Migration Health Physician Job Careers - International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Organization: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Job Grade: NO-A
Reports to: Chief Medical Officer
Ref: SVN: 03/10/016

About Us:
The International Organization for Migration (IOM), established in 1951, is the leading international intergovernmental organization dealing with migration.  IOM works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people.

Job Summary: The Migration Health Physician will mainly be responsible for performing required routine clinical tasks/procedures in connection with the migration health assessment and treatment; to ensure that identified refugees and migrants are medically fit to migrate in accordance with the predefined medical requirements of the receiving countries. The incumbent shall perform the following essential functions:

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         The incumbent will carry out migration health assessment and complete related medical documentation of migrants approved for migration in accordance with the resettlement country’s Medical Examination Guidelines/Protocols for Immigrants and the IOM Migration Health Assessment Guidelines.
·         Responsible for coordinating and ensuring appropriate documentation of  Biodata and Registration of all Migrants presenting or presented for Migration health assessment including appropriate monitoring and storage of all bio-data under strict confidentiality code of conduct,
·         Actively participate in following  activities that are performed in accordance with the technical requirements of the resettlement countries:
o   Medical treatment and follow up programs
o   Pre-embarkation medical examination of departing refugees.
·         Actively contribute to the analysis and technical elaboration of data gathered from the migration health assessment.
·         Support the Head of MHAC in coordinating with the local/national health authorities, physicians, hospitals and laboratories as needed.
·         The jobholder will also support the Head of IOM MAHC in Kampala in the preparation, design, analysis and implementation of activities related to the migration health, tuberculosis and sexually transmitted diseases.
·         Offer technical support in developing potential health and migration projects/programmes for the Mission.
·         Perform such other related duties that may be assigned by the direct supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The ideal candidate for the International Organization for Migration IOM Migration Health Physician job opportunity should hold a University degree in Medicine and Surgery
·         At least three years of professional experience
·         The applicant must be registered with Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioner’s Board.
·         Paediatric or Infectious diseases experience is an added advantage.
·         Prior involvement or demonstrated knowledge in Migration Health / Travel medicine
·         Previous exposure and experience in migration health, migration medical assessments, epidemiology and/or international public health
·         Experience of working with international humanitarian organizations, in a multi-cultural setting is an advantage
·         Nationals with a good knowledge of, and experience in, the culture and traditions of their country;
·         Proficiency in the working language of the field office and the local language(s).
·         Ability and willingness to work in difficult areas/situations
·         Languages: English fluency. Swahili is desired

Personal Competencies:
Behavioral Competencies:
·         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, adjusting wording 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 follow through
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
·         Uses staff evaluations appropriately in recruitment and other relevant HR procedures
·         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
·         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 Mobilisation: Establishes realistic resource requirements to meet IOM needs
Technical Competencies:
·         Effectively applies knowledge of health issues in execution of responsibilities at appropriate level
·         Maintains confidentiality and discretion in appropriate areas of work

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their updated resumes, evidence of previous works and three references electronically to hruganda@iom.int

·         Please include the POSITION TITLE in the subject line of the email and ensure to send your attachments as one document in PDF and the title of your attachment should be your full names
·         If you receive a notification of non-delivery of your email, please forward your application to iomkampala@iom.int

Deadline: 3rd November, 2016

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