4 (Four) x Medical Administrative Assistant: IOM UN Migration Deadline: 19 April 2022

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4 (Four) x Medical Administrative Assistant: IOM UN Migration

Deadline: 19 April 2022

Duty station: Harare, Zimbabwe

Classification: General Service Staff G4

Type of Appointment: Special Short Term, 3 months with possibility of extension

Estimated start date: As soon as possible

Reference number: SVN2022/06


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. Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission and the direct supervision of the 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 Harare, Zimbabwe:

Core functions / responsibilities

The Medical Assistant provides information, relevant to Health Assessment Programs, Applicant processing and other IOM services to the migrants; He / she may be assigned to one of two potential subunits within the Migration Health Assessment Centre (MHAC): the reception and data processing unit or the call centre. The incumbent will need to be capable of flexibility when assigned different tasks. Below is a description of the possible tasks, which are more detailed in the duty lists and standard operating procedures (SOPS).

Call centre overall duties

Provide migrants’ information regarding health assessments by phone; Register the migrants in the IOM database, 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; Maintain daily statistics related to health assessments and update the records; Contribute to customer satisfaction evaluation management.

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 loading the image to the appropriate platform; Printing of medical forms, consent forms and other necessary documents; Receive all completed medical examination forms, x-rays and other documents from Country Offices or Panel Physicians while updating 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 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; File 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.

Qualifications and experience

High school diploma with at least four years of relevant experience; University degree with at least two years of relevant professional experience; Certificate in IT / Data entry is an advantage; Experience in computer data entry, elaboration, and analysis or in a call centre in a busy institution, preferably a medical one; Typing speed of at least sixty 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.


Proficiency in written and spoken English.

Required Competencies

Values: 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

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 of 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.


Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment; No late applications will be accepted.


To apply

To apply:

IOM invites interested candidates to submit their applications to [email protected] by 19 April 2022 at the latest, referring to this advertisement. Female candidates who are qualified and experienced are especially encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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