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United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON)
United Nations Office at Nairobi
Close on 28 Aug 2020
Location: Nairobi (Kenya)
Grade: G-6, Associate
Occupations: Healthcare
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Job Description

Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) is the UN Headquarters in Africa and the representative office of the Secretary-General. We support Programme implementation of the UN Environment Programme (UN Environment) and the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) globally, as well as other UN offices in Kenya, by providing administrative, conference and information services (www.unon.org). This position is located in the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) Human Resources Management Service (HRMS) in the United Nations Joint Medical Service (JMS).

Under the direct supervision of the Head Nurse, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

Responsibilities

1. Man, the 24-hour Medical Situation Control Centre (SITCEN), on shift work rotation basis (which covers day and Night shifts):(a) Respond to Medical emergency calls in Gigiri and any mass casualties affecting UN in the entire region; (b) Assist Medical Officer in providing adequate care to patients; (c) Ensure effective liaison between patient and private doctor, paramedics, family members and colleagues as appropriate; (d) Visit hospitalized patients and writes medical reports; (e) Ensure that patients being evacuated have travel documents and book patients to the admitting hospitals; (f) Order and/or undertake bedside and laboratory diagnostic and screening tests such as ECG, x-rays, laboratory and other tests as required; (g) Ambulance operation may be required during emergencies.
2. Assess needs of clients visiting the walk-in clinic by undertaking clerkship, physical examination, diagnosis and providing care/advice accordingly or facilitate referral to the UN Medical Officer or to an outside physician as indicated.
3. Conduct phlebotomy to client with proper sample identification and processing to the laboratory.
4. Ensure preparedness of staff traveling on mission or reassignment including administration of appropriate vaccine, instruction on malaria prophylaxis and other travel related ailments; Instructs on the content and potential of uses of the travel kit.
5. Assist in providing health education and participates in work environment,
occupational health and other specific health issues.
6. Perform other related duties as required.

Competencies

• Professionalism: Knowledge of major medical office equipment and ability to use them in emergency situations; Knowledge of basic diagnostic equipment and ability to use them; Knowledge of modern medical information technology and solid computer skill. 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.

• 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.

Education

High school diploma or equivalent is required. Training in Nursing is required. Must be a Kenya Registered Nurse (KRN) or Kenya Registered Community Health Nurse (KRCHN) with a valid license from the Ministry of Health. Formal certification in CPR in either BCLS, PHTLS, ETB, ACLS, ATLS or equivalent emergency medical certification, and a valid driver's license is required. Working knowledge of occupational and travel nursing in addition to clinical nursing is desirable.

Work Experience

A minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience in Nursing or related field is required.
At least 2 years experience in emergency medical services(Accident and Emergency Unit, or Intensive Care
Unit or Aeronautical medicine) and infectious disease management is required.
Experience working in an occupational health setting is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in written and oral English is required. Knowledge of other UN official languages is an advantage.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates for this position may include a substantive assessment which may be followed by a competency-based interview.

Special Notice

Appointment against this post is on a local basis. This post is funded for an initial period of one year and may be subject to extension. External candidates will be considered only when no suitable candidate from the duty station is identified. The candidate is responsible for any travel expenses incurred in order to take up the appointment. Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening. On-line applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. If the problem persists, please seek technical assistance through the Inspira "Need Help?" link.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee

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.

About UNON
Welcome to the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON), the UN headquarters in Africa. 

“Cooperating in this effort are more than 18 UN Agencies operating in Kenya, employing some 5000 local and international staff. This includes two United Nations Programmes – the UN Environment and the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) – which have their global headquarters in Kenya, making Nairobi the only United Nations headquarters duty station in the developing world.” – Director-General of UNON, Sahle-Work Zewde