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EMAT Nurse (6) – World Food Programme (WFP)

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EMAT Nurse – World Food Programme (WFP), September 15 2022
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Organization: World Food Programme (WFP)

Position: EMAT Nurse

Employment: Full-Time, Contract

Place of Work: Jijiga, Dire Dawa, Adama, Dessie, Gonder and Semera, Ethiopia

Deadline: September, 29/2022 


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Job description

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

JOB TITLE: EMAT Nurse

TYPE OF CONTRACT: Service Contract -Level 5

UNIT/DIVISION: Administration

No. of Position/s: Six

DUTY STATION (City, Country): Jijiga, Dire Dawa, Adama, Dessie, Gonder and Semera, Ethiopia

DURATION: 1 year with a possibility of extension

REPORTING LINE: Project Manager and Medical Doctors in respective offices

ABOUT WFP

The World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations’ frontline agency in the fight against hunger. WFP save lives by getting food to the hungry fast and responding to other emergencies, but also WFP changes lives by working to help prevent hunger in the future. We do this through programmes that use food to build assets, spread knowledge and nurture stronger, more dynamic communities. This helps communities become more food secure. On average, WFP aims to bring food assistance to more than 80 million people in 80 countries.

WFP Ethiopia is working with the Government, UN and humanitarian partners to respond to emergencies and strengthen the resilience of Ethiopia’s most vulnerable population and chart a more prosperous and sustainable future for the next generation. The Country Office also supports programmes that use food assistance to empower women, transform areas affected by climate change and keep children in school. It aims to contribute to Ethiopia’s five-year development agenda, the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP), through which the Government combats food insecurity.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

Job holder will perform clinical Nursing and front office management functions at the WFP Ethiopia Medical Support Team (EMAT) clinics, reporting to the EMAT Project Manager for all the administrative issues and to the EMAT Head Doctor for all technical issues, providing basic medical assistance at the Nursing level in consultation with the doctors.

JOB PURPOSE

Job holder is a Nurse and Business Support Assistant (BSA) based in the different sub-offices and is expected to employ their nursing experience as well as general administrative and medical administrative experiences to deliver a wide range of nursing and business support processes with professionalism within the EMAT project and Sub office. Their role will facilitate the effective delivery of quality medical services to WFP staff & their family members along with other team players.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Incumbents take responsibility for the completion of a range of health and wellness activities including business support activities in their duty station.

1. Provide evidence-based, quality clinical nursing services to staff and eligible dependents maintaining the highest level of professionalism.

2. Respond to medical emergency cases calmly, efficiently, and promptly providing quality lifesaving emergency medical care.

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3. Providing evidence-based, quality primary health care in consultation with EMAT doctors for common illnesses providing appropriate treatment, performing basic rapid lab tests with available rapid test kits or working with the lab technician, and dispensing prescribed medication and minor procedures for staff and eligible dependents

4. Conduct referrals cases needing specialized treatment in coordination with the EMAT doctors, working closely with all involved in the referral, including liaison nurses, family, HR and Admin.

5. Stock management and maintaining all pharmaceutical and medical equipment in the clinic in good work condition at all times and sending timely and accurate reports.

6. Provide medical administrative logistic and procurement-related activities including but not limited to, sharing confidential medical reports to authorized persons, supporting staff in accessing further medical care within their duty station and in insurance processes, and facilitating medical procurement and supplies locally or from the country office.

7. Manage the clinic’s daily activities, preparing and submitting timely and accurate reports including consultations, referrals, EMAT activities, and inventory reports.

8. Provide Covid19 mitigation measures and support including, information sharing, screening, testing with RDT kits, medical support for confirmed cases in hospitals and isolation, vaccination of staff and dependents, distribution of personal protective equipment and reporting to EMAT doctor and project manager and sub-office.

9. Attending relevant internal EMAT/WFP meetings and external meetings and representation as requested with appropriate guidance.

10. Perform entry medical examination for new recruits either complete or partial in consultation with EMAT doctors and submit accurate reports.

11. Participate in wellness campaigns like screening for cardiovascular diseases, wellness screening and vaccinations and other wellness activities.

12. Proper documentation for all EMAT consultations and other activities and protect the privacy and confidentiality of all patient information in accordance with WFP privacy policies, procedures, and practices, and in accordance with general principles of professionalism as a health care provider.

