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Chief Medical Officer, P-4
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:   21 Mar 2013
DATE OF ISSUANCE:   06 Mar 2013
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT:   United Nations Peace-building Support Office in Guinea-Bissau
DUTY STATION:   Bissau
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER:   13-MED-UNOGBIS-425957-R-BISSAU


All applicants will be notified in writing as to the status of their applicants (successful or unsuccessful) at the end of the recruitment/rostering/selection process within 14 days (ST/AI/2010/3 on Staff Selection System).
 
Remuneration
Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and benefits package is offered.
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United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, the Senior/Chief Medical Officer will be responsible for the following duties: Clinical Duties: • Undertakes day-to-day clinical duties, e.g. walk-in clinic, emergencies, coordinate/organize MEDEVACs as necessary. • Undertake day-to-day occupational health duties: pre-placement and periodic medical examinations prepare UN staff for travelling providing immunizations, malaria prophylaxis, travel kits, etc. • Coordinate and reinforce the referral network with the local specialists. • Refers staff to outside specialists as necessary. • Follows-up with outside specialists. • Oversees and provides health education and health promotion programs. • Organizes/Participates in addressing work environment and occupational health issues. Medico Administrative Duties: • Advises Administration and on United Nations medical standards. • Assists Administration in drafting and implementation of business continuity and crises preparedness plans for the duty station/mission • Advises and assists Administration on medical clearances (fitness for work) for national staff, sick leave, medical evacuations/repatriations, eligibility to a disability benefit, service incurred compensation claims, and medical insurance claims. • Liaise with UN Dispensary Committee members and the Mission administration in all the related issues of the Medical Services. Supervisory Administration: • Supervises laboratory technicians and nurses; ensures availability of drugs and medical supplies and proper functioning of medical equipment. • Ensures 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). General: • Performs other related duties as required. Work implies frequent interaction with the following: Staff at large throughout the mission Eligible dependants of the SM of Organizations at duty station. Staff within work unit Staff counsellors Senior management throughout the Organization Security personnel All specialized agencies Local and international specialists Physicians and representatives of Laboratories, Pharmaceutical Companies, Medical Associations and Societies Results Expected: Independent responsibility for overall planning and implementation of staff regulations and UN Medical Guidelines as they pertain to providing sound medical care to staff at large as well as their eligible dependants, in the field, and to promotion and maintenance of proper health care, including the prevention of health hazards, for these staff and their eligible dependants.

Competencies
• Professionalism: Knowledge of clinical, occupational and tropical/travel medicine. Formal training in CPR and, preferably in BCLS and ACLS or equivalent emergency medical care. 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. • 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. • Leadership: Serves as a role model that other people want to follow: empowers others to translate vision into results; is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; drives for change and improvements; does not accept the status quo; shows the courage to take unpopular stands. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing. • Judgement/Decision-making: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly; gathers relevant information before making a decision; considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization; proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information; checks assumptions against facts; determines the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; makes tough decisions when necessary.



QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Advanced degree of Doctorate of Medicine; residency in one of medical specialties, preferably in internal medicine. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience
A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible clinical experience in one of the areas of medicine.

Languages
Fluency in both English and French (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of Spanish and/or Portuguese will be an advantage.

Other Skills


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).   English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.  The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, TRAINING OR ANY OTHER FEES). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON BANK ACCOUNTS.

PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

How to apply

All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement. Because applications submitted by United Nations (UN) staff members are considered first, provided the eligibility requirements set out in ST/AI/2006/3 are met and the application is submitted in a timely fashion, staff members should apply within 15-day or 30-day mark.

Online applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please go to “My UN” page and check the status of your application by clicking on “View Application History”, and resubmit the application, if necessary.
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  4. UN staff members must submit scanned copies of their two latest Performance Appraisal System (PAS) reports at the time of application to the appropriate Human Resources Office (HRO)/Personnel Office (PO) to the email address below, clearly indicating the vacancy announcement number. In case you have no access to the digitizing equipment, please submit hard copies of the two latest PAS reports to the relevant HRO/PO via fax.

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