Job Opportunities at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)


  2020-10-22
  Unspecified

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations’ global development network. It advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life for themselves. It provides expert advice, training and grants support to developing countries, with increasing emphasis on assistance to the least developed countries. It promotes technical and investment cooperation among nations.

Headquartered in New York City, the status of UNDP is that of an executive board within the United Nations General Assembly. The UNDP is funded entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states. The organization operates in 177 countries, where it works with local governments to meet development challenges and develop local capacity.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Peace and Development Officer

Job ID: 33067
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Practice Area – Job Family: Crisis Prevention and Recovery – Peace And Development
Grade: NOB
Vacancy Type: FTA Local
Posting Type: Common System
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension

Background

  • Violent conflict has surged in recent years, and in 2016, more countries experienced violent conflict than at any time in nearly 30 years. While the complex relationship between conflict, security and development is increasingly understood, international assistance and investment in conflict prevention have remained relatively low. At the same time, approaches to preventing conflict have been refined considerably, as policy and practice on peacebuilding have evolved – and the UN, its Member States and other partners are increasingly looking to prevention as a critical strategy for sustaining peace and nurturing development. Conflict prevention is increasingly recognised as a rational and cost-effective strategy for countries at risk of violence and for the international community.
  • The joint UNDP-DPPA programme on building national capacities for conflict prevention has made a ground-breaking contribution in bridging the gap between political engagement and development assistance in pursuit of preventing conflict and sustaining peace. In its new phase (2019-2023), the Joint UNDP-DPPA Programme will further strengthen the analytical capacities of national stakeholders and the UN system in support of Member States’ efforts to advance policy and programmatic coherence on conflict prevention and support strategies for sustaining peace.
  • The deployment of Peace and Development Advisors and has been the primary instrument of the Joint Programme to provide capacity for Resident Coordinators and UN Country Teams to support national partners in dialogue and national or local mediation processes, the establishment and operationalization of national infrastructures and mechanisms for peace; and other initiatives aimed at sustaining peace. There are currently 49 PDA positions across the globe.
  • In an effort to ensure that PDAs are better equipped and empowered to deliver on their mandates, the Joint Programme has established in a number of contexts small ‘Peace and Development teams’ where a national Peace and Development Officer provides reinforced capacity to the PDA’s engagement in support of the RCOs and UNCTs in the area of conflict prevention and sustaining peace.
  • Nigeria remains a strategic country in Africa. However, the country faces significant challenges posed by violent conflicts which have impacted negatively on the country’s development endeavours despite the enormous potentials. This position is part of the overall strategic response to enhance national capacities to respond to the challenges and assist in accompanying the country in the effective implementation of the SDGs, especially in a difficult context of the post-COVID-19 recovery.
  • The National PDA in Nigeria will assist the PDA in providing top-notch analyses and support to the Resident Coordinator and the UNCT to effectively respond to the multiple development challenges through the One UN approach.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Peace and Development Officer works under the direct supervision and guidance of the PDA, to provide substantive support in three main areas of activity, including:

  • Assist on research, information-gathering and analysis with specific focus on supporting and promoting peacebuilding and conflict prevention;
  • Identify entry-points and support inclusive and conflict-sensitive approaches in efforts to build national capacities for conflict prevention, particularly with regard to civil society, including women’s and youth networks;
  • Provide technical support for coordination, partnerships and M&E;

Under the direct supervision of the PDA, the main duties and responsibilities of the PDO will include:

Assisting on research, information-gathering and analysis with specific focus on supporting and promoting peacebuilding and conflict prevention:

  • Gather and process data and information relevant to the UN’s role and activities in [country] and the sub-region as relevant, with specific focus on supporting and promoting peacebuilding, social cohesion, conflict prevention and sustainable development [or any area of particular focus in the country];
  • Support the PDA in undertaking political, political economy and/or conflict analysis, monitoring the situation in the country, and reporting of issues related to peace and security, including through analysis of local sources;
  • Carry out and coordinate research on particular issues and thematic areas such as: typologies of conflicts (natural resource, identify and political); structural and drivers of conflict; environment, climate change induced conflicts; humanitarian-development-peace nexus; SDG16 and agenda 2030; women and youth in peace and security in Nigeria, etc.

