Vacancy Notice

Open to Internal and External Candidates

Position Title: Migration Health Physician
Duty Station: Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala
Classification: National Officer, NOA

Type of Appointment: One Year Fixed Term
Estimated Start Date As soon as possible

Closing Date: February 21, 2023

Reference Code: VN2023/002GT

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.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.


Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission, and the direct supervision of the Migration Health Coordinator based in San Salvador, El Salvador, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities in relation to the Health Assessment Process and Travel Medical Assistance for the Resettlement Support Center Latin America and Caribbean.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Performs Pre-Departure Medical examination including Pre-Embarkation Check (Fitness toTravel Physical Exam) for all departing refugees including and coordinate Pre-DepartureSpecialist Evaluation.
  • Perform Pre-departure counseling and health education of departing refugees, providesrequired hygiene supplies and PPEs.
  • IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal and external candidates areeligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates areconsidered as first-tier candidates.
  • Register the Significant Medical Conditions cases and refugees that will need ADL supportand/or medical travel requirements and report them to Migration Health Coordinator.
  • Report the results of the Pre-Embarkation Check to Migration Health Coordinator and ensuresall results are entered in the system in a timely manner.
  • Track all cases in the system regarding the health assessment status, performs medical hold managements, monitors processing indicators, and provides regular reports and recommendations to Migration Health Coordinator.
  • Request regular updates from panel physicians in respect available slots, vaccine availabilityand other process related issues, sending regular reports and recommendations to theMigration Health Coordinator.
  • Coordinate the logistics for medical exam and refugee health medical activities for U.Sresettlement cases with the Panel Clinic in the areas of:
    • Medical examinations;
    • Imaging;
    • Laboratory testing;
    • Vaccinations;
    • TB management;
    • Treatment and referrals;
    • Pre-departure procedures and medical movements;
    • Counselling;
    • Documentation, certification and information transmission;
    • Fitness-to-travel checks; and
    • Other technical areas as may be required.
  • Participate in writing SOPs and instructions as well as staff training.
  • Monitor the inventory of all medical consumables and supplies assigned for the Pre-Embarkation Check and coordinate, follow up and verify procurement for Pre embarkationcheck supplies, PPE and hygiene kits for refugees.
  • Validate Vaccination Medical Form and invoices and advise any discrepancies based onUSRAP Vaccination Schedule and agreed upon costs to the Migration Health Coordinator.
  • Provide specialized assistance to OPS colleagues in movement preparations/planning.
  • Prepare statistical reports as needed.
  • Perform the medical escort duties when required to ensure migrants receive continued carethroughout all phases of migration (before departure, during the journey and at the finaldestination.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience

Education and Experience

  • University Degree in Medicine with a minimum of five years of relevant clinical experience anda valid license to practice in Guatemala
  • Clinical experience in community primary health care or hospital level.
  • Training or working experience in the areas of Tuberculosis management, immunizations,communicable diseases or public health is an advantage.
  • Computer literacy required: MS Office package (Word, Excel, Access)
  • Training in Basic and/or Advanced Cardiac Life Support is an asset
  • Previous work with international organization or migration health or public health projects is anasset.


  • Attention to detail and ability to organize
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision


Fluency in Spanish and English (oral and written)

Required Competencies


  • Inclusion and respect for diversity respects and promotes individual and culturaldifferences; encourages diversity and inclusion whereverpossible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintain high ethical standards and acts in a mannerconsistent with organizational principles/rules and standards ofconduct.
  • Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent andcommitted manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-daychallenges.
  • Managerial Competencies- behavioural indicators level 2
  • Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstratesthe ability to carry out the organization’s vision. Assists others to realize and developtheir potential.
  • Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enablingenvironment where staff can contribute their best and develop theirpotential.
  • Strategic thinking & vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goalsandcommunicates a clear strategic direction.

How to apply


External Candidates that comply with the profile will need to send the Resume and a letter of interest to by February 21, 2023 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

IMPORTANT: Any offer made to the candidates in relation to this vacancy is subject to funding confirmation.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.


  • The motivation/cover letter should be a maximum of 1 page long and in English. Itshould state the position(s) you are applying for
  • The CV should be a maximum of 2 pages long and inEnglish.
  • Only the applications that comply with the required profile will be taken intoconsideration.
  • Those applications received after the due date or the ones that don’t include the name of the position, will not be considered.
  • This vacancy is open for local staff or international staff with legal permit to work in the Country.
  • The attachment shouldn’t weight over 2 MB.