Website Department of Operational Support
|Posting Title:||Medical Training Officer, P4|
|Job Code Title:||MEDICAL TRAINING OFFICER|
|Department/Office:||Department of Operational Support|
|Duty Station:||NEW YORK|
|Posting Period:||22 November 2022 – 05 January 2023|
|Job Opening Number:||22-Medical-DOS-191059-R-New York (X)|
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Triangular Partnership Project (TPP), Support Partnerships Service (SPS), Division of Special Activities (DSA), Department of Operational Support (DOS), New York.
DOS was established to provide operational support to entities across the Secretariat, including other departments, offices-away-from headquarters, field missions, and regional commissions.
DSA oversees a range of specialized or cross-cutting operational capacities. A large part of its responsibilities is to support start-up, surge, transition and liquidation requirements and to exercise authority on behalf of entities to which authority has not been granted owing to a lack of capacity or from which authority has been temporarily withdrawn.
SPS coordinates and maintains bilateral and trilateral relationships with key partners, such as regional organizations, other United Nations actors and governments, for the receipt or provision of operational support from or to Secretariat entities.
The TPP is one of the outcomes of the September 2014 Summit on UN Peacekeeping, and aims to enhance the Rapid Deployment of Enabling Capabilities for peacekeeping. The TPP comprises of the United Nations, supporting Member States and Troop-Contributing Countries (TCCs).
The Medical Training Officer reports to the Programme Manager.
Within delegated authority, the Medical Training Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
1. Identifies, develops, coordinates, implements and monitors the United Nations Field Medic Course (UNFMAC), UN Battlefield Advanced Trauma Life Support Course (UNBATLS) and other appropriate medical training courses including the cascade training programme of all future Master Trainers training courses.
2. Coordinates and oversees the establishment of the Centre of Medical Excellence/Medical Simulation Training Centre to be set up in Entebbe, Uganda which includes, but is not limited to, the selection of the most appropriate simulation training aids and tools to ensure proper delivery of the training courses listed above.
3. Manages and coordinates the work of the Training and Support staff at the training facility to ensure that training operations and development activities are implemented in accordance with the Project’s Training Plan and established standards.
4. Coordinates with trainers to determine training standards to be achieved, reviews country submissions for eligibility of nominees, recommends trainees for selection, and maintains a trainee database.
5. Coordinates and reports on Training Needs Analysis visits.
6. Organizes all activities at the training location(s); liaises between training location(s) and Headquarters staff on all training and administrative matters.
7. Advises, guides and supports the Member States, TCC´s and organizations of the UN on matters relating to the medical training, and acts as a resource person and a training instructor when needed.
8. Identifies risks and develops the risk register.
9. Liaises with the Project Team, UN country offices, and the participating countries regarding the training.
10. Performs other duties as assigned by the Programme Manager.
• PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of medical training courses within the sphere of Peacekeeping. Ability to coordinate the implementation of a wide variety of medical courses. Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to training and project management. Ability to apply various United Nations administrative rule and regulations in work situations. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis and use of research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. In the context of assignments given, ability to plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. 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 & 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.
• CREATIVITY: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks “outside the box”; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.
An advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent degree) in health care or related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Job – Specific Qualification
• Certificate in project management is desirable.
• A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in healthcare related field with emphasis on adult learning, training, logistics, and project management is required.
• Of the seven (7) years, at least two (2) years of experience in developing and delivering medical training programmes is desirable.
• Experience working in a multi-cultural or international environment, field mission or post conflict environment outside home country is desirable.
• Experience in planning and coordinating training programmes is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat, For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another United Nations official languages is desirable.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
This post is financed by extrabudgetary funding. This position is funded for a finite period of one year. Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.
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.
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