VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT - Migration Health Physician – Health Assessment Programmes (IOM)



Duty station: 

Moscow, Russia 

Contract type: 

General service staff, grade NOA, Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

DEADLINE: 18 May 2021 


Core Functions / Responsibilities:

1. Ensure the efficient daily operations of the Migration Health Assessment activities in close coordination with the MHP Pediatrician.

2. Conduct the migration health assessment process to fulfil the technical requirements of the resettlement countries in the areas of:

a. Medical examinations;

b. Imaging;

c. Laboratory testing;

d. Vaccinations;

e. TB management;

f. Treatment and referrals;

g. Pre-departure procedures and medical movements;

h. Documentation, certification and information transmission; and,

i. Other technical areas as may be required

3. 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.

4. Organize/perform treatment for 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.

5. 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. Assist MHP Pediatrician in monitoring, supervising and educating all staff in the delivery of these programmes.

6. Contribute to and maintain a system of quality improvement for each service area within the MHAC. 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 Moscow Health Assessment specific SOPs for each service area. Ensure proper reporting and management of incidents according to the Guidance Note for Incident Management.

7. Organize systematic collection, processing and analyses of migration health data according to guidelines established by the MHP Pediatrician. Ensure data quality. Provide periodic, as well as ad-hoc reporting to the MHP Pediatrician for Migration Health activities.

8. Ensure that all data related to heath assessment programmes is appropriately entered to Migrant Management Operational System Application (MiMOSA) and other related databases.

9. Suggest adjustments and cost-effective solutions and review financial reports when required.

10. Provide oversight and coordinate the procurement of medical equipment, vaccines, medications and other medical supplies in coordination with the MHP Pediatrician and the Resource Management Unit.

11. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.


Required Qualifications and Experience


  • University degree in Medicine with specialization in General Practice/ Family medicine from an accredited academic institution with at least five years of professional work experience.


  • Minimum of five (5) years, post-graduation, (post internship in countries with mandatory internship programs) continuous clinical experience as a General Practitioner/ Family Physician, preferably in a multidisciplinary hospital setting. The last clinical posting should be within the last five years; and,
  • Valid license for general practice / family medicine within country is mandatory.


Required: Fluency in English and Russian (oral and written).


Required Competencies

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:


  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintains 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 1

  • 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.






Interested candidates are invited to submit their application and completed Personal History Form via, by 18 May 2021 at the latest, referring to this advertisement. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.