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« on: October 17, 2010, 09:29:01 PM »
Location : Hargeisa, SOMALIA 
Application Deadline : 15-Nov-10
Type of Contract : FTA Local
Post Level : NO-C
Languages Required :  English   
Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 13-Dec-2010
Duration of Initial Contract : One Year
Expected Duration of Assignment : N/A

UN field personnel are exposed to various health and security hazards that may result in psychological trauma and life threatening injuries. Dedicated, effective emergency medical services may mitigate negative outcomes of trauma, injuries and complications providing better chances for saving lives as well as for faster and better recovery.
Duties and Responsibilities
Functions / Key Results Expected
Under the overall management of Deputy Country Director (Operations) and direct supervision of the Head of Sub Office, the UN Doctor will:

1.   Clinical Duties:
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, primary stabilization and keep a critically ill patient alive in a casualty stabilization center for up to 48 hours
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 dependants.
Diagnose and recommend treatment to all staff visiting the dispensary on a daily basis.
Be on call during and outside office hours to observe and treat emergencies in the UN Dispensary. Undertake house calls when required
2.   Medical Administrative Duties:

Liaise with other dispensaries in Somalia and host-nation medical facilities.
Follow the United Nations established policies and procedures regarding medical clearances, sick leave and medical evacuations.
Recommend medical evacuation when required
Responsible for all paper work 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 Personnel/Administration manuals for rules and regulations regarding UN dispensary operations
Responsible for the supervision and distribution of work for the nurse(s) and other staff of the UN Dispensary
Responsible for establishing good relations with reliable hospitals, private medical facilities and blood banks.
3.   Supervisory Administration:

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 in order to maintain and develop the medical capabilities (e.g. health education, HIV/AIDS prevention, first aid and CPR).
Undertake medical examinations (entry, periodic) according to UN guidelines and procedures
Undertake ‘outpatient’ treatment and immunization requirements
Responsible for regular reporting on dispensary activities, medical facilities available locally and other statistical information as may be required.
Perform any other tasks as may be required.
Impact of Results

The key results have an impact on the general well being of all UN staff in the sub-office. They relate to the medical assessment of cases and on the suggested course of treatment, referral, etc. The services rendered and the decisions taken can have a direct and vital effect sound physical and mental health of UN staff in Somalia.

Corporate Competencies:
Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards
Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP
Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
Treats all people fairly without favoritism
Demonstrate the highest level of confidentiality
Functional Competencies:


Demonstrated in-depth knowledge and hands on experience in all aspects of clinical medicine;
Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of peace operations.
Planning and organizing:

Ability to establish priorities and to plan,
Coordinate and monitor own work plan and those under his/her supervision.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

Strong communication (spoken, written and presentational) skills,
Ability to defend and explain difficult issues and positions to staff including senior officials.
Commitment to Continuous learning:

Willingness to learn to keep abreast of new developments in the medical field.
Technological awareness
Excellent computer skills 
Good knowledge of relevant medical databases

Required Skills and Experience
Degree in Medicine, from a recognized University.
Valid certification in Advanced Trauma Life support, Advanced cardiac Life support OR Pre hospital trauma life support is required
Certification in HIV care OR VCT is desirable
5 years progressive experience and practice in general medicine
Surgical, ICU or anesthetic experience is desirable
Experience in Trauma and Emergency care must, minimum three years
Experience in Tropical Medicine,
Previous UN medical system/international medical experience or military medical experience with priority in international tasks is highly desirable. 
Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) is expected
Language Requirements:             

Fluency in English and Somali is required

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