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Friday, September 08, 2017

Health Officer (Migration) at IOM

International Organization for Migration (IOM) - Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

Health Officer (Migration).

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P3
Type of Appointment: Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

  • Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Mission in Abuja, Nigeria for administrative matters and in coordination and consultation with the Chief Medical Officer and the Regional Health Assessment Coordinator for Africa, the successful candidate will be responsible for the coordination, management and implementation of the Migration Health Assessment Programmes.
  • S/he will act as the concurrent Head of Sub-Office for Lagos.
Core Functions / Responsibilities
  • Organize, oversee and implement migration health assessment program related activities performed at the IOM Migration Health Assessment Centre (MHAC). These activities include but are not limited to: logistic preparation for medical screening, handling and safekeeping of individual medical files, collection of bio-data and medical history, ensuring identity checks of the applicants, ensuring accuracy of diagnostic procedures, reference and follow up of cases, issuance of certificates, submission of medical reports, maintaining confidentiality of information throughout the screening process and preparation of reports and statistics.
  • Supervise all IOM staff working in the office (clinical, non-clinical IOM Migration Health staff, operational and programme staff) to ensure continuous provision of quality migration services.
  • Conduct performance appraisal of all staff using the IOM Staff Evaluation System (SES) and actively identify and promote training needs of the staff.
  • Ensure migration health assessment programs fulfils the technical requirements of the partner governments, including supervision and standardization of all aspects of the programme including (but not limited to): fraud prevention, applicant registration, quality radiological services, tuberculosis (TB) investigation and referral for treatment, issuance of certificates and submission of medical reports in the appropriate electronic platforms.
  • Establish and maintain quality control/quality assurance procedures which include (but not limited) to reviewing chest x-ray films and/or images and reports, serology and biochemistry laboratory reports, TB laboratory reports, TB treatment records and liaising with service providers (radiology units, TB laboratory) on regular basis in view of informing and discussing digressions from the Technical Instructions.
  • Ensure oversight and quality control of all active programmes.
  • Liaise with focal persons of the partner governments as necessary to address and/or discuss issues on fraud prevention, information dissemination, coordination, standardization and medical information sharing to ensure smooth medical examination procedures.
  • Liaise with Donors and other key partners (United Nations (UN), state and non-state partners) and ensure representation of IOM in all fora dealing with migration issues.
  • Actively contribute to regional migration programmes (focus on health related programmes), identify new projects addressing issues, problems encountered and pertinent developments in the Migration sector.
  • Monitor the budgets and propose corrective measures in coordination with the mission’s Resource Management Officer, Chief of Mission and for health related projects with the Regional Migration Health Assessment Coordinator.
  • Identify opportunities for expanding migration health activities and programmes in Nigeria including (but not limited to) informing embassies and consulates in Nigeria of IOM’s migration health work and lobby for IOM MHACs becoming panel sites for Migration Health Assessment (MHA), responding to announcements for call of proposals by drafting project concept notes and/or proposals and liaising with UN agencies and Ministry of Health to identify project development opportunities.
  • Train IOM migration health staff on all relevant technical instructions on migration health assessments and pre-departure medical screaming and treatment.
  • Conduct migration health assessment, pre-departure medical screening and treatment for refugees departing Nigeria.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and ExperienceEducation:
  • University degree in Medicine from an accredited academic institution with at least seven years of professional experience; or
  • University degree in Medicine from an accredited academic institution plus Master’s Degree in Community or Public Health, Medical Specialization in Internal Medicine and its subspecialties, or Pediatrics, General Surgery, Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Pulmonology, Obstetrics and Gynecology or other related fields from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience.
  • Continuous clinical experience, preferably in a multidisciplinary hospital setting or and occupational health, including in the context of travel and tropical medicine; additional experience in promotion of physical and mental health with at least two years of progressive work experience in TB programmes, migration health assessment programs, communicable disease control among refugees and migrants in an international organization, UN agency or hospital; health sector experience in Africa in administering medical evacuations is an asset.
  • The last clinical posting should be within the five years of the date of the interview;
  • Experience in liaising with international organizations and hospitals in different countries is an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of any regional language and/or French or
  • Spanish is an advantage.
Desirable Competencies:
  • Accountability - takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms;
  • Client Orientation - works effectively well with client and stakeholders;
  • Continuous Learning - promotes continuous learning for self and others;
  • Communication - listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience;
  • Creativity and Initiative - actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services;
  • Leadership and Negotiation - develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Performance Management - identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others;
  • Planning and Organizing - plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
  • Professionalism - displays mastery of subject matter;
  • Teamwork - contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation;
  • Technological Awareness - displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;
  • Resource Mobilization - works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.
  • Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.
  • Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.
  • The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.
  • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.
How to Apply:

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