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Bujumbura (Burundi)

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Bujumbura (Burundi)
  • Grade: GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Medical Practitioners
  • Closing Date: 2021-07-29

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Job Purpose and Organizational Context

The UN Clinic Nurse performs the functions under the immediate supervision of the UN Medical Physician with regards to technical matters only and the overall supervision of the UN Resident Coordinator for all administrative matters. The technical supervision of the physician and the medical personnel in the field as well as the technical performance evaluation will be executed by the UN Medical Director or his nominee. In order to ensure that UNDP should facilitate external access to its Performance Development and Management system to MSD

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities

1) Clinical Technical Duties

  • Within delegated authority, the Nurse shall be responsible for the following duties:
  • Attend the UN Clinic on a full-time basis.
  • Assist the UN Physician in the performance of his/her duties
  • Responds to emergency calls during outside office hours when necessary and assists Medical Doctors in providing adequate care.
  • Give first aid and advice to the staff and their recognized dependents.
  • Ensures effective liaison between patient and private doctor, paramedics, family members, and colleagues as appropriate.
  • Documents case findings.
  • Performs diagnostic and screening tests such as: ECG, x-rays, laboratory (blood and urine), and other tests as required.
  • Performs clinical assessment of patients visiting the walk-in clinic.
  • Facilitates referral to the UN Medical Doctor or to an outside physician, as required.
  • Ensures preparedness of staff travelling on missions or reassignments, including administration of appropriate vaccine, instructions on malaria prophylaxis and other travel-related ailments.
  • Instructs on the content and potential uses of the travel kit.
  • Assists in providing health education and health promotion programs.
  • Participates in work environment assessment, e.g. office ergonomics, and addresses other occupational health issues.
  • Coordinates medical evacuation and cooperates with Medical Services Division in N.Y. and the receiving facilities in home countries.
  • Assists in providing medical support during evacuation and repatriation.
  • Advises evacuees on the requirements for evacuation and/or escorts patients if needed ;
  • Concludes or closes medical evacuation files to enable staff members to submit claims.
  • Assist in arrangements for the deceased.
  • Designs and implements outreach programs for mission personnel.
  • Plans and organizes preventive and promotes medical fairs.
  • Perform medical briefing for incoming staff and conduct first aid training.
  • Assess needs of clients visiting the walk-in clinic, provides care/advice (e.g., the benefits of preventive medicine etc.) accordingly and facilitates referral to the UN Medical Physician or to an outside physician, as indicated.
  • Administer minor “outpatient” treatment and immunization requirements.
  • Assists in maintaining records of patients' medical data including consultations and treatment.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality with regards to patient’s medical records, patient management and treatment.
  • Perform medication, injection, dressing, stitching, foreign body extraction

 2) Administrative duties

  • Maintain the UN Clinic in good order and keep the inventory of medical supplies and equipment up-to-date and be prepared for disaster.
  • In consultation with the UN medical physician, maintain a 24-hour roster of available specialists for referral and treatment.
  • Coordinate and supervise the work of other UN Dispensary personnel i.e., Ambulance Driver and Cleaner.
  • Check equipment and supplies on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis and maintain them in working order.
  • Ensures that medical instruments are properly sterilized and maintains hygiene and cleanliness of the dispensary;Page 47 of 57
  • hrough a monthly check, ensures that medical instruments and equipment in the UN ambulance are maintained in a working order, and replaced after use.
  • Enter medical data of patients into register, patient's file, and electronic databases.
  • Schedule consultations with the UN Physician for eligible staff and dependents.
  • Maintain a 24-hour roster of available specialists for referrals and treatment when necessary.
  • Ensure a proper and safe disposal of hazardous material and medical waste in close coordination with the Medical Physician, Lab technicians
  • Identifies and plans clinics’ material, supplies and equipment requirements and raises requisitions accordingly.
  • Liaises with Procurement Section and Supply Section to establish essential contracts for the mission.
  • Develops logistic plans to support field satellite clinics and follows up on implementation.
  • Draws and implements duty roster for clinic personnel.
  • Maintains and medical inventory and supplies and distributes medical supplies to outstations;  

  • Arranges medical appointments and examinations to mission personnel.

  • Updates the monthly medical reports.



Competencies and Selection Criteria


Ability to make new and useful ideas work :

Level 3: Adapts deliverables to meet client needs


Ability to persuade others to follow:

Level 3: Proactively seeks and recognizes contributions of others

People Management

Ability to improve performance and satisfaction:

Level 1: Understands personal and team roles, responsibilities and objectives


Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform:

Level 7: Reconciles contrasting positions and ambiguous circumstances by communicating a clear path for resolution and progress


Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement:

Level 4: Meets goals and quality criteria for delivery of products or services


Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise



Required Skills and Experience


Registered Professional Nurse and first level degree from an accredited Baccalaureate Nursing Programme (University) or equivalent such as an accredited Diploma Programme (4 years).

Certificates in ECG, CPR or Basic Life Support and ACLS or equivalent emergency medical care is an asset.

Recognized additional training in primary health care and midwifery is desirable

HIV/AIDS Management training is desirable National registration and license is a requirement.


List out:

Minimum 5 years of continuous clinical experience in nursing preferably in a multicultural environment; Intensive Care and health administration. Supervisory experience in a UN field operation is an asset. Knowledge and understanding of relevant UN administrative policies and procedures is desirable. Experience in Trauma and Emergency care is desirable; Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) is desirable

Language Requirements:

Proficiency in French. Working knowledge of other UN language desirable

Describe any additional qualifications:

  • Non-Smoking environment
  • Open to the local candidates.








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All posts in the GS categories are subject to local recruitment.

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