If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Purpose of the Position

The incumbent of this role will provide high quality occupational health services at UNICEF’s global shared services centre and ensure the timely administration of pre-placement examinations globally.

Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks

  1. Undertake day-to-day occupational health duties
    • Process Entry Medical Examinations for UNICEF Staff Members as per relevant policies and guidelines.
    • Prepare UNICEF staff for travelling. Provide advice on immunizations, malaria prophylaxis, etc.
    • Treat injuries and illnesses occurring within the workplace, including follow-ups and referrals.
    • Make recommendations on work restrictions or removal. Monitor employees’ return to work.
    • Provide case management for occupational injuries and illnesses to ensure employees receive appropriate care.
  2. Develop and implement health and safety programmes and practices
    • Provide health education and develop disease prevention programmes as needed, such as smoking cessation, exercise, and healthy eating programs, etc.
    • Participate in addressing work environment and occupational health issues.
    • Counsel employees on physical and mental health issues and guide them toward the local medical community resources and/or UN employee assistance programs.
    • Oversee and implement emergency and disaster preparedness programmes and planning.
    • Conduct research on the effects of hazardous work conditions or workplace exposures, which may include gathering data and reporting findings to the Medical Supervisor.
  3. Liaise with and maintain relationships with key internal and external partners
    • Coordinate with Human Resources, Operations Unit and other involved parties to address case management and workplace injuries.
    • Liaise with relevant sections, HR, UNMS and employees on sick leave absence to assist in facilitation of an employee return to work and/or light duty accommodation.
    • Advise on medical evacuation cases in consultations with UNMS.
    • Coordinate with UNMS on the processing of disability cases.
    • Provide absence case management of employees out of work due to non-occupational injuries/illnesses.
    • Establish strong relationships with reliable hospitals, private medical facilities, laboratories and local physicians.
  4. Perform Medico-Administrative Duties
    • Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records. Document all employee injuries and illnesses within the workplace.
    • Ensure that medical records are kept in a strictly confidential manner in the UN Medical Filing System (EarthMed).
    • Monitor availability of the United Nations Designated Examining Physicians to facilitate their accessibility as and when required.
    • Perform administrative or managerial functions, such as responsibility for budget, planning or long-term goals.
  5. Perform ad hoc duties as required

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

  • Doctorate (MD) or equivalent in medicine, including residency/internship in one of the medical specialties, preferably occupational medicine is required.
  • Current license to practice at the duty station is required.
  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible clinical experience in medicine, preferably in Occupational Medicine is required.
  • Knowledge of Medical Software and databases/Medical Statistics is required.
  • UN or large industry experience is highly desirable.
  • Previous experience managing medico-administrative process in UN is highly desirable
  • Fluency in English (written & verbal) is required.
  • Knowledge of French is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of additional UN Language is an asset (Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish).
  • Knowledge of the language of the duty station is required.

Competencies of Successful Candidate

Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity

Core competencies

  • Communication (II)
  • Working with People (II)
  • Drive for Results (II)

Functional Competencies

  • Leading and Supervising (II)
  • Planning and Organizing (III)
  • Applying Technical Expertise (II)
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts (II)
  • Adapting and Responding to Change (II)


Applications to UNICEF are handled via UNICEF’s online recruiting system. You can apply to the above position by creating your profile and submitting your application on our web site.

Kindly note that all applications should be in English. Based on the Organization’s requirements of services at the time of appointment, contracts’ durations may range from five and a half months up to one year. Upon completion of this initial fixed-term contract, extension will be subject to satisfactory performance, continued requirement of services, and medical clearance by the UN Medical Director in New York.

Monthly emoluments will be made in the local currency, the Hungarian Forint. Successful candidates may be expected to assume their new duties within thirty (30) days from the acceptance of the offer of appointment.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.

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Medical Specialist, NO-C, Global Shared Services Centre, Budapest, Hungary