Migration Health Programme Coordinator

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Employer: IOM
Job Title: Migration Health Programme Coordinator
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Mogadishu
Category: Other

Position Title : Migration Health Programme Coordinator

Duty Station : Mogadishu, Somalia

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 : 21 February 2018

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 environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates are considered as first-tier candidates:

1. Internal candidates

2. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries:

Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Fiji, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Gambia, Guyana, Iceland, Comoros, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Maldives, Malawi,Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, El Salvador, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa


The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is one of the major humanitarian and developmental actors in Somalia. IOM’s Migration Health Division (MHD) is currently implementing a large health programme across the country, which includes provision of primary healthcare through static and mobile teams.

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (COM), the direct supervision of the Head of Preparedness and Response Division (PRD) and under the guidance of the Director of the Migration Health Division (MHD) in Geneva for health technical matters, the successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for the management, effective coordination, implementation and strategic direction of all health assistance related projects and activities in Somalia.

S/he will maintain coordination with, and be additionally guided by, the Regional Migration Health Specialist based at the IOM Regional Office for East and Horn of Africa in Nairobi. S/he will work closely with the Federal and State Ministries of Health (MoH) and other government counterparts at national and state levels ensuring all of IOM’s Migration Health activities are within the framework of the MoH National Plan of Action and strategies.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Supervise the overall management, administration and coordination of migration health related programmes and projects implemented through various programmes in Somalia.

  2. Contribute to the development of new strategies, and manage and coordinate the implementation of emergency health activities either as stand-alone or embedded in multi-sectorial emergency response within the IOM Migration Crisis Operational Framework (MCOF).

  3. Oversee resource deployment, activation, implementation, reporting and evaluation of health-related programmes.

  4. Monitor and analyse the projects’ progress toward achievement of indicators, outputs and outcomes, specifically aimed at increasing effectiveness. Recommend specific actions for improvement and supervise the development of evaluation protocols.

  5. Establish IOM Somalia’s Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) portfolio, complementing health activities within the health sector.

  6. Explore potential entry points for expanded collaboration with local health authorities and partners on migration health related activities. Develop new health project ideas. Identify, design and facilitate research activities in coordination with other IOM Somalia units and with relevant regional and Headquarters (HQs) units.

  7. Represent IOM at health and other coordination-related meetings. Liaise and coordinate with national and international health and development assistance authorities, agencies or organizations regarding strategic planning on health-related matters. Key counterparts will include MoH, World Health Organization (WHO), Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Health, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Nutrition and protection Clusters, partner agencies, national universities and other stakeholders.

  8. Supervise health consultants (including secondments), as well as the facilitation of professional development trainings for staff and partner agencies when needed.

  9. Provide periodic technical updates on all IOM Somalia health activities. Document/disseminate best practice materials in close coordination with the IOM Somalia Head of PRD and Chief of Mission, Regional Office and MHD at Headquarters.

  10. Contribute to regular reporting on project achievements, problems encountered, pertinent developments, and strategic needs for IOM Somalia programmes, as well as for donors and partner agencies.

  11. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in the field of Medicine, Community or Public Health or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or

• University degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience.


• Operational and field experience in migration, refugee and displaced persons’ health-related issues, programme development, including experience in evaluating health programmes and protocols;

• Experience in health programming for marginalised populations, including programme conceptualisation, analysis and implementation; international public health; and/or resource mobilisation;

• Knowledge of structures and functions of national and international health agencies, donors and organizations;

• Familiarity with the health sector in the African region, particularly Somalia an advantage.


Fluency in English is required.

Desirable Competencies:


• Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms;

• Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders;

• Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others;

• Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience;

• Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services;

• Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;

• Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others;

• Planning and Organizing - plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;

• Professionalism - displays mastery of subject matter;

• Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation;

• Technological Awareness - displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;

• Resource Mobilization - works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.


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.

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.


Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 21 February 2018 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 completed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.

Posting period:

From 08.02.2018 to 21.02.2018

Requisition: VN2018/38(P)-MigrationHealthProgrammeCoordinator(P3)-Mogadishu,Somalia (55351757) Released

Posting: Posting NC55351758 (55351758) Released _x0000_s1028"

Publish date: 2018-02-10 23:43:57
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