MEDICAL ASSISTANT – Mogadishu, Somalia
|MEDICAL ASSISTANT, FS5
|Job Code Title:
|United Nations Support Office in Somalia
|22 April 2021 – 05 May 2021
|Job Opening Number:
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Medical Services Section of the United Nations Support Office in Mogadishu, Somalia (UNSOS). Under the overall supervision of the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), the incumbent will report directly to the Medical Officer.
Under the general supervision of the Medical Officer or Chief Medical Officer, the incumbent carries out the following duties:
•Responds to emergency calls and assists Medical Officers in providing adequate care.
•Coordinates referrals of patients within and outside the mission.
•Ensures effective liaison between the Mission’s Medical Cell, contingents, and other sections in the mission, namely Supply, MovCon, Aviation Unit, Security, MSC, Transport, etc.
•Assist in liaising between the military and the civilian medical components in the mission area regarding referrals, hospitalizations and evacuations of uniformed personnel.
•Coordinates specialist consultations and hospitalizations of mission staff.
•Provides care/advice or facilitates referrals of staff to the UN Medical Officer or outside Physician as needed.
•Processes and manages Medical Clearances (Entry and Periodic Medical Examinations) for UNSOS/UNSOM, new and existing staff members, UNMEMs and IPOs.
•Ensure that appropriate medical records are kept in a strictly confidential manner in hard copies or in Earthmed software.
•Keeps record of monthly medical data related to MSSRT, blood utilization, Casevacs/Medvacs from all UNSOS Medical Facilities in Somalia.
•Assists in providing medical support to military patients during evacuations and repatriations.
•Participate as a member of the mission’s Emergency Response Team.
•Arranges for hand-outs, training materials, information boards/pamphlets, communication and liaises with other sections, etc. during preparations of training and health awareness programs for TCC.
•Performs on-call duties during nights, weekends and holidays as required.
•Develops and implements First Aid and BLS Training programs to meet mission needs.
•Performs other related duties as required.
Professionalism: Knowledge of Basic and Advanced life support and be able to operate ECG Machines, Glucometer, and have knowledge in handling electronic medical records. 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.
Planning & 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.
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.
Nursing diploma is required. Training in Basic and Advance life support and in pre-hospital stabilization is highly desirable. Alternatively: Registered Nurse who has graduated with either an accredited Nursing Programme or accredited Nursing Diploma Programme.
At least 8 years of progressively responsible experience in medical/technical assistance or related area.
Experience in an UN Peacekeeping or in an international organization is highly desirable. Experience in the usage of Earthmed/Medgate patient database is desirable. Knowledge and understanding of relevant UN administrative policies and procedures is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required.
Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment.
This “Recruit from Roster” job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected.
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.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
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