Migration Health Nurse at the International Organization for Migration (IOM) – 2 Openings


About " International Organization for Migration (IOM) "

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) – Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and 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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title:

Migration Health Nurse

Job Location:


Job Type:

Contract Jobs

Job Description

  • Under the overall supervision of the Chief Migration Health Officer (CMHO) in coordination with the Chief Nurse; and the direct supervision of the Senior Migration Health Nurse, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities in relation to the Migration Health Assessment Centre (MHAC) in Nigeria
  • Perform daily nursing activities in the Migration Health Assessment Clinic (MHAC) to fulfil the technical requirements of the resettlement countries in the areas of:
    • Medical examinations:
      • Such as checking vital signs, weight, height, visual acuity.
      • Blood, urine, or sputum collection as required.
  • Imaging.
  • Laboratory testing.
  • Vaccinations.
  • TB management.
  • Treatment and referrals.
  • Pre-departure procedures and medical movements.
  • Documentation, certification, and information transmission; and,
  • Other technical areas as may be required.
  • Provide information and detailed explanations to the migrants and/or refugees in relation to:
    • The migration health assessment process; and,
    • Treatments and referrals.
      • Comprehensive history taking
      • Accurate and thorough Biodata collection.
      • Ensuring ID verification for each step of the health assessment process.
      • Keeping a register of applicants who undergo health investigations and testing.
  • Follow and implement the Health Assessment Programme’s checklists and SOPs and maintain standard universal precautions within MHAC.
  • Verify samples of sputum, blood or others are properly transported to the laboratory or previously designated location.
  • Maintain and monitor the MHAC pharmacy, stock, medical kits and emergency kits within the MHAC and for medical escorts if applicable.
  • Provide pre and/or post counselling to migrants or refugees on TB or HIV education, prevention, and management as appropriate.
  • Prepare administrative reports and program updates as necessary.
  • Support the planning and execution of mobile missions if applicable.
  • Assist with pre-departure documents, briefings, and preparations as necessary.
  • Perform medical escort duties when required to ensure migrants receive continued care throughout all phases of migration (before departure, during the journey and at the final destination).
  • Maintain collaborative relationships with various partners to facilitate follow-up and relevant information sharing. Partners include internal IOM departments, other health providers, panel physicians, embassies other UN agencies or NGOs and others as applicable.
  • Collect statistical information and share with the Senior Migration Health Nurse or CMHO as per pre- set and agreed-upon format.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned.

Job Requirement

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing Science with a minimum of three years of relevant clinical experience
  • A valid license to practice nursing in Nigeria.
  • Excellent technical skills, including in phlebotomy.
  • Training or working experience in the areas of tuberculosis management, immunizations, mental health, communicable diseases, laboratory testing or public health is an advantage.
  • Previous work experience in international organizations or UN Agency would be an advantage.
  • Fluency in English (oral and written) required, working knowledge of the local language.
  • Strong clinical skills and knowledge to perform medical examinations, vaccinations, TB management, and other technical procedures in Primary or secondary Health Care settings.
  • Computer literacy required: MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Access).
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to collect statistical information accurately, maintain records, and share data in the agreed-upon format.
  • Good communication skills and proven ability to work in a team.
  • Skills/experience in Counselling, health promotion, public health or migration health is a plus.
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain detail, accuracy, and confidentiality.
  • Ability to work effectively with different levels within and outside the organization and with colleagues from varied cultural and professional backgrounds.
  • Inclusion and respect for diversity respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintain 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.
  • Courage: Demonstrates willingness to take a stand on issues of importance.
  • Empathy: Shows compassion for others, makes people feel safe, respected, and fairly treated.
  • 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.
  • Only candidates residing in the country of the duty station and within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered.
  • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, confirmation of all documents, and security clearances.
  • Women with the above qualifications are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications via email to: HRNIGERIA@iom.int using the Job Title as the subject of the email.
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  • In order for the applications to be considered valid, IOM only accepts applications with a Cover Letter not more than one page specifying the motivation for application, addressed to “Human Resources, International Organization for Migration (IOM)” and with a subject line “SVN2023.76 Migration Health Nurse G5 Abuja”.
  • All applications should include a functional email address, mobile numbers, and detailed curriculum vitae (CV).
  • Please note that this position is open only to Nigerian National applicants and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


July 13, 2023
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