Nurse at International Organization for Migration (IOM)

On Thursday, August 1st, 2013
A Call for Applications

Reference No. IOMKE/CFA/23/2013

Position title: Nurse – MDRTB Treatment Ward

Position grade: Ungraded
Duty station: Dadaab, Kenya
Seniority band: 4
Job family: Migration Health
Organizational unit: Migration Health Department
Position number: IOMKE/CFA/23/2013
Position rated: No

Subject to rotation: No

Reporting directly to: Clinical Officer MDRTB – Dadaab

Overall supervision by: Regional Migration Health Assessment Coordinator
Managerial responsibility: No
Directly reporting staff: None
II. Organizational Context and Scope
Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and nongovernmental 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.

III. Responsibilities and Accountabilities
Under the administrative supervision of the Head of Sub Office and under the technical supervision of the Clinical Officer– MDRTB (Multi Drug Resistance Tuberculosis) and National Health Officer in Dadaab and overall supervision of the Regional Migration Health Assessment Coordinator for East Africa and the Middle East, the incumbent will be responsible for supporting the daily running of IOM’s Dadaab based MDRTB program.
  • Prepare and assist in the admission process of MDRTB patients including history taking, vital signs and anthropometric measurement
  • Perform all nursing care activities as necessary/prescribed for the MDRTB patients.
  • Assist in giving standard DOT treatment both at first line treatment center and MDR TB Ward and record treatment in the necessary records and reporting tools, including but not limited to the TB/MDR registers
  • Assist in reviewing the side effects of drugs every day during treatment
  • Take patients for follow up and baseline laboratory tests and take timely actions to refer patient for clinician’s review as needed.
  • Keep records of all reports relating to TB/MDRTB and assist in the preparation of weekly/monthly case finding reports.
  • Administer exact weight based treatment regimens as guided and adjusted by the Clinical Officer
  • Receive the required medical supplies, drugs and medicine; store them according to IOM storage guidelines.
  • Monitor and report expiration dates of drugs and medicines and refers to the Clinical Officer for disposal.
  • Any other duties that may be allocated by supervisor.
IV. Competencies
The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following technical and behavioural competencies
  • Accepts and gives constructive criticism
  • Follows all relevant procedures, processes, and policies
  • Meets deadline, cost, and quality requirements for outputs
  • Monitors own work to correct errors
  • Takes responsibility for meeting commitments and for any shortcomings
Client Orientation
  • Identifies the immediate and peripheral clients of own work
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with clients
  • Identifies and monitors changes in the needs of clients, including donors, governments, and project beneficiaries
Continuous Learning
  • Contributes to colleagues’ learning
  • Demonstrates interest in improving relevant skills
  • Demonstrates interest in acquiring skills relevant to other functional areas
  • Keeps abreast of developments in own professional area
  • Actively shares relevant information
  • Clearly communicates, and listens to feedback on, changing priorities and procedures
  • Writes clearly and effectively, adapting wording and style to the intended audience
  • Listens effectively and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience
Creativity and Initiative
  • Proactively develops new ways to resolve problems
Leadership and Negotiation
  • Convinces others to share resources
  • Presents goals as shared interests
Performance Management
  • Provides constructive feedback to colleagues
  • Provides fair, accurate, timely, and constructive staff evaluations
  • Uses staff evaluations appropriately in recruitment and other relevant HR procedures
Planning and Organizing
  • Sets clear and achievable goals consistent with agreed priorities for self and others
  • Identifies priority activities and assignments for self and others
  • Organizes and documents work to allow for planned and unplanned handovers
  • Identifies risks and makes contingency plans

  • Effectively applies knowledge of health issues in execution of responsibilities at appropriate level
  • Maintains confidentiality and discretion in appropriate areas of work
  • Masters subject matter related to responsibilities
  • Identifies issues, opportunities, and risks central to responsibilities
  • Incorporates gender-related needs, perspectives, and concerns, and promotes equal gender participation
  • Persistent, calm, and polite in the face of challenges and stress
  • Treats all colleagues with respect and dignity
  • Works effectively with people from different cultures by adapting to relevant cultural contexts
  • Knowledgeable about and promotes IOM core mandate and migration solutions
  • Actively contributes to an effective, collegial, and agreeable team environment
  • Contributes to, and follows team objectives
  • Gives credit where credit is due
  • Seeks input and feedback from others
  • Delegates tasks and responsibilities as appropriate
  • Actively supports and implements final group decisions
  • Takes joint responsibility for team’s work
Technological Awareness
  • Learns about developments in available technology
  • Proactively identifies and advocates for cost-efficient technology solutions
  • Understands applicability
  • Effectively applies knowledge of health issues in execution of responsibilities at appropriate level
  • Maintains confidentiality and discretion in appropriate areas of work

V. Education and Experience
  • Completed Secondary School Diploma
  • Diploma in Nursing with registration at the Nursing Council of Kenya a distinct advantage.
  • At least 3 years continuous clinical nursing practice. Previous experience in medical screening and hospital duty a must.
  • Previous professional experience in refugee set up is an advantage
  • Previous work experience with UN, local and international NGOs is an advantage
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and outlook.
  • Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply
VI. Languages
Required: English, Kiswahili
Advantageous: Somali
Mode of Application:
Applicants are requested to submit applications’ cover letter and updated CVs, including
daytime telephone or e-mail contact to:
Human Resources Department,
International Organization for Migration (IOM),
P.O. Box 55040 – 00200, 
Nairobi, Kenya 
or send via e-mail to [email protected]
Closing Date: 8th August 2013
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