Community Health Worker

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Location: Nepal
Salary: Negotiable
Posted Date: 2015-10-12 Deadline: 2015-10-15
  • Nos. of Opening : 1
  • Location : Nepal
  • Working Position : Entry Level
  • Qualification Degree : Secondary education Bachelor degree in health sciences or relevant discipline will be an advantage
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Category : Healthcare / Medical
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

Community Health Worker-1(pos)

The International Organization for Migration is seeking qualified Nepali Nationals for the following position based in Kathmandu.
Vacancy Notice No:       SVN#NP/04/15
Position Title:                Community Health Worker - 2 positions
Classification:               SAI, 3 months with possibility of extension, ungraded (equivalent to Grade – 4)
General functions:
Under the overall guidance of the IOM Nepal Emergency Health Team Leader for administrative matters and under the direct supervision of the Referral and Public Health Focal Point for technical matters, the incumbent will be responsible for implementation of Health Referrals and Assisted Voluntary Return of Displaced Populations and Community Health Promotion in partnership with the Camp Coordination and Camp Management unit:
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Work with the IOM physicians and nurses, conduct case work interviews  and help prepare patients in the pipeline for discharge (including but not limited to, preferred communities of return, ensuring family members are aware, determine closest health care facility, availability of NFI’s upon discharge etc)
  • Undertake vulnerability assessments in line with IOM guidelines to determine level of assistance required
  • Assist in health promotion activities in IDP sites and sites of return including, but not limited to, personal hygiene, environmental sanitation, water sanitation, prevention of communicable diseases, TB and maternal and reproductive health
  • Assist in the mapping of local health services and liaise with local health staff
  • Train partners in referral pathways for health referrals and key messages for health promotion
  • Prepare short reports on activities conducted and identified health risks in the community
  • Coordinate closely with camp management and camp coordination colleagues regarding gaps and priority sites for intervention
  • Assess the health facilities in places of return and develop tools for returnees to improve access to services
  • Coordinate with relevant internally units including Psychosocial Support and Protection
  • Other duties as may be assigned by your supervisor/s 

General Requirements:

Required Qualifications and Competencies:
  • Secondary education Bachelor degree in health sciences or relevant discipline will be an advantage 
  • At least two years working in community health
  • Flexibility, ability to work in difficult situations. Experience working with NGOs an advantage
  • Good communications skills are a must/asset.
  • Computer literacy, report writing ability and good administrative skills. 

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are requested to fill the attached internal application form and cover letter stating why he/she is an ideal candidate for the position. All applications should be addressed to: Human Resource Department, International Organization for Migration, P.O. Box 25503, Baluwatar, Kathmandu or email to by 15 October 2015. Only short listed candidates will be called for interview.


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Organization Summary

Established in 1951, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the principal intergovernmental organization in the field of migration. We are growing rapidly and currently count 151 member states. A further 12 states hold observer status, as do numerous international and nongovernmental organizations. IOM’s programme budget for 2011 exceeds USD 1.3 billion, funding over 2,700 active programmes and more than 7,800 staff members serving in more than 470 field offices in more than a hundred countries.

Industry Type NGO / INGO / Social Work
Location Baluwatar, Kathmandu, Nepa
Organization Size 50-100
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