Position Title : Migration Health Officer
Duty Station : Kasulu, Tanzania,
United Republic of Classification : Professional Staff
Grade P3 Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 23 May 2019
Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, 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.
IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Read more about diversity and inclusion at IOM at www.iom.int/diversity.
Applications are welcome from first- and second-tier candidates, particularly qualified female candidates as well as applications from the non-represented member countries of IOM. For all IOM vacancies, applications from qualified and eligible first-tier candidates are considered before those of qualified and eligible second-tier candidates in the selection process.
For the purpose of this VN, the following are considered first-tier candidates:
1. Internal candidates
2. Candidates from the following non-represented member states: Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Djibouti; Fiji; Gabon; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Lesotho; Libya; Marshall Islands; Mauritania; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Paraguay; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu
Second tier candidates include:
All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states of IOM and female candidates.
Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) in Tanzania and under the direct supervision of the Chief Medical Officer in Tanzania, the successful candidate will be responsible for the direct implementation of the United States Refugee Admissions Programme (USRAP) migration health assessments and other activities related to migration health assessments in specific areas of Tanzania.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
1. Organize and implement United States Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP)-related health activities performed at the IOM Migration Health Assessment Centre (MHAC) in Makere/Kasulu and other resettlement programs, as well as assist the Chief Medical Officer in the clearance of files including the collation and consolidation of data, information and plans around the implementation of USRAP-related health assessment activities in the region. Participate in mobile missions and organize pre-departures for USRAP.
2. Conduct migration health assessments (MHAs), also called immigration medical examinations, for beneficiaries according to technical requirements of the governments of the donor countries. Supervise aspects of the programme including but not limited to fraud prevention, applicant registration, quality radiological services, tuberculosis (TB) investigation and referral for treatment and submission of completed files.
3. Implement and maintain quality control/quality assurance procedures which include but are not limited to reviewing chest x-ray films and reports, TB laboratory reports, TB treatment records and liaising with service provider (radiology unit, TB laboratory) on a regular basis.
4. Train IOM migration health staff in Kasulu on approved technical instructions on migration health assessments and pre-departure medical screening and treatment for countries other than the USA, such as Canada, Australia, UK and New Zealand.
5. Conduct MHAs, pre-departure medical screening and treatment for refugees departing Kasulu or from Kigoma. Assist the Regional Coordinator (where needed) and the Chief Medical Officer in Kigoma with guidance to external service providers conducting pre-departure medical screening (PDMS).
6. Supervise clinical and non-clinical IOM Migration Health Assessments staff in Kasulu to facilitate the provision of quality migration health services.
7. Conduct performance appraisal of both clinical and non-clinical IOM migration health assessments staff in Kasulu using the IOM Staff Evaluation System (SES) and identify training needs of the staff.
8. Contribute to the country and regional migration health-related programme analysis by providing inputs on activities, achievements, new projects, problems encountered and pertinent developments in the MHAs sector.
9. Assist with monitoring the expenses of relevant MHAs and propose corrective measures in coordination with the mission’s Resource Management Officer, and the MHD Program Support Office / the Office of the Regional Migration Health Assessment Coordinator.
10. Identify opportunities for expanding migration health activities and programmes, including but not limited to informing embassies and consulates of IOM’s migration health work, responding to announcements for call of proposals by drafting segments of project concept notes and/or proposals and liaising with United Nations (UN) agencies and Ministry of Health to discuss identified project development opportunities.
11. Collaborate closely with the service providers and medical partners including hospitals and with government representatives.
12. Maintain confidentiality and security of migration health data, contribute to fraud prevention.
13. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• University degree in Medicine from an accredited academic institution with 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 Infectious Diseases, Tropical Medicine or a related fields from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience.
• Working experience in the domain of medicine, four years of which is continuous clinical experience (either in clinical set-ups or immigration/resettlement medical examinations or health assessments);
• Experience with team management/ supervision is required, preferably within the context of immigration/resettlement medical examinations;
• Knowledge and experience with the health segment of Unites States Refugees Admission Programme (USRAP);
• Experience in managing health assessment programmes of a significant size, management of resources and personnel within migration health or public health projects;
• Experience in TB or other communicable disease control programmes among refugees and migrants in an international organization, UN agency or hospital;
• Health sector working experience in Africa, especially in remote settings is an advantage;
• Experience in managing and implementing medical evacuations and escorts is an advantage;
• Experience in liaising with resettlement partners, international organizations, and health services providers is an advantage.
IOM’s official languages are English, French and Spanish.
For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an advantage.
1 Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (https://whed.net/home.php).
Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:
• Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
• Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
• Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.
Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2
• Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results. • Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
• Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
• Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
• Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.
Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2
• Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.
• Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
• Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.
IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.
Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.
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:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 23 May 2019 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
For further information please refer to: www.iom.int/recruitment
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