Director, Staff Health and Welfare Division (D1) Geneva, Switzerland

International Organization for Migration

Place Title : Director, Workers Well being and Welfare Division

Obligation Station : Geneva, Switzerland

Classification : Skilled Workers, Grade D1

Kind of Appointment : Fastened time period, one 12 months with chance of extension

Estimated Begin Date : As quickly as doable

Closing Date : 09 April 2024

Established in 1951, IOM is a Associated Group of the United Nations, and because the main UN company within the discipline of migration, works intently with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental companions. IOM is devoted to selling humane and orderly migration for the good thing about all. It does so by offering providers and recommendation to governments and migrants.

IOM is dedicated to a various and inclusive work atmosphere. Learn extra about variety and inclusion at IOM at

Purposes are welcome from first- and second-tier candidates, significantly certified feminine candidates in addition to purposes from the non-represented member international locations of IOM. For all IOM vacancies, purposes from certified and eligible first-tier candidates are thought-about earlier than these of certified and eligible second-tier candidates within the choice course of.

For the aim of this emptiness, the next are thought-about first-tier candidates:

  1. Inner candidates
  2. Exterior feminine candidates:
  3. Candidate from the next non-represented member states:

Antigua and Barbuda; Barbados; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Congo (the); Cook dinner Islands; Dominica; Fiji; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Holy See; Iceland; Kiribati; Lao Individuals’s Democratic Republic (the); Madagascar; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Tonga; Tuvalu; Uzbekistan; Vanuatu

Second tier candidates embrace:

All exterior candidates, besides candidates from non-represented member states of IOM and feminine candidates.


Below the general supervision of the Director Basic and direct supervision of the Deputy Director Basic for Administration and Reform, the Director, Workers Well being and Welfare Division is accountable for safeguarding the well being and wellbeing of IOM’s workforce along with fulfilling IOM’s imaginative and prescient to advertise and supply the very best working situations whereas stopping work associated accidents and sicknesses.

Core Features / Tasks:

  1. Direct and handle the Workers Welfare Unit and Occupational Well being and Security Unit by implementing complete processes and procedures to make sure the Group has efficient instruments to attenuate preventable workers hurt and optimize the occupational security, bodily and psychological well being situations and dealing atmosphere for IOM’s workforce.
  2. Handle the Workers Well being and Welfare Division by setting strategic aims, monitor their implementation and handle the funds and human sources.
  3. Consider the occupational well being and security dangers to IOM personnel inside the varied operations and help the Nation and Regional Workplaces in implementing first line of defence and second line of defence with preventive and mitigating measures.
  4. Reply and supply recommendation and sensible info to vital occasions affecting the well being and wellbeing of IOM’s workforce and dependents throughout epidemics and environmental disasters.
  5. Direct and handle advanced circumstances and psychological well being and long-term sick depart.
  6. Lead the design of Well being Promotion Programmes to advertise well being and well-being of the workforce. Monitor well being dangers of the IOM workforce, together with new illness outbreaks with a purpose to alter response plans and provides sensible info to IOM workforce on find out how to shield themselves.
  7. Contribute to IOM’s work to foster an inclusive office to incorporate individuals residing with disabilities, help with needed office lodging.
  8. Oversee medical evacuations and medical emergency response together with mass casualty and pandemic response. Guarantee a 24/7 emergency response mechanism is in place.
  9. Act as Medical Advisor on issues pertaining Incapacity & Partial Incapacity Insurance coverage (IPDI) and Compensation.
  10. Liaise intently with the Secretary of the Workers Pension Committee concerning incapacity circumstances, critiques and advantages underneath the United Nations Joint Workers Pension Fund (UNJSPF).
  11. Preserve sturdy working relationships and collaboration with varied Departments, Regional and Nation Workplaces in an effort to combine well-being, well being, and security practices into operational processes and insurance policies.
  12. Assist and supply recommendation to Senior Administration as applicable on delicate issues.
  13. Assist and supply recommendation to the IOM management workforce to watch the effectiveness of office tradition initiatives, offering common studies and proposals for enchancment.
  14. Signify IOM in Occupational Security and Well being (OSH) and UN Workers/Stress Counsellors Group (UNSSCG).
  15. Carry out different duties as could also be assigned.

Required {Qualifications} and Expertise:


  • Grasp’s diploma in Medication, Medical Science, Psychology, Public Well being or associated discipline from an accredited tutorial establishment with fifteen years of related skilled expertise.
  • A Doctoral diploma within the above fields is a bonus.


