Senior Nurse , DRC

Employer: United Nations
Location: Goma DRC

Senior Nurse, FS5
Deadline: 24 February 2017
Job Opening Number: 17-Medical-FMADPKO-73634-F-Goma (M)

This position is located in Goma in the Medical Section of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO). The Senior Nurse reports to the Chief Medical Officer.Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Nurse at FS5 level will be responsible for the following duties:

- Coordinates and monitors the Medical Section’s budget, including the monies designated for other MONUSCO entities i.e. HIV/Aids, DDR/RR, etc.
- 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.
- Manages all Medical Section contracts with external providers – including the verification and processing of invoices.
- Medical Section’s focal point for UMOJA and EarthMed
- Plans and organizes preventive medical care training and promotes medical fairs.
- Responsible for all actions pertaining to entry medical clearance.
- 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.


Professionalism: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; Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

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.

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.


Medical High school diploma or an accredited Diploma Programme (4 years).Work Experience

A minimum of eight years of experience in medically related area (nursing, intensive Care and health administration). Experience in post conflict environment in peace keeping operations is desirable. At least 2 years experience in medical evacuations process is desirable. Experience with the United nations administrative, budgetary and financial rules and regulations is required. Working knowledge in Electronic Medical Databases is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required and working knowledge of French is an asset.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an informal discussion.

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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