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Job Overview

Organizational Setting and Reporting

This post is located in the Medical Services Section in the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). The incumbent will be under the overall supervision of the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for emergency medical support including medical evacuations and may be assigned to perform medical-related security training programs in the Security Section.


Within delegated authority, the Paramedic will be responsible for the following duties: Medical Support

  •  Provides emergency assistance to patients as a first responder.
  •  Coordinates medical evacuations and cooperations with DHMOSH, New York, and receiving facilities in home countries.
  •  Assists in providing medical support during evacuation and repatriation and advises on the requirement for evacuation and/or escorts patients if needed.
  •  Attends routine medical needs.
  •  Identifies and plans material, supplies and equipment requirement and raises requisitions accordingly.
  •  Liaises with Procurement and the Supply Sections to establish essential contracts for the mission.
  •  Updates on equipment and supplies, maintenance program and disposable waste/management. Responsible for the preparation and updating emergency/trauma/evacuation kits.
  •  Concludes or closes medical evacuation files to enable staff members submit claims. eNU49uM DYaVD3
  •  Assists in making arrangements for the deceased.
  •  Provides inputs for drafting mass casualty and medical evacuation plan.
  •  Develops logistical plans to support field satellite clinics and follows up on implementation.
  •  Performs medical briefing for incoming staff, updates monthly medical reports.
  •  Performs other duties, as required. Medical-related Security Training
  •  Assists and participates as a facilitator for medical-related security training conducted in other entities of the United Nations Security Management System (UNSMS), as required.
  •  Participates and assists as a facilitator to the UNDSS standardized programs of instructions being delivered at the mission level (SSAFE, ETB, IFAK, etc.), as required.
  •  Contributes to the delivery of medical-related security training to security and non-security personnel.
  •  Provides information to be included in the security training reports for medical-related security training programs.
  •  Ensures that all venues and logistics required for the training and learning activities are provided.


Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of relevant UN administrative policies and procedures. 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work. Client orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view. Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect. Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions. Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems. Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects. Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client. 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.


University degree (B.S. or equivalent) in nursing is required. National registration and License as professional Nurse is required. Technical or vocational certificate as a Resuscitation Nurse/Flight Nurse, Paramedic or Medical Technician from an accredited institution is a requirement.

Job – Specific Qualification

Emergency Trauma Bag (ETB) Instructor certification is required. Individual First Aid Kit-First Responder Course (IFAT-FRC) Instructor certification is desirable. Certificates in ECG (Electrocardiogram), CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) or Basic Life Support are desirable.

Work Experience

At least eight years of progressively responsible experience in paramedic, Intensive Care or related areas is required. Experience working on medical emergencies in a conflict or post-conflict environment is required. Experience in conducting medical-related security training in a field setting is required. Experience of having served in Iraq or places with similar security dynamics is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

This position is temporarily available until 31 December 2024. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment. While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post. Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station. This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates”, who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15. The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. Staff Members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all Staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures. Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply. Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation. Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as “retirement.” Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment. Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment. Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process. By accepting a letter of appointment, staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General, who may assign them to any of the activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). Further, staff members in the Professional and higher category up to and including the D-2 level and the Field Service category are normally required to move periodically to discharge functions in different duty stations under conditions established in ST/AI/2023/3 on Mobility, as may be amended or revised. This condition of service applies to all position specific job openings and does not apply to temporary positions. Applicants are urged to carefully follow all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira, and to refer to the Applicant Guide by clicking on “Manuals” in the “Help” tile of the inspira account-holder homepage. The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application. Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

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