Job Vacancies Office of Human Resources Management
Position: Senior Medical Officer
Location: United States of America ( The ), New York
Closing Date: Saturday, 13 October 2012
Organizational Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Department of Management. The Senior Medical Officer reports to the Deputy Medical Director, Medical Services Division, OHRM.
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, etc
. Undertake day-to-day occupational health duties: pre-placement and periodic medical examinations, prepare UN staff for traveling providing immunizations, malaria prophylaxis, travel kits, etc
. 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 United Nations Member States on United Nations medical standards.
Advises and assists Administration on medical clearances (fitness for work), sick leave, medical evacuations/repatriations,
Plans, manages and organizes various medical activities and administrative functions of a particular section within the Medical Services Division.
Reviews and revises various Personnel Directives, Medical Standards for recruitment, guidelines established for managing UN field dispensaries and provides medical support to peacekeeping missions, as applicable.
Deputizes for Deputy Medical Director/Medical Director as needed.
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).
Performs other related duties as required.
Analytical skills and ability to make timely and appropriate decisions in any medical situation. First hand knowledge of worldwide health conditions and medical facilities, and health-related travel requirements. 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.
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.
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.
Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; appraises performance fairly.
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 that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; makes tough decisions when necessary.
Doctorate (MD) or equivalent in medicine, including residency/internship in one of the medical specialties, preferably internal medicine.
A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible clinical experience in one of the areas of medicine. Experience in travel medicine, and/or occupational medicine is an advantage. Experience in tropical medicine desirable.
Qualifying years of experience are calculated following the receipt of the first level university degree recognized by the United Nations.
Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of French is highly desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.
As part of the evaluation of your application for this position, you may be requested to undergo written knowledge-based assessment exercises, which may be followed by a competency-based interview depending on the result of the test.
Staff members of the United Nations Secretariat must fulfill the lateral move requirements to be eligible to apply for this vacancy. Staff members are requested to indicate all qualifying lateral moves in their Personal History Profile (PHP) and cover note.
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers In accordance with established rules and procedures.
Owing to the temporary funding nature of this position, recruitment, selection or extension of appointments against this position will be subject to budgetary approval. There is no expectancy, legal or otherwise of renewal or conversion to any other type of appointment in the Secretariat of the United Nations.
United Nations Considerations
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). 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, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.
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