UN Clinic Nurse – Hargeisa, Somaliland


UN Clinic Nurse – Hargeisa, Somaliland

Location : Hargeisa
Application Deadline : 27-Jun-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 8d 22h 2m
Type of Contract : IPSA (Regular)
Post Level : IPSA-9
Languages Required :
Expected Duration of Assignment : 6 months with a possibility of extension

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

Instructions to Applicants: Click on the “Apply now” button. Input your information in the appropriate Sections: personal information, language proficiency, education, resume and motivation. Upon completion of the first page, please hit “submit application” tab at the end of the page. Please ensure that CV or P11 and the Cover letter and other documents are combined in one file.Personal CV or P11, indicating all past positions held and their main underlying functions, their durations (month/year), the qualifications, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate, and at least three (3) the most recent professional references of previous supervisors. References may also include peers.

High school diploma, diploma on baccalaureate nursing programme or an accredited diploma programme, license to practice as a nurse from home country, Certificate of Good Standing from Medical Society.

A cover letter (maximum length: 1 page) indicating why the candidate considers him-/herself to be suitable for the position.

Managers may ask (ad hoc) for any other materials relevant to pre-assessing the relevance of their experience, such as  reports, presentations, publications, campaigns or other materials.


UNDP will cover the cost of travel of the individual to the duty station, as well as their return to their home upon completion of their services. Travel costs are covered only in the event that the function will be undertaken physically in the duty station and excludes working from home arrangements.

Office/Unit/Project Description 

These temporary positions are located in the Department of Management and field missions, including those UN Clinics administered by UNDP. At Headquarters, the nurse reports to the Medical Director, Division of Healthcare Management, Occupational Health and Safety (DHMOSH) and usually in the field to the UN Health Manager when applicable. In the field has a functional reporting relationship to the UN Medical Director, DHMOSH, OHRM, and in those UN Clinics administered by UNDP with the UNDP Resident Representatives.

In some duty stations, nurses may also head up small field medical service facilities.

Institutional Arrangement

The Nurse will be under direct supervision of the UN Clinic Health Manager.

Scope of Work

Within delegated authority, the nurse will be responsible for the following duties

Knowledge Management

Clinical Duties:

  • Responds to emergency calls and assists Medical Officers.
  • Ensures effective liaison between patient and private doctor, paramedics, family members, and colleagues as appropriate, documents case findings.
  • Assist to the medical officer on the management, organization and coordination of the fever clinic, including isolation ward, etc. at the duty station.
  • Assist the medical officer in the follow up and tracking of the positive cases and close contacts.
  • Performs point of care diagnostic and screening tests.
  • Performs clinical assessment of patients visiting the walk-in clinic; provides care/advice accordingly or facilitates referral to the UN Medical Officer or to an outside physician, as indicated.
  • Ensures preparedness of staff travelling on missions or reassignments, including administration of appropriate vaccine, instructions on malaria prophylaxis and other travel-related ailments.
  • Assists in providing health education and health promotion programs; participates in work environment assessment with special emphasis to the prophylaxis of the relevant diseases of the outbreak.

Medico Administrative Duties:

  • Assists Head Nurse in all her/his activities as required.
  • In the UN Clinics administered by UNDP and Regional commission acts as Head Nurse.
  • Ensures that medical instruments are properly sterilized.
  • Ensures proper filing of medical and other records.
  • Evaluates, orders and maintains an efficient inventory and stock control of medications/vaccines and other medical supplies and equipment.

Supervisory Duties:

  • Assumes all supervisory and medico-administrative duties of the Head Nurse in her absence. In the case of the Regional Commissions and the UN Clinics administered by UNDP, acts as Head Nurse and supervises the work of other nurses.


  • Performs other related duties as required.

UN coordination

Work implies frequent interaction with the following:

  • Staff at large
  • Staff within work unit
  • Staff counsellors
  • Senior management throughout the Organization
  • Security personnel
  • All specialized agencies
  • Military Physicians, nurses
  • Physicians and representatives of Laboratories, Pharmaceutical Companies, Medical Associations and Societies
Core Competencies:
Ability to make new and useful ideas work
Level 4: Creates new and relevant ideas and leads others to implement them
Ability to persuade others to follow
Level 4: Positions the organization as a center of expertise and influence Inspires others to reach new heights
People Management
Ability to improve performance and satisfaction
Level 4: Creates atmosphere of trust to build acceptance and seek diverse views, cultures and individual needs across the organization
Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform
Level 4: Articulates ideas for transformational change, which are actionable
Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement
Level 4: Creates a professional performance culture to deliver outcomes across the organization and continuously improve and adaptProfessionalism: 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects 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& 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Min. Academic Education
  • Registered Professional Nurse with high school diploma and who is a graduate of either an accredited baccalaureate nursing programme or an accredited diploma programme (3 years).
  • National registration and license are required.
Min. years of relevant Work experience
  • Five (5) years of experience in nursing or related area.


Required  skills
  • Demonstrated expertise in the care of the mechanically ventilated patient, including the set up and maintenance of circuits and ventilator machines.
  • Previous experience in humanitarian crisis and infectious diseases is highly desirable.
  • Certification as Intensive Care Nurse or a minimum of 1 years’ experience as an Intensive Care Nurse in the past 5 years.
  • Proven experience in barrier nursing and use of PPE.
Desired additional skills
  • UN field experience is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of clinical, occupational and travel nursing.
  • Formal training in CPR and, preferably, in BCLS and ACLS or equivalent emergency medical care.
  • Knowledge of major medical office equipment and ability to use them in emergency situations.
  • Knowledge of use of ventilator machine and management of critical patient in respiratory distress.
  • Knowledge of point of care testing.
Required Language(s) (at working level)
  • Fluency in oral and written English is required.
  • Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.
Professional Certificates
  • Registered Nurse
  • High School Diploma
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • License to Practice as a nurse from home Country
  • Certificate of Good Standing from Medical Society

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