Job Opening

Posting Title: Staff Nurse, Gaza Field Office - For Internal Staff Only, H02
Job Code Title: Staff Nurse
Department/Office: United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
Duty Station: GAZA
Posting Period: 13 November 2021 - 27 November 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Medical-UNRWA-168080-R-Gaza (R)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The incumbent is responsible to Senior Staff Nurse and receives technical supervision from Field Nursing Services Officer and/or Area Nursing Services Officer (as applicable).

Responsibilities

In accordance with Agency policy and procedures, the incumbent:
• Performs all nursing services, including maternal and child care, home visits, family planning, immunization, specialized clinics, health education and counseling;
• Provides technical guidance in the electronic medical record system for staff in the assigned health centre, including training of staff , accuracy of entered data and the generation of reports;
• Provides technical support to nursing staff and others in all matters related to infection control procedures;
• Ensures the proper recording and reporting of health information from nursing staff under her/his supervision;
• Provides technical support and guidance to practical nurses and midwives in the Family Health Team she/he is assigned to;
• Under the supervision of the Senior Staff Nurse, controls and keeps records of equipment, uniforms, linen, sundries and other medical supplies needed for nursing activities; ensures their continued availability and supervises disposal of used items;
• Supervises and maintains a high standard of cleanliness and hygiene in the health centre;
• Conducts on-the-job training of staff and participates in the in-service courses as and when required;
• Performs other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Competencies

• Good communication skills and maintains effective working relationships with staff and clients;
• Good Analytical and problem-solving skills;
• Good organizational skills and ability to work under pressure and cope with heavy workload;
• Adequate computer skills;
• Self-motivated and shows willingness to learn from others.
• Respects and promotes individual and cultural differences;
• Acts in accordance with the professional ethics and values.

Education

• A University Degree in Nursing from a recognized university;
• Possession of a license to practice nursing services.

Work Experience

At least three years of satisfactory working experience in providing nursing services.

Experience in the use of computers and an understanding of their use in health applications.

Languages

Good command of written and spoken English and Arabic.

Assessment

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

Special Notice

Contract Type & Duration:
Fixed-Term Appointment for 3 years including 1 year probation period, with the possibility of further extension, subject to the availability of funds, satisfactory performance and continuing need.

Conditions of service:
• Basic Salary: Monthly basic salary from $1372.10; and monthly dependency allowance up to $123.25.
• Contract Duration: Three years including 1 year probation period.
• Leave: 36 days of annual leave for staff attending UNRWA duty stations with six-day working week. 30 days of annual leave for staff attending UNRWA duty stations with five-day working week.
• Pension: Provident Fund contribution (15.2% of basic salary paid by the Agency)
• Other conditions of service and benefits may apply.

Desirable Qualifications:
• Diploma or certificate in midwifery or public health nursing;
• Working experience in the provision of maternal and child health care.

Equivalency:
When the minimum requirements are not fully met, Field Director for Field Area staff and Director of Human Resources for Headquarters Area staff, in consultation with the concerned supervisor may exceptionally substitute part of the unmet requirements with a combination of relevant academic qualifications, additional professional training and progressive relevant work experience.
NB: Work experience alone or formal qualifications with no relevant work experience are not considered an acceptable combination

General Information:
This vacancy notice is open to internal candidates only.
As an Area post, preference will be given to local candidates already based in the duty station of the post.

UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities.

The Agency reserves the right not to make an appointment, to make an appointment at a lower grade, or to make an appointment with a modified job description.
On appointment, all individuals will be asked to sign a self-attestation, confirming that they have not committed, been convicted of, or prosecuted for, any criminal offence and that they have not been involved, by act or omission, in the commission of any violation of international human rights law or international humanitarian law.

N.B: The incumbents might be asked –when there is a need- to work on a part-time basis (not less than 50% of normal working hours).

United Nations Considerations

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Commissioner-General of UNRWA and to assignment by him or her.

UNRWA is committed to achieving gender parity at all levels of staffing under the current UN-wide gender agenda and strongly encourages applications from qualified applicants from under-represented groups.

At UNRWA, 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. UNRWA is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

UNRWA Considerations
UNRWA staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of efficiency, competence, neutrality, impartiality and integrity. This includes respect for and commitment to human rights, diversity and non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNRWA jobs. Candidates will not be considered for employment with UNRWA 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. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment. The Agency may disqualify applicants who have separated for reason of misconduct, who left a UN Agency while misconduct processes were pending, or who appear on the UN Sanctions List.
UNRWA is a non-smoking work 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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