Identifying entry-points and support inclusive and conflict-sensitive approaches in efforts to build national capacities for conflict prevention, particularly with regard to civil society, including women’s and youth networks:

  • Assist the PDA in identifying areas of programmatic engagement with national stakeholders related to social cohesion, dialogue, conflict prevention and consensus building; and contribute to the development of conflict-sensitive approaches;
  • Under the guidance of the PDA, support the exploration of entry points with key national counterparts including the Government and civil society;
  • Advise on mainstreaming conflict-sensitive approaches; including provision of training UN Country Team staff and key national partners on conflict analysis, conflict prevention and/or conflict-sensitive development;
  • Undertake mappings and analysis with civil society actors’ (including youth, women, and marginalized groups) capacities for conflict prevention/ peacebuilding at local and national level, using the exercise to inform the support provided by the PDA and UNCT throughout the duration of the assignment;
  • Support the PDA in their engagement with national and local stakeholders, focusing particularly on engaging with civil society actors at local level and academia, to help link local initiatives to national-level institutions, structures and processes, as well as reinforcing dialogue between government and civil society and/or people-to-people dialogues.

Provide technical support for coordination, partnerships and M&E:

  • Support the external coordination of existing partnerships between stakeholders (government, civil society, private sector and the international community, including the UN system).
  • In close collaboration with the PDA and the Joint Programme Secretariat, support monitoring and evaluation function, including collecting, processing and analyzing data in the framework of peace and development team workplan;
  • Support knowledge management and sharing of good practices on conflict prevention and peacebuilding; ensure that stories and lessons learned are shared with the Joint Programme Secretariat; and respond to specific requests for information; and
  • Perform an array of duties that support UN coordination and effective Peace and Development Team programme implementation. These may include: assisting in organizing meetings and consultations, organizing and implementing consultation processes with national and international partners. Perform an array of duties that support UN coordination and effective Peace and Development Team program implementation. These may include: assisting in organizing meetings and consultations, organizing and implementing consultation processes with state, national and international partners.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s Degree) in Political Science, Sociology, International Relations, International Economics, Law, Public Administration, or other related Social Sciences.
  • In lieu of an Advanced degree, a Bachelor university degree with additional 04 years of experience.

Experience:

  • Minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in conflict analysis, development and/or conflict prevention in a governmental, multilateral or civil society organization
  • Extensive experience in analysis, research and sound drafting skills, with emphasis on experience in leading policy briefings, analytical reports, and assessments at country level (evidence samples may be required).
  • Experience in project/programme development, management.
  • Experience in national and community-level conflict prevention and peacebuilding initiatives and programming, including engagement in multi-level mediation processes.
  • In-depth knowledge of and extensive experience in (country/region) in infrastructure for peace (I4P) development, including in dialogue and conflict prevention initiatives; and awareness and familiarity of key actors and stakeholders across the political, economic, and development spheres alongside knowledge of government, civil society, and other non-state actors.
  • Knowledge of ICT, including organization of multi-stakeholder virtual meetings and consultations, etc.
  • Extensive experience in analysis, research and sound drafting skills;
  • Experience in project/programme development, management.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluent written and spoken English is required.

Competencies
Core:

Innovation:

  • Ability to make new and useful ideas work: Adept with complex concepts and challenges convention purposefully

Leadership:

  • Ability to persuade others to follow: Generates commitment, excitement and excellence in others

People Management:

  • Ability to improve performance and satisfaction: Models independent thinking and action

Communication:

  • Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform: Synthesizes information to communicate independent analysis

Delivery:

  • Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement: Meets goals and quality criteria for delivery of products or services

Technical / Functional
Social Cohesion:

  • Knowledge of methods and experience of supporting communities to achieve greater inclusiveness, more civic participation and creating opportunities for upward mobility: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise.

Peacebuilding and Reconciliation:

  • Ability to support peace processes to facilitate recovery and development: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise.

