Migration Health Programme Coordinator

International Organization for Migration, Juba, South Sudan

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
13th July, 2017

Job Description

Position Title : Migration Health Programme Coordinator

Duty Station : Juba, South Sudan

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P3

Type of Appointment : Special short-term graded, Six months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 13 July 2017

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.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates are considered as first-tier candidates:

Internal candidates

Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Benin, Bahamas, Botswana, Belize, Congo, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Gambia, Guyana, Iceland, Comoros, Lesotho, Luxembourg, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Maldives, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, El Salvador, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Vanuatu, Samoa

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM), the direct supervision of the Head of Operations and under the guidance of the Director of Migration Health Division in Geneva for health technical matters, the Migration Health Programme Coordinator is responsible and accountable for the management, effective coordination and strategic direction of all health assistance related projects and resources in South Sudan.

S/he will maintain coordination with and be additionally guided by the Regional Migration Health Specialist based at the IOM Regional Office for East and Horn of Africa in Nairobi, as well as the Health Assistance for Crisis Affected Populations Unit in IOM Headquarters (HQs).

S/he will work closely with the Ministry of Health (MOH) and other Government counterparts at national and state levels ensuring that all IOM’s Migration Health activities are within the framework of the MOH National Plan of Action and strategies.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the design, development of migration health projects and supervise the overall management and administration of migration health related programs implemented through various programs in South Sudan.
  • Identify/develop new strategies and manage the development of emergency health either as stand-alone or embedded in multi-sectorial emergency response within the framework of the IOM Migration Crisis Operational Framework (MCOF).
  • Oversee the resource deployment, activation, implementation, reporting and evaluation of health related programmes.
  • Monitor and analyze the projects’ process toward achievement of indicators, outputs and outcomes, specifically aimed at increasing effectiveness, recommending specific actions for improvement, and supervise the development of evaluation protocols.
  • Identify and develop strategies and approaches on public health and migration health including HIV/TB/malaria and population mobility, emerging and re-emerging communicable and non-communicable diseases including emergency preparedness, mitigation and response, capacity building through health professionals in the diaspora, among others within the national policies and designing plans of action within the framework of the 2008 World Health Assembly Resolution on the Health of Migrants.
  • Coordinate with the IOM South Sudan Psychosocial Support Project Manager on mental and health and psychosocial support activities complementing health activities within the health sector.
  • Explore potential entry points for expanded collaboration with local health authorities and partners on migration health related activities, develop new health project ideas as well as identify, design and facilitate research activities in coordination with other IOM South Sudan units and with relevant regional and HQs units.
  • Represent IOM at health and other coordination related meetings, liaise and coordinate with national and international health and development assistance authorities, agencies or organizations regarding strategic planning on health related matters; key counterparts will include Ministry of Health, WHO, UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNICEF, Health Cluster partner agencies among others, national universities and other stakeholders.
  • Supervise health consultants (including secondments), as well as the facilitation of professional development trainings for staff and partner agencies when needed.
  • Provide periodic technical updates of all IOM South Sudan health activities and documentation/ dissemination of best practice materials in close coordination with the IOM South Sudan Chief of Mission, Regional Office and MHD at Headquarters.
  • Contribute to regular reporting on project achievements, problems encountered, pertinent developments, and strategic needs for IOM South Sudan programs, as well as for donors and partner agencies.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in Medicine, Public Health, Social Sciences or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or
  • University degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience.


  • Operational and field experience in migration, refugee and displaced persons’ health-related issues, programme development, including experience in evaluating health programs and protocols;
  • Experience in health programming for marginalized populations, including programme conceptualization, analysis and implementation; international public health; and/or resource mobilization;
  • Knowledge of structures and functions of national and international health agencies, donors and organizations;
  • Familiarity with the health sector in the African region, particularly South Sudan an advantage.

Languages:Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of Arabic is an advantage.

Desirable Competencies:


  • Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms;
  • Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders;
  • Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others;
  • Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience;
  • Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services;
  • Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others;
  • Planning and Organizing - plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
  • Professionalism - displays mastery of subject matter;
  • Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation;
  • Technological Awareness - displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;
  • Resource Mobilization - works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.


  • Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.
  • Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.
  • The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.
  • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.


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