Migration Health Support Officer (CDC Cooperative Agreements and Vaccination) at International Organization for Migration

Position Title: Migration Health Support Officer (CDC Cooperative Agreements and Vaccination)

Duty Station: Geneva, Switzerland

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: 13 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 Director of MHD, direct supervision of the Senior Migration

Health Advisor, Global Health Security, IOM HQ, and in close coordination with the IOM Global

Health Assessment Coordinator, IOM HQ, CDC Project Officer, Health in Emergencies, Global Vaccination Coordinator, IOM HQ, USRAP Senior Migration Health Advisor, IOM Washington and other IOM Migration Health Division (MHD) focal points, the staff member will be responsible for substantively supporting multi-country project coordination, monitoring and reporting, as well as provision of technical support to IOM missions implementing IOM public health activities within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Cooperative Agreements (CoAgs) including vaccination. This will also include providing clinical advisory and capacity building services to IOM migration health staff working in these areas.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Support Senior Migration Health Advisor and MHD Headquarters in providing technical support to CDC Cooperative Agreements, in coordination with the CDC Project Officer, Health in Emergencies.
  2. Provide advice and support to IOM Regional and Country Offices in project and financial coordination, monitoring and reporting, knowledge management as well as on technical aspects related to CDC project implementation in order to ensure quality programming in coordination with the US CDC.
  3. Provide support and technical/clinical advisory services to IOM HQ and country offices implementing direct vaccination programs, implemented under the CDC CoAg.
  4. Develop and ensure implementation of key documents including Standard Operating Procedures, Program Guidelines and other documents to support Missions with knowledge management, reporting and future engagements with US CDC in coordination with Country Offices, Ministry of Health (MOH) and CDC Country Offices.
  5. Assess, compile and share effective practices and lessons learned from the project, including providing expert support for project-related data collection, research, analysis and report writing, such as for monitoring and evaluation indicators, as well as for publications and the production of information sheets.
  6. Support monitoring and evaluation of CDC CoAg Projects. Design and maintain a relevant quality control/quality assurance framework covering CoAg public health activities. Assess and compile the information and coordinate with relevant colleagues.
  7. Prepare and/or coordinate the preparation and follow up of donor reports (both financial and progress reports) and budget proposals with CoAg module owners and field missions, including review, consolidation, submission and tracking. Regularly access CDC’s online tool, Grant Solutions, to monitor pending tasks.
  8. Strengthen existing and, when necessary, develop new reporting and analytical instruments to describe the performance and cost-effectiveness of the CoAg public health activities.
  9. Support field operations in developing and implementing additional public health projects benefiting refugees in resettlement within the scope of the CDC Cooperative Agreement (e.g. surveillance, prevention, health education and clinical trainings).
  10. Develop and conduct information sessions for project staff and managers on StandardOperating Procedures (SOPs) and Guidelines. Ensure regular conference calls and meetings between IOM and CDC focal points involved in the project implementation.
  11. Provide support and guidance to the Financial Analyst and Admin/Finance Officer (MHD) at the Manila Administrative Center (MAC), Finance Officer (MHD) in HQ and regional/country IOM MHD module owners and MHD admin/finance officers, in project creation and closeout, monitoring financial expenditures, budget preparation and financial reporting for the project in coordination with resource management unit of IOM Washington.
  12. Represent IOM at relevant meetings, trainings, and conferences and prepare reports on such events.
  13. Follow up on the issuance of Notice of Awards from CDC and coordinate the same with IOMLegal Department for review/approval in a timely manner. Follow up with concerned IOM staff on implementation and ensure compliance to the terms and conditions of the CDC Notice of Award.
  14. Serve as PRIMA focal point when creating new CoAg proposals and projects.
  15. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • University degree in Medicine, from an accredited institution and a Master’s degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, or a related field with at least five years of relevant professional experience; or
  • University degree in Medicine with seven years of relevant professional experience.


  • Working experience in the domain of medicine, four years of which is continuous clinical experience (either in clinical set-ups or immigration/resettlement medical examinations or health assessments);
  • Knowledge and experience with the health segment of Unites States Refugees AdmissionProgramme (USRAP) as well as experience in the provision of immigration medical examinations for Australia, Canada, UK and New Zealand;
  • Experience in coordinating multi-country health assessment and vaccination programs of significant size;
  • Work experience with major multi-country CDC funded projects.


  • Knowledge of CDC programming, rules and regulations;
  • Knowledge of IOM Vaccination programming.


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

External applicants for all positions in the Professional category are required to be proficient in English and have at least a working knowledge of one additional UN Language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Chinese).

For all applicants, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of one additional UN Language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Chinese) 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.

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.

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 13 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 283 Migration Health Support Officer (CDC Cooperative Agreements and Vaccination) (P3) Geneva, Switzerland (57732498) Released

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