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National Public Health Officer (Lagos) at the International Organization for Migration (IOM)

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) – 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.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: National Public Health Officer

Requisition: SVN2022.15
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Organization Unit: Migration Health Assessment Center
Classification: NOB
Type of Appointment: Special Short-Term (SST) 6 months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Context

  • Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (COM) in Nigeria and the direct supervision of the Chief Migration Health Officer in Nigeria, and in close collaboration with the Programme Support Unit (PSU) and the Regional Migration Health Specialist, the successful candidate will be responsible for technical support for public health intervention services concerning Migration Health Assessments (HAP) and other programmes implemented by the IOM Migration Health Division in Nigeria.

Core Function / Responsibilities

  • Organize, and coordinate public health interventions in the HAP context. Such interventions may include surveillance for infectious diseases, outbreak preparedness and response, health education and promotion, public health services for host communities, liaison with public health institutions and other activities.
  • Support the mission to define the level and scope of public health responses in terms of overall and operational objectives. Contribute to the development of IOM Nigeria strategy for Public Health at the country level.
  • Facilitate the integration of health assessment activities into the overall migration-related programming of the Country Office through close collaboration with the various units at the Country Office level. Advise IOM colleagues on the link between the Health Assessment Programme with other teams such as Migrant Protection and Assistance (MPA), Labour Migration, Immigration and Border Management (IBM), Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH),
  • Provide technical inputs to develop improved systems for regular monitoring and reporting on health project achievements, challenges, and strategic needs. In conjunction with the Migration Health Officer (MHO) / CMHO, assist in implementing and following up these systems.
  • Monitor and evaluate the quality of health care provided to IOM beneficiaries and bring to the supervisor issues with compliance to national and IOM global standards.
  • Conduct migration health assessment to fulfil the technical requirements of the resettlement countries. Conduct assessments of the health needs of migrants and mobile populations, including priority causes of ill-health; draft plans to address these for submission to the supervisor.
  • Identify and propose potential new projects on migration health that could/should be developed. Participate in their writing and development in consultation with the Chief Migration Health Officer.
  • Coordinate and facilitate the implementation of IOM’s Migration Health activities with the Ministry of Health and the UN Country Team partners, and work with relevant health authorities in identifying gaps and needs related to the health of migrants.
  • Support capacity strengthening of IOM and its partners to address the public health programming in a coordinated way and disseminate relevant guidelines and information materials. Develop training modules and materials, and act as trainer/ facilitator in IOM’s Migration Health training in close coordination with the CMHO.
  • Organize systematic collection, processing, and analyses of migration health data. Provide periodic as well as ad-hoc reporting to MHD for MH activities.
  • Ensure the confidentiality of the medical information of IOM beneficiaries.
  • Perform such other related duties as may be assigned.

Education

  • Master’s Degree in a Health-related field (such as Medicine, Health Sciences, Public Health) from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or
  • University Degree in a health-related field (such as Health Sciences, Public Health Administration) from an accredited academic institution with four years of relevant professional experience.
  • Licenses to practice in the relevant medical field in Nigeria.

Experience:

  • At least four years of professional experience in global public health and migration health-related issues, including in the context of Humanitarian context.
  • Professional/formal training in epidemiology, Monitoring & Evaluation, Reproductive Health, or medical statistics is highly desirable.
  • Experience in project development and management, training, and capacity building.
  • Ability to coordinate multidisciplinary teams and establishing and maintaining working relations with senior government officials, UN agencies, NGOs, and Donors, including familiarity with the humanitarian cluster system.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, approach, and coordinate with stakeholders of diverse backgrounds and levels of expertise.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise and direct staff and create a team-oriented environment. Languages: Fluency in English (oral and written) required, working knowledge of the local language.

Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work under challenging areas/situations and drive for results.
  • Strong level of analytical skills and computer literacy.
  • Excellent and proven Verbal/Written Communication including drafting high-quality concept notes, project proposals, and donor reports.

Required Competencies:

  • Behavioural The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following competencies: Values
  • Inclusion and respect for diversity respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintain high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
  • Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent, and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies – Behavioural Indicators Level 2

  • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
  • Delivering results produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Managing and sharing knowledge continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge, and innovate.
  • Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
  • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring, and motivational way.

Managerial Competencies – Behavioural Indicators Level 2:

  • Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example, and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.
  • Empowering others & building trust creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
  • Strategic thinking and vision: work strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.

Others:

  • Only candidates residing in the country of the duty station and within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered.
  • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, confirmation of all documents, and security clearances.
  • Women with the above qualifications are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 7th March, 2022.

How to apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to: HRNIGERIA@iom.int using “SVN2022.15. National Public Health Officer. Lagos” as the subject of the mail.
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Note

  • In order for the applications to be considered valid, IOM only accepts applications with a cover letter not more than one page specifying the motivation for application, addressed to Human Resources, International Organization for Migration (IOM) and with a subject line “SVN2022.15. National Public Health Officer. Lagos”
  • All applications should include a functional email address, mobile numbers, and detailed curriculum vitae (CV).
  • This position is open only to Nigerian National applicants and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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