Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Applications are welcome from first- and second-tier candidates, particularly qualified female candidates as well as applications from the non-represented member countries of IOM. For all IOM vacancies, applications from qualified and eligible first-tier candidates are considered before those of qualified and eligible second-tier candidates in the selection process.
For the purpose of this vacancy, the following are considered first-tier candidates:
Antigua and Barbuda; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Djibouti; Fiji; Gabon; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People's Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu
Second tier candidates include:
All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states.
Under the overall guidance of the Deputy Chief of Mission (CoM), the direct supervision of the Migration Health Coordinator in IOM Libya, and in close coordination with the Operations Manager, Voluntary Humanitarian Return (VHR) team and Regional Humanitarian Assistance Programme (HAP) Coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) in Cairo for health assessment activities; the successful candidate will be responsible for assisting the Migration Health Coordinator with the development, coordination and implementation of migration health programmes.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
Assist the migration health assessments programme of IOM Libya by supporting health assessments (HA) of migrants in the VHR/ Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) and resettlement programmes, provide technical supervision and monitoring of IOM medical staff in IOM Libya, check that the following activities are performed in accordance with the technical requirements of the resettlement countries:
Organize clinical stabilization of the migrants with medical conditions before the departure flights; arrange with health services in the public and private sector health programs, laboratories, hospitals, physicians etc for this purpose, if and when needed.
Recommend training needs and opportunities, organize and provide trainings, including on-the-job trainings.
Assist in the pre-departure treatment and pre-embarkation assessments of 'fitness to travel' as required, maintain current relevant records and reports, supervise the implementation of treatment and follow-up actions for cases on medical hold after health assessment.
Participate in the organization of mobile missions if applicable. Supervise migration health support staff. Ensure quality control, manageable workload distribution, scheduling and on-call coverage to support health assessment activities and processes as well as travel health assistance.
Ensure quality control standards are consistently applied for each service area within the Migration Health Division.
Collect and process migration health data according to guidelines established within the mission. Draft regular and ad-hoc reports covering migration health assessment activities.
Maintain collaborative relationships with various partners to facilitate follow up and relevant information sharing. Partners include internal IOM departments, other health providers, panel physicians, Embassies, other UN agencies or Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) and others as applicable.
Monitor budgetary expenditures of the migration health assessments in close coordination with the mission's finance staff.
Maintain confidentiality and security of migration health data in accordance with the IOM Data Protection Principles, including but not limited to communicating with the receiving countries.
In coordination with the Migration Health Coordinator, contribute to the development of project proposals and research activities on migration health by selecting and summarizing background information, assessing local context for planning and administration of projects and activities, and drafting segments of proposals.
Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
This position is based in Tunis, Tunisia; with possible relocation to Libya if and when the situation is conducive.
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:
Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2
Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2
Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.