Organization:International Organization for Migration
Position Title :Programme Coordinator (Emergency Health)
Duty Station :Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh
Classification :Professional Staff, Grade P4
Type of Appointment :Special short-term graded, Six months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date :As soon as possible
Closing Date :01 October 2018
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, the following candidates are considered as first-tier candidates:
- Internal candidates
- Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Cook Islands, Cuba, Cabo Verde, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Fiji, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Grenada, Guyana, Iceland, Kiribati, Comoros, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Saint Lucia, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Malawi, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Paraguay, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, Sao Tome and Principe, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa
- External female candidates.
Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) and the direct supervision of the Emergency Coordinator, and in coordination with the Migration Health Department at the Regional Level and Headquarters (HQs), the successful candidate will be responsible for the overall supervision, management, coordination and strategic guidance of IOM’s Emergency Health Programming in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
S/he will provide programmatic management, coordination, strategic guidance and technical oversight to IOM’s emergency health operations; ensure coordination with Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, World Health Organization (WHO) and health sector partners; liaise and collaborate with other IOM sectors, oversee and supervise IOM’s emergency health teams and guide project and programme development through emergency and transition phases.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
- Coordinate and supervise the overall management and administration of IOM’s Emergency Health Programme within the framework of the IOM Bangladesh’s Rohingya Response.
- Provide strategic and technical guidance for emergency health programming and health system strengthening activities including outbreak preparedness and response, Primary and Secondary Health Care service delivery, Community Health Education, health infrastructure development and capacity building programming.
- Develop, prepare, implement and manage health projects and programmes ensuring that they are: a.) consistent with IOM’s policies, thematic guidance notes and any relevant national policies and/or regional strategies; b.) coherent, relevant, and feasible, and take into account good practices in the area of migration health; c.) developed and implemented according to IOM’s project development procedures as established by the IOM Project Handbook and related Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
- Supervise clinical and non-clinical IOM Migration Health staff to ensure continuous provision of quality migration health services throughout IOM’s multiple supported clinics and other health services.
- Coordinate with the Mental Health and Psycho-Social Response (MHPSS) section at IOM Headquarters and/or the designated regional focal point(s) to ensure the inclusion of MHPSS components in both health and psychosocial programmes in emergencies developed under the Health Sector.
- Align the migration health strategies and priorities in the country with global health goals, regional trends and existing policy frameworks set by relevant health authorities, in close coordination with thematic specialists in the region, as well as the senior staff of Migration Health Division (MHD) in IOM HQs.
- Develop, strengthen and expand partnerships with the Ministry of Health, World Health Organization (WHO) Country Office and other relevant NGOs and parties, including local NGOs/ Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) in order to develop a migrant health agenda at country level (including through the development of Memorandum of Understandings (MOUs) at country level).
- Guide IOM in engaging and/or coordinating with country Humanitarian and Health Sector Coordination mechanisms on IOM’s emergency preparedness and humanitarian responses and take a leading role in linking Health Sector with other IOM-led sectoral activities.
- Facilitate close collaboration with IOM’s other service areas in the country, such as WASH, Protection, Site Planning and Site Management and others, to integrate and mainstream health into project proposals, tools and strategies where relevant and possible.
- Maintain a high level of science, global and public health methods expertise, and ensure that analysis and sharing of health data of significant relevance stemming from IOM programme in the area of migration health is maintained. Identify emerging issues to ensure that IOM programmes are based on scientific evidence.
- Analyse and regularly share critical developments and best practices with MHD HQs and contribute to thematic policy development and global reports.
- Oversee the resource deployment, activation, implementation, reporting and evaluation of the health-related programmes including monitoring of budget expenditure and ensuring that key performance indicators are met in a timely manner.
- Monitor and analyse the health projects’ process, specifically aimed at increasing effectiveness recommending appropriate action, and assist in the development of evaluation protocols.
- Develop new emergency and migration health projects and proposals in coordination with the Programme Support Unit and programme units as necessary and in collaboration relevant regional and HQs units.
- Contribute to regular reporting on achievements, projects, problems encountered, pertinent developments, and strategic needs for IOM emergency response programme as well as for donors and partner agencies.
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• University degree in Medicine, Nursing, Public Health or related field with a Master’s Degree in Public Health or a related field from an accredited academic institution with seven years of relevant professional experience; or
• University degree in the above fields with at least nine years of relevant professional experience.
• An additional qualification in clinical medicine, tropical medicine, maternal and child health or public health an advantage.
• Experience of which at least five years are at an international level, preferably involving migration health issues;
• Experience in managing significant and complex emergency health programmes;
• Demonstrated experience in emergency response and coordination, design and delivery of humanitarian assistance in complex environments;
• Proven capacity and vision to develop and implement programmes in the area of migration and health;
• Sound experience working with international organizations, regional organizations, ministries of health and other governmental entities, the private sector and civil society;
• Proven experience in communicating scientifically to specialized audiences;
• Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation;
• Superior reporting and writing skills.
Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an advantage.
•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 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.
Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.
Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.
The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.
Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 01 October 2018 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
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In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.
From 25.09.2018 to 01.10.2018
Posting: Posting NC55646784 (55646784) Released