UNON Medical Officer Jobs in Kenya

UNON Medical Officer Jobs in Kenya

Org. Setting and Reporting

  • The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) is the UN headquarters in Africa and the Director-General of UNON is the representative of the Secretary-General in Kenya. UNON supports programme implementation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP),the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the Resident Coordination System (RCS) globally, as well as other UN offices in Kenya, by providing administrative, security, conference and information services ( post is located in UNON Human Resources Management Service, Joint Medical Service. Under the direct supervision of Chief, Joint Medical Service, the incumbent is responsible for:


    Clinical Duties:

  • Coordinate the clinical management of UN patients admitted at the COVID treatment facility operated by The Nairobi Hospital.

  • Assist with the coordination of medical evacuations, emergencies etc. ensures effective liaison between patient and private doctor, paramedics, family members, and colleagues as appropriate.

  • Coordinate with relevant ministry of health teams, The Nairobi Hospital teams, UN medical services teams, contracted service providers and partners in contact tracking and surveillance for COVID-19 cases, testing, treatment and prevention activities.

  • Perform day-to-day clinical duties, e.g. attending to walk- in clinic.

  • Pre- placement and periodic medical examinations.

  • Immunizations, travel advice.

  • Refer staff to and follow up with outside specialists as necessary.

  • Provide health education and medical counseling to clients.

  • organize/participate in addressing work environment and occupational health issues.

  • Emergency response on 24/7 basis, as and when required; be on call during and outside office hours to observe and treat emergencies in the clinic.

  • Undertake house calls and hospital rounds when required.

    Medico-administrative Duties:

  • Liaise with other dispensaries and host-nation medical facilities.

  • Follow the United Nations established policies and procedures regarding medical clearances, sick leave and medical evacuations.

  • Recommend medical evacuation when required.

  • Responsible for all paperwork and reporting procedures for medical evacuations in line with UN Rules and procedures.

  • Ensure proper follow up on all cases.

  • Application of terms of reference in Administration manuals for rules and regulations regarding UN clinic operations.

  • Responsible for the supervision and distribution of work for the nurses and other staff assigned to the fever clinic.

  • Responsible for establishing good relations with reliable hospitals, private medical facilities and blood banks.

    Supervisory Administrative Duties:

  • Ensure that appropriate training programs relating to COVID-19 are implemented in order to maintain and develop the medical capabilities (e.g. health awareness, COVID-19 prevention, isolation and quarantine, hospital transfer).

  • Undertake medical clearance according to UN guidelines and procedures.

  • Undertake 'outpatient' treatment and immunization requirements.

  • Responsible for regular reporting on clinic activities, medical facilities available locally and other statistical information as may be required.

  • Perform other related duties as required.


    Demonstrated knowledge and hands on experience in clinical medicine; 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.

    Planning and 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.

    Judgement and Decision Making: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly; Gathers relevant information before making a decision Considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; Takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization; Proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information; Checks assumptions against facts; Determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; Makes tough decisions when necessary.


  • An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in medicine (MBChB / MMed/ MPH) or in a related area is required. Must be Registered with Kenya Medical and Dental Practitioners Board. A post-graduate diploma in infectious diseases is desirable. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree.

    Work Experience

  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in the medical field or related area is required.

  • At least two years experience working in emergency medical field (e.g. working in ICU / CCU/ A&E/ Ambulance operations etc.) is required.

  • Experience in the use MS Office software and used of databases is required.

  • At least two (2) years experience in managing infectious diseases 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. Fluency in Swahili or Kiswahili is required.

    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; UNON Medical Officer Jobs in Kenya

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