Medical Officer (SC8 – Hodeidah), Hodeidah, Yemen At United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Closing date: Wednesday, 23 August 2023

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.


The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. We are the world’s largest humanitarian organization, saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to build a pathway to peace and stability for populations impacted by conflict, disasters and climate change. WFP’s emergency response in Yemen is one of the agency’s largest anywhere in the world, and this year aims to provide lifesaving food assistance to more than 13 million people in need. WFP also aims to provide nutrition support to more than 4 million children and women, school feeding to more than 3 million schoolchildren, and livelihoods support to 2 million people.

Key Details:

Title of Post: Medical Officer Grade: SC8 Supervisor: Human Resources Officer Unit: HR Division/Country Office: HR Duty Station: Hodeidah Duration of Contract: 12 months


The WFP YECO Medical Officer will be working closely in collaboration with RBC/HQ medical team and CO management and HR. The incumbent will wo rk under the technical guidance from the Regional Medical Officer and will administratively report to the HRO NOB with the overall guidance from the Head of HR. WFP Medical Officer will initially cover Hodeidah and these areas may expand in the future.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  •  Plan, organize, manage, and coordinate administrative medical services in the assigned areas.
  •  Liaise with the Regional Medical Officer and seek guidance on complex matters, formulating proposals and providing insights noting Yemen context and available medical facilities.
  •  Liaise with UN clinic medical team and follow up on WFP suspected/confirmed COVID cases and/or medical conditions of staff; follow up on testing for WFP suspected/confirmed cases.
  •  Provide guidance to staff on proper home isolation as per WFP guidelines and COVID protocols; Contact staff and provide advice on the next steps, i.e. potential hospitalization, or home isolation.
  •  Identify any potential COVID contacts from WFP staff/dependents and share with contact tracing focal points for follow-up; undertake contact tracing.
  •  Provide referrals for staff to outside specialists, as required; liaise with hospitals and medical centers, as required.
  •  Provide advice and care for communicable and non-communicable diseases and coordinate with UN clinic for medical care and follow up.
  •  Provide day-to-day medical update of unwell staff and dependents for both suspected and confirmed COVID cases as well as other illness.
  •  Maintain and analyze medical records and medical reports for unwell WFP staff and dependents as well as those that are hospitalized; visit patients in the hospital and provide support as well as report to the Regional Medical Officer on the patient status.
  •  Provide awareness webinars for staff or selected group of staff (i.e. Drivers, warehouse staff) on COVID preventive measures, as well as other topics, as requested.
  •  Provide support on vaccination campaign.
  •  Undertake other duties, as required.


Education: Advanced university degree in medicine, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.

Experience: One or more years of continuous clinical experience or other medical specialization.

Language: Fluency in English (level C written and spoken). Fluency in Arabic (level C written and spoken).


  •  A current medical license.
  •  Progressive professional experience in healthcare.
  •  Experience in any outbreak response and emergencies, similar to Covid-19.
  •  Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  •  Have strong communication skills.


  •  By submitting your application, you have read the Terms of Reference for this position and agree that any false, wrong or incomplete information might lead to your disqualification in this recruitment process
  •  WFP staff who are still under probation period are not eligible to apply for another FT position.
  •  The applicant should be a Yemeni national or having work/residency permit.
  •  Only candidates who are short-listed will be contacted.
  •  Applications must be submitted online with:
    •  Use English language only.
    •  Indicate all your job TOR.
    •  Indicate clear years of experience with each job (month/year)
  •  (NB: Successful candidates vetted as viable candidates through the application process will be retained on internal roster for a two-year period and may be given further consideration for future similar specific position advertised in the duty station.)


23rd August 2023

WFP never uses external recruitment agencies and recruitment is always is free of charge. WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. The selection of staff are made on a competitive basis and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance. Only applicants whose profiles meet the advertised job requirements will be considered and only within the announced deadline.

لا يقوم برنامج الأغذية العالمي بالاستعانة ابداً بأشخاص او بوكالات خارجية في التوظيف، علماً بان عملية التوظيف دائماً مجانية. يبحث برنامج الأغذية العالمي عن مرشحين من أعلى درجات النزاهة والكفاءة المهنية والذين يتقاسمون مبادئنا الإنسانية

يتم اختيار الموظفين على أساس تنافسي ونحن ملتزمون بتعزيز التنوع والتوازن بين الجنسين. سيتم النظر فقط للمتقدمين الذين تفي ملفاتهم الشخصية بمتطلبات الوظيفة المعلن عنها، وفقط خلال الموعد النهائي المعلن

Female applicants are especially encouraged to apply

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

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