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Senior Health Assistant, International Organization for Migration – IOM

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Senior Health Assistant, International Organization for Migration – IOM, July 14 2022
Organization: International Organization for Migration – IOM
Position: Senior Health Assistant
Deadline: 07.28.2022
Employment: Full time
Salary: As per UN G7 salary scale- 1731.00USD
Location: Shire

Job Description:


Vacancy No.

Position Title Senior Health Assistant
Duty Station Shire, Ethiopia
Classification G7
Type of Appointment SVN, Six months with the possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date As soon as possible
Posting Period 14.07.2022 – 28.07.2022

Organizational Context and Scope

IOM Established in 1951, 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.

Under the overall supervision of the Head of Sub-office, under the technical guidance of the Emergency Health Coordinator, and the direct supervision of the Migration Health Officer, the incumbent will be required to work as a member of the IOM Health team for the successful implementation of IOM Emergency Health related projects.

The incumbent will undertake the tasks outlined below:

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

1.    Support the Emergency Health Coordinator and the Migration Health Officer in the overall implementation and monitoring of IOM’s static clinics and MHNTs operations including, but not limited to:

·         Conducting rapid health and nutritional assessments to identify key and urgent needs.

·         Supporting the IOM Migration Health Officer in provision of emergency health care services including preventative and curative consultations, mass and routine vaccination campaigns and reproductive health care in field locations.

·         Identify any unmet gaps and needs and adjust as necessary by facilitating training of MHNT clinical service providers in coordination with the Emergency Health Coordinator, the Migration Health Officer, and MHNT staff.

2.    Provide supportive monitoring and capacity building to MHNT staff on the implementation of Primary Health Care activities and ensure coordination of the health team as well as linking IOM with appropriate clusters/agencies at national and state levels.

3.    Provide periodic technical updates of all IOM health activities and Documentation/dissemination of best practice materials in close coordination with the Emergency Health Coordinator, Migration Health Officer, and field staff in all locations.

4.    Act as focal point for entering and analyzing weekly and monthly data, give feedback to field team with technical advice and contribute to regular reporting on project achievements, challenges encountered, pertinent developments and strategic needs for IOM health programs in collaboration with the Emergency Health Coordinator and Migration Health Officer.

5.    Where necessary support to represent IOM health at relevant coordination meetings and maintain coordination and cooperation with health cluster partners including WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, NGOs and other partners in the field.

6.    Support monitoring and analyze of the projects’ progress towards achievement of indicators, outputs, and outcomes, specifically aimed at increasing effectiveness, recommending specific actions for improvement, and assist in coordinating the development of evaluation protocols.

7.    Field travel is required.


8.    Perform such other duties as may be assigned


Job Requirements:

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  • University degree from an accredited academic institution in Nursing or Health Officer or Medicine with seven years of relevant professional and progressive experience.
  • MPH is added advantage.

Experience & Skills 

  • Experience in implementing health services for migrants, refugee and displaced persons and other vulnerable groups; including early recovery or post crisis emergency health programming.
  • Experience in coordinating and liaising with government authorities, and other national/international institutions.
  • Experience in the knowledge, structures and functions of primary health care system and international health agencies and donors.
  • Experience with IOM internal project operations an advantage.
  • Strong analytical and reporting skills.
  • Good communication and negotiation skill.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality is mandatory.


  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Working knowledge of Tigrigna, Amharic and other local languages is an advantage.

Values and Competencies

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


  • 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.


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.

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How To Apply:


Interested candidates are invited to submit their application/ motivation letter enclosed with only detail CV written in English through, on or before July 28, 2022. Please indicate the position title, vacancy number and the duty station in the subject line of your application letter. (Application for Senior Health AssistantSVN/0102/2022, based in Shire). No photocopies of educational/training certificates are required at this stage; applicant who doesn`t 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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