Medical Assistant

International Organization for Migration

Position Title : Medical Assistant (5 Vacancies)

Duty Station : IOM Philippines Country Office (Manila)

Classification : General Service Staff, Grade G-4

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

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 24 June 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 environment. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.

Context:

Under the overall supervision of the Chief Migration Health Officer (CMHO) and the direct supervision of the Senior Medical Assistant the successful candidate will be responsible for the carrying out the following duties and responsibilities in relation to the Migration Health Assessment Centre (MHAC) in Manila, Philippines.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

The Medical Assistant provides information, relevant to Health Assessment Programs, Applicant processing and other IOM services to the migrants.

He/she may be assigned to one of two potential subunits within the Migration Health Assessment Centre (MHAC): the reception and data processing unit or the call centre. The successful candidate will need to be capable of flexibility when assigned different tasks. Below is a description of the possible tasks, which are more detailed in the duty lists and standard operating procedures (SOPS).

Call Centre overall duties:

  • Provide migrants’ information regarding health assessments by phone.
  • Register the migrants in the IOM database, schedule and confirm medical appointments and receive and communicate messages for medical staff and beneficiaries.
  • Prepare master lists of migrants scheduled for health assessment processing and submit them to respective service providers / relevant persons as required.
  • Maintain daily statistics related to health assessments and update the records; and,
  • Contribute to customer satisfaction evaluation management.

Reception and Data Entry overall duties:

  • Perform all the necessary data processing activities of the Migration Health Assessment Centre (MHAC), such as:
    • receiving and explaining the registration process to applicants.
    • checking applicant’s identity.
    • entering biodata of the applicants in the appropriate platform.
    • taking photos using webcam and loading the image to the appropriate platform; and,
    • printing of medical forms, consent forms and other necessary documents.
  • Receive all completed medical examination forms, x-rays and other documents from Country Offices or Panel Physicians while updating the reception of the same in the database and forward for quality check before clearance, if applicable.
  • Prepare, sort and package medical files and other documents during mobile migration health assessment missions where such mobile units are available.
  • Transmit completed medical forms, DNA packages and other medical documents either by electronic means or by courier services to the various partners. Ensure correct contacts and physical address are used whenever documents are transmitted by courier services and ensure to inform the receiving party of the parcel tracking number electronically.
  • File incoming/outgoing letters, reports, memoranda, emails faxes as well as IOM documents and forms related to IOM medical issues.
  • Check, print and make photocopy of bank deposit slips (or other proof of payment). Regularly submit these photocopies to the Administrative/Finance Assistant; and;
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience

Education

  • University degree from an accredited academic institution, with two years of relevant professional experience; Or,
  • High School degree in above field with four years of relevant experience.
  • Certificate in IT/Data entry is an advantage.

Experience

  • Experience in computer data entry, elaboration, and analysis or in a call centre in a busy institution, preferably a medical one.

Skills

  • Typing speed of at least 60 words per minute.
  • High computer literacy in Windows and MS Office is mandatory, knowledge of web page design would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology, as well as previous secretarial and archival experience, an added advantage; and,
  • Previous working experience with NGOs or international organizations is an added advantage.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of a second official UN language is desirable.

Notes

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

Required Competencies

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and 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 1

  • 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.

IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link. Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.

Other

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

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa, and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.

Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighbouring country that is within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered. In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighbouring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.

The position involves onsite and/or offsite work (or a combination of both). The working modality will be further discussed during the interviews if candidate is available to work on-site and/or offsite.

How to apply

How to apply:

In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM will only accept applications which should include a cover letter (not more than one page), a résumé highlighting the required education and experience, and a duly completed IOM Personal History Form. To access the form, please visit this link (four pages).

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via [email protected] not later than 24 June 2022. Position title and VN Number (VN 2022 007-11 – Medical Assistant) should be specified in the SUBJECT field.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.