The objective of the United Nations (UN) Clinic is to provide primary clinical care and occupational health services to all locally and internationally recruited personnel of the UN Common System and their recognized dependents in Zimbabwe.

Under the direct supervision of the UN Physician, the Locum Nurse will ensure provision of efficient medical emergency care and nursing services to UN staff and their eligible dependents.

Duties and Responsibilities

Assists in the management of critical emergency cases, focusing on the achievement of   the following results:

  • In consultation with the UN Physician, manages critical emergency cases;
  • Provide treatment for all patients attending the clinic as prescribed by UN Doctor; including dressings, injections, dispensation and immunities;
  • Assist the UN Physician with referral services and evacuations.

Ensure efficient communication and record keeping, focusing on the achievement of the following results:

  • Maintain records of all visits and treatments;
  • Maintain blood donor register;
  • Provide information on medical practitioners and medical facilities available in the country;
  • Provide information on health requirements for travel abroad and give advice to local and international staff;
  • Ability to train staff in emergency medicine and any other health issues.

Provision of administrative functions, focusing on the achievement of the following results:

  • Prepare mission medical kit and arrange for drugs to up country stations whenever necessary;
  • General Day to day running of the clinic administrative and supervisory work;
  • Translation to Doctor / patient into English / local language;
  • Assist the UN Clinic with Cost Recovery Programme (CRP);
  • Any other duties as may be assigned.

Impact of results

  • To provide a high standard of medical care to all UN Staff members and their dependents.


Professionalism - Knowledge of the UN systems.

  • Demonstrate ability to use autoclaving machine, washing machine and other minor nursing equipment;
  • Ability to maintain accurate records;
  • Ability to work independently and to maintain flexibility in working hours;
  • Teamwork – Good interpersonal skills; ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective work relationships with counterparts.

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.

Knowledge Management and Learning:

  • Shares knowledge and experience;
  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills.

Development and Operational Effectiveness:

  • Ability to perform work of confidential nature and handle a large volume of work; 
  • Basic IT skills and use of a scanner.

Leadership and Self-Management:

  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Remains calm, in control and good humoured even when under pressure;
  • Demonstrates openness to change.

Required Skills and Experience


  • State Registered Nurse Diploma with further qualification in either anesthesia/ICU/Midwifery/Theater training;
  • Critical Care and Trauma Certificate;
  • Certificate in Advanced Cardiac Life support;
  • Computer Literacy.

Work Experience:

  • A minimum of 6 years’ experience in Critical Emergency Care and administration;
  • Experience in capacity development on health matters at international level is desirable;
  • Prowess to produce internationally acceptable reports;
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and knowledge of another UN language is an added advantage.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English and basic working knowledge in both Shona and Ndebele. Ability to speak French an added advantage

Application procedure

Prospetive candidates should apply as individuals on this platform, uploading the following documents:

  • Application Letter;
  • A CV or P11 Form highlighting the relevant experience;
  • Copies of Certificates / Proof of Qualifications;

Please group all your documents into one (1) single Word or PDF document as the system only allows you to upload one (1) document.

Incomplete applications will not be given consideration.

Please note that only applicants who are short-listed will be contacted.

Requests for any clarification on the position should be submitted to Clarification requests submitted to any other email address will not be responded to. 

UNDP is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff, and equal opportunities for people living with disabilities. Well qualified candidates, particularly women and people living with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Evaluation Process

Award of the contract shall be made to the Consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as: Responsive/compliant/acceptable; and having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and Interview criteria specific to the ToR.

  • Technical Criteria weight: 70%;
  • Interview Criteria weight: 30%.

Interviews will be conducted to assess the candidates selected after the technical evaluation process.

Note: Only the highest ranked candidates who have obtained a minimum of 49 points (70%) on the technical evaluation will be considered for the financial evaluation / engagement.