Migration Health Physician In Charge – Quality Management, Compliance, Mobile and Data Units

Job Description

CONTEXT:

Under the overall supervision of the Regional Health Assessment Programme Coordinator and the direct supervision of the Regional Quality Management and Compliance Officer, the successful candidate will be responsible for the carrying out the following duties and responsibilities in relation to the team under Regional Quality Management and Compliance unit in Nairobi, Kenya.

CORE FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Perform migration health assessments, medical examinations, and completes related.

2. Ensure the efficient daily operations of the Regional Quality Management and Compliance Team that comprises of Quality Management unit, Mobile Unit, and Data, Analysis, and Follow Up Unit in close coordination with the Regional Quality Management and Compliance Officer (RQMCO).
3. Conduct the IOM Nairobi MHAC’s migration health assessment process occasional upon request by the supervisor to fulfil the technical requirements of the resettlement countries in the areas of:
• Medical examinations;
• Imaging;
• Laboratory testing;
• Vaccinations;
• TB management;
• Treatment and referrals;
• Pre-departure procedures and medical movements;
• Documentation, certification and information transmission; and,
• Other technical areas as may be required
4. Ensure proper identification of refugees and migrants during the health assessment and record all relevant health information in standard forms; ensuring completeness and accuracy of the recorded information.
5. Perform treatment for Tuberculosis (TB) and sexually transmitted infections and provide support to the HIV and counselling activities. Oversee and coordinate the management of TB cases to ensure effective TB treatment in the Country Offices (COs) to where regional team provides oversight in coordination with Regional TB focal point and team.
6. Oversee and coordinate accurate and effective provision of immunization and presumptive treatment programmes in full compliance with the technical guidelines and protocols of the resettlement countries in the COs to where regional team provides oversight in coordination with Regional Vaccination Team. Assist RQMCO in monitoring, supervising and educating relevant staff in the delivery of these programmes in the COs to where regional team provides oversight.
7. Contribute to and maintain a system of quality improvement for each service area in the region. Undertake quality control activities on a regular basis, including practice observation, desk audits and use of self-assessment tools. Use data analysis and web reporting system to monitor performance indicators. Ensure implementation of the global IOM Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); create and implement specific SOPs for each service area. Ensure proper reporting and management of incidents according to the Guidance Note for Incident Management.
8. Organize systematic collection, processing and analyses of migration health data according to guidelines established by the MHD and/or RQMCO. Ensure data quality. Provide periodic, as well as ad-hoc reporting to the RQMCO.
9. Ensure that all data related to heath assessment programmes is appropriately entered to Migrant Management Operational System Application (MiMOSA) and other related databases.
10. Involve in the financial aspects of the COs to where regional team provides oversight in coordination with as necessary in close coordination with the Program Support and Administrative Unit: supervise budget preparation, suggest adjustments and cost-effective solutions, and review financial reports.
11. Provide oversight and coordinate the procurement of medical equipment, vaccines, medications and other medical supplies in coordination with the RQMCO and relevant colleagues in the region.
12. Supervise assigned staff in the Regional Quality Management and Compliance unit.
13. Perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.
 
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
 
Education
• Master’s degree in Internal Medicine or Surgery from a recognised university/institution or Bachelors’ degree in Medicine with two years of relevant professional experience, Bachelor’s degree in Surgery (MBChB) from a recognised university/institution with four years of relevant professional experience.
• Must have a valid Specialist Recognition Certificate from the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council.
• Must have a valid annual retention certificate from the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council.
 
Experience
1. Kenyan citizen.
2. Minimum of four years continuous professional working experience preferably with experience in migration health, immigration medical assessments, epidemiology and/or international public health.
3. Health sector experience in Africa is required.
4. Training/experience in Paediatrics, Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases or any other medical sub-specialty is an advantage.
5. Strong practical computer skills including MS Word, Excel and Outlook.
 
LANGUANGES:
 
Fluency in both written and spoken English and Swahili. Knowledge of any other UN Language is distinct advantage.
 
MODE OF APPLICATION:
 
Interested candidates are invited to submit their application by sending a Motivation Letter and the updated CV to the email address hrnairobi@iom.int referring to this advertisement.
Closing Date: 12 May 2021
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.