Migration Health Physician (4 Positions)

Position Title : Migration Health Physician (4 Positions)

Duty Station : Mae Sot, Thailand

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2

Type of Appointment : Special short-term graded, nine months

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 26 May 2022

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 work environment. Read more about diversity and inclusion at IOM at

Applications are welcome from first- and second-tier candidates, particularly qualified female candidates as well as applications from the non-represented member countries of IOM. For all IOM vacancies, applications from qualified and eligible first-tier candidates are considered before those of qualified and eligible second-tier candidates in the selection process.

For the purpose of this vacancy, the following are considered first-tier candidates:

  1. Internal candidates

  2. Candidates from the following non-represented member states:

Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba (Netherlands); Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Congo (the); Cook Islands; Cuba; Curaçao; Fiji; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People's Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Libya; Madagascar; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu

Second tier candidates include:

All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states.


Since 1999, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has been supporting migration health initiatives in Thailand. Within its Health Border and Mobility Management (HBMM) framework, IOM delivers and promotes comprehensive, immediate and long-term preventive and curative health programmes which are beneficial, accessible, and equitable for migrants, mobile population and other vulnerable and hard to reach populations. Bridging the needs of both migrants and member states, IOM's Migration Health Department (MHD) contributes towards the physical, mental and social well-being of migrants, enabling them and host communities to achieve social and economic development. IOM works within existing health framework and with government authorities and Health, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), and Protection cluster coordination mechanism. IOM is particularly active in the areas of Tuberculosis (TB) and COVID-19 disease surveillance and prevention and has extensive experience in conducting health assessments for migrants and refugees such as medical screenings (including laboratory diagnostics, immunization and treatment) and psychosocial assistance so that they can travel and remain healthy throughout their stay in Thailand and abroad.

IOM supports the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) to strengthen health service capacity at the border points to effectively prevent, detect and respond to the infectious diseases and other public health threats. IOM provides integrated surveillance and disease control training for the frontline health staff working in border areas, necessary medical and health commodities for the border posts, analyses and reports on population mobility trends in priority health zones to inform preparedness efforts, as well as risk communication assistance to sensitize cross border population and neighbouring communities. IOM is an active partner of the MoPH in responding to the challenges of public health and migration.

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) and direct supervision of Chief Migration Health Officer (CMHO) (HAP), the Migration Health Physician will be responsible and accountable for organizing, implementing, coordinating and supervising activities relating to the Regional Border Health Project funded by Center for Disease Control (CDC) in collaboration with the Thai MoPH, other public health ministries in Southeast Asia, World Health Organizaton (WHO), non-governmental organizations, universities, and/or private industry. Incumbent must have a knowledge of program implementation using a multidisciplinary approach, public health techniques and methodologies, and the ability to adapt selected methodologies to facilitate the achievement of the program's objectives.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Conduct health assessments of the refugees and migrants, including proper identification, review of the medical history, physical examination, re-reading of Chest X-rays (CXR) and review of laboratory test results, in accordance with the technical guidelines of the resettlement countries.

  2. Provide vaccinations according to the technical instructions of resettlement countries.

  3. Perform treatment of tuberculosis, sexually transmitted infections, parasites and provide support to the HIV, TB and other counselling activities.

  4. Record all relevant health data in standard forms, Migration Management Operational Software Application (MiMOSA), eMedical and other relevant databases. Ensure completeness, accuracy and timeliness of the recorded information.

  5. Make referrals for additional testing and treatment, if necessary; follow up patients on treatment. Liaise with the laboratories, radiologists, other external service providers, health providers in the camps, government and UN bodies regarding health issues of refugees and migrants, strictly adhering to the principles of confidentiality.

  6. Support the CMHO in the management of various aspects of the health assessment programmes: organization of workflow, supervision of the junior staff, medical procurement, quality assurance and quality control.

  7. Participate in public health activities and health education activities.

  8. Participate in public health collaborative projects with CDC, Global Fund and other entities, as required.

  9. Participate in development of SOPs and other written internal documents.

  10. In coordination with the CMHO, liaise with in the health authorities in the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Australia Department of Immigration and Border Management (DIBP), Canada Immigration and Citizenship (CIC) and health authorities or IOM missions in other resettlement countries. If requested, represent Migration Health Division in the internal and external meetings.

  11. Participate in data analysis related to the health assessment program for presentation and program planning.

  12. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• University degree in Medicine from an accredited academic institution with at least four years of professional experience; or

• University degree in Medicine from an accredited academic institution plus Master’s Degree in Community of Public Health, Epidemiology, Tuberculosis-related disciplines or other related fields from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience.


• Clinical experience, preferably with specialization in internal medicine or infectious diseases;.


• Knowledge of tuberculosis management and experience in interpretation of chest X-ray images.

• High level of integrity, understanding of ethical principles, respect for diversity, ability to work with refugees and migrants from different cultural backgrounds;

• Thorough knowledge of clinical medicine;

• Knowledge of migration health assessment programmes.


IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.

External applicants for all positions in the Professional category are required to be proficient in English and have at least a working knowledge of one additional UN Language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Chinese).

For all applicants, fluency in English and working knowledge of languages spoken in Myanmar is required. Working knowledge of one additional UN Language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Chinese) is an advantage.

Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.


1 Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database


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.

Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.

Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.

Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.

IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.

Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.


Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations. Recommended candidates will remain eligible to be appointed in a similar position for a period of 24 months.

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.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances. Subject to certain exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required for individuals hired on or

after 15 November 2021. This will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.

Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 26 May 2022 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Posting period:

From 13.05.2022 to 26.05.2022

No Fees:

IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.

Requisition: SVN 2022 141 Migration Health Physician (4 Positions) (P2) Mae Sot, Thailand (57566867) Released

Posting: Posting NC57566868 (57566868) Released