Clinical Nurse



SVN: 02/02/018 Clinical Nurse  


Open to Internal and External Candidates





            Type of Appointment


 Special Short Term,

        Estimated Start Date


 As soon as possible


                    Closing Date 


 February 20, 2018



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.





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.














Under the overall supervision of the Chief Medical Officer and the direct supervision of the Chief Nurse, the incumbent will be responsible to support the Pre departure Health Assessment activities at the Kyangwali Migration Health Clinic. In particular, she/he will:



Core Functions / Responsibilities:


  • Coordinates migration health assessment with the IOM Medical Officers working for various resettlement countries and other visa applicants as well as facilitate health assessment for USRAP, Australia, Canada , New Zealand , UK TB Detection Programme and Some European country and submission of complete medical documents;
  • Implements migration health related activities such as filling personal/applicant details, history taking, organizing medical files including laboratory results and x-rays, and performing medical follow up as requested by the IOM Medical Officers;
  • Identifies migrant for true and likeness appearance and perform blood collection, urine and sputum specimen collections, and x-ray procedures;
  • Coordinates and liaise with x-ray department, laboratory units, clinics and referral hospitals and sets appointments for various follow up;
  • Informs IOM Medical Officers that the migrant has completed treatment(s) prescribed, and ensures that required reports are provided to the appropriate parties as well as coordinate and maintain precise tracking records of all medical reviews;
  • Coordinates with IOM Medical Officers about fitness to travel of migrants and conduct pre departure checks, de-worming and anti-malarial treatments; report this information to the IOM Medical Officer;
  • Prepares monthly reports for all cases cleared to travel and those on medical hold
  • with projected dates of clearance;
  • Initiates anti -TB treatment for eligible migrants as per the panel physician’s recommendation, provide directly observed therapy (DOT)  for patients at IOM TB clinic, monitor treatment progress and drugs side effects, conduct monthly evaluation, observe DOT’s during the weekend, perform home visits and contact tracing,  provide Health Education and counseling for TB patients and contacts;
  • Ensures safekeeping and monitoring of TB drug inventory and tracking of expiry date, request of supplementary feeding for patients and other medical items on timely manner;
  • Compiles required reports and timely submission to the National TB Program and IOM Regional Office;
  • Performs vaccination for migrants as prescribed by the IOM Medical Officers, updates vaccination data, maintains cold chain and ensures safekeeping of the vaccines;
  • Travels to camps and other field missions with the mobile team as
  • required by the Medical Officer, and perform all activities requested by the supervisor;
  • Encodes data on spreadsheet, compile monthly statistical reports as required and ensure appropriate filing system for all reports and records;
  • Safekeeping, monitoring and organization of medical stock and inventory especially tracking of expiry date. Consolidates and places quarterly medical orders for supplies;
  • Perform local and international medical escort duties as required;
  • Perform other tasks as may be assigned by the supervisors
    Required Qualifications and Experience
  • Minimum of High School Degree/ Certificate with 4 years of relevant experience or Bachelor’s degree with 2 years of relevant experience in Nursing and registration with the Nursing Council of Uganda as a Registered Nurse





  • Four years (two years for Bachelor’s degree or higher) in a related Nursing field preferably TB Programs, VCT, migration health, disease control and international public health; Training and experience in TB, VCT, communicable diseases and migration health is a requirement
  • Supervisory experience and proven ability to coordinate the work an advantage.
  • Work experience in an international organization an advantage.
  • Working knowledge of Mimosa and other medical database systems an advantage
  • Proficiency in computer skills, especially in MS Office (Excel, Word, Access) and experience in working with databases and online applications.





Fluency in [one IOM official language] and [local language] is required.


Required Competencies




  • Accountability-Follows all relevant procedures, processes, and policies; Meets deadline, cost, and quality requirements for outputs; Monitors own work to correct errors
  • Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders; Effectively interfaces with government officials of appropriate level on matters related to substantive migration issues and the work of IOM
  • Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others; Demonstrates interest in improving relevant skills; Demonstrates interest in acquiring skills relevant to other functional areas
  • Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience; Writes clearly and effectively, adjusting wording to the intended audience
  • Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services; Actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services ; Proactively develops new ways to resolve problems
  • Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders; Convinces others to share resources
  • Planning and Organizing - plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility; Identifies risks and makes contingency plans; Adjusts priorities and plans to achieve goals; Allocates appropriate times and resources for own work and that of team members
  • Professionalism -  displays mastery of subject matter; Effectively applies knowledge of migration issues within organizational context; Persistent, calm, and polite in the face of challenges and stress
  • Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation; Contributes to, and follows team objectives; Seeks input and feedback from others
  • Technological Awareness - displays awareness of relevant technological solutions; Proactively identifies and advocates for cost-efficient technology solutions


  • Technical


  • Effectively applies knowledge of health issues in execution of responsibilities at appropriate level
  • Maintain confidentiality and discretion in appropriate areas of work




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.




How to apply:


Interested candidates should send resumes with three references electronically to by 5:30pm EAT on 20 February 2018.

The subject of your email should be the Reference Number and Position Title i.e. “SVN: 02/02/018 Clinical Nurse”.

Since the system is automated, if you do not follow the above mentioned instruction your application may be missed by the system.

Please ensure that send your attachments as ONE DOCUMENT in PDF.

The title of your attachment should be your full name.

Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Posting period:


Posting Date: 07 February 2018                     Closing Date: 20 February 2018




Duty Station: 
General Service Staff, UG
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, February 20, 2018