Senior Programme Assistant (Health) – IOM


Job Description

OrganizationInternational Organization for Migration
Position TitleSenior Programme Assistant (Health)
Duty StationGeneina Sudan
Type of AppointmentSpecial, Short-term graded contract, 6 months
with possibility of extension
Estimated Start DateAs soon as possible
Closing DateDecember 5th , 2022

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.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.


Under the overall supervision of Regional Coordinator (Darfur), and the direct supervision of Head of Sub-office, in close technical coordination with the Migration Health Officer (Emergencies), the incumbent will assist in the planning, implementation and monitoring of health-care services related activities under HRT- especially focusing on delivering emergency and minimum primary healthcare package in West Darfur State.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Guide the team of medical field staff to better plan implementation and reporting of health-related interventions, including daily support and supervision to the health activities, human resource management, asset management, drug management and reporting.
  2. Ensure safety of staff and the project beneficiaries including facilitation of smooth and timely referral for patients with critical condition in close coordination with the health partners
  3. Lead the operation of mobile clinic or fixed-health facility during humanitarian emergencies as requested.
  4. Facilitate preparedness and response to emergencies including disease outbreaks, natural and man-made disasters and quality infection prevention and control measures.
    IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.
  5. Actively engage in disease surveillance especially notifiable diseases to promote the quality of data collection, review, verify and analyse and report to IOM and MoH/WHO accordingly.
  6. Ensure all the health-related services are in line with the national guidance and maintain close coordination and communication with IOM, SMoH and other partners.
  7. Ensure and maintain effective field coordination with the health partners, government authority and community. This includes a regular attendance at the health-related meetings and joint health need assessment as requested.
  8. Provide necessary information and documentation to HRT programme manager and Migration Health Officer (Emergencies) for drawing of the emergency and primary health-care services to be implemented and the preparation of project proposal.
  9. Ensure conflict sensitive approach within health programming.
  10. Perform any other duties that may be required from time to time.

Required Qualifications and Experience

• Master’s degree in public health or related field from an accredited academic institution with three years of relevant professional experience; OR
• University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.
•Being a registered clinician (Medical Doctor Medical Assistant, nurse, midwife) in Sudan is an advantage.

• Minimum of two-year experience of health program implementation in humanitarian settings.
• Experience working for health sector partners in West Darfur is an asset

Fluency in English & Arabic

Required Competencies

Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:
• 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: pproduces 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.

• Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.
• IOM has zero tolerance with discrimination and does not discriminate to HIV/AIDS status.
• This position is open ONLY to Sudanese nationals.
• Vacancy close at 23:59 local time Khartoum, Sudan on the respective closing
date. No late application will be accepted.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their Resume email: [email protected] , by December 5th , 2022 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Posting period:
From 21.11.2022 to 05.12.2022
No Fees:
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

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