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VAGA : UNV – Medical Officer, Bissau, Guinea-Bissau

  • Cidade: Bissau
  • Estado: Guiné-Bissau
  • País: Guiné-Bissau
  • Criado: 27/03/2020 21:05
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Medical Officer
International Specialist
Host entity : UNOGB
Country : Guinea Bissau
Duty station : Bissau (GNB)
Language skills : French,English
Start date : Immediate
Duration : until 31 December 2020
Application deadline : 09 April 2020

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Chief Medical Officer, , the UN Volunteer Medical Officer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Ensure the Medevac of staff to referral health facilities outside the country.
  • Supports the provision of health services at the Level-I and Level-II health facilities for the mission and follow up and monitor the treatment of evacuated mission personnel.
  • Ensure availability of medical supplies and proper functioning of medical equipment;
  • Ensure optimum and rational use of resources while respecting medical ethics;
  • Implement appropriate training programs for medical staff and develop medical capabilities and capacity (e.g. Basic life Support 16 Mar 2020 Page 2 of 6 Qualifications/Requirements (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life support (ACLS), Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS), health education, HIV/AIDS prevention;
  • Assist to manage the procurement of drugs, medical equipment, consumables and medical supplies locally and in accordance with UN system contracts;
  • As a member of the Mission Crisis Management team, participates in the preparation and implementation of Mass Casualty Incidence (MCI) Response, Medevac, Casevac Standard operating procedures (SOP), Mortal Remains handling and repatriation SOP, response to multi-hazard emergencies in the Mission Area of responsibility and support office headquarters;
  • Participate actively in organizing referrals, casualty and medical evacuation services provided to mission personnel. Supports laboratory technicians/nurses and medical administrative staff;
  • Ensures availability of laboratory supplies and the proper functioning of laboratory equipment As a member of the Crisis Management Team (CMT), participate in the preparation and implementation of Business Continuity Planning standard operating procedures and training for the Mission area of responsibility;
  • Support and participate in pre-deployment visits, pre-placement and periodic medical examinations, Immunizations for Eligible Personnel, refer staff to respective specialists when necessary, follow-up with specialists within and out country;
  • Provides health education to clients and advises them on healthy living practices; Participate actively in addressing environmental and occupational health issues;
  • Participate in the planning, management and implementation of adequate infection control measures in the mission health facilities at all levels;
  • Provides relevant public health guidance to the facility management team in the mission and contractors providing catering, sanitation and fumigation services at the UN camps within Participates in the planning, organizing and implementation of Forward Medical Team;
  • Undertakes day-to-day clinical duties, e.g. walk-in clinic, responding to emergencies;
Master degree or equivalent

Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent in anesthesiology, reanimation, emergency management of medevac).

60 Months

At least 5 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in Intensive Care Unit is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization.

  • French(Mandatory), Level – Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level – Fluent
General human medicine (with clinical experience), Specialized human medicine (with clinical experience)

Fluency in either French OR English is required.


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Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 9 April 2020

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