Job Opening

Department/Office: United Nations Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Duty Station: GOMA
Posting Period: 12 August 2020 - 26 August 2020
Job Opening Number: 20-Medical-MONUSCO-139489-F-Goma (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located within the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO). The Senior Medical Officer will be based in Goma and will report to the Chief Service Delivery.


Within delegated authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:


• Plans, organizes, manages, supervises and coordinates medical services in the Mission. This includes management of medical support activities in the Mission.
• Provides day-to-day supervision of medical staff. Evaluates staff performance, interviews/evaluates candidates for job openings.
• Prepares budgets and controls finances, ensuring optimum and rational use of resources.
• Procures drugs, medical equipment, consumables and medical supplies.
• Ensures availability of supplies and proper functioning of medical equipment.
• Ensures the implementation of directives from UNHQ.
• Manages the interface between the medical unit and staff counsellors, senior management of the mission, all specialized agencies, military physicians, physicians and representatives of laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, medical associations and societies.
• Ensures a conducive and secure working environment for medical staff.
• Acts as Advisor for the mission on medical matters.
• Establishes and implements appropriate training programs in order to maintain and develop the medical capabilities (e.g. health education, HIV/AIDS prevention, first aid and CPR).

Clinical Duties:

• Undertakes day-to-day clinical duties, e.g. walk-in clinic, responses to emergencies, pre-placement and periodic medical examinations, immunizations, etc.
• Refers staff to outside specialists as necessary.
• Follows-up with outside specialists.
• Oversees and provides health education and health promotion programs.
• Liaises with medical units in the mission and host-nation facilities.
• Ensures the provision of health education.
• Ensures the implementation of adequate Infection Control measures in the clinic.
• Follows the UN established policies and procedures regarding medical clearances, sick leave and medical evacuations.
• Organizes/Participates in addressing work environment and occupational health issues.
• Performs other related duties as required.


Professionalism: 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 that personal concerns. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems and challenges. Remains calm in stressful situations.

Accountability: Takes ownerships for all responsibilities and hours commitments. Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, coast and quality standards. Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules. Supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments. Takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcoming and those of the work unit, where applicable.

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 product or services to client.

Judgement/Decision making:Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly. Gathers relevant information before making a decision. Considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them. Takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization. Proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information. Checks assumptions against facts. Determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision. Makes tough decisions when necessary.

Building trust: Provides an environment in which others can talk and act without fear of repercussion. Manages in a deliberate and predictable way. Operates with transparency; has no hidden agenda.
•Places confidence in colleagues, staff members and clients. Gives proper credit to others. Follows through on agreed-upon actions. Treats sensitive or confidential information appropriately.


An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in [field(s) of study], or in a related area. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Doctorate in Medicine (MD) or equivalent in medicine is required. A university degree (MBBS/MBChB/MD) in combination with postgraduate experience to be able to practice medicine is required. Certifications in Acute Trauma Care and Life Support (ATLS), Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) or equivalent certifications are desirable.

Work Experience

A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible clinical experience including 5 years of combined clinical and management experience in one of the areas of medicine is required
Currently registered to practice medicine in own country or another UN member state is required.
Residency in one of the medical specialties is required. Qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of residency.
Training and experience in Tropical Medicine is highly desirable.
Experience in clinical, occupational, and travel medicine is desirable


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


Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment.

Special Notice

This "Recruit from Roster" job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

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.

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