Senior Nurse at United Nations January 2022

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Job Opening
Posting Title:SENIOR NURSE, FS5
Department/Office:International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals
Duty Station:ARUSHA
Posting Period:12 January 2022 – 10 February 2022
Job Opening Number:22-Medical-RMT-172153-R-Arusha (R)
Staffing ExerciseN/A

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Administration Division, Registry, of the IRMCT Arusha branch. Under the supervision and direction of the Senior Medical Officer.


  • Responds to emergency calls and assists the Medical Officer in providing adequate care; ensures effective liaison between patient and private doctor, paramedics, family members, and colleagues as appropriate; documents case findings.
  • Performs clinical assessment of clients visiting the walk-in clinic; provides care/advice accordingly or facilitates referral to the UN Medical Officer or to an outside physician, as indicated.
  • Ensures preparedness of staff travelling on missions or reassignments, including administration of appropriate vaccine, instructions on malaria prophylaxis and other travel-related ailments. Instructs on the content and potential uses of the travel kit.
  • Manages the day to day operations of the Medical Unit, including administrative aspects
  • Assists in providing health education and health promotion programs; participates in work environment assessment, e.g. office ergonomics, and addresses other occupational health issues.
  • Performs other related duties as required.



  • Knowledge of clinical, occupational and travel nursing. 
  • Formal training in CPR / BLS and, preferably, in ACLS and ATLS / PHTLS or equivalent emergency medical care.
  •  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.

Planning and Organising: 

  • 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.


  • Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments.
  • Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards. Operates in compliance with organisational regulations and rules.
  • Supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments.
  • Takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
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.


Professional Nursing qualification from an accredited school of Nursing required. National registration and Nursing license are also required. A Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing is highly desirable.

Job – Specific Qualification

A license in nursing is required.

Work Experience

Minimum of eight (8) years relevant experience in nursing.


English and French are the working languages of the Mechanism. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of Kinyarwanda is an asset.


There may be an assessment exercise for qualified candidates followed by a competency-based interview.

Special Notice

  • 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.
  • The appointment is limited to the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals. 
  • Appointment of the successful candidate on this position will be limited to the initial funding of the post.
  • Extension of the appointment is subject to the extension of the mandate and/or the availability of funds.
  • As the international tribunals are not integrated in the Secretariat, UN Staff Members serve on assignment or secondment from their parent department/office if selected.
  • Appointments of staff members in the United Nations are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General. 
  • Staff Members are expected to move periodically to new functions in accordance with established rules and procedures, and may in this context be reassigned by the Secretary-General throughout the Organization based on the changing needs and mandates.
  • The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. 
  • The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities.
  • Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

Roster candidates must express their interest and availability for published job openings by submitting an updated PHP and cover letter.

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.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c).

In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side 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.

No Fee



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