Migration Health Officer

  • Full Time
  • Kathmandu
  • Applications have closed

Website International Organization for Migration (IOM)


Migration Health Officer

Duty Station: Kathmandu, Nepal
Classification: General Service Staff, NO-C
Type of Appointment: One Year Fixed Term, with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
Closing Date: December 14, 2021

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. 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 guidance of the Chief of Mission (CoM) and direct supervision of the Chief Migration Health Officer, the successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for implementation of the diverse migration health projects as well as COVID 19 pandemic response projects.

S/he will be accountable for design, direct development and implementation of migration health projects, migration health initiatives and strategy development, reviewing and updating of the guidelines and resources, coordination with Key Opinion Leaders, KOLs and health programs stakeholders in Nepal as well as Ministry of Health and Population, oversight of the migration health and COVID-2019 related project activities and build capacity of the national partners

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

1. Identify new project opportunities and assist the Chief Migration Health Officer in developing project proposals on migration health including but not limited to health needs of irregular migrants, victims of human trafficking, stranded labor migrants and other mobile populations and their host communities.
2. Contribute to further development and implementation of IOM’s migration health strategy including COVID-19 response, in close collaboration with national partners and stakeholders.
3. Support the management of IOM MHD Nepal migration health unit activities as appropriate, including staff management and financial backstopping.
4. Develop improved systems for regular monitoring and reporting on migration health and other health project achievements, challenges/early warning system, and strategic needs. Develop monitoring framework for IOM’s migration health projects including development working plan, data collection tools, indicators, data management, and reporting systems; ensure systematic and timely collection and analysis of migration health data with comprehensive analysis.
5. Coordinate the implementation of IOM’s Migration Health activities with the Ministry of Health and Population (MOHP), United Nations (UN) and national partners and other KOLs, and work with relevant health authorities in identifying gaps and needs related to the health of migrants; and represent IOM through active engagement at health working groups at national and sub-national levels.
6. Support the Migration Health Department (MHD) Emergency Operations in the provision of specialized technical support in relation to outbreaks response and health emergencies, for capacity development, and knowledge management in strengthening and informing programme decision.
7. Identify and develop relevant activities to support high-risk and vulnerable groups, ensuring alignment with MHD team members and targeted health facilities.
8. Monitor and evaluate the quality of medical care provided to IOM beneficiaries to ensure that it is up to national and IOM global standards.
9. Develop training modules and materials, and act as trainer/ facilitator in IOM’s Migration Health trainings in close coordination with the Chief Migration Health Officer. Building capacity of health workers on migration health and determinants of health.
10. Ensure the confidentiality of the medical information and data of IOM beneficiaries.
11. Develop and implement migration health project activities at supported health facilities, Points of Entry (PoE), DC, in line with MOH and World Health Organization (WHO) standards and guidelines.
12. Contribute to periodic reports for the donor on programme delivery, including interim and final reports to donors.
13. Conduct migration health assessments with high standards when requested, following the Technical Instructions and public health requirements of receiving countries.
14. Undertake work related duty travels as and when required.
15. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience


  • Master’s degree in Medicine and Public Health from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited academic institute in related field with seven years of relevant professional experience.
  • Valid license to practice medicine in Nepal


  • Experience in the domain of global public health and migration health related issues in the context of humanitarian situations.
  • Experience in development and management of large and complex health programs.
  • Proven record in coordinating multidisciplinary teams and establishing and maintaining working relations with senior government officials, UN agencies, NGOs, and Donors, including familiarity with the humanitarian cluster system.
  • Clinical experience with patients works in role of GP or specialist in the field is required


  • Fluency in English, Nepali is required.

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 3

  • 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 2.

  • 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.


Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment. Only Nepali Nationals will be considered for this position.

How to apply:

Interested Candidates are requested to submit their application indicating clearly the position applied, VN number and CV with three references to the following address: Human Resource Department, International Organization for Migration, P.O. Box 25503, Baluwatar, Kathmandu or email to iomnepaljobs@iom.int by 14 December 2021. Only short-listed candidates will be called for interview.

Website: https://nepal.iom.int

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