Regional Vaccination and Medical Movement Coordinator

International Organization for Migration

Position Title : Regional Vaccination and Medical Movement Coordinator

Duty Station : Bangkok, Thailand

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 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 work environment. Read more about diversity and inclusion at IOM at www.iom.int/diversity.

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; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Libya; 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.

Context:

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) in Bangkok, Thailand covers 40 countries in Asia and the Pacific region. The key responsibility of the ROAP is to formulate regional strategies and plans of action and to provide programmatic and administrative support to the countries within its region. Regional Thematic Specialists (RTS) in the various areas of migration management, policy and project development are based at the ROAP to fulfill this responsibility.

Under the overall supervision of the Senior Regional Migration Health Assessment Programme Coordinator for Asia based IOM Regional Office (RO) in Bangkok, Thailand and in coordination with Migration Health Advisor (IOM Washington) and respective country medical officers, the Regional Vaccination and Medical Movement Coordinator will be responsible for effective coordination of the regional Expanded Immunization and Presumptive Treatment Programme, Medical Movement technical assistance and other selected public health activities within the scope of the US Refugee Admissions Programme (USRAP).

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

Regional Medical Movements

1. Serve as a principle coordinating focal point for reviewing and following up on the global and USRAP specific Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) on refugee pre-departure procedures and medical movements, providing clinical advisory services as appropriate and assisting country operations in preparing mission specific protocols in these areas.

2. Provide support, information and guidance to regional IOM operation and non-IOM panel sites on managing refugees with Significant Medical Conditions (SMC), and preparing them for safe medical movement.

3. Serve as a regional focal point for communication with the Medical Movement Team (IOM USA) in coordination with country medical movement focal points and Operations (OPS) teams.

4. Ensure implementation of pre-departure evaluation and pre-embarkation checks for all refugees and immigrants with refugee benefits traveling under IOM auspices.

5. Provide guidance to country operations regarding management of the medical escort pool. Participate in escort recruitment.

6. Ensure quality of medical escort reports through their regular review and feedback to the escorts, receiving parties and country focal points. Disseminate best practices and lessons learned.

7. Maintain accurate and updated data and statistics on medical movements from the region, including number and type of escorts, travel requirements and deferred cases.

8. Provide input to global SOPs, instructions, checklists, escort-related templates and other tools.

9. Set up and maintain up to date regional SOP and checklists pertaining to medical movement processes; review and provide inputs and guidance for development of country-specific SOPs.

10. Address and distribute updates received from the resettling countries on medical movement and escort assignment requirements.

11. Train staff in the region on Medical movement arrangements and aviation medicine and research external training opportunities. Participate in escort trainings.

12. While reviewing medical cases, requiring assistance during the travel, contribute to quality control of the medical records. Provide feedback to concerned colleagues (physicians and nurses).

13. Provide technical support to the case managers and escort focal points at the country level on the best practices related to arranging medical movements, such as: escort grouping, requesting direct flights, gender sensitivity and advanced travel requirements.

14. Review incident reports related to medical movements, and check if they are being fully addressed at the country level.

15. If required, undertake duty travels to country offices to help establish or review pre-departure medical services (PDMS), Pre-Embarkation Checks (PEC) and medical escort-related procedures.

Regional Vaccination

16. Monitor Expended Programme on Immunization (EPI) developments and coordinate National Programme vaccine schedules with the vaccine schedules for resettlement countries for panel physicians in the region;

17. Monitor situation with Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD) and document all outbreaks potentially affecting refugees on the outbreak portal;

18. Monitor vaccine prices and availability in the region, in close coordination with IOM operations and non-IOM Panel sites;

19. Serve as a focal person to ensure compliance of the cold chain to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) standards in the region. Monitor the cold chain supply and management systems in the region

20. Contribute to the development of country specific coordination protocols covering vaccination and activities for refugees for IOM operations and non-IOM Panel sites.

21. Serve as a focal person for panels in the region on issues related to the vaccination SOPs, Quality Control / Quality Assurance (QC/QA), vaccine schedule and availability of vaccines.

22. Ensure staff complete training modules and facilitate their participation in Webinars related to refugee specific activities such as vaccination and medical movements.

23. Check that all relevant health education materials are available, and staff are trained on using these materials with refugees.

24. Contribute to the development of and apply monitoring and evaluation tools for the vaccination Programme and the presumptive treatment activities.

25. Monitor non-vaccinated reports and Immunization management system in each country of the region.

26. Work closely with the Programme Coordinator for EPI and country focal points to identify gaps in vaccine service delivery in the region.

27. Analyze the data from the different countries in the region to evaluate coverage of vaccines, draft monthly reports on vaccine consumption, coverage and wastage in the region.

28. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

• University degree in Medicine from an accredited academic institution plus Master’s Degree in Community of Public Health, Epidemiology, Tuberculosis-related disciplines or other related fields from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or

• University degree in Medicine from an accredited academic institution with at least four years of professional experience.

Experience

• Clinical experience, preferably with specialization in internal medicine or infectious diseases;

• Experience in coordinating refugee resettlement health programmes;

• Experience in the field of health assessment programmes, public health, outbreak prevention and vaccinations, travel medicine including liaising with governmental authorities as well as with international organizations and NGOs;

• Work experience in the Region is an advantage.

• Work Experience in managing vaccination programme.

Skills

• High level of integrity, understanding of ethical principles, respect for diversity, ability to work with refugees and migrants from different cultural backgrounds.

• Thorough knowledge of clinical medicine; immunization programmes.

• Knowledge of migration health assessment programmes.

Languages

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).

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

Notes

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

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. https://www.iom.int/sites/default/files/about-iom/iom_revised_competency_framework_external.pdf

Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.

Other:

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. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country and who do not have prior experience outside the duty station’s country as staff member in the Professional category cannot be considered eligible.

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 June 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.

For further information please refer to: www.iom.int/recruitment

Posting period:

From 10.06.2022 to 23.06.2022

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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