National Migration Health Physician – Health Assessment Programs

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Ensure the efficient daily operations of the Migration Health Assessment Center (MHAC), in close coordination with the Chief Migration Health Officer (CMHO).
  2. Conduct the Pretoria MHAC’s migration health assessment process to fulfil the technical requirements of the resettlement countries in the areas of:

    a. Medical examinations; b. Imaging;
    c. Laboratory testing;
    d. Vaccinations;

    e. TB management;
    f. Treatment and referrals;
    g. Pre-departure procedures and medical movements;
    h. Documentation, certification and information transmission; and, i. Other technical areas as may be required

  3. Ensure proper identification of refugees and migrants during the health assessment and record all relevant health information in standard forms; ensuring completeness and accuracy of the recorded information.
  4. Perform treatment for TB and sexually transmitted infections and provide support to the HIV and counselling activities. Oversee and coordinate the management of TB cases to ensure effective TB treatment.
  5. Oversee and coordinate accurate and effective provision of immunization and presumptive treatment programmes in full compliance with the technical guidelines and protocols of the resettlement countries. Assist CMHO in monitoring, supervising and educating all staff in the delivery of these programmes.
  6. Contribute to and maintain a system of quality improvement for each service area within the MHAC. Undertake quality control activities on a regular basis, including practice observation, desk audits and use of self-assessment tools. Use data analysis and web reporting system to monitor performance indicators. Ensure implementation of the global IOM Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); create and implement Pretoria MHAC specific


SOPs for each service area. Ensure proper reporting and management of incidents

according to the Guidance Note for Incident Management.

  1. Review and outline current mental health screening protocols in HAP operations MHD

    Pretoria ensuring that all are in line with the receiving countries’ recommendations and

    technical instructions.

  2. Serve as focal point for TB diagnosis, treatment and final clearance related to Migration

    Health Assessment.

  3. Run IOM Directly Observed Therapy (DOT) clinic in South Africa, Pretoria, supervise DOT in

    Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth. Coordinate DOT in Angola, Botswana, Mozambique and Namibia. This includes preparation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the DOT clinics and regular periodic revisions and updating, as needed.

  4. Provide support, advice and guidance for preparation of medical movements from Angola, Botswana, Mozambique and Namibia. Participate in escort recruitment.
  5. Coordinate with Panel Physicians in Angola, Botswana, Mozambique and Namibia to ensure that Technical Instructions (TIs) of the various programmes are adhered to.
  6. Perform quality control on all files received from Angola, Botswana, Mozambique and Namibia and validate them in MIMOSA.
  7. Administrative manager of the nurses in the department
  8. Organize systematic collection, processing and analyses of migration health data according

    to guidelines established by the CMHO. Ensure data quality. Provide periodic, as well as ad-

    hoc reporting to the CMHO for Migration Health activities.

  9. Ensure that all data related to heath assessment programmes is appropriately entered to

    Migrant Management Operational System Application (MiMOSA) and other related


  10. Oversee the financial aspects of the MHAC in close coordination with the mission's finance

    staff: supervise budget preparation, suggest adjustments and cost-effective solutions, and

    review financial reports.

  11. Provide oversight and coordinate the procurement of medical equipment, vaccines,

    medications and other medical supplies in coordination with the CMHO and the Resource

    Management Unit.

  12. Perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.
Duty Station: 
Pretoria, South Africa
NoC (UN Salary Scale for National Officers)
Closing Date: 
Monday, June 14, 2021