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Deputy Chief Medical Officer in Nairobi

  United Nations   
  Nairobi, Kenya
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Job Summary

The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) is the UN Headquarters in Africa and the representative office of the Secretary-General. It supports programme implementation of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Human Settlements Programme (UNHABITAT) globally, as well as other UN offices in Kenya, by providing administrative, conference and information technology services. This post is located in the Joint Medical Services Unit, Human Resources and Management Service. Under the supervision of the Chief Medical Officer.


·Develop and implement an occupational health and safety program for the UN compound in Gigiri, incorporating input from staff and management, key sections including facilities, security and senior management.
·Develop and implement an emergency medical preparedness system for the duty station in close liaison with the Security and Safety Services Service and the Business Continuity Services of UNON. 
·Design and develop a system to ensure efficient services provision at the UN clinic
·Undertake day-to-day clinical duties, e.g. walk-in clinic, emergencies, pre-placement and periodic medical examinations, immunizations etc.
·Refers staff to outside specialists as necessary
·Follows-up with outside specialists
·Provides health education
·Organizes/Participates in addressing work environment and occupational health issues
·Advises Administration on medical standards for recruitment, sick leave, and medical evacuations as per United Nations policies and guidelines.
·Manages/Supports day-to-day operations.
·Deputizes for the Chief Medical Officer during his/her absence.
·Supervises UN Cares coordinator, medical officers, Staff counselor, UN Cares coordination officer, laboratory technicians and nurses; ensures availability of supplies and proper functioning of medical equipment.
·Ensures appropriate training programs are implemented in order to maintain and develop the medical capabilities (e.g. health education, HIV/AIDS prevention, first aid and CPR).

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract typePermanent
Job typeFull Time
Area of workMedical, health
SeniorityManager (team leader)

Job Requirements

Required education

Post-graduate education

Required relevant work experience

7 years

Required skills
  • Medicine
  • Following care plans
  • Medication and prescription administration
  • Training delivery
  • Work place safety

Required languages
  • English
    (Spoken:  | Written: )

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United Nations

Non-profit, social work

Company size:

1000+ people

The United Nations Office at Nairobi, the UN headquarters in Africa, was established by the General Assembly in 1996. The office is headed by a Director-General, at the Under-Secretary-General level, serves as the representative office of the Secretary-General in Nairobi and performs representation and liaison functions with permanent missions, the host-country and other Governments, and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations in Nairobi, as well as other organizations of the United Nations system in Kenya; facilitates cooperation between the United Nations and regional organizations; provides administrative and other support services to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat); provides joint and common services to other organizations of the United Nations system in Kenya, as applicable; and manages and implements the programmes of administration, conference services and public information and provides security and safety services for United Nations staff and facilities in the United Nations Office at Nairobi.

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