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Programme Officer (Health, Borders and Mobility Management)


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Position Title : Programme Officer (Health, Borders and Mobility Management)

Duty Station : Dakar, Senegal

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2

Type of Appointment : Special short-term graded, Nine months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 23 October 2019

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; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Djibouti; El Salvador; Fiji; Gabon; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Libya; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Papua New Guinea; 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.


The successful candidate will perform his/her duties under the overall supervision of the Migration Health Officer (Headquarters), the Regional Director (RD) for Western and Central Africa (WCA) and the Migration Health Division (MHD) Director and the direct supervision of the Regional Migration Health Specialist in the Regional Office for West and Central Africa (RO Dakar) .

The successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for the management of all health information generated during the project, as well as epidemiological information relevant to the project, at country and regional levels. The scope of work will include technical supervision, coordination, and monitoring of adherence to strategic health information directions to all

participating Country Offices (COs) in the regional project funded by Coordination and Documentation Center (CDC) under the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA), notably in the following areas: development of national Health Information Systems (HIS), set up and support to maintain national and regional health information databases, development of data collection tools and methodologies, production of maps using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology, monitor epidemiological trends at national and regional level, epidemiological data analysis, public health risk mapping and cross-border disease surveillance systems.

S/he is expected to carry out his/her duties in accordance with strictest ethical standards, safety of IOM personnel, building and maintaining of partnership with agencies and Governments, and with due respect for gender and socio-cultural sensitivities.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

US CDC funded Global Health Security Project – West Africa

  1. Provide support to IOM country offices and regional offices in project monitoring and evaluation (M&E), as well as on technical aspects related to project implementation; act as the regional technical support focal point on all Health & Insurance Medical Unit (HIM) activities for the CDC project, including knowledge management and tool dissemination.
  2. Support IOM Country Offices with the development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the detection, notification, and referral of passengers with signs and symptoms of illnesses, as well as and Public Health Emergency Response Plans (PHERPs) for management of epidemic-prone diseases at points of entry, in relation to the project.
  3. Serve as technical focal point on IOM Senegal’s Global Health Security Project and supervise IOM Senegal country office support staff on project implementation.
  4. Provide trainings to government counterparts, including Immigration and MOH officials, on the implementation of SOPs and PHERPs in relation to the project.
  5. Provide technical support for the development of table-top and full-scale simulation exercises to test SOPs and PHERPs, in relation to the project.

Health, Borders and Mobility Management – Global Support

  1. Provide technical support for the development and implementation of other projects in the region in line with IOM’s Health, Borders and Mobility Management (HBMM) programme.
  2. Contribute to the development and implementation of Population Mobility Mapping activities, including the use of GIS methods and tools.
  3. Support the development and roll-out of guidelines, training materials, and training sessions on IOM’s Population Mobility Mapping tools, including field missions to train staff and support the adaptation of tools, as needed.
  4. Support the development of the production of GIS -related products and maps, including technical support for reports from Participatory Mapping Exercises.
  5. Perform travel duties in the West and Central African region, and beyond, as needed in relation to IOM’s International Health Regulations (IHR) and HBMM programming, implementation including SOP and PHERP development.
  6. Participate in health and other related cluster meetings and information management working groups, liaise and coordinate with national and international health and development assistance authorities, agencies or organizations on GHSA-related matters; key counterparts include Ministries of Health, West African Health Organization (WAHO), World Health Organization (WHO), and other Health Cluster partner agencies/stakeholders.
  7. Support institutional knowledge management and provide periodic technical/ epidemiological updates and documentation/dissemination of best practice materials and new publications on GHSA-related issues in close coordination with COs, RO, MHD and other departments at Headquarters.
  8. Contribute to the development of new initiatives, identification of lesson learned and best practices for publication.
  9. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Health Sciences, Public Health, 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.

• With a focus on field Epidemiology, GIS, Biostatistics and/or other related fields of Health

Information Management.


• Two years of experience in field epidemiology, HIM, GIS, Public Health and/or Emergency

Health response, outbreak response;

• Good experience in the development, implementation and management of health information systems, public health programs and protocols;

• Experience in humanitarian crisis, natural disasters, communicable diseases and resource-limited setting;

• Experience in an Infection Prevention and Control institutional environment or an Ebola response project will be an asset;

• Familiarity with the public health sector in Africa region, in particular in West Africa.


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

For this position, fluency in French and working knowledge in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Spanish is an advantage.

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.

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 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.


Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 23 October 2019 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:

Posting period:

From 10.10.2019 to 23.10.2019

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.

Requisition: SVN 2019/283 (P)ProgrammeOfficerHealth,Borders&MobilityManagementP2DakarSenegal

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