Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located within the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). The position is based in Tripoli, Libya (Tripoli is classified as a Hardship "E" duty station and a non-family duty station). The incumbent will serve as Medical Officer and will be under the supervision of the Chief Medical Officer.
On 28 October 2022, the Security Council renewed the mandate of United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) until 31 October 2023, through resolution 2656 (2022). The Security Council has tasked UNSMIL, as an integrated special political Mission, in full accordance with the principles of national ownership, to exercise mediation and through its good offices to: (i) further an inclusive political process and security and economic dialogue; (ii) further the continued implementation of the Libya Political Agreement; (iii) help consolidate the governance, security and economic arrangements of the Government of National Accord, including support for economic reform in collaboration with international financial institutions; (iv) help to achieve a ceasefire and, once it is agreed by the Libyan parties, provide appropriate support to its implementation; (v) support subsequent phases of the Libyan transition process, including the constitutional process and the organization of elections; (vi) coordinate and engage closely with international actors including neighboring countries and regional organizations; (vii) provide support to key Libyan institutions; (viii) support, on request, the provision of essential services and delivery of humanitarian assistance, including in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in accordance with humanitarian principles; (ix) monitor and report abuses and violations of human rights and violations of international humanitarian law, including sexual violence in conflict, notably through the effective deployment of women and child protection advisers; (x) provide support in securing uncontrolled arms and related materiel and countering their proliferation; and (xi) co-ordinate international assistance, and provision of advice and assistance to Government-led efforts to stabilize post-conflict zones, including those liberated from Da'esh. The Security Council, through resolution 2570 (2021), tasked UNSMIL to provide support to the Libyan- led and Libyan-owned ceasefire monitoring mechanism including through the facilitation of confidence-building measures and the scalable and incremental deployment of UNSMIL ceasefire monitors.
Within delegated authority, the Medical Officer at this level will be responsible for the following duties:
• Undertakes day-to-day clinical duties during and out of clinic hours, e.g. walk-in clinic, emergencies.
• Undertakes day-to-day occupational health duties: pre-placement and periodic medical examinations, prepares UN staff for travelling providing them immunizations, malaria prophylaxis, travel kits, etc.
• Refers staff to outside specialists as necessary and follows-up with outside specialists.
• Provides health education and health promotion programs.
• Participates in addressing work environment and occupational health and safety issues.
. Participate in preparation and management of endemic/epidemic diseases in mission area, e.g. COVID-19, Ebola Fever etc
Medical Administrative Duties:
• Liaises with UN-Military Medical Units in the mission and host-nation medical facilities.
• Follows the United Nations established policies and procedures regarding medical clearances, sick leave, and medical evacuations/repatriations.
• Participates in drafting and implementation of business continuity, mission support plan, health risk assessment and crises preparedness plans for the duty station/mission.
• Preparation and submission of annual medical budget.
• Deputizes for a more senior Medical Officer during his/her absence.
• Manages day-to-day mission medical support operations by ensuring availability of medical supplies and proper functioning of medical equipment.
• Ensures appropriate training programs are implemented in order to maintain and develop the medical capabilities (e.g. health education, HIV/AIDS prevention, first aid and CPR).
• Performs other related duties as required.
PROFESSIONALISM: 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. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.
ACCOUNTABILITY: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
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.
Currently registered to practice medicine in own country or another UN member state is required. Doctorate in Medicine (MD) or equivalent in medicine is required.Job - Specific Qualification
Formal certification in CPR in either BCLS, PHTLS, ETB, ACLS, ATLS or equivalent emergency medical certification is desirable.
Qualification in occupational health and safety is desirable.
Residency in one of the medical specialties is required. Qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of residency.
Training and experience in Tropical Medicine is desirable.
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible clinical experience in one of the areas of medicine is required.
Previous UN medical/international medical system experience is desirable.
Experience in planning, preparation of annual budget is desirable.
Experience in medical logistics and procurement is desirable.
Experience with pandemic response in a United Nations Common System field operation (inclusive of peacekeeping missions, Agencies, Funds and Programmes) or similar international organizations or non-governmental organization in a conflict or post-conflict setting is desirable.
English and French are the official working languages of the UN Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required and knowledge of Arabic is desirable.Assessment
Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment.Special Notice
This "Recruit from Roster" job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
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.
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