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Kabul (Afghanistan)

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Kabul (Afghanistan)
  • Grade: International Specialist - Internationally recruited Volunteer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Medical Practitioners
  • Closing Date: 2020-12-02

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Eligibility criteria

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Description of task

The JMS is the primary health care provider for all UNAMA staff. It aims to protect and promote staff health, to sustain and improve their working capacity, to contribute to a safe and healthy working environment, and to promote the adaptation of work to the capabilities of staff, taking account of their health status. With this in mind and given the current heightened security situation in the mission environment, we are seeking candidates with experience in providing healthcare in hardship duty stations.

Under the direct supervision of Chief Medical Officer, the UN Volunteer nurse will undertake the following tasks:

  • Attend the UNAMA medical clinic on a full time basis;
  • Assist the head nurse in supervising and coordinating nursing activities in JMS;
  • Implement infection prevention and control measures both in the clinics and in UN compounds;
  • Provide hands-on care to patients by administering medications, managing intravenous lines, observing and monitoring patients' conditions, maintaining records and communicating with doctors.
  • Provide health promotion, counselling and education. Interpret patient information and make critical decisions about needed actions.
  • Evaluate nursing activities to ensure patient care, staff relations, and efficiency of service;
  • Observe nursing care and visit patients to ensure that nursing care is carried out as directed, and treatment administered in accordance with physician's instructions;
  • Accompany physician on rounds, and keep informed of special orders concerning patients;
  • Identify learning needs of nursing staff and design training programs for skill development;
  • Direct preparation and maintenance of patients' clinical records;
  • Inspects rooms and wards for cleanliness and comfort;
  • Serve as a role model for nursing employees and demonstrates leadership ability and management skills through fair decision making;
  • Ensure medical equipment and consumables are available and ready for use at all times.
  • Perform other related duties to the above assignment as requested by the CMO.
  • Support day-to-day operations through liaising with the various components in the mission and the local health care providers
  • Participate in meetings arranged on health related issues as and when assigned by the CMO.
  • This position is to provide support to the UN. It is not a humanitarian position requiring interaction with the local population.
Qualifications/Requirements Required degree level: Technical/Vocational diploma Education - Additional Comments:

Certification in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support.

Computer literate with the ability to use MS word, excel, powerpoint and email.

Required experience: 36 Months Experience remark:

A minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in nursing care.

Language skills:
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise: Nursing and midwifery Area of expertise details:
  • Proven work experience in clinical nursing;
  • Caring and compassionate nature ;
  • Excellent teamwork, verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to deal with emotionally charged and pressured situations;
  • Resilience and stamina.
Driving license: No Competencies values:

Accountability, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

Application procedure:

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first register your profile at Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first update your profile at Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 16-11-2020

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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