Migration Health Physician (Health Assessment Programme) Job Vacancy at IOM

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The International Organization for Migration

Migration Health Physician (Health Assessment Programme) Job Vacancy at IOM



Position Information

VN IOM/KSU/012/2024
Position Title   Migration Health Physician (Health Assessment Programme)-1 Position
Position Grade NO-B
Appointment Type Fixed-Term, One Year with possibility of extension
Duty Station Kasulu/Makere, Tanzania United Republic Of
Position Number To be created
Job Family Migration Health
Organizational Unit MHD Unit
Is this a Regional, HQ, MAC,PAC, Liaison Office, or a

Country Office based position?

Country Office
Position rated on N/A
Reports directly to  Migration Health Officer
Number of Direct Reports  Chief Migration Health Officer


Organizational Context and Scope

Under the overall supervision of the Chief Migration Health Officer and the direct supervision of the Migration Health Officer (MHO), the successful candidate will be responsible for the carrying out the following duties and responsibilities in relation to the Migration Health Assessment Centre (MHAC) in Kasulu/Makere, Tanzania.


Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  1. Ensure the efficient daily operations of the Migration Health Assessment Center (MHAC), in close coordination with the Chief Migration Health Officer (CMHO).
  1. Conduct the Kasulu/Makere,MHAC’s migration health assessment process to fulfil the technical requirements of the resettlement countries in the areas of:
    1. Medical examinations;
    2. Imaging;
    3. Laboratory testing;
    4. Vaccinations;
    5. TB management;
    6. Treatment and referrals;
    7. Pre-departure procedures and medical movements;
    8. Documentation, certification and information transmission; and,
    9. Other technical areas as may be required
  1. Ensure proper identification of refugees and migrants during the health assessment and record all relevant health information in standard forms; ensuring completeness and accuracy of the recorded information.
  1. Perform treatment for TB and sexually transmitted infections and provide support to the HIV and counselling activities. Oversee and coordinate the management of TB cases to ensure effective TB treatment.
  1. Oversee and coordinate accurate and effective provision of immunization and presumptive treatment programmes in full compliance with the technical guidelines and protocols of the resettlement countries. Assist CMHO in monitoring, supervising and educating all staff in the delivery of these programmes.
  1. Contribute to and maintain a system of quality improvement for each service area within the MHAC. Undertake quality control activities on a regular basis, including practice observation, 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 Kasulu/Makere specific SOPs for each service area. Ensure proper reporting and management of incidents according to the Guidance Note for Incident Management.
  1. Organize systematic collection, processing and analyses of migration health data according to guidelines established by the CMHO. Ensure data quality. Provide periodic, as well as ad-hoc reporting to the CMHO for Migration Health activities.
  1. Ensure that all data related to heath assessment programmes is appropriately entered to Migrant Management Operational System Application (MiMOSA) and other related databases.
  1. Oversee the financial aspects of the MHAC in close coordination with the mission’s finance staff: supervise budget preparation, suggest adjustments and cost-effective solutions, and review financial reports.
  1. Provide oversight and coordinate the procurement of medical equipment, vaccines, medications

and other medical supplies in coordination with the CMHO and the Resource Management Unit.

  1. Perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.


Required Qualifications and Experience


  • University Degree in Medicine from an accredited academic institution with four years of relevant experience;


  • Minimum of four (4) years, post-graduation, (post internship in countries with mandatory internship programs) continuous clinical experience, preferably in a multidisciplinary hospital setting. The last clinical posting should be within the last five years; and,
  • Valid license to practice within country is mandatory.


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to effectively communicate with and lead a team.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with MiMOSA.
  • Excellent computer skills and a high level of proficiency in spreadsheet and database applications.


  • Delivers on set objectives in hardship situations as required;
  • Effectively coordinates actions with other implementing partners;

SECTION 5 Languages


For all applicants, fluency in English and Swahili is required (oral and written).


Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an advantage.



The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:

VALUES – All IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these five values:

Inclusion and respect for diversity: Respects and promotes individual and cultural differences. Encourages diversity and inclusion.

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.

Courage: Demonstrates willingness to take a stand on issues of importance.

Empathy: Shows compassion for others, makes people feel safe, respected and fairly treated.

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 innovate.

Accountability: Takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own actions and delegated work.

Communication: Encourages and contributes to clear and open communication. Explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

1 Competencies and respective levels should be drawn from the Competency Framework of the Organization.

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 leadership and professional potential.

Empowering others: Creates an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.

Building Trust: Promotes shared values and creates an atmosphere of trust and honesty.

Strategic thinking and vision: Works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.

Humility: Leads with humility and shows openness to acknowledging own shortcomings.


The UN system in Tanzania provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, diversity, integrity, a healthy balance of work and life and equal opportunities for all, including persons with disability.

Female candidates and qualified persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply for UN vacancies and are protected from discrimination during all stages of employment.


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 accounts.


Interested candidates should fill in the PH form, submit CV’s and cover letter indicating Vacancy Notice number with 3 professional references and contacts to email address: tzvacancy@iom.int

The vacancy is open for internal and external candidates Tanzanian national only. Only e-mail applications will be considered.

Posting period: From 06th February 2024 to 19th February 2024

PH Form

PH Form (MS Word)

To apply for this job email your details to tzvacancy@iom.int