Senior Project Assistant SSCoS Job Placement – International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Organization: International
Organization for Migration (IOM)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Job Grade: G-7
Reports to: Project Manager
Ref: SVN: 05/10/016
About Us:
The International Organization for Migration (IOM), established in
1951, is the leading international intergovernmental organization dealing with
migration.  IOM works to help ensure the
orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international
cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical
solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to
migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people.
About SSCoS Project:
IOM is implementing the project “Strengthening Social cohesion and
community stabilization in slum populations”. The project aims to address the
root causes of inter communal conflict in slum populations by addressing
sources of grievances and by strengthening community cohesion around shared development
assets. The project will provide employment opportunities and basic local
services, as well as preventing conflict in marginalized communities in urban
slums of Uganda.
Key Duties and
The jobholder will coordinate and monitor the
planning and implementation of project activities to ensure work is proceeding
according to established plans, including analysing implementation difficulties
and initiating remedial action
Guide, supervise and monitor the work of the
project assistant and administrative assistant
Regularly monitor and oversee the work of the
implementing partner;
Keenly review annual work plans and periodic
narrative reports submitted by the implementing partner;
Coordinate with finance/ administration team and
with the implementing partner to ensure timely implementation of project
Work closely with Admin/Finance Department to
track expenditures and ensure they fall within the confines of related budget
Draft and prepare project reports as well as
prepare interim and final donor reports.
Work closely with and continuously develop
relationships with relevant stakeholders including Government and other partner
agencies on matters relevant to the project;
Plan and organize working meetings, capacity building
activities and other activities as needed;
Represent IOM, when and as needed, in meetings/
functions with relevant stakeholders;
Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the International Organization
for Migration IOM Senior Project Assistant SSCoS career opportunity should hold
a High School Degree/ Certificate with seven years of relevant experience or
Bachelor’s degree with five years of relevant experience in International
Relations, Social Sciences, Human Rights, Development Studies or related field
A minimum of seven years (five years for
Bachelor’s degree or higher) of relevant professional experience in the public
sector or working with NGOs;
Significant experience working with and providing
support to implementing partner(s);
Experience working with government agencies in
Previous exposure and experience working with
Excellent organizational, communication and
report writing skills;
Good understanding of socio-economic issues in
Keen interest in migration issues in Uganda and
Demonstrable ability to take initiative, work in
a team and work with minimal supervision.
Languages: English (fluent). Working
knowledge of other UN languages is an added advantage
Personal Competencies:
Behavioral Competencies:
Accountability-Follows all
relevant procedures, processes, and policies; Meets deadline, cost, and quality
requirements for outputs; Monitors own work to correct errors
Client Orientation – works
effectively well with client and stakeholders; Effectively interfaces with
government officials of appropriate level on matters related to substantive
migration issues and the work of IOM
Continuous Learning
promotes continuous learning for self and others; Demonstrates interest in
improving relevant skills; Demonstrates interest in acquiring skills relevant
to other functional areas
Communication – listens and
communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience; Writes clearly and
effectively, adjusting wording to the intended audience
Creativity and Initiative
actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services; Actively seeks new
ways of improving programmes or services ; Proactively develops new ways to
resolve problems
Leadership and Negotiation
develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;
Convinces others to share resources
Planning and Organizing
plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
Identifies risks and makes contingency plans; Adjusts priorities and plans to
achieve goals; Allocates appropriate times and resources for own work and that
of team members
Professionalism –  displays mastery of subject matter;
Effectively applies knowledge of migration issues within organizational
context; Persistent, calm, and polite in the face of challenges and stress
Teamwork – contributes to a
collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives,
concerns and promotes equal gender participation; Contributes to, and follows
team objectives; Seeks input and feedback from others
Technological Awareness
displays awareness of relevant technological solutions; Proactively identifies
and advocates for cost-efficient technology solutions
Technical Competencies:
Effectively interfaces with government officials
of appropriate level on matters related to substantive migration issues and the
work of IOM
Effectively applies knowledge of migration
issues within organizational context
Correctly frames migration issues within their
regional, global, and political context
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
updated resumes, evidence of previous works and three references electronically
Please include the POSITION TITLE in the subject
line of the email and ensure to send your attachments as one document in PDF
and the title of your attachment should be your full names
If you receive a notification of non-delivery of
your email, please forward your application to
Deadline: 10th
November, 2016

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