United Nations Support Office for AMISOM (UNSOA)

United Nations Support Office for AMISOM (UNSOA)
THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO SOMALI NATIONALS ONLY
THIS IS A NATIONAL POST AND DOES NOT HAVE INTERNATIONAL BENEFITS
WOMEN ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
UNITED NATIONS CORE VALUES: INTEGRITY, PROFESSIONALISM, RESPECT FOR DIVERSITY
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:
28 FEBRUARY 2015
DATE OF ISSUANCE:
29 JANUARY 2015
FUNCTIONAL TITLE/LEVEL:
REMOTE SITE
COORDINATORS
GRADE
NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL OFFICER, NO-A
SECTIONS UNIT:
MEDICAL
LOCATION:
GAROWE
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
NUMBER:
UNSOA/MED/001/2015
PARAMEDIC/EMERGENCY
RESPONSE
DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Within delegated authority, and under the overall guidance and supervision of the Chief Medical Officer UNSOA or his
designate, the remote site paramedic will be responsible for the following duties:
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Fulfill and comply with operational standing work procedures (SWP’S) and protocols when working alone.
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Daily checks of all medical equipment, consumables and medications placed under the paramedic’s responsibility.
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Ensure that all medical equipment used in operation is operable and maintained appropriately.
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Provision of routine, urgent, and emergency care in accordance with the SWPS and protocols that form part of their
scope of practice.
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Maintain accurate and timely electronic medical records of all patients seen and treated and assure patient
confidentiality.
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Ensure that all medical inventory lists and controlled drug registers and clinic reports are updated, maintained and
documented at all times in line with the daily clinic activity.
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Cooperate with and support other medical staff with emergency medical procedures and responds to local and expat
medical needs as appropriate.
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Must be familiar with and acts in accordance with the core values of the UN.
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Within delegated authority by UNSOA CMO, during the intensive operations in Somalia, inspects, prepares,
assesses, coordinates and manages medical evacuation from patient’s arrival at medical facility to wheel up to
medevac flight.
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On request of UNSOA medical team in Nairobi, assess risks and hazards related to the combats injuries. Have
forward looking plan for emergency resources and operations to meet the needs of expanding mission or changing
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United Nations Support Office for AMISOM (UNSOA)
threat status. Assess and where required aid in pre and post hospital transportation.
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Assist AMISOM medical teams in life and limb saving procedure and triaging of causalities as and when required.
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The requirement to travel within Somalia to perform duties at multiple remote locations.
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Any other job assigned by CMO UNSOA/ his designate as required for operational reasons
Competencies
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Professionalism: understanding of medical evacuation concepts and protocols, be comfortable communicating with
senior medical officers and medical specialists and grasp of best nursing practices
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 supervisor as well as the team 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. Works well
with other clinicians
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.
Technological awareness: acquisition of experience in using electronic medical records technology and word
processing packages
Qualifications
Education:
Minimum of bachelor’s degree or diploma in paramedical sciences is required. Current paramedic
registration with the relevant professional body in home country. A degree in Medical Science is desirable.
Experience:
A minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible experience at advanced life support provider
level, current ACLS. Remote site experience desired and able to work alone if required
Language: Fluency in English and Somali (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of another UN official
language is an advantage.
Qualified candidates may submit their applications including their curriculum vitae or United
Nations Personal History form (P.11) to the address mentioned below on or before the deadline.
The P.11 is on http://www.unon.org/sites/default/files/P11.doc. CVs will be accepted.
Email: recruitment-unsoa@un.org
Please quote;
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Vacancy Notice Number and the Functional title of the applied post in the Subject of
the e-mail.
 Index Number (for UN staff member) and attach an updated fact-sheet, and a copy of the
last two performance appraisals.
Applications received after the deadline (28 February 2015) will not be considered.
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT
PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING).
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