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by Nirdesh Baral

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) – a related organization of the United Nations – is the leading intergovernmental organization in the field of migration. It works to meet the growing operational challenges of migration, advance understanding of migration issues, encourage social and economic development through migration and uphold the well-being and human rights of migrants.


  • Call for Applications
  • Reference Code: CFA – 01/2024
  • Position Title: Migration Health Nurse
  • Duty Station: Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Type of Appointment: Ungraded, on-call
  • Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
  • Closing Date: 02 April 2024

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.

Context:United Nations- International Organization for Migration is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture amongst others. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups are encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.United Nations, International Organization for Migration has a zero-tolerance against Sexual exploitation and Abuse (SEA) and sexual harassment (SH). Everyone is responsible for preventing sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA), and all UN personnel must adhere to the standards of conduct that preserves PSEA principles (both during work hours and outside work hours). All selected candidates will, therefore, go through a safe hiring process.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

Provide general assistance to all nursing activities:

  1. 1. Conduct identification of all clients in every nursing activities before performing the task, taking complete medical history based on the technical instruction of specific country.
  2. 2. Take correct vital sign and record in the history form before submitting to panel physician including vaccination record.
  3. 3. Assist panel physician as chaperone for the requirement as technical guidelines.
  4. 4. Assist Head Nurse in immunization, TB clinic and assembling the completed and hold files of different country.
  5. 5. Follow the Health Assessment Programmers’ check lists and SOP’s and maintain standard universal precautions within MHAC.
  6. 6. Assist nurses in medical emergency management as well as with chronic case management and related procedures. Arrange for specialist consultations and ensure receipt of specialist reports as assigned.
  7. 7. Prepare list of medical drugs and supplies for ordering as requested by the Migration Health Physician or Migration Health Nurse, assist in inventory taking, confirm and receive ordered drugs and supplies; all in close coordination with the procurement and finance team. 
  8. 8. Maintain accurate documentation and data protection of the client.
  9. 9. Maintain cleanliness and promote infection prevention control throughout the procedure.
  10. 10. Perform any other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • – Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from accredited institution with two years of relevant clinical experience required; or
  • – Intermediate in Nursing, with at least four years of relevant work experience
  • – Valid nursing registration with NHPC.


  • – Effectively applies knowledge of health issues in execution of responsibilities at appropriate level.
  • – Maintains confidentiality and discretion in appropriate areas of work.


  • – Communication and patient care.


  • -Fluency in English, Nepali is required.

Required Competencies

Values – 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 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, makes people feel safe, respected and fairly treated.

CORE COMPETENCIES – Behavioural indicators – Level 2

  • – 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.


Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment. Only Nepali Nationals will be considered for this position.

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How to apply:

Interested Candidates are requested to submit their application indicating clearly the position applied, CFA number and CV with three references to the following address: Human Resource Department, International Organization for Migration, P.O. Box 25503, Panipokhari, Kathmandu or email to [email protected] by 02 April 2024. Only short-listed candidates will be called for interview.

Posting period:

From 25.03.2024 to 02.04.2024

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