Medical Clearance and Examinations

MEDICAL CLEARANCE

Under ST/AI/2005/12 of medical clearances and examinations, all staff members need to have valid medical clearance. All staff members assigned to the duty station are required to obtain medical clearance from UNON joint medical service to ensure that they are medically fit to perform the functions assigned to them. All staff members may be required at any time to undergo a medical examination when requested by the United Nations Medical Director or a medical officer duly authorized by the medical director, to protect the health and safety of staff members or to follow up chronic medical conditions.

The medical clearacne process is now streamlined for the secretariat and some AFPs, requiring that staff members seeking medical clearance fill in an Entry Medical Review Questionnaire (MS3) for review by the medical service. This does not apply to Security Officers, Drivers, Manual Workers and some AFPs with specific requirements for their staff members. Staff members in this group will have to undergo a medical examination for clearance purposes.

PERIODIC MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS

Please note that no official travel is authorized without a valid medical clearance. Medical clearances for secreterait staff are now valid for the period that one is assigned to the duty station and in the same role, except in the case of Security Officers, Drivers and Manual Workers, whereby, it is valid for a year. If you are not sure of the status or validity dates of your medical clearance, please consult your human resources focal point. 

Under ST/AI/2005/12 of medical clearances and examinations, all staff members need to have valid medical clearacnce.

All staff members are required to obtain medical clearance to ensure that they are medically fit to perform the functions assigned to them.

All staff members may be required at any time to undergo a medical examination when requested by the United nations Medical Director or a medical officer duly authorized by the medical director, to protect the health and safety of staff members or to follow up chronic medical conditions.

The Medical Examination Process

  • When contacted by email, telephone or even in person, please make an appointment with the Joint Medical Service, for a periodic medical examination where applicable.
  • You will be advised to be fasting the morning of the medical ie no food from 8 pm the evening before and only water to drink.
  • Be punctual for your appointment at the JMS. A delay of more than ten (10) minutes will necessitate rescheduling of your appointment In case of delay for any unforeseen circumstances, do inform JMS at the earliest opportunity, prior to the time of the appointment
  • After giving a blood sample, a urine sample and having your ECG taken, you will be given a new appointment to see the doctor, usually same day.
  • The doctor will do a physical check and discuss your results with you. In case of any anomaly, you will be referred for further tests or follow up with the appropriate specialist.
  • The UN doctor will determine if you are fit for work. Medical fitness is a combination of the demands of the job; the medical facilities at the proposed duty station and the candidates health conditions
  • The HR office will only be informed of fit/not fit.
  • All health details remain confidential.