Deadline: 29 July, 2021

Location: Cairo, Egypt

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has announced a vacancy for the role of Regional Coordinator (Covid-19).

Established in 1951, IOM is a related organisation of the United Nations that works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners in promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all.


  • Assist in coordinating the overall regional Covid-19 response, both internally and externally, to help align IOM’s overall preparedness and response with the strategic response and recovery plan (SRRP)
  • Assist the MHD regional thematic specialist (RTS) in providing oversight of IOM’s daily operations within the region in relation to the Covid-19 outbreak response and international health regulations and point of entry activities within the region and act as liaison focal point for cross border activities in close collaboration with SMHERO, MHD RTSs of RO Nairobi, RO Dakar, RO Bangkok, and RO Vienna
  • Provide technical support to IOM country offices and regional offices in project monitoring and evaluation
  • Upon approval, disseminate updated guidelines, reports, webinars, and other information related to Covid-19 and response operation to IOM COs
  • In close coordination with the logistics and supplies coordinators/team in the region, facilitate the provision of logistical needs for Covid-19 response operations
  • Contribute to the development and dissemination of point of entry specific standard operating procedures (SOPs) for detection, notification, isolation, management and referral
  • Provide training to immigration and border/port health staff, as required, on SOPs to manage ill travelers and on infection prevention and control
  • Coordinate closely with external partners including the Ministry of Health, the WHO, centres for disease control and prevention, the Covid-19 response team, and others to coordinate cross border preparedness activities and IHR
  • Take minutes of meetings, track the progress of joint activities, and coordinate closely with the Covid-19 task force members
  • Implement and provide inputs for an action plan to strengthen epidemic preparedness and response capacity in countries in close coordination and technical guidance of the regional thematic specialist
  • Track and follow up on the scale-up of water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services in displacement settings
  • Support country offices in the development of protocols for handwashing and waste disposal
  • Liaise, contribute to technical discussions and coordinate with national and international health and development assistance authorities regarding planning and response measures for Covid-19
  • Contribute to IOM resource mobiliation by drafting segments of donor proposals, including providing technical inputs on needs, gaps, potential implementing partners, and budget estimates
  • Monitor and update the MENA Covid-19 funding tracker database and Covid-19 vaccine migrant inclusion mapping database and, if necessary, follow up with relevant colleagues in country offices


  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, International Development, or a related field two years of relevant professional experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience will be accepted in lieu of the above requirement
  • Experience in project coordination/management, project development, and/or resource
    mobilisation with an international organisation, including UN and INGOs
  • Experience in disease outbreak response including Covid-19
  • Experience working in hardship duty stations in humanitarian crisis, natural disasters, and resource-limited setting
  • Excellent skills in using MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, and Internet
  • Fluency in English

To apply and for more information, click here.

Photo source: Africa CDC


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