Chief Migration Health Officer (Health Assessment Programmes)

Full Time Greater Accra IOM
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Deadline: 06/02/2021
Qualification: Degree
Work Experience: Experienced
Industry: Human Resources

Health Assessment Portfolio
1. Organize and supervise the migration health assessment process to fulfil the technical
requirements of the resettlement countries in the areas of:
a. Medical examinations;
b. Imaging;
c. Laboratory testing;
d. Vaccinations;
e. TB management;
f. Treatment and referrals;
g. Pre-departure procedures and medical movements;
h. Documentation, certification and information transmission; and,
I. Other technical areas as may be required.
2. Ensure that the infrastructure and equipment of HAP premises meet professional standards
of quality and safety and are sufficient and adequate for provision of the services.
3. Ensure that human resources and HAP organizational structure are sufficient and adequate
for the planned levels of health assessments and that the staff has necessary qualifications and
skills. Establish a sufficient network of external human resources, such as consultants and
medical escorts, to support health assessment process and travel assistance. In coordination
with the Human Resource Unit, ensure that all medical personnel maintain valid licenses to
4. Ensure that the regulatory government authorities are informed about IOM’s health activities
and that the IOM medical facilities have obtained approval to provide health assessments and
related services.
5. Establish and maintain efficient, client-centered procedures and ensure high level of integrity
at all stages of HAP process, including client information and appointment system, payment,
registration, pre- and post-test counselling, examination, testing, treatment and referrals,
submission of health assessment results, pre-departure and other procedures. Establish and
maintain a system, enabling clients to provide feedback.
6. Establish and maintain a system of quality improvement for each service area. Undertake
quality control activities on a regular basis, including practice observation, regular supervisory
visits to all facilities/teams involved in the health assessment operations, desk audits and use of
self-assessment tools. Use data analysis and web reporting system to monitor performance
indicators. Ensure implementation of the global IOM Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs);
create and implement country-specific SOPs for each service area. Ensure proper reporting and
management of incidents according to the Guidance Note for Incident Management.
7. Incorporate additional public health interventions in the HAP context. Such interventions may
include surveillance for communicable diseases, outbreak preparedness and response, health
education and health promotion, public health services for host communities, liaison with public
health institutions and other activities.
8. Supervise health- and non-health staff as well as external consultants, involved in the health
assessment process; ensure that performance evaluations for health staff are completed in a
timely manner. Ensure that all staff are aware of the IOM Standards of Conduct under Article 42,
and continuously reinforce these standards. Informs in due time the CoM and the IOM Office of
Ethics and Conduct of any issues regarding staff misconduct.
9. Establish the HAP staff development strategy and ensure that the appropriate plan is
implemented. Within that plan, apart from attendance to external educational events, initiate,
organize and deliver various professional in-house trainings.
10. Liaise with external service providers to negotiate agreements in coordination with the
Resource Management Officer (RMO). Exercise quality control over outsourced services and take corrective measures if necessary.
11. Maintain confidentiality and security of migration health data in accordance with the IOM
Data Protection Principles.
12. Organize systematic collection, processing and analyses of migration health data. Ensure
data quality. Provide periodic, as well as ad-hoc reporting to MHD, for MH activities.
13. Oversee the financial aspects of the health programmes in close coordination with the
mission’s finance staff: supervise budget preparation and ensure monitoring of MH projects,
suggest adjustments and cost-effective solutions, and review financial reports.
14. Provide oversight and coordinate the procurement of medical equipment, vaccines,
medications and other medical supplies in coordination with the resource management unit.
15. Organize and supervise activities of mobile medical teams, if applicable.
Other health activities
16. Facilitate the integration of health assessment activities into the overall migration related
programming of the Country Office through close collaboration with the various units at the
Country Office.
17. Liaise and coordinate with national and international health and development assistance
authorities regarding public health interventions. Develop, strengthen and expand partnerships
with national Ministries of Health, World Health Organization (WHO)
18. Liaise with donors and other key partners (UN, state and non-state partners) and ensure
representation of IOM in all fora dealing with migration health issues.
19. Advise IOM colleagues on the link between the Health Assessment Programme with the two
other core MHD programme areas – Health Promotion and Assistance to Migrants, and
Migration Health Assistance to Crisis-Affected Populations.
20. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• University degree in Medicine from an accredited academic institution with preferred
specializations: internal medicine and its subspecialties, Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, Emergency
Medicine, Family Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology; and minimum of seven (7) years of
relevant professional experience; or
• Master’s Degree in Community or Public Health, Medical Specialization in Infectious Diseases,
Tropical Medicine or other related fields from an accredited academic institution with five (5)
years of relevant professional experience of which at least three (3) years managerial
• Continuous clinical experience preferably in a multidisciplinary hospital setting or at
IOM/similar international clinic context;
• Experience in Migration Heath Assessments;
• Demonstrated progressive experience in health programme management;
• Experience in project development, management and report writing;
• Experience in supervision and coordination; Experience in migration health emergency response is an asset; and,
• Experience in establishing partnerships with government institutions, health institutions and
other partners.
IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.
For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of French
is an advantage.
Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process,
which may include written and/or oral assessments.
Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database
Required Competencies:
Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:
• Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural
differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
• Integrity and transparency: maintains 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 – behavioural indicators level 2
• Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve
shared goals and optimize results.
• Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results 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
• Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes
responsibility for own action and delegated work.
• Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains
complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.
Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2
• Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the
ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.
• Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling
environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
• Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and
communicates a clear strategic direction.
IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.
Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.

How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment
system, by 26 January 2021 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment
system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
For further information please refer to:
Posting period:
From 13.01.2021 to 26.01.2021
No Fees:
IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview,
processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank

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