Position Title : Migrant Health Support Officer (Cooperative Agreements and CDC Vaccination)

Duty station: Geneva, Switzerland

Classification: Professional staff, grade P3

Type of appointment: CDD, one year with possibility of extension

Estimated start date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: September 13, 2022

Established in 1951, IOM is a sister organization to the United Nations and, as the lead UN agency in the area 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 this by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

The context:

Under the general supervision of the Director of MHD, direct supervision of the Senior Migration

Health Advisor, Global Health Security, IOM Headquarters, and in close coordination with IOM Global

Health Assessment Coordinator, IOM Headquarters, CDC Project Officer, Health in Emergencies, Global Immunization Coordinator, IOM Headquarters, USRAP Senior Migration Health Advisor , IOM Washington and other focal points in IOM’s Migration Health Division (MHD), the staff member will be responsible for supporting the coordination, monitoring and reporting of multi-country projects, as well as the provision of technical support to IOM missions implementing IOM public health activities under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Cooperative Agreements (CoAg), including immunization. This will also include the provision of clinical advisory services and capacity building to IOM health staff working in these areas.

Main functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Support the Senior Migration Health Advisor and MHD Headquarters in providing technical support to CDC cooperative agreements, in coordination with the CDC Project Manager, Health in Emergencies.
  2. Provide advice and support to IOM Regional and Country Offices in project and finance coordination, monitoring and reporting, knowledge management as well as on technical aspects related to the implementation of the CDC project in order to to ensure quality programming in coordination with the American CDC.
  3. Provide technical/clinical support and advisory services to IOM Headquarters and Country Offices implementing direct vaccination programs, implemented under CDC CoAg.
  4. Develop and ensure implementation of key documents including standard operating procedures, program guidelines and other documents to support missions in knowledge management, reporting and future engagements with the US CDC in coordination with country offices, Ministry of Health (MOH), and CDC country offices.
  5. Assess, compile and share effective practices and lessons learned from the project, including providing expert support for project-related data collection, research, analysis and reporting, such as monitoring and reporting indicators. evaluation, as well as for publications and the production of sheets information.
  6. Support monitoring and evaluation of CDC CoAg projects. Design and maintain a relevant quality control/quality assurance framework covering CoAg public health activities. Evaluate and compile information and coordinate with relevant colleagues.
  7. Prepare and/or coordinate the preparation and follow-up of donor reports (financial and progress reports) and budget proposals with CoAg cluster owners and field missions, including review, consolidation, submission and follow-up. Regularly access CDC’s online tool, Grant Solutions, to monitor pending tasks.
  8. Strengthen existing reporting and analysis instruments and, if necessary, develop new ones to describe the performance and cost-effectiveness of CoAg public health activities.
  9. Support field operations in the development and implementation of additional public health projects for the benefit of refugees being resettled under the CDC cooperative agreement (e.g. surveillance, prevention, health education and trainings) clinics).
  10. Develop and deliver briefings to project staff and managers on standard operating procedures (SOPs) and guidelines. Ensure regular conference calls and meetings between IOM and CDC focal points involved in project implementation.
  11. Provide support and guidance to Financial Analyst and Administrative/Financial Officer (MHD) at Manila Administrative Center (MAC), Finance Officer (MHD) at Headquarters and Regional/Country Owners of IOM MHD Module and to MHD Administrative/Financial Officers, in project creation and closure, financial expenditure tracking, budget preparation and financial reporting for the project in coordination with the IOM Washington Resource Management Unit.
  12. Represent IOM at relevant meetings, trainings and conferences and prepare reports on these events.
  13. Follow up on issuance of CDC Award Notice and coordinate with IOML Legal Department for timely review/approval. Follow up with relevant IOM staff on implementation and ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of the CDC award notice.
  14. Serve as a PRIMA focal point when creating new CoAg proposals and projects.
  15. Perform any other duties that may be assigned.

Qualifications and experience required:


  • University degree in medicine, from an accredited institution and a master’s degree in public health, epidemiology or a related field with at least five years of relevant professional experience; Where
  • University degree in medicine with seven years of relevant professional experience.


  • Work experience in the field of medicine, including four years of continuous clinical experience (either in clinical settings or in immigration/resettlement medical examinations or health assessments);
  • Knowledge and experience of the United States Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) health component as well as experience in providing immigration medical examinations for Australia, Canada, United Kingdom and New Zealand;
  • Experience in coordinating large-scale multi-country health assessment and immunization programs;
  • Experience working with large CDC-funded multi-country projects.


  • Knowledge of CDC programming, rules and regulations;
  • Knowledge of IOM immunization programming.


The official languages ​​of IOM are English, French and Spanish.

External candidates for all Professional category positions must be fluent in English and have at least a working knowledge of one other UN language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Chinese).

For all applicants, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of another UN language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Chinese) is an advantage.

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


Accredited universities are those listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (https://whed.net/home.php).

Required Skills :

Values – all IOM staff members must respect 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 the ability to work in a calm, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Basic skills – level 2 behavioral indicators

  • Team work: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and between units to achieve common goals and maximize results.
  • Give results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed results.
  • Knowledge management and sharing: continually seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
  • Responsibility: takes ownership for the achievement of organizational priorities and takes responsibility for own actions and delegated work.
  • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex topics in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

The IOM Competency Framework is available at this link.


Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.


Internationally recruited professional staff should be mobile.

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

This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations. Candidates recommended and approved by the Appointments and Postings Committee will remain eligible for appointment to a similar position for a period of 24 months.

The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States that are not 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 those hired from November 15, 2021. This will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.

Vacancies close at 11:59 p.m. local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.

How to register

Interested candidates are invited to apply HEREno later than September 13, 2022, with reference to this announcement.

IOM only accepts completed applications submitted through the IOM online recruitment system. The online tool also allows applicants to track the status of their application.

Only selected candidates will be contacted.

For more information, please visit: www.iom.int/recruitment

No charges:

IOM does not charge any fees at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fees). IOM does not request any bank account information.

Requisition: VN 2022 283 Migration Health Support Officer (CDC Cooperative Agreements and Vaccination) (P3) Geneva, Switzerland (57732498) Released