Migration Health Programme Coordinator

Position Title
Duty Station :
Classification :
Type of Appointment :
Migration Health Programme Coordinator
Estimated Start Date
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Official, Grade P3
Special short term,
Six months with possibility of extension
As soon as possible
Closing Date
January 20, 2015
Reference Code
Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of
migration and 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 has a proactive recruitment policy to increase the representation of nationals of nonrepresented member states. Qualified applicants from the following countries will be
favorably considered:
Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Benin, Burundi, Cambodia,
Cape Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Czech Republic, Comoros, Djibouti,
El Salvador, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Guyana, Holy See, Iceland, Israel, Lesotho, Libya,
Luxembourg, Madagascar, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Montenegro, Micron esia,
Mongolia, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Republic of Congo, Saint
Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Slovenia, Somalia, Suriname, Swaziland,
Tanzania, Timor Leste, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam,
Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged.
Under the overall guidance of the Chief of Mission (COM) and under the supervision of the
Director of Migration Health Division (MHD) at Headquarters (HQ) for health technical
matters, the successful candidate is responsible and accountable for the management,
effective coordination and strategic direction of all the health assistance to displaced and
vulnerable populations in Haiti. S/he will maintain coordination with the Regional Migration
Health Officer at the IOM Regional Office in Costa Rica.
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The successful candidate will work closely with the Ministry of Health (MOH) and other
Government counterparts at national and departmental levels ensuring that all IOM’s
Migration Health activities are within the framework of the MOH National Plan of Action and
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
1. Supervise the overall management and administration of the migration health unit within
the framework of migration health related and emergency health response programming.
2. Oversee the resource deployment, activation, implementation, reporting and evaluation
of the health related programmes.
3. Monitor and analyze the health projects’ process, specifically aimed at increasing
effectiveness recommending appropriate actions and assist in the development of
evaluation protocols.
4. Identify/ develop new strategies and health projects within the context of transition from
emergency to recovery activities in Haiti, including the elaboration of exit strategies for
existing projects.
5. Provide health technical guidance and support to staff working in cholera response,
psychosocial, migration health activities related to mobile population projects on daily
operations and activities in the field (Port-au-Prince and Regional).
6. Support the Chief of Mission in the development of partnership and liaison with the
Ministry of Health and other government counterparts, implementing partners, donors,
including non-governmental organizations and other service providers to ensure proper
coordination and implementation of all aspects/ activities of the programme.
7. Create, maintain and strengthen coordination systems between IOM health unit and IOM
shelter, procurement, logistics, warehouse, camp management operations, protection,
human resources and admin-finance units as appropriate to health activities.
8. Develop and supervise the maintenance of the health programme database, analysis of
data and production of reports.
9. Devise and undertake regular monitoring, evaluation and accountability processes to
provide guidance to program achievements and improvement and ensure that all health
related activities deliver quality services and that ongoing quality control mechanisms
are built into the systems.
10. Enhance the communications and the flow of information between the IOM Office in
Port-au-Prince and sub-offices in the regions with health related activities.
11. Develop proposals and project designs to expand the health programming focusing on
the vulnerable populations (migrants, mobile population, displaced populations,
vulnerable persons in rural population, etc).
12. Represent IOM at health cluster and other cluster related meetings, liaise and coordinate
with national and international health and development assistance authorities, agencies
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or organization regarding strategic planning on health. Key counterparts will include
Ministry of Health, WHO/PAHO and Health Cluster partner agencies, among others,
national universities and other stakeholders.
13. Provide periodic technical updates of all Haiti health activities and documentation/
dissemination of best practice materials in close coordination with the Haiti Chief of
Mission, MHD and Department of Operations and Emergencies (DOE) at Headquarters.
14. Prepare project narrative and progress monitoring reports ensuring their timely
submission and regular updates to stakeholder covering all IOM Health programming.
15. Assist in identifying, designing and facilitating research activities.
16. Contribute to regular reporting on achievements/challenges encountered, pertinent
developments and strategic needs for IOM Haiti migration health and emergency
response program as well as for donor and partner agencies.
17. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Competencies
Takes responsibility and manages constructive criticism;
Works effectively with all clients and stakeholders;
Promotes continuous learning; communicates clearly;
Takes initiative and drives high levels of performance management;
Plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
Displays mastery of subject matter;
Contributes to a collegial team environment;
Creates a respectful office environment free of harassment and retaliation, and
promotes the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA);
Incorporates gender-related needs, perspectives, and concerns, and promotes equal
gender participation;
Displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;
Works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.
Effectively applies knowledge of health issues in execution of responsibilities at
appropriate level;
Maintains confidentiality and discretion in appropriate areas of work.
Required Qualifications and Experience
University degree in Medicine or Nursing from an accredited academic institution
with at least seven years of professional experience, or
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University degree in Medicine 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 five years of relevant professional
Extensive operational and field experience in migration and displaced persons’
health related issues, programme development, migration health, including
conceptualization, analysis and implementation of programmes; international public
health and resource mobilization;
Experience in evaluating health programmes and protocols;
Knowledge of structures and functions of national and international health agencies,
donors and organizations;
Familiarity with the health sector in the Americas and Caribbean region an
Fluency in English and French is required. Woking knowledge of Creole is an advantage.
How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment
system, by January 20, 2015 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 filled
in and submitted with a cover letter not more than one page specifying the motivation for
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application
in your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.
Posting period:
From 06.01.2015 to 20.01.2015
Requisition: SVN 2015/01 (O) - Migration Health Programme Coordinator (P3) - Port-au-Prince, Haiti
(54630966) Released
Posting: SVN 2015/01 (O) - Migration Health Programme Coordinator (P3) - Port-au-Prince, Haiti
(54630967) Released
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