Job Opening

Posting Title: DEPUTY CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER, NOD [Cancelled]
Job Code Title: MEDICAL OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Office at Nairobi
Duty Station: NAIROBI
Posting Period: 04 October 2021 - 02 November 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Medical-UNON-164805-R-Nairobi (N)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) is the UN Headquarters in Africa and the representative office of the Secretary-General. It supports programme implementation of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Human Settlements Programme (UNHABITAT) globally, as well as other UN offices in Kenya, by providing administrative, conference and information technology services. (www.unon.org).

This post is located in the Joint Medical Services Unit, Human Resources and Management Service.

Under the supervision of the Chief Medical Officer, the incumbent is responsible for the effective and efficient performance of the following duties:

Responsibilities

Incumbent will perform the following duties:

• Develops and implements an occupational health and safety program for the UN compound in Gigiri, incorporating input from staff and management, key sections including facilities, security and senior management.
• Develops and implements an emergency medical preparedness system for the duty station in close liaison with the Security and Safety Services Service and the Business Continuity Services of UNON.
• Designs and develops a system to ensure efficient services provision at the UN clinic.
• Undertakes day-to-day clinical duties, e.g. walk-in clinic, emergencies, pre-placement and periodic medical examinations, immunizations etc.
• Refers staff to, and follows up with outside specialists, as necessary.
• Provides health education.
• Organizes/participates in addressing work environment and occupational health issues.
• Advises Administration on medical standards for recruitment, sick leave, and medical evacuations as per United Nations policies and guidelines.
• Manages/supports day-to-day operations.
• Deputizes for the Medical Officer during his/her absence.
• Supervises UN Cares coordinator, medical officers, staff counselor, UN Cares coordination officer, laboratory technicians and nurses; ensures availability of supplies and proper functioning of medical equipment.
• Ensures appropriate training programs are implemented in order to maintain and develop the medical capabilities (e.g. health education, HIV/AIDS prevention, first aid and CPR).

COVID-19 response:
• Implements the medical components of the UN Kenya COVID-19 pandemic response plan.
• Provides periodic updates, as well as respond to management and staff on issues related to COVID-19.
• Implements robust COVID-19 vaccination programme for the UN in Kenya.
• Oversees the operations at the UN-The Nairobi Hospital (TNH) COVID-19 treatment facility.
• Provides technical guidance to the COVID-19 Crisis Management Team and participate in the UNON Back To Office arrangements.

Satellite Clinics:
• Provides oversight on the JMS satellite clinics in Dadaab and Kakuma.

Competencies

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 than personal concerns. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.

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.

Planning and organizing:
Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning. Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently.

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.

Education

Advanced University Degree (Doctorate (MD) or equivalent) in medicine, including residency in one of the medical specialties, preferably internal medicine or public health or occupational health, is required. Must be registered with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board and licensed to practice in Kenya. A first-level university degree in combination with two (2) additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Job - Specific Qualification

A technical or vocational certificate in Basic Life Support or Emergency Trauma Bag, Prehospital Trauma Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life Support or Equivalent is required.

Work Experience

A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible clinical experience in one of the areas of medicine is required.

Experience in implementing a health and safety programme in the workplace environment is desirable.

Experience in medical emergency operations and planning is required.

Experience in assessing medical facilities in the field is desirable.

Experience of the local health system in Kenya and understanding of local culture and language is required

Experience establishing effective collaboration and partnerships with officials at all levels inside and outside the organization is desirable.

Experience handling the COVID-19 pandemic in an organization setting is required.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English and Kiswahili/Swahili (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of other local languages of Kenya would be an asset, especially for liaising with Government officials.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates for this position may include a substantive virtual assessment which will be followed by a competency-based interview.

Special Notice

Appointment against this post is on a local basis. The initial appointment is for a period of one year. Extension of appointment is subject to satisfactory performance.

THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO NATIONALS OF KENYA ONLY. National Professional Officer category shall be of the nationality of the country where this position is located and will be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of the office. If no suitable local candidate is identified, Kenyan nationals residing elsewhere may be considered, in which case the candidate would be responsible for any costs related to traveling and relocating to Kenyan in the event of an employment offer.

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

Note to current staff members at the General Service level: Should a current General Service staff member (not on Continuing or Permanent Appointment) be selected for this post, he/she would need to resign from his/her General Service appointment before receiving a new appointment at the National Officer level.

Locally recruited General Service staff members applying for this post must meet the minimum requirements, including academic qualifications and years of relevant experience. Relevant experience in the General Service category at G-6 and G-7 levels may count towards experience requirements.

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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.

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Candidates for the National Professional Officer category shall be of the nationality of the country where this position is located.

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.

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