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Nurse 02 December 2020 Int. Specialist UNAMA Afghanistan


International Specialist
Kabul (AFG)
01 December 2020
until 31 December 2021 with possibility of extension
02 December 2020

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

The JMS is the primary health care provider for all UNAMA staff. It aims to protect and promote staff health, to sustain and improve their working capacity, to contribute to a safe and healthy working environment, and to promote the adaptation of work to the capabilities of staff, taking account of their health status. With this in mind and given the current heightened security situation in the mission environment, we are seeking candidates with experience in providing healthcare in hardship duty stations.

Under the direct supervision of Chief Medical Officer, the UN Volunteer nurse will undertake the following tasks:

  • Attend the UNAMA medical clinic on a full time basis;
  • Assist the head nurse in supervising and coordinating nursing activities in JMS;
  • Implement infection prevention and control measures both in the clinics and in UN compounds;
  • Provide hands-on care to patients by administering medications, managing intravenous lines, observing and monitoring patients' conditions, maintaining records and communicating with doctors.
  • Provide health promotion, counselling and education. Interpret patient information and make critical decisions about needed actions.
  • Evaluate nursing activities to ensure patient care, staff relations, and efficiency of service;
  • Observe nursing care and visit patients to ensure that nursing care is carried out as directed, and treatment administered in accordance with physician's instructions;
  • Accompany physician on rounds, and keep informed of special orders concerning patients;
  • Identify learning needs of nursing staff and design training programs for skill development;
  • Direct preparation and maintenance of patients' clinical records;
  • Inspects rooms and wards for cleanliness and comfort;
  • Serve as a role model for nursing employees and demonstrates leadership ability and management skills through fair decision making;
  • Ensure medical equipment and consumables are available and ready for use at all times.
  • Perform other related duties to the above assignment as requested by the CMO.
  • Support day-to-day operations through liaising with the various components in the mission and the local health care providers
  • Participate in meetings arranged on health related issues as and when assigned by the CMO.
  • This position is to provide support to the UN. It is not a humanitarian position requiring interaction with the local population.
Technical/Vocational diploma

Certification in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support.

Computer literate with the ability to use MS word, excel, powerpoint and email.

36 Months

A minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in nursing care.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Nursing and midwifery
  • Proven work experience in clinical nursing;
  • Caring and compassionate nature ;
  • Excellent teamwork, verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to deal with emotionally charged and pressured situations;
  • Resilience and stamina.

Accountability, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 2-12-2020

Associate Programme Officer 13 December 2020 Int. Specialist UNHCR El Salvador

Associate Programme Officer

International Specialist
El Salvador
San Salvador (SLV)
12 months
13 December 2020

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Programme Officer or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Associate Programme Officer will:

  • Through a consultative process within the country and field visits, stay involved in the development of the strategies, methodologies, contingency plans that respond to new and emerging operational challenges for the country;
  • Assist in ensuring that global strategic priorities (GSP) and regional priorities as well as information on projected resource availability guide the planning parameters;
  • Provide inputs for developing the country operations plan in compliance with global strategic priorities and regional priorities as well as with annual programming/planning instructions;
  • Assist in organizing a consultative process to ensure a consistent application of the organization’s criteria and policies for the selection of implementing and operational partners;
  • Assist in managing the development of a broad network of partners, good coordination practices and the development of partner capacities;
  • Assist in training UNHCR as well as implementing partners (IP) staff in UNHCR standard procedures related to the Results Based Programme (RBM) management;
  • Undertake proper collection, monitoring and use of baselines, standards and indicators needed to measure and analyze UNHCR’s performance, trends and target interventions;
  • Undertake field visits to evaluate and improve the planning, programming, implementation and monitoring of assistance projects;
  • Assist in implementing the establishment of sound monitoring processes, in reviewing final reports and on progress in order to advise on any corrective actions required or the need for additional resources to reach planned target levels;
  • Apply UNHCR’s corporate tools (e.g. Global Focus, Focus Client) to record data and assess the technical soundness of the operation and generate data for evidence-based decisions at the country-level;
  • Assist in keeping donor representatives briefed on developments and assist in the development of funding submissions, appeals and reports;
  • Assist in monitoring compliance to the organization’s resource allocation framework, providing support and assisting in corrective action where required;
  • Assist in establishing and handling Implementing Partners Reports.
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Advanced higher degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Law, Economics, Development, Social Science or related field.
36 Months
  • At least 3 years of work experience relevant to the function, in programme management, monitoring and evaluation. UNHCR experience in Programme is highly desirable.
  • Desirable Qualifications and Skills:

  • Previous field experience is an advantage;
  • Familiar with UNHCR’s RBM approach and use of project/software is an asset;
  • Completion of the UNHCR Learning Programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position;
  • Good knowledge of UNHCR financial rules, procedures and processes is an asset;
  • Knowledge of UNHCR specific programming tools (MSRP, Focus, etc.) is an asset.
  • Experience with coordinating with Implementing Partners (Government/INGO/NGO)
  • Data Management skills
  • Computer skills: Office Package (excellent knowledge of Word, excellent knowledge of Excel and Power Point) and Internet browsing.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Spanish(Optional), Level - Fluent
Development programme management, Monitoring and evaluation
  • Programme management, monitoring and evaluation.


Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 13-Dec-2020 at 23:59hrs, Germany time zone