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Programme Assistant at International Organization for Migration (IOM)

SVN No.: SVN2019/11
Location: Lagos
Organizational Unit: Migration Health Assessment Center (MHAC)
Type of Appointment: Special Short-Term (SST) 6 months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible


  • Working Under the overall supervision of the Migration Health Officer and the direct supervision of the National Migration Health Physician the successful candidate will be responsible for the carrying out the following duties and responsibilities in relation to the Migration Health Assessment Centre (MHAC) in Lagos/Abuja, NIGERIA.

Core Functions / Responsibilities

  • The Programme Assistant (MHAC) provides information relevant to Health Assessment Programs, Applicant processing and other IOM services to the migrants.

Customer Care Duties

  • Provide applicants information regarding health assessments by phone and email;
  • Register applicants in the IOM database or any other format as appropriate, schedule and confirm medical appointments and receive and communicate messages for medical staff and beneficiaries;
  • Prepare master lists of migrants scheduled for health assessment processing and submit them to respective service providers / relevant persons as required.
  • Receive applicants as they report for migration health assessment.
  • Maintain daily statistics related to health assessments, and update the records as appropriate.
  • Contribute to customer satisfaction evaluations

Reception and Data Entry overall duties:

  • Perform all the necessary data processing activities of the Migration Health Assessment Centre (MHAC), such as:
    • Receiving and explaining the registration process to applicants;
    • Checking applicant’s identity;
    • Entering bio-data of the applicants in the appropriate platform;
    • Taking photos using webcam and/or digital camera and loading the image to the appropriate platform; and
    • Printing of medical forms, consent forms and other necessary documents.
  • Receiving all completed medical examination forms, x-rays and other documents from IOM missions or Panel Physicians, update the reception of the same in the database and forward for quality check before clearance if applicable;
  • Prepare, sort and package medical files and other documents during mobile migration health assessment missions where such mobile units are available;
  • Transmit completed medical forms, DNA packages and other medical documents either by electronic means or by courier services as appropriate to the various partners. Ensure correct contacts and physical address are used whenever documents are transmitted by courier services and ensure to inform the receiving party of the parcel tracking number electronically;
  • Filing incoming/outgoing letters, reports, memoranda, emails faxes as well as IOM documents and forms related to IOM medical issues.
  • Check, print and make photocopy of bank deposit slips (or other proof of payment). Regularly submit these photocopies to the Administrative/Finance assistant.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum four years’ experience (Two Years for University Degree holders) in Computer Data Entry, Elaboration and Analysis or in a call centre or customer care in a busy institution, preferably a medical one;
  • Certificate in IT/Data entry is an advantage;
  • Typing speed of at least 60 words per minute;
  • High computer literacy in Windows and MS Office is mandatory, knowledge of web page design would be an asset;
  • Knowledge of medical terminology, as well as previous secretarial and archival experience, an added advantage;
  • Previous working experience with NGOs or international organizations is an added advantage.


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

Required Competencies 
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: 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 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.
  • Only candidates residing in the country of the duty station within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered.
  • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.
  • Women with the above qualifications are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit their Applications to: Indicating position applied on the subject line.

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  • In order 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 SVN2019.11 Lagos. Programme Assistant (MHAC) G4.
  • All applications should include a functional email address, mobile numbers and detailed curriculum vitae (CV).
  • 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.
  • Women with the above qualifications are encouraged to apply.

10th February, 2019

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