National Migration Health Promotion Coordinator Career Placement – International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Kampala, Uganda
The International Organization for
Migration (IOM), established in 1951, is the leading international
intergovernmental organization dealing with migration.  IOM works to help ensure the orderly and
humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on
migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration
problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including
refugees and internally displaced people. Since 1988, IOM Uganda mission
performs all of its interventions with the specific mandate to work globally
with migration related issues. We are committed to the principle that humane
and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. IOM Uganda works with the
government of Uganda, NGOs and UN agencies and receives support from donor
governments and UN funds.
Job Summary:  The National Migration Health Promotion Coordinator
will be accountable and responsible for the implementation and coordination of
the PHAMESA and JUPSA programmes; to mobilize necessary resources to expand the
migration and health promotion agenda in Uganda and enhance IOM’s engagement on
fishing community with Regional Economic Communities in Africa.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
In charge of ensuring the effective implementation
and results-based management of all health promotion programmes, including all
operational, financial and administrative aspects in coordination with the
Resource Management Unit and in line with IOM’s policies, practices and global
standards on migration health, donor requirements and scientific standards.
Supervise IOM staff and consultants working on
health promotion programming and assure that IOM standards and ethical code of
conduct is respected. Oversee recruitment processes.
Work closely with senior staff in headquarters and
regional offices, participate in alignment of Uganda’s migration health
promotion strategies with global migration health goals, regional trends and
existing policy frameworks set by relevant African health authorities including
the East African Community (EAC).
Oversee IOM’s engagement on fishing communities with
a particular focus on addressing gender inequalities and in the framework of
regional and national priorities and commitments.
Actively collaborate with Makerere University on the
design, and implementation of a post-graduate course on migration and health.
In charge of establishing and maintaining strong and
regular liaison with various stakeholders (government authorities, national and
international organizations, NGOs, and UN agencies) with the aim of
coordinating current initiatives and ensuring that future areas of interventions
are aligned to national, regional and global priorities.
Identify potential donors, assess donor priorities
in the health sector, and identify potential funding opportunities. Work
closely with the CoM and the Project Development Unit in seeking funding
opportunities and support donor liaison. Develop concept notes and project
documents to share with donors.
Offer technical support and capacity building 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 building and
awareness training/seminars on migrant health.
Draft issues papers, policy briefs and country
briefs on migration and health. Coordinate and promote IOM Uganda’s research on
migration health with a particular focus on “space of vulnerabilities” such as
urban areas, transport corridors, fishing communities and specific vulnerable
groups such as adolescent women in migrants’ affected-areas
Represent IOM in national and regional meetings on
health and prepare relevant contributions such as abstracts, and presentations.
Perform such other duties as may be required.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the International
Organization for Migration IOM National Migration Health Promotion Coordinator
should hold a Master’s degree in health from an accredited academic
Specialized courses on gender and/or reproductive
health a distinct advantage.
Specialized courses on epidemiology and applied
evidence-based methods also an advantage.
At least two years of relevant professional
experience in project implementation of public health projects, including
financial management and results-based management.
Two years’ experience developing projects and
mobilizing resources.
Past programmatic and/or academic experience on
migration and health a distinct advantage.
Programmatic and/or academic experience on gender
and women empowerment a distinct advantage.
Demonstrated experience supervising staff from
diverse national, cultural and academic backgrounds.
Ability to liaise effectively with a wide array of
stakeholders including government officials, NGOs and UN agencies.
Self-confidence and ability to speak in public, including
to scientific audiences.
Top-notch English writing skills and an appreciation
for the economy of words.
Proven ability to take initiative and work
independently while also working with and learning from others.
Commitment to quality and high attention to detail.
Experience working in Uganda and/or East Africa.
Languages: Fluency in
English. Working knowledge of Ugandan local languages and/or Swahili an
Personal Competencies:
Accepts and gives constructive criticism
Follows all relevant procedures, processes, and
Meets deadline, cost, and quality requirements for
Monitors own work to correct errors
Takes responsibility for meeting commitments and for
any shortcomings
and Negotiation
Convinces others to share resources
Actively identifies opportunities for and promotes
organizational change
Presents goals as shared interests
Articulates vision to motivate colleagues and
follows through with commitments
and Organizing
Sets clear and achievable goals consistent with
agreed priorities for self and others
Identifies priority activities and assignments for
self and others
Organizes and documents work to allow for planned
and unplanned handovers
Identifies risks and makes contingency plans
Adjusts priorities and plans to achieve goals
Allocates appropriate times and resources for own
work and that of team members
Effectively applies knowledge of health issues in
execution of responsibilities at appropriate level
Maintains confidentiality and discretion in
appropriate areas of work
Masters subject matter related to responsibilities
Identifies issues, opportunities, and risks central
to responsibilities
Incorporates gender-related needs, perspectives, and
concerns, and promotes equal gender participation
Persistent, calm, and polite in the face of
challenges and stress
Treats all colleagues with respect and dignity
Works effectively with people from different
cultures by adapting to relevant cultural contexts
Knowledgeable about and promotes IOM core mandate
and migration solutions
Actively contributes to an effective, collegial, and
agreeable team environment
Contributes to, and follows team objectives
Gives credit where credit is due
Seeks input and feedback from others
Delegates tasks and responsibilities as appropriate
Actively supports and implements final group
Takes joint responsibility for team’s work
Establishes realistic resource requirements to meet
IOM needs
Effectively applies knowledge of health issues in
execution of responsibilities at appropriate level
Maintain confidentiality and discretion in
appropriate areas of work
Effectively applies knowledge on migration issues
within organizational context
Correctly frames migration issues within their
regional, global and political context
to Apply:
All those interested in working with the
International Organisation for Migration (IOM) should send their resumes,
evidence of previous works and three professional references attached as one
PDF document electronically via E-mail to: Please clearly
include the POSITION TITLE in the subject line of the email.
23rd July 2015

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