Head Nurse

Employer : United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon
Location : Naqoura Lebanon
Deadline 11 August 2017

Job Opening Number: 17-Medical-UNIFIL-81412-R-Naqoura (M)

Special Notice

Recruitment against this position is on a local basis. Candidates for positions in the National Professional Officer categories must be Lebanese nationals.Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Medical Section, United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), Naqoura. The incumbent will report to the Chief of Medical Section or his/her designate.Responsibilities

A-Clinical Duties:
Ensure smooth day-to-day operation at walk-in clinic; coordinate with outside paramedics in case of emergencies.
Assist in providing health promotion program and in addressing work environment and occupational health issues.
Work with relevant local parties and participate in the evaluation of health promotion and occupational programs.
Refer staff to outside medical practitioners as required.

B-Medical Administrative duties:
Assist the Senior Medical Officers in following United Nations established policies and procedures regarding medical clearances, medical emergencies, medical evacuations, business continuity plans, crises management and medical preparedness, job-related injuries / illnesses and medico-legal issues.
Evaluate, identify and recommend purchase of medical supply and nursing equipment.
Provide in service training to nurses.

C-Supervisory Duties:
Manage, supervise and evaluate performance of nursing staff
Oversee nursing outposts that may be designated in other UN buildings.

Performs other related duties as required.Competencies

Knowledge of occupational nursing requirements, treatments and procedures. Knowledge of Public and community health practice including health promotion and programs and diseases prevention. Ability to respond to emergencies, provide first care to patients, and prepare for treatment. Knowledge of major medical office equipment and ability to use them in emergency situations. 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.


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.

Client Orientation:

Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.


-Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in nursing is required. A first-level university degree in combination with additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
- Lebanese National registration and license in nursing are required.
-Advanced degree in Community or Public Health from an accredited university is desirable.

Work Experience

-A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in nursing is required.
-Experience in medical administrative field within the United Nations organizations is desirable.Languages
-English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required.
-Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.


-Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise, which may be followed by competency-based interview.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity, 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 or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places 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. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-a-Glance on "The Application Process" and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The screening and evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications, including but not limited to, their education, work experience, and language skills, according to the instructions provided on inspira. Applicants will be disqualified from consideration if they do not demonstrate in their application that they meet the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations. Applicants are solely responsible for providing complete and accurate information at the time of application: no amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

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