Position Title: Senior Medical Officer (SMO)
Appointment type: Short Term Consultant till June 2021, followed by a possible two-year Extended Term Contract
How to apply: All interested applicants should email their CV and cover letter to Ivena John (ijohn@worldbankgroup.org). Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
The World Bank Group’s Health and Safety Directorate (HSD) seeks to protect and promote the health and safety of the World Bank Group (WBG) staff and their immediate families wherever they may be, taking account of their individual health, working environment, and job demands. HSD provides advice on health and safety related matters to WBG offices worldwide.
Functions and Duties:
• Respond to country directors/managers queries on health-related matters, and more specifically those related to occupational health and safety at the workplace in Southern Africa Region.
• Conduct regular country office (CO) visits to assess the level of medical care, CO medical emergency response plan, deliver health education activities, and address occupational health and safety concerns in the COs.
• Provide advice to staff and family regarding occupational health, mental health and medical insurance issues.
• Works with nurse specialist to help identify qualified local health care providers throughout the regions covered by onsite visits and recommendations from authoritative resources.
• Assist staff by coordinating care for them and their dependents with an emphasis on health maintenance examination visits, acute care, and management of chronic disease.
• Lead all aspects of medical evacuations, including review medical information on emerging cases, communicate with staff members and treating physicians as needed, help confirm that needed care cannot be delivered locally and coordinate with medical assistance company the appropriate destination of care.
• Promulgates the importance of pre-travel consultation with HSD to all staff members and support nurse efforts to deliver travel medicine services in Hub locations as well as regions with no direct on the ground HSD assets.
• Provide guidance and expertise regarding specific health and safety risks that must be addressed in preparing staff for relocation to specific regions.
• Actively collaborate and coordinate with team to establish and sustain a culture of health and safety in country offices and to promote and motivate staff engagement, and wellness/wellbeing outreach efforts such as vaccination campaigns, education about chronic disease management and so forth.
• Inform and educate local WBG leadership about the importance of their role in helping to create a culture of health and safety throughout the region.
• Provide occupational health nurse programmatic risk assessment and medical surveillance when appropriate to include infectious disease outbreaks.
• Participate in multi-disciplinary mission travel efforts by providing occupational health risk assessment as part of the information gathering and dissemination that take place during mission.
• Implement the Occupational Health and Safety Directive and Safety Management System.
• Engage mental health counselor in developing operational workplans that enable ongoing psychosocial assessment, risk mitigation strategies, and delivery of recommendations to local leadership.
Minimum Requirements:
• Medical degree from a recognized accredited institution with minimum 8 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Proven ability to conceptualize, design and implement major projects and to produce major/sophisticated reports or studies.
• Demonstrated professional leadership, ability to lead a team of professionals in the execution of major projects and ability to coach/mentor more junior staff.
• Proficiency in written, spoken, and clinical English.
• Ability to frequently travel internationally as required.
• 5 or more years of experience working as in-house doctor for a large employer.
• Demonstrated excellence in clinical judgement and decision-making.
• Experience working with international organizations serving multicultural populations.
• Proven ability to work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team environment.
• Proficiency in French or Portuguese desired.

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