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National Migration Health Physician-Abuja At The International Organization For Migration

Date Posted: 24/Nov/2013
Deadline: 03/Dec/2013


Under the general supervision of the IOM Chief of Mission for administrative matters, and the direct supervision of the Chief Migration Health Physician in Abuja for technical matters, the National Migration Health Physician will be responsible for providing clinical, administrative and project management support for migration health assessments and treatment of migrants assisted by the Organization. In particular, he/she will:

Core functions/responsibilities:

  1. Assist the Chief Migration Health Physician to coordinate and manage all the migration health activities in IOM Abuja. This includes but not limited to logistic preparation for medical screening, handling and safekeeping of individual medical files, collection of bio-data and medical history, physical examination, ensuring identity checks of the applicants and confidentiality of information throughout the screening process.
  2. Assist to supervise clinical and non-clinical staff to ensure all migration health activities are performed in an effective and efficiency manner.
  3. Perform migration health assessment of migrants (refugees and non-refugee immigrants) according to the country- specific immigration medical technical instructions and guidelines.
  4. Ensure proper identification and coding of biological samples, maintain strict client confidentiality, liaise with various health service providers to facilitate handling of biological samples, and coordinate the procedures and supervision of the collection of sputum samples for culture and sensitivity for Tuberculosis (TB).
  5. Review chest x-ray films and radiologist’s reports and classify them as per the technical guidelines.
  6. Counsel applicants with chest x-ray findings consistent with active or inactive TB and explain diagnostic procedures for TB (sputum smears and culture).
  7. Inform applicants about clinically significant chest x-ray findings not compatible with tuberculosis and suggest follow up.
  8. Counsel applicants diagnosed with tuberculosis and refer them for treatment to the institutions of the National TB Control Program or private practitioners. Provide applicants with a referral letter, copy of chest x-ray and copy of sputum smear and culture results.
  9. Counsel and refer family contacts of applicants with infectious tuberculosis for further investigation.
  10. Review and sign certificates for eligible applicants.
  11. Take part in applicant registration and data entry into the appropriate IOM Global Software, if so required.
  12. Take part in the quality control/quality assurance by liaising with the service providers (radiology unit, microbiology laboratory) on a regular basis, correct minor digressions from the regular procedure, inform Chief Migration Health Physician about current or potential problems jeopardizing integrity of the program and suggest improvements and ways to optimize procedures.
  13. Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor or the Chief of Mission.

Desirable Competencies:


a) takes responsibility and manages constructive criticism; b) works effectively with all clients and stakeholders; c) promotes continuous learning: communicates clearly; d) takes initiative and drives high levels of performance management; e) plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility; f) displays mastery of subject matter; g) contributes to a collegial team environment; h) creates a respectful office environment free of harassment and retaliation, and promotes the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA); i) incorporates gender-related needs, perspectives, and concerns, and promotes equal gender participation;


a) effectively applies knowledge of relevant medical discipline; b) follows internal control procedures to prevent fraud and mismanagement; c) ensures application of institutional policies and guidelines; d) high level of computer literacy in key applications, especially MS Office.

Desirable Qualifications and Experience

a) degree in clinical medicine from an accredited academic institution; b)at least five years of continuous clinical practice post-graduation, registered to practice in Nigeria and with a valid registration license; c)ability to work as part of a multi-cultural team; d)reliable, able to work under pressure, good organizational skills and drive for results.


Thorough knowledge of written and spoken English.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications to email address [email protected] on or before December 03 2013.

In order for the applications to be considered valid, IOM only accepts applications with a cover letter not more than one page specifying the motivation for application, addressed to The Chief of Mission, International Organization for Migration (IOM) and with a subject line VN2013_18 (O)-NAT National Migration Health Physician-Abuja.

All applications should include a functional e-mail address, mobile numbers and detailed curriculum vitae (CV). Please note that this position is open only to Nigerian National applicants and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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