Deputy Migration Health Coordinator at International Organization for Migration

Open to Internal and External Candidates**

Position Title : Deputy Migration Health Coordinator

Duty Station : Guatemala City, Guatemala

Classification : National Officer, NOA

Type of Appointment: One Year Fixed Term with possibility of extension.

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : June 8, 2021

Reference Code : VN 2021/011 GT

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.


Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission and the Project Manager RSC and Resettlement Latin America, and direct supervision of the RSC Migration Health Coordinator, the successful candidate will be responsible for supporting IOM resettlement focal points as well as non-IOM panel clinics, providing assistance to US Resettlement programs in Guatemala through activities related to medical case management, coordination of follow up and treatment, pre-departure evaluations, fitness to travel checks and specific travel requirements for medical cases. In particular, the incumbent will have following duties and responsibilities:**

Core Functions/ Responsibilities

· Assist Migration Health Coordinator in the coordination and monitoring of the operational, administrative, and financial aspects of the project.

· Liaise with non-IOM panel physicians in Guatemala in coordination with RSC and Operations for US resettlement cases.

· Ensure the Panel Physicians schedule timely medical assessment appointments to avoid backlogs, monitor the medical pipeline, including deferrals.

· Facilitate medical data management within these programs and data entry to MiMOSA while ensuring compliance with IOM and receiving country data protection guidelines.

· Review medical invoices and validate them against the agreed upon service fees and requests for deferrals.

· Confirm follow up and travel requirements with the RSC, Operations and the panel physicians.

· Coordinate and oversee travel requirements and completion of relevant medical forms with the airlines, assist IOM Operations in the pre-departure and travel arrangements required for complex medical cases.

· Coordinate require travel and post-arrival arrangements for US medical movements with IOM NYC and Washington.

· Perform pre-embarkation checks and administer antiparasite presumptive treatment for medical cases.

· Serve as medical escort when required

· Participate in the development and adjustment of work plans, project budgets, Monitoring & Evaluation tools, and standard operations procedures.

· Provide technical guidance to and assist in coordinating and monitoring the work of the staff in the unit.

· Perform other duties as may be assigned by supervisors.

Required Qualifications and experience

Education and experience

· Degree in Medicine with the license to practices in Guatemala;

· Advanced university degree, preferably in Public Health from an accredited academic institution preferred;

· At least 2 years of experience in coordinating health programs/systems;

· Knowledge of public health program implementation, which includes management of administrative issues, monitoring and evaluation; collaboration with international organizations, NGOs and governmental counterparts;

· Good command of spoken and written English and Spanish;

· Computer literacy;

· Cultural and gender sensitivity;

· Previous work with international organization or migration health or public health projects is an asset.


· Attention to detail and ability to organize

· Strong interpersonal and communication skills

· Ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision


Fluency in Spanish and English (Oral and Written)

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.

How to apply


External Candidates that comply with the profile will need to send the Resume and a letter of interest to by June 8, 2021** at the latest, referring to this advertisement.


· The motivation/cover letter should be a maximum of 1 page long and in English. It should state the position(s) you are applying for

· The CV should be a maximum of 2 pages long and in English.


· Only the applications that comply with the required profile will be taken into consideration.

· Those applications received after the due date or the ones that don’t include the name of the position, will not be considered.

· This vacancy is open for local staff or international staff with legal permit to work in the Country.

· The attachment shouldn’t weight over 2 MB.

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