3 UN Jobs – Clinical Nurses – International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Job Title:   Clinical Nurse (3 UN Job Opportunities)

Organisation: International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reference No: VN/UG/007/2021

Classification: General Service (G4)


About US:

Established in 1951, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits both migrants and society in general. As the United Nations Migration Agency, IOM works with its partners to assist in meeting the growing operational challenges of migration, advance understanding of migration issues, encourage social and economic development through migration, and uphold the wellbeing and human rights of migrants. The IOM constitution gives explicit recognition to the link between migration and economic, social and cultural development, as well as to the principle of freedom of movement of persons. IOM has 174 member states, 8 countries holding observer Status, and offices in more than 100 countries.


Job Summary:  Under the overall guidance of the Medical Officer and the direct supervision of the Migration Health Nurse, the successful candidate will assist in the processing of migration health assessment of migrants.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Coordinate migration health assessment with the Migration Health Nurse working for various resettlement countries and other visa applicants as well as facilitate health assessment for USRAP, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK TB Detection Programme and some European country and submission of complete medical documents.
  • Implement migration health-related activities such as filling personal/applicant details, history taking, organizing medical files including laboratory results and x-rays, and performing medical follow up as requested by the Migration Health Nurse.
  • Identify migrant for true and likeness appearance and perform blood collection, urine and sputum specimen collections, and x-ray procedures.
  • Coordinate and liaise with x-ray department, laboratory units, clinics, and referral hospitals and sets appointments for various follow up.
  • Inform Migration Health Nurse that the migrant has completed treatment(s) prescribed and ensures that required reports are provided to the appropriate parties as well as coordinate and maintain precise tracking records of all medical reviews.
  • Coordinate with Migration Health Nurse about fitness to travel of migrants and conduct pre-departure checks, de-worming, and anti-malarial treatments. Report this information to the Migration Health Nurse.
  • Prepare monthly reports for all cases cleared to travel and those on medical hold with projected clearance.
  • Initiate anti -TB treatment for eligible migrants as per the panel physician’s recommendation, provide directly observed therapy (DOT) for patients at IOM TB clinic, monitor treatment progress, and drugs side effects, conduct monthly evaluation, observe DOT’s during the weekend, perform home visits, and contact tracing, provide Health Education and counseling for TB patients and contacts.
  • Ensure safekeeping and monitoring of TB drug inventory and tracking of expiry date, request of supplementary feeding for patients, and other medical items in a timely manner.
  • Compile required reports and timely submission to the National TB Program and IOM Regional Office.
  • Perform vaccination for migrants as prescribed by the Migration Health Nurse, updates vaccination data, maintains cold chain and ensure safekeeping of the vaccines.
  • Travel to camps and other field missions with the mobile team and perform all activities requested by the Migration Health Nurse.
  • Encode data on spreadsheet, compile monthly statistical reports as required and ensure appropriate filing system for all reports and records.
  • Safe keep, monitor and organize medical stock and inventory track expiry date. Consolidate and places quarterly medical orders for supplies.
  • Perform local and international medical escort duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Completed secondary education from an accredited education institution preferably with Diploma in Nursing with 4 years working experience in the related field, Or bachelor’s degree with 2 years working experience.
  • The related experience in a clinic or hospital in the areas of: TB Programs, VCT, migration health, disease control and international public health; Training and experience in TB, VCT, communicable diseases and migration health is a requirement.
  • Previous work experience with an international organization and NGOs dealing with refugees would be an advantage
  • Training and experience in TB, STDs, other communicable diseases and migration health is considered an asset.
  • Computer literate on Microsoft Word, Excel and Access.
  • Capacity to work independently; able to carry out tasks with attention to detail; and demonstrated ability to maintain accuracy and confidentiality;
  • Available at short notice to travel within the country and to other countries;
  • Fluent in English and Kiswahili, Kinyarwanda. Ability and willingness to work in difficult areas/situations;


  • 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 – behavioral indicators level 1

  • The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following behavioral competencies:
  • Accountability- Takes ownership for achieving the organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delighted work.
  • Communication – Encourages and contributes to clear and open communication. Explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring, and motivational way.
  • Teamwork – Develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
  • Delivering results – produces and delivers quality services 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.


How to Apply:

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 highlighting the required education and experience. All interested applicants may send their applications to hruganda@iom.int  Reference Number and Position Title: VN/UG/007/2021 – Clinical Nurse should be specified in the SUBJECT field.


Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged.

Only short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

Duty Station: Kyaka, Kyangwali and Nakivale (all in Uganda)

Grade: General Services, G4


Deadline: 9th November 2021


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