Deputy Regional Health Assessment Programme Coordinator At International Organization for Migration

Position Title : Deputy Regional Health Assessment Programme Coordinator

Duty Station : Nairobi, Kenya

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P4

Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 19 August 2021

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, 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.

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Applications are welcome from first- and second-tier candidates, particularly qualified female candidates as well as applications from the non-represented member countries of IOM. For all IOM vacancies, applications from qualified and eligible first-tier candidates are considered before those of qualified and eligible second-tier candidates in the selection process.

For the purpose of this vacancy, the following are considered first-tier candidates:

  1. Internal candidates
  2. External female candidates:
  3. Candidate from the following non-represented member states:

Antigua and Barbuda; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Fiji; Gabon; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Libya; Luxembourg; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu

Second tier candidates include:

All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states of IOM and female candidates.


Under the direct supervision of the Regional Health Assessment Programmes Coordinator (RHAPC) in Nairobi, the secondary supervision of the Global Quality Assurance and Compliance Coordinator, Geneva, and in close coordination with Regional Directors in Pretoria, Dakar, and Nairobi as well as the Migration Health Division (MHD) Regional Thematic Specialists (RTS’s), the Regional Migration Health Emergency Response Coordinator and other Senior MHD staff in IOM HQ, as well as Migration Health Advisor, IOM Washington for United States Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) related matters, the successful candidate will be responsible for assisting the RHAPC in the development and implementation of the regional quality management system for Health Assessment Programmes (HAPs) (including quality standards in health emergency response situations) as well as the coordination of joint Heath Assessments (HA) and non-HA health programmes and activities in Africa. As part of the duties, the Deputy Regional Health Assessment Programme Coordinator will provide oversight of the Regional Data Processing, Analysis and Follow Up Unit, including direct supervision of the Migration Health Processing Officer.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Review and enhance the quality management plan for all HA and related programmes in Africa based on the global quality framework for HAPs in close coordination with regional and global level senior MHD colleagues.
  2. Conduct regular quality monitoring visits to HAPS and other health project-implementing locations and provide feedback to the Country Offices (COs), respective RHAPC or RTS’s, RDs and senior MHD staff in HQ.
  3. Organize and coordinate the data collection, analysis and reporting system for all Migration HA related operations in Africa, including: a. Ensuring compliance of data entry software applications and protocols; b. Health Assessment pipeline monitoring and reports, c. Radiology testing outcomes, d. Laboratory testing outcomes, e. TB treatment, f. Pre-departure examinations, g. Presumptive treatment, h. Medical escorts, i. Incident reports, j. Files transmission monitoring and reporting, to Resettlement Support Centre (RSC) Africa, as well as to Australian, UK and Canadian High Commissions in Nairobi, as well as other relevant countries requesting health assessment missions and entities for resettlement caseloads.
  4. Ensure implementation of the Global Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) related to migrant health programmes, in particular for migration health assessment programmes and emergency health response, and development of regional and country-specific SOPs.
  5. Provide technical guidance and supervision to the Migration Health Processing Officer, Data Entry/Processing staff and their focal points within the region.
  6. Compile and share effective practices and lessons learned from HA programmes and incident responses.
  7. Use and analyse migration health data to manage quality of HAP and other health projects. Train staff in use of global and regional data and reporting tools for quality management. Develop a data collection strategy for non-HAP health projects in Africa in coordination with the Head, Regional Data Processing, Analysis and Follow-up Unit.
  8. Lead on the incident management process in HAPs Africa. Conceptualize the extension ofthe incident management system to non-HAP health projects. Work with the Migration Health Information team in Manila to develop adaptations of the Global Incident Reporting System (GIRS) to non-HAP health projects.
  9. Provide support to the RHAPC in the management of, individual follow-up of medical cases as necessary. This may include assisting the RHAPC in planning and coordinating activities with IOM Operations and field staff, counterparts as well as IOM and non-IOM panel physicians.
  10. Create regional staff development and training plans, including joint trainings for HAP and non-HAP MHD staff on cross-cutting themes of health assessments. Establish an environment that optimizes peer support, resources, experience sharing and reporting between HAP and non-HAP health staff in Africa and potentially other regions.
  11. Assist in mobilization of trained HAP staff for IOM health activities in emergencies and other non-HAP health projects.
  12. Identify opportunities for expanding migration health activities and programmes in the region responding to the needs Member States (MS) and migrants, announcements for call of proposals by drafting project concept notes and/or proposals and liaising with United Nations (UN) agencies and Ministry of Health to identify project development opportunities in coordination with MHD colleagues working in the respective regions.
  13. Proactively seek to ensure HAP capacities can benefit project development in coordination with RTS’s and HAP managers, including but not limited to the infrastructure and technical expertise, to address broader public health issues.
  14. Prepare administrative and programme reports and updates. In particular, prepare annual reports on member states activities or Migration HA’s activities and major parameters of the programs, and ad-hoc relevant and related reports, as requested.
  15. Design and incorporate public health activities in HAPs.
  16. In collaboration with the RTS, and the RHAPC represent the Organization and promote IOM health activities and IOM’s regional strategy in meetings, workshops, international conferences and as required write reports, presentations and background documents on behalf of the MHD.
  17. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• University degree in medicine, from an accredited institution with at least nine years of relevant professional experience.

• University degree in medicine, from an accredited institution and a Master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, international health, tropical medicine or related field from an accredited academic institution with at least seven years of relevant professional experience


• The professional experience must include at least seven years of experience in management of health programmes or systems, related to migration health, of which five are at in international level, preferably in developing countries;

• Experience in migration health assessment programmes is a distinctive advantage;

• Formal training or demonstrated experience in conceptualization, evaluation or implementation of public health programs is mandatory;

• Demonstrated experience in application of quality management principles is mandatory.


IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.

External applicants for all positions in the Professional category are required to be proficient in English and have at least a working knowledge of one additional UN Language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Chinese).

For all applicants, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an advantage.

Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.


Previous applicants do not need to re-apply.


Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (

Required Competencies:

Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three 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 3

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 3

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.

IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.

Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.


Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations. Recommended candidates endorsed by the Appointments and Postings Board will remain eligible to be appointed in a similar position for a period of 24 months.

The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country and who do not have prior experience outside the duty station’s country as staff member in the Professional category cannot be considered eligible.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 19 August 2021 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Posting period:

From 13.08.2021 to 19.08.2021

No Fees:

IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.

Requisition: VN 2021 161 Deputy Regional Health Assessment Programme Coordinator (P4) Nairobi,

Kenya (57087644) Released

Posting: Posting NC57087645 (57087645) Released

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