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  • Posted: Feb 15, 2021
    Deadline: Feb 23, 2021
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    Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. With 151 member states, a further 12 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the ben...
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    National Migration Health Physician

    SVN No.: SVN2021.13

    Organizational Unit: Migration Health Assessment Centre
    IOM Classification: NO-A
    Type of Appointment: Special Short Term (SST) 6 Months
    Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible


    • Under the general supervision of the IOM Chief of Mission for administrative matters, and the direct supervision of the Chief Migration Health Physician of the IOM Lagos office for technical matters, the National Migration Health Physician will be responsible for providing clinical, administrative and project management support for migration health assessments and treatment of migrants assisted by the Organization. He/she will:

    Core Functions / Responsibilities

    • Assist to coordinate and manage all the migration health activities in IOM Lagos. This includes but not limited to logistic preparation for medical screening, handling and safekeeping of individual medical files, collection of biodata and medical history, physical examination, ensuring identity checks of the applicants and confidentiality of information throughout the screening process.
    • Supervise clinical and non-clinical staff to ensure all migration health activities are performed in an effective and efficiency manner.
    • Perform migration health assessment of migrants (refugees and non-refugee immigrants) according to the country- specific immigration medical technical instructions and guidelines.
    • Assist to ensure proper identification and coding of biological samples, maintain strict client confidentiality, liaise with various health service providers to facilitate handling of biological samples, and coordinate the procedures and supervision of the collection of sputum samples for culture and sensitivity for Tuberculosis (TB).
    • Review chest x-ray films, radiologist’s reports and laboratory reports and ensure medical forms are completed as per the technical guidelines.
    • Counsel applicants with chest x-ray findings consistent with active or inactive TB and explain diagnostic procedures for TB (sputum smears and culture).
    • Inform applicants about clinically significant chest x-ray findings not compatible with tuberculosis and suggest follow up.
    • Counsel applicants diagnosed with tuberculosis and refer them for treatment to the institutions of the National TB Control Program or MHAC DOT Unit and monitor proper TB treatment follow up. Provide applicants with a referral letter, copy of chest x-ray and copy of sputum smear and culture results.
    • Counsel and refer family contacts of applicants with infectious tuberculosis for further investigation.
    • Assist to review and sign certificates for eligible applicants.
    • Assist with applicant registration and data entry into the appropriate IOM Global Software, if so required.
    • Assist with the quality control/quality assurance by liaising with the service providers (radiology unit, microbiology laboratory) on a regular basis, correct minor digressions from the regular procedure, inform Chief Migration Health Physician about current or potential problems jeopardizing integrity of the program and suggest improvements and ways to optimize procedures.
    • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

    Required Qualifications and Experience

    • Master's Degree in Public Health or other related clinical specialties / Medicine or a related field from an accredited academic institution or University degree in the above fields with two years of relevant professional experience.
    • Registered to practice in Nigeria and with a valid registration license.
    • Experience in administration/management an advantage.
    • Continuous clinical experience in busy public or private hospitals
    • Training/experience in Paediatrics, Internal Medicine or Infectious Diseases is an advantage.
    • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, PowerPoint, Good knowledge of information technology and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications especially Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and SharePoint.
    • Training/experience in Paediatrics, Internal Medicine or Infectious Diseases is an advantage.
    • Ability to work under stressful conditions such as heavy workloads and tight timelines.
    • Willing to accept flexible work schedule.
    • Attentive to details and accuracy in handling and reporting data.


    • Strong communication, negotiation and problem solving skills.


    • Fluency in English and working knowledge the local language.

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

    • Inclusion and respect for diversity respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
    • Integrity and transparency: maintain 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 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.

    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: work strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.


    • Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.
    • This is a national position and only candidates residing in the country of the duty station within commuting distance will be considered.
    • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment.


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    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications via email to: indicating the position applied on the subject line.


    • For the applications to be considered valid, IOM only accepts applications with a cover letter not more than one page specifying the motivation for application, addressed to Human Resources, International Organization for Migration (IOM) and with a subject line CFCV2021.11. Abuja Medical Officer.
    • All applications should include a functional email address, mobile numbers and detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV).
    • Please note that this position is open only to Nigerian National applicants and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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