IOM Radiographer Job in Nairobi, Kenya

International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Position Title: Radiographer

Vacancy No: IOMKE/SVN/037/2016
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
Classification: General Service Staff, Grade G5
Type of Appointment: Special Short Term, six months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
Closing Date: April 11, 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 Regional Health Assessments Coordinator for Sub-
Saharan Africa, and the direct supervision of the Migration Health Physician, the incumbent is responsible for operating and maintenance of x-ray equipments including DR, CR and x-ray machines and maintaining the x-ray rooms to produce radiographs (x-rays) of body for diagnostic purposes to ensure that refugees are medically fit to migrate in accordance with the medical/health requirements of the resettlement countries.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:
  1. Authenticate the identity of the applicants undergoing radiological examination by signing on the photos or in any authentication method required by the resettlement countries.
  2. Prepare patient-applicants for x-ray examinations by explaining the procedure, removing articles such as jewelry, through which x-rays cannot pass, positioning patients so that parts of the body can be appropriately radiographed.
  3. Calibrate and adjust x-ray equipment in accordance with general and individually prescribed protocols.
  4. Adhere strictly to internationally accepted standards of safety for the patients and staff while performing Radiology examinations. Observes applicant-patient and machine during procedures, and reports unusual occurrences and records patient’s condition.
  5. Produce and develop chest X-rays and other radiology techniques/examinations, as requested by the supervisor.
  6. Maintain records of films and digital images taken in the unit, prepares statistical reports and analysis.
  7. Ensure proper care in the use of equipment and supplies.
  8. Ensure that regular maintenance work is carried out periodically and inform the supervisor in case there is a need for any extra maintenance / repair on any piece of the used equipment.
  9. Verify the technical correctness of the produced x-ray images , thus limiting the need for repeated examinations.
  10. Review the x-ray images taken in order to ensure technical correctness / good penetration was used, prior to releasing the patient.
  11. Burn x-ray images onto CDs and label them appropriately
  12. Upload x-ray images daily onto PACs server .
  13. Transmit x-ray images taken daily to radiologist in Nairobi, Manila or designated radiologist as may be advised and provide list of images to be required to be reported.
  14. Keep all working areas in the Radiology facility clean and dry.
  15. Ensure that the radiology room activities are carried out professionally and adhere to quality control standard requirements.
  16. Maintain a standard stock level for blank CDs and CD envelopes and other supplies, and assist the supervisor in determining the quantities for replenishment and requisition.
  17. Perform general office duties such as delivering and retrieving CDs scheduling patients, typing forms, recording and reporting.
  18. Clean the CR and cassettes regularly.
  19. Perform mobile mission duties in locations that may be required and to provide training to radiographers in the region.
  20. Perform any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.
Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Technical Diploma in Radiology. Registered to work as Radiology Technician with Kenyan Radiation Board
  • Knowledge of appropriate x-ray exposure times and safety parameters. Knowledge of photographic development techniques
  • Minimum of five years working experience as Radiology Technician preferable in busy Radiology Facility, international organization and or NGOs running refugee programmes.
  • Ability to follow and enforce safety procedures.
  • Ability to calibrate, configure, and adjust x-ray equipment in accordance with procedures and standards,
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain accuracy and confidentiality in data and records keeping.
  • Proficient in Microsoft windows
  • 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.
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: 11 April, 2016

Only Shortlisted Applicants will be contacted.


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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