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Vacancy Notice No: SVN IOM/002/12

Position Title:

Duty Station:
Nairobi, Kenya

Classification: Ungraded equivalent to Ksh.143,964.92

Type of Appointment:
Special Short Term Contract - 6 months

General Functions:

Under the general supervision of the Chief of Mission in IOM Nairobi, Kenya, and the direct supervision of the Head of Medical Data Processing and Follow-up Unit, the incumbent will be responsible for assisting the Head of the Unit with day to day organization and coordination of the work of the Data Processing Assistants, provision of technical systems support, assistance and training, consolidation and distribution of reports and outputs to various level users.

The incumbent will perform the following essential functions:

Essential Functions:
  • Assist the Head of the Unit with technical inputs related to the data capturing and analysis strategy.
  • Conduct data analysis from the IOM database MIMOSA, as guided by the data analysis strategy.
  • Design and supervise data gathering techniques, assist to collect data, analyse, interpret, process and present numerical information.
  • Produce draft data analysis report, including data summarized into tables with corresponding text interpreting the data. Upon receiving and acting on the supervisors inputs, prepare the final draft of data analysis report.
  • Coordinate and assist with the data entry and Information Management protocols. IN particular: by explaining instructions to the data processing team, determining priorities, scheduling, and overseeing the completion of work including update of medical information into medical databases.
  • Reception and Importation of work requests: Ensure importation of electronic version of approval lists (MMIF) provided by RSC into Mimosa and circulation of the relevant information to concerned missions or partners
  • Oversee and backstop preparation of Medical Summaries needed for pre-departure medical screening activities.
  • System development: designs and develops new systems as needed depending on projects in coordination with IT department and others within IOM HQ or Manila
  • Liaise with Operations Department to verify changes or updates in Refugee Travel plans and projections, circuit rides, departures, deletions, additions and preparation of future departures.
  • Support and Training: Provide Training and Software support to new and existing users as needed on Medical databases. Provide super-user services for Mimosa medical module.
  • Coordinates with RSC, local staff at High Commissions, IOM and Panel Physicians, other missions outside Kenya to facilitate transmission and management of medical forms and provide information on case statuses.
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned by the HOU and HOD
Desirable qualifications:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Statistics or Computer Science, Information Technology or Applied Mathematics, with postgraduate training in statistics.
  • Work experience in health information, statistics and data management procedures (data cleaning, manipulation, summarization, graphics, data analysis and interpretation and inferential statistical), and report generation.
  • Excellent computer skills including familiarity with Visual Basic and Ms Office programs
  • Demonstrable skills in one or more statistical packages (including STATA, R, SPSS, EPI Info or SAS) plus knowledge of any SQL-compliant DBMS (e.g. MS-Access, MS-SQL, MySQL Postgres, Oracle, etc) including use of stored procedures.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, including ability to develop clear, organized and concise reports.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and to organize and monitor systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain detail, accuracy and confidentiality.
Languages: Fluency in English and Kiswahili. Working knowledge of French is an added asset.

How to apply:

Submit well written cover letter and CV including daytime telephone and e-mail address to:-

International Organization for Migration (IOM),
Human Resources Department,
P.O. Box 55040 – 00200,
Nairobi, Kenya

OR send via e-mail to

Closing date: 31st January 2012

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

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