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VN 2017/197 (P) - Sr Regional Migration Health Advisor (P5) - Brussels, Belgium

Brussels (Belgium)

Position Title Senior Regional Migration Health Advisor

Duty Station :Brussels, Belgium Classification Professional Staff, Grade P5

Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension Estimated Start Date :As soon as possible

Closing Date : 24 September 2017

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. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates are considered as first-tier candidates:

1. Internal candidates

2. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries:

Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Gambia, Guyana, Iceland, Comoros, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Maldives, Malawi, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, El Salvador, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa

3. External female candidates.


Under the overall guidance of the Director, Migration Health Division (MHD) at Headquarters (HQs) for technical matters, and the direct supervision of the Regional Director at the Regional Office for the European Economic Area (EEA), the EU and NATO in Brussels for all other matters, the successful candidate will be responsible for leading the development, implementation and coordination of IOM health activities in the Region related to the area of health promotion and assistance for migrants, and migration health assistance for crisis affected populations’, and will ensure programmes’ monitoring, evaluation, and knowledge management , as well as act as liaison person for migration health to the European Union (EU) and the European Commission (EC).

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

1. Develop, co-ordinate, facilitate the implementation of, and supervise Migration Health program activities, strategies and priority setting in the EU, in coordination with EU and EC officials, national, regional and international partners, agencies and organizations, specifically the World Health Organization (WHO) Europe, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), FRONTEX, ECHO, and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Page 1 / 4Development (OECD), in coordination with IOM Missions.

2. Develop strong relations with and liaise on Migration Health matters with relevant EC Directorate Generals and EU bodies and institutions, and collect and disseminate within IOM the EU Migration Health related plans, actions, statements and relevant documents, and vice versa. 3. Review, endorse and track project proposals and project reports developed by Country Offices (COs) in the region. Provide expert advice and assistance to a) IOM missions in the region in the development of IOM Migration Health project proposals, and to b) Regional Technical Specialists (RTS) of other divisions about the integration of Migration health components in their assistance programs.

4. Advocate for and integrate migration health into the work of the IOM Country Offices in the region. Advise IOM colleagues on the link between the various Migration Health aspects and, when required, advise colleagues in the development of migration health activities and any technical program aspects.

5. Formulate and implement a fundraising strategy, guide IOM Country Offices in the region in resource mobilization for Migration Health programmes and activities, and maintain regular communication with partners in the donor community to raise funds for project proposals on Migration Health in the region.

6. Exercise financial, personnel, operational and programme management responsibilities for Migration Health programme activities and initiatives in the region that are directly managed by RO Brussels, in coordination with IOM Country Offices and the Regional Director, and MHD HQ. 7. Advise, liaise, consult, develop partnerships and cooperate with partner agencies, both governmental and non-governmental, regional bodies, national governments, professional associations and civil society on Migration Health issues, including emergency and humanitarian health interventions. In this respect, advise and guide member governments and partners in achieving their goals for managing migration health challenges through meetings, information sharing, knowledge dissemination, capacity building, and joint programme planning. 8. Represent the Organization and promote the health of migrants and IOM’s regional strategy in meetings, workshops, international conferences and missions at the field level; prepare and finalize reports, presentations, achievements and background documents on behalf of MHD/IOM Regional Office and Country Offices in the region.

9. Analyze, synthesize and interpret relevant data on migration health topics of particular relevance to the region, and disseminate relevant information, materials and updates to colleagues, partners and member governments, ensuring all stay abreast of key developments in the domain. Manage the exchange of information, reports and programme updates. 10. Participate as a member of IOM’s thematic network of regional specialists on migration health, analyze and share best practices, and contribute to thematic policy development and global reports.

11. Undertake duty trips within the region, as necessary, to establish and foster working relationships with Government counterparts, NGOs, IOM missions and other relevant partners. 12. Perform such other related duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• University degree in Medicine from an accredited academic institution plus Master's degree Page 2 / 4in Public Health, International Health or a related field from an accredited Academic institution with ten years of relevant professional experience, or

• MA in Health Sciences plus a Master’s Degree in Public Health, International Health or Social Sciences from an accredited institution with at least twelve years of professional experience. Experience

• At least ten years of relevant professional experience, ideally in public health programme development and management; of which 5 years with European governments and/or the EU/EC.

• Extensive experience in the field of migration issues including operational and field experience. • Demonstrated expertise in migration health issues relevant to project development; • Experience in liaising with national, regional and international institutions is a requirement; • Experience in liaising with EU institutions and EU funding is a distinct advantage; • Outstanding negotiation, leadership and communication skills;

• Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation;

• Knowledge of regional issues is a distinct advantage.

• Knowledge of IOM project development and management an advantage.


Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of French or other EU language is an advantage.


Desirable Competencies:


• Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms; • Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders;

• Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others;

• Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience; • Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services; • Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;

• Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others;

• Planning and Organizing - plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;

• Professionalism - displays mastery of subject matter;

• Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation;

• Technological Awareness - displays awareness of relevant technological solutions; • Resource Mobilization - works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.


Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.

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.

Page 3 / 4Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 24 September 2017 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to: In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.

Posting period:

From 04.09.2017 to 24.09.2017

Requisition: VN 2017/197 (P) - Sr Regional Migration Health Advisor (P5) - Brussels, Belgium (55165913) Released

Posting: Posting NC55165938 (55165938) Released

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  • Organization: IOM - International Organization for Migration
  • Location: Brussels (Belgium)
  • Grade: P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
  • Closing Date: 2017-09-24

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