Conflict-Sensitive Programming:

  • Ability to use methods and tools to monitor conflict triggers and determine impact of various dynamics in conflict-prone situations: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise.

Conflict Analysis and Risk Assessment:

  • Knowledge of conflict analysis and risk assessment concepts and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise.

Gender:

  • Knowledge of gender issues and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations, including analysis of projects from a gender perspective: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise.

Civil Society Engagement:

  • Knowledge to create and implement civil society initiatives and apply across peace and development work: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise.

Knowledge Management:

  • Ability to efficiently handle and share information and knowledge: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise.

Job Title: Community Security / Vigilante Officer

Job ID: 33298
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Practice Area – Job Family: Peace Building – SECURITY
Time Left: 13d 17h 9m
Grade: NOB
Vacancy Type: FTA Local
Posting Type: Common System
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension

Background
Since 2009, nearly 15 million people in Nigeria´s North-East have been affected by the conflict with Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati Wal-Jihad (JAS), a Non-State Armed Group (NSAG), labelled by the media and commonly referred to as “Boko Haram”, and the resulting military operations in North-East Nigeria. The conflict became particularly intense in 2013, leading to the loss of an estimated 30,000 lives and the displacement of over 1.8 million people. Current numbers of active members within the NSAGs are not known but estimates range from 5,000 to 20,000. The number of detainees under military control is estimated at around 7,000 with the number expected to rise as counter insurgency efforts continue and avenues for surrender become more viable. The past years have brought significant progress on the military front. NSAGs no longer control vast swathes of territory and have taken to asymmetric warfare to deal with the evolving military campaign. Despite these successes, the number and sophistication of insurgency attacks have been on the rise since early December 2018.

The military campaign therefore continues to be essential in the foreseeable future.  In addition, those associated with NSAGs must see a way out of the groups, be given opportunities for viable alternatives to violent extremism and seek change through peaceful means. In parallel, the process of reconciliation between low-risk former NSAG associates including children and women who have participated in Government-led rehabilitation programmes and the many conflict-affected communities and victims of the groups must start.

From experience to date in the North-East, it is clear that community-based reconciliation and transitional justice processes are important but not sufficient for achieving peace. Besides establishing a minimum level of safety and security in the community, action is required to strengthen individual livelihoods, community social and productive infrastructure and public services before the actual process of reintegration of former NSAG associates can take place. Community consultations across the Northeast of Nigeria conducted by the project partners in 2017 and 2018 confirm the need for a comprehensive approach that lays the foundations for successful reintegration through a community-driven and state-owned “Disengagement, Disassociation, Reintegration and Reconciliation (DDRR)” process. The Government of Nigeria also recognizes that reintegration must include non-state security providers, such as the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) and other vigilante groups.

The UNDP/UNICEF/IOM “Support for Reconciliation and Reintegration of Former Armed Non-State combatants and Boko Haram Associates (S2R) project is funded by EU and aims to achieve the following objectives:

  • To reduced rejection and stigmatization of Former Associates;
  • To increase community healing and reconciliation and decrease sense of injustice
  • To increase sustainable alternatives to violence and social cohesion;
  • To disarm and demobilize non-state security providers;
  • To strengthen trust between citizens and Government.

At present, UNDP seeks to recruit a Community Security/Vigilante Officer to provide effective coordination, design and management of all UNDP-specific activities relating to community security/vigilante in the project .

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the direct supervision of  the Reconciliation and Social Cohesion Specialist, the Community Security / Vigilante Officer carries out all functions and responsibilities related to effective coordination, design and management of all activities relating to community security / vigilante in the project.
  • S / he or she liaises with the IOM Project Coordinator, UNICEF DDRR staff, and relevant government authorities, commanders of CJTF / vigilantes and other community stakeholders to design and implement agreed activities in line with the objectives and intended outputs of the project.

