Chief Nurse – Migration Health At International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Position Title: Chief Nurse – Migration Health

Duty Station: Doha, Qatar

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P3

Type of Appointment: Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 02 June 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 work environment. Read more about diversity and inclusion at IOM at

Applications are welcome from first- and second-tier candidates, particularly qualified female candidates as well as applications from the non-represented member countries of IOM. For all IOM vacancies, applications from qualified and eligible first-tier candidates are considered before those of qualified and eligible second-tier candidates in the selection process.

For the purpose of this vacancy, the following are considered first-tier candidates:

  1. Internal candidates
  2. Candidates from the following non-represented member states:

Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba (Netherlands); Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Congo (the); Cook Islands; Cuba; Curaçao; Fiji; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Libya; Madagascar; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu

Second tier candidates include:

All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states.


Within the scope of US resettlement programme, IOM is assisting as a panel clinic through provision of Health Assessment Programme (HAP) services.

Under the direct supervision of the Chief Migration Health Officer (CMHO), and the overall supervision of the USRAP Site Lead, the Chief Nurse will be responsible for the carrying out the following duties and responsibilities in relation to the Migration Health Assessment Site (MHAS) in Doha, Qatar.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

1. Establish and maintain an optimal workflow in all the migration health assessment nursing and clerical activities in Doha, Qatar to fulfil the technical requirements of the resettlement countries in the areas of:

  • Medical examinations;
  • Imaging;
  • Laboratory testing;
  • Vaccinations;
  • TB management;
  • Treatment and referrals;
  • Pre-departure procedures and medical movements;
  • Counselling;
  • Documentation, certification and information transmission; and,
  • Other technical areas as may be required.

2. Manage all daily nursing and administrative activities, namely:

  • Assign tasks to nurses and clerks;
  • Supervise reception, registration and call centre if applicable;
  • Supervise pre-examination information sessions, counselling; history, follow up and vital signs taking;
  • Ensure implementation of fraud-prevention measures, including testing performed outside of the MHAS; and,
  • Ensure that nurses and medical clerks enter information the relevant databases in a timely and accurate manner, in accordance to their specific functions. Maintain an optimal staff flow, including the allocation to routine duties, staff leave planningand work handover.
  1. Implement sound monitoring system of medical document flow and data entry; perform routine spot checks and apply quality assessment/quality control mechanisms to ensure errors are minimal in the relevant databases.
  2. Develop and implement Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) related to heath care delivery; share SOPs with the Health Assessment Programmes’ staff and ensure SOPs are followed and implemented. Ensure that standard universal precautions within the MHAS are followed.
  3. Ensure that Qatar Country pharmacy, stock, medical kits and emergency kits within the MHAS and for medical escorts if applicable are being monitored, perform spot checks to ensure that they are well maintained.
  4. Evaluate and recommend purchase of medical supplies; monitor inventory of medical supplies and verify that all Migration Health Assessment Site operational units have clear SOP’s regarding medical supply procurement.
  5. Conduct/supervise pre-departure treatment and pre-embarkation assessments of ‘fitness to travel as required, maintain current relevant records and reports, supervise the implementation of treatment and follow-up actions for cases on medical hold after health assessment, and supervise Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) management and directly observed treatment/therapy short-course (DOTS).
  6. Prepare and finalize medical and administrative reports and program updates as necessary; report any inconsistencies or issues to the Chief Migration Health Officer (CMHO).
  7. Plan and organize mobile mission, if applicable.
  8. Participate in the selection process of and provide training, guidance and supervision to nursing and other staff.
  9. Coordinate, and perform if needed, the medical escort duties when required to ensure migrants receive continued care throughout all phases of migration (before departure, during the journey and at the final destination).
  10. Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with various partners to facilitate the followup and relevant information sharing. Partners include internal IOM departments, other health providers, panel physicians, Embassies other UN agencies or NGO’s and others as applicable;
  11. Prepare and finalize statistical information and share with the CMHO as per present and agreed upon format.
  12. Perform any other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • University degree in nursing from an accredited academic institution with seven years relevant clinical experience with at least three years in managerial role;
  • University degree in nursing, plus master’s degree from an accredited academic institution with five years relevant clinical experience with at least three years in managerial role.


  • Training or working experience in the areas of Tuberculosis management, mass immunizations, communicable diseases, laboratory testing or public health is an advantage.
  • Computer literacy required: MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Access).


  • In depth knowledge of the broad range of migration related subject areas dealt with by the Organization;
  • Effectively interfaces with government officials of appropriate level on matters related to substantive migration issues and the work of IOM;
  • Effectively applies knowledge of migration issues within the organizational context;
  • Correctly frames migration issues within their regional, global, and political context.


IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.

For all applicants, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Urdu/Pashto is an advantage.

Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.


Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (

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: 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.

IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.

Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.


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.

This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations. Recommended candidates endorsed by the Appointments and Postings Board will remain eligible to be appointed in a similar position for a period of 24 months.

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. Subject to certain exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required for individuals hired on or after 15 November 2021. This will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.

Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 02 June 2022 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For further information please refer to:

Posting period:

From 20.05.2022 to 02.06.2022

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.

Requisition: VN 2022 139 Chief Nurse – Migration Health (P3) Doha, Qatar (57579931) Released

Posting: Posting NC57579932 (57579932) Released

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