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Associate Medical Officer Full-time Job

May 9th, 2023 at 13:15   General   Nairobi   Reference: 1666
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Job Description

United Nations and regional organizations; provides administrative and other support services to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat); provides joint and common services to other organizations of the United Nations system in Kenya, as applicable; and manages and implements the programmes of administration, conference services and public information and provides security and safety services for United Nations staff and facilities in the United Nations Office at Nairobi.


CLINICAL DUTIES: (a) Performing day-to-day clinical duties including attending to walk-in clinic clients at the UN clinic in Kakuma (b) Coordination of Medical evacuations and emergencies occurring at the duty station (c) Pre-placement and periodic medical examinations, (d) Immunizations, travel advice; (e) Referring staff to and following up with outside specialists as necessary; (f) Providing health education and medical counselling to clients; (g) Organizing /Participating in addressing work environment and occupational health issues; (h) Emergency response on 24/7 basis, as and when required; being on call during and outside office hours to observe and treat emergencies in the clinic. (i) Coordinating with relevant ministry of health teams in contact tracing and surveillance for diseases of concern (k) Undertaking emergency calls and hospital rounds when required.

MEDICO-ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES: (a) Liaising with other dispensaries and host – nation medical facilities; (b) Following the United Nations established policies and procedures regarding medical clearances, sick leave and medical evacuations; (c) Recommending medical evacuation when required; (d) Responsible for all paper work and reporting procedures for medical evacuations in line with UN rules and procedures; (e) Ensure proper follow up on all cases; (f) Applying terms of reference in administration manuals for rules and regulations regarding UN clinic operations; (g) Responsible for the supervision and distribution of work for the nurses and other staff assigned to the clinic; (h) Responsible for establishing good relations with reliable hospitals, private medical facilities and blood banks.

SUPERVISORY ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES: (a) Ensuring that appropriate training programs relating to healthcare delivery are implemented in order to develop and maintain the medical capabilities (b) Undertaking medical clearance according to UN guidelines and procedures (c) Undertaking ‘outpatient’ treatment and immunization requirements (d) Responsible for regular reporting on clinic activities, medical facilities available locally and other statistical information as may be required. (e) Perform other related duties as required.



PROFESSIONALISM: Demonstrated knowledge and hands on experience in clinical medicine; The ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to management. 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.

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.

TEAMWORK:Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.


  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in medicine (MBChB / MMed / MPH) or in a related area is required.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree.
  • Must be Registered with Kenya Medical and Dental Practitioners Board.
  • A post-graduate diploma in infectious diseases is desirable. Proficient computer skills, particularly in MS Office software and use of databases, are required.
  • Successful completion of both degree and non-degree programs in data analytics, business analytics or data science programs is desirable.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in the medical field or related area is required.
  • At least two (2) years of work experience in Accident and Emergency Unit, or Intensive Care Unit or Aeronautical medicine is desirable. Experience in managing infectious disease is desirable.
  • Experience in occupational health and safety at the work place setting is desirable. Experience in Counseling and/or stress management is desirable.
  • 1 year or more of experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English and Kiswahili or Swahili is required. “NOTE: “fluency equals a rating of “fluent” in all four areas (read, write, speak, understand) and ” Knowledge of” equals a rating of ” confident” in two of the four areas.

Method of Application

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Closing Date : 2 June. 2023


Company Description
United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON)