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Chief Medical Officer
African Development Bank

Location: Tunis, Tunisia
Last Date: February 25, 2010

Company: The African Development Bank
Country: Tunisia
Town: Tunis
Contract: Permanent
Ref: ADB/10/005

Established in 1964, the African Development Bank is the premier pan-African development institution fostering economic growth and social progress in Africa. The Bank's primary goal is to reduce poverty and improve living standards by mobilizing resources in and outside Africa and providing financial and technical assistance for development projects and programs in Africa. The ADB has a total of 78 member states comprising 53 regional (African) and 25 non-regional countries.

The ADB currently has the following vacancy:


Department/Division: Department of Human Resources
Management (CHRM) / Division of Employee Health and
Welfare (CHRM.4)
OBJECTIVES: The Employee Health and Welfare Division (CHRM.4) promotes the health and wellbeing of staff members of the African Development Bank. The Division provides a variety of occupational and primary care, including consultation, periodic assessment, counselling, pre-employment and treatment of acute minor illnesses. The services are designed to prevent the onset of work related disease, treat employees and enhance the wellbeing and productivity of staff members, with special emphasis on health promotion, prevention and treatment of occupational and travel related diseases.

Duties and responsibilities:
The Chief Medical Officer is responsible and accountable for medical decisions regarding clinical services matters. Under the direct supervision of the Manager of Employee Health and Welfare, the incumbent shall carry out the following duties and responsibilities:

• Oversee and co-ordinate the operation of the Bank’s Medical Centre, and provide direction and guidance to the medical staff in the performance of their professional duties.
• Manage and direct performance of the clinical services staff in professional matters such as standard of care, treatment and follow up for health intervention and evacuation.
• Develop and implement a set of guidelines, defining the Bank’s needs in area such as examinations, laboratory testing, fitness for duty assessment, etc., in conjunction with management.
• Assist in preparing the work program of the Health and Welfare Division and participate in the design, implementation and coordination of health education/promotion programs, and other preventive activities to enhance the health and well-being of staff.
• Perform clinical consultations and health assessments in accordance with Bank policies and procedures.
• Provide travel medicine advice, periodic health assessment and treat acute minor illnesses.
• Maintain updated knowledge of the medical equipment and technical standards for the management of acute minor illnesses and the initial management of life-threatening emergencies.
• Provide basic emergency care for injuries or ailments of a sudden nature occurring on Bank premises.
• Arrange for appropriate referral to hospitals or specialists for a second opinion when necessary.
• Advise management on any occupational health related issues including fitness for duty.
• To the extent feasible, the incumbent will have regular contacts in countries and cities where staff travel frequently as well as field offices on the management of medical evacuation, health and medical related issues.
• Monitor and evaluate the services and performance of external medical providers frequently used by staff and the outsourced services (e.g. laboratory).

Selection criteria (including desirable skills, knowledge and experience):
• At least a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree. Sub-specialty experience in public health, infectious disease, travel medicine, and urgent care desirable;
• At least seven (7) years of work experience in the medical field, at a senior professional level, preferably with an international organization;
• Licensure in the country of residence;
• Excellent oral and written communication skills;
• Exceptional interpersonal skills; strong sense of confidentiality; high degree of personal commitment; good team working skills and working experience in a multicultural environment;
• Ability to communicate in French and /or English with a good working knowledge of the other language;
• Competence in the use of Bank standard software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Only applicants who fully meet the Bank's requirements and are being considered for interview will be contacted. Applicants will only be considered if they submit (preferably electronically, to: ) a fully completed Personal History Form (PHF), and attach a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating date of birth and nationality. The President, ADB, reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level. The African Development Bank is an equal opportunities employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Closing date for applications: 25 February 2010.


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