Lead Radiographic Officer (Health Assessment Programs) at International Organization for Migration

Position Title : Lead Radiographic Officer (Health Assessment Programs)

Duty Station: Doha, Qatar

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P2

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

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 15 September 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.


Under the overall supervision of the USRAP Team Leader and Chief of Mission of IOM Qatar and direct supervision of Chief Migration Health Officer, and with the technical guidance from IOM Global Teleradiology and QC Center, the successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the overall activity of the Radiography Unit and guiding the radiography team at Doha, Qatar, ensuring correct completion of the screening Chest X-Ray (CXRs) and process to

IOM Global Teleradiology Centre in Manila. This process will include setup of scheduling, digital CXR taking and continuous Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC) monitoring system as well as distribution of chest radiographs’ reports, ensuring timely and effective completion of the radiology process in the health assessments.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Supervise and lead team of radiographers, and radiology support staff in the x-ray unit in Doha, Qatar, plan and organize the daily work, and guide the radiology services ensuring uninterrupted, smooth workflow and quality of radiology services.
  2. Ensure good quality chest x-ray images of migrants as requested by Physicians and/or Radiologist in accordance with IOM and international radiographic standards and receiving countries technical instruction.
  3. Communicate and ensure efficient transmission of digital chest X-ray, CXR images to IOM Global Teleradiology Centre in Manila in regard to radiology related requirements, assign the Country Office’s focal person for coordinating the radiology chest X-ray reading workflow and provide the chest X-ray reports to the panel physicians as needed.
  4. Review the quality of CXR images, repeat when the image quality is not acceptable, report important/urgent information to Radiologists and/or Physician as needed, provide feedback to radiographers, and ensure consistently high-quality chest X-rays.
  5. Monitor and timely respond to requests for repeat CXR when CXR is of suboptimal quality and assign or complete the additional view when needed,
  6. Ensure proper archive of the images to radiology image archiving systems and upload the digital CXR images to eMedical platform for US Special Immigrant Visa cases, and/or burning images on CDs as needed.
  7. Monitor and guide Migration Health Division (MHD) Camp Al Saliyah (CAS) radiographers and radiologic support staff on technical specificities of X-ray units and the overall radiography process, aiming to achieve consistently good CXR quality and efficient radiology workflow, as well as ensuring the radiological process is fraudless, and proper and respectful handling of applicants.
  8. Communicating with radiologists in the IOM Global Teleradiology Center, clarifying queries from panel physicians on suspicious CXR findings, as well as global radiology support, and/or addressing any service process concerns in the unit and any radiology related issues, as needed.
  9. In coordination with IOM Global radiology coordinator, implement internal quality assurance(QA) and quality control (QC) measures in the unit including the regular checking of x-ray equipment performance, radiologic procedures, data entry, and suggest improvement measures as needed.
  10. Implement, and maintain the radiologic safety measures and procedures in the unit, ensuring the overall radiation safety of the applicants, staff and the public, take responsibility for radiation safety in the working area, including regular use of lead shield to the applicants, use of personal radiation measuring badges for the staff, communicating with the respective authorities, compiling the weekly and monthly reports with recommended corrective actions.
  11. Conduct radiography training, image viewing sessions and feedback to team radiographers aiming to maintain staff capacity and quality of the radiology services.
  12. Draft, and continuously update the standard operating procedures (SOP) and training materials in close coordination with IOM Global radiology coordinator, implement proper record keeping of consumables and documentation of maintenance services.
  13. Plan and arrange shifts ensuring backup radiographer is available for the service when going on leave. When needed, assist in establishing and training of backup local radiographers.
  14. Assist in procurement of radiological equipment and expendables, and coordination withIOM Global radiology coordinator and IOM procurement unit and check correct specifications of the equipment is purchased.
  15. Coordinate with external technical service providers regarding regular service and maintenance, repair of X-ray equipment, and alternative radiology facility, as well as contact the respective government authorities in the country for radiation safety compliance and license to operate X-ray Unit as needed.
  16. Prepare statistical summary reports on operational activities of the Radiology Unit, document any other information, and properly keep records as needed.
  17. Contribute to implementing infection control measures and maintaining a tidy and neat work environment in the Radiology Unit.
  18. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in Radiography, Health Care Management, Public Health, Health Informatics, or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or
  • University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.
  • Board registration certificate (license) as a Radiologic Technologist as may be required by the country.


  • Thorough knowledge and experience in radiography especially digital chest radiography is required;
  • Experience in Radiography Unit staff administration and management;
  • Experience in data analysis and management;
  • Previous experience in taking TB screening/Health Assessment; Programs Chest X-ray (CXR)for different resettlement countries; including for the USRAP, Australia, Canada, and the UK detection for TB an advantage;
  • Experience in quality radiology assurance services and in writing guidelines and training materials an advantage; and,
  • Knowledge and experience in radiology information systems and picture archiving and communication systems an advantage.


  • High computer literacy in Windows and MS Office is mandatory;
  • Knowledge of medical and radiographic terminology;
  • Excels and problem-solving and mathematical skills;
  • Knows how to use all radiology equipment and protective gear;• Builds strong relationships with medical and administrative staff and,
  • Works carefully in a fast-paced environment and is detail-oriented.


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

For all applicants, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Dari, Farsi, 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 (https://whed.net/home.php).

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 HERE, by 15 September 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: www.iom.int/recruitment

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 285 Lead Radiographic Officer (Health Assessment Programs) (P2) Doha, Qatar (57734092) Released

Posting: Posting NC57734093 (57734093) Released

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