International Organization for Migration Health Officer Jobs in South Sudan

International Organization for Migration Health Officer Jobs in South Sudan

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.


  • Serve as a first-line Supervisor for a Mobile/Static Health Unit and be available for deployment to field locations in South Sudan as part of IOM’s Rapid Health Response operations with in short notice.
  • Improve the layout and patient flow of the outreach/static clinics, monitor the set-up of the pharmacy and drug storage space, and make recommendations for enhancements.
  • Provide guidance and on the job training for the health team on rapid response missions and static/outreach clinics.
  • Assist the RRT Coordinator/Migration Health Officer in organizing and implementing health and nutrition assessments and vaccination campaigns, and in coordinating medical evacuation as needed.
  • Work with County Health Department/State Ministry of Health and provide information for dissemination to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and host community in each mobile outreach/RRT mission deployed.
  • Coordinate the processing and maintenance of medical/confidential documents and records of all consultations done by the mobile outreach/RRT mission and maintain regular statistics.
  • Participate in mass vaccination campaigns, responses to disease outbreaks and in addressing primary health care needs of crises affected population.
  • Compile, review and share data with the Health RRT team.
  • Attend relevant coordination meetings and maintain coordination and cooperation with local health authorities and partners including Ministry of Health (MoH), World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and other partners on-site where needed.
  • Ensure photo-documentation of all health-related activities.
  • Maintain good working relationships With the IDPs communities and be a team player with other health partners and with IOM teams working on-site.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

    Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • University degree in Medicine, Clinical Health, Public Health, Nursing from an accredited academic institution with at least two 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 or other related fields from an accredited academic institution.


  • Experience in implementing health services for migrants, refugee and displaced persons and other vulnerable groups; including early recovery or post crisis emergency health programming;
  • Experience in coordinating and liaising with government authorities, knowledge and structures and functions of primary health care system, of national, UN and international health agencies and donors;
  • Knowledge of the region is an advantage.


  • Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of Arabic is an advantage.

    Desirable Competencies:


  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever
  • 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.


    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 and qualified candidates should apply online by 3rd October, 2018

    For more information and job application details, see; International Organization for Migration Health Officer Jobs in South Sudan

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