Deadline: 30 April, 2021

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

The World Food Programme (WFP) is seeking to fill the role of Regional Medical Officer.

WFP works to ensure the most vulnerable populations, especially women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.


  • Manage and conduct health protection, injury and illness prevention and health-promotion programmes in line with the regional strategic objectives and with the RMW/HQ guidance
  • Provide travel medicine services for staff on official travel, incorporating destination-specific health advice, facilitating access to immunisation, prophylactic medications and travel medical kit
  • Manage the return to work of national staff members after extended sick leave
  • Advise staff on medical and health issues related to their work
  • Assess and respond to staff concerns regarding health and ergonomic aspects of their workplace, and other matters related to work environment
  • Provide support and assist in implementing the activities and programmes related to WFP policies relevant to staff health, safety and wellness


  • Diploma/medical doctor degree
  • Postgraduate medical qualification in Internal Medicine and/or Emergency Medicine and/or Occupational Health or Public Health
  • Eight years, minimum, of experience in clinical practice as a medical doctor/practitioner, with one year, minimum, in an international organisation/environment
  • Five years, minimum, of successful management of interdisciplinary teams
  • Practical experience working in remote and isolated environments will be a plus
  • Experience within the UN system or a similar NGO is an Asset
  • Fluency in oral and written English
  • Knowledge of another UN language (desirable)

To apply and for more information, click here.

Photo source: USAID in Africa


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