International Organization for Migration Migration Health Officer (Health Assessment Programmes) Jobs in Kenya

International Organization for Migration Migration Health Officer (Health Assessment Programmes) Jobs in Kenya

Position Title: Migration Health Officer (Health Assessment Programmes)

Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

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: 13 September 2022

Health Assessment Portfolio

  • Organize and supervise Nairobi, Kenya MHAC’s migration health assessment process to fulfil the technical requirements of the resettlement countries in the areas of:
    a) Medical examinations
    b) Imaging
    (c) Laboratory testing
    (d) Vaccinations
    (e) TB management
    f) Treatment and referrals
    (g) Pre-departure procedures and medical movements
    (h) Documentation, certification, and information transmission
    (i) Other technical areas as may be required.

  • Conduct health assessment for refugees and migrants

  • Maintain the infrastructure and equipment of MHAC premises so that they meet the professional standards of quality and safety

  • Coordinate, with the Chief Migration Health Officer (CMHO), human resources and MHA organizational structure needs

  • Contribute to and maintain efficient, client-centered procedures

  • Contribute to and maintain a system of quality improvement for each service area within the MHAC.

    Undertake quality control activities on a regular basis.

    Use data analysis and web reporting system to monitor performance indicators.

    Ensure implementation of the global IOM Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); create and implement Nairobi, Kenya MHAC specific SOPs for each service area.

    Ensure proper reporting and management of incidents according to the Guidance Note for Incident Management.

  • Collaborate with the CMHO to incorporate additional public health interventions in the HAP context.

  • Supervise health- and non-health staff as well as external consultants involved in the health assessment process. Ensure that all staff are aware of the IOM Standards of Conduct under Article 42, and continuously reinforce them.

  • Establish the MHAC staff development strategy in coordination with the CMHO, ensure that the appropriate plan is implemented.

  • Liaise with external service providers to negotiate agreements in coordination with Resources Management Officer (RMO).

  • Maintain confidentiality and security of migration health data in accordance with the IOM Data Protection Principles.

  • Organize systematic collection, processing, and analyses of migration health data according to guidelines established by the CMHO.

  • Oversee the financial aspects of the MHAC in close coordination with the mission's finance staff

  • Provide oversight and coordinate the procurement of medical equipment, vaccines, medications, and other medical supplies

    Other health activities

  • Facilitate the integration of health assessment activities into the overall migration related programming of the Mission in Nairobi, Kenya.

  • Advise IOM colleagues on the link between the Health Assessment Programme with the two other core MHD programme areas - Health Promotion and Assistance to Migrants and Migration Health Assistance to Crisis-Affected Populations.

    Required Qualifications and Experience


  • University degree in Medicine from an accredited academic institution

  • Master’s degree in Community of Public Health, Medical Specialization in Infectious Diseases, Tropical Medicine, or other related fields from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience.

  • University degree in Medicine from an accredited academic institution with at least seven years of professional work 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 in managing health assessment programmes of significant size, management of resources and personnel within migration health or public health projects

  • Experience in TB, migration health or other communicable disease control programmes among refugees and migrants in an international organization, UN agency or hospital

  • Experience with occupational health issues related to crisis and in developing countries

  • Experience with team management/ supervision is required, preferably within the context of immigration/resettlement medical examinations

  • International experience in global public health issues, emergencies, and policies

  • Experience in liaising with governmental and diplomatic authorities as well as national and international institutions.


  • Knowledge and experience in implementation - of the health assessment program

  • In depth knowledge of the
    broad range of migration related subject areas dealt with by the Organization

  • Knowledge of UN and bilateral donor programming

  • Knowledge of financial rules and regulations.


  • 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

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Application Link: International Organization for Migration Migration Health Officer (Health Assessment Programmes) Jobs in Kenya

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