National Medical Officer – IOM
|Organization||International Organization for Migration|
|Position Title||National Medical Officer|
|Duty Station||Khartoum, Sudan|
|Type of Appointment||one-year fixed term, with possibility of extension|
|Estimated Start Date||As soon as possible|
|Reference Code||VN 28 2021|
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 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.
Sudan is at the centre of migration routes from the Horn of Africa and West Africa towards North Africa and onwards to Europe and the Middle East. In line with IOM’s mandate, IOM Sudan works to uphold the human dignity and well-being of migrants and to advance the understanding of migration issues in the region. Since 2015, IOM has operated a Migrant Resource and Response Centre (MRRC) in Khartoum, which acts as a hub for direct assistance and protection services to vulnerable migrants transiting through, stranded or living in Sudan. Services provided, both directly and through referral, including medical assistance, case management support, psychosocial support (PSS), and Assisted Voluntary Return (AVRR) of stranded migrants from Sudan to countries of origin. The MRRC also runs a mobile response team, including a medical doctor, to assist migrants who are not able to approach the MRRC in person, including migrants in administrative detention and safe houses. The MRRC Medical Unit holds the primary responsibility of medical assessment of MRRC clients, provision of medication, follow up of medical tests and further referral for specialized services.
The MRRC operation falls under the Migrant Protection and Assistance (MPA) programme of IOM Sudan, which carries out policy and capacity building related activities to promote the inclusion of migrants in the relevant national policies and healthcare systems. The MPA programme in coordination with the Immigration and Border Management (IBM) programme is also planning to expand its activities to strengthen the health security at key points of entry (PoEs) in Sudan to contain the spread of communicable diseases including COVID-19 with a view to protecting both Sudanese and non-Sudanese populations.
Under the overall supervision of the Programme Coordinator (MPA/ Labour Migration) and direct supervision of the Programme Officer / MRRC Manager, and in collaboration with different MRRC Units (Case Office and AVRR & Outreach unit), IBM team and other relevant programme units of IOM Sudan, the successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for managing the functions of MRRC Medical Unit and implementing policy and capacity building related activities to promote the health security and the inclusion of migrants in the national healthcare framework.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
- Act as the MRRC Medical Unit Team Leader and as such plan, execute, and monitor all medical assistance activities initiated through MRRC in an effective and efficient manner, including supervision of MRRC medical team and weekly work plan development related to clinic work, consultations, medication delivery, supporting for lab testing referrals and outreach medical visits.
- Coordinate closely the needs of MRRC clients with other MRRC units (Case Office, PSS, and AVRR and Outreach) and relevant external stakeholders that provide referral support for the migrants.
- Provide technical advice to the Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) teams in Gedaref and Kassala states for migrant cases that require medical interventions and for their partnerships with local medical referral partners.
- Act as the MPA medical focal point and implement relevant policy and capacity building related activities as part of national and regional projects in coordination with the Programme Coordinator, IBM team and other relevant programmes of the mission.
- Coordinate regularly with the mission’s Migration Health Unit and other relevant programme units to share initiatives, good practices and lessons learnt from MPA medical activities.
- Provide monthly and quarterly reports and updates of the services provided to the MRRC Programme Officer and MPA Programme Coordinator and as such regularly update the data platforms on the medical services with the support from medical team in coordination with MRRC Information Assistant.
- Regularly review medical team practices and ensure its alignment with the internal IOM-MHD Guidance and Local Regulation.
- Identify, codify and disseminate best practices and lessons learned in assistance to vulnerable migrants in the medical domain, and in particular represent MRRC medical activities in the community and other coordination forums.
- Carry out assessment and scoping visits to other states and take up duty travels in supporting migrants, including support to the training activities taking place in the states.
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
• Master’s degree in Medicine with government registration to practice, in Public Health with two years of relevant professional experience; or
• Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine with the government registration to practice, in Public Health or other related medical fields from an accredited academic institution with five-year professional experience.
• Operational and field experience in migration, refugee and displaced persons’ health-related issues, including experience in project planning/ implementation and evaluating health programmes and protocols.
• In-depth understanding of Migration and Health issues including familiarity with the health sector in Sudan.
• Experience in working closely with the governmental authorities, other national/international institutions and NGOs for the implementation of health-related activities.
• Experience in IOM administrative and financial management, budget monitoring, cash management and internal control procedures.
Knowledge of and/or prior work experience in migrant protection and assistance in Sudan is a distinct advantage.
Fluency in English and Arabic.
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.
• Resource Mobilization – Establishes realistic resource requirements to meet IOM needs.
Core Competencies – behavioural indicators
• 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 – behavioural indicators level 3
• 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 & 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.
• Qualified female applicants are especially encouraged to apply.
• IOM has zero tolerance with discrimination and does not discriminate to HIV/AIDS status.
• This position is open to ONLY Sudanese nationals and those authorized to live and work in Sudan according to Sudanese regulations.
• Vacancy close at 23:59 local time Khartoum, Sudan on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.
How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via email: [email protected], by August 22, 2021, at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
From 08.08.2021 to 22.08.2021.
IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview processing, training or other fees). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.
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