Department/Office: United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan
Duty Station: ENTEBBE
Posting Period: 15 January 2021 – 30 January 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Medical-UNMISS-147568-R-Entebbe (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A


Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), Entebbe, under the Service Delivery Pillar. The incumbent will report to the Chief Medical Officer (CMO).


Under general supervision of the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), the incumbent will perform the following duties:

•Ensure smooth customary workflow of the clinic; supervise clinic staff and delegate duties to the Senior Nurse;
•Assure readiness for rapid response to emergency medical conditions and casualties. Ensure preparedness of forward dispatch medical teams with necessary Emergency Kits for deployment to casualty site;
•Assure availability of consumables (including blood units) and emergency kit at all times; involve UN designated physicians in the operation concept of the clinic;
•Liaise with UN aviation officer and UN Security Coordinator for air evacuation of critical cases to Uganda in consultation with the CMO;
•Form good links with African Union peacekeeping force for the deployment of helicopters for air evacuation from remote places;
•Collaborate with NGOs and other Humanitarian medical units operating in the region;
•Undertake day-to-day clinical duties, e.g., walk-in clinic, emergencies, pre-placement and periodic medical examinations, immunizations, etc;
•Provide health education and participate in addressing work environment and occupational health issues;
•Liaise with UN-Military Medical Units in the mission and host-nation medical facilities;
•Follow the United Nations established policies and procedures regarding medical clearances;
•Manage day-to-day mission medical support operations by ensuring the availability of supplies and proper functioning of medical equipment;
•Ensure that appropriate training programs are implemented to maintain and develop the medical capabilities (e.g., health education, HIV/AIDS prevention, first aid, and CPR). General;
•Liaise with UN-Military Medical Units in the mission and Government of South Sudan Medical Facilities in the Region;
•Deputize for other senior Medical Officers during absences; and
•Perform any other duties as required.


Professionalism: Knowledge of and hands on experience in clinical medicine. 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 the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

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.


A minimum of five years with an advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Medicine, Surgery or Public health (M.Med/ MPH) or in a related clinical area is required. A first-level university degree (Bachelor in Medicine and Surgery, MBChB) plus seven years qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree. Must be Registered with a recognized Medical and Dental Practitioners Board. Valid license and certification in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support and Management of Medical emergencies is a requirement. Proficiency in computer skills, particularly in MS Office software and use of databases, is required. Certification in occupational health and safety is an added advantage.

Work Experience

A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in clinical medical practice in field environment, hospital environment, pre-hospital environment or related area is required.
At least two (2) years experience working in Accident and Emergency Unit, Intensive Care Unit or Aeronautical medicine is required.
Experience in managing infectious diseases is desirable.
Experience in occupational health and safety at the work place setting is desirable.
Experience in counseling and/or stress management is desirable.


English and French are the languages of the United Nations. For the position advertised fluency in spoken and written English is required. Basic knowledge in Arabic language is desirable.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

• Candidates for the National Professional Officer category shall be of the nationality of the country where this position is located and is open for nationals of Uganda ONLY.

• Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.

• Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current job opening are not eligible to apply. Submitting an application or selection for the current job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.

• 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.

• Internal Applicants – when completing the PHP, ensure ALL fields, ALL professional experience and contact information are completed and up to date. This information is the basis for the hiring manager to assess your eligibility and suitability for the position and to contact you.

• All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening. On-line applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an email acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please resubmit the application, if necessary. If the problem persists please seek technical assistance through the Inspira “Need Help?” link.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places 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. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

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