throughout the AOR.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • High school and technical qualification in communications.
  • The bachelor’s degree is preferred but not a requirement.
  • Recognized certificates in radio communication is desirable.

Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in practical communications implementation, preferably in the military or police context, or related field of work.
  • Prior experience with the UN system or international NGOs is an advantage.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English language and any local language of the duty stations indicated in job title will be preferred.

Competencies:

  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Respect for diversity
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Client orientation
  • Creativity
  • Technological Awareness
  • Commitment to continuous learning.


Deadline: 31st October, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: UN Dispensary Physician

Job ID: 26668
Location: Abuja
Vacancy Type: FTA Local
Grade: NOC
Posting Type: Common System
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility of extension
Practice Area – Job Family: HIV and Health – PHYSICIAN

Background

  • UN field personnel are exposed to various health and security hazards that may result in disease; psychological trauma and life threatening injuries. Dedicated, effective primary health, occupational health and emergency medical services may mitigate negative outcomes of trauma, injuries and health complications providing better chances for saving lives as well as for faster and better recovery.
  • The UN Clinic Physician, is part of the UN common services of the UN country team in (duty station) and administered by UNDP.
  • The UN Clinic Physician will attend to the UN Clinic on a full time basis and provide medical services to staff members and their dependents. In addition, he/she will facilitate for medical evacuations and cooperate with headquarter offices on all related matters and ensures consistent delivery of high quality medical services to the UNCT.
  • The UN Clinic Physician will also be responsible for medical examinations of staff, a responsibility he/she will share with other designated UN Physicians. (The UN Clinics operate, with regard to technical matters only, under the general supervision of the UN Medical Director and with UNDP on regards of all administrative matters).

Reporting structure and partners:

  • Under the overall supervision of the UN Resident Coordinator with regards to all administrative matters and the general supervision of the UN Medical Director with regards to technical matters, UN Clinic Physician, will provide clinical services including medical consultations and emergency care, and supervise the work of the medical staff (including nurses, lab technician and pharmacist).
  • The incumbent will promote proactive occupational health policies and best practices and procedures in the medical services in conjunction with Administration.
  • This will include outreach to staff and dependents in the areas of preventative health.
  • The UN Clinic doctor is expected to take part in the HIV work in the UN work place as outlined in UN One for All.  S/he is part of the emergency response team and will as such work closely with DSS in implementing case-vac and mass casualty response.

Duties and Responsibilities
Clinical Duties:

  • Attend the United Nations Clinic on a full time basis.
  • Respond to acute emergencies in line with international protocols such as advanced trauma life support management and advanced cardiac life support or Pre Hospital Trauma life support.
  • Be able to do triage and primary stabilization.
  • Undertake day-to-day clinical duties, e.g. walk-in clinic, pre-placement and periodic medical examinations and immunizations.
  • Provide health education.
  • Participate in addressing work environment and occupational health issues.
  • Undertake medical examinations for UN Agencies international and local staff and dependents.
  • Diagnose and recommend treatment to all staff visiting the Clinic on a daily basis.
  • Be on call during and outside office hours to observe and treat emergencies in the UN Clinic. Undertake house calls when required.
  • Responsible for entry and periodic medical examinations for United Nations staff members who choose to use the UN Clinic for their examinations.

Medical Administrative Duties

  • Liaise with other UN Clinics, host-nation medical facilities and medical facilities abroad to coordinate medical evacuations.
  • Follow the United Nations established policies and procedures regarding medical clearances, sick leave and medical evacuations.
  • Recommend medical evacuation when required to RC (the doctor recommend as the medical expert, submit evacuation request to UN Clinic Health Manager for authorization and facilitate medical evacuations of UN staff and their dependents). Responsible for all paper work and reporting procedures for medical evacuations in line with UN Rules and procedures.
  • Ensure proper follow up on all cases
  • Application of terms of reference in UNDP POPP for rules and regulations regarding UN Clinic operations
  • Responsible for establishing good relations with reliable hospitals, private medical facilities and blood banks and local physician, including UNEP if available.
  • Keep constant contact with the United Nations Designated Examining Physicians to facilitate their availability as and when required;
  • Ensure that proper medical records are kept in a strictly confidential manner.
  • Maintain emergency medical supplies and equipment to be used in case of emergency situation;
  • Replenish first aid kits and other essential medical supplies kept in other duty stations within the country
  • Recommend procurement of vaccines, medical supplies and equipment, and ensure that inventory is kept.
  • Maintain medical records of all United Nations personnel thru Medgate (Electronic Medical Records System) and advise health precautionary steps to new staff members; already include above
  • Prepare and send periodic (quarterly) reports of functions, visits, medical evacuations and treatments at the UN Clinic to the United Nations Medical Service; included below.
  • Advise on health precautionary steps to be undertaken at the duty station, and perform any other duties as considered necessary by the United Nations Medical Director and/or the UN Resident Coordinator.

Supervisory Administration:

  • Supervise, distribute work to the nurse (s) and other staff of the United Nations Clinic; included below:
    • Manage day-to-day mission medical support operations by ensuring availability of supplies and proper functioning of medical equipment;
    • Ensure that appropriate training programs are implemented in order to maintain and develop the medical capabilities (e.g. health education, HIV/AIDS prevention, First aid and CPR).
    • Responsible for regular reporting on clinic activities, medical facilities available locally and other statistical information as may be required.
    • Responsible for the supervision and distribution of work for the nurse(s) and other staff of the UN Clinic.

Coordination of UN One for All Activities:

  • Planning and organization of training of focal points and peer educators;
  • Arranging the dissemination of UN policies on HIV/AIDS.
  • Conducting an education and information campaign.

Competencies
Professionalism:

  • Knowledge of clinical, occupational and tropical/travel medicine. Formal training in CPR and, preferably in BCLS and ACLS or equivalent emergency medical care.
  • 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.

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 decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Planning and Organizing:

  • Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

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.

Technical/Functional
Primary:
Creativity:

  • Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks “outside the box”; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.

Technological Awareness:

  • Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.

Commitment to Continuous Learning:

  • Keeps abreast of new developments in own occupation/profession; actively seeks to develop oneself professionally and personally; contributes to the learning of colleagues and subordinates; shows willingness to learn from others; seeks feedback to learn and improve.

Secondary:
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.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • Advanced University Degree in Medicine from an accredited University and currently licensed to practice within home country or other national jurisdiction;
  • Valid certification in Advanced Trauma Life support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support Or Prehospital trauma life support is required;
  • Certification in HIV care or VCCT is desirable.

Experience:

  • At least five (5) years progressive experience and practice in general medicine in developing countries or countries in conflict, of which at least one year should be in Trauma and Emergency care and two years in Internal Medicine;
  • Surgical, ICU, aeromedical or anesthetic experience is an advantage; Experience in Tropical Medicine, Occupational health experience is an asset
  • Previous UN medical system/international medical experience is desirable.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) is expected.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Note

  • UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.
  • UNDP is committed to achieving diversity within its workforce, and encourages all qualified applicants, irrespective of gender, nationality, disabilities, sexual orientation, culture, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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