Medical Coordinator (Operations Specialist) , Multiple positions
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Background Information - PSC
Peace and Security Cluster
For over 20 years, the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) Peace and Security Cluster (PSC) has provided its largest partner, UNMAS, with interlinked portfolio, programme and project management services that are reinforced by comprehensive management and oversight controls.
Under this umbrella, the Cluster is responsible for the day-to-day management of UNMAS Field Programmes through a comprehensive approach encompassing areas such as human resources, procurement and contract management, as well as planning, implementation and risk management, that is supported by cross-cutting initiatives that include knowledge and information management, and gender, diversity and inclusion. This comprehensive delivery platform is implemented according to client requirements and in line with UNOPS rules and regulations through the leadership of the Cluster Director, who has the overall authority and accountability for the performance of PSC on behalf of its clients.
Background Information - Job-specific
Background Information – UNMAS
Established in 1997, UNMAS leads, coordinates and implements mine action under United Nations legislative mandates of both the General Assembly and the Security Council. UNMAS supports the UN's vision of "a world free from the threat of mines,
explosive remnants of war (ERW) including cluster munitions, and improvised explosive devices (IEDs), where individuals and communities live in a safe environment conducive to sustainable peace and development where no one is left behind, where the human rights and the needs of victims are met and where they are fully integrated as equal members of their societies."
UNMAS is a unit within the Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions (OROLSI) within the Department of Peace Operations (DPO). UNMAS operates under UN legislative mandates of both the General Assembly and the Security Council, or at the request of the UN Secretary-General or his designated official. When instructed by the Security Council or called upon by Member States, UNMAS deploys under humanitarian, peace and security mandates. UNMAS main headquarters is in the UN Secretariat, New York with a sub-office in Geneva. UNMAS provides direct support and assistance in the areas of explosive ordnance threat mitigation to 18 countries/territories/missions, has a standby rapid response capacity and global technical advisors in the field of Improvised Explosive Devices and Weapons and Ammunition Management. As an office within DPO, UNMAS supports peacekeeping and special political missions in accordance with Security Council mandates.
Background Information – UNMAS Iraq
The UNMAS Iraq programme was formally established in June 2015, at the request of the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Iraq, to lead the UN efforts to mitigate explosive threats in the country, as well as to support the enhancement of national and regional mine action capacities. UNMAS supports the Government of Iraq to protect civilians from the threat of explosive ordnance and enables humanitarian, stabilization and reconstruction, and socio-economic efforts. under the UNMAS Iraq Programme Strategy focusing on three main components: 1. Capacity Enhancement; 2. Risk Education, and 3. Explosive Hazard Management. UNMAS Iraq has offices in both Baghdad and Erbil.
The Medical Coordinator will report to the Explosives Hazard Management (EHM) Operations Senior Officer and will be responsible for the following assigned duties:
- In coordination with the EHM Senior Ops Officer and Operations/Quality Assurance Officers, conduct Quality Assurance and Quality Control assessment visits of UNMAS Iraq clearance contractors and NGOs medical assets and capabilities.
- Provide continued monitoring and oversight of UNMAS clearance contractors and NGOs medical staff deployed across the UNMAS Iraq programme. Ensure that the medical staff are monitored to perform their duties according to the required standards through regular visits and External Quality Assurances (EQA) inspections and that if a mentoring schedule is required it is set up and should be followed.
- Conduct operational review of UNMAS Iraq Clearance Contractors and NGOs medical assets.
- Conduct analysis of data relating to Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) reports relating to medical support from the UNMAS Iraq clearance contractors and NGOs;
- Assess medical facilities used to support MEDEVAC and CASEVAC;
- Actively review the clearance contractor and NGOs medical SOP's/MERP and compliance with UNMAS Standard Working Practices (SWP) and International Mine Action Standards (IMAS).
- Act as Medical Advisor for the EHM Operational team members;
- Make recommendations to enhancing survivability and medical well-being of the programme;
- Provide EQA, progress reports etc as directed by the EHM Senior Operations Officer.
- Travel to Erbil, Fallujah, Ramadi and any other location within Iraq as needed.
- An advanced university degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent) in Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, or related field with 5 years of relevant experience is required; OR
- A first level university degree (Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent) in Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, or related field with 7 years of relevant experience is required; OR
- National or industry registration/license as an Emergency Healthcare Provider (eg. Emergency Physician, Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, Advanced Paramedic (CCP, TPC, FPC), Medical Technician or any other related field) with 6 years of relevant experience is required; OR
- A technical or professional diploma in related subject with 9 years of relevant experience is required.
- Relevant experience is defined as work experience as nurse, emergency physician, paramedic or related fields in the health care sector;
- Valid Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification is required;
- Valid Current Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) or similar recognized emergency trauma certification (ATLS, ITLS, TTLS, TCCC-MP) is required;
- Previous experience in delivering medical training is desired;
- Valid Remote/Austere Medical Skills (RAMS) or similar recognized prolonged field care or nursing care certification is desired
- Fluency in English (reading, writing, speaking) is required
- Fluency in Arabic (reading, writing, speaking) is required.
|Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.(for levels IICA-2, IICA-3, LICA Specialist- 10, LICA Specialist-11, NOC, NOD, P3, P4 and above)|
|Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion. |
|Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.|
|Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).|
|Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.|
|Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.|
|Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.|
|Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.|
Contract type, level and duration
Contract type: Local Individual Contractor Agreement - Home-based, Retainer Contract level: LICA-10 (ICS-10)
Contract duration: Open-ended and subject to availability of funding and satisfactory performance
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Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types.
- Iraq is a non family duty station
- Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
- This is a local position, therefore only nationals of duty station or applicants with a valid residence permit will be considered
- Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
- Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
- Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
- UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
- Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types.
- For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
- The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.
- Persons with no UN experience are encouraged to apply!
It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns. Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.
Background Information - UNOPS
UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.
UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.
Working with us
UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.
With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.
Work life harmonization
UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.