UN Jobs – Project Assistant (Coordination and Policy) – International Organization for Migration (IOM)

 

Job Title:    Project Assistant
(Coordination and Policy)

Organisation: International
Organization for Migration (IOM)

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

Reference No: SVN/UG/003/2021

Reports to: IOM National Programme Officer/MPA 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:  The Project Assistant (Coordination and
Policy) will work under the direct supervision of the IOM National Programme
Officer/MPA coordinator and in close cooperation with the Policy and Liaison
officer.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Assist
the NPO in supporting the National Coordination Committee on Migration (NCM) in
the implementation of its yearly plan of action and liaise between the NCM
secretariat, Government, local and international NGOs and other key
stakeholders as required;

·       
Provide
support to the NCM Secretariat in organizing and coordinating meetings,
trainings including drafting meeting agendas, sending out invitations, drafting
summaries of coordination meetings, circulation of relevant materials and
publications among partner agencies;

·       
Assist
the Programme Coordinator with clerical and operational support while assisting
the Government in the implementation of the Global Compact on Migration (GCM)
agenda in Uganda in coordination with the UN Network on Migration

·       
Provide
support to the Global Compact on Migration initiatives and activities in the
mission through the establishment of the UN Network on Migration in Uganda in
order to support the government meet its GCM commitments.

·       
Assist
in preparing trainings for staff to understand UN reforms

·       
Assist
in mapping government regulations and policies related to Migration

·       
Contribute
to overall IOM public information and communication activities by assisting in
preparing regular updates on activities.

·       
Participate
in relevant meetings as assigned

·       
Perform
any other duties as may be assigned from to time.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Project
Assistant (Coordination and Policy) should either have completed a Bachelor’s
degree from an accredited academic institution in Political or Social Sciences,
Business Administration, International Relations, with at least two years of
relevant working experience OR completed High school diploma from an accredited
academic institution, with four years of relevant professional experience.

·       
Previous
experience in implementing migration management project and capacity-building
activities;

·       
Experience
liaising with government agencies as well as with various national and
international NGOs;

·       
Sound
and proven understanding of migration issues in Uganda and in East Africa.

·       
Experience
working with United Nations Agency, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs),
Government agencies or in the private sector;

·       
Proficient
in computer software: Microsoft Office (Outlook, Words, Excel, power point and
Internet Explorer).

·       
Strong
interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and
coaching

·       
Ability
to work well in an international environment with people from diverse
backgrounds and cultures

·       
High
level of computer literacy

·       
Self-starter
who can work independently under pressure.

·       
Excellent
problem -solving skills and eye for detail

·       
Excellent
organization skills;

·       
Assessment
and secondary data research analysis skills.

·       
Analytical
and creative thinking.

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

 

Competencies

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 results.

·       
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.

 

How to Apply:

All interested applicants
may send their applications to hruganda@iom.int Reference Number and Position
Title (SVN/UG/003/2021 – Project Assistant (Coordination and Policy) should be
specified in the SUBJECT field.

 

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

 

Deadline: Tuesday, 6th April, 2021

 

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