Mission and objectives
Under Resolution 2625 (2022), the Security Council determined that the situation in South Sudan continues to constitute a threat to international peace and security in the region. The Council extended the UNMISS mandate until 15 March 2023. It also emphasized that the Mission should continue advancing its three-year strategic vision defined in resolution 2567 (2021) to prevent a return to civil war, build durable peace and support inclusive, accountable governance and free, fair and peaceful elections in accordance with the Revitalized Peace Agreement. Under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, UNMISS is therefore authorized to use all necessary means to implement its mandate which includes: (a) Protection of civilians (b) Creating conditions conducive to the delivery of humanitarian assistance (c) Supporting the Implementation of the Revitalised Agreement and the Peace Process (d) Monitoring, investigating, and reporting on violations of humanitarian and human rights law: The overall ceiling for uniformed personnel is maintained at 17,000 troops and 2,101 police, including 88 corrections officers. Please refer to https://unmiss.unmissions.org/mandate for more information.
UNMISS was established in 2011 under the auspices of the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO); subsequently, UNMISS mandate has been renewed through resolutions 2057 (2012), 2109 (2013), 2155 (2014), 2187 (2014), 2223 (2015), 2241 (Dec. 2015), 2304 (2016) and 2327 (2016), 2392 (Dec. 2017), 2406 (Mar. 2018), 2459 (Mar. 2019), 2514 (Mar. 2020), 2567 (Mar. 2021), 2625 (Mar. 2022).
Under the guidance / direct supervision of the Chief Medical Officer and Deputy Chief Medical Officer, the UNV Biomedical Technician will be responsible for: Identification of the medical Equipment and medical Furniture requirements • In consultation with the CMO, examine and determine medical equipment and medical furniture requirements. The lists to include a room-by-room distribution of medical equipment and medical furniture. • Periodic/regular calibration of UNMISS Medical Equipment. • Performance of service and preventive maintenance duties as required to always ensure the functionality and availability of essential equipment. • Conduct periodic calibration at different locations (11 UNOE Clinics). • Study and refine the existing preliminary medical equipment and medical furniture requirement. • Define the installation constraints of equipment related to works. • Installing, maintaining, and repairing medical equipment and medical furniture. • Performs testing, troubleshooting and repairs of medical devices. • Educates end users on how to optimally operate medical devices. • Prepares reports on testing, calibration, and repair of medical equipment’s. • Drafts SOPs on medical equipment's use and precaution advises. Technical Support in the Tender Process and Installation for Medical Equipment • Study the Standard Specifications of Medical Equipment and Medical Furniture and develop updated specifications for the proposed medical equipment and medical furniture. • Identify the basic equipment pre-installation works to be incorporated. • Medical furniture in liaison with the relevant authorities. • Monitor performance of medical equipment and furniture within the warranty period. The Biomedical Technician will deliver the following: • The complete lists of medical equipment and medical furniture to be procured. • Technical specifications for all pieces of medical equipment and medical furniture. • Schedule of equipment pre-installation works for specialized equipment. • Equipment Installation completion reports and certification. • Maintenance and repair of medical equipment and medical furniture. Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to: • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for in-stance in events that mark International Volunteer Day); • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country; • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities; • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.; • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers; • Promote capacity development activities and transfer of skills to national personnel during the assignment; • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.