United Nations UN Jobs – Senior Project Assistant (Ethical Recruitment, Employment and Skills) – International Organization for Migration (IOM)



Job Title:    Senior Project Assistant
(Ethical Recruitment, Employment and Skills)

Organisation: International
Organization for Migration (IOM)

Duty Station:  Kampala,

Reference No:  SVN/UG/010/2020


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, inter-governmental 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.


Job Summary:  Recruitment
is a vital first step in the facilitation of labour migration. When labour
recruiters operate ethically, their services benefit migrants and their
communities, employers in need of foreign workers, and governments in both
countries of origin and destination. Understanding this dynamic, IOM initiated
IRIS in 2014. IRIS is designed to promote ethical recruitment and transform the
prevailing business model in the industry, which rests on the exploitation of
migrant workers.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Under the overall supervision of the Chief of
Mission and the direct supervision of the LHD Programme Manager, the successful
candidate will be responsible of the following activities:

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

In the
context of the ongoing project “Promoting Ethical Recruitment in the  Hotel and Tourism Industry: Scaling
Engagement and Enhancing  Impact”,
support the LHD PM in the communication and follow-up with the IRIS Secretariat
Team at IOM HQ and the LHD unit in IOM Country Office (CO).

the LHD PM in sharing information between the IRIS Secretariat at IOM HQ, the
LHD Unit and IRIS stakeholders in the country and, as appropriate, other

specialized assistance to the LHD PM in the implementation of project
activities related to the project “Promoting Ethical Recruitment in the
Hospitality and Tourism Industry” including stakeholder engagement, advocacy
for ethical recruitment, and event planning.

the timely drafting and submissions of the projects reports in close
coordination with the LHD PM, the M&E and finance teams.

the engagement with employers and employer associations, civil society actors;
government counterparts; through outreach meetings, consultations.

the logistic organisation of IRIS training workshops, as per IRIS engagement
and assist the LHD PM’s roll-out strategy.

up-to-date records of all IRIS engagement with local stakeholders, including
recruitment agencies and associations, employers, CSOs and Trade Unions as well
as government counterparts.

the LHD PM’s initiative and activities under skills and youth employment.

effective professional relationships with stakeholders (government, civil
society, and private sector) and IOM.

to the LHD Unit fundraising efforts, related to ethical recruitment, youth
employment and skills development to secure sustainability of projects and
initiatives under this area.

closely with the RMU for any issues related to finance and procurement relevant
to the project.

communicate with the LHP PM and internal units to ensure proper coordination
and timely follow-up on all activities and requests.

and guide junior colleagues and interns.

duty travel as requested.

such other duties, as may be assigned.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Senior
Project Assistant (Ethical Recruitment, Employment and Skills) job must hold a
Bachelor’s degree in Social/Political Sciences, International Relations,
Business administration or a related field from an accredited academic
institution with four (4) years of relevant professional experience. Or
Completed High school Diploma from an academic accredited institution with six
(6) years of relevant professional experience.

in coordination and liaising with governmental authorities and local
communities, as well as national institutions essential;

in liaison with UN and non-UN humanitarian actors;

in working in a challenging environment, project management, logistics and
administrative and financial management an advantage;

in one of the organizations of the UN Common System and field experience are a
distinct advantage;

LHD Sector knowledge and/or field experience in the areas of humanitarian
action or the development field is an asset;

handling of sensitivities, socio-cultural, political issues and high sense of
tact and diplomacy skills;

Fluency in English is required.
Working knowledge of other languages in Uganda is an advantage.




and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural
differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.

and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner
consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.

demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and
exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies: The
successful candidate is expected to demonstrate the following behavioral

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

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

– Develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to
achieve shared goals and optimize results.

results – produces and delivers quality services in a service-oriented and
timely manner. Is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.

and sharing knowledge- Continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and


How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested applicants may send their applications to
[email protected] Reference Number and Position Title (SVN/UG/010/2020 – Senior
Project Assistant (Ethical Recruitment, Employment and Skills)) should be
specified in the SUBJECT field.


NB: Applications
from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. Only short-listed
candidates will be invited for an interview.


Deadline: 8th January 2020


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