Recrutement de 01 Regional Medical Officer

Localité : Afrique du Sud / JOHANNESBURG
Domaine : Santé
Niveau : Non precise
Entreprise recruteur : World Food Programme

Recrutement de 01 Regional Medical Officer
Niveau d'études: Non précisé
Expérience: 1 an
Expire le: 10-12-2023

World Food Programme
Johannesburg, Afrique du Sud
Opportunités de carrière : Regional Medical Officer P4, RBJ Johannesburg, South Africa (827672)

WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.


Applications must be submitted by Sunday, December 10th 2023 (11:59 PM CET)


The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) , a highly prestigious, reputable & world’s largest humanitarian organization, operating in more than 120 countries and territories, bringing life-saving assistance in emergencies, building pathways to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change and supporting sustainable and resilient livelihoods for a world with zero hunger.

At WFP, people are at the heart of everything we do and the vision of the future WFP workforce is one of diverse, committed, skilled, and high performing teams, selected on merit, operating in a healthy and inclusive work environment, living WFP's values (Integrity, Collaboration, Commitment, Humanity, and Inclusion) and working with partners to save and change the lives of those WFP serves.

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WFP is a 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate %
WFP offers a highly inclusive, diverse and multicultural working environment
WFP invests in the personal & professional development of its employees through a range of trainings, accreditation, coaching, mentorship and other programs as well as through internal mobility opportunities
A career path in WFP provides an exciting opportunity to work across various country, regional and global offices around the world, and with passionate colleagues who work tirelessly to ensure that effective humanitarian assistance reaches millions of people across the globe
We offer attractive compensation package (please refer to Terms and Conditions section)


This position is for a Regional Medical Officer P4 in RBJ – Johannesburg.

WFP Regional Medical Officers (RMOs) are located in Nairobi (Kenya), Dakar (Senegal), Bangkok (Thailand), Cairo (Egypt) and Johannesburg (S. Africa) they are under the functional supervision of the Chief, Medical Service of the Staff Wellness Division (WELM). Job holders have in-depth technical knowledge and experience required to identify, analyse and resolve complex medical issues providing support and solid advice to managers and staff in the assigned region. They are essential medical component forming the Regional Wellness Network (RWN) and are required to provide technical expertise, advice and solutions that support strategic results, and formulate regional strategies and approaches where appropriate.


To design and coordinate the delivery of medical services in RBD region for efficient and effective promotion, prevention and protection of the health and safety of WFP staff following the Wellness Strategy and the Regional strategic objectives.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

