Migration Health Physician – Health Assessment Programs



Position/Title:                                    Migration Health Physician – Health Assessment Programs

Duty Station:                                      Harare, Zimababwe

Classification:                     :               NOA

Type of Appointment:                    Special Short, 9 months with possibility of extension

Estimate start Date:                        As soon as possible

Closing Date:                                      23 October 2019


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. 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.  


Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) and the direct technical supervision of the Chief Migration Health Officer, 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 Harare, Zimbabwe.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Ensure the efficient daily operations of the Migration Health Assessment Centre (MHAC), in close coordination with the Chief Migration Health Officer (CMHO) In Nairobi.
  2. Conduct the Harare 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 Harare MHAC specific SOPs for each service area. Ensure proper reporting and management of incidents according to the Guidance Note for Incident Management.
  7. 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.
  8. Ensure that all data related to heath assessment programmes is appropriately entered to Migrant Management Operational System Application (MiMOSA) and other related databases.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Represent IOM health and related interagency working group meetings in the UN system.
  12. Identify and Respond to outbreak/emergency situations as needed in liaising with implementing Partners in Zimbabwe
  13. Perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.

Desired qualifications:

(Education, experience and competencies)

  • University degree in Medicine from an accredited academic institution with at least four years of professional work experience.
  • Current/ renewed membership of Medical and Dental Practitioners Council of Zimbabwe (MDPCZ)


  • 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.


Thorough knowledge of English Language is a prerequisite

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators:

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following 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; and,
  • Resource Mobilization - works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM (optional depending on position level).

Managerial Competencies

  • 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 & vision - Works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.


  • 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.
  • 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.


  • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment
  • No late applications will be accepted

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications to vacancieshre@iom.in by 23 October 2019 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

Female candidates who are qualified and experienced are especially encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Posting period:

From 9 October 2019 to 23 October 2019





Duty Station: 
Harare, Zimbabwe
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019