20 June 2016

Medical Officer (Surgical and Trauma Management) - Turkey

Employer: World Hralth Organiation
Location: : Gaziantep, Turkey 

Grade: P4
Deadline: 3 July 2016

Organization unit: EU Europe (EU) /
EURO Europe Regional Office (EU/RGO)
DCH- Division of Communicable Diseases and Health Security / WHO Office in Gaziantep

Objectives of the Programme :
The objectives of WHO's emergency programme are to design and implement programmes that prepare the health sector to deal with emergencies and that improve health during and after crises. Within the emergency programme, the objectives of WHO's emergency response team are to support Member States by: 
(1) promptly assessing health needs of populations affected by crisis, identifying priority causes of ill-health and death; preparing damage estimates and emergency response and rehabilitation plans; providing prompt, credible health information and ensuring the continuity of essential health services; 
(2) coordinating and monitoring emergency health relief efforts under the Aegis of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Health Cluster, of which WHO is the lead agency; 
(3) ensuring that critical gaps in the health response are rapidly identified and filled; 
(4) revitalizing and building the capacity of national health systems to deal with preparedness, mitigation and response.

Description of duties:
Under the guidance of the WR/Head of WHO Country Office Turkey, and direct supervision of the Emergency Coordinator will:
1. Provide technical assistance to NGOs and health partners on good practice and protocols for surgery and especially surgical and emergency obstetric care, including training of medical officers in surgery and trauma management;
2. Provide guidance on surgeries carried out where necessary in emergency situations and promote the use of WHO guidelines among health partners;
3. Train relevant health staff in surgery and hospital management, especially in emergency and/or mass casualty and trauma management;
4. Strengthen surgical and medical capacities of key hospitals by monitoring, formal and TOT training of professionals.
5. Strengthen trauma management, mass casualty management, and disaster planning at the hospital level where needed through the provision of technical support, training, contingency planning and monitoring;
6. Advise and take appropriate effective actions to ensure adequate coverage, access and equity in the delivery of emergency health care, especially in emergency obstetric care, through direct engagement with health partners who are running those facilities to identify health care requirements/interventions that are not met by the present response capacity, in terms of human, material and financial resources;
7. Assist in ensuring that technically sound guidelines and minimum standards in hospital settings are available and applied by health partners, and/or help adjust these to the context of the country.

Essential: University degree in medicine and Master´s degree in surgery with specialization in emergency and trauma surgical care.
Desirable: Qualification in public health.
WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an accredited institution.
- Good knowledge or understanding of WHO rules and procedures.
- Ability to manage and coordinate activities in emergency situations.
- Computer literacy.
Competencies required:
1) Producing results: Sound organizational and analytical skills; ability to work under pressure.
2) Fostering integration and teamwork
3) Moving forward in a changing environment
4) Communicating in a credible and effective way: ability to communicate effectively with multiple stakeholders related to surgical and trauma care management; excellent presentation skills.
5) Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences: excellent interpersonal skills, tact, discretion and diplomacy.
See WHO Global Competencies model at http://www.who.int/employment/competencies/en/
Essential: At least 7 years of relevant experience combined at national and international level in emergency surgery and emergency response relief.
Desirable: Experience in UN organizations, governmental or non-governmental organizations in developing countries, preferably in chronic emergency.
Essential: Excellent knowledge (advanced level) of English.
Desirable: Good knowledge (intermediate level) of another WHO and/or WHO/EURO official language, i.e. Russian, French, Chinese, Arabic, Spanish or German.
Additional Information:
(*) Extension of appointment is subject to a) satisfactory performance, b) continued need for the function, and c) availability of funds.
Similar positions at the same grade may be filled using this vacancy notice.
Long-listed candidates may be contacted to sit a written test or presentation prior to final short-listing. This does not preclude a written test or presentation prior to final interview.
In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and these will be reviewed individually.

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Monthly salary: (Net of tax)
USD 5,752.6 at single rate
USD 6,177.5 with primary dependants Post Adjustment: 27.9 % of the above figure(s). This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation.

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