Radiology Assistant at the International Organization for Migration

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) – 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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Radiology Assistant

SVN No.: SVN2021.043
Locations: Abuja & Lagos
Organizational Unit: Migration Health Assessment Centre (MHAC)
IOM Classification: G4
Type of Appointment: Special Short-Term (SST) 6 months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible.


  • Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission and the direct supervision of the Senior Radiologic Technologist at the MHAC, with he guidance of the IOM Teleradiology Center for technical matters, the successful candidate will carry out responsibilities assigned within the Radiology unit. In particular, he/she will:

Core Functions / Responsibilities

  • Support the Senior Radiology Technologist to apply proper radiographic techniques and radiation protection procedures during X-ray taking, including providing pelvic lead shielding for all, double wrap-around lead shielding for pregnant woman, positioning of applicants, collimation of X-ray beam, and use of proper X-ray exposure factors, and monitoring of applicants during the examinations
  • Prepare the daily chest X-ray worklist extracting from the overall health assessment worklist and share the worklist to the IOM radiology unit staff or to the external service provider and accompany the applicants to the radiology service provider for CXR taking if the x-ray is done by external provider.
  • Enter the biodata correctly and timely on x-ray reporting template for immigrants and refugees as needed and save files appropriately or pass to the radiologist as per work arrangement.
  • Verify the identification of immigrants and refugees using original passport or valid ID with photo including name, age and gender to prevent substitution during X-ray taking, and assist in organizing and properly handling the applicants at the radiology reception.
  • Assist theIOM Radiology Technologist or the external radiology service provider in X-ray services to applicant (counselling, x-rayexposure, checking pregnancy for female applicants and taking consent or cross checking if consent was taken when the applicant is pregnant. IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.
  • Complete the identity confirmation part of the chest examination in e-Medical website, enter data into Global Software for UK pre-entry TB screening programme, and/or MiMOSA as needed.
  • Assist in providing radiation protection led shields to applicants, and in case of external service provider, make sure the external service provider uses radiation protection pelvic lead shielding for all applicants.
  • Assist the senior radiologic technologist in entering the applicant’;s biodata to the CR/DR machine and ensuring the standard and correct labelling of Chest X-rays by checking the correctness of biodata.
  • When the IOM X-ray service is outsourced to external provider, remind the Radiologic Technologist at the external provider to take technically good quality CXR in accordance with IOM radiology guidelines and the resettlement country technical instructions.
  • Make sure the chest X-rays are completed in a timely manner by the external radiology service provider when the chest X-rays are taken by the external provider and assist in the timely transfer of the chest X-ray images from the external provider to the IOM image server as needed when there is no set up for direct image transfer.
  • Coordinate with the staff in Migrant Health Assessment Center and IOM country mission, and x-ray machine provider when needed.
  • Assist IOM radiologic technologist in maintaining optimal workflow, keeping the safety of the machines, keeping track of X-ray consumables and early notification, and in creating client friendly environment in the radiology unit.
  • Contribute to the radiation safety measures in the Radiology Unit by complying to the radiation safety rules and regulations and regularly wearing radiation measuring badges while at work.
  • Upload the chest X-ray image to e-Medical website timely and properly, burn the images on CD or prepare hard copy X-ray documents as needed.
  • Communicate with the Radiologist in the mission or IOM Teleradiology Center for reading the chest X-rays, notify when CXR is done and sent to the server, receive additional view requests, call the applicants, and in coordination with the Radiologic Technologist, make sure the additional views are completed on time.
  • Download the X-ray reports from the radiology system or shared folder where the reports are filed and deliver the report to the panel physicians as needed.
  • Prepare the daily X-ray statistical reports and other necessary Radiology Unit related monthly statistics as needed. Cross check and confirm the correctness of the number of chest X-ray readings by Radiologist as needed.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned.

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  • Bachelor’s degree in Radiology or related field with two years of continuous working experience in a busy health institution or equivalent or
  • Diploma in Radiology or related field with four years of continuous working experience


  • Minimum of two years Working experience in radiography, especially Chest X-Ray with the knowledge on digital machine.
  • Knowledge and experience on X-ray related service.
  • Knowledge and experience in using of different software and medical/digital radiology system applications is advantage
  • Experience providing technical and administrative support in the radiology department.


  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, PowerPoint,
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions such as heavy workloads and tight timelines.
  • Willing to accept a flexible work schedule.
  • Attentive to details and accuracy in handling and reporting data.


  • Fluency in English and French required, working knowledge of Portuguese an advantage.

Required Competencies:

  • The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:


  • Inclusion and respect for diversity respects and promotes individual and cultural differences encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: Maintain 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 – behavioral Indicators level 1:

  • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
  • 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.
  • Delivering results produces and delivers quality results in 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.


  • Only candidates residing in the country of the duty station and within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered.
  • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, confirmation; of all documents, and security clearances.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply
Submit their applications via email to: indicating position number on subject line.


  • For the applications to be considered valid, IOM only accepts applications with a cover letter not more than one page specifying the motivation for application, addressed to:
    “Human Resources, International Organization for Migration (IOM)” and with a subject line SVN2021.043 Abuja & Lagos Radiology Assistant
  • All applications should include a functional email address, mobile numbers, and detailed curriculum vitae (CV).
  • This position is open only to Nigerian National applicants
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Female candidates are encouraged to apply

Application Deadline  23rd May, 2021

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