3 Opportunities for Nurses at International Organisation for Migration (IOM)

International Organization for Migration (IOM) Since 2004, has been implementing humanitarian and development projects in both the Tanzanian mainland and in Zanzibar.

In 2022, with nearly 200 staff in five regions including the main office in Dar es Salaam and field offices in Kasulu, Dodoma, Moshi and Zanzibar, IOM is the second largest United Nations (UN) agency in the country with proven expertise in humanitarian and development programming, in such areas as the humanitarian–development-peace nexus; protection for migrants; migration and health; migration, environment and climate change; immigration and border management; trafficking in persons; return and reintegration; and migration policy and data.

Position Summary

VN IOM/MKR/017/2024
Position Title: Migration Health Nurse-3 Positions
Duty Station: Makere, Tanzania
Duration: 1 Year with possibility of extension
Reports to: Migration Health Nurse Officer
Overall Supervised by Chief Migration Health Officer

Organizational Context and Scope

Operating under the overall supervision of the Chief Migration Health Officer (CMHO) and reporting directly to the Migration Health Nurse Officer, the successful candidate will be responsible for the duties and responsibilities outlined below in relation to the Migration Health Assessment Centre (MHAC) in Makere, Tanzania.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Conduct daily nursing activities in the Migration Health Assessment Clinic (MHAC) to meet the technical requirements of the resettlement countries, covering areas such as:

  • Medical examinations: Including checking vital signs, weight, height, visual acuity; Collection of blood, urine, or sputum 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 required.
  • Provide migrants and/or refugees with comprehensive information and explanations regarding:
  • The migration health assessment process; and, Treatments and referrals.
  • Ensure proper identification and follow-up by:
  • Conducting comprehensive history-taking; Accurately and thoroughly collecting Biodata; Verifying ID for each step of the health assessment process; and, Maintaining a register of applicants undergoing health investigations and testing.
  • Adhere to and implement the Health Assessment Programmes checklists and SOPs while maintaining standard universal precautions within MHAC.
  • Ensure the proper transportation of samples of sputum, blood, or others to the laboratory or previously designated location.
  • Monitor and oversee the MHAC pharmacy, stock, medical kits, and emergency kits within the MHAC and for medical escorts if applicable.
  • Provide pre and/or post counseling to migrants or refugees on TB or HIV education, prevention, and management as appropriate.
  • Prepare administrative reports and program updates as necessary.
  • Support the planning and execution of mobile missions if applicable.
  • Assist with pre-departure documents, briefings, and preparations as necessary.
  • Undertake 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).
  • Maintain collaborative relationships with various partners to facilitate follow-up and relevant information sharing. Partners include internal IOM departments, other health providers, panel physicians, embassies, other UN agencies or NGOs, and others as applicable.
  • Collect statistical information and share it with the Senior Migration Health Nurse or CMHO as per the preset and agreed-upon format.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience


  • Hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing with a minimum of three years of relevant clinical experience
  • OR possess a Diploma in Nursing with a minimum of five years of relevant clinical experience
  • Hold a valid license to practice nursing in the United Republic of Tanzania.


  • Possess excellent technical skills, including phlebotomy.
  • Have training or working experience in areas such as Tuberculosis management, mass immunizations, communicable diseases, laboratory testing, or public health (an advantage).
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and experience in clinical nursing.
  • Possess excellent bedside manner.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of principles of preventive care and disease control.
  • Have knowledge and experience in implementing patient safety and infection prevention and control.
  • Computer literacy required: MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Access).


  • Organizational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Languages Requirements

Languages: Fluency in both English and Kiswahili (oral and written).
Desired: Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an advantage


The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:


All IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these five values:

Inclusion and respect for diversity: Respects and promotes individual and cultural differences. Encourages diversity and inclusion.

Integrity and transparency: Maintains 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.

Courage: Demonstrates willingness to take a stand on issues of importance.

Empathy: Shows compassion for others, making people feel safe, respected, and fairly treated.

CORE COMPETENCIES – Behavioral 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 actions and delegated work.

Communication: Encourages and contributes to clear and open communication. Explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring, and motivational way.


The UN system in Tanzania provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, diversity, integrity, a healthy balance of work and life, and equal opportunities for all, including persons with disabilities.

Female candidates and qualified persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply for UN vacancies and are protected from discrimination during all stages of employment.


IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training, or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should fill in the PH form, submit CVs and a cover letter indicating Vacancy Number with 3 professional references and contacts to the email address:

The vacancy is open for both internal and External candidates Tanzanian national only.

Only e-mail applications will be considered.

Competencies and respective levels should be drawn from the Competency Framework of the Organization.

PH Form

PH Form (MS Word)

Application Deadline

The deadline for submitting the application is 6 March 2024

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