Project Manager (Social Cohesion and Stability in Slum Communities of Kampala) Career Opportunity – International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Organization: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Chief of Mission (CoM)
Reference Code: VN2016/41(P)-INT
About US:
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.
Job Summary: The Project Manager (Social Cohesion and Stability
in Slum Communities of Kampala) will be accountable and responsible for the
planning, coordination, implementation and monitoring of the project “Social
Cohesion and Stability in Slum Communities of Kampala”.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Oversee the overall implementation of the
    “Social Cohesion and Stability in Slum Communities of Kampala” project and
    be responsible for its financial, administrative, and technical
    implementation, in compliance with IOM policies and standards, as well as
    donor requirements.
  • Develop and update work plans, implementation
    strategies, and expenditure plans to ensure timely implementation and
    achievements of project activities and results.
  • The incumbent will also ensure that programme
    design and implementation is guided by a ‘do no harm’-approach.
  • Oversee the recruitment of staff and
    consultants in close coordination with the Resource Management Unit and
    supervise the work of all staff and consultants assigned to the project.
  • Prepare donor and other reports and ensure
    timely submission, in line with donor requirements and IOM procedures and
    standards. Prepare regular briefings, summaries, press releases and other relevant
    information materials, as required.
  • Develop and oversee the implementation of a
    project monitoring and evaluation plan to help guide timely and efficient
    implementation and budget utilization; undertake regular monitoring
    activities through field visits and meetings with project beneficiaries
    and key stakeholders; identify and carry out corrective measures in close
    coordination with the COM and the donor, as necessary.
  • Establish and maintain strong and regular
    contact with governmental and programme partners, aiming at coordinating
    and promoting new activities and facilitating the implementation of
    ongoing activities, assess capacities of government and other partners and
    plan and implement capacity-building measures, as required.
  • Work closely with the Resource Management
    Unit, undertake procurement processes and source implementing partner
    organizations in compliance with IOM and/or donor procurement guidelines
    and templates; monitor the expenditures of implementing partners against
    planned activities and deliverables, review their financial and narrative
    progress reporting and ensure that IOM and donor financial and
    administrative requirements are met at all times.
  • Develop and implement a visibility strategy,
    in line with donor requirements.
  • Work in liaison with relevant RTS and HQ
    division, spearhead resource mobilization efforts for projects related to
    social cohesion, violent extremism, community stabilization and
    livelihoods, particularly in an urban context. This will include donor
    liaison, project development and positioning IOM with government and in
    development partner’s technical working groups. In addition, the incumbent
    will promote joint resource mobilization efforts for social cohesion and
    countering violent extremism in the framework of the United Nations
    Development Assistance Framework.
  • Liaise with and act as focal point for the
    European Union delegation to Uganda in order to ensure efficient project
    implementation and facilitate information exchange and project
  • Represent IOM at relevant seminars and
    meetings, as well as other events aimed at promoting IOM’s image and
  • Significantly contribute to IOM’s learning
    agenda on countering violent extremism, by contributing to regional and global
    strategies and programmes.
  • Undertake duty travel as required.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the International
    Organization for Migration (IOM) Project Manager career opportunity should
    hold a Master’s degree in Political or Social Science, Business
    Administration, International Relations, Law or a related field from an
    accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional
    experience; or University degree in the above fields with seven years of
    relevant professional experience.
  • Significant experience in project
    implementation and project management in the areas of community
    stabilization, peacebuilding and/or countering violent extremism
    preferably in an urban context;
  • Previous exposure and experience in project
    development and resource mobilization in challenging donor environments;
  • Broad working knowledge of livelihood
    strategies in urban contexts and in the informal economy;
  • Excellent track record of effective working
    relationships with government officials and civil society organizations;
  • Previous experience implementing EU-funded
    projects is a distinct advantage;
  • Experience working in East Africa and/or Horn
    of Africa an advantage.
  • Languages: Fluency in English is required.
Personal Competencies:
Behavioural Competencies:
  • Takes responsibility and manages constructive
  • Works effectively with all clients and
  • Promotes continuous learning; communicates
  • Takes initiative and drives high levels of
    performance management;
  • Plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals
    within area of responsibility;
  • Displays mastery of subject matter;
  • Contributes to a collegial team environment;
  • Incorporates gender-related needs,
    perspectives, and concerns, and promotes equal gender participation;
  • Displays awareness of relevant technological
  • Works with internal and external stakeholders
    to meet resource needs of IOM.
Technical Competencies:
  • Effectively interfaces with government
    officials of appropriate level on matters related to substantive migration
    issues and the work of IOM;
  • Effectively applies knowledge of migration
    issues within organizational context;
  • Correctly frames migration issues within
    their regional, global, and political context.
How to Apply:
suitably qualified and interested candidates are invited to submit their
applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, online by clicking this link,
Please review full application instructions before proceeding to the application process. If contented,
Click the Register / Logon to IOM E-Recruitment link on the page and create or
update your IOM online profile. Please submit a cover letter of not more than
one page specifying the motivation for
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
You can track the progress of your application in your personal application
page in the IOM e-recruitment system
Deadline: 25th February 2016
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