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Occupational Safety and Health and Training Specialist
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
P3 Mid-level Professional Full-time Internationallly Recruited
Job Expired 30 May 2024
Expired
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description
Background

 
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UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

The United Nations is increasingly called upon to implement programmes in complex, dynamic, high risk and often remote locations, placing United Nations personnel at potential risk of injury with minimal medical and first response support available. Balancing the need to implement United Nations programmes with the safety of United Nations personnel requires an understanding of potential threats and appropriate contingency plans in the event medical-related incidents do occur.

It has been evident that a prompt first response medical intervention has the greatest impact on the survival rate of casualties. It is therefore an essential security risk management measure whenever United Nations personnel are deployed to high and very high security risk areas, remote locations, or locations with limited host Government emergency medical resources. 

The incumbent reports technically to the Division of Health-Care Management and Occupational Safety & Health (DHMOSH) and administratively to the UN Clinic Health Manager.

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Position Purpose

Within delegated authority, the Occupational Safety & Health and Training Specialist will be responsible for the following duties:

Identify, develop, coordinate, implement, and monitor the United Nations and other appropriate medical training courses. Ensure that training operations and development activities are implemented in accordance with the training plan and established standards. Coordinate with trainers to determine training standards to be achieved, reviews country submissions for eligibility of nominees, recommend trainees for selection and maintain a trainee database. Coordinate and report on Training Needs Analysis visits. Organize all activities at the training location(s); liaises between training location(s) and Headquarters staff on all training and administrative matters. Support the organizations of the UN on matters relating to medical training, and acts as a resource person and a training instructor when needed. Identifies risks and develops the risk register. Coordinate with UN Clinic Team and UNDSS on Mass Casualty Incidence training drills in compliance with the standing Mass Casualty Incident SOPs.

Undertake surveillance for preventable health and safety hazards in the work environment. 

Provide occupational health support to assess Health and Safety Risks. Progress of the UN’s Occupational Safety and Health Management System. Provide occupational safety and health and Emergency Medical Response training and capacity development by ensuring that personnel are aware of their roles and responsibilities in all aspects of health and safety work, including compliance with health and safety policy. Complete preparedness and implementation of measures for general safety of emergency and disaster incident operations with a specific focus on responder safety. Develop training content and educational materials on Safety & Health and emergency response educational and facilitate and provide trainings to all levels of personnel.

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UNDP adopts a portfolio approach to accommodate changing business needs and leverage linkages across interventions to achieve its strategic goals. Therefore, UNDP personnel are expected to work across units, functions, teams, and projects in multidisciplinary teams to enhance and enable horizontal collaboration.

 
Duties and Responsibilities

Identifies and develops training operations and development activities.
  • Ensures that training operations and development activities are implemented in accordance with the training plan and established standards.
  • Coordinates with trainers to determine training standards to be achieved, reviews country submissions for eligibility of nominees, recommends trainees for selection, and maintains a trainee database.
  • Ensure that training materials address gender-specific concerns. For example, discuss ergonomic considerations for female healthcare workers or mental health support for male nurses.

Coordinates, implements, and monitors the United Nations and other appropriate medical training operations.

  • Facilitates the organizations of the UN on matters relating to medical training, and acts as a resource person and a training instructor when needed. 
  • Identifies risks and develops the risk register. 
  • Coordinate with UN Clinic Team and UNDSS on Mass Casualty Incidence training drills in compliance with the standing mass casualty incident Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Identify any gender-related gaps in existing training content & training reports.

Undertake surveillance for preventable health and safety hazards in the work environment.

  • Sampling, measuring, or testing for physical, chemical, and biological exposures in the workplace environment that may generate risks to the health of workers.
  • Evaluating ergonomic factors that may affect workers’ health through surveys and direct inspections. 
  • Reviewing incidents. 
  • Assessing general working conditions and behaviors.
  • Collect data on workplace accidents, injuries, and illnesses by gender. Analyze this information to identify any gender-specific patterns.
Provide occupational health advice to assess Health and Safety Risks. Progress of the UN’s Occupational Safety and Health Management System.
  • Guide with the development of local OSH policy, standards, and guidance.
  • Provide occupational health and safety advice to local OSH committee.
  • Develop occupational health and safety programs such as road safety, workplace safety, etc.
  • Develop occupational health and safety aspects of business continuity plans.
  • Ensure that all operations follow the UN OSH Policy.
  • When assessing risks, ensure that both male and female workers’ experiences and vulnerabilities are considered.
Provide occupational safety and health and Emergency Medical Response training and capacity development.
  • Ensure that personnel are aware of their roles and responsibilities in all aspects of health and safety work, including compliance with health and safety policy.
  • Complete preparedness and implementation of measures for general safety of emergency and disaster incident operations with a specific focus on responder safety.
  • Develop training content and educational materials on Safety & Health and emergency response educational and       facilitate and provide training to all levels of personnel.
  • Ensure that training materials address gender-specific concerns. Cover topics such as reproductive health, mental well-being, and safety protocols for all genders.

