Migration Health Physician Job Careers – International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Organization: International
Organization for Migration (IOM)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Job Grade: NO-A
Reports to: Chief Medical
Ref: SVN: 03/10/016
About Us:
The International Organization for Migration (IOM), established in
1951, is the leading international intergovernmental organization dealing with
migration.  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.
Job Summary: The Migration
Health Physician will mainly be responsible for performing required routine
clinical tasks/procedures in connection with the migration health assessment
and treatment; to ensure that identified refugees and migrants are medically
fit to migrate in accordance with the predefined medical requirements of the receiving
countries. The incumbent shall perform the following essential functions:
Key Duties and
The incumbent will carry out migration health
assessment and complete related medical documentation of migrants approved for
migration in accordance with the resettlement country’s Medical Examination
Guidelines/Protocols for Immigrants and the IOM Migration Health Assessment
Responsible for coordinating and ensuring
appropriate documentation of  Biodata and
Registration of all Migrants presenting or presented for Migration health
assessment including appropriate monitoring and storage of all bio-data under
strict confidentiality code of conduct,
Actively participate in following  activities that are performed in accordance
with the technical requirements of the resettlement countries:
o   Medical
treatment and follow up programs
o   Pre-embarkation
medical examination of departing refugees.
Actively contribute to the analysis and
technical elaboration of data gathered from the migration health assessment.
Support the Head of MHAC in coordinating with
the local/national health authorities, physicians, hospitals and laboratories
as needed.
The jobholder will also support the Head of IOM
MAHC in Kampala in the preparation, design, analysis and implementation of
activities related to the migration health, tuberculosis and sexually
transmitted diseases.
Offer technical support in developing potential
health and migration projects/programmes for the Mission.
Perform such other related duties that may be
assigned by the direct supervisor
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the International
Organization for Migration IOM Migration Health Physician job opportunity
should hold a University degree in Medicine and Surgery
At least three years of professional experience
The applicant must be registered with Uganda
Medical and Dental Practitioner’s Board.
Paediatric or Infectious diseases experience is
an added advantage.
Prior involvement or demonstrated knowledge in
Migration Health / Travel medicine
Previous exposure and experience in migration
health, migration medical assessments, epidemiology and/or international public
Experience of working with international
humanitarian organizations, in a multi-cultural setting is an advantage
Nationals with a good knowledge of, and
experience in, the culture and traditions of their country;
Proficiency in the working language of the field
office and the local language(s).
Ability and willingness to work in difficult
Languages: English fluency. Swahili
is desired
Personal Competencies:
Behavioral Competencies:
Accepts and gives constructive criticism
Follows all relevant procedures, processes, and
Meets deadline, cost, and quality requirements
for outputs
Monitors own work to correct errors
Takes responsibility for meeting commitments and
for any shortcomings
Client Orientation:
Identifies the immediate and peripheral clients
of own work
Establishes and maintains effective working relationships
with clients
Identifies and monitors changes in the needs of
clients, including donors, governments, and project beneficiaries
Keeps clients informed of developments and
Continuous Learning:
Contributes to colleagues’ learning
Demonstrates interest in improving relevant
Demonstrates interest in acquiring skills
relevant to other functional areas
Keeps abreast of developments in own
professional area
Actively shares relevant information
Clearly communicates, and listens to feedback
on, changing priorities and procedures
Writes clearly and effectively, adjusting
wording to the intended audience
Listens effectively and communicates clearly,
adapting delivery to the audience
Creativity and Initiative:
Actively seeks new ways of improving programmes
or services
Expands responsibilities while maintaining
existing ones
Persuades others to consider new ideas
Proactively develops new ways to resolve
Leadership and Negotiation:
Convinces others to share resources
Actively identifies opportunities for and
promotes organizational change
Presents goals as shared interests
Articulates vision to motivate colleagues and
follow through
Performance Management:
Provides constructive feedback to colleagues
Identifies ways for their staff to develop their
abilities and careers
Provides fair, accurate, timely, and
constructive staff evaluations
Uses staff evaluations appropriately in
recruitment and other relevant HR procedures
Holds directly reporting managers accountable for
providing fair, accurate, timely, and constructive staff evaluations
Planning and Organizing:
Sets clear and achievable goals consistent with
agreed priorities for self and others
Identifies priority activities and assignments
for self and others
Organizes and documents work to allow for
planned and unplanned handovers
Identifies risks and makes contingency plans
Adjusts priorities and plans to achieve goals
Allocates appropriate times and resources for
own work and that of team members
Masters subject matter related to
Identifies issues, opportunities, and risks
central to responsibilities
Incorporates gender-related needs, perspectives,
and concerns, and promotes equal gender participation
Persistent, calm, and polite in the face of
challenges and stress
Treats all colleagues with respect and dignity
Works effectively with people from different
cultures by adapting to relevant cultural contexts
Knowledgeable about and promotes IOM core
mandate and migration solutions
Actively contributes to an effective, collegial,
and agreeable team environment
Contributes to, and follows team objectives
Gives credit where credit is due
Seeks input and feedback from others
Delegates tasks and responsibilities as
Actively supports and implements final group
Takes joint responsibility for team’s work
Technological Awareness:
Learns about developments in available
Proactively identifies and advocates for
cost-efficient technology solutions
Understands applicability and limitation of
technology and seeks to apply it to appropriate work
Resource Mobilisation: Establishes realistic resource
requirements to meet IOM needs
Technical Competencies:
Effectively applies knowledge of health issues
in execution of responsibilities at appropriate level
Maintains confidentiality and discretion in
appropriate areas of work
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
updated resumes, evidence of previous works and three references electronically
to hruganda@iom.int
Please include the POSITION TITLE in the subject
line of the email and ensure to send your attachments as one document in PDF
and the title of your attachment should be your full names
If you receive a notification of non-delivery of
your email, please forward your application to iomkampala@iom.int
Deadline: 3rd
November, 2016

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