Job in International Organization for Migration: National Migration health Physician (Deadline: 06 December 2016)

Job in International Organization for Migration:  National Migration health Physician (Deadline: 06 December 2016)

Job in International Organization for Migration:  National Migration health Physician (Deadline: 06 December 2016)



Open to Internal and External Candidates

Position Title                       : National Migration Health Physician

Organizational Unit             : Migration Health Department

Duty Station                        : Kigali, Rwanda

Classification                       : National officer Staff, NOA (UN salary Scale for NO staff)

Type of Appointment          : Special fixed term, nine (9) months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date           : As soon as possible

Closing Date                       : December 06, 2016

Reference Code                  : VN2016/12 – RW

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. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. 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.


Under the overall administrative supervision of the Chief of Mission, the direct technical supervision of the Head of Planning, Monitoring and Follow up Unit/Head of Mobile Teams (Regional Office Nairobi) as part of a team, the incumbent will be responsible and accountable for coordinating and performing migration health assessments.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Perform migration health assessments and completes related medical documentation of migrants referred for migration health assessment in accordance with the resettlement countries’ technical instructions and IOM Rwanda Migration Health Department (MHD) Standard Operating Procedures, (SOPs) for medical examinations.
  2. Refer patients to medical specialists for stabilization treatment based on the previous medical examination or present clinical findings.
  3. Administer overseas Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) recommended chemoprophylaxis treatment and immunizations as per the receiving countries’ requirements.
  4. Perform pre-departure and pre-embarkation medical check up on all refugee migrants departing under IOM auspices, making sure they are fit to travel.
  5. Complete Pre-Departure Medical Screening (PDMS) certificates for US-bound refugees during pre-departure medical check by ensuring timely, accurate and complete reporting of all activities related to medical examinations, stabilization treatment and parasites chemoprophylaxis as per IOM guidelines for PDMS procedures and IOM guidelines for medically assisted movements.
  6. Coordinate with the local/national health authorities, physicians, hospitals and laboratories as needed.
  7. Assist in the preparation, and implementation of research activities related to the migration health, tuberculosis and sexually transmitted diseases.
  8. Assist in developing potential health and migration projects/programmes for the Mission.
  9. Implement quality control standards and ensures confidentiality of individual health information.
  10. Assist in the analysis and technical elaboration of data gathered from the migration health assessment.
  11. Ensure adherence to the administration procedures including but not limited to Finance and Human Resource within the Medical department, service provider contracts, etc.
  12. Perform any other duties that may be required from time to time.

Required Qualifications and Experience


  • Master’s Degree in Public Health or other related clinical specialties or,
  • University degree in Medicine with 2 years of relevant clinical experience.


  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, PowerPoint, Good knowledge of information technology and proficiency in Microsoft Office applicationsespecially Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and SharePoint.
  • Registered with the Rwanda Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board.
  • Experience in administration/management an advantage.
  • Health sector experience in Africa.
  • Professional working experience in migration health, immigration medical assessments, epidemiology and/or international public health.
  • Training/experience in Paediatrics, Internal Medicine or Infectious Diseases is an advantage.
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions such as heavy workloads and tight timelines.
  • Willing to accept flexible work schedule.
  • Attentive to details and accuracy in handling and reporting data.
  • Strong communication, negotiation and problem solving skills.


Fluency in English and Kinyarwanda is required. Knowledge of French and Swahili is an added advantage

Required Competencies

  • Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms
  • Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders
  • Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others
  • Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience
  • Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others.
  • Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter
  • Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation.
  • Technological Awareness – Proactively identifies and advocates for cost-efficient technology solutions.
  • Resource Mobilization – Establishes realistic resource requirements to meet IOM needs


The appointment is subject to funding confirmation.

Appointment will also be subject to certification by the Organization’s (IOM’s) Medical Officer, based on medical examination(s), that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the Government of Rwanda, where applicable.

This application is open to all Rwandese citizen and any other foreign national as long as such an applicant has a right of residence and right to work in Rwanda at the time of application. (IOM will not be responsible in securing such Visas or authorisations from the Government of Rwanda, any applicant of foreign nationality must provide authentic certification from Government of Rwanda in regards to right of residency and right to work in Rwanda at the time of application).

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications to by December 06, 2016 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

The subject of your e-mail MUST indicate the Position title and reference code.

In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM will only accept applications which should include a cover letter (not more than one page) and résumé (CV) highlighting the required educationand experience

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Posting period:

From 23.11.2016 to 06.12.2016

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