Deadline: 30 April 2021
The World Food Programme (WFP) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Regional Medical Officer in Johannesburg, South Africa.
World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Regional Medical Officer will perform the following functions:
- 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.
Applicant must have:
- Diploma / Degree of Medical Doctor (MD, MBBS, etc.)
- Postgraduate medical qualification in internal medicine and/or emergency medicine and/or occupational health and safety and/or public health.
- Minimum 10 year’s clinical practice as a Medical Doctor/ Practitioner of which at least 1-2 year’s should be in an international organization/environment.
- At least 5 year’s successful management of interdisciplinary teams.
- Practical experience working in remote and isolated environments is advantageous.
- Experience within the UN system or similar NGOs is an Asset.
- Fluency in oral and written English.
- Knowledge of other UN languages French or Portuguese (one of WFP’s working languages) is desirable.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit applications through online process.
For more information, visit WFP.