  • Intensive medical expertise in drugs of a minimum of fifteen years, a few of which in a global context, both in non-public observe or in a hospital or institutional setting;
  • No less than 5 years’ expertise of profitable administration of medical and multidisciplinary groups;
  • Expertise in emergency administration (disaster or catastrophe drugs), together with medical evacuation, and journey drugs;
  • Expertise in particular person occupational well being analysis for health to work and medico authorized attraction procedures;
  • Expertise in sick depart administration, return to work processes and office inclusion for personnel with want of office lodging;
  • Expertise in working in partnership with different UN companies and worldwide NGOs.
  • Expertise within the administrative administration of a medical service or inside a medical service as head of unit;
  • Expertise in addressing the medical and psychosocial wants of humanitarian employees; and,
  • Expertise of setting and implementing a strategic plan and main change administration processes to attain outcomes with capability to affect and coordinate a number of stakeholders.


  • Information of organizational insurance policies and practices a bonus;
  • Demonstrated management, administration and workforce constructing expertise;
  • Wonderful communication expertise (oral, written and presentation);
  • Sturdy capability in organizing, prioritizing, scheduling, planning and coordinating advanced tasks;
  • Sturdy battle decision and mediation expertise;
  • Means to work together with medical personnel in international locations and with workers of all organizations concerned; and,
  • Analytical expertise and talent to make well timed and applicable determination in any medical scenario.


IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish. All workers members are required to be fluent in one of many three languages.

For this place, fluency in English and French is required (oral and written). Working information of one other official UN language (Arabic, Chinese language, French, Russian, and Spanish) is a bonus.

Proficiency of language(s) required will likely be particularly evaluated in the course of the choice course of, which can embrace written and/or oral assessments.


Accredited Universities are those listed within the UNESCO World Greater Training Database (

Required Competencies:

Values – all IOM workers members should abide by and reveal these 5 values:

  • Inclusion and respect for variety: Respects and promotes particular person and cultural variations. Encourages variety and inclusion.
  • Integrity and transparency: Maintains excessive moral requirements and acts in a way in line with organizational ideas/guidelines and requirements of conduct.
  • Professionalism: Demonstrates capability to work in a composed, competent and dedicated method and workout routines cautious judgment in assembly day-to-day challenges.
  • Braveness: Demonstrates willingness to take a stand on problems with significance.
  • Empathy: Exhibits compassion for others, makes individuals really feel protected, revered and pretty handled.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators stage 3

  • Teamwork: Develops and promotes efficient collaboration inside and throughout items to attain shared targets and optimize outcomes.
  • Delivering outcomes: Produces and delivers high quality ends in a service-oriented and well timed method. Is motion oriented and dedicated to attaining agreed outcomes.
  • Managing and sharing information: Repeatedly seeks to study, share information and innovate.
  • Accountability: Takes possession for attaining the Group’s priorities and assumes accountability for personal actions and delegated work.
  • Communication: Encourages and contributes to clear and open communication. Explains advanced issues in an informative, inspiring and motivational manner.

Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators stage 3

  • Management: Offers a transparent sense of path, leads by instance and demonstrates the flexibility to hold out the Group’s imaginative and prescient. Assists others to understand and develop their management {and professional} potential.
  • Empowering others: Creates an enabling atmosphere the place workers can contribute their greatest and develop their potential.
  • Constructing Belief: Promotes shared values and creates an environment of belief and honesty.
  • Strategic considering and imaginative and prescient: Works strategically to understand the Group’s targets and communicates a transparent strategic path.
  • Humility: Leads with humility and exhibits openness to acknowledging personal shortcomings.

IOM’s competency framework may be discovered at this hyperlink.

Competencies will likely be assessed throughout a competency-based interview.


Internationally recruited skilled workers are required to be cell.

Any provide made to the candidate in relation to this emptiness discover is topic to funding affirmation.

This choice course of could also be used to workers comparable positions in varied obligation stations. Really useful candidates endorsed by the Appointments and Postings Board will stay eligible to be appointed in the same place for a interval of 24 months.

The checklist of NMS international locations above consists of all IOM Member States that are non-represented within the Skilled Class of workers members.

Appointment will likely be topic to certification that the candidate is medically match for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa necessities, and background verification and safety clearances. Topic to sure exemptions, vaccination in opposition to COVID-19 will in precept be required for people employed on or after 15 November 2021. This will likely be verified as a part of the medical clearance course of.

Vacancies shut at 23:59 native time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective cut-off date. No late purposes will likely be accepted.

Tips on how to apply

To use, candidates are invited to submit their purposes HERE by way of the IOM e-Recruitment system by 09 April 2024.

IOM solely accepts duly accomplished purposes submitted via the IOM e-Recruitment system. The net software additionally permits candidates to trace the standing of their software.

Solely shortlisted candidates will likely be contacted.

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Posting interval:

From 27.03.2024 to 09.04.2024

No Charges:

IOM doesn’t cost a payment at any stage of its recruitment course of (software, interview, processing, coaching or different payment). IOM doesn’t request any info associated to financial institution accounts.

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