United Nations Examining Physicians (UNEPs) 2024

Deadline: 29th of September, 2023

The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization whose stated purposes are to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international cooperation, and serve as a center for harmonizing the actions of governments. It is the world’s largest international organization. The UN is headquartered in New York City (in the United States, but with certain extraterritorial privileges), and the organization has other offices in Geneva, Nairobi, Vienna, and The Hague, where the International Court of Justice is headquartered.

The organization’s mission to preserve world peace was complicated in its early decades due in part to Cold War tensions that existed between the United States and Soviet Union and their respective allies. Its mission has included the provision of primarily unarmed military observers and lightly armed troops charged with primarily monitoring, reporting, and confidence-building roles. UN membership grew significantly following widespread decolonization in the 1960s. Since then, 80 former colonies have gained independence, including 11 trust territories that had been monitored by the Trusteeship Council. By the 1970s, the UN’s budget for economic and social development programs vastly exceeded its spending on peacekeeping. After the end of the Cold War in 1991, the UN shifted and expanded its field operations, undertaking a wide variety of complex tasks.

The United Nations in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean invites qualified medical professionals to apply for the position of United Nations Examining Physician (UNEP). UNEPs play a vital role in ensuring the health and well-being of UN personnel and their dependents.

Role Description: United Nations Examining Physicians (UNEPs) are responsible for performing pre-employment and periodic medical examinations for UN personnel. They provide 24/7 emergency coverage, coordinate medical evacuations when necessary, and accompany patients when required. Additionally, they offer advice to heads of agencies on medical facilities and evacuation needs.


  • Serve humanity by providing healthcare.
  • Gain valuable experience by working with the UN.


  • To be considered for the position of UNEP, candidates must meet the following criteria:

    1. Doctorate (MBBS/MBChB/MD) in medicine with sub-specialization in General Practice/Family medicine/Internist.
    2. A minimum of five (5) years of continuous clinical experience as a GP or internist.
    3. A valid license to practice.


 The primary responsibilities of a United Nations Examining Physician include:

  1. Performing pre-employment medical examinations, including physical inspections and mandatory investigations.
  2. We are conducting periodic medical examinations every two years for staff members.
  3. Conducting exit medical examinations for departing staff members.
  4. Providing assistance and recommendations for medical evacuations when required.



  • Interested candidates should follow these steps:
    1. Download and complete the application form provided under “Background documents”.

    2. Submit the completed application form along with your CV, and Licence/Diploma to the following email addresses:

      • PAHO/WHO:
      • UN Resident Coordinator:

Click here to apply

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