UN World Food Programme Emergency Nurse - Paramedic Service Contract Jobs in Ethiopia

UN World Food Programme Emergency Nurse - Paramedic Service Contract Jobs in Ethiopia

About WFP

  • The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

    Organizational Context

  • This job will be located in either WFP Kebridehar Sub Office. The Emergency nurse reports technically to the Chief Medical Officer and Administratively to EMAT project manager for the routine administrative issues.

    Job Purpose

  • The emergency nurse/paramedic will provide emergency care (Basic Life Support and Advance Cardiac Life Support) to WFP personnel and staff of other UN agencies or international Non-Governmental Organizations as the case may be in the allocated duty station and their eligible dependents.

  • He/she will assist in providing primary health care services.

  • He/or she will be responsible for preparing patients for referrals to hospitals or during medical evacuation to Addis Ababa and accompany them where applicable.

    Key Accountabilities

    Position involves serving as a Paramedic/Emergency nurse for the Ethiopia Medical Assistance Team to provide:

  • Respond to emergency and non-emergency services and attends to calls duties calmly, efficiently, and promptly.

  • Provide basic and advanced Cardiac Life support services of pre-hospital, inter-hospital, and emergency service care using equipment meant for basic life support functions, cardiac monitoring, cardiac defibrillation, administration of anti-arrhythmic agents, securing intravenous lines for the administration of parenteral therapy, administration of specific medications, and solutions as prescribed by the physician;

  • He/or she must be able to use ventilation devices, provide trauma care including immobilization of fractures, stop bleeding and other techniques in line with American Heart Association BLSD, ACLS and PHTLS/ATLS guidelines or any other guidelines from a recognized resuscitation association.

  • Accompanying patients that are referred to local hospitals or medically evacuated in coordination with the Chief Medical Officer or other physician working in the clinic and management, while maintaining patients’ confidentiality.

  • Support in delivering primary health care including dispensing prescribed medicines and perform minor procedures and in absence of the doctor, liaise with the local hospital to ensure appropriate care is given to the patient or communicate with the available doctor by telephone for guidance.

  • Conduct training for other healthcare providers including doctors and other nurses in different Duty Station on emergency care (BLS and ACLS).

  • Properly document patient’s history, procedures carried out and medications given and regular state in accordance with EMAT/WFP policies and procedures including entering data in the available electronic record.

  • 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.

  • Regularly verify the equipment, medications in the ambulance to ensure they are functioning and not expired, including making requests to replenish used items or near expiry ones.

  • Participate in wellness campaigns like screening for CVDs and vaccinations and other wellness activities prepare and submit required reports on time and attending relevant meetings and other EMAT/WFP activities.

  • Observe prescribed health and safety precautions in the performance of all tasks

  • Stock management and maintain all pharmaceutical and medical equipment in the clinic in good work condition at all time

  • Run the clinic in absence of the doctor with coordination with head doctor and project manager submitting weekly and monthly report.

  • Perform any other assignments as required.

    Additional Duties:

  • May be required to scan or perform other office duties.

  • Perform other related work as directed by EMAT Project Manager and Head Doctor.

    Standard Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: The incumbent must be a holder of a bachelor’s degree or 3 years training diploma in nursing and certificate in emergency care from accredited schools.

  • Must have certifications in BLS, and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification, and preferably prehospital trauma life
    support (PHTLS) or advance trauma life support (ATLS).


  • A minimum of five years in emergency medicine, remote medicine, flight medicine, ICU, or critical care. Experience either working in a hardship location under very difficult and insecure environments is an asset.

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

    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 trainings /information sessions on a number of subjects and ability to adapt those to different audiences.

    4Ps Core Organisational Capabilities


  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Coaches team in the most effective ways to communicate WFP’s Strategic Objectives to WFP team and partners in the field.

  • Be a force for positive change: Implements new methods or tools to improve team’s work processes and productivity.

  • Make the mission inspiring to our team: Maps team’s activities and tasks to specific successes in beneficiary communities to showcase positive impact.

  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Explains to teammates how each unit contributes to the overall WFP mission.


  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Identifies skill development opportunities such as training modules or on-the-job experiences for self, colleagues and direct reports.

  • Create an inclusive culture: Facilitates team building activities to build rapport in own unit.

  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Facilitates the pairing of junior colleagues with coaches within own team.

  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Proactively anticipates potential challenges and develops mitigation plans to ensure that team meets goals and targets.


  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Identifies opportunities to be creative in own work and to help team be more innovative and accurate in their respective tasks and areas of work.

  • Focus on getting results: Monitors team’s deliverables and provides feedback to ensure outcomes are delivered consistently and accurately.

  • Make commitments and make good on commitments: Provides accurate guidance to team on expected responsibilities and tasks, whilst also upholding own commitment to the team.

  • Be Decisive: Sets an example and provides guidance to junior team members on when to escalate issues when faced with challenging issues in the workplace or in the field.


  • Connect and share across WFP units: Facilitates partnerships with other WFP units to accomplish missions in the field.

  • Build strong external partnerships: Sets an example and provides guidance to team on how to build relationships with external partners.

  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Articulates to colleagues or direct reports the value of contributing to other WFP teams and agency partnerships in fulfilling WFP’s goals and objectives.

  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Organizes, monitors, and prioritizes own and team’s efforts to ensure that they will fulfill the needs of internal and external partners.

    How to Apply:

  • For more information and job application details, see; UN World Food Programme Emergency Nurse - Paramedic Service Contract Jobs in Ethiopia

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