UN Clinic Physician – Galkacayo, Somalia


UN Clinic Physician – Galkacayo, Somalia


UN Clinic Physician

International Specialist

Galkacyo (SOM)
12 months
10 June 2021

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 UN clinic health manager or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer UN Clinic Physician will:

1. 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 UNDP and UN Agencies international and local staff and dependents.
  • Diagnose and recommend treatment to all staff visiting the Clinic on daily basis.
  • Be on call during and outside office hours to observe and treat emergencies in the UN Clinic. Undertake house calls when required.

2. 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 RR (the doctor recommend as the medical expert, submit evacuation request to UN Clinic Health Manager (Case Manager) for authorization and facilitate medical evacuations of UN staff and their dependents). Responsible for all paperwork 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 situations.
  • 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 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 to the UN Clinic Health Manager.
  • Advise on health precautionary steps to be undertaken at the duty station, perform any other duties as considered necessary by the UN Clinic Health Manager and/or the UN Resident Coordinator.

3. Supervisory Administration: (Restricted Supervisory roles, only when delegated authority given by the UN Clinic Health Manager)

  • Supervise, distribute work to the nurse (s) and other staff of the United Nations Clinic.
  • 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 to maintain and develop the medical capabilities (e.g. health education, HIV/AIDS prevention, first aid and CPR).
  • Responsible for regular reporting on UN Clinic activities, medical facilities available locally and other statistical information as may be required.
  • Provide and design effective budget models for each departments of the clinic, analyzing financial information (e.g. expenditures, direct billing claims and financial statement analysis).

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities:

  • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
  • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
  • Provide annual and end of assignment self- reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities.
  • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
  • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;
  • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

 Bachelor degree or equivalent

  • A university degree (MBBS/MBChB/MD) in combination with post graduate experience to be able to practice medicine without supervision in a UN Member State.
  • Must have acute trauma care and life support (ATLS) certification with validity covering the deployment period. Pre-hospital trauma life support (PHTLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) or equivalent certifications are desirable with validity covering the deployment period.
  • Must be currently registered by a national medical board or council to practice medicine in their own country or another UN member state. License validity should cover the deployment duration.
  • Knowledge of clinical, occupational, tropical, travel medicine.

 36 Months

At least 3 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

• 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

  • English(Mandatory), Level – Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level – Working Knowledge
  • Somali(Optional), Level – Working Knowledge

 Public health, Occupational health and safety, General human medicine (with clinical experience)

  • Surgical, ICU, aeromedical or anesthetic experience is an advantage
  • Experience in Tropical Medicine, Occupational Health,


Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Technological Awareness

* 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: 10 June 2021





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