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Valencia (Spain)

  • Organization: UNGSC - United Nations Global Service Centre
  • Location: Valencia (Spain)
  • 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: 2021-10-13

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Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Global Service Centre (UNGSC) provides critical Logistics, Geospatial, Information and Telecommunications Technologies services and Training to all peacekeeping missions around the world.

This position is located in the United Nations Global Service Centre (UNGSC)/United Nations Information and Communication Technology Facility (UNICTF) in Valencia (Spain) within the Office of the Chief, Service for Geospatial Information and Telecommunications Technologies (SGITT).

The incumbent reports administratively to the P-5 Chief of Unit within the Office of the Chief, SGITT and technically to the Head Nurse, UNGSC Clinic.


Within delegated authority, a Nurse at this level will be responsible for the following duties:

• Undertake surveillance for preventable health and safety hazards in the work environment by:
- Sampling, measuring or testing for physical, chemical, and biological exposures in the workplace environment that may generate risks to the health of workers.
- Evaluating ergonomic factors that may affect workers’ health through surveys and direct inspections.
- Reviewing incidents.
- Assessing general working conditions and behaviours.

• Assess Health and Safety Risks by:
- Performing task specific Job Hazard Analyses and location specific Workplace Risk Assessments.
- Investigating occupational accidents, exposures and near-misses.
- Assessing incidents using accepted UN risk methodologies.
- Developing mitigation strategies for staff and management.

• Performs clinical assessment of patients visiting the walk-in clinic; provides care/advice accordingly or facilitates referral to an outside physician, as indicated.
• Responds to emergency calls and provides emergency care; 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, laboratory (blood and urine), and other tests 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 and advice on other travel related interventions.

• Provides occupational health and safety training and capacity development by:
- Delivering occupational health & safety and First aid training courses.
- Ensure that personnel are aware of their roles and responsibilities in all aspects of health and safety work, including compliance with health and safety policy.

• Performs medical briefing for incoming staff and conduct first aid training.
• Contribute to the Emergency planning and preparedness with a specific focus on responders’ safety and health.
• Maintains records of patients’ medical data including consultations and treatment.
• Maintains strict confidentiality with regards to patient’s medical records, patient management and treatment.
• Performs other related duties as required.


• PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of clinical, occupational and travel nursing. Formal training in CPR and, preferably, in BCLS and ACLS or equivalent emergency medical care. Knowledge of major medical office equipment and ability to use them in emergency situations. Knowledge of basic diagnostic equipment and ability to use them. Knowledge of modern medical information technology and solid computer skill. 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects 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.

• 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.


Registered Professional Nurse with a university degree (B.S., Diploma or equivalent) in nursing is required.
National registration and license are required.
Recognized qualification(s) in occupational health or safety is desirable.
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Basic Cardiovascular Life Support (BCLS) and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) or equivalent emergency medical care certifications are desirable.

Work Experience

A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible clinical experience in the medical field or hospital after nursing qualifications is required.
Experience in emergency care, occupational health and travel medicine is desirable.
A minimum of four (04) years of direct experience in occupational safety and health, environmental health, workplace safety or risk sciences or related areas is desirable.
Experience in handling confidential and sensitive information is desirable.


English and French are the main working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Fluency in Spanish (both oral and written) is required.


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

Special Notice

Recruitment for this position is done on a local basis.

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.
Applicants who are Spanish nationals or nationals of a member state of the European Union need to upload a copy of their national passport. All other applicants need to have a valid work permit for Spain and need to upload a copy of such work permit. All other applicants, except current UNGSC staff members in Valencia, need to provide a Certificado de Penales. Attachments need to be uploaded in Step 8 of the online application. A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.”

Passing the Global General Service Test (GGST) is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration in the General Service category in the United Nations Secretariat. Having passed the Administrative Assessment Support Test (ASAT) in English at Headquarters, ECA, ESCWA, UNOG, UNOV, ICTR, or ICTY may be recognized in place of the GGST, pending confirmation of validity.

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


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