Head Nurse, FS6 (Temporary Job Opening) – Mogadisho

  • Full time
  • 8 months ago
  • / Monthly

Job Information

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    Posted On Apr 8 ,2021
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Job Level : Officer
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    Job Experience : 10 years

Job Description

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Medical Services Section of the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS). The Head Nurse will be based in Mogadishu and reports to the Chief Medical Officer.


Within the delegated authority, the Head Nurse will be responsible for the following duties: Clinical Duties:

  • Assesses needs of client visiting tine "walk-in" clinic, provide care/advice accordingly or facilitates referral to the. UN medical officer or to an outside physician as indicated.
  • Ensures preparedness of staff traveling on missions or reassignments, including administration of appropriate vaccine, instructions on malaria prophylaxis and other travel-related ailments, instruction on the content and potential uses of the “Travel Kit”.
  • Provides health education and participates in addressing work environment and Occupational' health issues.
  • Ensures proper co-ordination between nurses, medical officers, UN Security, and outside paramedics in case of medical emergencies.

Medical Administrative Duties:

  • Collaborates with the Senior Medical-Officer and all physicians in developing objectives and establishing policies to ensure quality in the delivery of medical care.
  • Day-to-day management of the CASEVAC Coordination Center. This involves collaboration with JOC to organize all activities related to CASEVAC/Medevac; with Aviation duty officers to ensure timely evacuation of casualties and with the FMO, Head of Offices, SAOs, and Sector Medical Officers to carry out Casevac/Medevac for AMISOM, SNA troops and other civilian mission personnel.
  • Develops, implements, and evaluates nursing objectives and guidelines related to health care-delivery in the clinic and the two satellite clinics.
  • Ensure timely collection and analysis of CASEVAC/Medevac data.
  • Maintain the medical records of CASEVAC/Medevac patients in the Earthmed platform
  • Produce weekly and monthly CASEVAC/Medevac Reports in the mission.
  • Participates in the establishment. implementation and evaluation. of health promotion and occupational programmes.
  • Participates in the selection process of nursing staff, ensures their training, updates clinical nursing guidelines, and provides-the nursing staff with opportunities for continuing education.
  • Identifies, evaluates, and recommends purchase of medical equipment and supplies. Maintains inventory of medical equipment, and supplies and oversee the activities of the AME team to ensure all medical equipment for Casevac/Medevac operations are fit for the purpose.
  • Coordinate with the FTS and Aviation team to enable the BI function for CASEVAC/Medevac operations.
  • Represents the Medical Services in Mission Mass Casualty Response planning.
  • Ensures proper collection of nursing statistics to assist the Senior Medical Officer in the preparation of the biennium budget.
  • Ensures smooth running of the Performance Appraisal System for all nurses. Supervisory Duties:
  • Manages, supervises, and evaluates performance of nursing staff.
  • Provides opportunities for nurses to consistently update their nursing skills.
  • Functions as the Medical Emergency Coordinator (MEC) for the mission. General:
  • Performs other related duties as required.


  • Professionalism: Knowledge of clinical, occupational and travel nursing. Formal training in CPR, preferably in BCLS and ACLS or equivalent in medical emergency. Knowledge of major medical office equipment and ability to use them in emergency situations. 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; motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence where faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equally by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.
  • Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom-services are provided to be clients and seeks to see things from client’s point of view; Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; Identifies clients’ needs. and matches them to appropriate solutions. Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the client’s environment to keep informed and anticipate problems. Keeps client informed of progress or setbacks in projects; Meets timeline for delivery of products’ or services to client.
  • Planning & 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.


High school diploma or equivalent. National registration and licenses are required. University degree (BS. or equivalent) in nursing is an asset.

Work Experience

  • At least 10 years-of progressively responsible experience in nursing is required. The minimum years of relevant experience is reduced to five years for candidates who possess a first level university degree.
  • Knowledge of maintaining electronic medical records is desirable.
  • Postgraduate qualification in nursing management or equivalent is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required.


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

Special Notice

• This position is temporarily available until 30 June 2021. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment. • While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post. • Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station. • This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15. • 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 temporary need period are not eligible to apply.Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation. • Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.

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. Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

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