United Nations IOM Jobs – Operations /Security Focal point at International Organization for Migration

Organisation: International
Organization for Migration (IOM) 
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Job Ref: VN 14/07/013
Reports to: Chief of Mission

Job Summary:  The Operations Officer will be responsible
and accountable for carrying out duties related to the operational activities
of the IOM Mission in Kampala..

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • The Assistant will be responsible for
    logistical arrangements for refugees travel including obtaining relevant
    clearances from Office of the Prime Minister, Uganda Police and United
    Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
  • Give technical support to the refugees during
    their travel to/from refugee settlements; assist with accommodation and
    ensure timely logistical arrangements of buses with approved
    transportation companies during the overall refugee resettlement
    processing such as interview selection, medical screening, cultural
    orientation and departures of refugees.
  • Coordinate the Cultural Orientation
    programme and liaise with partner agencies on programme specific
    requirements. Coordinate with the trainers in scheduling of classes,
    trainings and time keeping.
  • Review operational procedures and
    streamline/clarify as necessary in coordination with the Senior Operations
  • Plan and implement internal transportation
    strategies related to the orderly movement of the Mission’s refugee and
    migrant caseload.
  • Ensure the physical safety and security of
    refugees including but not limited to: logistical arrangements, transportation,
    accommodation, etc.
  • Give regular updates on operational
    activities in the field as needed. Perform any other duties as required.
B. Security Focal Point:
  • Give a hand in monitoring the
    implementation and observance of mission specified agreed security
    measures as well as UN Minimum Operating Security Standards and bring any
    issue to the attention of the supervisor;
  • Follow on any security related incidents,
    including the drafting of incident reports, as well as making constructive
    inputs to continuing improve security standards in IOM operations,
  • Attend UNDSS meetings, taking appropriate
    notes for briefing the supervisor.
  • Liaise with UNDSS on any issues relating
    to the security and staff in relation to IOM Operations or related premises
    and assets.
  • Ensure dissemination of security related
    information to IOM staff members.
  • Maintain an updated list of staff members
    with all relevant information.
  • Perform any other duties as required

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant should have completed a high
    school diploma from an accredited academic institution, with experience in
    organizing ground/air movement particularly in remote locations and
    knowledge of refugee migration related issues, liaising government
  • A minimum of four years of progressively
    responsible experience with a national or international organization in a
    similar position
How to Apply:
All those interested in working with the United Nations’ International
Organisation for Migration (IOM) should send a cover letter and CV with detailed
relevant work experience to IOM HR department hruganda@iom.int
 clearly indicating the job reference
Deadline: 19th July,
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