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UN Clinic Physician


  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Somalia
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Medical Practitioners
    • Medical Doctor
  • Closing Date: Closed


Mission and objectives

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Somalia has been supporting the government’s efforts in effective implementation of the National Development Plan (NDP), which is aligned with the corporate Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In support of development plans outlined in the NDP, UNDP in collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders including government, multilateral agencies, private sector and civil society has been developing and implementing projects in its main thematic areas of Economic Growth and Employment, Democratic Governance, Rule of Law and Security, Human Development and Economics. These projects contribute towards achieving the overall national goal of socioeconomic transformation for poverty reduction, economic revival and societal transfer in a socially just and gender equitable manner.


UN field personnel are exposed to various health and security hazards that may result in disease, psychological trauma and life-threatening injuries. Dedicated, effective primary health, occupational health and emergency medical services may mitigate negative outcomes of trauma, injuries and health complications providing better chances for saving lives as well as for faster and better recovery. The UN Clinic Physician is part of the UN common services of the UN country team in Somalia and administered by UNDP. The UN Clinic Physician will attend to the UN Clinic on a full-time basis and provide medical services to staff members and their eligible dependents. In addition, he/she will facilitate for medical evacuations and cooperate with UN Clinic Health Manager or the headquarter offices on all related matters. The UN Clinic Physician is responsible for the day to day running of the UN Clinic and he/she manages the UN Clinic staff and physical assets (equipment and inventories), ensures consistent delivery of high- quality medical services to the UNCT. The UN Physician will also be responsible for medical examinations of staff, a responsibility he/she will share with other designated UN Physicians. (The UN Clinics operate, with regards to technical matters only, under the general supervision of the UN Medical Director and with UNDP on regards of all administrative matters) Under the overall supervision of the UNDP RR with regards to all administrative matters and the general supervision of the UN Clinic Health Manager with regards to technical matters, UN Clinic Physician, will provide clinical services including medical consultations and emergency care, and supervise the work of the medical staff (including nurses, lab technician and pharmacist). The incumbent will promote proactive occupational health policies and best practices and procedures in the medical services in conjunction with Administration. This will include outreach to staff and dependents in the a

Task description

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of UN clinic health manager or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer UN Clinic Physician will: 1. Clinical Duties: •Attend the United Nations Clinic on a full-time basis •Respond to acute emergencies in line with international protocols such as advanced trauma life support management and advanced cardiac life support. or Pre-Hospital Trauma life support •Be able to do triage and primary stabilization •Undertake day-to-day clinical duties, e.g. walk-in clinic, pre-placement and periodic medical examinations and immunizations •Provide health education •Participate in addressing work environment and occupational health issues •Undertake medical examinations for UNDP and UN Agencies international and local staff and dependents. •Diagnose and recommend treatment to all staff visiting the Clinic on daily basis. •Be on call during and outside office hours to observe and treat emergencies in the UN Clinic. Undertake house calls when required. 2. Medical Administrative Duties: •Liaise with other UN Clinics, host-nation medical facilities and medical facilities abroad to coordinate medical evacuations. •Follow the United Nations established policies and procedures regarding medical clearances, sick leave and medical evacuations. •Recommend medical evacuation when required to RR (the doctor recommend as the medical expert, submit evacuation request to UN Clinic Health Manager (Case Manager) for authorization and facilitate medical evacuations of UN staff and their dependents). Responsible for all paperwork and reporting procedures for medical evacuations in line with UN Rules and procedures. •Ensure proper follow up on all cases. •Application of terms of reference in UNDP POPP for rules and regulations regarding UN Clinic operations. •Responsible for establishing good relations with reliable hospitals, private medical facilities and blood banks and local physician, including UNEP if available. •Keep constant contact with the United Nations Designated Examining Physicians to facilitate their availability as and when required •Ensure that proper medical records are kept in a strictly confidential manner. •Maintain emergency medical supplies and equipment to be used in case of emergency situations. •Replenish first aid kits and other essential medical supplies kept in other duty stations within the country. •Recommend procurement of vaccines, medical supplies and equipment, and ensure that inventory is kept. •Maintain medical records of all United Nations personnel and advise health precautionary steps to new staff members; already include above •Prepare and send periodic (quarterly) reports of functions, visits, medical evacuations and treatments to the UN Clinic Health Manager. •Advise on health precautionary steps to be undertaken at the duty station, perform any other duties as considered necessary by the UN Clinic Health Manager and/or the UN Resident Coordinator. 3. Supervisory Administration: (Restricted Supervisory roles, only when delegated authority given by the UN Clinic Health Manager) •Supervise, distribute work to the nurse (s) and other staff of the United Nations Clinic. •Manage day-to-day mission medical support operations by ensuring availability of supplies and proper functioning of medical equipment •Ensure that appropriate training programs are implemented to maintain and develop the medical capabilities (e.g. health education, HIV/AIDS prevention, first aid and CPR). •Responsible for regular reporting on UN Clinic activities, medical facilities available locally and other statistical information as may be required. •Provide and design effective budget models for each departments of the clinic, analyzing financial information (e.g. expenditures, direct billing claims and financial statement analysis).

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