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Migration Health Physician – UN First Line of Defense Programme

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Migration Health Physician – UN First Line of Defense Programme

Migration Health Unit


3 months

As soon as possible

Full time – 2,400 USD/month; Half Time – 1,200 USD/month


Nature of consultancy:

On 12 March 2020, the WHO characterized the COVID-19 outbreak as a “pandemic” as the virus spreads increasingly worldwide. In response to an increasing number of COVID-19 cases in Ukraine and in order to ensure safety and security for the staff along with business continuity, the system wide Contingency Plan and agency-specific Business Continuity Plans has been activated for the offices of all UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes working in Ukraine.

To support the UN Model of Care and the first line of defense, IOM has been designated to ensure improved access of UN personnel and dependents to healthcare in Ukraine and selected central Asian countries.

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission and the direct supervision of the Chief Medical Officer, the Consultant will contribute to the implementation of the UN First Line of Defense Programme in Ukraine.



UN/IOM First Line of Defense Initiative Migration Health Physician in Ukraine is holding an active role to implement the programme “Provision of Health Services Consequential to COVID 19 to the   UN Staff and Other Eligible Beneficiaries in Ukraine and Central Asia”

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. 1.   Providing online and phone consultations (telehealth) to UN personnel on the issues related to corona virus prevention, personal protection and care

-        During ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, IOM provides telehealth/remote advice (on the phone / online) on the basic medical precautions to be taken to prevent further spread of the disease in UN community in Ukraine. He/she advises UN personnel on the precise sequence of steps in case of a suspected case of a COVID-19 or acute symptoms of it (Isolation facilities or modalities and medical institutions to refer to, actions to undertake).

-        Provides over the call consultation to UN personnel on any other health condition need medical advice


-        Provides advice on treatment options, available medical care services, and the official treatment protocols in Ukraine. Additional advice and consultations may be on handling specific conditions that may emerge in critical situations (shortage of beds, equipment, medications etc.).

  1. 2.      To perform contact tracing and monitoring

-        IOM MHP - FLoD should make health status monitoring call to diagnosed home isolated COVID-19 UN personnel to ensure severe cases are being referred/ medically evacuated as per UN guideline.

-        IOM MHP - FLoD does telephonic contact tracing among close and casual contacts to diagnosed COVID-19 cases and monitor their health status.

-        In coordination with CMO and the UN COVID Country Coordinator prepare the medical way forward for suspected contacts.


  1. 3.      Providing Clinical Services and Referrals to UN personnel (General Medicine, including corona virus prevention, personal protection and care)

-        Provide consultations at the IOM designated clinic (General Medicine) to UN staff members and dependents with prior appointment.

-        Prescribe medications in line with patient’s needs.

-        Provide Preventive health care services and health promotion.

-        Refer to specialist consultations, including imaging services such as ultrasound, MRI and CT scans.


  1. 4.      Providing Mobile Clinical service (COVID-19 suspected cases and high-risk group)

-        The Mobile Services (COVID-19 and NON COVID-19 related) – follow up and consultation to the UN staff and dependent’s in a form of home visit


Tangible and Measurable Output of the Work Assignment:

-        IOM MHP - FLoD works 20 (half time) /40 (Full time) hours in a week. The appointment hours are identified by the IOM management. Extra hour calls or personal appointments may take place in emergency situations.

-        Enter medical data in the institutional Electronic Health Record system

-        Ensure daily handover

-        Produce weekly report

-        Produce monthly report

Performance indicators for evaluation of results

All tasks above are performed to full satisfaction IOM HQ/RO/Mission and in line with UN expectation.

Required Qualifications and Experience


  • Doctorate (MBBS/MBChB/MD) in medicine with sub-specialization in General Practice/Family medicine/Internist/ Emergency medicine or relevant discipline.
  • Doctor’s highest qualification category.
  • Medical License to practice in Ukraine.


  • A minimum of five (5) years of continuous clinical experience.
  • Computer literacy and good knowledge of the MS Office application.
  • Excellent written and communication skills strong organizational capability.
  • Proven ability to produce quality work to set deadlines


  • Fluency in English, Ukrainian and Russian is required.
  • Knowledge of other regional language is advantageous.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their CV (containing names and contact information of three referees) and cover letter to:

IOM Kyiv:

8 Mykhailivska St., Kyiv, 01001

Please, indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line of your message.

Closing date for applications is 23 September 2020; however, interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply sooner.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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