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Senior Nurse- Migration Health, International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Senior Nurse- Migration Health, International Organization for Migration (IOM); December 28 2022




Senior Nurse- Migration Health


Organization: International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Position: Senior Nurse- Migration Health

Deadline: 01.05.2022

Employment: Full time

Salary: 1885 USD/ Month

Location: Jijiga, Somali




Job Description:


Vacancy No. IOM – VN/0156/2022
Position Title Senior Nurse – Migration Health
Duty Station


Classification G-7
Type of Appointment Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date As soon as possible
Posting Period 22-Dec-2022 – 05-Jan-2023


About IOM

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 Chief Migration Health Officer (CMHO) and the direct supervision of the Migration Health Officer (MHO) and Chief Migration Health Nurse the successful candidate will be responsible for the carrying out the following duties and responsibilities in relation to the Migration Health Assessment Centre (MHAC) in Jijiga, Ethiopia.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

1. Lead daily nursing and administrative activities of the migration health assessment in the Migration Health Assessment Centre (MHAC) to fulfil the technical requirements of the resettlement countries in the areas of:

  • Medical examinations;
  • Imaging;
  • Laboratory testing;
  • Vaccinations;
  • TB management;
  • Treatment and referrals;
  • Pre-departure procedures and medical movements;
  • Counselling;
  • Documentation, certification and information transmission;
  • Directly observed treatment/therapy short-course (DOTs);
  • Fitness-to-travel checks; and,
  • Other technical areas as may be required.

2.  Supervise all daily nursing and administrative activities, namely:

  •  Assign tasks to nurses and clerks;
  • Monitor pre-examination information sessions, counselling, history, follow up and vital signs taking; verify that nurses and medical clerks enter information into relevant databases in a timely and accurate manner, in accordance to their specific functions; and,
  • Facilitate and monitor implementation of fraud-prevention measures, including testing performed outside of the MHAC.

3. Contribute to the establishment and maintenance of an optimal workflow at the health assessment site by suggesting and implementing improvements to facilitate timeliness of completion of nursing and clerical tasks.

4. Verify that all migrant/refugee identity check mechanisms are well established and followed.

5. Implement quality assurance and quality control measures for nursing and clerical activities; participate in writing SOPs and instructions as well as staff training.

6. Verify that SOP’s, checklists and standard universal precautions within MHAC are followed.

7. Check that the MHAC pharmacy, stock, medical kits and emergency kits within the MHAC and for medical escorts if applicable are well maintained according to guidelines and SOP’s.

8. Coordinate, follow up and verify procurement for MHAC – including purchase orders, payment requests and invoices.

9. Gather and analyze administrative reports and program updates as necessary; report any inconsistencies or issues to the N+1 (CMHO or chief nurse).

10. Coordinate the planning and execution of mobile missions if applicable.

11.  Coordinate, and perform if needed, the medical escort duties when required to ensure migrants receive continued care throughout all phases of migration (before departure, during the journey and at the final destination).

12. Gather and analyze statistical information and share with the Chief Migration Health Nurse or CMHO as per preset and agreed upon format.

13. Maintain collaborative relationships with various partners to facilitate the follow up and relevant information sharing. Partners include internal IOM departments, other health providers, panel physicians, Embassies other UN agencies or NGO’s and others as applicable.

14. May have responsibility for direct supervision of a designated team.

15. Perform other duties as may be assigned.


Job Requirements:



Nursing Degree with a minimum of five years relevant clinical experience, with at least two years in a supervisory role and a valid licence to practice nursing in Ethiopia (if applicable)



  • Excellent technical skills, including in phlebotomy.
  • Training or working experience in the areas of Tuberculosis management, mass immunizations, communicable diseases, laboratory testing or public health is an advantage.
  • Computer literacy required: MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Access)


  • Fluency in Englis, Amharic and Somali  is required.
  • Working knowledge of other local languages is advantageous.

Values and Competencies


  • Inclusion and respect for diversity respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintain 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[1]– behavioural indicators

  • 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 and 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.


How To Apply:

For applicants to be considered, applicants are required to apply via indicating the short vacancy number and position title as mentioned in the short vacancy notice he/she applied for in the email Subject line. Any application that does not have this information in the subject line will not be considered and attach the following:

  • Motivation/Application letter
  • CV (written in English) with three professional referees and their contacts (both email and telephone)
  • Copies of all Academic Certificates from an Accredited University
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We strongly encourage qualified female applicants to apply!

Posting period:

From 22-Dec-2022 to 05-Jan-2023

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


We strongly encourage qualified female applicants to apply!

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