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11 Apr 2022

Medical Officer, Service Contract (Gode) at United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

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Job Description

The World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to build a pathway to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Clinical Duties:
  • Provide evidenced based primary care, preventive, curative, promotive and rehabilitative to all eligible family and staff members as established by the ET CO.
  • Provide first-aid and emergency response and care to the staff and their recognized dependents.
  • Perform diagnostic and laboratory tests such as: ECG and rapid laboratory (malaria RDT, urine dipstick, etc).
  • Assist in the follow-up of previously diagnosed chronic medical conditions for which treatment has already been started.
  • Provide early detection in mental health cases and arrange referral to appropriate specialists to facilitate proper treatment and follow up support.
  • Dispense generic medications properly according evidenced based medicine, in line with international standards and reviewing instructions with patients.
  • Administer medication, injection, vaccination, initiate intravenous fluids fluid, dressing, stitching, minor foreign body extraction, and other medical procedures as prescribed.
  • Provide COVID19 guidelines and follow up the staff and their dependents by providing testing, covid mitigation measures and follow up of isolated cases.
  • Rotate to sub office locations to perform the above and reporting on the health status of staff and local (emergency) medical support options.
  • Participate in UN COVID19 vaccination campaign as requested, collecting data and sending reports as required.
  • Work with and technically support the screening nurses on COVID19 related issues as well as support them when dealing with any medical issues in coordination with head doctor.
  • Consult with the Head Doctor when a given presenting problem goes beyond scope of practice/experience
  • Maintain electronic medical records of patients in locked and secured manner with regular backup.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality with regards to patient’s medical records, patient management and treatment.
  • Assist in coordinating and providing to Head Doctor or UN Agency Doctors the essential clinical information for medical evacuations as needed.
  • Provide medical emergency care and in providing medical support during evacuation and repatriation and advise evacuees on the requirements for evacuation and/or escorting patients if needed.
  • Determine patient disposition when necessary (e.g. continued observation and primary treatment, referral, medical evacuation or other);
  • Be available and on-call for consultation 24 hours.
  • Plan health promotion and illness/injury prevention training campaigns for WFP and other UN agency employees in coordination with the WFP Wellness Division.
  • Facilitate referral to appropriate qualified specialist or to other qualified hospitals/private clinics, as required.
  • Participate in weekly peer review meetings with Head Doctor to review clinical cases.
  • Ensure preparedness of employees travelling on missions or reassignments, including administration of appropriate vaccines, instructions on malaria prophylaxis and other travel- related ailments; Perform other related duties as required.

Medical Administrative Duties

  • Recommend medical evacuation when required to the Head Doctor or regional medical doctor.
  • Undertake Entry, Periodic/Exit Medical Examinations, provide certificate for Sick Leave when appropriate, make recommendations for Medical Travel as needed.
  • Maintain strict patient confidentiality by not sharing medical records with agency/employer Ensure proper follow up and if required, referral on all cases.
  • Document all case findings, referrals, and follow up; Establish good relations with reliable hospitals and private medical facilities.
  • Ensure that proper medical records are kept in a strictly confidential manner.
  • Perform any other duties as requested by the Head Doctor or EMAT project manager.

Administrative Duties

  • Maintain up-to-date inventory of the EMAT Clinic Pharmacies, medical/diagnostic supplies, equipment, and consumables requesting replenishment before running out and sending inventory report to the project manager as required.
  • Maintain a 24-hour roster of available specialists for referral and treatment.
  • Check equipment and supplies at every rotation and maintains them in working order.
  • Ensure that any single use medical instruments are properly disposed of any reusable medical instruments are properly sterilized.
  • Maintain the clinic in a neat, clean, well-organized condition.
  • Sending timely and accurate consultation report and other activity reports to the project manager as requested.
  • Participate in internal meetings and in external meeting representing EMAT as requested.
  • Perform other related duties as required.


  • University degree in Medicine or demonstrably equivalent studies from a recognized institution. Registration as a General Practitioner in the country of origin is required. (Doctorate, Masters or equivalent is an added advantage).
  • Additional training and certification in emergency cases management will be an advantage (ACLS/PHTLS).

Experience: Minimum five (5) years of progressively responsible professional post graduate experience relevant to the field is required. Experience either working in a hardship location under difficult and insecure environments is an asset.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Specialist expertise in the assessment of medical health needs and the assessment of risk.
  • Demonstrated skills to create a trusted environment in which patients can talk confidentially.
  • Ability to manage medical emergency situations with limited resources.
  • Excellent clinical knowledge and skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written and presentation).
  • Analytical ability
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people of both genders and diverse national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Skills in designing and delivering trainings/information sessions on a number of subjects and ability to adapt those to different audiences.
  • Time management

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English. Knowledge of other local languages is an added advantage

Method of Application

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Closing Date : 20 April. 2022


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