Project Assistant (WASH) Job Careers – International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Job Title:       Project Assistant (WASH)
Organization: International
Organization for Migration (IOM)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Job Grade: G4
Reports to: WASH Project
Ref: SVN: 03/04/017
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 Project
Assistant WASH  will be responsible for
assisting in implementing project activities.
Key Duties and
  • Provide support in monitoring quality
    implementation of sustainable WASH activities under the project in
    Palorinya refugee settlement and zone 5 of Bidibidi emergency operations.
  • Actively participate in WASH coordination
    meetings on behalf of IOM in the refugee settlement.
  • Provide support in the identification of
    potential persons /groups in the refugee community for training on
    sustainable WASH.
  • Tasked with monitoring that the hygiene
    and sanitation project work-plan is followed and set goals are met within
    the time-frame and quality as per provided standards and frame works.
  • Report regularly to supervisor(s) on
    project progress and any issues relating to the smooth implementation of
    the project.
  • Oversee the day-to-day construction of
    institutional latrines, bathing shelters, incinerators and placenta pits
    in Palorinya settlement while ensuring compliance to provided designs.
  • Ensure beneficiary, local leaders
    involvement in the project implementation
  • Establish and maintain accurate and
    complete records of all equipment and supplies received, stored and
    distributed to refugees.
  • Perform any other duty within the
    incumbent’s capabilities as assigned by the Supervisors
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the International
    Organization for Migration IOM Project Assistant (WASH) job placement
    should hold a High School Degree/ Certificate with minimum 4 years of
    relevant professional experience or Bachelor’s degree with minimum 2 years
    of relevant professional experience in Public health/environmental health/
    civil and construction engineering from an accredited institution.
  • Relevant professional experience in
    Hygiene and Sanitation implementation approaches (CLTS, PHAST and UMOJA)
    preferably in emergency settings.
  • Additional certifications in Sanitation
    and hygiene promotion are added advantages
  • Fluent in English. Working knowledge of
    other UN languages is desired
Personal Competencies:
  • Accountability– 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
  • Client Orientation – Identifies
    the immediate and peripheral clients of own work. Establishes and
    maintains effective working relationships with clients. Identifies and
    monitors changes in the needs of clients, including donors, governments,
    and project beneficiaries. Keeps clients informed of developments and
  • Continuous Learning
    Contributes to colleagues’ learning. Demonstrates interest in improving
    relevant skills. Demonstrates interest in acquiring skills relevant to
    other functional areas. Keeps abreast of developments in own professional
  • Communication – Actively shares
    relevant information. Clearly communicates, and listens to feedback on,
    changing priorities and procedures. Writes clearly and effectively,
    adjusting wording to the intended audience. Listens effectively and
    communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience
  • Creativity and Initiative
    Actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services. Expands
    responsibilities while maintaining existing ones. Persuades others to
    consider new ideas. Proactively develops new ways to resolve problems
  • 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
  • Performance Management-
    Provides constructive feedback to colleagues. Identifies ways for their
    staff to develop their abilities and careers. Provides fair, accurate,
    timely, and constructive staff evaluations. Uses staff evaluations
    appropriately in recruitment and other relevant HR procedures. Holds
    directly reporting managers accountable for providing fair, accurate,
    timely, and constructive staff evaluations
  • 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
  • Professionalism – 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
  • Teamwork – 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
  • Technological Awareness
    Learns about developments in available technology. Proactively identifies
    and advocates for cost-efficient technology solutions. Understands
    applicability and limitation of technology and seeks to apply it to
    appropriate work
  • Resource Mobilization
    Establishes realistic resource requirements to meet IOM needs
  • Emergency and Crisis -Works
    effectively in high-pressure, rapidly changing environments. Coordinates
    actions with emergency response actors and making use of coordination
    structures. Supports adequate levels of information sharing between
    internal units, cluster partners, IOM and other emergency response actors
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
updated resumes with three references electronically to with
the subject of the email indicated as the Reference Number and Position Title
i.e. “SVN 03/04/017 Project Assistant WASH.”
NOTE: Please ensure to
send your attachments as one document in PDF and the title of your attachment
should be your full names.
Deadline: 20th April 2017
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