Nurse

Employer: United Nations ( DPKO )
Location: Baghdad Iraq
Deadline: 28 March 2017

Job Opening Number: 17-Medical-FMADPKO-76067-F-Baghdad (M)

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 Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). The Nurse will be based in Baghdad and reports to the Chief Medical Officer.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Nurse will be responsible for the following duties:
• Identifies, plans and maintains the clinics’ medical materials, supplies and equipment requirements and raising requisitions accordingly.
• Arranges medical appointments and examinations to mission personnel and updates monthly medical reports.
• Liaises with the Procurement Section and Supply Section to establish essential contracts for the mission.
• Assists in providing medical support during evacuation and repatriation including advising 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 with arrangements for the deceased.
• Assists with the development of logistical plans to support field satellite clinics.
• Assists with designing and implementing medical outreach programmes for mission personnel.
• Participate in planning and organizing preventive medical fairs.
• Draws and implements duty roster for clinic personnel.
• Performs medical briefing for incoming staff and conducts first aid training.
• Performs other duties as required.Competencies

Professionalism: Knowledge and experience in clinical/occupational nursing. 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.

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.

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 efficientlyEducation

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

At least 6 years of progressively responsible 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 positions advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Working knowledge of Arabic is desirable.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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