Monday, April 6, 2015

IOM - International Organization for Migration,Migration Health Officer Jobs in Tanzania

Closing date: Thursday, 9 April 2015
Position Title : Migration Health Officer
Duty Station : Kigoma, Tanzania
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 : April 09, 2015
Reference Code : VN2015/36(P)-INT
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. 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.
Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and the technical supervision of the Regional Health Assessment Programme (HAP) Coordinator for Sub-Saharan Africa the successful candidate will be responsible for the coordination, management and implementation of the United States Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) and other activities related to migration health assessments in Kigoma, Tanzania. IOM has a proactive recruitment policy to increase the representation of nationals of non- represented member states.
Qualified applicants from the following countries will be favourably considered: Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Benin, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Czech Republic, Comoros, Djibouti, El Salvador, Gabon, Gambia, Guyana, Holy See, Iceland, Israel, Lesotho, Libya, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Montenegro, Micronesia, Mongolia, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Republic of Congo, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Somalia, Suriname, Swaziland, Tanzania, Timor Leste, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged.
Core Functions / Responsibilities
  1. Organize, oversee and implement USRAP-related health activities performed at the IOM Migration Health Assessment Centre (MHAC) in Kigoma (Makere) and elsewhere in Tanzania, as well as assist the MHD Mobile and Planning Unit in Nairobi in organizing and executing mobile missions and medical screenings in the neighbouring countries. Participate in mobile missions, and organize pre-departures for USRAP. Verify invoices from non-IOM panel physician sites.
  2. Conduct migration health assessments (MHAs), also called immigration medical examinations, for beneficiaries according to technical requirements of the governments of the donor countries. Supervise and standardize all aspects of the programme including but not limited to fraud prevention, applicant registration, quality radiological services, tuberculosis (TB) investigation and referral for treatment and submission of completed files.
  3. Establish and maintain quality control/quality assurance procedures which include but are not limited to reviewing chest x-ray films and reports, TB laboratory reports, TB treatment records and liaising with service provider (radiology unit, TB laboratory) on a regular basis.
  4. Train IOM migration health staff on all relevant technical instructions on migration health assessments and pre-departure medical screening and treatment for countries other than the USA, such as Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
  5. Conduct MHAs, pre-departure medical screening and treatment for refugees departing Kigoma and Makere.
  6. Supervise clinical and non-clinical IOM Migration Health Assessments staff to ensure continuous provision of quality migration health services.
  7. Conduct performance appraisal of both clinical and non-clinical IOM migration health assessments staff using the IOM Staff Evaluation System (SES) and actively identify and promote training needs of the staff.
  8. Actively contribute to regional migration health-related programme analysis and presentations by providing inputs on activities, achievements, new projects, problems encountered and pertinent developments in the MHA sector.
  9. Monitor the budgets and propose corrective measures in coordination with the mission's Resource Management Officer, Chief of Mission and the Regional Migration Health Assessment Coordinator.
  10. Identify opportunities for expanding migration health activities and programmes, including but not limited to informing embassies and consulates of IOM's migration health work and lobby for IOM MHACs becoming panel sites for MHA, responding to announcements for call of proposals by drafting project concept notes and/or proposals and liaising with UN agencies and Ministry of Health to identify project development opportunities.
  11. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Competencies
  • Takes responsibility and manages constructive criticism;
  • Works effectively with all clients and stakeholders;
  • Promotes continuous learning; communicates clearly;
  • Takes initiative and drives high levels of performance management;
  • Plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
  • Displays mastery of subject matter;
  • Contributes to a collegial team environment;
  • Creates a respectful office environment free of harassment and retaliation and promotes the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA);
  • Incorporates gender-related needs, perspectives, and concerns, and promotes equal gender participation;
  • Displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;
  • Works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.
  • Effectively applies knowledge of health issues in execution of responsibilities at appropriate level;
  • Maintains confidentiality and discretion in appropriate areas of work.
Required Qualifications and Experience
  • University degree in Medicine from an accredited academic institution with at least seven years of professional experience; or
  • University degree in Medicine from an accredited academic institution plus Master's Degree in 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.
  • Clinical experience, with demonstrated gradual growth in management responsibilities;
  • Experience in the provision of immigration or occupational medical examinations;
  • Experience in the provision of immigration medical examinations for the United States;
  • Experience with occupational health issues related to crises and in developing countries;
  • Experience working within the health sector in Africa;
  • Experience in administering medical evacuations.
  • Previous work experience in TB programmes, Migration Health, Communicable Disease Control among refugees and migrants in an international organization, UN agency or hospital;
  • Experience working on clinical and public health programmes, including in the context of travel and tropical medicine and the promotion of physical and mental health;
  • Experience in migrants', refugees', and displaced persons' health-related programmes as well as project development experience in community/ public health, post-emergency response and rehabilitation is considered an advantage.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Working knowledge of Kiswahili is an advantage.
With possible relocation to Makere if and when the situation is conducive. How to apply: Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by April 09, 2015 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
For further information, please refer to:
In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly filled in and submitted with a cover letter not more than one page specifying the motivation for applications.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application in your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.
Posting period: From 26.03.2015 to 09.04.2015
Requisition: VN 2015/36 (P) - Migration Health Officer (P3) - Kigoma, Tanzania (54648186) Released Posting: VN 2015/36 (P) - Migration Health Officer (P3) - Kigoma, Tanzania (54648189) Released

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