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National Migration Health Physician – Jigjiga, Ethiopia

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Job Description

Vacancy No. IOM-SVN/0086/2021
Position Title National Migration Health Physician
Duty Station Jigjiga, Ethiopia
Classification NOA
Type of Appointment SVN, Six months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date As soon as possible
Posting Period 08.07.2021 – 21.07.2021

About IOM

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, inter-governmental 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.

Background

Under the overall supervision of the Head of Sub-Office, Jijiga, Ethiopia and direct supervision of the Migration Health Officer; and, in collaboration with relevant units at Headquarters and the Administrative Centres, the successful candidate will assist in IOM migration health assessment activities. In particular, he/she will participate in migration health assessments, in accordance with the medical/health requirements of the resettlement countries. The incumbent shall perform the following essential duties and responsibilities:

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Performs migration health assessments and completes 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;
  • Provides 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, pre-embarkation medical examination and report;
  • Refers patients to specialists for treatment as may be required;
  • Administers treatment and immunizations as per the receiving countries’ requirements;
  • Performs pre-departure and pre-embarkation medical checks on all refugee migrants departing under IOM auspices, making sure they are fit to travel;
  • Ensures timely, accurate and complete reporting of all activities on the pre-departure (examinations, treatment, immunization), as per IOM standards and as per the country of resettlement requirements;
  • Implements quality control standards and ensures confidentiality of individual health information;
  • Contributes to the analysis and technical elaboration of data gathered from the migration health assessment;
  • Coordinates with the local/national health authorities, physicians, hospitals and laboratories, as needed;
  •  Informs and consults with the Migration Health Officer and the Head of Sub-office – Jijiga on migration health issues and proposes corrective and adjustment measures;
  • Assists in the preparation, design, analysis and implementation of research activities related to the migration health, tuberculosis and sexually transmitted diseases;
  • Undertakes medical escorting activities and duty travel including to the refugee camps as needed, and be prepared to be reassigned to the head office and/or the sub-offices in Ethiopia
  • Performs any other duties that may be assigned

Job Requirements

Education

·       University degree in Medicine, Degree in Medicine – MBChB or equivalent;

·       Special training/experience in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine or Infectious Diseases is an advantage. Health sector experience in Africa desirable;

 Experience

·       Minimum of Eight years relevant and progressive clinical experience;

·       Registered with Ethiopian Medical Board with valid professional licence;

·       Previous professional experience in migration health, emergency or primary health care for large populations and demonstrated capacity in designing and managing health care programmes in complex emergency settings preferred;

·       Previous experience under IOM or UN resettlement, repatriation and other similar programmes within refugee setting will be an asset;

·       Proven ability to establish and maintain strong working relations with relevant Government, UN-agencies, different countries embassies and international organizations.

·       Experience in working humanitarian agencies, especially the UN agencies, I/NGOs, supporting refugees is essential.

·       Knowledge of UN and bilateral donor programming.

·       In depth knowledge of the broad range of migration related subject areas dealt with by the Organization; and,

·       Appreciation of different cultures and the plight of migrants and refugees in Ethiopia.

·       Thorough knowledge and experience in using Microsoft Office packages – (Outlook, Word, Access and Excel) is required.

Languages

·       Fluency in English is required. 

·       Working knowledge of local area languages is desirable 

Values and Competencies

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:
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.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

  • 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 innovate.
  • 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.

Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

  • Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.
  • Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
  • Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.

Other

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.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their application/ motivation  letter enclosed with only detail CV written in English  via our e-mail address RECADDIS@IOM.INT, by July 21, 2021 at the latest, referring the position title and Vacancy number in the subject line of your email; no photocopies of educational/training certificates is required at this stage; applicant who does not follow the required application procedure will automatically be disqualified from the competition.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We strongly encourage qualified women to apply!

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