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.
Position Title: Public Health Project Assistant
Duty Station: Kathmandu, Nepal
Classification: General Service Staff, Grade 5
Type of Appointment: Special Short Term ,6 months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
Closing Date: November 07, 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.
IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.
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. Coupled with the physical risk of COVID-19, it is identified that the migrants carry multiple psychological stress and vulnerabilities. As such, the project envisages to support the Government in their ongoing interventions at the targeted areas with the provision of health response support, strengthened WASH capacity and ensuring the protection (including psychosocial first aid) of the migrants to further capacitate the government response for combating COVID-19. Moreover, Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) will be implemented for flow monitoring including at informal GCPs, which would be instrumental in attaining readily available COVID-19 and other humanitarian needs information for better-targeted, multi-sectoral assistance to at-risk populations in need.
Under the overall supervision of the National Project Officer 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 health-related components 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 program unit the selected candidate will be responsible to support directly and indirectly to the overall project intervention of the project. In particular, she/he will carry out the following duties and responsibilities:
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:
Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment. Only Nepali Nationals will be considered for this position.
Interested Candidates are requested to submit their application indicating clearly the position applied, VN number and CV with 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 07 November 2021. Only short-listed candidates will be called for interview.