National Migration Health Officer (Multiple Positions)
Open to Internal and External Candidates
Position: National Migration Health Officer (Multiple Positions)
Organizational Unit: Migrants Health Programme Unit
Duty Station: Yemen, Sana’a
IOM Classification: NO-A
Type of Appointment : Special Short-Term (SST) Graded Contract, 6 Months (Renewable)
SVN No.: SVN2019-043
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
Closing Date: Wednesday 20, March 2019
Established in 1951, 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.
IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.
Organizational Context and Scope:
Under the overall supervision of the IOM Chief of Mission (COM), and under the technical guidance of the Migration Health Programme Coordinator in Sana’a, the National Migration Health Officer will lead the implementation of the Transit Migration Programme in Yemen, as well as act as liaison between IOM and the Yemen Ministry of Health and all other relevant health partners operating in Yemen.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
Lead the implementation of the Transit Migration programme in Yemen, including supervision of national staff recruited under this programme;Assist the Migration Health Programme Coordinator in supervising and guiding the overall provision of medical care to IOM beneficiaries under the Counter Trafficking, Mixed Migration, Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration, Emergency and Post-Crisis, and other IOM programmes implemented in Yemen;Coordinate the implementation of IOM’s Migration Health activities with the Ministry of Health and Population (MOHP) and the UN Country Team partners, and work with relevant health authorities in identifying gaps and needs related to the health of migrants;Work closely with national health authorities to develop and maintain an efficient referral system for medical cases that require specialized medical attention;Provide – and supervise the provision of – capacity building and technical assistance to the MOHP and other partners to improve the provision of medical care for migrants and other migration health related issues;
- Together with the MOHP and implementing partners, identify health facilities with high migrant caseloads and their needs for medical supplies and equipment, and supervise the procurement of agreed medical supplies and equipment.
- Perform medical assessments for programme beneficiaries, according to IOM global standards and procedures and manage the identified medical cases whenever required;
- Ensure use of IOM developed protocols and documentation related to health assessments and fitness to travel certification;
- Ensure completion of the prescribed / advised treatment courses and ensure fitness to travel of IOM beneficiaries prior to movement/ travel; provide them with all necessary documents for follow-up treatment upon discharge, in the transit points or at the final destination;
- Monitor and evaluate the quality of medical care provided to IOM beneficiaries to ensure that it is up to national and IOM global standards;
- Develop training modules and materials, and act as trainer/ facilitator in IOM’s Migration Health trainings in close coordination with the Migration Health Progamme Coordinator;
- Ensure that data from health assessments, referral and treatment provision, fitness to travel and other health related assistance of IOM beneficiaries is systematically captured; prepare medical reports and statistics for internal dissemination and upon clearance from the project management and technical supervisors, periodic sharing with government counterparts and other stakeholders.
- Ensure the confidentiality of the medical information of IOM beneficiaries.
- Establish good working relations between IOM and the National Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS Programmes, promoting inclusion of migrants into the National prevention and treatment strategies; as well as ensuring direct benefits of timely treatment and follow up of migrants in Yemen in need of such services through the National Programmes.
- Provide and recommend medical escort assistance to voluntary returnees as required. Close coordination with the Operations Officer is necessary for this task.
- Represent IOM Yemen in national and regional task-forces and working groups on migration health related issues,
- Undertake duty travels as required;
- Undertake other related duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- University Degree in Medicine; License to practice medicine in Yemen.
- At least three years of clinical experience in General Practice and Family medicine;
- Excellent clinical skills;
- Experience in working with victims of violence, reproductive health issues and/or HIV/ AIDS programming, and awareness of gender issues;
- Experience in working with government institutions is mandatory;
- Experience in providing health-related trainings to government and non-government entities is a strong advantage;
- Capacity to develop and supervise quality control/assurance mechanisms in medical activities;
- Understanding of basic health research concepts;
- Willingness to travel and to work in difficult settings.
Languages English and Arabic
- Creates a respectful office environment free of harassment and retaliation, and promotes the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA)
- 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
- 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
- Keeps clients informed of developments and setbacks
- 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
- 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
- Actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services
- Expands responsibilities while maintaining existing ones
- Persuades others to consider new ideas
- Proactively develops new ways to resolve problems
Leadership and Negotiation
- Convinces others to share resources
- Actively identifies opportunities for and promotes organizational change
- Presents goals as shared interests
- Articulates vision to motivate colleagues and follows through with commitments
- Provides constructive feedback to colleagues
- Identifies ways for their staff to develop their abilities and careers
- Provides fair, accurate, timely, and constructive staff evaluations
- Holds directly reporting managers accountable for providing fair, accurate, timely, and constructive staff evaluations
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
- Develops strategic vision for IOM within area of responsibility
- Organizes and documents work to allow for planned and unplanned handovers
- Identifies risks and makes contingency plans,
- Adjusts priorities and plans to achieve goals
- Allocates appropriate times and resources for own work and that of team Members
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Establishes realistic resource requirements to meet IOM needs
- Builds stable strategic alliances with relevant parties
- Identifies sources of and secures funding from external stakeholders to meet the needs of IOM.
- Ability to pay close attention to details and work with minimal supervision
- Excellent computer skills especially MS Office and SAP
- Excellent communication and negotiation skills, strong interpersonal skills; Ability to work effectively and harmoniously within a team.
- Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.
- Only candidates residing in the country of the duty station within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered.
- Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.
- Female with the above qualifications are encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 20 March, 2019
In order for the applications to be considered valid, IOM only accepts applications with a cover letter not more than one page specifying the motivation for application, with a subject line “SVN2019/043 Sana’a, National Migration Health Officer – NOA “
All applications should include a functional email address, mobile numbers and detailed curriculum vitae (CV).
Posting period: From 07.March.2019 to 20.March.2019