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 benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants. IOM works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people. The IOM Constitution recognizes the link between migration and economic, social and cultural development, as well as to the right of freedom of movement.
Context: Under the administrative supervision of the Head of the sub-office in Dadaab, medical supervision of the National Medical Officer in Dadaab and direct supervision of Dadaab MHD Chief Nurse, the incumbent will be responsible for performing required routine clinical tasks/procedures in connection with the health assessment and treatment to ensure that identified refugees and migrants are medically fit to migrate in accordance with the medical/health requirements of the receiving countries.
The incumbent is assigned to different MHD units in Nairobi such as – MHAC, UK Tuberculosis Program and the Transit Center (TC) and other locations within Nairobi as may be identified.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
- Performs routine clinical tasks required by the Migration Health Physician during Migration Health Assessments, in particular: taking and recording medical history, performing anthropometrics, visual acuity and vital signs measurements.
- Compiles medical records, files, charts, X-ray films, decoded laboratory results prior to physical examination for doctor’s use.
- Authenticates the identity of refugee/migrant, as may be requested, prior to clinical or radiology examinations.
- Assists and provides directions to clients of medical facilities, which is doctor’s office, laboratory, and radiology offices.
- Assists the MHP during actual physical examinations.
- Administers prescriptions/recommendations ordered by the Migration Health Physicians, including application of appropriate treatment.
- Prepares, install or sterilizes medical equipment needed for medical examination.
- Monitors and reports expiration dates of drugs and medicines and refers to the Pharmacist for disposal.
- Performs pre-departure medical checks, surveillance and administers treatment, including vaccination jabs as required for travelling refugees/migrants
- Participates in field missions, in out of duty stations and acts as nurse escort of medical cases.
- Maintains confidentiality of information and collaborative relationship with clients, partners and health professionals.
- Assists in the preparation of health certificates in coordination with the Data Processing Assistants.
- Administer first aid treatment as may be necessary.
- Identify and inform the chief nurse of infectious diseases and administer preventive action as soon as possible.
- Administer vaccinations to applicants according to the requirements/indications of the respective resettlement countries and maintain cold chain.
- Under the supervision of head of UKTB refers cases/applicants for additional TB investigations and/or treatment and counselling when it is required
Required Qualifications and Experience
- Completed High School Certificate from an accredited academic institution with 4 years continuous work experience in clinical nursing practice OR; Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing 2 years continuous work experience in clinical nursing practice.
- Must be registered with the Nursing Council of Kenya.
- Previous experience in medical screening and hospital duty a must.
- Previous professional experience in refugee set up is an advantage
- Previous work experience with UN, local and international NGOs is an advantage
- Proficient in Microsoft Office.
- Fluency in English and Kiswahili is required.
- Somali language is an added advantage
- Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms
- Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders
- Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others
- Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience
- Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services
- Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;
- Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others.
- Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
- Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter
- Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation.
- Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;
- Resource Mobilization – works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.
Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.
Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.
Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighbouring country that is within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered.
In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighbouring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.
Method of Application
- Submit cover letter and CV, including daytime telephone and e-mail contact to:
- International Organization for Migration (IOM),
- Human Resources Department,
- P.O. Box 55040,00200,
- Nairobi, Kenya
- or send via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Closing Date: December 22, 2016
- Only Shortlisted Applicants will be contacted.
- NO FEE: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, process or training). IOM does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank details. IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.