Paramedic/ Emergency Nurse, Yemen

Organization: UNDP

Country: Yemen

City: Sana’a

Office: UNDP Yemen

Closing date: Monday, 10 April 2023


Description of assignment title: Paramedic/ Emergency Nurse

Assignment country: Yemen

Expected start date: 05/01/2023

Sustainable Development Goal: 3. Good health and well-being

Volunteer category: International UN Volunteer Specialist

DoA reserved for persons with disabilities: No

Host entity: UNDP

Type: Onsite

Duration: 10 months (with possibility of extension)

Number of assignments: 1

Duty stations: Hodeidah


Mission and objectives

UNDP’s mandate is to end poverty, build democratic governance, rule of law, and inclusive institutions. We advocate for change, and connect countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP’s overall goal is to contribute to sustainable human development. UNDP has four focus areas in its mandate: poverty reduction, democratic governance, environment and energy, and crisis prevention and recovery


The Paramedic/Emergency Nurse performs the functions under the immediate supervision of the UN Physician with regards to technical matters only and the overall supervision of the UNDP Resident Representative for all administrative matters. The technical supervision of the medical personnel in the field as well as the technical performance evaluation will be executed by the UN Medical Director or his/her nominee. To ensure that, UNDP should facilitate external access to its Performance Development and Management system to DHMOSH. The critical and complex context of Yemen requires Paramedic/Emergency Nurses who should implement an annual work plan under the technical supervision of the UN Physician according to the activities described below.

Task description

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of UN Physician or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Paramedic/Nurse Paramedic/Nurse shall be responsible for the following duties: Clinical Duties:

Attend the UN Clinic on a full-time basis.

Assist the UN Physician in the performance of his/her duties.

Responds to emergency calls during outside office hours when necessary and assists Medical Doctors in providing adequate care.

Give first aid and advice to the staff and their recognized dependents.

Documents case findings.

Performs diagnostic and screening tests such as: ECG, x-rays, laboratory (blood and urine), and other tests as required.

Performs clinical assessment of patients visiting the walk-in clinic.

Facilitates referral to the UN Medical Doctor or to an outside physician, as required.

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.

Assists in providing health education and health promotion programs.

Participates in work environment assessment, e.g. office ergonomics, and addresses other occupational health issues.

Coordinates medical evacuation and cooperates with DHMOSH and relevant Medical Services of Agencies, Funds and Program and the receiving facilities in home countries.

Assists in providing medical support during evacuation and repatriation.

Advises evacuees on the requirements for evacuation and/or escorts patients if needed.

Assist in arrangements for the deceased.

Designs and implements outreach programs for mission personnel.

Plans and organizes preventive and promotes medical fairs.

Perform medical briefing for incoming staff and conduct first aid training.

Assess needs of clients visiting the walk-in clinic, provides care/advice (e.g., the benefits of preventive medicine etc.) accordingly and facilitates referral to the UN Medical Physician or to an outside physician, as indicated.

Administer minor "outpatient" treatment and immunization requirements.

Assists in maintaining records of patients‘ medical data including consultations and treatment.

Maintain strict confidentiality with regards to patient’s medical records, patient management and treatment.

Perform injection, dressing, stitching, and dispenses medicines. Administrative duties:

Maintain the UN Clinic in good order and keep the inventory of medical supplies and equipment up-to-date and be prepared for disaster.

In consultation with the UN Physician, maintain a 24-hour roster of available specialists for referral and treatment.

Coordinate and supervise the work of other UN Clinic personnel i.e. Ambulance Driver and Cleaner;
Check equipment and supplies on a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis and maintain them in working order.

Ensures that medical instruments are properly sterilized and maintains hygiene and cleanliness of the Clinic.

Through a monthly check, ensures that medical instruments and equipment in the UN ambulance are maintained in a working order, and replaced after use.

Enter medical data of patients into register, patient’s file, and electronic databases.

Schedule consultations with the UN Physician for eligible staff and dependents.

Ensure a proper and safe disposal of hazardous material and medical waste.

Identifies and plans clinics‘ material, supplies and equipment requirements and raises requisitions accordingly.

Develops logistic plans to support field satellite clinics and follows up on implementation.

Draws and implements duty roster for clinic personnel.

Updates the monthly medical reports. - Results/Expected Outputs:

As an active UN Clinic team member, efficient, timely, responsive, client-friendly, and high-quality support rendered to UNDP Yemen and its beneficiaries in the accomplishment of her/his functions, including:

Quality nursing services that contribute to the good physical and mental health of staff.

Provide accurate analysis and presentation of information thoroughly researched, and fully documented work to strengthen the capacity of the UN Clinic.

Incumbent’s own initiative is decisive in results of work and timely finalization.

Eligibility criteria

Age: 27 - 80


Candidate must be a national of a country other than the country of assignment.


Required experience

10 years of experience in nursing or other relevant medical programmes (five years for those holding Bachelor’s degree); experience in Trauma and Emergency care is an asset. Experience with UN or other international development organization is an asset. BLS, ACLS, PHTLS certificates are assets. Other desired/mandatory required technical knowledge Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills. Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive. Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel. Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment. Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines. Sound security awareness. Have affinity with or interest in Hodeidah- Yemen volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

Area(s) of expertise


Driving license



English, Level: Fluent, Required Arabic, Level: Working knowledge, Desirable

Required education level

Technical/vocational diploma in Nursing or related medical training. Bachelor’s degree in nursing is an asset.

Competencies and values



Teamwork and respect for diversity

Commitment to continuous learning

Planning and organizing

Communication: proven interpersonal skills


Other information

Living conditions and remarks

Hodeidah is a port city on the West Coast of Yemen. Hodeidah can be accessed by road from Sana’a. The weather in Hodeidah is hot and humid for most part of the year. Food and other consumption items are available in Hodeidah. Accommodation options are available within the UN premises. There is mobile phone network coverage. Banking and medical facilities are also present in the city. As this is an International UN Volunteer assignment, the UN Volunteer will be stay with UN premises. International UN Volunteers are part of the malicious insurance plan. Yemen is a unique country and Yemen is a unique (humanitarian) operation. It provides for an interesting and enriching environment, but also requires a mature level of cultural awareness, as well as more stamina and commitment than elsewhere to make life comfortable and affordable. Therefore, flexibility and the ability and willingness to live and work in harsh and potentially hazardous conditions, involving physical hardship and little comfort, are essential.

Inclusivity statement

United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics. As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.

Note on Covid-19 vaccination requirements

Selected candidates for certain occupational groups may be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) in line with the applicable host entity policy

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