Programme Officer (Migration Health) (P2) Pemba, Mozambique At International Organization for Migration

Position Title: Programme Officer (Migration Health)

Duty Station: Pemba, Mozambique

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P2

Type of Appointment: Special short-term graded, 6 months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 09 June 2024

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; Barbados; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Congo (the); Cook Islands; Fiji; Guinea-Bissau; Holy See; Iceland; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Madagascar; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Tonga; Tuvalu; Uzbekistan; Vanuatu

Second tier candidates include:

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


The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the UN Migration Agency is a dynamic and growing inter-governmental organization, with 172 member states. IOM is committed to the principle that “humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society”. Established in 1951 and now active in over 440 field locations worldwide, IOM works with partners, government and civil society to promote international cooperation to address operational challenges of migration and mobility, assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems, and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people. IOM addresses the migratory phenomenon from an integral and holistic perspective, including links to development, in order to maximize its benefits and minimize its negative effects.

IOM’s Migration Health programmes address the health needs of individual migrants as well as the public health needs of transit and host communities by assisting governmental and non-governmental partners in the development and implementation of relevant policies and programmes. IOM’s Migration Health programmes address the health needs of individual migrants as well as the public health needs of host communities by assisting governmental and non-governmental partners in the development and implementation of relevant policies and programmes.

Under the overall supervision of the Deputy Chief of Mission (DCoM), the direct technical supervision of the Programme Manager (Migration Health) in Maputo and administrative supervision of Head of Sub-Office in Pemba, and in coordination with the relevant units at Headquarters (HQ) and the Regional Office (RO), the Programme Officer (Migration Health) will support and coordinate project planning, implementation, reporting, and have overall responsibility for implementing the monitoring and evaluation activities of projects under the Migration Health Division (MHD) and contribute to portfolio development.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

Project Support

1. Contribute to the design of, and implement, monitor and report on one or more Project(s) related to Global Health Security and Health in Emergency within the Migration Health Division portfolio.

2. Coordinate Emergency Health projects’ activities planning and implementation with teams and Sub-Offices at provincial level to facilitate the alignment of projects’ results and monitoring throughout the country.

3. Coordinate and support field staff and implementing partners for the timely and quality delivery of MHD projects activities, based on a Results-Based Management (RBM) framework approach, including assistance to field teams in developing quarterly workplans.

4. Provide project administrative support for timely delivery of activities, including budget expenditures tracking and checking that expenditure is in line with timeframes and allocated funds.

5. Support synergies and knowledge sharing across MHD projects’ portfolio and linkages between Emergency Health, Global Health Security programming and other migration health programme streams (including Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRH-R), HIV, TB) under the direct and overall guidance of the Programme Manager (Migration Health) to help align the strategic MHD approach throughout all programming.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

6. Implement the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) activities of assigned IOM projects under the Migration Health Division. Contribute to the development of M&E systems and tools, in close coordination with Programme Manager (Migration Health); check that monitoring and evaluation arrangements comply with donor agreements and programme requirements.

7. Provide technical guidance and contribute to strengthening the capacity of Implementing Partners on the use of M&E tools, M&E system, and quarterly reporting.

8. Provide technical support for the design, inclusion and analysis of relevant indicators measuring the health of migrants in national and other health information and surveillance systems, engaging directly with counterparts in the GoM’s/MISAU’s information department.

9. Assist with the identification, documentation and dissemination of lessons learned and best practices, and contribute to external publications.

Advocacy and Portfolio Development

10. Participate in and contribute to relevant United Nations thematic working groups and joint teams to support the fulfilment of the rights of mobile and migrant populations, including emergency health cluster coordination platforms, among others.

11. Liaise regularly with key stakeholders and participate in relevant national and local sectoral meetings and working groups to contribute to maintaining durable partnerships.

12. Support fundraising for the MHD portfolio by providing inputs for the development of concept notes and project proposals.

13. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Social Sciences 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 coordinating and managing projects related to outbreak preparedness and response, health emergencies or health security at a global, regional or national level;
  • Experience working with mobile and migrant populations, and other vulnerable populations;
  • Previous experience developing or implementing studies or data collection systems that map population mobility and public health considerations;
  • Experience in project implementation and in the design and implementation of M&E plans;
  • Proven experience with results-based approaches, M&E methods, design and implementation of M&E systems, information/data analysis and report writing;
  • Previous experience in engaging with United Nations (UN) and international health agencies and donors, including experience in designing & managing joint UN programme;
  • Experience with United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) funding mechanisms and reporting processes would be an asset;
  • Demonstrated experience with electronic databases (such as DHIS2, Therapy Edge) and electronic data collection, analysis and visualization platforms (such as Kobo, CommCare,etc.), as well as working with research institution;
  • Past experience working with IOM a distinct advantage;
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating field teams, including capacity building ofco-workers;
  • Demonstrated experience in coordination and liaison with government authorities, knowledge and structures and functions of primary health care system; and,
  • Previous working experience in Portuguese is an advantage.


  • Substantial knowledge of Public Health concepts and policies, especially related to global health security, the International Health Regulations and the links between population mobility and communicable diseases;
  • GIS capacity a distinct advantage;
  • Excellent writing and synthesis skills, including proven experience in writing quality project reports and project proposals;
  • Demonstrate extreme flexibility; and,
  • Effectively manage more than one activity at a time.


IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish. All staff members are required to be fluent in one of the three languages.

For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Portuguese is an advantage.

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


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 five values:

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: Respects and promotes individual and cultural differences. Encourages diversity and inclusion.
  • 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.
  • Courage: Demonstrates willingness to take a stand on issues of importance.
  • Empathy: Shows compassion for others, makes people feel safe, respected and fairly treated.

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 actions 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 leadership and professional potential.
  • Empowering others: Creates an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
  • Building Trust: Promotes shared values and creates an atmosphere of trust and honesty.
  • Strategic thinking and vision: Works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.
  • Humility: Leads with humility and shows openness to acknowledging own shortcomings.

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

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 background verification 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 HEREby 09 June 2024 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.

For further information please refer to:

Posting period:

From 03.06.2024 to 09.06.2024

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 2024 140 Programme Officer (Migration Health) (P2) Pemba, Mozambique (58896902) Released

Posting: Posting NC58896903 (58896903) Released

Posting Channel: Internal Candidates

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