Vacancy No: UNITAMS-JO-El Fasher-Kassala-2021-10
 Section/Unit: Medical Unit
 Grade Level: GS-6 (Fixed-Term)
 Supervisor: Medical Officer
 No. of Post: 02
 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Duration: One year
 Closing Date: 19 Jan 2021


UNITAMS will only accept properly completed and signed Personal History Form (P.11) received before closing date. Please submit your application on the attached P.11 ONLY.  Other UN P. 11 formats, incomplete P.11, CV and Resume will not be accepted, nor will late submissions after closing date.

This job opening is being advertised for advance planning purposes pending formal approval of the relevant funding and staffing structures. An appointment may be terminated, or post level adjusted in accordance with the Staff Rules for such reasons as abolition of post or reduction of staff or committee funding approvals, for example in the event that the funding for the post is not approved or the mandate of the mission is not extended.

The selected candidate will be expected to deploy in time to commence work as soon as possible.

Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected. The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures. An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential.

This position is locally recruited open for Sudanese nationals only.

UNITAMS will not provide accommodation to locally recruited staff.

UNITAMS is equal employer for men and women. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

 Duties and responsibilities:

These two (2) positions are located in the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS). The United Nations Security Council adopted resolution 2524 (2020) authorizing the mandate of UNITAMS which is to assist the political transition, progress towards democratic governance, in the protection and promotion of human rights, and sustainable peace; support peace processes and implementation of future peace agreements; assist peacebuilding, civilian protection and rule of law, in particular in Blue Nile and South Kordofan (the Two Areas) and Darfur; and support the mobilisation of economic and development assistance and coordination of humanitarian assistance.

One (1) position is based in El Fasher, Sudan. The position is located in the Mission Support in El Fasher (Darfur Hub)/Medical Services. The incumbent will report to the Medical Officer.

One (1) position is based in Kassala, Sudan. The position is located in the Mission Support Centre in Kassala. The incumbent will report to the Medical Officer.


Within the limits of delegated authority, the Nurse will be responsible for performing the following duties:


  • Responds to emergency calls and assists doctors in providing adequate care and performing respective duties in the treatment of the patient.
  • Performs ECG, and other medical exam such as blood tests; glucose, troponin, and urine test as required.
  • Prepares patient for different interventions and escorts patient to other medical facilities as required.
  • Assesses needs of clients visiting the walk-in clinic; provides care/advice (e.g. the benefits of preventive medicine, etc.).
  • Performs nursing care and generally all activities related to his/her professional capacity.
  • Responsible for emergency room and doctor's consultation rooms, ensures that all equipment is ready for use and functional e.g. Defibrillator, ECG machine, glucometer, etc.
  • Ensures safety of the patients in performance of duty.
  • Communicates with patients and updates the doctors in the clinic.
  • Accords patients fair and equal treatment regardless of ethnic background.
  • Assists in providing health education and addressing work environment and occupational health issues.
  • Actively contributes in planning and organizing preventive medical fairs.
  • Works in the walk-in Fever screening clinic and the nursing facility.
  • Receives patients and records the necessary data for effective treatment.
  • Maintains patients’ records and exercises confidentiality.
  • Replaces the receptionist whenever required.
  • Keeps the clinic’s statistics.
  • Updates the monthly medical report.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Education: Completion of high school and further formal education/training in nursing such as registered Professional Nurse designation or equivalent is required.

Work Experience: A minimum of seven (7) years of progressive clinical experience in the medical field and hospital is required.

A minimum of three (3) years of experience in Nursing Care is required.

Experience in emergency or intensive care is desirable

Experience in the United Nations system or a comparable international organization is desirable.

Languages: English is the working language of the United Nations Secretariat. For the advertised positions, fluency in English is required. Fluency in Arabic is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.



Professionalism: Knowledge of occupational nursing requirements, treatments, and procedures. Knowledge of Public and Community Health practice, including health promotion and programs and disease prevention. Certified as an Advanced Life Support provider in order to respond to Medical emergencies; Provide first care to patients and prepare for treatment. Knowledge of standard medical equipment and have the ability to use them in emergency situations. (ECG machines, Multiparameter Monitor, Infusion Pump, Point of care test). Shows pride in work and achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients " and seeks to see things from clients' point of view; Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; Identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Commitment to Continuous Learning: Keeps abreast of new developments in own occupation/profession; Actively seeks to develop oneself professionally and personally; Contributes to the learning of colleagues and subordinates; Shows willingness to learn from Others; Seeks feedback to learn and improve.





Evaluation of qualified candidates may include a written assessment followed by a competency-based interview.


  • Applicants must accurately complete, sign and date the attached United Nations Personal History form (P.11) ONLY and forward the duly completed signed P.11 form by e-mail to:  The applicant must indicate her/his preferred location.
  • Required documents: Serving UN staff members: The two most recent e-Performance Evaluation Reports must be submitted with the application. 
  • For External applicants: Two most recent performance evaluation reports or if not available, two reference letters. If the applications received do not contain the latest two performance evaluation reports candidates must provide a short explanation as to why they are not available.
  • Applicants should COPY UNITAMS-JO-El Fasher-Kassala-2021-10 – Nurse in the SUBJECT line of the email when submitting their signed P.11 form. UNITAMS will not consider any applications which are not received directly in the VA mail box. Other UN P.11 formats and incomplete P.11 will not be accepted.
  • Please note that any information provided on the P.11 form will be considered binding.
  • The selected candidates will be subject to a reference checks to verify the accuracy of the information provided in the P.11 form.
  • Only applicants who are short-listed will receive an acknowledgement within two weeks from the deadline indicated on the VA.

Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

United Nations Considerations:

The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.


No Fee:


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