Radiographer Assistant

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Radiographer Assistant

  • Post Date:February 14, 2021
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  • Career Level Assistant
    Qualification Diploma
    Experience 3-5 Years
Job Description

Duty Station: Harare, Zimbabwe
Classification: General Service Staff, UG
Type of Appointment: Special Short Term Ungraded, 3 months with a possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
CFA Reference Number: CFA2021/001

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, 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.


Under the overall guidance from the Chief of Mission, and direct supervision from the Migration Health Physician with technical coordination from the Regional Quality Management & Compliance Officer in Nairobi, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing support and contributing to the different Teleradiology services and reporting on chest radiographs of Migrants and refugees from IOM MHD field operations and non-IOM panel sites from different parts of the world under the different health assessment programmes.

Core Functions / Responsibilities

  • 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 migrants and refugees as needed and save files appropriately or pass to the radiologist as per work arrangement;
  • Verify the identification of migrants 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 the IOM Radiology Technologist or the external radiology service provider in X-ray related counselling, checking pregnancy for female applicants and taking consent or cross checking if consent was taken when the applicant is pregnant;
  • 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 lead 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 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;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned.

Desirable Qualifications (Education, Experience and Competencies)

  • Technical Diploma in Radiology.
  • Registered to work as Radiology Technician with Zimbabwe Radiation Board;
  • Minimum of four years working experience as Radiology Technician preferable in busy Radiology Facility, international organization and or NGOs running refugee programmes;
  • Knowledge of appropriate x-ray exposure times and safety parameters;
  • Knowledge of photographic development techniques;
  • Ability to follow and enforce safety procedures;
  • Ability to calibrate, configure, and adjust x-ray equipment in accordance with procedures and standards;
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain accuracy and confidentiality in data and records keeping;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Windows.


  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.

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 – maintains 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 – behavioural indicators:

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


  • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment;
  • No late applications will be accepted.

To apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications to [email protected] referring to this advertisement.

Female candidates who are qualified and experienced are especially encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 18 February 2020