The incumbent performs other duties within their functional profile as deemed necessary for the efficient functioning of the Office and the Organization.

Supervisory/Managerial Responsibilities: Supervises the Emergency Trauma Bag and Individual First Aid Trainer based in Aden.
 
Competencies
  • Core Competencies:

Achieve Results: LEVEL 3: Set and align challenging, achievable objectives for multiple projects, have lasting impact.

Think Innovatively: LEVEL 3: Proactively mitigate potential risks, develop new ideas to solve complex problems.

Learn Continuously: LEVEL 3: Create and act on opportunities to expand horizons, diversify experiences.

Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 3: Proactively initiate and champion change, manage multiple competing demands 

Act with Determination: LEVEL 3: Think beyond immediate task/barriers and take action to achieve greater results.

Engage and Partner: LEVEL 3: Political savvy, navigate complex landscape, champion inter-agency collaboration.

Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 3: Appreciate benefits of diverse workforce and champion inclusivity.

  • Cross Functional and  Technical Competencies:

Business Direction & Strategy - System Thinking: Ability to use objective problem analysis and judgement to understand how interrelated elements coexist within an overall process or system, and to consider how altering one element can impact on other parts of the system.

Business Development - Integration within the UN: Ability to identity, and integrate capacity and assets of the UN system, and engage in joint work; knowledge of the UN System and ability to apply this knowledge to strategic and/or practical situations.
 
Business Management - Communication: Ability to communicate in a clear, concise, and unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience. Ability to manage communications internally and externally, through media, social media, and other appropriate channels.
 
HR Duty of Care - Occupational safety, health, and wellbeing: Knowledge of OSHW concepts and methods and ability to apply them in the development of the OSHW strategies, policies, management systems and quality standards that are consistent with the business strategy. Ability to identify OSHW risks and to develop mitigation strategies and monitoring systems; to create OSHW incident reporting and response systems; understanding of the key workplace stressors and ability to design effective response measures.  
 
Business Management - Resource Management: Ability to allocate and use resources in a strategic or tactical way in line with principles of accountability and integrity.
 
Business Management - Portfolio Management: Ability to select, prioritize and control the organization programmes and projects, in line with its strategic objectives and capacity; ability to balance the implementation of change initiatives and the maintenance of business-as-usual, while optimizing return on investment.
 
Business Management - Digital Awareness and Literacy: Ability and inclination to rapidly adopt new technologies, either through skillfully grasping their usage or through understanding their impact and empowering others to use them as needed.
 
 
Required Skills and Experience
 
Education:
  • An advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent degree) in Health Care or related field is required. Or A first-level university degree (bachelor’s degree) (in health/medicine/nursing) in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Specialized academic or professional training in Occupational Health and Safety is required.
  • Valid license to practice is required.
  • A certification in occupational safety & health from an International professional society/board is desirable.
  • An internationally recognized certification as a trainer/ instructor in occupational safety & health and Emergency Medical Response (MIMMS, TECC, or equivalent) is desirable.
Experience:
  • A minimum of five (5) years (with master’s degree) or seven (7) years (with bachelor’s degree) of progressively responsible experience in Occupational Health field with emphasis on adult learning, training, logistics, and project management is required. 
  • At least two (2) years of experience in developing and delivering medical training programmes is desirable.
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural or international environment, field mission or post conflict environment outside home country is desirable. 
  • Experience in planning and coordinating training programmes is desirable.
  • At least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in clinical practice, training, occupational safety & health, or a directly related field with a significant safety component is required. 
  • Demonstrated experience in occupational safety & health, environmental health, workplace safety or risk sciences or related areas is desirable.
  • Experience in developing, implementing, and coordinating OSH programs and support services in, to or for UN field operation or UN Country Teams or similar international organization is desirable.
  • Experience in planning and communicating activity safety plans is desirable.
  • Experience in a Fragility, Conflict and Violence (FCV) country is desirable.

Language:

  • Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. 
  • Working knowledge in Arabic is desirable.
**Note: Please upload copies of your academic qualifications, specialized academic or professional training in Occupational Health and Safety,

valid license to practice, and 3 latest UNCS Performance Evaluations (if applicable).**

 
Please note that continuance of appointment beyond the initial 12 months is contingent upon the successful completion of a probationary period.
 
Disclaimer
 
 
Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment. 
 
UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications.
 
Applicant information about UNDP rosters
 
Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.
 
Non-discrimination
 
UNDP has a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual exploitation and misconduct, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.  
 
UNDP is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer that does not discriminate based on race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.
 
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