FOR PALESTINE REFUGEES IN THE NEAR EAST
UNRWA is a United Nations agency established by the General Assembly in 1949 and is mandated to provide assistance and protection to a population of some 5 million registered Palestine refugees. Its mission is to help Palestine refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, West Bank and the Gaza Strip to achieve their full potential in human development, pending a just solution to their plight. UNRWA’s services encompass education, health care, relief and social services, camp infrastructure and improvement, microfinance and emergency assistance. UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions. For its local team, UNRWA is seeking to employ a qualified:
Obstetrician/Gynecologist for Irbid Area & Jordan Valley
Vacancy Announcement Number JF/09/2017
Contract Status Fixed Term Appointment Or Limited Duration Contract
Contract Duration Two options:
- Fixed term: Grade L8, JD 1752 & 500 Fils. Plus SOA & Supplementary Allowance 15 % of basic salary. Other benefits include Provident Fund contribution (15% of basic salary paid by the Agency), medical insurance and 36 days of annual leave. Dependency benefits are subject to eligibility.
- LDC: Band “g” the salary range between JD 1731.60 to JD 2604.900, depending on qualifications & Experience
Duty Station Irbid Area & Jordan Valley
Issue Date 13 February 2017
Deadline for Applications 26 February 2017
Place in the Organisation
The incumbent of this post is responsible to the Field Family Health Officer and provides technical guidance to all medical staff on maternal health.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
· Is responsible for examination, management and follow-up of high-risk pregnancies and other women with special needs referred to him/her by the Health Centre Medical Officers and provides feedback to the referring Medical Officers on management plans with respect to such women;
· Examines and treats all women with gynecological and/or obstetrical problems referred to him/her by the Health Centre Medical Officers according to a rotating work schedule prepared by the Chief, Field Health Programme and provides feedback on the outcome of care;
· Maintains close coordination with maternity hospitals in order to ensure feedback on high-risk pregnancies referred for delivery or special care;
· Plans and directs the in-service training of medical and nursing staff on safe reproductive health practices and insertion of intra-uterine devices;
· Participates in the organization and conduct of health services research relevant to maternal health;
· Performs such other duties as may be assigned.
· A university degree in medicine from a recognized university including an internship of at least twelve-month duration;
· An advanced degree in obstetrics and gynecology specialty;
· A valid governmental license to practice medicine in the Field to which he/she is assigned.
· A minimum of six years’ experience in gynecology and obstetrics after obtaining the degree in this discipline.
· Excellent command of spoken and written English and Arabic.
· Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others in a team environment and with people of diverse backgrounds, culture and nationalities;
· Strong personality, tactfulness, patience and dedication;
· Demonstrated ability to organize and implement training programmes and to develop staff;
· Ability to work under pressure and cope with heavy workload.
When the minimum requirements are not fully met, the Director of UNRWA Operations may exceptionally substitute part of the unmet requirements with a combination of relevant academic qualifications, additional professional training and progressive relevant work experience.
NB: Work experience alone or formal qualifications with no relevant work experience are not considered an acceptable combination.
How to Apply
Applicants are required to register at http://jobs.unrwa.org by creating a personal profile and completing an UNRWA Personal History Form. Please note that UNRWA only accepts degrees from accredited educational institutions. Only applications received through http://jobs.unrwa.org will be considered. Due to the large number of applications received, only applicants short-listed for interview will be contacted. Please ensure that the e-mail address that you will indicate in your Personal History Profile is accurate, candidates shortlisted for test or interview will only be contacted by e-mail. No follow up phone calls will be made.
The United Nations does not charge fees at any stage of the recruitment process (application, testing, interviewing, et