Nurse/ Paramedic , Somalia

Employer: United Nations Support Office for AMISOM
Location: Mogadishu,Somalia
Expiry: 12 June 2015
This position is located in the Medical Section of the United Nations Support Office for AMISOM(UNSOA). The Nurse will be based in Mogadishu and report to the Medical Officer.
Within delegated authority, the Nurse FS-4 will be responsible for the following duties:
• Identifies, plans and maintains the clinics’ medical materials, supplies and equipment requirements and
raising requisitions accordingly.
• Arranges medical appointments and examinations to mission personnel and updates monthly medical reports.
• Liaises with mission military medical facilities (AMISOM) on daily basis to establish seamless supply chain management.
• Assists in providing medical support during evacuation and repatriation including advising evacuees on the requirements for evacuation and/or escorts patients if needed.
• Concludes or closes medical evacuation files to enable staff members to submit claims.
• Assists with arrangements for the deceased.
• Assists with the development of logistical plans to support field satellite clinics.
• Assists with designing and implementing medical outreach programmes for mission personnel.
• Participate in planning and organizing preventive medical fairs.
• Draws and implements duty roster for clinic personnel.
• Performs medical briefing for incoming staff and conducts first aid training.
• Performs other duties as required.

Paramedic Duties:
• Assist with mass casualty training with our client’s and planning for response to mass casualty incident.
• Provide daily 24 hours emergency medical coverage for the staff.
• Assist in providing emergency first aid training to the staff.
• Develop emergency medical training initiatives within national medical facilities at the humanitarian hubs of assignment.


Professionalism: Knowledge and experience in clinical/occupational nursing. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; Places team agenda before personal agenda; Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; Uses time efficiently

Registered Professional Nurse or Paramedic who is a graduate of either an accredited Baccalaureate Nursing or Paramedic Programme (University) or an accredited Diploma Programme (4 years). Certificates in ECG, CPR or Advance Life Support is desirable.

Work Experience
At least 6 years of progressively responsible experience in general nursing, Intensive Care and health administration. Mass casualty experience is desirable. Knowledge and understanding of relevant UN administrative policies and procedures is desirable.

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position(s) advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of a second United Nations official language is an advantage.

Assessment Method
United Nations Considerations

Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

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