UN Medical Officer Job Opportunities – United Nations Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO)

Job Title:               Medical
Organization: United Nations
Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Job Opening Number:
17-Medical-MONUSCO-87038-F-Entebbe (M)
Reports to: Chief Medical
Job Grade: P3
About US:
Following the signing of the Lusaka Ceasefire Agreement in July 1999
between the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and five regional States
(Angola, Namibia, Rwanda, Uganda and Zimbabwe) in July 1999, the Security
Council established the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic
of the Congo (MONUC) by its resolution 1279 of 30 November 1999, initially to
plan for the observation of the ceasefire and disengagement of forces and
maintain liaison with all parties to the Ceasefire Agreement. Later in a series
of resolutions, the Council expanded the mandate of MONUC to the supervision of
the implementation of the Ceasefire Agreement and assigned multiple related
additional tasks.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Within delegated authority, the Medical Officer P-3 will be responsible for
the following duties:
Clinical Duties:
Undertakes day-to-day clinical duties, e.g.
walk-in clinic, emergencies,
Undertake day-to-day occupational health duties:
pre-placement and periodic medical examinations prepare UN staff for travelling
providing immunizations, malaria prophylaxis, travel kits, etc.
Refers staff to outside specialists as
Follows-up with outside specialists.
Provides health education and health promotion
Participates in addressing work environment and
occupational health issues.
Medico Administrative Duties:
Works closely with UN-Military Medical Units in
the mission and host-nation medical facilities.
Follows the United Nations established policies
and procedures regarding medical clearances, sick leave and medical
Participates in drafting and implementation of
business continuity and crises preparedness plans for the duty station/mission.
Deputizes for a more senior Medical Officer
during his/her absence.
Supervisory Administration:
Manages day-to-day mission medical support
operations by ensuring availability of medical supplies and proper functioning
of medical equipment.
Ensures 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).
General: Performs other related duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the United Nations
Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
(MONUSCO Medical Officer job should hold a Doctorate (MD) or equivalent degree
in medicine. ACLS/BCLS certification and /or certification in tropical and
travel medicine is an asset.
At least five years of progressively responsible
experience in medical field as a medical doctor.
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 and knowledge of
French is an asset.
Personal Competencies:
Professionalism: Knowledge of
clinical, occupational and tropical/travel medicine. Formal training in CPR
and, preferably in BCLS and ACLS or equivalent emergency medical care. 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.
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.
Communication: Speaks and writes
clearly and effectively; Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from
others and responds appropriately; Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits
interest in having two-way communication; Tailors language, tone, style and
format to match audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and
keeping people informed.
NB: The United Nations
does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (Application,
interview meeting, processing, or training). The United Nations does not
concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates desiring to serve the
United Nations Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of
the Congo (MONUSCO) in the aforementioned capacity should express their
interest by visiting the UN recruitment website and clicking Apply Now.
Deadline: 6th December 2017
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