IOM Senior Nurse G5 (TB Unit) Job in Nairobi, Kenya

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Position Title: Senior Nurse (TB Unit)
Vacancy No: IOMKE/SVN/046/2016
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: May 01, 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 technical supervision of the Regional Migration Health Assessment Coordinator for Sub-Saharan Africa, direct supervision of the National Health Migration Physician in charge of TB, and in coordination with the Head, Migration Health Assessment Center, the incumbent will work closely with government counterparts and partner agencies to develop and implement components of the MRF Nairobi Migrant Health Programme, with geographical focus on Kenya. 

The incumbent is assigned to different MHD Units in Nairobi such as – MHAC, UK Tuberculosis Program in Nairobi Hospital (UKTB), and the Transit Center (TC) and other locations within Nairobi as may be identified.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:
  • Perform registration and daily observed Tuberculosis (TB) treatment for all TB patients at the IOM Migration assessment centre (MHAC) in Nairobi as per set procedures and consistent with the National TB Programme.
  • In-Charge of the daily running of the IOM DOT Clinic in Nairobi, supervise other nurses and staff working in the DOT clinics including evaluation of performance.
  • Allocate weight based treatment regimens ensuring appropriate regimens and dosages are administered in accordance to laid down Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in IOM and consistent with the National TB Program guidelines.
  • Supervise the DOT TB clinic in Eastleigh, Nairobi, Kakuma and Dadaab ensuring appropriate regimens and dosages are administered in accordance to laid down Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in IOM and consistent with the National TB Program guidelines.
  • Ensure timely follow up tests and examinations are done for all patients on TB treatment in Nairobi and other locations by timely schedules and referrals and guide other DOT administrators on appropriate timely follow ups.
  • Technically guide and help to establish, streamline and coordinate DOT TB Clinics in other parts of the region.
  • Train the DOT administrators in all IOM DOT clinics in Kenya and the region on DOT procedures including accurate and complete documentation and reporting of TB clinic reports.
  • Maintain and update Mimosa treatment and work up module for the cases in Nairobi and liaise with Daprofo for information and update of cases outside Nairobi.
  • Maintain an updated consolidated excel sheet summary of all the TB cases in Kenya and regions reporting cases to Nairobi TB unit.
  • In coordination with the Data Processing and follow up unit (Daprofo) provide relevant periodic TB clinics related reports, both for IOM and the National TB programmes.
  • In coordination with the Kenya Division of Leprosy, TB and Lung Disease (DLTLD) organize for periodic TB related training and updates for other DOT administrators in Kenya and recommend such appropriate DOT administrators in the region.
  • Perform contact evaluation, contact management for all Tb contacts and defaulter tracing for all TB patients in the IOM DOT Clinics and train/assist all other DOT administrators on the principles and procedures for doing this, within Kenya and the region.
  • Co-ordinate with Programme Support and Administration Unit (PSAU) and Procurement unit in relation to purchases for the DOT Clinics including food items for Nutritional support as well as purchase of Extra TB drugs not provided by the division.
  • Order and collect TB drugs from the DLTLD and send back required drug usage and stocks to them.
  • Fill out treatment completion certificates at the end of each patient’s treatment.
  • Maintenance and confidentiality of information, collaborative relationship with clients, partners and health professionals
  • In coordination with the Medical Officer In charge of TB, establish standard TB DOT Clinics as per the IOM’s IPC guidelines.
  • Support MHAC activities as and when needed or requested.
  • Assist in medical escort duties when needed or requested.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Required Qualifications and Experience
  • Degree in Nursing and registration with the Nursing Council of Kenya as a Registered Nurse with three years of relevant work experience or a high-school diploma with five years of experience.
  • Experience in clinical work.
  • At least three years in handling and following up medical documents as a senior staff.
  • Proven ability to coordinate work of others, within and outside IOM.
  • Work experience in an international organization preferred.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.
  • Training and experience in TB, STDs, HIV/AIDS counselling and other communicable diseases is considered asset.
  • Working knowledge of Mimosa and other medical database systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain accuracy and confidentiality in performing responsibilities.
  • Computer literate on Microsoft word and excel
  • 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: 01 May 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.
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