Nurse, Trieste, Italy

Organization: UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Country: Italy

City: Trieste, Italy

Office: Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste

Closing date: Tuesday, 2 March 2021


Post Number : 1ITSC1040TP

Grade : G-5

Parent Sector : Natural Sciences Sector (SC)

Duty Station: Trieste

Job Family: Administration

Type of contract : Fixed Term

Duration of contract : 2 years

Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 02-MAR-2021

UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism

(Only candidates who are entitled to work in the E.U. may apply to this position).

(This is a part-time post at 50% (salary will be prorated accordingly))


Founded in 1964 by the late Nobel Laureate Abdus Salam and located in Trieste (Italy), the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) seeks to accomplish its mandate by providing scientists from developing countries with the continuing education and skills that they need to enjoy long and productive careers. ICTP has been a major force in stemming the scientific brain drain from the developing world. For more than 50 years, ICTP has been a driving force behind global efforts to advance scientific expertise in the developing world.

Under the supervision of ICTP Human Resources Officer and in collaboration with UNESCO Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and Doctor(s)/Medical Consultant(s) contracted by ICTP, the incumbent provides first-line medical and health care support to all ICTP and TWAS staff, consultants, research fellows and visitors. Essential responsibilities include: Long Description

Provide first aid care to all visitors and staff present at ICTP Miramare Campus, assess their needs and provide advice related to specific medical situation, or on preventive care in general. Give advice to the best of own knowledge on disease management. When necessary, direct persons to the ICTP Medical consultant or where applicable to other physician(s). Follow up on hospitalized patients as required. Provide advice on administration of prescribed medication and on self-care. Beyond the physical support and care, provide emotional support to patients and their family members. When necessary suggest a consultation on diet planning. Help with information on home care.

Organise entry medical examinations for new staff prior to recruitment. Arrange periodic medical examinations for the categories at risk at the work place in line with the procedures established by Chief Medical Officer at UNESCO/HQ. Make appointments for staff at laboratory facilities as required.

Assist with conducting routine and/or special initiatives (such as disease awareness, health promotion and vaccination campaigns) as determined by ICTP and/or the UNESCO Medical Services.

Liaise with CMO on confidential medical issues of individual staff members, related to approval of sick leave, disability, etc.

Maintain the list of medical specialists, laboratories, blood banks, ambulance services, pharmacies and health care facilities. Inform clients and arrange appointments as required.

Liaise with local health and civil protection authorities on issues requiring their involvement (such as infectious diseases requiring mandatory reporting), maintaining appropriate confidentiality and taking into account the status of ICTP/TWAS as part of international organization.

Assist with information on medical claims for staff members, fellows, students and visitors covered by ICTP health insurance plans.

Collect and maintain documentation and data related to the activities of the ICTP Medical Service and maintain digital and hard copy files of the same.

Raise purchase requisitions in SAP and maintain the budget of medical supplies and services. Verify the bills for the services received and request clarifications as needed. Liaise with the contracted hospital on requesting substitute doctors and nurses, services of occupational doctor.

Maintain the inventory of medical equipment and supplies with attention to product expiry dates and replenish them as needed. Organize the disposal of medical waste in accordance with host country regulations.

Long Description


COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)

Accountability (C)

Communication (C)

Innovation (C)

Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)

Planning and organizing (C)

Results focus (C)

Teamwork (C)


For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.



Diploma as a registered nurse.

Tags brain drain continuing education continuous improvement gender parity health promotion human resources infectious diseases knowledge sharing medical equipment medical supplies nurse nursing physician

Registration with the Nursing Council - O.P.I (Ordine delle Professioni Infermieristiche).


At least five (5) years of relevant working experience as a Nurse.


BLSD qualification.

Excellent people skills, ability to interact with empathy and care on sensitive medical issues.

Integrity, discretion, tact and diplomacy.

Ability to work independently and manage emergencies and under pressure.

High level of reliability with a responsive and service-minded attitude and behaviour.

Good computer skills, proficiency in the use of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)


Excellent knowledge (spoken and written) of English and Italian.



HIV/AIDS Management training.


Working experience in an international environment.

Experience in Trauma and Emergency care.


Knowledge of another UN official language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish).


Only candidates who are entitled to work in the E.U. may apply to this position. Please note that for this position UNESCO will not reimburse expenses such as travel in connection with interviews, tests and relocation.


UNESCO’s salaries consist of a basic salary and other benefits which may include if applicable: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, medical insurance, pension plan etc.

For more information in benefits and entitlements, please consult ICSC website.


Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the UNESCO careers website. No modifications can be made to the application submitted.

The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview.

UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.

Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided.


UNESCO applies a zero tolerance policy against all forms of harassment.

UNESCO is committed to achieve and sustain gender parity among its staff members in all categories and at all grades. Furthermore, UNESCO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities, as well as nationals from non-and under-represented Member States (last update here) are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality. Worldwide mobility is required for staff members appointed to international posts.

UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.