Job Opening

Posting Title: Medical Officer, NOC
Job Code Title: MEDICAL OFFICER
Department/Office: Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
Duty Station: BEIRUT
Posting Period: 08 April 2021 - 28 April 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Medical-ESCWA-153446-R-Beirut (N)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA unescwa.org) forms part of the United Nations Secretariat and, like the other regional commissions, operates under the supervision of the United Nations Economic and Social Council. ESCWA comprises 20 Arab countries in Western Asia and North Africa. ESCWA provides a framework for the formulation and harmonization of sectoral policies for member countries, a platform for congress and coordination, a home for expertise and knowledge, and an information observatory. ESCWA activities are coordinated with the divisions and main offices of the
Headquarters of the United Nations, specialized agencies, and international and regional organizations, including the League of Arab States and its subsidiary bodies, and the Gulf Cooperation Council.

This position is located in ESCWA, Beirut, Lebanon. The Medical Officer reports directly to the Chief of Joint Medical Services for UN Entities at Beirut and is under overall supervision of the Director, Resource Management and Service Development Division.

Responsibilities

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

Clinical Duties:
• Undertakes day-to-day clinical duties, e.g. walk-in clinic, emergencies;
• Overall supervision, management, coordination and reporting of COVID exposed, suspect or confirmed cases;
• Follow up and tracking of the positive cases and direct contacts;
• 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; unless otherwise advised by the Chief of JMS;
• Provides health education and health promotion programs, with special emphasis to the prophylaxis of the relevant diseases of the outbreak;
• Organizes/Participates in addressing work environment and occupational health issues.
• Refers staff to outside specialists as necessary;
• Follows-up with outside specialists;

Medical administrative Duties
• Participates in drafting and implementation of business continuity and crises preparedness plans for the duty station/mission;
• Supports day-to-day activities of the JMS;
• Acts as a deputy for the UN Health Manager during his/her absence, when applicable;

Supervisory Administration of JMS Clinic:
• Supervises nurses and medical administrative staff; ensures availability of drugs and medical supplies and proper functioning of medical equipment.
• Provides appropriate training and, as guided by the Senior Health Manager, supports programs in order to maintain and develop the medical capabilities (e.g. health education, dedicated training related to the pertaining outbreak), health education, health promotion and prevention, first aid and CPR).

General:
• Performs other related duties as required.

Work implies frequent interaction with the following:
Staff at large
Staff within work unit
Senior management throughout the Organization
Security personnel
Staff counsellors
All specialized agencies
Pharmaceutical Companies, Medical Associations and Societies

Competencies

• Professionalism: Knowledge of clinical, occupational and tropical/travel medicine. Formal training in CPR and, preferably in BCLS and ACLS or equivalent emergency medical care. Proven experience of a minimum of six month at an Intensive Care Unit in the past 5 years. 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.
• Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost 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 shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

Education

Doctorate (MD) or equivalent in medicine, including residency/internship in one of the medical specialties, preferably internal medicine, ICU, or family medicine with relevant experience in emergency room or ICU.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible clinical experience in one of the areas of medicine is required.
UN field experience is highly desirable.
One year of previous experience in humanitarian crisis and infectious diseases is highly desirable.
Proven experience of a minimum of six month at an Intensive Care Unit in the past 5 years is highly desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. In addition, Arabic is a working language at ESCWA.

For this position, fluency in English is required. Fluency of French is desirable. Knowledge of Arabic is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

Note: "Fluency" equals a rating of 'fluent' in all four areas (speak, read, write, and understand) and "Knowledge of" equals a rating of 'confident' in two of the four areas.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified applicants may include substantive assessment(s) and a competency-based interview.

Special Notice

• This is a National Professional Officer (NPO/NO) position and is located in Lebanon. Only candidates with Lebanese nationality are eligible.
• The candidate must possess a valid medical license to practice medicine in Lebanon.
• This position is available for one year from the employment start date. Extension of appointment is subject to availability of funds, extension of the mandate, continued need for services, and satisfactory performance of the incumbent.
• This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.
• The candidate is responsible for any expenses incurred in order to attend assessments and interviews and, in the event of an employment offer, any costs related to travel and relocation to the duty station.
• Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply. Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.
• Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.
• 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.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

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No Fee

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