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Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Medical Officer 19 August 2020 Int. Specialist UNSOS Somalia
Open

Medical Officer

International Specialist
UNSOS
Somalia
Garoowe (SOM)
English
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
19 August 2020

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

Under the direct supervision of the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) or his representative, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks at the duty station:

  • Undertakes day-to-day clinical duties, e.g. consultation and treatment of patients at walk-in clinic and 24/7 response to medical emergencies;
  • Provides primary health care services at the Jowhar Level-I clinic and follow up with the treatment of patients evacuated from Jowhar;
  • Ensures availability of medical supplies and proper functioning of all medical equipment in the clinic;
  • Ensures optimum and rational use of resources while respecting medical ethics; Coordinate training programs for AMISOM medical staff to develop their capabilities (e.g. BLS, ACLS, & Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS), etc.;
  • Assists in the management of procurement of drugs, medical equipment, consumables and medical supplies through the system contracts.
  • As a member of the Mission Crisis Management team, participates in the preparation and implementation of Mass Casualty Incidence (MCI) Response, Medevac, and Casevac Standard operating procedures (SOPs;
  • Participates actively in organizing medical referrals, casualty and medical evacuation of mission personnel.;
  • Ensures the provision of health education to civilian mission personnel;
  • Participates actively in addressing environmental and occupational health issues;
  • Participates in the planning, management and implementation of adequate infection control measures in the mission health facilities at all levels;
  • Provides relevant public health guidance to the facility management team in the mission and contractors providing catering, sanitation and fumigation services at the UN camps within Somalia;
  • Ensures timely submission of weekly and monthly medical reports from Jowhar to the CMO’s office;
  • Reports to the CMO or his OIC on all clinical activities at the duty station on weekly and monthly basis; Carry out any other tasks within the mission as may be assigned by the CMO.
Master degree or equivalent

University Degree in Medicine and Surgery (MB.BS or MD) or its equivalent;

Residency/internship in one of the medical specialties is an advantage

36 Months

A minimum of 3 years of clinical experience is mandatory.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Specialized human medicine (with clinical experience)

Valid certification in Advanced Trauma Life support, Advanced cardiac Life support or Prehospital trauma life support is highly desirable;

Experience in HIV care or VCCT is desirable

Yes

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections

of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink.

Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at

https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to

apply.

Application deadline: 19 August 2020

Medical Officer 19 August 2020 Int. Specialist UNSOS Somalia
Open

Medical Officer

International Specialist
UNSOS
Somalia
Baidoa (SOM)
English
01 September 2020
until 30 June 2021 with possibility of extension
19 August 2020

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

Under the direct supervision of the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) or his representative, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks at the duty station:

  • Undertakes day-to-day clinical duties, e.g. consultation and treatment of patients at walk-in clinic and 24/7 response to medical emergencies;
  • Provides primary health care services at the Baidoa Level-I clinic and follow up with the treatment of patients evacuated from Baidoa;
  • Ensures availability of medical supplies and proper functioning of all medical equipment in the clinic;
  • Ensures optimum and rational use of resources while respecting medical ethics; Coordinate training programs for AMISOM medical staff to develop their capabilities (e.g. BLS, ACLS, & Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS), etc.;
  • Assists in the management of procurement of drugs, medical equipment, consumables and medical supplies through the system contracts.
  • As a member of the Mission Crisis Management team, participates in the preparation and implementation of Mass Casualty Incidence (MCI) Response, Medevac, and Casevac Standard operating procedures (SOPs;
  • Participates actively in organizing medical referrals, casualty and medical evacuation of mission personnel.;
  • Ensures the provision of health education to civilian mission personnel;
  • Participates actively in addressing environmental and occupational health issues;
  • Participates in the planning, management and implementation of adequate infection control measures in the mission health facilities at all levels;
  • Provides relevant public health guidance to the facility management team in the mission and contractors providing catering, sanitation and fumigation services at the UN camps within Somalia;
  • Ensures timely submission of weekly and monthly medical reports from Baidoa to the CMO’s office;
  • Reports to the CMO or his OIC on all clinical activities at the duty station on weekly and monthly basis; Carry out any other tasks within the mission as may be assigned by the CMO.
Master degree or equivalent

University Degree in Medicine and Surgery (MB.BS or MD) or its equivalent; Residency/internship in one of the medical specialties is an advantage

36 Months
  • A minimum of 3 years of clinical experience is mandatory.
  • Valid certification in Advanced Trauma Life support, Advanced cardiac Life support or Prehospital trauma life support is highly desirable; Experience in HIV care or VCCT is desirable
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Specialized human medicine (with clinical experience)
  • Specialized human medicine (with clinical experience) Mandatory
  • Valid certification in Advanced Trauma Life support, Advanced cardiac Life support or Prehospital trauma life support is highly desirable; Experience in HIV care or VCCT is desirable
Yes

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 19-08-2020

Welfare Assistant 20 August 2020 Int. Specialist UNSOS Somalia
Open

Welfare Assistant

International Specialist
UNSOS
Somalia
Mogadiscio (SOM)
English
Immediate
until 30 June 2021 with possibility of extension
20 August 2020

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

Under the overall guidance of the Senior Administrative Officer; the direct supervision of the Welfare Officer, and working closely with the UN Somalia Staff Welfare and Recreation Committee the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Assess, identify, monitor and report on the avenues for positive outlets for recreation and wellbeing of UN personnel in Somalia.
  • Recommend welfare approaches for positive engagement by UN personnel.
  • Organize and deliver welfare events, thereby improving the recreational and social opportunities for staff.
  • Develop and deliver programs to increase adjustment to mission life as well as increase cooperation between sections, sectors and all categories of personnel.
  • Coordinate activities with the UN military and police Welfare focal points with regard to social, cultural and recreational events.
  • Create and develop a generic menu of welfare and recreation programs for regional offices including training, exercise classes, cultural and social events, etc.
  • Travel periodically to regional offices in Somalia for welfare-related activities.
  • Develop, recommend, and monitor proposals for use of welfare funds and budgets.
  • Increase staff awareness and information about social and recreational opportunities available to them in the mission area;
  • Ensure maintenance of welfare equipment and exercises, sports, and recreational facilities.
  • Manage the development of the welfare library and supervise the arrangement and the loan of all material.
  • Prepare periodic statistics on activities, participation in events, and contacts clients.;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Technical/Vocational diploma

Diploma/Certificate and experience in related fields. A minor degree or Training Certificates in Social Sciences, Humanities, Counselling, Sports, Logistics, Emergency Response/First Responders/Peer Helpers, and Training is an advantage or relevant combination of Education and Stress Management/Welfare activities and experience in a closely related field.

48 Months

Four (4) years of experience, at least two of which must be working in a multi-cultural setting.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other health related experience
Yes

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections

of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink.

Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at

https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to

apply.

Application deadline: 20 August 2020