Job in International Organization for Migration (IOM)

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) – a related organization of the United Nations – is the leading intergovernmental organization in the field of migration. It works to meet the growing operational challenges of migration, advance understanding of migration issues, encourage social and economic development through migration and uphold the well-being and human rights of migrants.


Call for Applications

International Organization for Migration (IOM) is looking for suitable candidate for the position of Nurse Migration Health to assist Medical Health Department as part of Front Line of Defense (FLOD) through UN COVID-19 Clinic, according to the Terms of Reference below. Interested applicants are invited to apply by 31.05.2021 at the latest, referring to the Call for Applications reference code.

Reference Code: CFA-03 /2021

Position Title: Nurse Migration Health

Duty Station: Kathmandu

Type of Appointment: Ungraded, 1 month, with possibility of extension

Estimated Starting Date:  As soon as possible

Closing Date : 31 May 2021


Under the overall supervision of Chief Migration Health Officer and direct supervision of Head Nurse, the successful candidate will be responsible for carrying out the following duties and responsibilities in relation to the MHD FLOD and MHAC in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

1.  Perform daily nursing activities in the Migration Health Assessment Center (MHAC) to fulfil the technical requirements of the resettlement countries in the areas of:

  • Medical examinations,
    • Such as checking vital signs, weight, height, visual acuity;
    • Blood, urine or sputum collection as required;
  • Imaging;
  • Laboratory testing;
  • Vaccinations;
  • TB management;
  • Treatment and referrals;
  • Pre-departure procedures and medical movements;
  • Documentation, certification and information transmission; and,
  • Other technical areas as may be required.

2.  Provide information and detailed explanations to the migrants and/or refugees in relation to:

  • The migration health assessment process; and,
  • Treatments and referrals.

3.   Ensure proper identification and follow-up by:

  • Comprehensive history taking;
  • Accurate and thorough Bio-data collection;
  • Ensuring ID verification for each step of the health assessment process; and,
  • Keeping a register of applicants who undergo health investigations and testing.

4.  Follow and implement the Health Assessment Programme’s check lists and SOP’s and maintain standard universal precautions within MHAC.

5.  Verify samples of sputum, blood or others are properly transported to the laboratory or previously designated location.

6.  Maintain and monitor the MHAC pharmacy, stock, medical kits and emergency kits within the MHAC and for medical escorts if applicable.

7.  Provide pre and/or post counselling to migrants or refugees on TB or HIV education, prevention and management as appropriate.

8.  Prepare administrative reports and program updates as necessary.

9.  Support the planning and execution of mobile missions if applicable.

10.  Assist with pre-departure documents, briefings and preparations as necessary.

11.  Perform medical escort duties when required to ensure migrants receive continued care throughout all phases of migration (before departure, during the journey and at the final destination).

12.  Maintain collaborative relationships with various partners to facilitate the follow up and relevant information sharing. Partners include internal IOM departments, other health providers, panel physicians, embassies other UN agencies or NGO’s and others as applicable.

13.  Collect statistical information and share with the Head Nurse or IMHP as present and agreed upon format.

14.  Perform other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from an accredited institution with three years of clinical experience; or
  • Completed High School Degree in Nursing with five years’ work experience in related field.
  • Valid license to practice Nursing in Nepal.


  • Excellent technical skills, including in phlebotomy.
  • Training or working experience in the areas of Tuberculosis management, mass immunizations, communicable diseases, laboratory testing or public health is an advantage.
  • Computer Literacy required. MS Office suite (word, Excel, Access)


  • Fluency in English and Nepali is required. Proficiency in other languages is an advantage.

How to apply:

Interested Candidates are requested to submit their application indicating clearly the position applied, CFA reference number with three references to the following address: Human Resource Department, International Organization for Migration, P.O. Box 25503, Baluwatar, Kathmandu or email to by 31 May 2021. Only short-listed candidates will be called for interview.

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