Medical Officer at the International Organization for Migration (IOM) – 2 Openings

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Job Title: Medical Officer

SVN No.: CFCV2020.88
Location: Abuja
Organizational Unit: COVID-19 Isolation and Treatment Centre
IOM Classification: Hourly
Type of Appointment: Special Short-Term Hourly Contract (On Call)
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible


  • Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission and under direct technical supervision of the COVID-19 Isolation and Treatment Centre, the successful candidate will be responsible for the day to day clinical activities of the COVID-19 Isolation and treatment Centre in Abuja.

Core Functions / Responsibilities

  • Undertake day-to-day clinical duties at the COVID-19 Isolation and Treatment Center.
  • Support follow up and tracking of positive cases and direct contacts.
  • Determine and facilitate laboratory services required by the patients admitted at the Isolation and treatment center.
  • Coordinate with other clinical team members and consultants in the case management of the patients admitted at the Center.
  • Evaluate and monitor management of each patient admitted at the Center from the time the patient is admitted until the patient is discharged. Keep a complete record of the medical condition/complications and medical intervention/treatment given to each patient admitted to the Center.
  • Support supervision of nurses and other support staff working at the centre.
  • Participate in the shift roster for the clinical team to ensure coverage of the centre at any given day and time.
  • Support preparation of reports on the operation of the Center.
  • Support monitoring of consumables to ensure sufficient stock at any given time;
  • Perform any other responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Medicine – MBChB from an accredited academic institution with two years of continuous professional working experience preferably in epidemiology and public health; or
  • Bachelor’s degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.
  • Mandatory valid registration license with the National Medical Board
  • Mandatory valid certificate in BLS and ALS within in the past 2 years..


  • Clinical experience is progressively responsible in one of the areas of medicine including residency/internship in one of the medical specialities, preferably internal medicine, ICU, or family medicine with relevant experience in emergency room or ICU.
  • Experience working on health crisis issues and management of infectious diseases.
  • Previous experience in humanitarian crisis and infectious diseases is highly desirable.
  • Experience working in COVID-19 Isolation and Treatment Centre is highly desirable.
  • Proven experience of a minimum of six month at an Intensive Care Unit in the past 5 years is highly desirable


  • Skills in project or programme management, administration, international relations, or related area.
  • Experience in drafting reports, statements and briefing materials for senior management is required.


  • Fluency in English and Native Language; Fluency in multiple languages advantageous

Required – Competencies Behavioural:
The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintain high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
  • Professionalism: demonstrates the 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 1:

  • 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.


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

Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators:

  • 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

Application Closing Date
17th December, 2020.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to: [email protected]t using the “Position Applied” as the subject of the email.

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Application Process

  • For the applications to be considered valid, IOM only accepts applications with a cover letter not more than one page specifying the motivation for application, addressed to Human Resources, International Organization for Migration (IOM) and with a subject line CFCV2020.88. Abuja Medical Officer
  • All applications should include a functional email address, mobile numbers, and detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV).
  • Please note that this position is open only to Nigerian National applicants and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Only candidates residing in the country of the duty station within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered.
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