IOM Nurses Jobs in Nairobi, kenya

International Organization for Migration (IOM)

I. Position Information

Vacancy Notice: IOMKE/SVN/022/2016
Position title: Nurse II (2 Positions)
Position grade: G4/01
Duty station: Nairobi, Kenya
Duration of Contract: 6 months, with possibility of extension
Seniority band: Band IV
Job family: Migration Health

Organizational unit: Migration Health Division
Position number: n/a
Position rated: Yes
Subject to rotation: No
Reporting directly to: Chief Nurse

Overall supervision by:
Head of Migration Health Assessment Centre
Managerial responsibility: No
Directly reporting staff: None
II. 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 labour migration.
III. Responsibilities and Accountabilities: Under the overall supervision of the Head of IOM Migration Health Assessment Centre, and under the direct supervision of the Chief Nurse at the IOM Migration Health Assessment Center (MHAC), 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. 
The incumbent is assigned to different MHD units in Nairobi such as – MHAC, UK Tuberculosis Program and the Transit Center (TC) and other locations within Nairobi as may be identified.

Essential Functions:
  • 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.
  • Compiles medical records, files, charts, X-ray films, decoded laboratory results prior to physical examination for doctor’s use.
  • Authenticates the identity of refugee/migrant, as may be requested, prior to clinical or radiology examinations.
  • Assists and provides directions to clients of medical facilities – i.e.: doctor’s office, lab, radiology offices.
  • As a duty Nurse, triage, coordinates work and ensure client flow during physical examination
  • Assists the MHP during actual physical examinations.
  • Administers prescriptions/recommendations ordered by the Migration Health Physicians, including application of appropriate treatment.
  • Prepares, install or sterilizes medical equipment needed for medical examination.
  • Monitors and reports expiration dates of drugs and medicines and refers to the Pharmacist for disposal.
  • Performs pre-departure medical checks, surveillance and administers treatment, including vaccination jabs as required for travelling refugees/migrants
  • Prepares a report on therapeutic procedures administered to migrants, in accordance with the requirements of resettlement countries
  • Monitors progress of medical cases and implements follow-up procedure; arrange further examination and health counseling as may be required.
  • Participates in field missions, in out of duty stations and acts as nurse escort of medical cases.
  • Maintains confidentiality of information and collaborative relationship with clients, partners and health professionals.
  • Prepares monthly reports
  • Provide health orientation/information education to individual patients or groups of refugees
  • Assists in the preparation of health certificates in coordination with the Data Processing Assistants
  • Administer first aid treatment as may be necessary
  • Identify and inform Head of MHAC Nairobi of infectious diseases and administer preventive action as soon as possible.
  • Date entry of client/applicant information for both UKTB Global Software if he/she is assigned in UKTB and Mimosa at MHAC
  • Prepare, sign and issue certificates to UK applicants when she/he is assigned in UKTB
  • Raising Payment Coupons for additional tests/treatment as requested by the MHP.
  • Administer vaccinations to applicants according to the requirements/indications of the respective resettlement countries and maintain cold chain.
  • Under the supervision of head of UKTB refers cases/applicants for additional TB investigations and/or treatment and counseling when it is required
  • Performs any other duties that may be assigned from time to time
IV. Competencies
The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following technical and behavioral 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

V. Education and Experience

  • Diploma in Nursing from an accredited institution with valid Nursing Council of Kenya (NCK) Practice License as a Registered Nurse.
  • 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.
  • Computer literate on Microsoft Word, Excel and Access.

VI. Languages Required

  • Fluency in both written and spoken English and Kiswahili

Mode of Application: 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 24th February, 2016

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

Note No Fee: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, process or training). IOM does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank details.

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