Job Description


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

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, immunizations, etc;

  • Provide Health Education;

  • Participate in addressing work environment and Occupational Health issues.

  • Handle medico-surgical emergencies attending UNMIK HCC.

  • Organize and deliver CPR and first aid training to UNMIK staff.

  • Management of the Nursing facility (12 beds including 2 ICU beds).

  • On call for emergencies when and as required.

  • Shift work as required by CMO.

Medico Administrative Duties:

  • 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, sick leave and medical evacuations;

  • Deputize for a more senior Medical Officer during his/her absence.

Supervisory Administration:

  • 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 (e.g. health education, HIV/AIDS prevention, first aid and CPR).


  • Perform other related duties as required. Work implies frequent interaction with the following: Staff at large; staff within work unit, Staff Counsellors, Senior Management throughout the organization and Military Physicians

Bachelor degree or equivalent

A University degree in medecine

36 Months

3 Years experience in related field

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent

General human medicine (with clinical experience)
  1. Qualifications, skills, experience:

  2. A university degree in

  3. Valid license to practice medicine in their home country and/or their country of residence.

  4. Must have acute trauma life support (ATLS) certification.

  5. Pre-hospital trauma life support (PHTLS), Advanced cardiac Life Support (ACLS) or equivalent certifications are desirable.

  6. Knowledge of clinical, occupational tropical and travel medicine is an asset.

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

  8. Fluency in English is needed. Basic spoken level in French will be an asset.

  9. Good client orientation and service;

  10. Remain professional and support colleagues in the section in work related matters;

  11. A valid driving license is required;

  12. Have affinity with or interest in humanitarian relief, post-conflict situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

  13. Experience in working in a peacekeeping mission would be an advantage.

  14. Teaching experience would be an advantage to provide training to the medical and non-medical personnel when required.


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

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