United Nations MINUSCA Careers – Medical Officer




Job Title:   Medical Officer
Organization: United Nations Multidimensional Integrated
Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA)
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Grade: NO-C
Job Opening Number: MINUSCA-2015-NPO-MED-021
About MINUSCA:
The Security Council established the United Nations Multidimensional
Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) by
its resolution 2149 (2104) of 10 April 2014 and requested the Secretary-General
to subsume BINUCA in the new mission as of the date of the adoption of that
resolution.  It further requested the
Secretary-General to ensure a seamless transition from BINUCA to MINUSCA.
Acting under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, the
Security Council authorized MINUSCA to take all necessary means to carry out
its mandate, within its capabilities and its areas of deployment.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: Within delegated authority, the
Medical Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
1. Clinical Duties:
  • Carry out day-to-day clinical duties, e.g.
    walk-in clinic, emergencies, pre-placement and periodic medical examinations,
    immunizations, etc;
  • Refer staff to outside specialists as
    necessary;
  • Follow-up with outside specialists;
  • Provide health education;
  • Actively participate in addressing work
    environment and occupational health issues.
2. Medical Administrative Duties;
  • Works closely with the UN-Military Medical
    Units in the mission and host-nation medical facilities;
  • Follow the United Nations established
    policies and procedures regarding medical clearances, sick leave and
    medical evacuations;
  • Deputize for a more senior Medical Officer
    during his/her absence.
3. Supervisory Administration:
  • Oversee the day-to-day mission medical
    support operations by ensuring availability of supplies and proper
    functioning of medical equipment;
  • Ensure appropriate training programs are implemented
    in order to maintain and develop the medical capabilities (e.g. health
    education, HIV/AIDS prevention, first aid and CPR).
4. General: Perform
other related duties as required.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    MINUSCA Medical Officer vacancy should hold a Doctorate in Medicine.
    Residency in one of the medical specialties, preferably internal medicine.
    Additional training in military medical planning and tropical diseases is
    highly desirable
  • At least five years of progressively
    responsible experience clinical experience in the medical field with a
    Master Degree and 7 years with a Bachelor Degree.
Language: Fluency in
oral and written English; knowledge of a second official UN language an
advantage and sometimes a requirement
Personal Competencies:
  • Professionalism:
    Knowledge and hands on experience in clinical medicine;
  • Planning
    and Organizing
    : Ability to establish priorities and to plan,
    co-ordinate and monitor own work plan and those under his/her supervision;
  • Teamwork
    – Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain
    effective working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment
    with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
  • Communication:  Good interpersonal and oral and written
    communication skills; Commitment
    to Continuous learning:
    Willingness to learn to keep abreast of
    new developments in the medical field;
  • Technological
    awareness:
    Solid computer skills and good knowledge of relevant
    medical databases.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates desiring to serve the
United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central
African Republic (MINUSCA) in the aforementioned capacity express their
interest by sending the following documents;
  • An Updated CV
  • The United Nations Personal History Form
    (P-11), download here
  • Academic certificates and High School
    Diplomas
  • Birth Certificate – if not, a combination
    of (i) Assessment of Age and National ID Card (the Assessment of Age on
    its own isn’t acceptable)
  • Three letters of reference from former
    employers or academic instructors for external candidates.
  • Internal candidates must submit two of the
    most recent performance evaluations (EPAS)
All the above completed documents should be sent via E-mail to:
minusca-recruitmentNTL@un.org. Please label the subject of your E-mail as VA
MINUSCA-2015-NPO-MED-021.
Deadline: 8th May, 2015
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