IOM Sub-Regional Migration Health Coordinator - Jobs in Uganda

IOM Sub-Regional Migration Health Coordinator - Jobs in Uganda


Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) for IOM Kampala, Uganda and the
technical supervision of the Regional Health Assessment Programme Coordinator for Africa
based in Nairobi, the successful candidate will be responsible for organizing and executing
Migration Health Assessment (MHA)-related activities on a sub-regional level in Uganda and
other countries of the Great Lake sub-region in Africa (namely, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania),
providing technical support, and developing and implementing migration health assessment

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that MHA activities are carried out as per the resettlement countries’ protocols and
    guidelines including liaison with relevant partners and IOM internal coordination channels.
  • Guide the Chief Migration Health Officers (CMHO) or country HAP team leaders in the
    sub-region, on standardization and harmonization of the implementation of technical instructions
    and requirements of receiving countries, including:
  • Health assessments;
  • TB diagnostics and treatment including Directly Observed Treatment (DOT);
  • Radiology;
  • Laboratory practices;
  • Vaccinations and other public health interventions;
  • Resettlement of refugees with Significant Medical Conditions (SMC);
  • Treatment and referrals;
  • Pre-departure surveillance and presumptive treatment;
  • Coordination of medical movements;
  • Medical assistance for travel;
  • Medical documentation and health informatics;
  • Other areas as may be required.
  • Support the Nairobi-based MHD USRAP Project Manager (PM) in providing oversights and
    close coordination of all technical and financial aspects of regional USRAP health activities
    relevant external and internal counterparts.
  • Maintain Quality Management System (QMS) in the region and contribute to the global QMS.
    Conduct regular supervisory/monitoring visits and provide feedback to the Country Offices
  • Ensure the implementation of the Global Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and
    development of regional and country-specific SOPs, share effective practices and lead on the
    incident management process.
  • Develop and strengthen partnerships with both national and international institutions and
    authorities on IOM health projects and programme activities.
  • Identify new opportunities and develop projects and programmes on migration health (e.g.,
    HIV/AIDS and Mobility, Urban Migrant Health Assistance, Migration of Human Resources for
    Health, psycho-social assistance to migrants in need, tuberculosis, etc.), in cooperation with
    relevant partners on migration health, and other units.
  • Plan, monitor and follow up on the implementation of IOM migration health projects and program activities in collaboration with relevant (MHD) offices.
  • Participate in the implementation
    of health assessments through mobile teams, including evaluation of service providers.
  • Prepare program budgets in collaboration with the Regional Finance and Administrative
    Officer for migration health programs in Nairobi and provide technical support to Resource
    Management Officers and medical staff in the sub-region.
  • Coordinate and participate in migration health emergency responses in the sub-region, in
    collaboration with relevant IOM field and regional offices as well as headquarters.
  • Prepare technical and donor reports, update project and programme partners as well as
    donors on the ongoing activities.
  • Ensure that timely action is taken for cases requiring additional medical investigation,
    treatment, and follow-up.
  • Represent IOM in health coordination meetings, workshops and teleconferences with both
    national and international partners and agencies.
  • Ensure that pre-departure medical screening and treatment and pre-embarkation checks for
    fitness to travel for departing refugees are carried out as per the protocols and guidelines of the receiving countries.
  • Coordinate provision of direct observed treatment for TB cases detected through MHAs
    according to internationally accepted standards and in line with the requirements of the
    resettlement country and the host countries.
  • Ensure that quality control and quality assurance of medical documents for the medically
    screened cases are carried out prior to their submission to the relevant entity; submit regular
    reports on quality control activities to the supervisors.
  • Organize and guide the allocation of medical escorts, where needed; liaise/collaborate with
    IOM Operations colleagues
    on related matters.
  • Oversee in procurement, monitoring and distribution/usage of protocols for all medical
    supplies, including medical escort kits.
  • Supervise, provide technical support and ensure appraise medical staff and support staff
    working in migration health projects.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

    [Required Qualifications and Experience:[


  • University degree in Medicine, from an accredited institution with at least nine years of relevant
    professional experience; or,
  • University degree in Medicine, from an accredited institution and a Master’s degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, International health or related field with at least seven years of relevant professional experience.

  • The professional experience must include both clinical experience and at least seven years of
    experience in management of health programmes or systems, related to migration health of
    which five are at in international level, preferably in developing countries;
  • Experience in managing health operations, preferably USRAP;
  • Sound knowledge of USRAP programme implementation and familiarity with IOM’s
    administrative, financial, and business rules and practices preferred;
  • Experience in other migration health assessment programmes is a distinctive advantage;
  • Demonstrated experience in conceptualization, analysis, evaluation of public health
    programmes and protocols, quality management and resource management, including human
    resources and budget planning and monitoring is required;
  • Ability and willingness to travel to various locations within the sub-region.

  • 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

    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.
  • 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
  • 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.

    How to Apply:
  • Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment
    system, by 2nd July 2019 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
  • IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment
  • 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:
  • IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview,
    processing, training or other fee).
  • IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.
  • For more information and job application details, see; IOM Sub-Regional Migration Health Coordinator - Jobs in Uganda

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