National Migration Health Promotion Coordinator Careers – International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Organization: International
Organization for Migration (IOM)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Job Grade: G-3
Reports to: Chief of Mission
Ref: SVN: 01/11/016
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.
Job Summary: The National
Migration Health Promotion Coordinator will primarily be responsible for the
implementation and coordination of the PHAMESA and JUPSA programmes; to
mobilize necessary resources to expand the migration and health promotion
agenda in Uganda and enhance IOM’s engagement on fishing community with
Regional  Economic Communities in Africa.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Assist in ensuring the effective
    implementation and results-based management of all health promotion
    programmes, including all operational, financial and administrative
    aspects in coordination with the Resource Management Unit and in line with
    IOM’s policies, practices and global standards on migration health, donor
    requirements and scientific standards.
  • Mentor and supervise IOM staff and
    consultants working on health promotion programming and assure that IOM
    standards and ethical code of conduct is respected. Oversee recruitment
  • Work in close coordination with senior
    staff in headquarters and regional offices, participate in alignment of
    Uganda’s migration health promotion strategies with global migration
    health goals, regional trends and existing policy frameworks set by
    relevant African health authorities including the East African Community
  • Take lead of IOM’s engagement on fishing
    communities with a particular focus on addressing gender inequalities and
    in the framework of regional and national priorities and commitments.
  • Collaborate with Makerere University on
    the design, and implementation of a post-graduate course on migration and
  • Build and maintain strong and regular
    liaison with various stakeholders (government authorities, national and
    international organizations, NGOs, and UN agencies) with the aim of
    coordinating current initiatives and ensuring that future areas of
    interventions are aligned to national, regional and global priorities. 
  • Identify potential donors, assess donor
    priorities in the health sector, and identify potential funding
    opportunities. Work closely with the CoM and the Project Development Unit
    in seeking funding opportunities and support donor liaison. Develop
    concept notes and project documents to share with donors.
  • Offer technical assistance and capacity
    building to governments and key partners on migration and health
    promotion.  Assist in increasing the
    capacity of governments to respond effectively to health among migrants through
    designing, monitoring and delivering capacity building and awareness
    training/seminars on migrant health.
  • Draft issues papers, policy briefs and
    country briefs on migration and health. Coordinate and promote IOM
    Uganda’s research on migration health with a particular focus on “space of
    vulnerabilities” such as urban areas, transport corridors, fishing
    communities and specific vulnerable groups such as adolescent women in
    migrants’ affected-areas
  • Represent IOM in national and regional
    meetings on health and prepare relevant contributions such as abstracts,
    and presentations.
  • Perform such other duties as may be
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the International
    Organization for Migration IOM National Migration Health Promotion
    Coordinator career opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s Degree or
    equivalent with four years of relevant experience or Master’s degree or
    equivalent or higher with 2 years of relevant experience in health from an
    accredited academic institution.
  • Specialized courses on gender and/or
    reproductive health a distinct advantage.
  • Specialized courses on epidemiology and
    applied evidence-based methods also an advantage.
  • A minimum of four years’ (two years’ for
    Master’s degree/or equivalent or higher) of relevant professional
    experience in project implementation of public health projects, including
    financial management and results-based management.
  • Four years’ (two years’ for Master’s
    degree/or equivalent or higher) of experience developing projects and
    mobilizing resources.
  • Programmatic and/or academic experience on
    migration and health a distinct advantage.
  • Programmatic and/or academic experience on
    gender and women empowerment a distinct advantage.
  • Proven experience supervising staff from
    diverse national, cultural and academic backgrounds.
  • Ability to liaise effectively with a wide
    array of stakeholders including government officials, NGOs and UN
  • Self-confidence and ability to speak in
    public, including to scientific audiences.
  • Top-notch English writing skills and an
    appreciation for the economy of words.
  • Proven ability to take initiative and work
    independently while also working with and learning from others.
  • Commitment to quality and high attention
    to detail.
  • Experience working in Uganda and/or East
  • Languages: English (fluent).
    Working knowledge of other UN languages.
Personal Competencies:
Behavioral Competencies:
  • Accepts
    and gives constructive criticism
  • Follows
    all relevant procedures, processes, and policies
  • Meets
    deadline, cost, and quality requirements for outputs
  • Monitors
    own work to correct errors
  • Takes
    responsibility for meeting commitments and for any shortcomings
Leadership and Negotiation:
  • Convinces
    others to share resources
  • Actively
    identifies opportunities for and promotes organizational change
  • Presents
    goals as shared interests
  • Articulates
    vision to motivate colleagues and follows through with commitments
Planning and Organizing:
  • Sets
    clear and achievable goals consistent with agreed priorities for
    self and others
  • Identifies
    priority activities and assignments for self and others
  • Organizes
    and documents work to allow for planned and unplanned handovers
  • 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
  • Effectively
    applies knowledge of health issues in execution of responsibilities at
    appropriate level
  • Maintains
    confidentiality and discretion in appropriate areas of work
  • Masters
    subject matter related to responsibilities
  • Identifies
    issues, opportunities, and risks central to responsibilities
  • Incorporates
    gender-related needs, perspectives, and concerns, and promotes
    equal gender participation
  • Persistent,
    calm, and polite in the face of challenges and stress
  • Treats
    all colleagues with respect and dignity
  • Works
    effectively with people from different cultures by adapting to relevant
    cultural contexts
  • Knowledgeable
    about and promotes IOM core mandate and migration solutions
  • Actively
    contributes to an effective, collegial, and agreeable team environment
  • Contributes
    to, and follows team objectives
  • Gives
    credit where credit is due
  • Seeks
    input and feedback from others
  • Delegates
    tasks and responsibilities as appropriate
  • Actively
    supports and implements final group decisions
  • Takes
    joint responsibility for team’s work
Resource Mobilization: Establishes realistic resource requirements to meet IOM needs
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 resumes
with three references electronically to  The subject of your email should be the
Reference Number and Position Title i.e. “SVN 01/11/016 National Migration
Health Promotion Coordinator”. Since the system is automated, if you do not
follow the above mentioned instruction your application may be missed by the
NB: Please ensure to send your attachments as one document in
PDF and the title of your attachment should be your full names.
Deadline: 22nd
December, 2016
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