IOM Nurses (Mobile and Planning Unit) Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Position Title: Nurse (Mobile and Planning Unit)
2 Positions 
Vacancy No: IOMKE/SVN/048/2016
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
Classification: General Service Staff, Grade G4
Type of Appointment: Special Short Term, six months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
Closing Date: April 24, 2016


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.

Context: Under the overall supervision of the Head of Mobile and Follow up unit and the direct supervision of the Chief Nurse, the incumbent will be responsible for:

Core Functions / Responsibilities:
  • Keeping regular checks on status of medical forms transmitted to Panel Physicians or IOM Offices in close co-ordination with the Head of Mobile and Follow up unit and the Chief Nurse.
  • Serving as focal point for all enquiries (outside MHAC Nairobi) regarding medical document status of USRP, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and other countries’ cases. In the locations where IOM MHD team is not present, ensures smooth transmission of medical forms and follow ups.
  • Assist in coordinating activities of the medical staff assigned to the Mobile and Planning unit to ensure all procedures are followed as per the MHD protocol.
  • In coordination with the data processing staff assigned to the unit / department, update MiMOSA on continuous basis.
  • Management of the on-hold files in the unit to ensure timely completion and transmission of file. This will involve follow up with laboratory staff, IOM doctors, panel physicians and other consultants to ensure results/reports are received on time.
  • Reception of medical deferrals/furtherance and other requests from JVA, High Commissions, and other agencies. Distribution of the same to IOM doctors and panel physicians in Kenya and the region. Updating MIMOSA with additional requests.
  • In coordination with MHDs in the region and Panel physicians, gather information on medical holds for USRP, Australia and Canada cases. Support preparation of relevant statistics of the unit in coordination with the data processing staff.
  • Participate in health assessment missions in the region and assist during mission preparations.
  • Perform any other related duties as may be assigned by the Chief Nurse and Head of Mobile and  Planning Follow-up Unit.
Required Qualifications and Experience
  • Diploma in Nursing and registration with the Nursing Council of Kenya as a Registered Nurse with 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.
  • raining 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.
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili is required.
Required 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;
  • Resource Mobilization – works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.
Other: Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.
Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighbouring country that is within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered. 
In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighbouring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.
How to Apply:
Submit cover letter and CV, including daytime telephone and e-mail contact to: 
International Organization for Migration (IOM), 
Human Resources Department, 
P.O. Box 55040 – 00200, 
Nairobi, Kenya 
or send via e-mail to
Closing Date: 24 April, 2016
Only Shortlisted Applicants will be contacted.
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.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.

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