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Hospital Surgeon, Yaounde, Cameroon

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Organization: WHO – World Health Organization

Country: Cameroon

City: Yaoundé

Office: WHO Yaoundé, Cameroon

Closing date: Thursday, 24 March 2022

Hospital Surgeon (SSA/1 position)

( 2202090 )

Grade: No grade

Contractual Arrangement: Special Services Agreement (SSA)

Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 9 MONTH

Job Posting: Mar 10, 2022, 11:29:11 AM

Terms of Reference for a Hospital Surgeon (SSA/South West Region)

Position Title: Recruitment of One Hospital Surgeon

Duty station: Kumba in South West Region

Job Grade: NOB

Type of contract: SSA

Duration: 9 months

Availability: immediate


Since 2016, the regions of North-West and South-West of Cameroon have experienced a social instability studded with violence with a negative impact on the socio-economic fabric. The socio-political crisis has gradually turned into insecurity and armed violence since November 2017. This has led to a major humanitarian crisis marked by many internally displaced people who lack everything. The many evaluations carried out have revealed that among the most urgent needs of this vulnerable population is primary health care, including the management of health emergencies. The reporting of suspected cases of cholera in the Southwest is revealed the high risk of epidemic that the Southwest regions face. As part of the response to the humanitarian emergency in this region, a humanitarian emergency response plan was developed and disseminated by the United Nations, which resulted in the mobilization of part of the funding through CERF. As part of the implementation of interventions in the North-West and South-West Regions under CERF funding, WHO will provide a health emergency response for internally displaced populations in these two regions.

Job Description

Placed under the general supervision of the WHO Representative and the direct supervision of the National Emergency Advisor of the WHO Country Office, the surgeon will perform the following tasks: Support the hospitals receiving IDPs in the care and follow-up of surgical patients;

Ensure the surgical management of patients: consultations, interventions, post operative; Support the heads of surgery departments in the correct operating room of the operating room

Produce a weekly activity report and defend it;

Demonstrate diplomacy, tact and ability to work in a difficult environment;

Perform all other tasks assigned by the hierarchy.

Required Skills

Hold a Doctorate in Medicine and a Certificate of Specialized Studies in General Surgery or Traumatology;

Have a professional experience of at least 2 years in the practice of General Surgery; c9zwqV0 CWdGWD

Professional experience in trauma practice would be an asset;

Interventions in emergency setting will also be an asset.


Perfect knowledge of English and a working knowledge of French is required.

Knowledge of local languages would be an asset.

website: https://careers.who.int/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=2202090

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