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General Surgeon

South Sudan

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


Mission and objectives

Under Resolution 2677 (2023), 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 2024. 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 as well as 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 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), 2677(Mar. 2023).

Task description

Under the general supervision of the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), the incumbent will perform the following duties: • Work in out-patient department for surgical and General consultation in L1 Plus clinic. • Undertakes day-to-day specialist surgical clinical duties including regular general consultations e.g. walk-in clinic, emergencies. • Perform damage-control surgical interventions (surgical emergencies related to gunshot. • injuries, vehicular accidents, work related injuries and other life-saving surgical interventions as appropriate). • Perform assigned elective surgical interventions. • Ensures that all medical and nursing staff implements standard clinical protocols, guidelines, standard patient documentation and established surgical techniques during the operations. • Prepare and review case histories and obtain data through interviews. • Determine the necessity for surgical intervention, estimate possible risks to the patient and recommend the appropriate surgical procedure required. • To work in patient ward and follow up with patients. • Contribute to implementation of the WHO Integrated Management for Emergency and Essential Surgical Care (IMEESC) toolkit. • Conducts a needs assessment and based on that develops a plan to improve surgical services. • Monitor medical instruments and equipment to ensure that aseptic and antiseptic methods are adhered to. • Perform 24/7 on-call for any surgical emergencies and rotational weekend/night shift-call duties as per roster. • Refer staff to higher level of specialists as necessary. • Follow-up with outside specialists. • Provide health education. • Performs any other tasks required by the Chief Medical Officer/ Designee

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