Posting Title:Medical Officer, P3
Department/Office:United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali
Duty Station:BAMAKO
Posting Period:01 October 2020 – 30 October 2020
Job Opening Number:20-Medical-MINUSMA-142392-R-Bamako (M)
Staffing ExerciseN/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

The position of Medical Officer (Medical Evacuation and Emergency Coordination) is located in the Medical Services Section of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). The incumbent will be based in Bamako and will report to the Chief Medical Officer.


Within delegated authority, the Medical Officer (Medical Evacuation and Emergency Coordination) will be responsible for the following duties:

Primary duties:

• Plan, coordinate and monitor reporting, transportation, technical, logistical arrangements to ensure safe, timely and effective performance in life, limb and sight saving processes for UN peacekeepers and personnel and any other authorized personnel.
• Establish contact and make necessary arrangements with referring hospitals for effective and clinically acceptable hand-over of the patients.
• Coordinate all medical referrals and evacuations with UN and other regional clinics and hospitals.
• Liaise with different stakeholders and other entities such as Joint Operations Centre (JOC) Aviation, Movement Control (MovCon), aeromedical evacuation teams (AMET), Security and other Sections to ensure casualty and medical evacuations, referrals and repatriations are done in compliance with UN policies, procedures and standards
• Ensure that casualty evacuations are in compliance with the 10-1-2 or any other recommended timelines.
• Arrange and coordinate with specialists and treating physicians for timely consultation and further management of patients to limit long waiting hours, absences from duty and prolonged unnecessary stays outside the duty station.
• Make regular visits to in-patients in referral medical facilities and participate in clinical reviews of patients within and outside the Mission area
• Undertake day-to-day occupational health duties: pre-placement and periodic medical examinations prepare UN staff for travelling providing immunizations, malaria prophylaxis, travel kits, etc.
• Undertakes day-to-day clinical duties, e.g. walk-in clinic, emergencies.
• Refers staff to outside specialists and necessary follow- up, as necessary.

Medico Administrative Duties:

• Liaises with UN-Military Medical Units in the mission and host-nation medical facilities.
• Follows the United Nations established policies and procedures regarding medical clearances, sick leave and medical evacuations/repatriations.
• Participates in drafting and implementation of business continuity and crises preparedness plans for the duty station/mission.
• Establish structured reporting, data collection, processing and analysis in an appropriate database that will enable monitoring and evaluation of medical referrals, evacuations and repatriations in support of Mission Medical Intelligence.
• Support and participate in budget and invoice processing and other administrative functions in relation to medical evacuations or any other clinical functions.
• Manages day-to-day mission medical support operations by ensuring availability of medical supplies and proper functioning of medical equipment.
• Deputizes for a more senior Medical Officer during his/her absence.

Work implies frequent interaction with the following:

Staff at large; staff within work unit;
Staff counsellors;
Senior management throughout the Organization;
All specialized agencies;
Military Physicians;
Physicians and representatives of Laboratories, Pharmaceutical Companies, Medical Associations and Societies.

Results Expected:

Achieves goals and objectives through the provision of high level medical support to ensure the sound physical and mental health of UN staff in the field.


•Professionalism: Knowledge of clinical, occupational and tropical/travel medicine. Formal training in CPR and, preferably in BCLS and ACLS or equivalent emergency medical care and medical evacuation and logistics. 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.

•Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

•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.

•Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.


Doctorate (MD) or equivalent in medicine. Advanced Cardiac and Trauma Life Support or disaster management is desirable. Training in flight medicine or medical evacuation is an added advantage.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in medical field as a medical doctor or Medical Administrator is required.
Prior experience in flight medicine, coordinating or overseeing medical evacuations is desirable.
Experience of working in the UN, military or an International organization especially in conflict areas and adverse living conditions is desirable


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required and knowledge of French is an asset


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

Special Notice

The appointment or assignment and renewal thereofare subject to the availability of the post or funds, budgetary approval or extension of the mandate.


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.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

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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