UN Jobs – Medical Officer – United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)


Job Title:    Medical Officer

Organization: United
Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)

Duty Station: Entebbe,

Job Opening Number: 21-Medical-UNMISS-147568-R-Entebbe (M)

Reports to: 
Chief Medical Officer (CMO)



The United Nations
Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) was set up in 2011, with the objective to
consolidate peace and security, and help establish conditions for development
in the Republic of South Sudan, with a view to strengthening the capacity of
the Government of  South Sudan to govern effectively and democratically
and establish good relations with its neighbours.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Under general supervision of the Chief Medical
Officer (CMO), the incumbent will perform the following duties:

smooth customary workflow of the clinic; supervise clinic staff and delegate
duties to the Senior Nurse;

readiness for rapid response to emergency medical conditions and casualties.
Ensure preparedness of forward dispatch medical teams with necessary Emergency
Kits for deployment to casualty site;

availability of consumables (including blood units) and emergency kit at all
times; involve UN designated physicians in the operation concept of the clinic;

with UN aviation officer and UN Security Coordinator for air evacuation of
critical cases to Uganda in consultation with the CMO;

good links with African Union peacekeeping force for the deployment of
helicopters for air evacuation from remote places;

with NGOs and other Humanitarian medical units operating in the region;

day-to-day clinical duties, e.g., walk-in clinic, emergencies, pre-placement
and periodic medical examinations, immunizations, etc;

health education and participate in addressing work environment and
occupational health issues;

with UN-Military Medical Units in the mission and host-nation medical

the United Nations established policies and procedures regarding medical

day-to-day mission medical support operations by ensuring the availability of
supplies and proper functioning of medical equipment;

that appropriate training programs are implemented to maintain and develop the
medical capabilities (e.g., health education, HIV/AIDS prevention, first aid,
and CPR). General;

with UN-Military Medical Units in the mission and Government of South Sudan
Medical Facilities in the Region;

for other senior Medical Officers during absences; and

any other duties as required.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate for the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Medical
Officer job opportunity should have at least five years with an advanced
university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Medicine, Surgery or
Public health (M.Med/ MPH) or in a related clinical area is required. A
first-level university degree (Bachelor in Medicine and Surgery, MBChB) plus
seven years qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced
degree. Must be Registered with a recognized Medical and Dental Practitioners
Board. Valid license and certification in Basic Life Support and Advanced
Cardiovascular Life Support and Management of Medical emergencies is a
requirement. Proficiency in computer skills, particularly in MS Office software
and use of databases, is required. Certification in occupational health and
safety is an added advantage.

minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in clinical
medical practice in field environment, hospital environment, pre-hospital
environment or related area is required.

At least
two (2) years experience working in Accident and Emergency Unit, Intensive Care
Unit or Aeronautical medicine is required.

in managing infectious diseases is desirable.

in occupational health and safety at the work place setting is desirable.

in counseling and/or stress management is desirable.

fluency in spoken and written
English is required. Basic knowledge in Arabic language is desirable.



Professionalism: Knowledge of and hands on experience in
clinical medicine. 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.

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
the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people

and 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.


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
Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in the aforementioned capacity should express
their interest by visiting the UN recruitment website and clicking Apply Now.




Deadline: 30th January 2021


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