Ended National Migration Health Officer (Multiple Positions)

The Job

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;

  1. 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.
  2. Perform medical assessments for programme beneficiaries, according to IOM global standards and  procedures  and  manage  the  identified  medical  cases  whenever required;
  3. Ensure use of IOM developed protocols and documentation related to health assessments and fitness to travel certification;
  4. 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;
  5. Monitor and evaluate the quality of medical  care provided to IOM beneficiaries to  ensure that it is up to national and    IOM  global standards;
  6. 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;
  7. 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.
  8. Ensure the confidentiality of the medical information of IOM   beneficiaries.
  9. 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.
  10. Provide and recommend medical escort assistance to voluntary returnees as required. Close coordination with the Operations Officer is necessary for this task.
  11. Represent IOM Yemen in national and regional task-forces and working groups on migration health related issues,
  12. Undertake duty travels as required;
  13. Undertake other related duties as  assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience


  1. University Degree in Medicine; License to practice medicine in  Yemen.
  2. At least three years of clinical experience in General Practice and Family medicine;
  3. Excellent clinical skills;
  4. Experience in working with victims of violence, reproductive health issues and/or HIV/ AIDS programming,  and  awareness  of  gender  issues;
  5. Experience  in working  with  government  institutions is mandatory;
  6. Experience in providing health-related trainings to government and non-government entities is a strong  advantage;
  7. Capacity to develop and supervise quality control/assurance mechanisms in medical activities;
  8. Understanding of basic health research concepts;
  9. Willingness to travel and to work in difficult   settings.

Languages English and Arabic

Required Competencies


  • 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

Client Orientation

  • 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

Continuous Learning

  • 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

Performance Management

  • 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
  • solutions


  • 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

Technological Awareness

  • 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

Resource Management

  • 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.

Technical Skills:

  • 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.
How to Apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via email to hrdeptsanaa@iom.int   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

  • Employer: IOM
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Sana'a
  • Posted on: 6 March 2019
  • Deadline: 20 March 2019