Thailand: Migration Health Physician

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Thailand
Closing date: 22 Jan 2018

Call for Applications

Position Title : Migration Health Physician

Duty Station : Mae Sot, Thailand

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade UG

Type of Appointment : Special short-term ungraded, Six months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 22 January 2018

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.

Internal and external candidates will be considered for this vacancy. For the purposes of this vacancy, internal candidates are defined as staff members holding a regular, fixed-term or short-term graded or ungraded contract, including Junior Professional Officers (JPOs), staff on Special Leave Without Pay (SLWOP), and staff members on secondment/loan released by the Organization, unless otherwise specified in their contract. Staff members holding a regular, fixed-term or short-term graded contract will not retain their contract type if appointed to an ungraded position.


Under the overall supervision of the Head of Sub-office in Mae Sot, Thailand, for administrative matters and direct supervision of the Deputy CMO, in Mae Sot and Chief Medical Officer (CMO) in Bangkok, Thailand, the incumbent will be responsible for medical examination and treatment of the refugees and migrants under Resettlement Migrant Health Assessment Programmes.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

• 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.

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

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

• Record all relevant health data in standard forms, MiMOSA, eMedical and other relevant databases. Ensure completeness, accuracy and timeliness of the recorded information.

• 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.

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

• Participate in public health activities and health education activities.

• Participate in public health collaborative projects with CDC and other entities, as required.

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

• In coordination with the CMO, liaise with in the health authorities in the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), DIAC, CIC and health authorities or IOM missions in other resettlement countries. If requested, represent MHD in the internal and external meetings.

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

• Perform such other duties as may be assigned by COM or CMO.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• University degree in Medicine from an accredited academic institution with at least 4 years of professional experience; or

• University degree in Medicine from an accredited academic institution plus Master’s Degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Tuberculosis-related disciplines or other related fields from an accredited academic institution with 2 years of relevant professional experience.


• At least 3 years of clinical experience, preferably with specialization in internal medicine or infectious diseases.

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

• Proven ability to write clearly and concisely.

• Thorough knowledge of clinical medicine.

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

• Knowledge of migration health assessment programmes


• Fluency in English is required.

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. For this staff category, candidates who are

nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.

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, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements and security clearances.

How to apply:

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 22 January 2018 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 09.01.2018 to 22.01.2018

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