EL SALVADOR – VN2022/029SV “Migration Health Physician” NOA – Programa USRAP at International Organization for Migration

Vacancy Notice Open to Internal and External Candidates

Position Title:Migration Health Physician

Duty Station:San Salvador, El Salvador

Classification:National Officer, NOA

Type of Appointment:One Year Fixed Term

Estimated Start Date:As soon as possible

Closing Date:September 1st, 2022

Reference Code: VN2022/029 SV

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. Context: Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission, and the direct supervision of the Migration Health Coordinator based in San Salvador, El Salvador, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities in relation to the Health Assessment Process and Travel Medical Assistance for the Resettlement Support Center Latin America and Caribbean.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Performs Pre-Departure Medical examination including Pre-Embarkation Check (Fitness to Travel Physical Exam) for all departing refugees including and coordinate Pre-Departure Specialist Evaluation.
  2. Perform Pre-departure counseling and health education of departing refugees, provides required hygiene supplies and PPEs. IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates. Page 2 / 4
  3. Register the Significant Medical Conditions cases and refugees that will need ADL support and/or medical travel requirements and report them to Migration Health Coordinator.
  4. Report the results of the Pre-Embarkation Check to Migration Health Coordinator and ensures all results are entered in the system in a timely manner.
  5. Track all cases in the system regarding the health assessment status, performs medical hold managements, monitors processing indicators, and provides regular reports and recommendations to Migration Health Coordinator.
  6. Request regular updates from panel physicians in respect available slots, vaccine availability and other process related issues, sending regular reports and recommendations to the Migration Health Coordinator.
  7. Coordinate the logistics for medical exam and refugee health medical activities for U.S resettlement cases with the Panel Clinic in the areas of: A. Medical examinations; B. Imaging; C. Laboratory testing; D. Vaccinations; E. TB management; F. Treatment and referrals; G. Pre-departure procedures and medical movements; H. Counselling; I. Documentation, certification and information transmission; J. Fitness-to-travel checks; and K. Other technical areas as may be required.
  8. Participate in writing SOPs and instructions as well as staff training.
  9. Monitor the inventory of all medical consumables and supplies assigned for the Pre-Embarkation Check and coordinate, follow up and verify procurement for Pre embarkation check supplies, PPE and hygiene kits for refugees.
  10. Validate Vaccination Medical Form and invoices and advise any discrepancies based on USRAP Vaccination Schedule and agreed upon costs to the Migration Health Coordinator.
  11. Provide specialized assistance to OPS colleagues in movement preparations/planning
  12. Prepare statistical reports as needed.
  13. Perform 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.
  14. Perform other duties as may be assigned. Required Qualifications and Experience Education and Experience
  • University Degree in Medicine with a minimum of five years of relevant clinical experience and a valid license to practice in El Salvador
  • Clinical experience in community primary health care or hospital level.
  • Training or working experience in the areas of Tuberculosis management, immunizations, communicable diseases or public health is an advantage.
  • Computer literacy required: MS Office package (Word, Excel, Access)
  • Training in Basic and/or Advanced Cardiac Life Support is an asset
  • Previous work with international organization or migration health or public health projects is an asset.
  • Skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to organize
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision

Languages Thorough knowledge of English and Spanish (oral and written)

Required Competencies The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies: 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

How to apply

HOW TO APPLY: Interested internal candidates are invited to submit their applications by completing and sending the Internal Application Form (form attached), a letter of interest, and a CV to the following e-mail address: iomsalhr@iom.int by September 1st, 2022 at the latest, referring to this advertisement. External Candidates that comply with the profile will need to send the Resume and a letter of interest to iomsalhr@iom.int by September 1st, 2022 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

IMPORTANT: Any offer made to the candidates in relation to this vacancy is subject to funding confirmation. Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.


  • The motivation/cover letter should be a maximum of 1 page long and in English. It should state the position(s) you are applying for
  • The CV should be a maximum of 2 pages long and in English.
  • Only the applications that comply with the required profile will be taken into consideration.
  • Those applications received after the due date or the ones that don’t include the name of the position, will not be considered.
  • This vacancy is open for local staff or international staff with legal permit to work in the Country.
  • The attachment shouldn’t weight over 2 MB. Posting period: From 18.08.2022 to 01.09.2022

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