UN Jobs – National Project Officer (Migration Health) – International Organization for Migration (IOM)

 

Job Title:    National Project Officer
(Migration Health)

Organisation: International
Organization for Migration (IOM)

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

Reference No:
SVN/UG/002/2021

Reports to: National Migration Health Promotion Coordinator

 

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:  Under the overall supervision of the Chief of
Mission, and  the direct supervision of
the National Migration Health Promotion Coordinator and close coordination with
Regional  Migration Health Specialist in
Nairobi, the successful candidate will support with the implementation of the
clinical tasks of the “Strengthening EU Response to Health and Socio-Economic
Impact of COVID-19 in the IGAD Region in Adjumani and Amuru Districts and
enhancing IOM’s engagement on migration health including health emergency
programming at both national and district level in Uganda.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Coordinate
effective implementation and results-based management of the clinical
components of the “Strengthening EU Response to Health and Socio-Economic
Impact of COVID-19 in the IGAD Region in Adjumani and Amuru Districts.”
activities including training activities, development of SoPs, documentation in
close collaboration with the district, partners and other UN agencies.

·       
Liaise
with various partners at National and District level on technical requirements
of the clinical components of the UNOPS/IGAD project.

·       
Participate
in following project activities that are performed in accordance with the
technical requirements of the COVID-19 national pillars including surveillance,
case management to expedite activity implementation, and ensure that IOM
standards and ethical code of conduct is respected.

·       
Participate
in coordination meetings on behalf of IOM at local and national levels
including with the Ministry of Health and WHO on outbreak preparedness and
response for COVID-19 in Uganda in coordination with the Supervisor.

·       
Contribute
to the analysis and technical elaboration of data gathered from the health
facility including assessments from the relevant facility and project sites.

·       
In
coordination with the supervisor, collaborate with the MoH and relevant units
to coordinate the implementation of the psychosocial support in the project
sites.

·       
Liaise
with colleagues, including the Integrated Border Management, Public Information
officer, Program support Unit and provide support to the promotion of IOM
activities in Uganda, including press releases, reporting, website content, and
any other related documentation.

·       
Assists
in developing potential health and migration health projects for the mission.

·       
Provide
technical assistance and capacity strengthening 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 stakeholders’ meeting on migrant health.

·       
Perform
such other duties as may be assigned.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate should have completed a Master’s degree in Public Health or
Epidemiology from accredited academic institutions OR completed University
degree in Medicine, Degree in Medicine – MBChB or equivalent from an accredited
academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience;

·       
Registered
with Ugandan Medical Board;

·       
Specialized
courses on epidemiology and applied evidence-based methods are also an
advantage.

·       
A
minimum of three years of experience working in Public health;

·       
Experience
working in migration health and mobility, emergency and disease outbreak and
related health programmes;

·       
Proven
experience as a trainer and facilitator outbreak preparedness;

·       
Experience
in working with governmental institutions at the National and district level
public and civil society sectors and familiar with the national and subnational
health care systems;

·       
Prior
experience in project management;

·       
Previous
experience under IOM or UN resettlement, repatriation and other similar
programmes within refugee setting will be an asset.

·       
Knowledge
of migration health policies, strategies, and experience in implementing
emergency and disease outbreaks.

·       
Ability
to engage national and district level partners;

·       
Languages:
Fluency in English and working
knowledge of other UN languages is an advantage.

 

 How to Apply:

All interested
applicants may send their applications to [email protected] no later than 22
February 2021. Reference Number and Position Title (SVN/UG/002/2021 – National
Project Officer) 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: 22nd February 2021

 

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