Job in UNDP : 2 Job Posts available (Deadline: 22 November 2016)

Job in UNDP : 2 Job Posts available (Deadline: 22 November 2016)

Job in UNDP : 2 Job Posts available (Deadline: 22 November 2016)

  1. Nurse 

The UN Clinic Nurse performs the functions under the immediate supervision of the UN Physician with regards to technical matters only and the overall supervision of the UN Resident Coordinator for all administrative matters.

The technical supervision of the physician and the medical personnel in the field as well as the technical performance evaluation will be executed by the UN Medical Director or his nominee in order to ensure that UNDP should facilitate external access to its Performance Development and Management system to MSD.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of functions/key results expected

  • Clinical duties;
  • Administrative duties

Clinical Technical Duties

Within delegated authority, the Nurse shall be responsible for the following duties:

  •  Attend the UN Clinic on a full time basis;
  • Assist the UN Physician in the performance of his/her duties
  • Responds to emergency calls during outside office hours when necessary and assists Medical Doctors in providing adequate care;
  • Give first-aid and advice to the staff and their recognized dependents;
  • Ensures effective liaison between patient and private doctor, paramedics, family members, and colleagues as appropriate;
  • Documents case findings;
  • Performs diagnostic and screening tests such as: ECG, x-rays, laboratory (blood and urine), and other tests as required;
  • Performs clinical assessment of patients visiting the walk-in clinic;
  • Facilitates referral to the UN Medical Doctor or to an outside physician, as required;
  • Ensures preparedness of staff travelling on missions or reassignments, including administration of appropriate vaccine, instructions on malaria prophylaxis and other  travel-related ailments;
  •  Instructs on the content and potential uses of travel kits where applicable;
  • Assists in providing health education and health promotion programs;
  • Participates in work environment assessment, e.g. office ergonomics, and addresses other occupational health issues;
  • Coordinates medical evacuation and cooperates with Medical Services Division in New-York HQ and the receiving facilities in home countries;
  • Assists in providing medical support during evacuation and repatriation;
  • Advises evacuees on the requirements for evacuation and/or escorts patients if needed;
  • Concludes or closes medical evacuation files to enable staff members to submit claims;
  •   Assist in arrangements for the deceased;
  • Designs and implements outreach programs for mission personnel;
  •   Plans and organizes preventive and promotes medical fairs
  •  Perform medical briefing for incoming staff and conduct first aid training;
  • Assess needs of clients visiting the walk-in clinic, provides care/advice (e.g., the benefits of preventive medicine etc.) accordingly and facilitates referral to the UN Physician or to an outside physician, as indicated;
  •   Administer minor “outpatient” treatment and immunization requirements;
  • Assists in maintaining records of patients’ medical data including consultations and treatment;
  • Maintain strict confidentiality with regards to patient’s medical records; patient management and treatment;
  •   Perform medication, injection, dressing, stitching, foreign body extraction and so on as needed;
  •   Performs other related duties as required


Administrative duties

  •   Maintain the UN Clinic in good order and keep the inventory of medical supplies and equipment up-to-date and be prepared for disaster;
  •  In consultation with the UN Physician, maintain a 24-hour roster of available specialists for referral and treatment;
  •  Coordinate and supervise the work of other UN Clinic personnel e.g. Ambulance Driver and Cleaner;
  • Check equipment and supplies on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis and maintain them in working order;
  • Ensures that medical instruments are properly sterilized and maintains hygiene and cleanliness of the dispensary;
  • Through a monthly check, ensures that medical instruments and equipment in the UN ambulance are maintained in a working order, and replaced after use;
  •   Enter medical data of patients into register, patient’s file, and electronic databases;
  • Schedule consultations with the UN Physician for eligible staff and dependents;
  • Ensure a proper and safe disposal of hazardous material and medical waste in close coordination with the UN Physician and Laboratory technicians;
  • Identifies and plans clinics’ material, supplies and equipment requirements and raises requisitions accordingly;
  • Liaises with Procurement Section and Supply Section to establish essential contracts for the mission;
  • Develops logistic plans to support field satellite clinics, and follows up on implementation;
  •  Draws and implements duty roster for clinic personnel;
  • Arranges medical appointments and examinations to mission personnel;
  • Updates the monthly reports of the clinic



Corporate Competencies:

  • Professionalism: Knowledge and experience in clinical/occupational nursing.
  • Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; ability to establish priorities and to plan and co-ordinate own work plan; 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.
  • Commitment to continuous learning: Initiative and willingness to keep abreast of new skills in the nursing field.
  • Technology Awareness: Proficiency in relevant medical software packages.
  • Teamwork: Good interpersonal skills; ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Communication: Ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively orally.
  • Client Orientation: Reports to internal and external clients in a timely and appropriate fashion. Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines.
  • Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external clients. Responds to client needs promptly



Required Skills and Experience


  • Registered Professional Nurse and first level degree from an accredited Baccalaureate Nursing Programme (University) or equivalent such as an accredited Diploma Programme (4 years). National registration and license is a requirement;
  • Certificates in ECG training is an asset;
  • Certificates in CPR or BLS and ACLS or equivalent;
  • Emergency medical care is an asset;
  • Recognized additional training in primary health care and midwifery is desirable;
  • HIV/AIDS Management training is desirable


  • Minimum 7 years of continuous clinical experience in nursing preferably in a multicultural environment;
  • Intensive Care and health administration. Supervisory experience in a UN field operation is an asset. Knowledge and understanding of relevant UN administrative policies and procedures is desirable;
  • Experience in Trauma and Emergency care is desirable;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) is desirable.

