Job Opening

Posting Title: MEDICAL OFFICER, P4
Job Code Title: MEDICAL OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Office at Geneva
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 20 August 2021 - 18 September 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Medical-UNOG-162195-R-Geneva (X)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Medical Service, Human Resources Management Service, United Nations Office at Geneva. The incumbent reports to the Chief Medical Officer.

Responsibilities

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

- Clinical Duties:
•Undertakes day-to-day clinical duties, e.g. walk-in clinic, emergencies, etc.
•Undertakes day-to-day occupational health assessments of fitness for work, periodic medical examinations of staff, etc.
•Refers staff to outside specialists as necessary.
•Follows-up with outside specialists.
•Drafts and implements Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
•Supports UNOG’s representation on the local network of medical directors
•Undertakes occupational health components of workplace risk assessments and job hazard analyses.

- Medico Administrative Duties:

•Provides medical determinations for travel and employment clearances, sick leave, medical evacuations, and pension fund recommendations
•Acts as Medical Advisor (where delegated) on matters pertaining to the UN Secretariat and clients' Organization Pension Committees.
•Advises Administration on medical standards for recruitment, sick leave, and medical evacuations/repatriations as per United Nations policies and guidelines.
•Participates in the drafting and implementation of business continuity and crises preparedness plans for the duty station/mission.
•Advises Administration on sick leave, service-incurred accidents or illnesses, possible cases of termination for health reasons or disability as well as other workforce issues. Provides background documentation for the presentation of disability cases to the Staff Pension Committee. Reviews and advises on other types of leave. Reviews and validates long-term sick leave as well as claims on service-incurred accidents or illnesses.
•Designs and provides occupational health programmes and services to contribute to and sustain a healthy work environment. Introduces appropriate training programmes, such as on HIV/AIDS prevention, first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), etc.
- Managerial duties:
• Coordinates the day-to-day operations and administration of the Medical Service, including the supervision of staff and ensuring the maintenance and confidentiality of medical records.
•Supervises laboratory technicians, nurses and medical administrative staff; ensures availability of drugs and medical supplies and proper functioning of medical equipment.
•Manages/Supports day-to-day administrative operations.
Performs other related duties as required.

Competencies

Professionalism
Knowledge of clinical, occupational and tropical/travel medicine. 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.

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.

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 products or services to client.

Team work: 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.

Managing Performance: Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision making authority; makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; appraises performance fairly.

Education

Doctorate (MD) or equivalent in medicine, including residency/internship in one of the medical specialties, preferably internal medicine, is required. Formal training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), basic cardiopulmonary life support and advanced cardiovascular life support or equivalent emergency medical care is desirable. Courses / specialization / certification in occupational safety and health is desirable.

Work Experience

A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible clinical experience in one of the areas of medicine is required.
Experience in managing a medical team is required.
Experience in Occupational Safety and Health databases such as EarthMed is desirable.
Experience in occupational health, public health and travel medicine is desirable.
Experience with pandemic response is desirable.
Experience with coordinating / participating in professional medical networks is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English or French and very good knowledge of the other is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which will be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

The appointment or assignment and renewal thereof are subject to the availability of the post or funds, budgetary approval or extension of the mandate.

At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity 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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