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UNESCO is hiring a part time nurse  Sector Natural Sciences (SC) 2 years, renewable contract. Deadline 19-APR-2024

Post Number: 1ITSC1040TP

Grade: G-5

Parent Sector: Natural Sciences Sector (SC)

Duty Station: Trieste

Job Family: Natural Sciences

Type of contract: Fixed Term

Duration of contract: 2 years, renewable

Recruitment open to Internal and external candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 19-APR-2024

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Long Description for Nurse Vacancy

  • Provide first aid care to all visitors and staff present at ICTP Miramare Campus, assess their needs and offer advice related to specific medical situations or preventive care in general.
  • Provide advice, based on personal knowledge, on disease management, where applicable, to other physician(s). Follow up on hospitalised patients as required.
  • Offer guidance on the administration of prescribed medication and self-care practices.
  • Extend emotional support to patients and their family members. When needed, suggest consultations for diet planning and provide information on home care.
  • Organize entry medical examinations for new staff prior to recruitment. Arrange periodic medical examinations for the categories at risk in the workplace in accordance with the procedures established by the Chief, HRM/SST. Schedule appointments for staff at laboratory facilities as required.
  • Assist in conducting routine and/or special initiatives such as disease awareness, health promotion and vaccination campaigns as determined by ICTP and/or UNESCO Medical Services.
  • Liaise with Chief, HRM/SST on confidential medical issues of individual staff members concerning individual staff members, related to sick leave approval, disability, etc.
  • Maintain a list of medical specialists, laboratories, blood banks, ambulance services, pharmacies, and health care facilities. Inform clients and arrange appointments as necessary.
  • Liaise with local health and civil protection authorities on matters requiring their involvement, such as infectious diseases requiring mandatory reporting, while maintaining appropriate confidentiality and considering ICTP/TWAS’ status as part of an international organization.
  • Assist in providing information on medical claims for staff members, fellows, students and visitors covered by ICTP health insurance plans.
  • Collect and maintain documentation and data related to the activities of the ICTP Medical Service, maintaining digital and hard copy files of the same.
  • Initiate purchase requisitions in SAP and manage the budget for medical supplies and services. Verify invoices for services received and request clarifications as needed. Liaise with the contracted hospitals for requesting substitute doctors and nurses, and services of occupational doctor.
  • Maintain the inventory of medical equipment and supplies, ensuring attention to product expiry dates and replenish them as required. Organize the disposal of medical waste in accordance with host country regulations.
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COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)

Accountability (C)

Communication (C)

Innovation (C)

Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)

Planning and organizing (C)

Professionalism (C)

Results focus (C)

Teamwork (C)

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For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.



  • Secondary, technical or vocational school as a nurse with registration with the Nursing Council – O.P.I (Ordine delle Professioni Infermieristiche) and a valid nursing license to practice. 


  • Minimum (5) five years of relevant working experience required for the position. 


  • Qualified in Basic Life Support & Defibrillation (BLSD).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to interact with empathy and care on sensitive medical issues.
  • Integrity, discretion, tact and diplomacy. 
  • Maintain confidentiality in appropriate areas of work.
  • Ability to work independently and manage emergencies and under pressure.
  • High level of reliability with a responsive and service-minded attitude and behaviour. 
  • Good computer skills with proficiency in the use of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)
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  • Excellent knowledge of English and good working knowledge of Italian.



  • Management training on Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS).


  • Working experience in an international environment.
  • Experience in Trauma and Emergency care.


  • Knowledge of another UN official language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish).


UNESCO’s salaries consist of a basic salary and other benefits which may include if applicable: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, medical insurance, pension plan etc.

The approximate annual starting salary for this post is 15 000 US $.

For full information on benefits and entitlements, please consult our Guide to Staff Benefits.


Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the UNESCO careers website. No modifications can be made to the application submitted.

The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview. 

UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.

Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided.

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