Job Vacancies at the United Nations development programme 2022/2023 – Apply Now

United Nations Development Programme | 2021/2022 Recruitment Application Portal Now Open
United Nations Development Programme | 2021/2022 Recruitment Application Portal Now Open

Job Recruitment at the United Nations Development progamme2022/2023 – This is a medium to inform the general public that there are job openings at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) interested candidates should please follow the guidelines listed below to apply for the indicated job openings and should also provide the necessary requirements for the job application.

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the 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 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.

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We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Dispensary Nurse

Job Identification: 2891
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Grade: G6
Agency: UNDP
Job Schedule: Full time
Vacancy Type: Fixed Term
Practice Area: Health
Bureau: Regional Bureau for Africa
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension
Required Languages: English
Vacancy Timeline: 2 Weeks

Job Description

  • The UN Dispensary Nurse performs the functions under the immediate supervision of the UN Dispensary Physician in duty station with regards to administrative and technical matters.
  • 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.

Job Responsibilities

  • 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 traveling on missions or reassignments, including administration of the 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;

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  • 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.
  • 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 working order, and replaced after use;
  • Enter medical data of patients into the 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 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.
  • The key results have an impact on the overall CO efficiency in health management and success in the introduction and implementation of operational strategies. Accurate, timely and appropriate delivery of services ensures client satisfaction.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Candidates must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent in Baccalaureate Nursing Programme.
  • Candidates must have an SSCE certificate
  • Minimum of 6 years of relevant work experience for candidates with SSCE certificate and minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience for candidates with Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Should be a registered Professional Nurse.
  • 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.
  • 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 are 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.
  • Fluency in oral and written English; knowledge of other official UN languages is an advantage. Knowledge of the local language (Hausa) is highly desirable.

Competencies

Core Competencies:

  • Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by the deadline
  • Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem-solver, makes improvements
  • Open-minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback
  • Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible
  • Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident
  • Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships
  • Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination

Cross-Functional & Technical competencies:

  • Ability to provide managers and key stakeholders with regular feedback on the consistency or discrepancy between planned and actual activities and programme performance and results
  • Ability to respond timely and appropriately with a sense of urgency, provide consistent solutions, and deliver timely and quality results and/or solutions to fulfil and understand the real customers’ needs.  Provide inputs to the development of customer service strategy. Look for ways to add value beyond clients’ immediate requests. Ability to anticipate client’s upcoming needs and concerns.
  • Ability to create clarity around UNDP value proposition to beneficiaries and  partners and to develop service offers responding to client needs to be based on UNDP’s organizational priorities and mandate
  • Ability to make decisions in a timely and efficient manner in line with one’s  authority, area of expertise, and resources
  • Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience. Ability to manage communications internally and externally, through media, social media and other appropriate channels
  • Ability to identify, and integrate capacity and assets of the UN system, and  engage in joint work; knowledge of the UN System and ability to apply this  knowledge to strategic and/or practical situations
  • Ability to effectively plan, organize, and oversee the Organization’s business processes in order to convert its assets into the best results in the most efficient manner.  Knowledge of relevant concepts and mechanisms.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply online

Job Title: Nurse

Job Identification: 2868
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Grade: G6
Agency: UNDP
Job Schedule: Full time
Vacancy Type: Fixed Term
Practice Area: Health
Bureau: Regional Bureau for Africa
Contract Duration: 1 Year with Possibility for extension

Job Description

  • The UN Clinic Nurse performs the functions under the immediate supervision of the UN Clinic Health Manager with regards to administrative and technical matters.
  • 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 Dispensary Nurse serves as a support to the dispensary, working in close collaboration with the dispensary team to achieve the organizational aim of the UN Health team of Nigeria.

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Job Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The key results have an impact on the overall CO efficiency in health management and success in introduction and implementation of operational strategies. Accurate, timely and appropriate delivery of services ensure client satisfaction.

Minimum Qualification

  • Candidates must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in Baccalaureate Nursing programme
  • Candidates must have an SSCE certificate
  • 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.
  • Candidates with SSCE are required to have a Minimum of 6 years’ experience, while candidates with Bachelor’s degrees are expected to have a minimum of  3 years of experience with a University Degree 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.
  • Candidates are also expected to be Fluent  in oral and written English.

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Competencies

Core Competencies

  • Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline
  • Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements
  • Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback
  • Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible
  • Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident
  • Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships
  • Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination

Cross Functional & Technical Competencies

  • Candidates are expected to have the ability to provide managers and key stakeholders with regular feedback on the consistency or discrepancy between planned and actual activities and programme performance and results
  • Ability to respond timely and appropriately with a sense of urgency, provide consistent solutions, and deliver timely and quality results and/or solutions to fullfil and understand the real customers’ needs.
  • Provide inputs to the development of customer service strategy.
  • Look for ways to add value beyond clients’ immediate requests.
  • Ability to anticipate client’s upcoming needs and concerns.
  • Ability to create clarity around UNDP value proposition to beneficiaries and partners and to develop service offers responding to client needs based on UNDP’s organizational priorities and mandate
  • Ability to take decisions in a timely and efficient manner in line with one’s authority, area of expertise and resources
  • Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience.|
  • Ability to manage communications internally and externally, through media, social media and other appropriate channels
  • Ability to identity, and integrate capacity and assets of the UN system, and engage in joint work; knowledge of the UN System and ability to apply this knowledge to strategic and/or practical situations
  • Ability to effectively plan, organize, and oversee the Organization’s business processes in order to convert its assets into the best results in the most efficient manner.
  • Knowledge of relevant concepts and mechanisms

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply online

Disclaimer

  • Important information for US Permanent Residents (‘Green Card’ holders)
  • Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents.
  • UNDP advises applicants for all professional-level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment.
  • UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications.
  • Applicant information about UNDP rosters

Note

  • 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 descriptions, experiences and educational requirements.

Application Closing Date

5th April, 2022.

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