senior nurse, fs5
unami, baghdad - iraq

Posting Title:Senior Nurse, FS5
Department/Office:United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq
Duty Station:BAGHDAD
Posting Period:23 January 2018 – 21 February 2018
Job Opening Number:18-Medical-UNAMI-91987-R-Baghdad (M)
Staffing ExerciseN/A


United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in Baghdad in the Medical Section of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). The Senior Nurse reports to the Chief Medical Officer.


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

•Attend the day-to-day activities at the clinic in a full time basis and goes on-call 24/7 when required.

•Respond to emergency calls and assist the Medical Officers in providing medical care. 

•Perform ECG, and other medical exams such as blood tests, glucose, cholesterol and urine exams, as required.

•Maintain and organize the medical clinic for any emergency, identifies and plans for clinics’ required consumables/ supplies and equipment requirements and raises lists accordingly.

•Assess needs of clients visiting the clinic ensuring good bedside manners, provide care/advice accordingly, and facilitate referral to the UN Medical Officer/ identified level 2 hospital.

•Assist in providing health education and participate in addressing work environment, occupational health and other specific health issues.

•Maintains medical inventory and supplies and distributes medical supplies to outstations.

•Assist in the pharmacy, arrangement of the drugs and medical supplies including inventory, monthly consumptions, expired drugs.

•Assist/escort in medevac procedures, arrange and prepare the body of the deceased prior to repatriation of dead body.

•Supervise nurses on daily basis to ensure quality health care is delivered to all UN staff.

•Performs other duties as and when required.

Work implies frequent interaction with the following:

•Staff at large throughout the mission

•Staff within the work unit

•Staff counselors

•Medical Doctors and nursing staff of referral hospital.

Results expected:

•Independent responsibility for planning and implementation of own work plan and that of other nursing staff as delegated by the Chief Medical officer.

•Promotion and maintenance of health care in the mission including prevention of health hazards for all staff.

•Effectively develops staff under his/her supervision, including their on-going learning and development on continued nursing education.


Professionalism: 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.

Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ 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 clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems, Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects, Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.


High school or equivalent diploma is required. Certificate as Registered Professional Nurse to practice by a recognized and accredited national institution or board is required. Technical or vocational certificate in a nursing programme, ECG, CPR or Basic Life Support is an asset. First level bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in nursing or related field is desirable.

Work Experience

A minimum of eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in clinical, intensive care and health administration. Supervisory experience in UN mission administration with knowledge and understanding of relevant UN administrative policies and procedures is an asset. Experienced in planning, training, and responding mass casualty is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the positions advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Working knowledge of Arabic is desirable.


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

Special Notice

Extension of the appointment is subject to Extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.
– 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.
– An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential. All staff of the Ethics Office are required to submit a financial disclosure statement upon appointment and annually thereafter. 
– This vacancy is subject to availability of post. Staff members of the United Nations Secretariat must fulfill the lateral move requirements to be eligible to apply for this vacancy. Staff members are requested to indicate all qualifying lateral moves in their Personal History Profile (PHP) and cover note.

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 or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, 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.

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.

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.

No Fee


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