Under the overall supervision of the Regional Laboratory Specialist and the direct supervision of the Laboratory Officer, the incumbent will perform laboratory procedures as part of the Health Assessment, following routine protocols to ensure that identified refugees are medically fit to migrate in accordance with the medical/health requirements of the resettlement countries.
There is a dearth of information on sexual and reproductive health outcomes and access to SRH services among migrants in migration affected communities and migration corridors of East and Southern Africa. Available evidence on sexual and reproductive health, including health information systems at national and sub-national levels did not disaggregate the information by migration status.
Existing evidence shows that migration and human mobility make people to be more vulnerable to poor SRH outcomes such as high risk sexual behaviors Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Migration Affected Communities of East and Southern Africa, lack of condom use, sex work and infections,including sexually transmitted infections and HIV/AIDS. In the same vein, migration and mobility makes it difficult for people to be reached by education and health-related interventions.
Due to the exclusion of migration status in current national health information systems, there is limited evidence on the SRH challenges faced by migrants, and barriers to access SRH care services. Considering the SDG target 3.7 “By 2030, ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health care services, including for family planning, information and education, and the integration of reproductive health into national strategies and programmes”. SRHR programmes and policies at national and regional levels need to respond to sexual and reproductive health needs of migrants, as well as access to sexual and reproductive health services and products in selected migration affected communities and migration corridors.
It is crucial for IOM, through the PHAMESA programme to carry out a study that examines SRH challenges faced by migrants and barriers to access to SRH care services in migration affected communities and migration corridors. In addition, the study should identify gaps in existing SRHR programmes and policies in the selected migration affected communities and migration corridors. Current study aims to identify the SRH needs of migrants and non-migrants, barriers in access to SRH services and products, and the right to access such services, in selected migration affected communities and migration corridors of East and Southern Africa.
Under the overall supervision of Project Manager – Immigration and Border Management in Nairobi, Kenya and the direct supervision of the National Program Officer of Immigration and Border Management in Nairobi, the successful candidate will be accountable and responsible for assisting in the implementation, and reporting on activities under IOM Kenya’s Border Management project and its related activities. .