Description de la fonction
Reference Number : SVN 2023-008
Position Title : National Medical Nurse
Duty Station : Conakry, Guinea
Classification : G-5
Type of Appointment : Special Short Term Graded, with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 08 August 2023
Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, 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.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) or Chief Migration Health Officer (CMHO) and the direct supervision of the National Migration Health Physician, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities in relation to the Migration Health Assessment Centre (MHAC) in Conakry, Guinea.
- Perform daily nursing activities in the Migration Health Assessment Center (MHAC) to fulfil the technical requirements of the resettlement countries in the areas of:
a. Medical examinations,
a. Such as checking vital signs, weight, height, visual acuity;
b. Blood, urine or sputum collection as required;
c. Laboratory testing;
e. TB management;
f. Treatment and referrals;
g. Pre-departure procedures and medical movements;
h. Documentation, certification and information transmission; and,
i. Other technical areas as may be required.
2. Provide information and detailed explanations to the migrants and/or refugees in relation to:
- The migration health assessment process ; and,
- Treatments and referrals.
- Ensure proper identification and follow-up by:
- Comprehensive history taking;
- Accurate and thorough Bio-data collection;
- Ensuring ID verification for each step of the health assessment process; and,
- Keeping a register of applicants who undergo health investigations and testing.
- Follow and implement the Health Assessment Programme’s check lists and SOP’s and maintain standard universal precautions within MHAC.
5. Verify samples of sputum, blood or others are properly transported to the laboratory or previously designated location.
6. Maintain and monitor the MHAC pharmacy, stock, medical kits and emergency kits within the MHAC and for medical escorts if applicable.
7. Provide pre and/or post counselling to migrants or refugees on TB or HIV education, prevention and management as appropriate.
8. Prepare administrative reports and program updates as necessary.
9. Support the planning and execution of mobile missions if applicable.
10. Assist with pre-departure documents, briefings and preparations as necessary.
11. Perform medical escort duties when required to ensure migrants receive continued care throughout all phases of migration (before departure, during the journey and at the destination).
12. Maintain collaborative relationships with various partners to facilitate the follow up and relevant information sharing. Partners include internal IOM departments, other health providers, panel physicians, embassies other UN agencies or NGO’s and others as applicable.
13. Collect statistical information and share with the Senior Migration Health Nurse or CMHO as per preset and agreed upon format.
14. Perform other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Nursing Degree from accredited institution with a minimum of three years relevant clinical experience
• Excellent technical skills.
• Training or working experience in the areas of Tuberculosis management, mass immunizations, communicable diseases, laboratory testing or public health is an advantage.
• Computer literacy required: MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Access)
• For this position, fluency in English and French is required (oral and written).
• Working knowledge of National languages is an advantage.
Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database
The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:
Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these five values:
- Inclusion and respect for diversity: Respects and promotes individual and cultural differences. Encourages diversity and inclusion.
- Integrity and transparency: Maintain high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
- Professionalism: Demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.
- Courage: Demonstrates willingness to take a stand on issues of importance.
- Empathy: Shows compassion for others, makes people feel safe, respected and fairly treated.
Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 1
- Teamwork: Develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
- Delivering results: Produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner. Is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
- Managing and sharing knowledge: Continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
- Accountability: Takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own actions and delegated work.
- Communication: Encourages and contributes to clear and open communication. Explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.
IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link:
Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.
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.
Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Conakry, Guinea on the respective closing date. No late applications will be
How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications directly to HRrecruitmentunit@iom.int by 08 August 2023 at the latest, specifying the vacancy reference number SVN 2023-008 and Position Title in the subject line.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
From 26. July.2023 to 08. August.2023
IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.
Les candidatures seront envoyées en ligne au plus tard le Mardi 8 Août 2023 à travers l’adresse suivante : HRrecruitmentunit@iom.int avec pour objet le titre et la référence (SVN 2023-008) du poste