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Provision of Individual Service for Nursing Support Coordinator LBN/CO/IC/40/21
|Location :||Beirut, LEBANON|
|Application Deadline :||24-Feb-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||0d 10h 30m|
|Additional Category :||Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||Arabic English French|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||80 Working days spread over 4 months|
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
COVID-19 pandemic came at a time where Lebanon was already under an unprecedent shock due to the socio-economic-financial crisis. This pandemic is a health, humanitarian and development crisis that is threatening to leave deep social, economic and political scars for years to come, particularly in countries as Lebanon already weighed down by fragility, poverty and conflict. UNDP is responding to a growing volume of requests from countries to help them prepare for, respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing particularly on the most vulnerable, and Lebanon is one of them.
UNDP has identified three immediate priorities. These will continue to evolve and expand as the crisis develops, responding to the demands surfaced and solutions created on the ground:
UNDP implements an adaptive programmatic approach based on coordination with stakeholders at national and local levels, and with key UN agencies and NGOs to respond to the emerging needs, align and support the implementation of the National COVID19 response framework and ensure complementarities in the context of the health and non-health response to the crisis, within the approach of Leave No One Behind .
The delivery model is based on:
There are an estimated 6 million+ individuals living in Lebanon - citizens, refugees, migrant workers, and stateless people – who need to have access to adequate health services.
As per the WHO scenarios for Lebanon, it is estimated that 10% of the total population will be affected (i.e. 600,000). Of these cases, 85% are expected to be asymptomatic or to present with mild symptoms, 20% (i.e. 120,000) will seek healthcare 15% of them with severe to critical conditions.
Of those who seek care with mild symptoms or asymptomatic, around 20,400 patients will require isolation in hospital or community isolation centers. All those with severe or critical conditions (i.e. 18,000) will require hospital admission, with around 14,400 patients requiring health care (oxygen supply) at hospital medical wards, and 3600 patients requiring intensive care (WHO).
Subsequently, the WHO and the Ministry of Public Health are working towards enhancing the Health Infrastructure in the country by increasing the capacities in Public Hospitals ICUs and regular beds hosting COVID19 Patients. Specifically, following a surge in the COVID19 cases since the beginning of 2021, there is an urgent need to continue with the expansion of the capacities of Public Hospitals and the Private ones as well.
Following a discussion with WHO, UNDP is proposing to reprogram some of the funds previously allocated to support Isolation Centers non-health services provision, towards covering Nursing Costs in Public Hospitals, as the additional 75 ICUs beds in different Public Hospitals in the country requires Human Resources deployment .
Duties and Responsibilities
The main tasks that the IC will be:
For additional information, please refer to ANNEX I – Terms of Reference
-Project Coordination, Reporting Skills, Teamwork, Communication skills, Multi-Tasking.
- Arabic and English are a must, French is a Plus.
Required Skills and Experience
I. Academic Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in business, Management, Nursing or Direct Related Field.
II. Years of experience:
7 Years of relevant experience in Lebanon such as but not limited to Nursing, Nursing management
III. Technical experience:
Previous Experience working with the UN or an International Organization is a Plus.
Previous Experience in Nursing, Nursing Management or conducting similar activities is a Plus.
Previous Experience in working in Lebanon within the COVID19 Response is an added-value.
How to apply:
All files shall be submitted in one single document and uploaded as word or PDF file to the UNDP job site https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_jobs.cfm. .