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Practical Nurse | ممرض /ة عملي - UNRWA

o you have the dedication, skills, knowledge and experience to help us improve the life of Palestine refugees? The United Nations Relief and Works Agency offers challenging opportunities for professionals interested working in a results-driven and diverse environment. If you are then we would like to hear from you.

UNRWA is the United Nations agency responsible for the protection, care and human development of a population of some 4.6 million Palestine refugees living in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon, and the Syrian Arab Republic. The Agency is committed to assisting Palestine refugees in maintaining a decent standard of living, acquiring appropriate knowledge and skills, enjoying the fullest possible extent of human rights, and leading a long and healthy life. UNRWA is by far the largest UN operation in the Middle East with over 29,000 staff. Most of the staff members are refugees themselves, working directly to benefit their communities – as teachers, doctors, nurses or social workers.

 
Practical Nurse |  ممرض /ة عملي 
 
Location : Gaza Field
Type of Appointment : Fixed Term
Deadline for Application : 11 September 2016
Vacancy Announcement Number : 06-08-2016
Grade : 07
Department/Division : Health

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES
In accordance with established Agency policy and procedures, the ideal candidate:
- Performs nursing activities required for child care, e.g., history taking, child measurements and vaccinations; carries out nursing tasks related to school health activities where applicable;
- Performs triage activities and conducts health education sessions for patients;
- Performs general nursing functions in the preparation and execution of dressing, injections, temperature taking, weighing and measuring blood pressure;
- Assists in carrying out antenatal care, e.g., history taking, health education, counseling, measuring weight, height and blood pressure and vaccinations; performs urine and blood tests, where required;
- Carries out nursing activities for diabetic and hypertensive cases, such as history taking, health education, counseling, measuring blood pressure, height and weight;
- Conducts home-visits for growth retarded, anemic, defaulting patients;
- Keeps an account of received and used medical supplies needed for nursing activities;
- Maintains a high standard of infection control to ensure safety of staff and clients;
- Complies with all relevant safety, quality, health and environmental procedures to ensure a healthy and safe work environment;
- Performs such other duties as may be required.

PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES- Two-year Diploma in Nursing;
- Possession of a license to practice associate nursing in the country of duty station
- At least two years of experience in a similar role.
- Good command of written and spoken English and Arabic.
- Ability to work under pressure and cope with a heavy workload;
- Good computer skills;
- Excellent organizational and communication skills;
- Self- motivated.

CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
- Basic Salary: Monthly basic salary $719.50; plus monthly dependency allowance up to $123.25.
- Contract Duration: Three years including 1 year probation period.
- Leave: 30 days annual leave
- Pension: Provident Fund contribution
- Other conditions of service and benefits may apply.

EQUIVALENCYWhen the minimum requirements are not fully met, the Director of Human Resources; in consultation with the Director of UNRWA Operations, Gaza 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
If you have got the skills and experience required above, and want to make an active and lasting contribution to improving the lives of Palestine refugees, then register on 
 

by creating a personal profile and completing the UNRWA Personal History Form. Only applications received through this website will be considered. Please note that UNRWA only accepts degrees from accredited educational institutions. Candidates may also be invited to take a technical exam in order further evaluate their qualifications for thepost. Due to a high volume of applications received, only short-listed applicants will be contacted. The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. The United Nations does not concern itself with information on bank accounts.
This vacancy notice is open to internal and external candidates. As an Area post, preference will be given to local candidates already based in the duty station of the post.
 

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