The Community Security/Vigilante Officer will perform the following tasks:

  • Lead and manage the quality implementation of activities relating to community security/vigilante in the project, including developing ToRs, participating in recruitment processes, providing technical support, etc.;
  • Coordinate and manage the overall delivery of community security/vigilante activities in an effective and efficient manner, working closely with the IOM, UNICEF and UNDP CO, Maiduguri Sub-Office, the military, police, other security providers, civilian government institutions,CSOs, academic institutions,  and entities, and donors/development partners;
  • Ensure that all activities related to community security/vigilante are prepared in a timely manner and implemented in accordance with stated outcomes and performance indicators;
  • Facilitate a comprehensive policy dialogue to explore and agree on approaches to improve community security and to develop viable ways to address the issues related to non-state security providers, including  continuous engagement with non-state security providers to support the development of future options to be considered by policy-makers;
  • Support the authorities to develop an efficient disarmament and demobilisation process and weapons collection/management system for selected CJTF and vigilante groups, in conjunction with wider community safety and security planning;
  • Encourage the participation of former CJTF and vigilante group members in community-level restorative justice processes, and support their access to reintegration assistance;
  • Support the conduct of training on stockpile management and armoury security for security agencies and vigilante groups within selected communities;
  • Provide substantive support to meetings, conferences, etc., including proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc;
  • Enhance the exsting community security/vigilate coordination mechanisms and support the establishment of a UNDP-supported coordination working group;
  • Organize Human Rights and SGBV training to non-state security providers (vigilantes) members;
  • Prepare annual work plans, and procurement plans in line with the programme outputs and objectives;
  • Support the drafting of reports (including progress reports), thematic papers, concept notes as well as project proposals as part of UNDP CO fundraising activities.
  • Conduct research, synthesize best practices and codify project experiences on the ground in comprehensive knowledge products with lessons learned and step-by-step guidance for replication;
  • Perform other functions as deemed essential for effective results.

Impact of Results:

  • The key results have an impact on the success of the S2R project to promote community security through an effective DDRR process.

Competencies
Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the UN
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism

Functional Competencies:
Knowledge Management and Learning:

  • Promotes knowledge management and a learning environment in the office through leadership and personal example;
  • In-depth practical knowledge of inter-disciplinary development issues;
  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills;
  • Seeks and applies knowledge, information, and best practices from the UN system.

Development and Operational Effectiveness:

  • Ability to lead strategic planning, change processes, results-based management and reporting;
  • Ability to lead formulation, oversight of implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects;
  • Ability to apply development theory to the specific country context to identify creative, practical approaches to overcome challenging situations.

Management and Leadership:

  • Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities
  • Ability to lead effectively,  mentoring as well as conflict resolution skills
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills
  • Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure
  • Proven networking, team-building, organizational and communication skills

Required Skills and Experience
Education and Certificate:

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Law and development related disciplines, Human Rights, Political Science, Behavioral Science, or other relevant Social Science fields.

Experience:

  • 2 years of relevant professional experience, including years in a senior position in an international developmentorganization in Rule of Law, access to justice and community security reform;
  • Experience of sector wide approaches to justice and RoL in crisis contexts including experience working with all of the main actors is required ;
  • Previous experience with UNDP or another UN entity engaged in Rule of Law, security sector reform, DDR, etc;
  • Experience in special development situations in Africa would be an asset, as well as previous experience working in the Lake Chad region ;
  • Previous experience in conflict/post conflict contexts preferably with the UN / UNDP would be an advantage.
  • Practical experience in capacity-building, negotiation, facilitation and training skills, leadership development, and strategy development;
  • Strong experience in conflict sensitive programming;
  • Knowledge of M&E systems, and results and performance-based management and reporting;
  • Experience in partnership building and resource mobilization in conflict context.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required.
  • The ability to communicate effectively in Kanuri, Hausa, or any other local language spoken in the NE region is an asset.

