Associate Medical Officer at United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON),
Associate Medical Officer at United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON)
United Nations and regional organizations; provides administrative and other support services to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat); provides joint and common services to other organizations of the United Nations system in Kenya
Associate Medical Officer
- Performing day-to-day clinical duties including attending to walk-in clinic clients at the UN clinic in Kakuma;
- Coordination of Medical evacuations and emergencies occurring at the duty station;
- Pre-placement and periodic medical examinations;
- Immunizations, travel advice;
- Referring staff to and following up with outside specialists as necessary;
- Providing health education and medical counselling to clients;
- Organizing /Participating in addressing work environment and occupational health issues;
- Emergency response on 24/7 basis, as and when required; being on call during and outside office hours to observe and treat emergencies in the clinic;
- Coordinating with relevant ministry of health teams in contact tracing and surveillance for diseases of concern;
- Undertaking emergency calls and hospital rounds when required.
- Liaising with other dispensaries and host – nation medical facilities;
- Following the United Nations established policies and procedures regarding medical clearances, sick leave and medical evacuations;
- Recommending medical evacuation when required;
- Responsible for all paper work and reporting procedures for medical evacuations in line with UN rules and procedures;
- Ensure proper follow up on all cases;
- Applying terms of reference in administration manuals for rules and regulations regarding UN clinic operations;
- Responsible for the supervision and distribution of work for the nurses and other staff assigned to the clinic;
- Responsible for establishing good relations with reliable hospitals, private medical facilities and blood banks.
SUPERVISORY ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES:
- Ensuring that appropriate training programs relating to healthcare delivery are implemented in order to develop and maintain the medical capabilities;
- Undertaking medical clearance according to UN guidelines and procedures;
- Undertaking ‘outpatient’ treatment and immunization requirements;
- Responsible for regular reporting on clinic activities, medical facilities available locally and other statistical information as may be required;
- Perform other related duties as required.
- PROFESSIONALISM: Demonstrated knowledge and hands on experience in clinical medicine; The ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to management. 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in medicine (MBChB / MMed / MPH) or in a related area is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree.
- Must be Registered with Kenya Medical and Dental Practitioners Board. A post-graduate diploma in infectious diseases is desirable. Proficient computer skills, particularly in MS Office software and use of databases, are required.
- Successful completion of both degree and non-degree programs in data analytics, business analytics or data science programs is desirable.
- A minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in the medical field or related area is required.
- At least two (2) years of work experience in Accident and Emergency Unit, or Intensive Care Unit or Aeronautical medicine is desirable.
- Experience in managing infectious disease is desirable.
- Experience in occupational health and safety at the work place setting is desirable.
- Experience in Counseling and/or stress management is desirable.
- 1 year or more of experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.
- English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English and Kiswahili or Swahili is required.