UN Jobs – Programme Manager (Labour Mobility and Human Development (LHD) – International Organization for Migration (IOM)

 

Job Title:    Programme Manager (Labour
Mobility and Human Development (LHD)

Organisation: International
Organization for Migration (IOM)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda 

Reports to: IOM Uganda Programme Coordinator

Reference No: VN/UG/007/2020

 

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.

 

Job Summary:  Under the direct supervision of the Chief of
Mission (CoM) for Uganda, and in close coordination with the Programme
Coordinator in Uganda and the Regional Office (RO) Nairobi Senior Regional
Thematic Specialists and relevant units at Headquarters, the Programme Manager
(Labour Mobility and Human Development (LHD)) at IOM Uganda will be responsible
for the overall management of labour migration and human development
programming in Uganda, including planning, managing, budgeting, timely
implementation, and monitoring and evaluation.

 

Key Duties and
Responsibilities:

·        
Develop,
prepare, implement, and provide oversight of programmes and projects in the
field of labour migration and human development, ensuring that they are:

o   Consistent with IOM’s policies, thematic
guidance notes and any relevant national policies and/or regional strategies;

o   Coherent, relevant, and feasible, and take
into account good practices in the area of labour migration and migrant
protection;

o   Developed and implemented according to IOM’s
project development procedures as established by the IOM Project Handbook and
related Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs);

o   Effectively coordinated with implementing
partners and other relevant stakeholders; and

o   Regularly monitored by developing monitoring
tools as necessary to ensure effective implementation of activities.

·        
Ensure
an efficient management and implementation of the LHD Programme portfolio. This
entails identifying the sectors/ ministries within Uganda that needs the most
assistance in terms of institutional capacity building. Conduct regular
institutional assessments in order to inform IOM’s level of intervention and
duration of such intervention and ensure appropriate visibility.

·        
Coordinate
the management and implementation of the new funded Global Fund to End Modern
Slavery (GFEMS) project including but not limited to: human resource
management, budgetary backstopping and oversight of project expenditures,
procurement planning and oversight, grants and contract management, compliance,
asset management, technical oversight, operational oversight, and oversight of
monitoring, evaluation, and reporting.

·        
Facilitate
in close coordination with the IRIS Secretariat all the capacity building
activities planned under the GFEMS project.

·        
Ensure
timely and quality preparation and submissions of project reports according to
IOM and donor formats as required. Prepare regular updates, programme
summaries, press releases and other relevant information materials and
statistics, according to the specific project needs.

·        
Monitor
and be responsible for the administration of multiple budgets and financial
status of projects and propose corrective measures in coordination with the
mission’s Senior Resource Management Officer (SRMO) and CoM, as well as
relevant units at the RO in Nairobi; and ensure timely and accurate donor
reporting in coordination with the SRMO.

·        
Effectively
engage with the Uganda Government both at the national and local levels, in particular
with the Ministry of Labour and other key ministries; and provide policy advice
and technical assistance to relevant Government departments in line with
national policies and/ or regional strategies; Coordinate training for Ugandan
Government officials on labour migration issues.

·        
Contribute
to the development an effective labour migration strategy/policy for IOM Uganda
to provide assistance to the Government of Uganda in strengthening and
exploring bilateral labour agreements with the Gulf Countries as well as some
western countries.

·        
Provide
guidance and build synergies and look into complementarities with other LHD
projects such as the new 2020 IOM Development Fund (IDF) projects (regional and
country specific).

·        
Integrate
employment, development and skills policies that maximize the employment impact
of economic growth, investment and development, which are gender sensitive and
inclusive.

·        
Establish
and maintain strong partnerships with relevant units within IOM Uganda,
government entities, donors, civil society and institutions, UN agencies and
other stakeholders.

·        
Facilitate
the development and submission of new project proposals and fundraising
opportunities relevant to Uganda by leading technical and project development
initiatives in line with the LHD and IOM Uganda’s strategic objectives.

·        
Actively
contribute to programme analysis and presentations by providing inputs on
activities, achievements, and problems encountered and pertinent developments;
and regularly share national and cross-border trends and developments with the
regional thematic specialists at within RO Nairobi and other relevant
colleagues as appropriate.

·        
Facilitate
close collaboration with IOM’s other service areas in the country, including
Migration Health, Migrant Protection, and Immigration and Border Management in
order to integrate and mainstream labour migration and human development into
project proposals, tools and strategies where relevant and possible.

·        
Represent
IOM in various forums and thematic groups relating to migration and labour
development at national level and other relevant fora as required.

·        
Supervise
and mentor project staff, conduct performance appraisal of the staff using the
IOM Staff Evaluation System (SES) and actively identify and promote training
needs of the staff.

·        
Undertake
regular duty travels related to programme and project management as required.

·        
Perform
such other duties as may be assigned.

 

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        
The
applicant must hold a Master’s degree in International Development, Social or
Political Science or a related field from an accredited academic institution
with five years of relevant professional experience; or a University degree in
the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience.

·        
Experience
in the field of international development or humanitarian response, including
at least 2 years of field experience;

·        
Experience
with project management and implementation, especially, multi-year and
multi-sectoral projects;

·        
Experience
working with government officials, donor agencies, civil society organization,
non-governmental organizations and institutions;

·        
Experience
in creating information materials, as well as experience in making
presentations and delivering training;

·        
Experience
working with Uganda Government officials an advantage.

·        
Knowledge
and/or experience in labour migration and human development, as well as working
with diaspora experts;

·        
Knowledge
of the region an advantage.

·        
Languages: fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of
French is an advantage. Proficiency of language(s) required will be
specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written
and/or oral assessments.

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are invited to submit their applications
via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, at the link below.

 

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Here

 

Deadline: 12th November 2020

 

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