Job Title: UN Dispensary Physician

Job ID: 33294
Location: Abuja
Practice Area – Job Family: HIV and Health – PHYSICIAN
Grade: NOC
Vacncy type: FTA Local
Posting Type: Common System
Bureau: Africa
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility of renewal

Background

  • UN field personnel are exposed to various health and security hazards that may result in disease; psychological trauma and life threatening injuries. Dedicated, effective primary health, occupational health and emergency medical services may mitigate negative outcomes of trauma, injuries and health complications providing better chances for saving lives as well as for faster and better recovery.
  • The UN Clinic Physician, is part of the UN common services of the UN country team in (duty station) and administered by UNDP.
  • The UN Clinic Physician will attend to the UN Clinic on a full time basis and provide medical services to staff members and their dependents. In addition, he/she will facilitate for medical evacuations and cooperate with headquarter offices on all related matters and ensures consistent delivery of high quality medical services to the UNCT.
  • The UN Clinic Physician will also be responsible for medical examinations of staff, a responsibility he/she will share with other designated UN Physicians. (The UN Clinics operate, with regard to technical matters only, under the general supervision of the UN Medical Director and with UNDP on regards of all administrative matters).

Reporting structure and partners:

  • Under the overall supervision of the UN Resident Coordinator with regards to all administrative matters and the general supervision of the UN Medical Director with regards to technical matters, UN Clinic Physician, will provide clinical services including medical consultations and emergency care, and supervise the work of the medical staff (including nurses, lab technician and pharmacist).
  • The incumbent will promote proactive occupational health policies and best practices and procedures in the medical services in conjunction with Administration. This will include outreach to staff and dependents in the areas of preventative health. The UN Clinic doctor is expected to take part in the HIV work in the UN work place as outlined in UN One for All.  S/he is part of the emergency response team and will as such work closely with DSS in implementing case-vac and mass casualty response.

Duties and Responsibilities
Clinical Duties:

  • Attend the United Nations Clinic on a full time basis.
  • Respond to acute emergencies in line with international protocols such as advanced trauma life support management and advanced cardiac life support or Pre Hospital Trauma life support.
  • Be able to do triage and primary stabilization.
  • Undertake day-to-day clinical duties, e.g. walk-in clinic, pre-placement and periodic medical examinations and immunizations.
  • Provide health education.
  • Participate in addressing work environment and occupational health issues.
  • Undertake medical examinations for UN Agencies international and local staff and dependents.
  • Diagnose and recommend treatment to all staff visiting the Clinic on a daily basis.
  • Be on call during and outside office hours to observe and treat emergencies in the UN Clinic. Undertake house calls when required.
  • Responsible for entry and periodic medical examinations for United Nations staff members who choose to use the UN Clinic for their examinations.
  • Medical Administrative Duties:
  • Liaise with other UN Clinics, host-nation medical facilities and medical facilities abroad to coordinate medical evacuations.
  • Follow the United Nations established policies and procedures regarding medical clearances, sick leave and medical evacuations.
  • Recommend medical evacuation when required to RC (the doctor recommend as the medical expert, submit evacuation request to UN Clinic Health Manager for authorization and facilitate medical evacuations of UN staff and their dependents). Responsible for all paper work and reporting procedures for medical evacuations in line with UN Rules and procedures.
  • Ensure proper follow up on all cases
  • Application of terms of reference in UNDP POPP for rules and regulations regarding UN Clinic operations
  • Responsible for establishing good relations with reliable hospitals, private medical facilities and blood banks and local physician, including UNEP if available.
  • Keep constant contact with the United Nations Designated Examining Physicians to facilitate their availability as and when required;
  • Ensure that proper medical records are kept in a strictly confidential manner.
  • Maintain emergency medical supplies and equipment to be used in case of emergency situation;
  • Replenish first aid kits and other essential medical supplies kept in other duty stations within the country
  • Recommend procurement of vaccines, medical supplies and equipment, and ensure that inventory is kept.
  • Maintain medical records of all United Nations personnel thru Medgate (Electronic Medical Records System) and advise health precautionary steps to new staff members; already include above
  • Prepare and send periodic (quarterly) reports of functions, visits, medical evacuations and treatments at the UN Clinic to the United Nations Medical Service; included below.
  • Advise on health precautionary steps to be undertaken at the duty station, and perform any other duties as considered necessary by the United Nations Medical Director and/or the UN Resident Coordinator.

