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Medical Specialist, NO-C, Global Shared Services Centre, Budapest, Hungary
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Grade: NO-C, Mid-level Professional
Occupations: Healthcare
Closing soon: 9 Dec 2021
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Job Description


This position is for Hungarian nationals only.

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, results.

UNICEF's Global Shared Services Centre (GSSC) in Budapest, Hungary provides services to UNICEF offices globally in the areas of Finance, Human Resources, Payroll and Information Technology.

The incumbent of this role will provide high quality occupational health services at UNICEF’s Global Shared Services Centre and ensure the timely administration of pre-placement examinations globally.

How can you make a difference?

Within delegated authority of the Medical Director, and under the technical guidance and support of the Head of Medical Entitlements, UN Medical Services, the Medical Specialist will be responsible for the following duties (These duties are generic and may not be carried out by all Medical Specialists): 

Occupational Health and Clinical Duties:

  • Apply technical expertise to process and review day-to-day occupational health duties: pre-placement and periodic medical examinations, prepare recommendation for staff return to work and advise on termination for reasons of health, in line with relevant policies and guidelines
  • Review and process UNICEF staff travel clearances, advise staff in immunization, malaria prophylaxis and other travel precautions
  • Make recommendations on work restrictions or removal. Monitor employees’ return to work
  • Conduct regular VTCs/meetings with delegated offices away from the HQ to review/discuss MEDEVAC, employment clearance, disability, and sick leave cases
  • Review day-to-day clinical cases, e.g. long-term sick leave
  • Review and follow-up staff cases with outside specialists as necessary
  • Treat injuries and illnesses occurring within the workplace, including follow-ups and referrals
  • Provide case management for occupational injuries and illnesses to ensure employees receive appropriate care
  • Provides medical administrative training programs
  • Participates in addressing work environment and occupational health issues

Medico Administrative Duties:

  • Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records. Document all employee medical history, including injuries and illnesses within the workplace
  • Ensure that medical records are kept in a strict confidential manner in the UN Medical filing system
  • Provide support for other medically related queries
  • Collaborate in managerial and clinical audit of medical entitlements
  • Collaborate medical entitlement training for UN clinics
  • Collaborate in policy and document reviews on UNICEF medical entitlements
  • Follows the United Nations established policies and procedures regarding medical clearances, sick leave, and termination for reasons of health
  • Provides cover for other Medical Specialist during their absence
  • Develop SOPs on medico-administrative processes

Medical Evacuation Support Duties:

  • Receive requests for medical evacuation/repatriation from duty stations without a medical team, or whose team requires support
  • Determine the appropriate location and mechanism for evacuation and where necessary provide a recommendation for medical evacuation
  • Liaise with insurance providers, air transport operators and hospitals to provide necessary information before and after the evacuation
  • Certify sick leave as appropriate for the evacuation
  • Develop return to work programs as appropriate post evacuation
  • Ensure medical records are obtained and the evacuation finalized

Develop and implement health and safety programmes and practices

  • Provide health education and develop disease prevention programmes as needed, such as smoking cessation, exercise, and healthy eating programmes
  • Implement programmes and practices to address work environment and occupational health issues
  • Counsel staff members on physical and mental health issues. Advise staff members on local medica community resources and/or UN employee assistance programmes.
  • Oversee and implement emergency and disaster preparedness programmes and planning
  • Research effects of hazardous work conditions or workplace exposures, which may include gathering data and reporting of findings to the Supervisor.

Liaise and Maintain relationships with key internal and external partners

  • Coordinate with Human Resources, operations unit, and other involved parties to address case management and workplace injuries
  • Liaise with relevant sections, HR UN Medical office and staff members on sick leave request and recommendations to assist in facilitation of an employee return to work and/or light duty accommodation
  • Provide absence case management of employees out of work due to non-occupational injuries/illnesses
  • Establish strong relationship with reliable hospitals, private medical facilities, laboratories, and local physicians

Supervisory Administration:

  • Ensures appropriate training programmes are implemented to maintain and develop the medical capabilities (e.g. medical entitlement training for doctors and HR partners).


Performs other related duties as required.

Work implies frequent interaction with the following:

  • Staff at large; staff within work unit;
  • UN Headquarters New York Medical entitlements and Occupational Safety and Health staff.
  • Staff counsellors;
  • Senior management throughout the Organization;
  • All specialized agencies;
  • Physicians and representatives of Laboratories, Pharmaceutical Companies, Medical Associations and Societies;

Results Expected:

Achieves goals and objectives through the provision of high-level medical support to ensure the sound physical and mental health of supported staff.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Doctorate (MD) or equivalent in medicine, including residency/internship in one of the medical specialties, preferably internal medicine, or occupational medicine.
  • Current license to practice at the duty station is required.
  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible clinical experience in medicine, preferably in Occupational Medicine is required.
  • Knowledge of Medical Software and databases/Medical Statistics is highly desirable
  • UN or large industry experience is highly desirable
  • Previous experience managing medico-administrative process in UN is highly desirable
  • Fluency in English (verbal and written) is required
  • Knowledge of French is highly desirable

The hiring manager may apply other criteria within the context of the job requirement, beyond the minimum requisites for shortlisting.


National Officer (NO) staff are nationals of the country in which they perform functions of a technical and professional nature. Eligible applicants are nationals of Hungary

National Officer staff are locally recruited staff and therefore, candidates are personally responsible for any travel and accommodation arrangements.  UNICEF does not facilitate MFA accreditation for locally recruited staff

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and the following core competencies:

  • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
  • Drive to achieve results for impact
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity
  • Works collaboratively with others

View our competency framework at:

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.

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