Programme Support Officer (Migration Health Assessments) at International Organization for Migration

Position Title : Programme Support Officer (Migration Health Assessments)

Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2

Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 23 February 2022

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 work environment. Read more about diversity and inclusion at IOM at

Applications are welcome from first- and second-tier candidates, particularly qualified female candidates as well as applications from the non-represented member countries of IOM. For all IOM vacancies, applications from qualified and eligible first-tier candidates are considered before those of qualified and eligible second-tier candidates in the selection process.

For the purpose of this vacancy, the following are considered first-tier candidates:

  1. Internal candidates
  2. Candidates from the following non-represented member states:

Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba (Netherlands); Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Congo (the); Cook Islands; Cuba; Curaçao; Fiji; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Libya; Luxembourg; Madagascar; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu

Second tier candidates include:

All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states.


Within the Department of Programme Support and Migration Management (DPSMM), the Migration Health Division (MHD) has the institutional responsibility to oversee, support and coordinate the Organization’s provision of migration health services globally. The Division provides technical guidance and policy advice, establishes partnerships with relevant governmental, multilateral, civil society and private entities in the domain of migration health, and identifies strategies and programmatic approaches that are informed by agreed policies, evidence, standards and trends in the sector.

Under the overall supervision of the Director of MHD and direct supervision of the Programme Officer (HAP), and in collaboration with MHD colleagues at the Headquarters (HQ), Manila Administrative Centre (MAC), Regional and Country Office levels, the successful candidate will work in the area of Pre-Migration Health Activities (PMHA) and related programming.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Support the development and updating of clinical tools and resources for clinical staff working across Health Assessment Programmes (HAP), the First Line of Defence (FLoD) and global Vaccination programmes, in coordination with relevant colleagues.
  2. Assist in the development and updating of global PMHA information sheets and the preparation of the HAP annual overview for internal and external dissemination.
  3. Contribute to the collection and analysis of global programmatic data across IOM migration health assessment centres (MHACs) to inform programming and reporting requirements, in collaboration with relevant colleagues in MAC and the field.
  4. Assist with collection and submission of HAP/FLoD-related inputs for institutional or MHD reporting purposes.
  5. Support the development of global PMHA-related guidance documents, in coordination with relevant colleagues.
  6. Compile and disseminate a monthly report on COVID-19 and its impact on HAP/FLoD operations, in collaboration with relevant colleagues in HQ and the field.
  7. Maintain and update PMHA/FLoD-related files on MHD and HAP SharePoint sites.
  8. Assist with other initiatives, including: a. Formatting of programmatic documents; b. Collation, analysis and presentation of HAP/FLoD data; c. Development of programme-related presentations and/or talking points; d. Organization of both online and in-person events, e.g. webinars, trainings and meetings.
  9. Provide administrative support for the Oversight Committee of Clinical Credentialing (OCCC) and serve as secretary.
  10. Support the Global Health Assessment Projects Budget Review Committee (GHAP-BRC) with administrative and note-taking tasks, as needed.
  11. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Public or Global Health, Epidemiology, Health Sciences, or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or

• University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.


• Two years experience working on health and migration issues an advantage;

• Experience working with health data desirable;

• Practical experience of how to multi-task, prioritize and work independently.


• Demonstrated ability to write clearly and concisely, proven skills in drafting health-related reports, policies and guidance documents;

• Sound organizational and analytical skills;

• Ability to work effectively and harmoniously in a team of colleagues of varied cultural and professional backgrounds.


IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.

External applicants for all positions in the Professional category are required to be proficient in English and have at least a working knowledge of one additional UN Language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Chinese).

For all applicants, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of French is an advantage.

Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.


1 Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database


Required Competencies:

Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:

• 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 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: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and

communicates a clear strategic direction.

IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.

Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.


Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations. Recommended candidates endorsed by the Appointments and Postings Board will remain eligible to be appointed in a similar position for a period of 24 months.

The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances. Subject to certain exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required for individuals hired on or after 15 November 2021. This will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.

Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 23 February 2022 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Posting period:

From 10.02.2022 to 23.02.2022

No Fees:

IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.

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