IOM National Radiology Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya

International Organization for Migration (IOM) – The UN Migration Agency

Vacancy Notice

Position Title: National Radiology Officer

VN No: IOMKCO/VN/006/2018

Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

Classification: General Service Staff, Grade NO-B

Type of Appointment: One Year Fixed Term, with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 26 July, 2018

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 direct supervision of National Radiology Officer and overall supervision of the Regional Quality Management & Compliance Officer, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing support and contributing to the different Teleradiology services and reporting on chest radiographs of Migrants and refugees from IOM MHD field operations and non-IOM panel sites from different parts of the world under the different health assessment programmes.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

I. Primary CXR reading and monitoring of radiologist work

1. Review and correctly interpret the digital screening chest X-rays (CXRs) using the tele-radiology systems. Identify radiological signs of TB and other incidental findings in accordance with the technical guidelines of the resettlement countries. Compare thecurrent with previous CXR findings and document the change, for cases with follow-up radiographs.

2. Assess quality of chest radiographs to meet optimal diagnostic criteria and the required standards. Request for repeat CXR when the CXR is suboptimal and for additional view when needed. Recommend for further imaging by documenting in the system when needed.

3. Submit the CXR reports to eMedical websites for Canada and Australia cases. Use UKTB

4. Global website for reporting cases under UKTB programme.

5. Coordinate with and guide the Radiographers and the Medical Clerks on the different country operations X-ray units for optimizing the CXR quality, timely eMedical completion, and delivery of the reports.

II. Quality assurance and quality control support

6. Review the queries and feedback of Panel physicians on the CXR reports. Discuss and explain the findings of the CXR images, and if correction is needed, revise the reports accordingly.

7. In coordination with the Nairobi Radiology Coordinator, get second opinion for clarifying suspicious CXR findings, for addressing any service process concerns in the unit and any related issues.

8. Ensure that the radiological reporting process is fraudless. Participate in internal and external image quality and CXR reports quality control (QC) and quality assurance (QA) measures.

9. Provide second opinion confirmatory for CXR reading requests coming from different IOM field operations globally when needed.

10. Participate in the process of the IOM global Teleradiology QC control CXR reading and analysis.

III. Administrative and technical guidance support

11. In coordination with the National Radiology Coordinator and consultant Radiologists on call, prepare the weekly IOM Teleradiology Radiologists duty schedule according to the caseload and the timing of the image transfer from local missions.

12. Assist in the preparation of radiological presentations and quarterly/yearly reports, and other MHD publications and reports produced by the Center.

13. Assist in reviewing the monthly report of Teleradiology primary reading and quality control analysis stat reports prior to submission to the country operations and resettlements countries, and cooperate in CXR related statistical works.

14. Participate in regular Radiologist staff training, image viewing sessions and internal feedback to consultant Radiologists to maintain the quality of the Teleradiology service and staff capacity building.

15. In coordination with the Nairobi and Global Radiology Coordinator, assist in developing radiology guidelines or standard operating procedures (SOP) and training materials.

16. Arrange and make sure back up Radiologist is available for the service when going on leave. If needed, assist in establishing and training backup local radiologists.

17. Perform other related tasks as may be assigned

Required Qualifications and Experience


  • Master’s degree in Medicine from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or
  • Completed University Degree in the above field with four years of relevant professional experience;
  • Post graduate degree in Radiology and board certificate is required.


  • Experience in Radiology;
  • Thorough knowledge of the natural history, radiological and clinical presentation of tuberculosis;
  • Experience in staff administration, data analysis and management;
  • Experience in interpretation of screening CXR and CXR reporting for different resettlement countries an advantage;
  • Experience in quality radiology assurance services and in writing guidelines and Training materials an advantage.
  • Effectively applies knowledge of health issues in execution of responsibilities at appropriate level;
  • Maintains confidentiality and discretion in appropriate areas of work

Languages: Fluency in English and Kiswahili is required.

Required Competencies


  • Accountability – Accepts and gives constructive criticism
  • Client Orientation – Identifies the immediate and peripheral clients of own work
  • Continuous Learning – Contributes to colleagues’ learning
  • Communication – Actively shares relevant information
  • Creativity and Initiative – Actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services
  • Leadership and Negotiation – Convinces others to share resources
  • Performance Management – Provides constructive feedback to colleagues
  • Planning and Organizing – Sets clear and achievable goals consistent with agreed priorities for self and others
  • Professionalism – Masters subject matter related to responsibilities
  • Teamwork – Actively contributes to an effective, collegial, and agreeable team environment
  • Technological Awareness- Learns about developments in available technology
  • Resource Mobilization – Establishes realistic resource requirements to meet IOM needs.


  • 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.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their application by sending a Motivation Letter and the updated CV to the email address referring to this advertisement.

Closing Date: 26 July, 2018

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 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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Nairobi, Kenya

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Updated: July 2, 2018 — 10:05 am