Panel Physician Migration Health Department (IOM Moldova)

Vacancy Notice 2022-09

Open to Internal and External Candidates


 Position Title


Panel Physician Migration Health Department

 Duty Station


Chisinau, Moldova



National Officer, Category Grade, NOA, UN Salary Scale

 Type of Appointment


Fixed-Term one year with possibility of extension

 Estimated Start Date


August 2022

 Closing Date 


August 15, 2022


Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and 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. Well qualified candidates, particularly women, persons with disabilities, Roma and other ethnic or religious minorities, persons living with HIV are particularly encouraged to apply.

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 Chief Medical Officer (CMO), the candidate will work, together with IOM physicians, mainly on medical health activities and will be responsible for the implementation of IOM migration health activities in Moldova.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Provide quality migration health assessments according to technical and public health requirements of the receiving countries such USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and other countries, if applicable.
  2. Ensure that immigration health assessment programmes fulfil the requirements of the resettlement countries, including standardization of all aspects of the medical examination and documentation process; medical treatment programmes and immunization programmes.
  3. Preserve privacy and confidentiality of obtained information from the examinees.
  4. Assist the CMO, and IOM physicians to classify abnormal cases, to recommend furtherance of abnormal cases, when appropriate, and finalize “on hold” cases, as necessary.
  5. Actively participate in organization of the pre-departure check-ups and perform medical escort duties as well as medical procurements related to the health assessment programmes.
  6. Ensure that all relevant data generated by IOM health programmes is collected systematically and in a standardized manner.  Assist in analysis, presentation and publication of migration health programmes as necessary or as required by clients.
  7. Assist in development and implementation migration health activities and programs on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and mental health in collaboration with national, regional and international partners, agencies and organizations and in close coordination with relevant Missions.
  8. Assist in non-health assessment related programme development activities in coordination with the CMO and the Chief of Mission.
  9. Ensure that all relevant data gathered through research activities in collaboration with partners are consolidated, analysed and/or published as necessary.
  10. Perform such other duties as may be assigned

Required Qualifications and Experience


  • Master’s Degree of medical doctor (preferably in internal medicine, cardiology, pulmonology or emergency medicine) with licence to practice in Moldova from an accredited academic institution; or
  • University degree of medical doctor (preferably in internal medicine, cardiology, pulmonology or emergency medicine) with licence to practice in Moldova from an accredited academic institution with two years of professional work experience


  • Two years professional experience. Working in international organizations and experience in practicing of evidence-based medicine will be an advantage.
  • Computer literacy and good knowledge of the MS Office application;
  • excellent written and communication skills;
  • strong organizational capability;
  • proven written and analytical skills;
  • effective resource management skills;
  • ability to work well under pressure;
  • proven ability to produce quality work to set deadlines


  • High level of computer literacy
  • Ability to work with national and international institutions;
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise report;
  • Demonstrated ability to and exercise sound judgment;
  • Ability to supervise staff and coordinate administrative activities
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills


Fluency in English, Romanian and Russian is required.

Required Competencies

The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:

Values - all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three 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 (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 action and delegated work.
  • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators (Level 2)

  • Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision. Assists others to realize and develop their potential.
  • Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
  • Strategic thinking & vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.


Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

Internals of the Organization and NMS candidates will be considered as first-tier candidates. This vacancy is also open to second-tier candidates.

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

Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighbouring country that is within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered. In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighbouring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.

How to apply:

Interested applicants are invited to send the Personal History Form and cover letter in English to:

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

Closing date for applications is 15 August 2022, however interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply sooner.

In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts the applications duly completed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Posting period:

From 02.08.2022 to 15.08.2022