International Organization for Migration Nurse Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Vacancy Notice: IOMKE/SVN/006/2014
Position title: Nurse
Position grade: G3
Duty station: Nairobi, Kenya

Seniority Band: Band IV

Job Family: Migration Health
Organizational Unit: MHD
Position Number: n/a
Position Rated: Yes

Subject to Rotation: No

Reporting directly to: Chief Nurse

Overall supervision by: Migration Health Physician
Managerial responsibility: n/a
Directly reporting staff: n/a
Contract Duration: 6 months
Organizational Context and Scope
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. As the leading international organization for migration, IOM acts with its partners in the international community to: assist in meeting the growing operational challenges of migration management; advance understanding of migration issues; encourage social and economic development through migration, and; uphold the human dignity and well-being of migrants.
In Kenya, IOM has since significantly diversified its programming since 2005. 
IOM currently implements interventions within the areas of emergency and post-conflict response, preparedness and response, disaster risk reduction, livelihoods, healthcare and psychosocial assistance, assisted voluntary return of migrants, immigration and border management, migration and development, resettlement and repatriation, family reunification, counter human trafficking, assistance to vulnerable migrants, and labor migration.
Responsibilities and Accountabilities
Under the overall supervision of the Migration Health Physician, Nairobi, direct supervision of the Chief Nurse, the incumbent will be responsible for assisting in 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 he/she will:

  • Assist in taking and recording medical history, performing anthropometrics and vital signs measurements, and help in visual acuity measurements.
  • Assist the Chief Nurse in compiling medical records, files, charts, X-ray films, already decoded laboratory results prior to physical examination for doctor’s use.
  • Authenticate the identity of refugee, as maybe requested, prior to clinical examinations.
  • Assists the Migration Health Physician and Chief Nurse during actual physical examinations.
  • Assist the medical officer or nurse in administering previously measured doses, prescriptions ordered by the Migration Health Physician.
  • Prepare, install or sterilize medical equipment needed for medical examination.
  • Request and re-stocks required medical supplies and drugs and medicines.
  • Monitor and report expiration dates of drugs and medicines and refers to Chief Nurse for disposal.
  • Maintain and safe-keep medical kits used by medical escorts and staff on duty mission.
  • Assist the medical officer or nurse in performing pre-departure medical checks and distributing doses to travelling refugees/migrants.
  • Prepare a report on therapeutic procedures administered to migrants, in accordance with the requirements of resettlement countries.
  • Participate in field missions in out of duty stations and acts as nurse escort of medical cases.
  • Maintain confidentiality of information and collaborative relationship with clients, partners and health professionals..
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
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain accuracy and confidentiality in performing responsibilities
Education and Experience
  • Completed Secondary school diploma, Diploma in Nursing and registration with the Nursing Council of Kenya as a Registered Nurse.
  • Minimum of 3 years work experience in Clinical Nursing.
  • 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.
  • Proficiency in computer skills, especially in MS Office products (Excel, Outlook, Word etc)
Languages: Fluency in both written and spoken English and Kiswahili.
Advantageous: Proficiency in Somali an advantage.
Submit cover letter and CV including daytime telephone and e-mail address to:-
International Organization for Migration (IOM),
Human Resources Department, 
P.O. Box 55040 -00200, 
Nairobi, Kenya 
or send via e-mail to

Closing Date: 03 February 2014

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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