Supervisory Administration:

  • Supervise, distribute work to the nurse (s) and other staff of the United Nations Clinic; included below
  • Manage day-to-day mission medical support operations by ensuring availability of supplies and proper functioning of medical equipment;
  • Ensure that 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).
  • Responsible for regular reporting on clinic activities, medical facilities available locally and other statistical information as may be required. • Responsible for the supervision and distribution of work for the nurse(s) and other staff of the UN Clinic.Coordination of UN One for All Activities:
  • Planning and organization of training of focal points and peer educators;
  • Arranging the dissemination of UN policies on HIV/AIDS.
  • Conducting an education and information campaign.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • Advanced University Degree in Medicine from an accredited University and currently licensed to practice within home country or other national jurisdiction;
  • Valid certification in Advanced Trauma Life support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support Or Prehospital trauma life support is required;
  • Certification in HIV care or VCCT is desirable.

Experience:

  • At least five (5) years progressive experience and practice in general medicine in developing countries or countries in conflict, of which at least one year should be in Trauma and Emergency care and two years in Internal Medicine;
  • Surgical, ICU, aeromedical or anesthetic experience is an advantage; Experience in Tropical Medicine, Occupational health experience is an asset
  • Previous UN medical system/international medical experience is desirable.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) is expected

Competencies
Core:
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.
  • Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Communication:

  • Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

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 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.

Accountability:

  • Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

Technical / Functional:
Primary:
Creativity:

  • Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks “outside the box”; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.

Technological Awareness:

  • Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.

Commitment to Continuous Learning:

  • Keeps abreast of new developments in own occupation/profession; actively seeks to develop oneself professionally and personally; contributes to the learning of colleagues and subordinates; shows willingness to learn from others; seeks feedback to learn and improve.

Secondary:
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.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required.

Job Title: UN Clinic Nurse

Job ID: 33293
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Practice Area – Job Family: HIV and Health – NURSING
Grade: G6
Vacancy Type: FTA Local
Posting Type: Common System
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension

Background

  • The UN Clinic Nurse performs the functions under the immediate supervision of the UN Clinic Physician with regards to technical matters only and the overall supervision of the UN Resident Coordinator for all administrative matters.

Reporting structure and partners:

  • The technical supervision of the nurse and the medical personnel in the field as well as the technical performance evaluation will be executed by the UN Medical Director or his nominee. In order to ensure that UNDP should facilitate external access to its Performance Development and Management system to MSD.
  • The position may be used to fill posts in other duty station(s).

Duties and Responsibilities
Clinical Technical Duties:

  • Within delegated authority, the Nurse shall be responsible for the following duties:
  • Attend the UN Clinic on a full time basis;
  • Assist the UN Physician in the performance of his/her duties
  • Responds to emergency calls during outside office hours when necessary and assists Medical Doctors in providing adequate care;
  • Give first-aid and advice to the staff and their recognized dependents;
  • Ensures effective liaison between patient and private doctor, paramedics, family members, and colleagues as appropriate;
  • Documents case findings.
  • Performs diagnostic and screening tests such as: ECG, x-rays, laboratory (blood and urine), and other tests as required.
  • Performs clinical assessment of patients visiting the walk-in clinic;
  • Facilitates referral to the UN Medical Doctor or to an outside physician, as required.
  • Ensures preparedness of staff travelling on missions or reassignments, including administration of appropriate vaccine, instructions on malaria prophylaxis and other travel-related ailments.
  • Instructs on the content and potential uses of the travel kit.
  • Assists in providing health education and health promotion programs;
  • Participates in work environment assessment, e.g. office ergonomics, and addresses other occupational health issues.
  • Coordinates medical evacuation and cooperates with Medical Services Division in N.Y. and the receiving facilities in home countries;
  • Assists in providing medical support during evacuation and repatriation;
  • Advises 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;
  • Assist in arrangements for the deceased;
  • Designs and implements outreach programs for mission personnel;
  • Plans and organizes preventive and promotes medical fairs;
  • Perform medical briefing for incoming staff and conduct first aid training;
  • Assess needs of clients visiting the walk-in clinic, provides care/advice (e.g., the benefits of preventive medicine etc.) accordingly and facilitates referral to the UN Medical Physician or to an outside physician, as indicated;
  • Administer minor “outpatient” treatment and immunization requirements;
  • Assists in maintaining records of patients’ medical data including consultations and treatment;
  • Maintain strict confidentiality with regards to patient’s medical records; patient management and treatment.
  • Perform medication, injection, dressing, stitching, foreign body extraction and so on as needed;
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Administrative Duties:

