Senior Nurse , Tunis/Libya

Employer: United Nations Support Mission in Libya
Location: Tunis/Libya
Closing: 11 October 2016

Job Opening Number: 67491

This position is located in the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). The Senior Nurse will be based in Tunis (Tunisia) and reports directly to UNSMIL Chief Medical Officer. The position might be relocated to Tripoli (Libya) in the future based on the operational requirements of the Mission.Responsibilities

•Identifies and plans clinics’ medical material, supplies and equipment requirements and raises requisitions accordingly;
•Liaises with Procurement Section and Supply Section to establish essential contracts for the mission;
•Coordinates medical evacuation and cooperates with Medical Services Division in N.Y. and the receiving facilities in home countries;
•Assists in providing medical support during evacuation and repatriation;
•Advises evacuees on the requirements for evacuation and/or escorts patients if needed;
•Concludes or closes medical evacuation files to enable staff members to submit claims;
•Assists in arrangements for the deceased;
•Develops logistic plans to support field satellite clinics, and follows up on implementation;
•Designs and implements outreach programs for mission personnel;
•Plans and organizes preventive and promotes medical fairs;
•Draws and implements duty roster for clinic personnel;
•Performs medical briefing for incoming staff and conducts first aid training;
•Maintains medical inventory and supplies and distributes medical supplies to outstations;
•Arranges medical appointments and examinations to mission personnel;
•Updates monthly medical reports.
•Performs other duties as required.

Work implies frequent interaction with the following:
Staff at large throughout the mission
Staff within work unit
Staff counsellors
Physicians and nursing staff of referral hospitals

Results Expected:
Independent responsibility for planning and implementation of own work plan and that of other nursing staff as delegated by the Chief Medical Officer, promotion and maintenance of health care in the mission, including the prevention of health hazards, for mission staff. Effectively develops staff under his/her supervision, including their on-going learning and development.Competencies

Professionalism: 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 basic diagnostic equipment and ability to use them. 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.

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.

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.Education

Registered Professional Nurse who is a graduate of either an accredited Baccalaureate Nursing Programme or an accredited Diploma Programme (4 years). Certificates in ECG, CPR or Basic Life Support is an asset. Knowledge of electronic medical records is desirable.Work Experience

At least 8 years of progressively responsible clinical experience in general nursing, Intensive Care and health administration. Supervisory experience in mission administration is an asset. Knowledge and understanding of relevant UN administrative policies and procedures is desirable.Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required.Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity, 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 or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places 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. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-a-Glance on "The Application Process" and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The screening and evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications, including but not limited to, their education, work experience, and language skills, according to the instructions provided on inspira. Applicants will be disqualified from consideration if they do not demonstrate in their application that they meet the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations. Applicants are solely responsible for providing complete and accurate information at the time of application: no amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

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