Senior Medical Officer P5 (GJO 200973)

The United Nations Secretariat maintains rosters of qualified and available candidates to fill anticipated job openings in peacekeeping operations, special political missions, and other field operations.

The purpose of this job opening is to generate a list of qualified candidates for inclusion in the Senior Medical Officer, P-5 roster. The entire assessment process takes an average of four months; all applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of their application (whether successful or unsuccessful) within 14 days of the conclusion of the process. Successful candidates will be placed on the roster and subsequently will be invited to apply for field mission vacancies open only to roster members. Roster membership does not guarantee selection.



A first-level university degree that qualifies for registration as a licensed medical practitioner (MD, MBBS, MBChB or equivalent) and current unrestricted registration with the medical licensing authority of one of the Members States of the United Nations is required.

Certification or postgraduate qualification in a medicine specialization is desirable.

Certification in occupational medicine is desirable.

Work Experience

A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible clinical experience in one of the areas of medicine is required.

Residency and/or Internship in one of the medical specialties is required.

Five years of experience in the Occupational Health field is required.

Three years of managerial experience in the medical field including budgeting, supervisory responsibilities and resource management is required.

Three years of experience in the medical field in a developing country is required.

Three years in an International Organization is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this roster, fluency in English is required and knowledge of other UN official languages is desirable.

How to apply

To Apply,

Go to UN Careers. Click on the link or copy the link into a web browser.


The United Nations hiring team is hosting a webinar on Friday 10 March, 11 am NY local time. The webinar aims to provide applicants with an overview of the application and assessment process and answer any technical or administrative questions, related to the job opening and employment with the United Nations.

To register for the webinar, click on the link below or copy the link into a web browser.

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