Medical Doctor-NOC, Nairobi, Kenya At United Nations Office at Nairobi


Closing date: Friday, 21 July 2023
Result of ServiceTimely medical clearances and wellness Screening. Timely response to emergencies

Work LocationNairobi

Expected duration9 Months

Duties andResponsibilities

The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) is the UN headquarters in Africa and the representative office of the Secretary-General. We support programme implementation of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) globally, as well as other UN offices in Kenya, by providing administrative, conference and information services. The post is located in Gigiri Nairobi, at the Joint Medical Services .The individual contractor will be at NOC level 5 -All inclusive. Appointment against this post is on local basis. Under the supervision of Deputy Chief of medical services ,The individual contractor will carry out the following duties & responsibilities, a) Perform day-to-day clinical duties, e.g. attending to walk-in clinic, b) Medical evacuations, emergencies, c) Pre-placement and periodic medical examinations, d) Immunizations, travel advice; e) Refer staff to and follow up with outside specialists as necessary; f) Provide health education and medical counselling to clients; g) Organize/Participate in addressing work environment and occupational health issues h) Emergency response within Gigiri Complex. i)Undertake house calls and hospital rounds when required j) Screening for Wellness Program Clients. k)Undertake medical examinations (entry, periodic) according to UN guidelines and procedures l)Undertake ‘outpatient’ treatment m)Perform any other tasks as may be required.

Qualifications/special skillsA first-level university degree (Bachelor’s in medicine and Surgery, MBChB). Must be Registered with Kenya Medical and Dental Practitioners Board. A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in clinical medical practice in field environment, hospital environment, pre-hospital environment or related area is required. At least two (2) years experience working in a busy Accident and Emergency Unit, Intensive Care Unit or Aeronautical medicine is required. Competencies PROFESSIONALISM: Demonstrated knowledge and hands on experience in clinical medicine; 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. PLANNING AND 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. 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. A minimum of five (7) years of progressively responsible experience in clinical medical practice in field environment, hospital environment, pre-hospital environment or related area is required. At least two (2) years experience working in a busy Accident and Emergency Unit, Intensive Care Unit or Aeronautical medicine is required. Proficiency in computer skills, particularly in MS Office software and use of databases, is required. Certification in occupational health and safety is desirable.

LanguagesFluency in oral and written English and fluency in Swahili or Kiswahili is required.

No FeeTHE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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