The International Organization for Migration (IOM) - a related organization of the United Nations - is the leading intergovernmental organization in the field of migration. It works to meet the growing operational challenges of migration, advance understanding of migration issues, encourage social and economic development through migration and uphold the well-being and human rights of migrants.
Reference Code: CON#NP/01/2021
Position Title: Consultant – (Public Health)
Duty Station: One each at Gaddachauki health desk, Kanchanpur; Gauriphanta health desk, Kailali; Jamunaha health desk, Nepalgunj; Krishnagar health desk, Kapilbastu; Birgunj health desk, Birgunj and Kakarbhitta health desk, Jhapa)
Classification: Consultant, OTHER
Type of Appointment: Consultant, 12 months
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
Closing Date: 02 November 2021
Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, 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.
The project entitled “Effective case management by strengthening Isolation centres and Ground Crossing Points (GCPs) management for Rapid Response and Preparedness against COVID-19” intends to implement a twofold COVID-19 response to address the gaps and needs identified through the assessment. With a major focus on the migrants crossing the borders and priority to population facing additional vulnerabilities including women, children, elderly and persons with disabilities, the project aims to strengthen the capacities of six GCPs and isolation centres through supporting the Governments of Province 1, 2, Lumbini and Sudurpaschim. In line with the National COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan, the government has set up heath desk at 13 GCPs for screening and testing of the returnee migrants. The screening and testing at GCPs help reduce the spread of COVID-19 by early detection and provides an opportunity to educate returnee migrant and their families about COVID-19 and ways to remain safe. Hence, the project envisions to support the Government in their ongoing interventions at the targeted health desk with the provision of health response support, strengthening the screening and recording-reporting of the migrants to further capacitate the government response for combating COVID-19.
Under the overall supervision of the Program Manager and direct supervision of the National Migration Health Physician, and, in collaboration with relevant units at the country office, the successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for managing and supporting the functioning of health desk for the “Effective case management by strengthening Isolation centres and Ground Crossing Points (GCPs) management for Rapid Response and Preparedness against COVID-19”. In coordination with the Migration Health Department and Program unit the selected candidate will be responsible to support directly and indirectly to the overall project intervention of the project at the six-health desk from the four provinces.
The project envisions to support the Government in their ongoing interventions at the targeted health desk with the provision of health response support, strengthening the screening and recording-reporting of the migrants to further capacitate the government response for combating COVID-19.
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Interested Candidates are invited to submit their application referring to this advertisement with CV and three references to the following address: Human Resource Department, International Organization for Migration, P.O. Box 25503, Baluwatar, Kathmandu or email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 02 November 2021.