Language Requirement

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in oral and written English or French is required. Knowledge of a second official UN language is desirable.



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2. National Programme Officer



The project “Supporting Indian Trade and Investment for Africa” (SITA) is a project implemented by the International Trade Centre (ITC) and financed by the United Kingdoms’ Department for International Development (DFID). It runs from 2015-2020.

SITA’s outcome is to improve the competitiveness of select value chains: coffee, cotton, textiles and apparel, pulses, spices, sunflower oil, leather, ITES-BPO and emerging sectors of five East African countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and the United Republic of Tanzania through the provisions of partnerships from institutions and business from India.

The Project Coordination Unit (PCU) is based at the International Trade Centre in Geneva Switzerland, while SITA Project Country Offices have been set up in each of the five East African countries as extensions of the PCU in-country.

The National Project Officer will work under the overall supervision of Chief, Office for Asia and the Pacific (OAP); the direct supervision of the Coordinator, SITA; and report on a daily basis to the Project Implementation Adviser of SITA.

The National Project Officer will represent the SITA project in Rwanda and has the main role of acting as the key communicator between the Rwandan project’s stakeholders and the Geneva based Project Coordination Unit (PCU).

Duties and Responsibilities


Management & coordination: SITA representative and liaison in Rwanda

  •  Managing the project office in Rwanda: includes supervising the administrative assistant, oversight of all SITA activities in Rwanda, providing logistical support and back-stopping;
  • Communication with UNDP Rwanda for implementation of activities;
  • Organize SITA Rwanda National Consultative Committee meetings: call for meetings, ask for updates on implementation, prepare presentations, prepare final report;
  • Provide leadership on strategic direction for Rwanda SITA;
  • Representing SITA at national meetings and events, including donor and stakeholder coordination;
  • Support Task Team leaders and PCU Unit in Geneva in smooth implementation of activities in Rwanda
  • Regular communication with key  institutions / organizations in Rwanda and follow up to ensure smooth implementation of activities
  •   Participate in the development of annual, of work plans;
  • Oversee in the  maintenance and updating of  files and records of documentation e.g. of inventory of asset procured under the project;;
  • Where needed, provide informal written and oral translation between English, and native language of engagement country;;
  • Provide advice to the Project Coordinator and the Project Implementation Adviser as well as the sector task teams as appropriate, on local technical and political considerations.
  • Supervise admin assistant in maintaining an up to date Rwanda stakeholders’ contact list
  • Perform administrative duties to support project activities as and when the need arises;
  • .Perform other related duties as assigned


Communication and Knowledge Management

  • Raise awareness of SITA and SITA result;

.    Provide inputs to SITA communications team for communications products (e.g. newsletter articles, blogs)

.    Support dissemination of knowledge products of SITA in Rwanda: e.g. investment profiles

.    Research / write on policy level issues as need arises (e.g. investment legislation changes)

.    Participate and contribute Rwanda specific updates to SITA PCU internal planning and reporting meetings;

.    Provide monthly reports to PCU, including update on activities implemented, results, and any relevant documents / mission reports / evaluation forms etc

.    Connect ITC Geneva staff with relevant individuals in Rwanda;

. Represent SITA at international and local events; regular networking and


Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Responsible for tracking all activities ongoing in Rwanda – Includes following up with the responsible person for the activities’ outputs and with participants/stakeholders;
  • Raising early- warning / risks with PCU unit for lagging implementation, or poor performances. Provide advice on mitigation and ways forward;
  • Technical Support for Trade and Investment Support Institution (TISI) strengthening

.    Support SITA’s activities under Output 5 on TISI strengthening, across the region

i.    Provide advisory services to the PCU and other ITC experts on the institutional landscape in East Africa

ii. Support in the development of project activities related to TSI strengthening


Technical Support for Trade and Investment Support Institution (TISI) strengthening

  • Support SITA’s activities under Output 5 on TISI strengthening, across the region      i.    Provide advisory services to the PCU and other ITC experts on the institutional landscape in East Africa

ii. Support in the development of project activities related to TSI strengthening



Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values;
  • Demonstrates integrity by displaying ITC and UNDP’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of ITC and UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism.
  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment;
  • Self-development, initiative-taking;
  • Informed and transparent decision making.


Functional Competencies:

  • Ability to perform a broad range of specialized activities aimed at effective and efficient functioning of the project;
  • Fully proficient computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications, e.g. word processing, spreadsheets, internet, power point;
  • Ability to establish, build and sustain effective relationships with project partners and stakeholders;
  • Ability to manage data, documents, correspondence and report information and workflow
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, proven networking, team-building, organizational and communication skills;
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work independently;
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills;
  • Familiarity with the economic and institutional situation in the country;
  • Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning;
Required Skills and Experience


  • Master degree in Agriculture, International Economics, Trade, Business, Development or a related subject


  •    At least 5 years of experience in trade promotion/ export development/ sector development with a focus on developing countries;
  •   Experience in the use of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.)
  •     Experience building and maintaining partnerships with Government, other development partners and the private sector;
  • Work experience in the United Nations System projects would be an advantage.
  • Substantial experience in institutional assessments and strengthening would be an asset
  • Working experience in a United Nations field office in a developing country is an asset;
  • Readiness to travel;
  • Management experience in relevant field at the national or international level;

Language requirement

  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills in English and in the national language of the engagement country;


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