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Medical Officer

Bamako

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Bamako
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Medical Practitioners
  • Closing Date: 2022-11-30

Details

Mission and objectives

The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) was established by Security Council resolution 2100 of 25 April 2013 to support political processes in the country and to carry out a number of security-related tasks. The Mission has been asked to support the transitional authorities of Mali in the stabilization of the country and implementation of the transitional roadmap, focusing on major population centers and lines of communication, protecting civilians, human rights monitoring, the creation of conditions for the provision of humanitarian assistance and the return of displaced persons, the extension of State authority and the preparation of free, inclusive and peaceful elections. (http://www.un.org/en/peacekeeping/missions/minusma).

Context

• Medical practices and trainings are effectively planned and implemented; • Physical and mental health of UN staff is ensured through prevention and treatment; • Good organized and smoothly running Level 1 regional Medical facility; • first aid and emergency medical services in the region are ensured; • Wellbeing of regional staff, Quality health Services are provided;

Task description

Under the direct supervision of the regional Medical Officer/Regional Administration Officer and /the Chief Medical Officer, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following Supports the provision of health services at the Level-I and Level-II health facilities for the mission and follow up and monitor the treatment of evacuated mission personnel. • Supports the provision of health services at the Level-I health facilities for the mission and follow up and monitor the treatment of evacuated mission personnel. • Ensure availability of medical supplies and proper functioning of medical equipment; • Ensure optimum and rational use of resources while respecting medical ethics; • Implement appropriate training programs for medical staff and develop medical capabilities and capacity (e.g. Basic life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life support (ACLS), Pre- hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS), health education, HIV/AIDS prevention; • Assist to manage the procurement of drugs, medical equipment, consumables and medical supplies locally and in accordance with UN system contracts; • As a member of the Mission Crisis Management team, participates in the preparation and implementation of Mass Casualty Incidence (MCI) Response, Medevac, Casevac Standard operating procedures (SOP), Mortal Remains handling and repatriation SOP, response to multi-hazard emergencies in the Mission Area of responsibility and support office headquarters; • Participate actively in organizing referrals, casualty and medical evacuation services provided to mission personnel. • Supports laboratory technicians/nurses and medical administrative staff; • Ensures availability of laboratory supplies and the proper functioning of laboratory equipment • As a member of the Crisis Management Team (CMT), participate in the preparation and implementation of Business Continuity Planning standard operating procedures and training for the Mission area of responsibility; • Support and participate in induction trainings, pre-placement and periodic medical examinations, Immunizations for Eligible Personnel, refer staff to respective specialists when necessary, follow-up with specialists within and out country; • Provides health education to clients and advises them on healthy living practices; • Participate actively in addressing environmental and occupational health issues; • Participate in the planning, management and implementation of adequate infection control measures in the mission health facilities at all levels; • Provides relevant public health guidance to the facility management team in the mission and contractors providing catering, sanitation and fumigation services at the UN camps within MINUSMA. • Participates in the planning, organizing and implementation of Forward Medical Team; • Undertakes day-to-day clinical duties, e.g. walk-in clinic, responding to emergencies; • Reporting on all activities to CMO and his/her designate on a weekly and monthly basis • When working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-)governmental counterparts, including Implementing Partners (IPs), the incumbent is strongly encouraged to set aside dedicated time for capacity development through coaching, mentoring and formal and on- the-job training;

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