3 UN Medical Escort Job Opportunities – International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Organization: International
Organization for Migration (IOM)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Migration
Health Physician
About US:
Established in 1951,
International Organization for Migration (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.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Reports to the airport of departure to
    be with the applicant requiring medical escort at least 5 hours prior to
    actual air travel as indicated on the travel itinerary.
  • Provides medical escort assistance to
    refugees and other categories of migrants travelling under the auspices of
    the International Organization for Migration (IOM) as specified by the
    migration health physician in charge of medical escorts in accordance with
    the medical escort’s professional qualification and skills.
  • Strictly follows guidelines, technical
    instructions and recommendations provided by the Migration Health
    Physician in charge of medical escorts.
  • Assesses in person the migrants to be
    escorted at least three (3) days before departure at the IOM Migration
    health center in Kampala or at any other location as instructed.
  • Requests and checks the required medical
    escort kit, supplies, equipment and drugs needed at least three (3) days
    before departure and return the same in good order and condition within 48
    hours upon completion of duty.
  • Maintains appropriate level of
    communication with IOM staff involved in arrangement of travel.
  • Adapts, postpones, or extends travel
    plan as per the migrant’s medical condition at any stage during the
    travel- at departure points, transit points, and port of entry and at
    final destination.
  • Provides detailed instructions and
    briefing to the receiving party in final destination/port of entry before
    handing over the migrants escorted. In emergency cases, this requires
    accompanying the migrants escorted from airport of arrival up to the
    hospital/medical institution using an ambulance, if necessary and
  • Maintains appropriate level of
    cooperation with IOM personnel, airport authorities, airline
  • Maintains confidentiality of medical
    information with regard to the person/s under his/her professional
  • Prepares and submit a written medical
    escort report form to the Migration Health Physician in charge of medical
    escorts within 48 hours upon completion of duty.
  • Performs such other related duties that
    may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The International Organization for
    Migration (IOM) Medical Escort job opportunity should hold a Degree in
    medicine, registered with the Uganda Medical and Dentist Board and with a
    valid license to practice.
  • Three years of continuous
    clinical/hospital practice.
  • Possession of a valid visa for travel to
    USA or other destination countries such as: UK, Canada, Australia or
    countries of European Union is an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of emergency medical care.
  • Previous experience working in a refugee
    health program is an added advantage.
  • Previous travel to USA, UK, Canada,
    Australia or countries of European Union is an added advantage.
  • Willing to travel at very short notice.
  • Language Skills: English, Somali and
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their updated resumes with
three references electronically to hruganda@iom.int. The subject of your
email should be the Reference Number and Position Title i.e. “CFC: 01/05/018
Medical Escort.” Please ensure that send your attachments as ONE DOCUMENT in
PDF. The title of your attachment should be your full name.
NB: Since
the system is automated, if you do not follow the above mentioned instruction
your application may be missed by the system.
Deadline: 27th May 2018
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