Public Health Officer Job Careers – International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Job Title:     Public Health Officer
Organization: International
Organization for Migration (IOM)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Job Grade: NO-B
Reports to: Chief of Mission
Ref: SVN: 04/10/016
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 Public
Health Officer will assist in IOM migration health assessment activities. In
particular, he/she will ensure that: planning, coordinating and monitoring of
CoAg Mental Health and Surveillance projects in MHD Uganda are done on time and
in accordance with the work plan.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Carry out health promotion actives related to
health assessment programme at IOM Migration Health Assessment Center in
Uganda, implements various public health activities including research, data collection
and analysis.
The incumbent will assess psychosocial needs of
traumatized Congolese refugees in the USRAP Uganda by working together with a
consultant expert and developing and/or modifying already existing mental
health screening tools for IOM panel physicians and nurse to screen refugees
for preexisting mental health conditions.
Work in close collaboration with the
Psychiatrist-consultant designs training materials and organizes training for
IOM staff to use screening tool to detect PTSD, anxiety and depression in
Congolese refugees during health assessment.
The incumbent will assess and implement enhanced
coordination of inter-sectoral referral mechanisms for mental health and
psychosocial support to USRP refugees in two sites in Uganda.
Assesses the needs and develops specific health
promotion materials for Congolese refugees
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.
Assists in the preparation, design, analysis and
implementation of research activities related to the migration health,
tuberculosis and sexually transmitted diseases.
Assists in developing potential health and
migration research/ projects/ programmes for the mission.
Undertakes duty travel as needed.
Writes donors’ reports as needed
Performs any other duties that may be required
from time to time.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the International
Organization for Migration IOM Public Health Officer career placement should
hold a University degree in Medicine, Degree in Medicine – MBChB or equivalent
with Masters in Public Health or Epidemiology. Registered with Ugandan Medical
At least three years of relevant professional
Previous professional experience in migration
health, mental health 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.
Required IOM functional competencies: Effective
Communicator, Successful Negotiator, Creative and Analytical Thinker, Active
Learner, Team Player.
Good computer knowledge in MS office packages.
Capacity to work independently; able to carry
out tasks with attention to detail; and demonstrated ability to maintain
accuracy and confidentiality;
Available at short notice to travel within the
country and to other countries;
Languages:  Fluency in both written and spoken
English. Knowledge of 2 or 3 local languages is desired
Personal Competencies:
Behavioral Competencies:
Accountability – accepts and
gives constructive criticism; follows all relevant procedures, processes, and
policies; 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.
Continuous Learning
contributes to colleagues’ learning; demonstrates interest in improving
relevant skills; demonstrates interest in acquiring skills relevant to other
functional areas; Keeps abreast of developments in own professional area.
Communication – actively
shares relevant information; clearly communicates, and listens to feedback on,
changing priorities and procedures; writes clearly and effectively, adapting
wording and style to the intended audience; listens effectively and
communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience.
Creativity and Initiative
proactively develops new ways to resolve problems
Leadership and Negotiation – convinces others to
share resources; presents goals as shared interests.
Performance Management
provides constructive feedback to colleagues; 
provides fair, accurate, timely, and constructive staff evaluations;  uses staff evaluations appropriately in
recruitment and other relevant HR procedures.
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.
Professionalism – masters
subject matter related to responsibilities; 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
Teamwork – 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
appropriate; actively supports and implements final group decisions; takes
joint responsibility for team’s work.
Technological Awareness
learns about developments in available technology; proactively identifies and
advocates for cost-efficient technology solutions; understands applicability
and limitation of technology and seeks to apply it to appropriate work.
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
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
Deadline: 3rd November,

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