Position Title : Migration Health Officer
Duty Station : Mogadishu, Somalia
Classification : Professional Staff, Grade UG
Type of Appointment : Special short-term ungraded, Six months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 20 October 2019
Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, 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.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is one of the largest humanitarian and development actors in Somalia. IOM’s Migration Health Division (MHD) is implementing emergency health and nutrition projects across 12 regions of Somalia, in addition to health systems strengthening programming and medical support for migrants and returnees. MHD’s programming spans the humanitarian-development nexus.
Under the overall supervision of the Senior Programme Coordinator , and the direct supervision of the Migration Health Programme Coordinator, the successful candidate will be responsible for contributing to the successful management, coordination and overall implementation of IOM Somalia’s health and nutrition programmes.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
- Support the Migration Health Programme Coordinator in the implementation of MHD’s health and nutrition programmes, including overall management, coordination, and daily administration.
- Supervise the technical components of the health and nutrition projects, ensuring that the output is in line with globally accepted standards, and developing tools for monitoring and assessment of programme performance.
- Monitor and ensure that all the health and nutrition projects meet their intended scope, time, quality and budget.
- Contribute to strengthening ongoing primary healthcare projects, with emphasis on quality of care, community health, collection and utilization of epidemiological data, clinical mentoring of health workers, and PSS/GBV mainstreaming.
- Contribute to development and implementation of projects in new thematic areas, including Mental Health and Psycho-Social Support (MHPSS) and health systems strengthening (HSS). Oversee emergency response implementation and expansion.
- Participate in proposal writing for new projects, and internal and external reports.
- Represent IOM at health, nutrition, protection cluster meetings, pillar working groups, technical working groups, and other relevant coordination structures. Liaise and strengthen relationships with Ministry of Health, UN agencies, INGOs, and donor representatives.
- Provide technical support to medical logistics and supply chain management for the health team including medical commodities, health promotion materials and logistical supplies.
- Participate in the recruitment, coaching, supervision and appraisal of staff as relevant as required. Work towards developing staffs to take broader responsibility and grow in their career.
- Undertake periodic visits to field sites to monitor programme implementation, support roll out of new projects, and produce field reports.
- Ensure effective MHD support to and integration in other departments within IOM Somalia, including migrant protection assistance, stabilization and early recovery programmes, disarmament demobilization and reintegration, and migration for international development in Africa (MIDA).
- Act as the Deputy to the Health Programme Coordinator, filling in as department in-charge as needed.
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Degree in Medicine, Nursing, Public Health with a Master’s Degree in Public Health or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or
• University degree in the above field with at least seven years of relevant professional experience.
• Experience in managing and implementing health service delivery, including during early recovery or post crisis emergency health programming;
• Experience in proposal development, monitoring and evaluation, and report writing;
• Experience in coordinating and liaising with government authorities, international and national organizations, and donors;
• Experience working in the region is an advantage.
• Demonstrated ability and willingness to work in difficult areas and challenging situations
For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Somali and Arabic is an advantage.
1 Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database
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
• 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 innovate.
• 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.
IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link. https://www.iom.int/sites/default/files/about-iom/iom_revised_competency_framework_external.pdf
Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.
Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.
The appointment is subject to funding confirmation.
Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.
No late applications will be accepted.
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