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

Job Title:     Medical Officer
Organization: United Nations Organisation
Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO)
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Job Opening Number: ESB/GJO/LL/001/01-2020
Reports to: Chief of Medical Section
Job Grade: NOC
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 will carry out the following duties:
Clinical Duties
Undertakes day-to-day clinical duties, e.g.
walk-in clinic, emergencies;
Undertakes day-to-day occupational health
duties: pre-placement and periodic medical examinations, prepares UN staff for
travelling providing them immunizations, malaria prophylaxis, travel kits,
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.
Medical Administrative Duties
Liaises 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 Experience:
The ideal candidate for the United Nations
Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
(MONUSCO) Medical Officer job placement should hold a Doctorate
in Medicine (Medical Degree) or equivalent in medicine is required.
Acute trauma life support and Acute cardiac life
support certifications is required.
At least five years of progressively responsible
clinical experience in general medical practice is required.
Training and experience in Tropical Medicine is
highly desirable.
Current Registration by the Uganda Medical &
Dental Practitioners Council to practice medicine in Uganda is required.
Languages: English and French are
the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post
advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of the
one local language is desirable.
Professionalism: The incumbent
independently provides high level medical and administrative services to ensure
smooth and efficient functioning of the medical section. 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.
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.
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.
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:
Please note that failure to comply with the below will
render your application invalid for this process.
  • All
    applicants must apply using a Personal History Profile generated from
    INSPIRA (Click Here) as soon
    as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the
    deadline stated in the job opening.
  • All
    applications must be accompanied by the following which MUST be provided
    at the time of submission:
  • Signed
    Personal History Profile (PHP) as generated  from INSPIRA (Click Here) to generate an
    account and the PHP) submitted as a PDF or JPEG attachment to the
  • Latest
    performance evaluation report (for internal UN Candidates).
  • Copy
    of Medical Degree.
  • Copies
    of other relevant certificates and diplomas.
Email details to: rsce2-recruitment@un.org
NB: Please enter the reference of the job
opening in the subject line of your e-mail. Each applicant must bear in mind
that submission of incomplete or inaccurate applications will render that
applicant ineligible for consideration for the job opening. Initial screening
and evaluation of applications will be conducted based on the information
submitted. Applications cannot be amended following submission. The position is
Deadline: 6th March 2020
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