  • Maintain the UN Clinic in good order and keep the inventory of medical supplies and equipment up-to-date and be prepared for disaster;
  • In consultation with the UN Clinic physician, maintain a 24-hour roster of available specialists for referral and treatment;
  • Coordinate and supervise the work of other UN Dispensary personnel i.e. Ambulance Driver and Cleaner;
  • Check equipment and supplies on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis and maintain them in working order;
  • Ensures that medical instruments are properly sterilized and maintains hygiene and cleanliness of the dispensary;
  • Through a monthly check, ensures that medical instruments and equipment in the UN ambulance are maintained in a working order, and replaced after use;
  • Enter medical data of patients into register, patient’s file, and electronic databases;
  • Schedule consultations with the UN Physician for eligible staff and dependents;
  • Maintain a 24-hour roster of available specialists for referrals and treatment when necessary;
  • Ensure a proper and safe disposal of hazardous material and medical waste in close coordination with the Medical Physician, Lab technicians, and Pharmacists
  • Identifies and plans clinics’ material, supplies and equipment requirements and raises requisitions accordingly;
  • Liaises with Procurement Section and Supply Section to establish essential contracts for the mission;
  • Develops logistic plans to support field satellite clinics, and follows up on implementation;
  • Draws and implements duty roster for clinic personnel;
  • Maintains and medical inventory and supplies and distributes medical supplies to outstations;
  • Arranges medical appointments and examinations to mission personnel;
  • Updates the monthly medical reports.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • Registered Professional Nurse and first level degree from an accredited Baccalaureate Nursing Programme (University) or equivalent such as an accredited Diploma Programme (4 years).
  • Certificates in ECG, CPR or Basic Life Support and ACLS or equivalent emergency medical care is an asset.
  • Recognized additional training in primary health care and midwifery is desirable;
  • HIV/AIDS Management training is desirable
  • National registration and license is a requirement.

Experience:

  • Minimum 6 years of continuous clinical experience in nursing preferably in a multicultural environment;
  • Intensive Care and health administration. Supervisory experience in a UN field operation is an asset. Knowledge and understanding of relevant UN administrative policies and procedures is desirable.
  • Experience in Trauma and Emergency care is desirable;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) is desirable.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in oral and written English; knowledge of other official UN languages is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of local language(s) highly desirable.

Competencies
Professionalism:

  • Knowledge and experience in clinical/occupational nursing.

Communication:

  • Ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively orally.

Teamwork:

  • Good interpersonal skills; ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

Planning and Organizing:

  • Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies;
  • Ability to establish priorities and to plan and co-ordinate own work plan;
  • 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.

Technical / Functional
Primary:
Technological Awareness:

  • Proficiency in relevant medical software packages.
  • Commitment to Continuous Learning:
  • Initiative and willingness to keep abreast of new skills in the nursing field.

Secondary:
Client Orientation:

  • Reports to internal and external clients in a timely and appropriate fashion.
  • Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines.
  • Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external clients.
  • Responds to client needs promptly.

Deadline: 4th November, 2020 (Midnight New York, USA)

Important Applicant Information

  •  Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
  • UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.
  • UNDP is committed to achieving diversity within its workforce, and encourages all qualified applicants, irrespective of gender, nationality, disabilities, sexual orientation, culture, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.
  • The United Nations does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you receive a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it. Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and reproduced. Therefore, you are advised to apply particular care when submitting personal information on the web.

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