Project Assistant (Health Promotion) Jobs – International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Organization: International
Organization for Migration (IOM)
Duty Station: Uganda
Job Grade: G-5
Reports to: National
Migration Health Coordinator
Ref: SVN: 01/08/016
About US:
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. 

Job Summary: The Project
Assistant (Health Promotion) will be responsible for providing administrative
support to the day-to-day functioning of the migration health promotion
Key Duties and
Support the Migration Health Program Coordinator
and the team in the overall implementation of the day-to-day activities of the
migration health promotion program.
Offer administrative and programmatic support to
the Implementing Partners to enable them to effectively and efficiently
implement migration health program interventions.
Offer support in the implementation of
activities within the JUPSA in Uganda, and additional projects in close
collaboration with partner agencies and cluster leads.
Offer support in verifying that the program
work-plans are followed and set goals are met within the time-frame and
budgets, in coordination with the Supervisor.
Actively participate in coordination meetings on
behalf of IOM at local and national levels, in coordination with the
Report regularly to the Migration Health Program
Coordinator on any issues relating to the smooth implementation of the program.
This includes drafting of program summaries and reports as may be required.
Establish and maintain accurate and complete
records of all programmatic reports, equipment and supplies received, stored
and distributed to implementing partners and service points.
Works closely with colleagues, including the
PHAMESA Public Information officer, and provide support to the promotion of
JUPSA activities in Uganda, including press releases ,quarterly reporting,
website content, and drafting research reports;
Undertake duty travels, as necessary.
Perform any other duty within the incumbent’s
capabilities as assigned by the Supervisors.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the International
Organization for Migration IOM Project Assistant (Health Promotion) job
placement should hold a High School Degree/ Certificate with five years of
relevant experience OR Bachelor’s degree in Public Health with three years of
relevant experience.
At least five years (three years for applicants
with Bachelor’s Degree) experience working with public and civil society
sectors (national, regional and international organisations) and familiar with
the national and subnational health care systems.
Previous experience in migration health,
reproductive health and HIV programming with implementing partners.
Broad knowledge of migration health policies,
strategies and experience in implementing MARPs interventions in the Karamoja
Ability to engage national and district level
Prior experience in project proposal writing and
grants management. 
Languages: English (fluent). Working
knowledge of other UN language is an added advantage
Personal Competencies:
Behavioral Competencies:
Accountability-Follows all
relevant procedures, processes, and policies; Meets deadline, cost, and quality
requirements for outputs; Monitors own work to correct errors
Client Orientation – works
effectively well with client and stakeholders; Effectively interfaces with
government officials of appropriate level on matters related to substantive
migration issues and the work of IOM
Continuous Learning
promotes continuous learning for self and others; Demonstrates interest in
improving relevant skills; Demonstrates interest in acquiring skills relevant
to other functional areas
Communication – listens and
communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience; Writes clearly and
effectively, adjusting wording to the intended audience
Creativity and Initiative
actively seeks new ways of improving programs or services; Actively seeks new
ways of improving programs or services ; Proactively develops new ways to
resolve problems
Leadership and Negotiation
develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;
Convinces others to share resources
Planning and Organizing
plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
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
Professionalism –  displays mastery of subject matter;
Effectively applies knowledge of migration issues within organizational
context; Persistent, calm, and polite in the face of challenges and stress
Teamwork – contributes to a
collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives,
concerns and promotes equal gender participation; Contributes to, and follows
team objectives; Seeks input and feedback from others
Technological Awareness
displays awareness of relevant technological solutions; Proactively identifies
and advocates for cost-efficient technology solutions
Technical Competencies:
Develops and drives the implementation of
strategic Human Resources initiatives impacting IOM at all levels;
Anticipates and understands internal and
external issues and opportunities that may impact the human resources landscape
of IOM.
Adapts best Human Resources practices to the
requirements of IOM to facilitate the achievement of strategic objectives.
How to Apply:
All those interested in working with the International Organisation for
Migration (IOM) should send their resumes and three professional references
attached as one PDF document electronically via E-mail to:
Please clearly include the REFERENCE NUMBER and POSITION TITLE in the subject
line of the email.
Deadline: 8th September

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