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 Job Title:   National Programme
Officer (Migrants Protection and Assistance)

Organisation: International
Organization for Migration (IOM)

Duty Station: Kampala,

Reports to: IOM
Uganda Programme Coordinator

Reference No:


About US:

Established in 1951,
International Organization for Migration (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. IOM is
committed to a diverse and inclusive environment.


About BMM Programme:

The BMM Programme is
aimed at contributing to the improvement of migration management by addressing
trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants, capacity development on
immigration and border management (IBM) and migration policy development,
through whole of government migration governance.


Uganda is one of the
countries benefiting from the Better Migration Management (BMM) Project, a
regional, multi-year, multi-partner project funded by the EU Trust Fund for
Africa, and managed by the Deutsche GesellschaftfürInternationaleZusammenarbeit
(GIZ). IOM is one the main implementing partners for the project along with
UNODC, Expertise France, Italian State Police, CIVIPOL and the British Council.


Job Summary: Under
the direct supervision of the IOM Uganda Programme Coordinator and overall
guidance of the Chief of Mission, the successful candidate will support the
Migrants Protection and Assistance (MPA) unit and particularly the
implementation, monitoring and reporting of the IOM components of the ‘Better
Migration Management (BMM) Programme in Uganda. The successful candidate will
support the Program Coordinator to spearhead programme planning, implementation
of programme activities, monitoring of progress, implementation of such other
initiatives aimed at facilitating effective programme implementation, data
& knowledge management, government liaison, donor liaison/reporting, and


Key Duties and

·       Assist in the coordination and monitoring of
the effective implementation of the BMM Programme activities in Uganda,
including all operational, financial and administrative aspects in coordination
with the Programme Coordinator.

·       Supervise programme staff recruited within
the MPA unit to support and/or undertake specific activities and helping to
build relevant internal capacities;

·       Identify and follow up with national and
international consultants related to the programme, including organizing travel
plans and schedules, drafting ToRs for trainings or assessments, following up
on deliverables expected from the experts/consultants;

·       Provide input to and draft programme progress
and final reports, ensure proper information exchange on all operational
aspects of the programme between IOM, donors and other project counterparts;

·       Provide technical support and coordination
for the development of information materials and ensure communication and
visibility for; IOM, the programme and donors;

·       Participate in the development of reporting
and monitoring tools to keep track of programme activities and ensure that all
relevant documentation is produced and made available upon request;

·       Identify new programme/project possibilities
consistent with expressed Government needs and other relevant partners, IOM’s
mandate and strategy in Uganda; participate in the drafting the pertaining
concept notes and proposals;

·       Establish and maintain relationships with
national and international, governmental and non-governmental partners and
counterparts relevant for the implementation of the programme activities and
the mission’s activities as a whole.

·       Participate in relevant meetings, functions
with counterparts, as well as other events aimed at promoting IOM’s image and
activities as requested and delegated;

·       Undertake duty travel to monitor progress of
activities, as required;

·       Perform such other duties as may be assigned.


Qualifications, Skills and

·       The ideal candidate for the United Nations
IOM National Programme Officer (Migrants Protection and Assistance) job must
hold a Master’s degree in migration studies, international relations, political
science, law or a related field from an accredited academic institution; or

·       University degree in the above fields from an
accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional

·       Previous exposure and experience in the area
of migration management, with a strong background on migrant protection, counter
human trafficking, return and reintegration, direct assistance to vulnerable
migrants including victims of trafficking; immigration and border management
and, migration policy.

·       Demonstrated experience in project management
and implementation, including resource/financial management;

·       Experience in project development, data
analysis, knowledge management, monitoring and evaluation;

·       Proven track record of establishing and
maintaining good working relationships with governmental and diplomatic
authorities, UN agencies, and civil society.

·       Proven experience mobilizing funds from
various donors.

·       Languages; Fluency in English and working knowledge of other UN languages is an



·       Values

·       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;

·       Accountability- Takes ownership for achieving
the organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and
delighted work.

·       Communication – Encourages and contributes to
clear and open communication. Explains complex matters in an informative,
inspiring and motivational way.

·       Teamwork – Develops and promotes effective
collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize

·       Delivering results – produces and delivers
quality services 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.

Managerial Competencies

·       Leadership: provides a clear sense of
direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the
organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.

·       Empowering others & building trust:
creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can
contribute their best and develop their potential.

·       Strategic thinking and vision: works
strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear
strategic direction.


How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested applicants may send their applications to Reference Number and Position Title (VN/UG/007/2020 –
National Programme Officer (Migrants Protection and Assistance) should be
specified in the SUBJECT field.


Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. Only
shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview.


Deadline: 29th September 2020


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