Job Opening

Posting Title: NURSE, G5 (Temporary Job Opening) [Cancelled]
Job Code Title: NURSE
Department/Office: United Nations Support Mission in Libya
Duty Station: TRIPOLI (LIBYA)
Posting Period: 24 July 2022 - 07 August 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Medical-UNSMIL-187069-J-Tripoli (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

This post is located within the Medical Unit of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). The post is located in Tripoli, Libya. The incumbent will be under the overall supervision of the Chief Medical Unit.

On 29 April 2022, the Security Council, by its resolution 2629 (2022) renewed the mandate of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) through 31 July 2022, by roll-over of its resolutions 2542 (2020) of 15 September 2020, 2570 (2021) of 16 April 2021 and 2599 (2021) of 30 September 2021. The Security Council, in resolution 2542 (2020), tasked UNSMIL, as an integrated special political mission, in full accordance with the principles of national ownership, to exercise mediation and through its good offices to: (i) further an inclusive political process and security and economic dialogue; (ii) further the continued implementation of the Libya Political Agreement; (iii) help consolidate the governance, security and economic arrangements of the Government of National Accord, including support for economic reform in collaboration with international financial institutions; (iv) help to achieve a ceasefire and, once it is agreed by the Libyan parties, provide appropriate support to its implementation; (v) support subsequent phases of the Libyan transition process, including the constitutional process and the organisation of elections; (vi) coordinate and engage closely with international actors including neighbouring countries and regional organizations; (vii) provide support to key Libyan institutions; (viii) support, on request, the provision of essential services and delivery of humanitarian assistance, including in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in accordance with humanitarian principles; (ix) monitor and report abuses and violations of human rights and violations of international humanitarian law, including sexual violence in conflict, notably through the effective deployment of women and child protection advisers; (x) provide support in securing uncontrolled arms and related materiel and countering their proliferation; and (xi) co-ordinate international assistance, and provision of advice and assistance to GNA-led efforts to stabilize post-conflict zones, including those liberated from Da'esh. On 16 April 2021, the Security Council, through resolution 2570 (2021), tasked UNSMIL to provide support to the Libyan-led and Libyan-owned ceasefire monitoring mechanism including through the facilitation of confidence-building measures and the scalable and incremental deployment of UNSMIL ceasefire monitors.

Responsibilities

Within the limit of the delegated authority, the incumbent will be responsible of the following tasks:
• Takes part in the day-to-day clinical activities of Medical Unit. This includes performing medical briefings for incoming staff, checking vital signs, performing diagnostic test such as ECG, rapid tests, assisting and liaising with the clients for the arrangement of appointments and medical procedures at the local medical facilities.
• Offers nursing consultations and assists the doctors in consultations and emergency response where appropriate. This includes conducting triage and managing the care of injured/sick persons in any location following accident, natural disaster, or attack; and coordinating medical evacuation in cooperation with other UNSMIL medical colleagues and advising evacuees/escorts on the requirements for evacuation.
• Assists in arrangements for the deceased personnel from reception to repatriation of human remains.
• Takes part in the roster of medical personnel offering emergency services out of the working hours and weekends/official holidays. This includes escorting missions out of UN compound as authorized by Chief Medical Officer of UNSMIL.
• Is responsible for maintenance of medical records and monthly medical reports for all mission staff based in UNSMIL HQ and the sectors, not part of Formed Unit.
• Is responsible for safe filling of medical records with due respect to the confidentiality and timely recording and archiving in the online medical data base.
• Reviews immunization status of staff and offers advice on vaccinations.
• Assists the procedure of travel medical clearance and provide the briefing on travel medicine as well as Malaria Prophylaxis as required.
• Files tests results and radiology reports from mission laboratory and external providers after these have been reviewed and signed by the clinic doctors.
• Is responsible for the dispensing of drugs prescribed by the doctors or where the right to dispense has been delegated to the nurse in writing.
• Is responsible for the maintenance of medical equipment and the stock management of drugs, vaccines, and medical consumables and request the replenishment of drugs, consumables.
• Provide the first aid training to staff members in the UNSMIL HQ and the sectors, organize and coordinate health awareness campaign, and participate in Occupational Safety and Health activities.
• Assist Medico-Administrative activities such as drafting memos and processing cost recovery, insurance and financial documents.
• Performs other duties as required by the Chief Medical Officer.

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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

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.

Education

High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Job - Specific Qualification

Certification and registration to practice Nursing in his/her own country is required.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification is desirable.

Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) or equivalent certification is desirable.

Completion of high school and further formal education/training in nursing such as registered Professional Nurse designation or equivalent is required.

Knowledge of operating anesthesia machine, mechanical ventilator, monitor, defibrillator, sterilizer, pulse oximeter, glucometer, and centrifuge is required.

Efficient computer skill in emails, MS-Word, MS-Excel, and management of online-data base is required.

Work Experience

At least 5 years of progressive clinical experience in general nursing is required.

Experience in intensive care, emergency medicine, and health administration is required.

Languages

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

Assessment

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

Special Notice

This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country. A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.
Applicants who are not nationals of Libya must meet the relevant employment requirements of the host country, including fulfilling visa or work permit stipulations.
An appointment shall not be granted to a person who is the father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, stepchildren, or step sibling of a staff member. This restriction applies to relationships within the United Nations Secretariat and not to those with the separately administered Agencies, Funds or Programmes.

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.

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.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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