Open to Internal and External Candidates


                    Position Title


Senior Migration Health Physician

                          Duty Station


 Almaty, Kazakhstan




            Type of Appointment



        Estimated Start Date




                    Closing Date 


 06 March 2019



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 direct supervision of the Chief of Mission and IOM Kiev (for medical and technical matters).



Core Functions / Responsibilities:


Responsible for and take part in the migration health assessment programs in Almaty and, if required   in other locations in Central Asia, in compliance with the regulations and guidelines of the respective immigration authorities

Supervise and train medical personnel participating in the health assessment activities carried out by Migration Health Physician

Identify and ensure smooth functioning of appropriate facilities for the IOM Health Projects; i.e. liaise and negotiate with the governmental health institutions, negotiate contracts and agreements, in cooperation with the COM and the admin/finance assistant ensure timely payments for the migration health services provided by the partners of the IOM Almaty Medical Unit.

Assure quality control of diagnostic and laboratory services, as well as of the health assessment process as such, in order to meet the criteria of the immigration authorities of the receiving countries.

Assist in preparation of budget and monitoring the financial issues related to the relevant health-related projects in coordination with RMO

Supervise pre-embarkation medical checkups and coordinate preparation of the medical flights; train and supervise medical escorts.

Compile and prepare monthly statistical reports for MHS HQ.

Explore the possibilities for development and implementation of non-resettlement health projects, giving priority to the development of health components of the currently active IOM projects (Capacity building in Migration Management, counter-Trafficking Project, etc). Participate in interagency meetings and UN Country Team theme groups working on health issues.

Participate in and contribute to workshops and conferences related to health and migration.

  Upon request take part in medical/health related operations during humanitarian emergencies.

Fulfil other health-related duties as assigned by the COM or Regional Office

Required Qualifications and Experience




Master’s degree in Medicine 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




- Experience in the field of management, international relations, migration

- Experience in therapeutic field and skills for diagnostic judgement

- Experience in reading chest radiology, at least minimal

- Clear understanding of the regional epidemiology and specific regional pattern of diseases

- Experience in the field of vaccination, at least minimal





English, Russian, Kazakh


Required Competencies


The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following 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 (optional depending on position level)


Notes [2]


Internals of the Organization and NMS candidates, as well as external female candidates, will be considered as first-tier candidates. This vacancy is also open to second-tier candidates.


The appointment is subject to funding confirmation.


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




[1] Competencies should be drawn from the Competency Framework of the Organization.


[2] Indicate in this box if there is any differing provision of process because the position is in a specific program or to address emergency situations. For example, if donor approval is required: “The recruitment process for this vacancy will be subject to PRM review, as part of the USRAP process




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 are invited to submit their applications to e-mail, by                     March 06, 2019 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Posting period:


 From 19.02.2019 till 06.03.2019.