13. Participate in education and training for all staff, other doctors and nurses and provide relevant training as requested including but not limited, to occupational health and safety, personal protection against communicable diseases like COVID19, first aid training, and vaccination among others.

14. Conduct nutrition assessment and counseling for both WFP staff and their dependants at least twice per year.

15. Advice and support WFP staff and their dependants to take general health check-ups at least once per year.

16. Perform any other clinical or business support tasks as may be requested by the EMAT doctor, projected manager, Head of Sub office or delegated authority

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THE FOLLOWING SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE ARE ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS (NURSE -BSA):

  • Good nursing skills, knowledge of first aid delivery in case of emergencies
  • Knowledge of critical primary medical conditions and management
  • Good knowledge of different classes of pharmaceuticals, consumables, and medical equipment
  • Good knowledge of stock inventory methods (spreadsheet), understanding of cold chain system, packing & dispatching of medications, consumables, etc. keeping appropriate stock balance
  • Knowledge of medical and general administering and management

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Job requirements

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STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Degree in Registered Nursing, public health officer degree or higher with a valid practicing license.

Experience: Minimum 5 years of experience in nursing, of which at least 3 years should be in a capacity directly relevant to the current position, preferably in a UN medical service or equivalent humanitarian environment.

Knowledge and Skills:    

Accurate, dependable, and able to retain composure during emergency situations.

  • Knowledge of specialized nursing practices and methods gained through relevant technical training and experience.
  • BLS, ACLS/ALS, PHTLS training and certification is an added advantage
  • Ability to respect and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to make independent, precise decisions requiring speed and sound judgment.
  • Ability to manage medical emergency situations with limited resources.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, staff, volunteers, the community and a wide range of agencies and professionals.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written and presentation).
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people of both genders and diverse national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Skills in designing and delivering training/information sessions on a number of subjects and the ability to adapt those to different audiences.
  • Knowledge of specialized common business practices and methods gained through relevant technical training and experience.
  • Time management

Language:   

  • Fluency in English has required knowledge of other UN languages is desirable.
  • Knowledge of duty station language is a requirement for the Somalia region and Amharic is desirable for other duty station

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITY:

  • Accurate, dependable, and able to retain composure during emergency situations.
  • Ability to respect and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to make independent, precise decisions requiring speed and sound judgment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, staff, volunteers, the community and a wide range of agencies and professionals.
  • Ability to make independent, precise decisions requiring speed and sound judgment.
  • Ability to manage medical emergency situations with limited resources and supervision.
  • Excellent clinical knowledge and skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written and presentation).
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people of both genders and diverse national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Skills in designing and delivering training/information sessions on a number of subjects and the ability to adapt those to different audiences.

4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES

Purpose

  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Helps teammates articulate WFP’s Strategic Objectives.
  • Be a force for positive change: Suggests potential improvements to the team’s work processes to the supervisor.
  • Make the mission inspiring to our team: Explains the impact of WFP activities in beneficiary communities to teammates.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Articulates how our own unit’s responsibilities will serve WFP’s mission.

People

  • Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Trains junior teammates on new skills and capabilities.
  • Create an inclusive culture: Seeks opportunities to work with people from different backgrounds.
  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Serves as a peer coach for colleagues in the same area of work.
  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Tracks progress toward goals and share this information on a regular basis with the supervisor.

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Performance

  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Explores ways to consistently be more efficient and accurate in own areas of work and shares new methods of work with colleagues.
  • Focus on getting results: Focuses on getting results and tracks trends in completion rates for own tasks to identify opportunities for efficiency.
  • Make commitments and make good on commitments: Takes responsibility for own tasks and notifies supervisor as soon as possible of potential delays in meeting deadlines or commitments.
  • Be Decisive: Independently decides what action to take when faced with critical choices in the workplace or in dangerous situations in the field.

Partnership

  • Connect and share across WFP units: Suggests opportunities for partnering with other units to the supervisor.
  • Build strong external partnerships: Identifies opportunities to work with colleagues and partners in the field towards common goals.
  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Develops an understanding of the value of WFP’s teams and external partners in fulfilling the team’s goals and objectives.
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Aligns own activities with supervisor’s priorities to fulfill internal and external partner needs..

Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

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How to Apply

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