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30 Aug 2021

Full-Time UNDP Job Vacancy : UN Medical Officer

UNDP – Posted by ghhealthjobs Accra

Job Description

UN area personnel are uncovered to varied well being and safety hazards which will end in illness; psychological trauma and life-threatening accidents. Dedicated, efficient main well being, occupational well being and emergency medical providers could mitigate unfavorable outcomes of trauma, accidents and well being issues offering higher probabilities for saving lives in addition to for sooner and higher restoration.

The Health Manager, UN Medical Officer, is a part of the UN widespread providers of the UN nation crew in Ghana and administered by UNDP.

The Health Manager, UN Medical Officer will attend to the UN Clinic on a full-time foundation and supply medical providers to employees members and their dependents. In addition, he/she is going to facilitate for medical evacuations and cooperate with headquarter places of work on all associated issues. The Health Manager, UN Medical Officer is chargeable for the each day operating of the UN Clinic and he/she manages the UN Clinic employees and bodily property (gear and inventories), ensures constant supply of top of the range medical providers to the UNCT. The Health Manager, UN Medical Officer will even be chargeable for medical examinations of employees, a duty he/she is going to share with different designated UN Physicians. (The UN Clinics function, with regard to technical issues solely, underneath the final supervision of the UN Medical Director and with and with UNDP on regards of all administrative issues)

Under the general supervision of the UN Resident Coordinator as regards to all administrative issues and the final supervision of the UN Medical Director as regards to technical issues, the Health Manager, UN Medical Officer, will present scientific providers together with medical consultations and emergency care, and supervise the work of the medical employees (together with nurses, lab technician and pharmacist). The incumbent will promote proactive occupational well being insurance policies and finest practices and procedures within the medical providers along side Administration. This will embody outreach to employees and dependents within the areas of preventative well being. The Clinic physician is anticipated to participate within the HIV work within the UN work place as outlined in UN Cares and UN Plus. S/he’s a part of the emergency response crew and can as such work carefully with DSS in implementing case-vac and mass casualty response.

Summary Of Key Functions

Duties and Responsibilities

Clinical Duties
Medical Administrative Duties
Supervisory Administration
Coordination of UN Cares actions
Emergency medical response
Clinical Duties:
Attend the United Nations Clinic on a full-time foundation
Respond to acute emergencies in step with worldwide protocols resembling superior trauma life help administration and superior cardiac life help. or Pre-Hospital Trauma life help
Be in a position to do triage and first stabilization
Undertake day-to-day scientific duties, e.g. walk-in clinic, pre-placement and periodic medical examinations and immunizations;
Provide well being schooling;
Participate in addressing work atmosphere and occupational well being points
Undertake medical examinations for UNDP and UN Agencies worldwide and native employees and dependents.
Diagnose and advocate remedy to all employees visiting the Clinic each day.
Be on name throughout and outdoors workplace hours to look at and deal with emergencies within the UN Clinic. Undertake home calls when required.
Medical Administrative Duties:
Liaise with different dispensaries, host-nation medical amenities and medical amenities overseas to coordinate medical evacuations.
Follow the United Nations established insurance policies and procedures relating to medical clearances, sick go away and medical evacuations.
Recommend medical evacuation when required to RR (the physician advocate because the medical skilled, submit evacuation request to UN medical Director for authorization and facilitate medical evacuations of UN employees and their dependents). Responsible for all paper work and reporting procedures for medical evacuations in step with UN Rules and procedures.
Ensure correct observe up on all circumstances
Application of phrases of reference in UNDP POPP for guidelines and rules relating to UN Clinic operations
Responsible for establishing good relations with dependable hospitals, personal medical amenities and blood banks and native doctor, together with UNEP if obtainable.
Keep fixed contact with the United Nations Designated Examining Physicians to facilitate their availability as and when required;
Ensure that correct medical information are saved in a strictly confidential method.
Maintain emergency medical provides and gear for use in case of emergency scenario;
Replenish first help kits and different important medical provides saved in different obligation stations inside the nation.
Recommend procurement of vaccines, medical provides and gear, and be sure that stock is saved.
Maintain medical information of all United Nations personnel and advise well being precautionary steps to new employees members; already embody above
Prepare and ship periodic (month-to-month, quarterly) reviews of features, visits, medical evacuations and coverings on the UN Clinic to the UN Clinic Management Committee (Accra) and the United Nations Medical Service (UN); included under.
Advise on well being precautionary steps to be undertaken on the obligation station, and carry out some other duties as thought-about obligatory by the United Nations Medical Director and/or the UN Resident Coordinator
Supervisory Administration:
Supervise, distribute work to the nurse (s), pharmacy assistant, and lab technician and different employees of the United Nations Clinic;
Manage day-to-day mission medical help operations by making certain availability of provides and correct functioning of medical gear;
Ensure that applicable coaching packages are carried out so as to preserve and develop the medical capabilities (e.g. well being schooling, HIV/AIDS prevention, first help and CPR).
Responsible for normal reporting on dispensary actions, medical amenities obtainable regionally and different statistical info as could also be required.
Provide and design efficient price range fashions for every departments of the clinic, analyzing monetary info (e.g. expenditures, direct billing claims and monetary assertion evaluation).
Coordination of UN Cares Activities:
Planning and group of coaching of focal factors and peer educators;
Arranging the dissemination of UN insurance policies on HIV/AIDS;
Conducting an schooling and data marketing campaign;

