WFP recruits 01 Medical Officer, CST II

WFP recruits 01 Medical Officer, CST II

World Food Programme

Juba, South Africa
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, …), Projet/programme de développement

Opportunités de carrière : Medical Officer, CST II (162017)
JOB TITLE : Medical Officer
DUTY STATION (City, Country) : Juba, South Sudan
DURATION : 11 months
WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.
ABOUT WFPThe United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.  The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.  Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.
ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXTUnder the functional supervision and guidance of the Regional Medical Officer
JOB PURPOSEThe Medical Officer shall be appointed to ensurethe health of staff at work, ensuring they operate safely; andthe organisational effectiveness of WFPby providing expert advice on staff health and safety while providing support to chronic and lifestyle ailments within the context of a paucity of health care services in South Sudan. This will also encompass medical and casualty response, assessment of health, safety and environmental issues of WFP staff and offices, medical support during outbreaks, process medico-administrative requests, hygiene and safety training.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)Contribute to the design and coordination of the delivery of medical services in the country for efficient and effective promotion, prevention and protection of the health and safety of WFP staff following the Wellness Strategy and the Regional Strategic objective.Provide medical services for staff on official travel, incorporating destination-specific health advice, facilitating access to immunization, prophylactic medications and travel medical kits.Provide technical expertise, advice and solutions that support strategic results, and contribute to the formulation of country strategies and approaches where appropriate.Manage, advise, and report on all health matters related to staff including.-    Identifying health hazards for staff and/or dependents (work-related and/or environmental).
–    Ensuring compliance to all UN medical protocols and recommendations (Covid-19, vaccinations, HIV/AIDS, first-aid training PEP kit country specific protocols including PICT and VCCT).
–  Support WFP Country Offices in the management and monitoring of the implementation of the Memoranda of Understanding regarding Third Party medical provider or the joint UN medical services to WFP staff.
– Assistance with follow-up of chronic medical conditions diagnosed and for which treatment has already started etc.
– Performing and assessing medical examinations and clearances for international and national staff related to recruitment, periodic medical examination, pre-departure briefing for missions to the field
–  Access and liaise with local medical facilities to ascertain proper medical care rendered and establish a referral list and updated list of reasonable and customary costs, whilst monitoring and verifying appropriateness, reasonableness and customary nature of major medical bills / treatment as required.
Provide capacity to the corporate and WFP system emergency response capacity including mass casualty incident.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES CONTINUEDWhile the medical officer is not the principal primary care physician for WFP Staff s/he provides first aid and emergency services in response to incidents occurring in the workplace or referral to appropriate medical specialist.Implement staff health training (e.g. ongoing COVID-19 awareness, malaria prevention measures, first aid training).Implement health and SOP training with Cooperating Partners in relation to aspects of WFPs operations where WFP staff and CPs could be at risk of infectious diseases (COVID-19, Ebola, diarrhoea, etc).Participate in pre planning of WFPs Emergency response operations (eg. food distributions) to ensure discussions filter planning through a health lens alongside logistics etc. to ensure WFP staff have appropriate protection measures in place.Propose, assess, update as needed SOPs for staff protection, in specific higher risk occupational settings (e.g. food distributions, ports and warehouses with casual laborers, drivers and cleaners).Coordinate with health sector colleagues on the UNCTs and other health partners to improve healthcare access for WFP staff and family members.Assess and respond to disease incidents among WFP staff (e.g., high incidence of malaria in sub offices).Assess disease outbreaks or other environmental hazards that could have impact on WFP’s operations and recommend mitigating measures.Identify (confidentially) staff with stress or other psychological concerns and coordinate assistance as appropriate with Regional Staff Counsellor and the Wellness Department.
DELIVERABLES AT THE END OF THE CONTRACT:To provide operational support to meet the objectives of the Wellness Unit in the region.
Medical degree from a recognized University.Postgraduate medical qualification in public health, occupational health and safety, emergency medicine, internal medicine or similar desirable.Current registered to practice medicine in own country or another UN member state is required.Experience and Language:
Minimum 6 years of progressive professional experience in healthcareAt least six (6) years progressive experience and practice in general medicine in developing countries or countries in conflict.Experience in occupational health and safety and/or travel medicine and/or tropical and infectious disease, and /or emergency medicineExperience within the UN system, or international NGO would be an asset. EnglishFrench additional advantageTECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIREMENTDemonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter.Excellent communication, presentation and drafting skills.Knowledge of addressing the psychosocial needs of humanitarian workers;Formal training in CPR and, preferably in BCLS and ACLS or equivalent emergency medical care.Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results.Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges.Remains calm in stressful situations
Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives : Utilizes understanding of WFP’s Strategic Objectives to communicate linkages to team objectives and work.Be a force for positive change : Proactively identifies and develops new methods or improvements for self and immediate team to address work challenges within own work area.Make the mission inspiring to our team : Identifies opportunities to further align individual contributions with WFP’s mission of making an impact on local communities.Make our mission visible in everyday actions : Helps colleagues to see the link between their individual tasks and the contributions of their unit’s goals to the broader context of WFP’s mission.
Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills : Is able to identify, support and encourage focused on-the-job learning opportunities to address gaps between current skillsets and needed future skillsets for WFP.Create an inclusive culture : Recognizes the contributions of teammates, and encourages contributions from culturally different team mates to recognise the value of diversity above and beyond just including it in programming for beneficiaries.Be a coach & provide constructive feedback : Provides and solicits ongoing constructive feedback on strengths and development opportunities to help develop individual skills, whilst also helping others identify areas for improvement.Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit : Sets clear targets for self and others to focus team efforts in ambiguous situations (e.g., unprecedented issues and/or scenarios)
Encourage innovation & creative solutions : Thinks beyond team’s conventional approaches to formulate creative methods for delivering food aid and assistance to beneficiaries. Focus on getting results : Maintains focus on achieving individual results in the face of obstacles such as volatile or fragile environments and/or organizational roadblocks.Make commitments and make good on commitments : Takes personal accountability for upholding and delivering upon team’s commitments and provides assurance to stakeholders.Be Decisive : Demonstrates ability to adjust to team’s plans and priorities to optimize outcomes in light of evolving directives, while also responding quickly in high-pressure environments, such as in emergency settings.
Connect and share across WFP units : Demonstrates an understanding of when and how to tactfully engage other units in conversations on impact, timing, or planningBuild strong external partnerships : Networks regularly with key external partners using formal and informal opportunities to understand each partner’s unique value proposition, and to build and strengthen relationships  Be politically agile & adaptable : Demonstrates ability to adapt engagement approach in the context of evolving partner circumstances and expectations Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships : Demonstrates ability to articulate to internal and external audiences the value that individual contributions and immediate teams bring to partnerships.
All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

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