International Organization for Migration Migration Health Nurse Jobs in Kenya

International Organization for Migration Migration Health Nurse Jobs in Kenya

Position Title: Migration Health Nurse

Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P2

Type of Appointment: Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 13 September 2022

Core Functions / Responsibilities

  • Supervise a team of nurses and other auxiliary staff and assist Chief Migration Health Officer (CMHO) in various duties related to laboratory/x-ray and physical examination procedures.

  • Provide technical and administrative support to the Sub regional Humanitarian Assistance Programme (HAP) Coordinator in the planning and delivery of the sub-regional United States Refugee Admissions Programme (USRAP) programme.

  • Contribute to technical medical oversight, planning, monitoring and follow up of IOM migration health assessment programmes in the sub-region.

    In particular, ensure that these programmes fulfill the technical requirements of the resettlement countries

  • Assist the CMHO in managing and implementing the health assessment programs as follows:

    a) Assist in coordinating the administrative duties and leaves of the staff under their supervision
    b) Assist in planning and monitoring the logistical requirements of the Migration Health Division (MHD) department
    c) Ensure the use of best practices, compliance with the donor countries technical instructions, and develop suggestions for improvement for the migration health assessment programme
    d) Assist the CMHO in liaising with various health service providers, other departments in the mission, other IOM Missions, and MHD/HQ on clinical, administrative and financial matters.

  • Ensure proper identification and coding of biological samples, maintain strict client confidentiality; liaise with various health service providers to facilitate handling of biological samples, and coordinate the procedures and supervision of the collection of sputum samples for culture and sensitivity for Tuberculosis (TB).

  • Organize and supervise vaccination process of the refugee’s ensuring compliance with the best practices and recommendations according the USRAP Expanded Vaccination Pilot Project.

  • Assist the CMHO in coordinating surveillance of the communicable disease, health education and hygiene promotion activities of Transits centres in the mission.

  • Conduct/supervise pre-departure treatment and pre-embarkation assessments of 'fitness to travel, as required, maintain current relevant records and reports, supervise the implementation of treatment and follow-up actions for cases on medical hold after health assessment, and supervise Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) management and directly observed treatment/ therapy short-course (DOTS) for Tuberculosis (TB) in the MHAC and Camp clinics.

  • Follow up with implementing partners to ensure that follow-up actions are done, and relevant information flow is maintained.

  • Identify the training needs of the Nurses and Auxiliary staff, prepare training plan, and involve on the capacity building of the Nurses and Auxiliary staff.

  • Perform escort duties and duty travel as required.

    Required Qualifications and Experience


  • Master’s degree in Nursing or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience or
    University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.


  • Clinical experience as a registered Nurse

  • Experience in TB programmes, migration health, disease control, and public health of refugees and migrants as Nurse in an international organization, UN agency or hospital.


  • Good writing, communication and negotiation skills

  • Good knowledge of nursing principles, techniques and procedures: knowledge of public health as well as general migration related issues

  • Demonstrated ability to maintain detail, accuracy and confidentiality at all levels of the health assessment process

  • Good level of computer literacy

  • Knowledge of specialized medical software is required. Knowledge of eMedical and MimosaWeb is an advantage.


  • External applicants for all positions in the Professional category are required to be proficient in English and have at least a working knowledge of one additional UN Language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Chinese).

  • For all applicants, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an advantage.

  • Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.

    Required Competencies

    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.


    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.

    This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations. Recommended candidates endorsed by the Appointments and Postings Board will remain eligible to be appointed in a similar position for a period of 24 months.

    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.

    Subject to certain exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required for individuals hired on or after 15 November 2021. This will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.

    Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.

    How to apply

    Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications in the link provided below by 13 September 2022.

    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.

    Application Link: International Organization for Migration Migration Health Nurse Jobs in Kenya

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