13 June 2016

Medical Assistant , Somalia

Employer: United Nations DPKO
Location : Mogadishu , Somalia

Closing: 20 June 2016
Job Opening Number: 61432

Special Notice

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.

Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Medical Section of the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS). The Medical Assistant will be based in Mogadishu (or in any of the sector headquarters based on need at any time) and reports to the Medical Officer.


Under the general supervision of the Medical Officer, the incumbent carries out the following duties;

Responds to emergency calls and assists Medical Officers in providing adequate care.
Coordinates movement of patients within and outside the mission.
Coordinate referrals of staff members to local medical facilities.
Ensures good and accurate record keeping of all evacuation throughout Somalia
Ensures proper record keeping of medical evacuations to Kenya, South Africa and into any of the TCC/PCC countries
Ensures proper record keeping of repatriations of patients from TCC/PCC
Generate monthly Medical report for the DMS
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 in collaboration with the medical team in Nairobi.
Provides nursing care/advice and facilitates referrals of staff to the UN Medical Officer or outside physician as needed.
Assists in providing care to patients during medical evacuations and repatriations to home country
Participates actively in organizing and delivering First Aid Trainings to AMISOM/SNA troops.
Is a member of the mission’s Emergency Response Team;
Performs other related duties as required.
Perform any other tasks as may be assigned by the CMO

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. 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.

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.

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.Education

Nursing diploma is required. Training in Basic and Advanced life support and in pre-hospital patient stabilization is highly desirable
Alternatively: Registered Nurse who has graduated with either an accredited Nursing Programme or accredited Nursing Diploma Programme is required.Work Experience

At least 6 years of progressively responsible experience in medical/nursing duties or related area is required. Experience in the coordination of Medical Evacuation activities in a UN field mission is highly desirable.Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of other UN official language is an advantage.Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an informal discussion.

United Nations Considerations
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.

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). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

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