Medical Officer

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Country: Iraq
Organization: United Nations
Closing date: 29 Dec 2020

Org .Setting And Reporting

This position is located within the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). The Medical Officer will be based in Baghdad. The Medical Officer reports to the Chief Medical Officer.

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 necessary.

•Follows-up with outside specialists.

•Provides health education and health promotion programs.

•Participates in addressing work environment and occupational health issues.

Medico 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 evacuations/repatriations.

•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).

•Performs other related duties as required.

•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.

Doctorate (MD) or equivalent degree in medicine. ACLS/BCLS certification and /or certification in tropical and travel medicine is required. Master's degree in Public Health (MPH or equivalent) is an added advantage.

Work Experience
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible clinical and public health experience is required.
Experience of working in the UN or an International organization especially in conflict areas
and adverse living conditions is required.
At least two years of experience in UN medical administration as well as in clinical emergency is desirable.
4-year Residency Training in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology with at least 2 years of experience in clinical practice is required.

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Arabic is desirable.

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

• This position is temporarily available for six months. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.

• While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.

• Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.

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