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UNV Nurse


  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Sudan
  • Grade: Volunteer - International Specialist - Internationally recruited Volunteer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Medical Practitioners
    • Volunteerism
  • Closing Date: 2023-02-08


Mission and objectives

UNISFA was established in July 2011 under authority of the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO). UNISFA is mandated to Strengthen the capacity of the Abyei Police Service (APS) by providing support, including the training of personnel, and coordinate with the APS on matters of law and order, Monitor and verify the redeployment of armed forces from the Abyei area in accordance with the 20 June 2011 Agreement, Provide de-mining assistance and technical advice, Facilitate the delivery of humanitarian aid and free movement of humanitarian personnel in coordination with relevant Abyei Area bodies, When requested and in cooperation with the APS, provide security for oil infrastructure in the Abyei Administrative Area (AAA) and later to organize the referendum The Council also authorized UNISFA under Chapter VII to: • Protect UN Personnel, facilities, installations, and equipment. • Ensure the security and freedom of UN and humanitarian personnel and members of the Joint Military Observers Committee and Joint Military Observer Teams established by the 20 June Agreement. • Protect civilians under imminent threat of physical violence; and protect the Area from incursions by unauthorized elements and ensure security.


UNISFA was established in July 2011 under authority of the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO). UNISFA is mandated to monitor and verify the redeployment of any Sudan or South Sudan forces in the Abyei area, to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian aid and the free movement of relief workers in and around Abyei, to take the necessary actions to protect UN personnel (facilities, installations and equipment), to ensure security and freedom of movement of civilians in the area, and later to organize the referendum.

Task description

Under the direct supervision of the Head Nurse, Medical Section, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: - •Responding to all medical emergencies and assisting Medical Officers in providing adequate care; Attending to all staff members, as well as Military Contingents in a walk-in clinic to provide routine medical/nursing care, first aid and assessing fitness to work. •Referring to the UN Medical Officer and ensuring effective liaison between the patient and outside primary health care providers/hospitals, following-up on referrals and hospitalization; -Performing diagnostic tests such as Electrocardiogram (EKG), spirometry, emergency blood glucose, etc. •Preparing UN staff traveling on mission or reassignments, including administering appropriate vaccines, recommending malaria prophylaxis, briefing on hygienic precautions during travel and instructing on the content and potential use of a travel kit. •Maintaining proper documentation in the staff members’ medical files as well as the electronic medical records, such as nurses’ notes, vaccinations, incident reports and reports on work-related illnesses/injuries; -Proactively participating in health promotion activities by advising patients on different issues related to physical and mental health. •Evaluating work environment and other occupational health issues and reporting to the Head Nurse; -Intentional training and mentoring to build capacity of national colleagues. -Ensure general administrative support for the UN Clinic. •Provides primary health care to eligible staff -Assist the UN Physicians in developing and providing learning opportunities -Administer minor “outpatient” treatment and immunization requirements. -Maintain the roster of specialists for referral and treatment -Maintain Emergency medical supplies and equipment and be prepared for disaster. •Attend UN Clinic on a full-time basis and respond to emergencies outside office hours -Make necessary arrangements for Entry, Periodic and Exit Medical Examination of UN staff members conducted by UN Physician. -Enter Medical data of patients into register, patient files and electronic database (Earth Med). Ensure proper filing of medical and other records; prepare or oversee the preparation of sick leave reports/certificates and certification of sick leave. •Visit patients in hospital, make all logistical arrangements in the event of medical evacuation, prepare and transmit relevant forms for medical examinations. •Other related duties as may be required. Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged 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 instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day) • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country; network and build relationships with local organizations, groups or individuals, and support and/or participate in local volunteering initiatives. •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. • initiate and/or participate in local volunteer groups, including assisting them in submitting stories and experiences to the World Volunteer Web site. • Promote or advise local groups on the use of online volunteering or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible; -Encourage, mobilize and support coworkers, fellow UNV volunteers and members of the local community to play an active part in peace and development activities on a voluntary basis. •Discuss with supervisors how volunteerism for peace and development can be mainstreamed in the assignment and integrate activities promoting volunteerism for peace and development into work plans. •Assist with the UNV “buddy Programme” for newly arriving UNV volunteers. Results/Expected Output: •The volunteer will have contributed to strengthening the UNISFA Health Services through quality assurance mechanisms. •Inclusion in Performance Appraisal Report of statement of achievements towards volunteerism for development and capacity building during your assignment such as specific quantification of mobilized volunteers, trained national colleagues, activities, capacities. •The Volunteer will have created an impact on the efficiency of the Clinic as the incumbent’s own initiative will be decisive in result of work and timely finalization.

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