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  • Posted: Sep 2, 2022
    Deadline: Sep 12, 2022
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    Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. With 165 member states, a further 8 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the bene...
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    Migration Health Nurse

    Core Functions / Responsibilities:

    1. 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. This includes logistic preparation for screening, handling and safekeeping of individual medical files, collection of biodata and medical history, ensuring identity checks of the applicants and confidentiality of information throughout the screening process in Migration Health Assessment Center (MHAC) and Medical Mission sites.
    2. Provide technical and administrative support to the Sub regional Humanitarian AssistanceProgramme (HAP) Coordinator in the planning and delivery of the sub-regional United States Refugee Admissions Programme (USRAP) programme. This assistance includes the collation and consolidation of data, information and plans around the management and implementation of USRAP-related health assessment activities in the region, as well as the transformation of such into consolidated action plans.
    3. 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, including standardization, Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC) of all aspects of the medical examination and documentation process.

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

    • Assist in coordinating the administrative duties and leaves of the staff under their supervision;
    • Assist in planning and monitoring the logistical requirements of the Migration Health Division(MHD) department and if applicable Camp Clinics including safekeeping and management of inventory of stocks, medical supplies and equipment as well as tracking of expiry dates of drugs;
    • Ensure the use of best practices, compliance with the donor countries technical instructions, and develop suggestions for improvement for the migration health assessment programmes;
    • 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). In addition, Migration Health Nurse will coordinate and assist the Medical Officer on follow up of chronic medical case, specimen collection, fitness to travel check, and any other heath assessment related activities in the camp clinics.
    • 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. Provide suggestions to the supervisors to improve counselling for all medical testing, including HIV.
    • 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. Partners include health service providers, panel physicians, other clinicians (e.g., consultants), and IOM Migration Health and Operations staff in the mission.
    • 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.
    • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

    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 refugeesand 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.

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