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United Nations Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Medical Officer Democratic Republic of the Congo MONUSCO Jobs 2024

United Nations Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo looking for “Medical Officer”. Applicants with an Advanced degree may apply on or before 23-Jul-24.

The United Nations Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has published a job vacancy announcement on 09-Jul-24 for qualified applicants to fill in the vacant post of Medical Officer to be based in Beni, Democratic Republic of the Congo. For more jobs, please visit https://unjoblink.org

Company Name: United Nations Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Job Title: Medical Officer

Duty Station: Beni, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Application Deadline: 23-Jul-24

 

Responsibilities:

 

Assignment is non-family (BENI)

Within the terms of the organization’s delegated authority, and under the direct supervision of the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

Clinical Duties:
• Undertake day-to-day clinical duties, e.g. walk-in clinic, emergencies, pre-placement and periodic medical examinations, travel immunizations, malaria prophylaxis, etc.; Participate in addressing work environment and occupational health issues and devise mitigation measures for possible workplace hazards identified;
• Handle medico-surgical emergencies, and organize for mass casualty incident response;
• Organize and deliver Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid training to United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the DR Congo staff/personnel;
• Office management and supervision of the Level 1 facility (2 in-patient beds including 2 emergency room beds);
• On call for emergencies when and as required, including out of hours emergencies;
• Shift work as required by CMO (Chief Medical Officer)

Medico Administrative Duties:
• Liaise with UN-Military Medical Units in the mission and host-nation medical facilities for medical/clinical care for staff/personnel;
• Follow the United Nations established policies and procedures regarding medical clearances, sick leave, specialist consultations and medical evacuations;
• Deputize for a more senior Medical Officer during his/her absence.

Supervision of the Administrative requirements:
• Manage day-to-day mission medical support operations by ensuring availability of supplies and proper functioning of medical equipment;
• Ensure that appropriate training programs are implemented in order to maintain and develop the medical capabilities including contingent training capsule induction for uniformed personnel (e.g. health education, HIV/AIDS prevention, first aid and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation.

General:
• Work implies frequent interaction with the following: Staff at large; staff within work unit, Staff Counsellors, Senior Management throughout the organization and Military Physicians/Medics;
• When working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-)governmental counterparts, including Implementing Partners (IPs), the incumbent is strongly encouraged to set aside dedicated time for capacity development through coaching, mentoring and formal and on-the-job training;
• Perform other related duties as may be required.

Client Orientation, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

related field

• Valid license to practice medicine in their home country and/or their country of residence;
• Basic Life Support, Basic Trauma Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support or similar equivalent valid certification will be an asset.
• Military and/or experience in a post conflict area will be an asset

Good computer skills, including proficiency in various MS office applications (Excel, Word, PPP);

Good client orientation and service.

The Democratic Republic of Congo is the second largest country in Africa, and as a result is quite diverse.

Living conditions therefore vary between MONUSCO duty stations, with all usual amenities present in the capital Kinshasa, but only very basic conditions in remote duty stations in the provinces, where, for instance, there may be no guarantee of public power supply nor running water. The ability to live and work in difficult and harsh conditions of developing countries is essential.

Accommodation is very expensive in both Kinshasa and Lubumbashi. Supermarkets exist in the large towns (e.g. Bukavu, Kisangani), but consumer items are generally very expensive (as everything is imported). For food, local markets offer a much cheaper alternative.

All MONUSCO duty stations are considered non-family duty stations, except for Kinshasa, Lubumbashi and Entebbe which are now considered family duty stations, and most are currently under UN Security Phase III (“relocation phase”: internationally-recruited staff are temporarily concentrated or relocated to specified sites/locations). In addition to insecurity related to the relatively volatile political situation as well as various conflict situations, certain places are subject to increasing street and residential crime, including in Kinshasa and Goma.

Some degree of medical service is provided in all MONUSCO duty stations. Certain vaccinations are mandatory for MONUSCO personnel to enter the DRC, while others are compulsory for all other incoming persons. It is possible for incoming MONUSCO personnel, including UN Volunteers, to be asked to provide proof of some or all vaccinations, though this is unlikely. All UN Volunteers must ensure that they are up-to-date with all appropriate vaccinations, which should be clearly and properly endorsed in the International Certificate of Vaccination (“carte jaune”). Malaria is present virtually throughout the DRC, and it is therefore recommended to take prophylaxis.

The unit of currency is the Congolese Franc. The US dollar is the other preferred currency. It may be impossible to exchange traveller’s checks away from the capital city. Credit cards are usually accepted in major hotels only in Kinshasa. In larger towns and cities (e.g. Kinshasa, Goma, Bukavu, Kisangani), UN Volunteers are recommended to open US Dollar bank accounts, while in other places, banks may be absent (including ATMs) and VLA payments will be processed in cash. UN Volunteers have the possibility to send part of their allowances to a bank account abroad.

In addition to French, there are four major spoken languages in DRC, namely Lingala, Kikongo, Tshiluba and Swahili.

Beni, Democratic Republic of the Congo