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Nursing Officer

  • Country: Switzerland
  • Organization: WHO
  • Deadline:  2023-11-29
  • No of Vacancies: N/A


The incumbent is assigned all or part of the following responsibilities, which are performed according to the needs and agenda. The position requires a highly skilled medical/nursing professional with occupational health, nursing experience, and emergency response:

Clinical duties:

  • Work in close collaboration with the SHW team, support the needs of personnel visiting SHW, including providing medical screening, care & advice accordingly, or facilitating referral to an outside physician as indicated.
  • Ensure the preparedness of personnel traveling on missions or re-assignments, including administration of vaccines, instructions on the use of malaria and other prophylactic measures, and provide other travel-related advice as required and deliver briefing & debriefing consultations to the WHO personnel.
  • Provide pre-hospital emergency nursing care and treatment under the supervision of the SHW Medical Officers and coordinate with local ambulance teams.
  • Administer routine/ annual vaccinations to personnel and keep updated records utilizing SHW medical software.
  • Organize standby medical assistance during official WHO meetings.
  • Provide health education and first-aid training and participate in addressing work environment, occupational health and safety issues.
  • Conduct workplace assessments to address issues related to ergonomics and provide appropriate advice to personnel.
  • Adhere to WHO rules and regulations, including Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and checklists for various operations.
  • In accordance to WHE needs, deploy for short missions to support personnel in field missions.


Medico-Administrative Duties:

  • Develop, implement and evaluate nursing objectives and guidelines for medical care delivery in SHW.
  • Participate in establishing, implementing and evaluating health promotion and occupational health programs to ensure high quality medical care and wellbeing services delivered to WHO personnel.
  • Maintain medical equipment and supplies inventory, including comprehensive vaccination and medication management.
  • Ensure a proper collection of statistics related to nursing functions.
  • Keep records of reports and assessments for easy reference and to capture and institutionalize lessons learned.
  • Contribute to the development of SHW SOPs and Guidelines.
  • Perform other duties, as reuired.



Essential: A first University degree in Nursing, Current/unrestricted Registered Nurse with License to practice Valid Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Certification or equivalent.
Desirable: An advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in nursing or related fields from a recognized institution. Current First Aid instructor certification.


Essential: At least 2 years of relevant work experience in nursing with international exposure
Desirable: Experience in occupational health. Experience in the development and management of health programs. Experience in international health.


  • Excellent knowledge of and skills in up-to-date occupational nursing requirements, treatments and procedures and practice.
  • Knowledge and experience in emergencies, including first aid and basic life support skills.
  • Knowledge of travel medicine, including the ability to advise on vaccination, malarial prophylaxis, and appropriate disease-prevention services and counseling.
  • Knowledge and respect of medical confidentiality.


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