IV. Impact of Results

The key outcomes have an effect on the final well-being of all UN employees in on the obligation station. They relate to the medical evaluation of circumstances and on the instructed course of remedy, referral, and so forth. The providers rendered, and the selections taken can have a direct and important impact sound bodily and psychological well being of UN employees on the obligation station


Professionalism: Knowledge of scientific, occupational and tropical/journey drugs. Formal coaching in CPR and, ideally in BCLS and ACLS or equal emergency medical care. Shows satisfaction in work and in achievements; demonstrates skilled competence and mastery of material; is conscientious and environment friendly in assembly commitments, observing deadlines and attaining outcomes; is motivated by skilled quite than private issues; reveals persistence when confronted with tough issues or challenges; stays calm in aggravating conditions. Takes duty for incorporating gender views and making certain the equal participation of men and women in all areas of labor.
Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and successfully; listens to others, appropriately interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks inquiries to make clear and reveals curiosity in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, fashion and format to match viewers; demonstrates openness in sharing info and conserving folks knowledgeable.
Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to attain organizational objectives; solicits enter by genuinely valuing others’ concepts and experience; is keen to study from others; locations crew agenda earlier than private agenda; helps and acts in accordance with last group choice, even when such choices could not solely mirror personal place; shares credit score for crew accomplishments and accepts joint duty for crew shortcomings.
Planning& Organizing: Develops clear objectives which might be in keeping with agreed methods; identifies precedence actions and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates applicable period of time and sources for finishing work; foresees dangers and permits for contingencies when planning; displays and adjusts plans and actions as obligatory; makes use of time effectively.
Accountability: Takes possession of all obligations and honors commitments; delivers outputs for which one has duty inside prescribed time, price and high quality requirements; operates in compliance with organizational rules and guidelines; helps subordinates, offers oversight and takes duty for delegated assignments; takes private duty for his/her personal shortcomings and people of the work unit, the place relevant.
Creativity: Actively seeks to enhance packages or providers; gives new and totally different choices to resolve issues or meet shopper wants; promotes and persuades others to think about new concepts; takes calculated dangers on new and strange concepts; thinks “outside the box”; takes

an curiosity in new concepts and new methods of doing issues; will not be certain by present pondering or conventional approaches.

Client Orientation: Considers all these to whom providers are supplied to be “clients” and seeks to see issues from shoppers’ standpoint; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with shoppers by gaining their belief and respect; identifies shoppers’ wants and matches them to applicable options; displays ongoing developments inside and outdoors the shoppers’ atmosphere to maintain knowledgeable and anticipate issues; retains shoppers knowledgeable of progress or setbacks in initiatives; meets timeline for supply of services or products to shopper.
Commitment to Continuous Learning: Keeps abreast of latest developments in personal occupation/occupation; actively seeks to develop oneself professionally and personally; contributes to the educational of colleagues and subordinates; reveals willingness to study from others; seeks suggestions to study and enhance.
Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of obtainable know-how; understands applicability and limitation of know-how to the work of the workplace; actively seeks to use know-how to applicable duties; reveals willingness to study new know-how.

Required Skills And Experience


Advanced University Degree in Medicine, from an accredited University and presently licensed to observe inside dwelling nation or different nationwide jurisdiction;
Valid certification in Advanced Trauma Life help, Advanced cardiac Life help OR Pre-hospital trauma life help is required;
Certification in HIV care OR VCCT is fascinating.


At least 5 (5) years progressive expertise and observe on the whole drugs in growing nations or nations in battle, of which at the least one 12 months needs to be in Trauma and Emergency care and two years in Internal Medicine;

Surgical, ICU, aeromedical or anesthetic expertise is a bonus;


Experience in Tropical Medicine, Occupational Health

Previous UN medical system/worldwide medical expertise is


Clinic workplace administration and administration is a bonus.

Experience within the utilization of computer systems and workplace software program packages (MS Word, Excel, and so forth.) is anticipated


Fluency in English. Fluency in French is added benefit. Knowledge of native language is fascinating.


Important info for US Permanent Residents (‘Green Card’ holders)

Under US immigration regulation, acceptance of a employees place with UNDP, a global group, could have important implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises candidates for all skilled stage posts that they have to relinquish their US Permanent Resident standing and settle for a G-Four visa, or have submitted a legitimate software for US citizenship previous to graduation of employment.

UNDP will not be ready to supply recommendation or help on making use of for US citizenship and subsequently candidates are suggested to hunt the recommendation of competent immigration legal professionals relating to any functions.

Applicant Information About UNDP Rosters

Note: UNDP reserves the precise to pick a number of candidates from this emptiness announcement. We may additionally retain functions and contemplate candidates making use of to this publish for different related positions with UNDP on the similar grade stage and with related job description, expertise and academic necessities

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Job Categories: Medical Doctors. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000 per year.

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