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Job Description:

Vacancy No.


Position Title

Senior Nurse - Migration Health

Duty Station

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia



Type of Appointment

SVN, Six months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date

As soon as possible

Posting Period

28.11.2022 – 12.12.2022


Organizational Context and Scope

 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.

IOM is committed to the principles of Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP), an active commitment by organizations engaging in direct assistance to populations in need of aid, to use power responsibly by taking account of, giving account to and being held to account by the people they seek to assist. IOM Ethiopia is committed to involve people affected by crisis and other destabilizing factors in key decisions and processes that impact them and have effective communication and feedback channels that engage diverse members in a community, especially those most vulnerable and marginalized. AAP promotes people-centred approach that reinforces the broader accountability of the organization to all stakeholders including donors, governments and Member States.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal & External candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy.


Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Under the overall supervision of the Chief Migration Health Officer (CMHO) and the direct supervision of the Chief Migration Health Nurse the successful candidate will be responsible for carrying out the following duties and responsibilities in relation to the Migration Health Assessment Centre (MHAC) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

 Under the overall supervision of the Chief Migration Health Officer (CMHO) and the direct supervision of the Chief Migration Health Nurse the successful candidate will be responsible for carrying out the following duties and responsibilities in relation to the Migration Health Assessment Centre (MHAC) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

1.    Lead daily nursing and administrative activities of the migration health assessment in the Migration Health Assessment Centre (MHAC) to fulfil the technical requirements of the resettlement countries in the areas of:

  • Medical examinations;
  • Imaging;
  • Laboratory testing;
  • Vaccinations;
  • TB management;
  • Treatment and referrals;
  • Pre-departure procedures and medical movements;
  • Counselling;
  • Documentation, certification and information transmission;
  • Directly observed treatment/therapy short-course (DOTs);
  • Fitness-to-travel checks; and,
  • Other technical areas as may be required.


2.    Supervise all daily nursing and administrative activities, namely:

  • Assign tasks to nurses and clerks;
  • Monitor pre-examination information sessions, counselling, history, follow up and vital signs taking; verify that nurses and medical clerks enter information into relevant databases in a timely and accurate manner, in accordance to their specific functions; and,
  • Facilitate and monitor implementation of fraud-prevention measures, including testing performed outside of the MHAC.

3.    Contribute to the establishment and maintenance of an optimal workflow at the health assessment site by suggesting and implementing improvements to facilitate timeliness of completion of nursing and clerical tasks.

4.    Verify that all migrant/refugee identity check mechanisms are well established and followed.

5.    Implement quality assurance and quality control measures for nursing and clerical activities; participate in writing SOPs and instructions as well as staff training.

6.    Verify that SOP’s, checklists and standard universal precautions within MHAC are followed.

7.    Check that the MHAC pharmacy, stock, medical kits and emergency kits within the MHAC and for medical escorts if applicable are well maintained according to guidelines and SOP’s. 

8.    Coordinate, follow up and verify procurement for MHAC – including purchase orders, payment requests and invoices.

 9.    Gather and analyse administrative reports and program updates as necessary; report any inconsistencies or issues to the N+1 (CMHO or chief nurse).

 10.  Coordinate the planning and execution of mobile missions if applicable.

 11.  Coordinate, and perform if needed, the medical escort duties when required to ensure migrants receive continued care throughout all phases of migration (before departure, during the journey and at the final destination).

 12.  Gather and analyse statistical information and share with the Chief Migration Health Nurse or CMHO as per preset and agreed upon format.

 13.  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.

14.  May have responsibility for direct supervision of a designated team.

15.  Perform other duties as may be assigned.

Job Requirements:

Required Qualifications and Experience


Nursing Degree with a minimum of five years relevant clinical experience, with at least two years in a supervisory role and a valid licence to practice nursing in Ethiopia. 


Experience & Skills 

  •  Excellent technical skills, including in phlebotomy.
  • 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)
  • NGO/INGO experience is a plus
  • Computer literate
  • Very good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Proven supervisory/managerial skills
  • Very good representational skills



  • Fluency in English is required (speaking and writing).
  • Working knowledge of local languages is an advantage.


Values and Competencies

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:


  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintains 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.


Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

  • 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 action and delegated work.
  • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

Managerial Competencies[1] – behavioural indicators

  • Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.
  • Empowering others and building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
  • Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction


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.

Job Category:
Health Care
Health Care
Full time
Full time
Addis Ababa
International Organization for Migration - IOM International Organization for Migration - IOM

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