United Nations Nurse Jobs in Kenya

United Nations Nurse Jobs in Kenya

Org. Setting and Reporting

  • The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) is the UN headquarters in Africa and the representative office of the Secretary-General. UNON support programme implementation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) globally, as well as the global Resident Coordinator System (RCS) and other UN offices in Kenya, by providing Administrative, conference, Security and information services (www.unon.org).This position is located in the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) Human Resources Management Service (HRMS) in the United Nations Joint Medical Service (JMS).

  • Under the direct supervision of the Head Nurse, the incumbent will perform the following duties:


  • Man, the 24-hour Medical Situation Control Centre (SITCEN), on shift work rotation basis (which covers day and Night shifts):

  • Respond to Medical emergency calls in Gigiri and any mass casualties affecting UN in the entire region;

  • Assist Medical Officer in providing adequate care to patients;

  • Ensure effective liaison between patient and private doctor, paramedics, family members and colleagues as appropriate;

  • Visit hospitalized patients and writes medical reports;

  • Ensure that patients being evacuated have travel documents and book patients to the admitting hospitals;

  • Order and/or undertake bedside and laboratory diagnostic and screening tests such as ECG, x-rays, laboratory and other tests as required;

  • Ambulance operation may be required during emergencies.

  • Assess needs of clients visiting the walk-in clinic by undertaking clerkship, physical examination, diagnosis and providing care/advice accordingly or facilitate referral to the UN Medical Officer or to an outside physician as indicated.

  • Conduct phlebotomy to client with proper sample identification and processing to the laboratory.

  • Ensure preparedness of staff traveling on mission or reassignment including administration of appropriate vaccine, instruction on malaria prophylaxis and other travel related ailments; Instructs on the content and potential of uses of the travel kit.

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

  • Perform other related duties as required.


  • Professionalism: Knowledge of major medical office equipment and ability to use them in emergency situations; Knowledge of basic diagnostic equipment and ability to use them; Knowledge of modern medical information technology and solid computer skill. 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring
    the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects 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.

  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.


  • High school diploma or equivalent is required. Bachelor of Nursing degree OR Diploma in nursing - Kenya Registered Nurse (KRN) Or Kenya Registered Community Health Nurse(KRCHN) diploma is desirable.

    Job - Specific Qualification

  • Current registration and license with the Nursing Council of Kenya allowing unrestricted nursing practice in Kenya required.

  • Formal certification in CPR in either BCLS, PHTLS, ETB, ACLS, ATLS or equivalent emergency medical certification is required.

  • Training in infectious disease is desirable.

    Work Experience

  • A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible work experience in Nursing or related field is required.

  • At least two (2) years experience in emergency medical services and infectious disease management is required.

  • Experience working in an occupational health setting is desirable.

  • Experience in pandemic preparedness, outbreak field surveillance and contact tracing is desirable.

  • Experience in travel health nursing is desirable.


  • English and French are the working knowledge of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English and Kiswahili or Swahili is required. Knowledge of another UN language is desirable.

  • NOTE: "fluency equals a rating of "fluent" in all four areas (read, write, speak, understand) and " Knowledge of" equals a rating of " confident" in two of the four areas.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; United Nations Nurse Jobs in Kenya

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