Medical Data Validation Assistant

International Organization for Migration


  • At least 3 year(s) of working experience in the related field is required for this position.
  • Preferably Junior Associate (1-4 yrs experience) specializing in Clerical/Administrative Support or equivalent.


Position Title : Medical Data Validation Assistant
Duty Station :  Manila (Global) Administrative Centre (MAC)
Classification :  General Service Staff/G-5
Type of Appointment :  Special Short Term, Six months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date :  As soon as possible

Closing Date   :  January 5, 2020




Under the overall guidance of the Director of the Migration Health Division, the various units of the Health Assessment Programme Global Support Unit provide services to all missions and medical field operations worldwide. The Migration Health Informatics (MHI) unit is responsible for operational medical software applications, data repositories and statistical reporting.

Under the direct supervision of the Migration Health Informatics Manager and in close coordination with the Migration Health Informatics Officer and Health Data Analyst, the Medical Data Validation Assistant is responsible for closely monitoring data validation processes of field missions. The position will play a major role in first level data validation system user support to field operations and communications with missions related to MHI data validation and reporting obligations. The incumbent will also assist in developing and maintaining the data validation documentation system, training of the field staff, and participate in the continuous development of validation systems for health assessment data from Mimosa, UKTB, LIMS, IMS, ICD, HAP and any new migration health informatics initiatives.



Core Functions / Responsibilities:


1. Closely coordinate and follow-up data validation activities and requirements to field operations and missions.
2. Be the first line of communication with data focal points in field operations and missions.
3. Assist in monitoring, documentation and implementation of activities related to provision of health informatics data validation systems and support as needed by field missions.
4. Provide technical assistance remotely to field missions worldwide in verifying and addressing medical data validation concerns.
5. Support MHI in generation and submission of periodic operational and statistical reports.
6. Work closely with the MHI Health Data Analyst in monitoring compliance of field operations and missions to data validation processes and data quality standards.
7. Identify recurrent validation systems user support issues and learning gaps with the objective of improving users’ knowledge and skills.
8. Assist in other health informatics support-related activities (e.g., trainings and workshops).
9. Any other duties as assigned by supervisors.


Required Qualifications and Experience




• University degree in Health and Social Sciences, Statistics, Engineering or a related field from an accredited academic institution, with three years of relevant professional experience in database management, project monitoring and tracking or project management; or
• Completed High School degree from an accredited academic institution, with five years of relevant professional experience.
• Training on medical informatics, public health or health data analytics, or at least one (1) year experience in medical data management will be an advantage.




• Actual experience in data handling.
• Demonstrated understanding of data quality management.
• Analytical skills required.
• Experience with data interpretation is an advantage.
• Specialized understanding of medical, public health and statistical terminology as well as IT disciplines and ability to correctly bridge health and information technology to address the changing information management needs of medical units is an advantage.
• Exceptional time management and attention to details.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group, executives, managers, medical and IT professionals and subject matter experts.
• Can work in rotating shift, if required.




Fluency in English is required.  Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish an advantage.



How to apply:


In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM will only accept applications which should include a cover letter (not more than one page) and résumé highlighting the required education and experience or a duly completed IOM Personal History Form. To access the form, please visit

 Interested applicants may send their applications to no later than 05 January 2020. VN Number and Position Title (SVN 002/2019 – Medical Data Validation Assistant) should be specified in the SUBJECT field.

Only short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.


Additional Info

  • Salary between PHP 49,000.00 and PHP 49,218.00
  • Location: Makati City, NCR.
  • Contract, Full Time position(s) are available.

About Us

International Organization for Migration (IOM) - the UN Migration Agency

Established in 1951, as the global lead agency on migration, IOM works with its partners in the international community to assist in meeting 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.

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 works in the four broad areas of migration management: migration and development, facilitating migration, regulating migration, and addressing forced migration. Cross-cutting activities include the promotion of international migration law, policy debate and guidance, protection of migrants’ rights, migration health and the gender dimension of migration.

IOM works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners.

The IOM Constitution gives explicit recognition to the link between migration and economic, social and cultural development, as well as to the right of freedom of movement of persons.

With 169 Member States (as of 2018), additional 8 States holding observer status and over 400 Field locations, IOM continues to grow. IOM counts more than 11,000 staff, with more than 97 percent of staff members based in the Field, with international-to-national staff ratio of 1:9.

IOM's structure is highly decentralized, with IOM Headquarters located in Geneva, Switzerland and this has enabled the Organization to acquire the capacity to deliver an ever -increasing number and diversity of projects and programmes. This global decentralized structure enables IOM to respond quickly and with flexibility to an ever changing migration environment.

In 2003, the Global Administrative Centre was established in Manila (now known as the Manila Administrative Centre or MAC), and provides global support in the areas of finance, human resources management, information technology, staff security, project tracking, and health claims processing, among others.