• Vacancy at The United Nations Development Programme (Nigeria)

  • Posted on: 26 November, 2014 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • The United Nations Development Programme (Nigeria) announces the following vacancy:

    HEALTH MANAGER, UN CLINIC PHYSICIAN

     

    UN field personnel are exposed to various health and security hazards that may result in disease; psychological trauma and life threatening injuries. Dedicated, effective primary health, occupational health and emergency medical services may mitigate negative outcomes of trauma, injuries and health complications providing better chances for saving lives as well as for faster and better recovery.

    The Health Manager, UN Clinic Physician, is part of the UN common services of the UN country team in (duty station) and administered by UNDP. The Health Manager, UN Clinic Physician will attend to the UN Clinic on a full time basis and provide medical services to staff members and their dependents. In addition, he/she will facilitate for medical evacuations and cooperate with headquarter offices on all related matters. The Health Manager, UN Clinic Physician is responsible for the day to day running of the UN Clinic and he/she manages the UN Clinic staff and physical assets (equipment and inventories), ensures consistent delivery of high quality medical services to the UNCT. The Health Manager, UN Physician will also be responsible for medical examinations of staff, a responsibility he/she will share with other designated UN Physicians. (The UN Clinics operate, with regard to technical matters only, under the general supervision of the UN Medical Director and with and with UNDP on regards of all administrative matters)

    Under the overall supervision of the UN Resident Coordinator with regards to a Under the overall supervision of the UN Resident Coordinator with regards to all administrative matters and the general supervision of the UN Medical Director with regards to technical matters, the Health Manager, UN Clinic Physician, will provide clinical services including medical consultations and emergency care, and supervise the work of the medical staff (including nurses, lab technician and pharmacist). The incumbent will promote proactive occupational health policies and best practices and procedures in the medical services in conjunction with Administration. This will include outreach to staff and dependents in the areas of preventative health. The Clinic doctor is expected to take part in the HIV work in the UN work place as outlined in UN Cares and UN Plus. S/he is part of the emergency response team and will as such work closely with DSS in implementing case-vac and mass casualty response.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    Summary of key functions:

    •     Clinical Duties;
    •     Medical Administrative Duties;
    •     Supervisory Administration;
    •     Coordination of UN Cares activities;
    •     Emergency medical response.

    Required Skills and Experience
    Education:

    •     University Degree in Medicine, from an accredited University and currently licensed to practice within home country or other national jurisdiction;
    •     Valid certification in Advanced Trauma Life support, Advanced cardiac Life support OR Pre hospital trauma life support is required;
    •     Certification in HIV care OR VCCT is desirable.

    Experience:

    •     At least five (5) 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;
    •     Surgical, ICU, aeromedical or anesthetic experience is an advantage;
    •     Experience in Tropical 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.

    Language:

    •     Fluency in English and /or French is required. Knowledge of local language highly desirable.

    Method of Application

    The United Nations shall place 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. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

    No fee

    The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, or training). The United Nations does not concern itself with information on applicant's bank accounts.
    The UN 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.

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates should click here to apply online.

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