A) Occupational health services

Manage and conduct in the regions of responsibility: health protection, injury and illness prevention and health-promotion programs, in line with the Regional Strategic Objectives and with the RMW/HQ guidance;
Provide travel medicine services for staff on official travel, incorporating destination-specific health advice, facilitating access to immunization, prophylactic medications and travel medical kits;
Manage the return to work of national staff members after extended sick leave;
Advise staff on medical and health issues related to their work;
Assess and respond to staff concerns regarding health and ergonomic aspects of their workplace, and other matters related to work environment;
Provide support and assist in implementing the activities and programs related to WFP Policies relevant to staff health, safety and wellness;
Perform as required and assess medical examinations and clearances for national staff and for locally-recruited staff related to recruitment, periodic medical examination, pre-departure briefing for missions to the field, etc;
Report and analyze mortality and morbidity statistics from reports on sick leave, medical evacuations, deaths, work related illnesses or accidents;
Identify through access to medical examinations and consultations reports, the main health hazards (work related or environmental) which could affect the health of the staff and their dependents in their respective area;
Support WFP COs in the monitoring and management of the UN Clinics serving WFP field staff and cost-shared by the Organization;
Support WFP COs in the management and monitoring of the implementation of the Service Level Agreements or Memoranda of Understanding regarding the sharing of DPKO/DFS Missions field medical services to WFP staff;
Carry out systematic field visits to the top priority countries of the region and reports to Regional Directors and Chief Medical Officer on findings recommending solutions based on local approaches, including the assessment of the Minimal Health Support Elements such as primary, tertiary, psychiatric care and pharmaceutical availabilities and a local Mass Casualty Incident plan;
Systematically record national staff/locally-recruited personnel health data onto the global medical corporate database to produce reliable reports on staff health trends, challenges and risks to business continuity;
Establish functional and operational relations with the Regional Admin Officer, the Regional Staff Counsellor and the Regional Security Officer in order to constitute an emergency and occupational health & safety network at the regional level for all WFP staff (Regional Wellness Network);
Along with the Regional Staff Counsellor, the Regional Admin Officer, the Regional Security Officer, provide induction and briefing on staff health challenges to in-coming field managers with particular respect to medical evacuation procedures and SOPs, medical referrals in country and mass casualty planning ( if applicable);
Ensure regional compliance to UN HIV/AIDS recommended activities including preparation and dissemination of the PEP kit country specific protocols, facilitated access to PICT and VCCT;
Ensure medical compliance to MOSS prescriptions in terms of first aid kits availability, maintenance and training in the offices, vehicles and the provision of relevant training;
Conduct regular visits and assessments of staff accommodations for compliance to minimum standards and advises/recommends accordingly actions to the appropriate Admin officer;
Provide health education and improvement programs on local health risks, working/living conditions, including stress prevention programs in coordination with the Regional Staff Counsellors to broaden staff awareness of alcohol and drug abuse and their impact at the workplace.

B) Advisory services/ Primary clinical care for WFP Personnel in the Region

The RMO is NOT the primary care physician of WFP staff: however s/he does provide first aid and emergency services in response to accidents occurring in the workplace;
Systematically access and liaise with local medical facilities to ascertain proper medical care rendered;
Establish a referral list and updated list of reasonable and customary costs at the duty station;
Provide advice on sick leave issues;
Provide medical advice for disability cases, special dependency, work-related illness or injury and education benefits;
Recommend, facilitate and manage medical evacuations of national and international staff and dependents at the regional referral medical center level;
Verify appropriateness, reasonableness and customary nature of major medical bills/treatments as required;
Provide surge capacity to the corporate and UN System emergency response capacity including mass casualty incidents;
Provide ongoing management or assistance with follow-up of chronic medical conditions diagnosed and for which treatment has already started;
Facilitate staff access to local medical facilities and ensures follow-up.



Diploma of Medical Doctor (MD)


Minimum 8 years of clinical practice as a Medical Doctor/ Practitioner of which at least 1-2 years should be in an international organization;
At least 5 years of successful management of interdisciplinary teams;
Postgraduate medical qualification in internal medicine and/or emergency medicine and/or occupational health and safety and/or public health.


Fluency in English and working knowledge in French language is required.


• Demonstrated leadership, management and team building skills;

• Excellent communication, presentation and drafting skills;

• Knowledge of addressing the psychosocial needs of humanitarian workers;

• Experience in emergency management (crisis or disaster medicine), travel medicine, tropical and infectious disease;

• Negotiation skills;

• Project design and management;

• Training experience and facilitation is an asset.


These are the common standards of behaviour that guide HOW we work together to accomplish our mission.

Leads by Example with Integrity - Lives the WFP values and shows humanity and integrity by role modelling care for others

Drives Results and Delivers on Commitments - Delivers on commitments and adapts readily to change

Fosters Inclusive and Collaborative Teamwork - Is inclusive and collaborative, and contributes to a culture of learning and personal growth

Applies Strategic Thinking - Demonstrates commitment to gather perspectives, analyse options and risks, and propose new ways of doing things

Builds and Maintains Sustainable Partnerships - Builds and nurtures external partnerships and collaborates with partners to deliver common objectives

Different expectations of behaviour are defined depending on your grade and role/responsibilities within WFP.

WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.

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