Senior Medical Officer P5

United Nations Secretariat
  • Location
    Field Locations, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
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  • Posted
    Mar 01

Position description

The United Nations Secretariat maintains rosters of qualified and available candidates to fill anticipated job openings in peacekeeping operations, special political missions, and other field operations.

The purpose of this job opening is to generate a list of qualified candidates for inclusion in the Senior Medical Officer, P-5 roster. The entire assessment process takes an average of four months; all applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of their application (whether successful or unsuccessful) within 14 days of the conclusion of the process. Successful candidates will be placed on the roster and subsequently will be invited to apply for field mission vacancies open only to roster members. Roster membership does not guarantee selection.



A first-level university degree that qualifies for registration as a licensed medical practitioner (MD, MBBS, MBChB or equivalent) and current unrestricted registration with the medical licensing authority of one of the Members States of the United Nations is required.

Certification or postgraduate qualification in a medicine specialization is desirable.

Certification in occupational medicine is desirable.

Work Experience

A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible clinical experience in one of the areas of medicine is required.

Residency and/or Internship in one of the medical specialties is required.

Five years of experience in the Occupational Health field is required.

Three years of managerial experience in the medical field including budgeting, supervisory responsibilities and resource management is required.

Three years of experience in the medical field in a developing country is required.

Three years in an International Organization is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this roster, fluency in English is required and knowledge of other UN official languages is desirable.

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