Duration: 3 months with possibility of extension
Duty Station: Beitbridge, Mutare, Chirundu, Nyamapanda, Plumtree
Classification: Daily, 3 months with a possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
Reference Number: CFA2020/11
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.
Within the context of strengthening capacity of national border agencies, including port health and civil society, for COVID-19 pandemic preparedness and response along the mobility continuum in Zimbabwe, IOM is recruiting nurses to support project activities in five points of entries (POEs), namely Beitbridge, Forbes (Mutare), Chirundu, Nyamapanda and Plumtree.
Under the overall supervision of the IOM Chief of Mission and in coordination with the Project Manager for the Emergency, Preparedness and Response Unit, and technical supervision of IOM’s Migration Health Physician, the successful candidate will assist in providing post-arrival medical support to ‘migrants returnees’ at Points of Entries (POEs) in Zimbabwe.
Core Functions / Responsibilities
- Explain the medical procedures to migrants and travellers, and provide the information related to public health emergencies including COVID-19, symptoms, risks and exposure ensuring the individual agrees and acknowledge further steps in case of developing shortness of breath, dry cough and other indicators;
- Enter data, endorse clearance, assist in managing database, prepare daily and weekly medical statistical report, according to established standards;
- Accompany the patient to the isolation facility if required and performed a regular follow up of symptoms, make preparations for sample collection, and ensure the specimen is appropriately stored and sent to laboratory for testing;
- Ensure smooth and timely flow of documents between the IOM border offices and Harare office, including medical tests results;
- Liaise with the laboratory for case management and case confirmation, receive results of tests in a timely manner, and register the results, liaising with the nearest facility in case of need of transportation of the patient;
- Monitor progress of the follow-up procedures; arrange further examination and health counselling for migrants in need of counselling;
- Provide migrants with necessary information regarding the outcome of screening, testing and eventual referral to treatment;
- Must be able to carry out triage of migrants at the Point of Entry and primary screening, as well as secondary second screening for suspected patients, and assist with registration, data entry and print out of documents.
- Maintain confidentiality of health information;
- Must be able to assist with initial management of ill travellers at the borders before referral to an isolation facility;
- Any other related duties as may be assigned by the IOM border coordinator.
Education, experience and competencies
- Diploma in nursing with a minimum of 2 years work experience in clinical nursing preferably in a high paced medical facility, International NGO or UN Organisations;
- Radiography Technician qualification with 3 years of experience can be considered as well;
- Be a Registered General Nurse, holding a valid Practising Certificate;
- Work experience in Refugee Settlement and Migration Health desirable;
- Training and experience in communicable diseases and other and migration health is considered an asset;
- Experience in applying nationally and internationally accepted protocols and guideline
- Experience in disease diagnostic ; health management is absolute advantage
- Proficiency in written and spoken English.
The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competences:
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
- 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.
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications to email@example.com referring to this advertisement.
Female candidates who are qualified and experienced are especially encouraged to apply.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment
No late applications will be accepted
Please indicate the location of preference.
Deadline: 15 July 2020
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