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WFP Rome - Nurse G5


  • Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Italy
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Medical Practitioners
    • Logistics
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Food Security, Livestock and Livelihoods
  • Closing Date: 2022-07-05


WFP celebrates and embraces diversity, we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our employees and the people we serve. All aspects of employment are based on operational needs, job requirements, merit and individual qualifications. WFP encourages and welcomes qualified candidates irrespective of race, color, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status, physical or mental disability. WFP has a zero-tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, abuse of authority and all forms of discrimination. WFP is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all our employees, and to providing an inclusive work environment free of discrimination and harassment, we therefore ensure that all selected candidates undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


We are seeking to fill the position of a Fixed Term position of Nurse G5, based in the Medical Service Unit in the  Staff Wellness Division (WEL) Division of  our Headquarters in Rome, Italy.



Candidates must be residents of Italy  and have a legal work permit there. In addition, candidates must reside within commuting distance to the location of the office in the duty station Rome, Italy ( Via Cesare Giulio Viola, 68/70, 00148 Roma, Italy) at the time of application.


Please note that this vacancy announcement is being issued externally and internally.




The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.  The Staff Wellness Division (WEL) is located in the Workplace Culture Department and supports WFP by striving to build a successful workplace health programme through integrating occupational safety and health protection with psychological and health promotion to prevent employee injury and illness, and to advance the health, wellbeing, morale and performance of WFP employees. Within WEL the Medical Service is an Occupational Health unit, responsible for providing healthcare support services for WFP employees, such as medical clearances (new appointments and reassignments) and travel clearances including vaccinations. 



Under the general supervision of the Chief Medical Officer and the direct supervision of the Head Nurse, the Nurse will be required to provide a wide selection   of nursing services to staff members including triage and treatment of patients with acute medical complaints, briefing staff members travelling or transferring outside of Headquarters and providing information and guidance on local medical facilities. More specifically, the incumbent will have the following responsibilities :  

  • implement comprehensive pro-active occupational health and safety strategy to prevent occupational injuries and diseases
  • collaborate in team with the Medical Officer for the promotion of health and work ability, through a comprehensive workplace health promotion strategy, by focusing on non-occupational, workplace preventable conditions that, whilst not caused directly by work, may affect the employee’s ability to maintain attendance or performance at work
  • improve environmental health management, by reducing risk to the working population and the wider community according to the Staff Wellness strategy
  • contribute to the wider public health agenda.


KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive, nor exhaustive)

  1. Provide the appropriate nursing interventions in the Medical Service for employees / visitors in case of emergency or urgent medical problems;
  2. Provide the appropriate ongoing nursing interventions in the Medical Service for employees with service incurred injuries;
  3. Under the guidance of the Medical Officer, arrange referrals to outside specialists and hospitals;
  4. Perform medical tests (e.g. electrocardiograms);
  5. Give intramuscular, subcutaneous and/or intradermal injections to staff, as prescribed by own physicians or by the Medical Officer;
  6. Brief and prepare employees for Official Duty Travel deployment with appropriate medical advice including vaccinations;
  7. Promote and provide preventive medical services to staff members (mammograms, explain VCCT for HIV testing, etc);
  8. Maintain medical records, using the corporate digital database, as required, respond to basic medical-related queries by phone and  email;
  9. Perform expert skills using electronic medical data base including data analysis;
  10. Assist the Medical Officer and the Health Advisor in developing medical procedures to be implemented in case of pandemic and emerging infectious diseases both at HQ and Field level;
  11. Deliver training programs and occupational health activities ;
  12. Collect and produce public health information on Pandemic Influenza and Emerging Infectious Diseases (e.g. Covid 19 coronavirus/Influenza etc.);
  13. Perform other related duties as required, coordinating and collaborating with Medical Service staff in HQ and in the different RBs (Regional Bureaus);
  14. Work with accuracy under time constraints and pressure.



SPECIFIC POST REQUIREMENTS (As required by the Hiring Manager)



  • Valid nursing license registration in any of the UN Member States
  • At least five years of experience in practical nursing care, including outpatient care.
  • Ability to conduct medical/health trainings to non-medical personnel



  • Valid life support certificates at provider/instructor level: ALS; ACLS; ATLS; PHTLS; PTC; BLS; BLS-D
  • Previous work experience in UN occupational health and safety setting
  • Previous clinical nursing experience in hospital settings



Education: Registered Nurse license.  

Language: Working knowledge (proficiency/FAO level C) of English. Knowledge of Italian is an asset.

Experience: Five years’ experience in practical nursing care, including outpatient care (including at least one year at G4 level or equivalent for internal candidates)


Knowledge & Skills:


  • Proficiency in MS Office and other computer software packages
  • Knowledge of work routines, methods
  • Uses tact, courtesy and empathetic attitude towards customers
  • Ability to offer guidance to the employees who need support in occupational health queries related





Leads by Example with Integrity:


  • Upholds WFP values, principles, and standards: Demonstrates the WFP values, principles and standards
  • Respects others and values diversity: Values diversity using respectful and inclusive language
  • Stays focused and calm under pressure: Stays focused and calm when under pressure
  • Demonstrates humility and a willingness to learn: Shows humility and a willingness to learn and share knowledge, seeking and acting on feedback, and taking up opportunities to develop


Drives Results and Delivers on Commitments:


  • Delivers results for maximum impact: Is accountable for the delivery of results
  • Delegates appropriately: Seeks guidance and support where needed
  • Adapts readily to change Adapts readily to change adjusting work as needed


Fosters Inclusive and Collaborative:


  • Is inclusive and collaborative: Promotes teamwork by sharing ideas and openly raising issues
  • Gives timely and constructive feedback: Gives timely and constructive feedback to others
  • Builds and shares new perspectives: Listens attentively to others and shares views


Applies Strategic Thinking:


  • Communicates and fulfils WFP’s vision: Embraces WFP’s vision and how it impacts their role
  • Embraces curiosity and new ways of doing things: Shows curiosity and implements new ways of doing things when relevant
  • Analyses and evaluates data: Gathers data and shares knowledge to inform team activities
  • Considers the impact of decisions: Asks questions to understand the impact of decisions for their objectives


Builds and Maintains Sustainable Partnerships:


  • Builds partnerships: Acts professionally with external partners
  • Collaborates to deliver common objectives: Works together with partners to deliver common goals




WFP offers a competitive compensation package which will be determined by the contract type and selected candidate’s qualifications and experience. Please visit the following websites for detailed information on working with WFP. Click on: “Our work” and “Countries” to learn more about WFP’s operations.


Applicants must be:

    • Italian nationals holding a valid passport and/or identity card ; or 
    • EU citizens holding a valid passport and/or identity card; AND with confirmed registration from the Italian police authorities or Registrar's Office (Anagrafe ); or 
    • Non-EU citizens holding a valid Italian Resident Permit ie. Permesso di Soggiorno (For more information on Italian protocol requirements, please refer to:  and 
    • Reside within commuting distance (100-kilometer radius or distance that can be covered within 1.5 hours by car or public transport under average conditions of traffic, weather, and roads) to the office location at the duty station (Via Cesare Giulio Viola, 68/70, 00148 Roma RM), at the time of the application



Deadline for applications: 5 July 2022

Ref. VA: 167655


No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.  WFP is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all qualified candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a  part of the organization. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection & recruitment process, and for work-related needs upon joining the Programme. WFP has  zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, abuse of authority or discrimination. All selected candidates will, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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.