IOM National Medical Officer, Migration Health Assessment Jobs in Kenya

IOM National Medical Officer, Migration Health Assessment Jobs in Kenya

  • 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.

  • Working under the direct supervision of the Head, Migration Health Assessment Centre (MHAC) and the overall supervision of the Regional Migration Health Assessments Coordinator for Sub-Saharan Africa, the incumbent will carry out the following duties and responsibilities: .

    Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Perform migration health assessments (medical examinations) and complete related medical documentation of migrants referred for migration health assessment in accordance with the resettlement countries’ technical instructions and the IOM Migration Health Assessment Guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs);

  • Provide technical supervision and monitoring of IOM health personnel to ensure that the following activities are performed in accordance with the technical requirements of the resettlement countries such as: medical case registration, migration health assessments, medical forms transmission, medical treatment and follow-up programs, data processing and management, predeparture medical examination and report;

  • Treat patients with identified medical conditions of public health concern and/or safety such as Tuberculosis, STDs and mental health conditions and refer patients to specialists for assessment and/or treatment as may be required;

  • Administer treatment and vaccinations as per the receiving countries’ technical instructions; 5. Perform pre-departure and pre-embarkation medical checks on all refugee migrants departing under IOM auspices, making sure they are fit to travel;

  • Ensure timely, accurate and complete reporting of all activities on the pre-departure (surveillance, examinations, treatment, vaccination), as per IOM SOPs and as per the country of resettlement technical instructions;

  • Implement quality control standards and ensure confidentiality of individual health information; actively participate in and comply with MHD’s quality control and quality assurance programme by assuming full responsibility as case manager with requisite completion and quality check of health assessment files and management;

  • Assist in the analysis and technical
    elaboration of data gathered from the migration health assessment;

  • Coordinate with the local/national health authorities, physicians, hospitals and laboratories, as needed;

  • Inform and consult with the Head, Migration Health Assessment Center (MHAC), the Regional Migration Health Assessments Coordinator for Sub-Saharan Africa and the Head of Kenya Country Office on migration health issues and propose corrective and adjustment measures;

  • Assist in the preparation, and implementation of research activities related to the migration health, Tuberculosis and STDs and other conditions of public health significance;

  • Provide healthcare advice to IOM staff in the sub-offices;

  • Undertake duty travel and medical escorting activities, be ready for relocation of duty station to remote areas or refugee camps if needed;

  • Perform any other duties that may be required from time to time.

    Required Qualifications and Experience


    • Bachelors’ degree or higher in Medicine or Surgery with four years of relevant professional experience;

    • Specialist Recognition Certificate from the Kenya Medical and Dentists Board where applicable;


  • Minimum of 4 years continuous professional working experience preferably with experience in migration health, immigration medical assessments, epidemiology and/or international public health;

  • Health sector experience in Africa is required;

  • Training/experience in Paediatrics, Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases or any other medical sub-specialty is an advantage.

  • Strong practical computer skills including MS Word, Excel and Outlook.


    • Fluency in both written and spoken English and Kiswahili is required

    How to Apply

  • Interested candidates are invited to submit their application by sending a Motivation Letter and the updated CV to the email address

  • referring to this advertisement. Candidates who had applied for the previous VN are encouraged to re-apply.

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