Nurse at International Organization for Migration (IOM)

On Monday, July 6th, 2015
Vacancy Number: IOMKE/SVN/024/2015

Position Grade: G4

Duty Station: Dadaab, Kenya
Duration of Appointment: 6 months with possibility of extension

Seniority band: Band IV

Job family: Migration Health
Organizational unit: Migration Health Department
Position rated: Yes
Subject to rotation: No

Reporting directly to Nurse 1 in Dadaab

Overall supervision by Head of Sub Office and Migration Health Physician in Dadaab
Managerial responsibility No
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.
Responsibilities and Accountabilities: Under the overall supervision of the Head of Sub Office and the Migration Health Physician in Dadaab and under the direct supervision of the Nurse 1 in Dadaab and in close coordination with Migration Health Assessment Unit in Nairobi , the incumbent will be responsible for performing required routine clinical tasks/procedures in connection with the health assessment and treatment to ensure that identified refugees and migrants are medically fit to migrate in accordance with the medical/health requirements of the receiving countries.
In particular the incumbent will be responsible for:
  1. Performs routine clinical tasks required by the Migration Health Physician during Migration Health Assessments, in particular: taking and recording medical history, performing anthropometrics, visual acuity and vital signs measurements.
  2. Compiles medical records, files, charts, X-ray films, decoded laboratory results prior to physical examination for doctor’s use.
  3. Authenticate the identity of the applicants undergoing migration health assessment at all stage (during laboratory specimen collection, sputum collection, x-ray procedures, medical history taking and follow up procedures) by signing on the photos or legal documents or in any other authentication methods required by the resettlement country
  4. Assist the migration health physician in the assembly of laboratory and radiology reports and documents during migration health assessment.
  5. Administer Tuberculosis treatment (DOTs) and STIs as prescribed by the Physician and counter checking to verify that the regimen and dosage is in agreement with the existing guidelines. This includes ensuring the follow-up sputum examination, chest x-ray and physician review are done as per TB treatment and follow-up procedures.
  6. Undertake quality checks of all completed medical files to ensure adherence to the migration health protocol and procedures.
  7. Assists the MHP during actual physical examinations. Ensure that every followup action requested by the migration health physician is carried out in a timely manner and that reports are attached to the case file for review by the examining physician.
  8. Assist in the laboratory, x-ray and medical examination preparations for migration health assessment process.
  9. Administers prescriptions/recommendations ordered by the Migration Health Physicians, including application of appropriate treatment.
  10. Prepares, install or sterilizes medical equipment needed for medical examination. 11. Requests and re-stocks required medical supplies and drugs and medicines. Assist in monitoring availability of all medical consumables and supplies assigned to the department
  11. Assist in photocopying, preparation and transmission of completed medical files.
  12. Monitors and reports expiration dates of drugs and medicines and refers to Chief Nurse for disposal.
  13. Maintains and replenishes medical kits used by medical escorts and staff on duty mission.
  14. Performs pre-departure medical checks and administers treatment, including vaccination jabs as required for traveling refugees/migrants.
  15. Prepares a report on therapeutic procedures administered to migrants, in accordance with the requirements of resettlement countries.
  16. Participates in field missions in out of duty stations and as act nurse escort of medical cases.
  17. Maintains confidentiality of information and collaborative relationship with clients, partners and health professionals.
  18. Performs any other duties that may be assigned by from time to time.
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
  • 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 and limitation of technology and seeks to apply it to appropriate work
  • Effectively applies knowledge of health issues in execution of responsibilities at appropriate level
  • Maintain confidentiality and discretion in appropriate areas of work
Education and Experience
  • Completed Diploma in Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing from an accredited institution with a Certificate of Kenya Registered Community Health Nurse (KRCHN) and a valid Nursing Council (NCK) Practice License.
  • Minimum of 4 years work experience in Clinical Nursing.
  • Mature individual, able to work independently, effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds at all levels.
  • Capable of working under stressful and difficult conditions.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain accuracy and confidentiality in performing responsibilities.
  • Training and experience in TB, STDs, other communicable diseases and migration health is considered an asset.
  • Previous work experience with an international organization and NGOs dealing with refugees would be strong advantage.
  • IOM functional competencies required: effective communicator, successful negotiator, creative analytical thinker, and active learner, team player and cross cultural facilitator.
  • Computer literate on Microsoft Word, Excel and Access.
  • Fluency at in English and Swahili languages, proficiency in Somali a strong advantage.
Mode of Application: Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and updated CV including daytime telephone and e-mail address 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: 12th July 2015

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
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