Organization: International Organization for Migration
Position Title : Public Health Emergency Response Coordinator
Duty Station : Kinshasa, Dem. Rep. Congo
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 : 29 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, 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, 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 technical supervision of the Migration Health Officer at Headquarters (HQs) in Geneva, and the direct supervision of the Chief of Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and in coordination with the Migration Health Department at Regional Levels, the successful candidate will be responsible for the overall supervision, management, coordination and strategic guidance of IOM’s Emergency Health Programming in the African Continent
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.
Specifically, the Public Health Emergency Response Coordinator will also be accountable and responsible for adapting, planning and implementing the IOM response in current outbreaks.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
- Coordinate and supervise the management and administration of IOM’s Emergency Health Programme with a focus on IHR/ GHSA and tools such as Population Mobility Mapping (PMM) or FMP under the overall Heath Border Mobility Management (HBMM) framework.
- 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 or adequate referrals systems, Community Health Education, health infrastructure development and capacity building programming.
- Represent IOM at relevant coordination meetings or if indicated lead the response in country and liaise closely with key partners. Liaise with medical partners such as Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS), World Health Organization (WHO), US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and other stakeholders, to ensure implementation of standardized HBMM Project.
- 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 consider good practices in the area of migration health; and, c.) developed and implemented according to IOM’s project development procedures as established by the IOM Project Handbook and related Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). d. guide clinical and non-clinical IOM Migration Health staff to ensure preparedness and outbreak response while ensuring successful implementation, solid M&E and timely reporting
- In line with outbreak preparedness and response, conduct necessary assessments and identify adequate solutions
- 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.
- Develop project and lead proposals related to Ebola with a public health focus. Monitor the implementation and assess the evaluation of these projects – including those having a country focus: a.) ensure that they are consistent with IOMs strategy, thematic guidance notes and any relevant national policies and/or regional strategies; b.) coherent, relevant, and feasible, and consider good practices in the area of migration health; and, c.) developed according to IOMs project development procedures as established by the IOM.
- Work with Ministry of Health (MoH) and WHO on health projects including, Health System Strengthening and Border Health related to the National Recovery Plan in line with the MHD strategic objectives, and Country Strategy Priority.
- Contribute to periodic technical updates and documentation/ dissemination of best practice materials.
- Provide technical support and oversee a training and development plan to assist with building the capacities of IOM staff in the relevant MHD programme areas through a combination of formal job mentoring.
- Advise and continuously update MHD Director, Migration Health Emergency Officer, MHD RTS’s, on the Ebola Response and public health issues on outbreak response and activities.
- Identify emerging issues to ensure that IOM programmes are based on scientific evidence while ensuring that analysis and sharing of health data of significant relevance stemming from IOM programme in the area of migration health is maintained.
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• University degree in Medicine, Nursing, Public Health from an accredited academic institution plus Master’s Degree in Community or Public Health, Medical Specialization in Infectious Diseases, Tropical Medicine or other related fields from an accredited academic institution with seven years of relevant professional experience; or
• University degree in the above field with at least nine years of relevant professional experience.
• An additional qualification in clinical medicine, tropical medicine, epidemiology and/or public health an advantage.
• Experience of which at least five years are at an international level, preferably involving migration health issues;
• Work experience in resource limited settings and in an Ebola, outbreak is advantageous;
• Experience in managing significant and complex emergency health programmes, experience in Public Health Events of International Concern (PHEIC) settings is advantageous;
• Demonstrated experience in emergency response and coordination, design and delivery of humanitarian assistance in complex environments;
• Experience in Point of Entry and IHR are advantageous;
• 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 and French is required. Working knowledge of Arabic 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 29 October 2018 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
For further information, please refer to:
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 17.10.2018 to 29.10.2018
Requisition: SVN 2018/248 (P) – PublicHealthEmergencyResponseCoordinator (P4) – Kinshasa, DRC (55684482) Released
Posting: Posting NC55684500 (55684500) Released