Nurse – Migration Health

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Position title: Nurse – Migration Health
Position grade: G.5
Duty station: Malawi
Appointment type: Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension
Position rated on: 18.04.2018
Position number
Reports directly to: National Migration Health Physician

II. Organizational Context and Scope
Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) and the direct supervision of the National Migration Health Physician, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities in relation to the Migration Health Assessment Centre (MHAC) in Lilongwe, Malawi

III. Responsibilities and Accountabilities
Perform daily nursing activities in the Migration Health Assessment Clinic (MHAC) to fulfil the technical requirements of the resettlement countries in the areas of:

Medical examinations,
Such as checking vital signs, weight, height, visual acuity;
Blood, urine or sputum collection as required;
Laboratory testing;
TB management;
Treatment and referrals;
Pre-departure procedures and medical movements;
Documentation, certification and information transmission; and,
Other technical areas as may be required.
Provide information and detailed explanations to the migrants and/or refugees in relation to:
The migration health assessment process; and,
Treatments and referrals.
Ensure proper identification and follow-up by:
Comprehensive history taking;
Accurate and thorough Bio-data collection;
Ensuring ID verification for each step of the health assessment process; and,
Keeping a register of applicants who undergo health investigations and testing.
Follow and implement the Health Assessment Programme’s check lists and SOP’s and maintain standard universal precautions within MHAC.
Verify samples of sputum, blood or others are properly transported to the laboratory or previously designated location.
Maintain and monitor the MHAC pharmacy, stock, medical kits and emergency kits within the MHAC and for medical escorts if applicable.
Provide pre and/or post counselling to migrants or refugees on TB or HIV education, prevention and management as appropriate.
Prepare administrative reports and program updates as necessary
Support the planning and execution of mobile missions if applicable.
Assist with pre-departure documents, briefings and preparations as necessary.
Perform 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).
Maintain collaborative relationships with various partners to facilitate the follow up and relevant information sharing. Partners include internal IOM departments, other health providers, panel physicians, embassies other UN agencies or NGO’s and others as applicable.
Collect statistical information and share with the Senior Migration Health Nurse or National Migration Health Physician as per preset and agreed upon format.
Perform other duties as may be assigned.

IV. Required Qualifications and Experience


Nursing Degree with a minimum of three years relevant clinical experience and a valid license to practice nursing in Malawi.


Excellent technical skills, including in phlebotomy.
Training or working experience in the areas of Tuberculosis management, mass immunizations, communicable diseases, laboratory testing or public health is an advantage.
Computer literacy required: MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Access)

V. Languages

Required (specify the required knowledge)


Fluency in English and language of country where incumbent is working are required.

VI. Competencies

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following 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; and,
Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions.


Internals of the Organization and NMS candidates, as well as external female candidates, will be considered as first-tier candidates. This vacancy is also open to second-tier candidates.

The appointment 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.

Submit your application with subject “NURSE” to:

The Resources Management Officer
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Area 14, Plot No.156, Off Presidential Road, Lilongwe, Malawi.
Email: [email protected] .

Closing date for submission is on 19 October 2021

Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.

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