2 UN Transit Centre Assistant Job Opportunities – International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Organization: International
Organization for Migration (IOM)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Operations
About US:
Established in 1951,
International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the leading
inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely
with governmental, intergovernmental 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 Transit Centre Assistant is responsible for performing
resettlement operations in compliance with IOM established procedures to ensure
orderly and timely movements of refugees and migrants.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Undertake the activities of the Transit
    Centre in providing accommodation, food, transportation, advice and any
    other required assistance to the refugees,
  • Understand and implement the IOM Transit
    Centre Standard Operating Procedures in day to day work
  • Prepare for beneficiary arrivals to the
    transit centre by reviewing Advanced Booking Notifications (ABN) and
    correspondence from Operations and medical,
  • Assist with transport arrangements for
    cases travelling from the camps for interviews, medicals or departure.
    Welcome and orient beneficiary arrivals to the Transit Centre, prepare and
    complete accommodation forms and identify special needs of the
  • Work in close coordination with Movement
    and Medical Department assist in the transportation of refugees to
    interview, medical screening sites and to the airport. Escort refugees to
    specific appointments when necessary,
  • Update the transit centre database to
    reflect refugee arrivals, needs, activities and departures and produce
    narrative and statistical shift reports and any other requested reports
    related to the activities of Transit Centre,
  • Co-ordinate activities with the Transit
    Centre Manager and report any incidents, problems or medical conditions of
    the refugees immediately at any time of the day or night,
  • Coordinate visiting missions to the
    transit centre; ensuring rooms/IT equipment/programming needs are met,
    schedule and contact beneficiaries as applicable
  • Organize assistance to the
    representatives of different immigration organizations performing
    interviews at Transit Centre,
  • Occupy and run the transit centre
    control centre; responding to emails from other IOM units and partners,
    managing daily work flow, managing transportation/drivers and serving as
    the focal point in case of emergencies or incidents.
  • Undertake airport duty (such as check-in
    and arrival assistance) for all IOM cases departing or arriving as per
    laid down regulations.
  • Ensure relevant airport services are
    made available for cases with the special needs including medical cases
    and unaccompanied minors,
  • Liaise with the pre-departure nurse on
    PDMS and fit to travel medical checks for all departing beneficiaries
  • Send weekly and monthly reports on the
    transit centre activities; long stayers report, monthly accommodation
    report, incident report
  • Assume the following responsibilities
    when working overnight at the transit Centre
  • Ensure that utilities are functioning
    (water, electricity, security) and report any lapse in service to the
    transit centre manager
  • Respond to emergencies
  • Mediate conflicts between residents
  • Assume overall responsibility of the
    Transit Centre, residents and subcontractors
  • Creation and dissemination of the night
  • Perform any other duties as may be

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The International Organization for
    Migration (IOM) Transit Centre Assistant job opportunity should hold a
    High School Degree/ Certificate with 4 years of relevant experience or
    Bachelor’s degree with two years of relevant experience in social sciences
    or related field
  • At least four years of work experience
    in camp/accommodation coordination, logistics and transport.
  • At least two years’ work experience
    assisting refugees.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and
    problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work efficiently under
  • Willing to accept flexible work
  • Required IOM functional competencies:
    effective communicator, successful negotiator, creative and analytical
    thinker, active learner, team player, and cross cultural facilitator.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Thorough knowledge of English and
    Swahili, Kinyabwisha and  Kinyarwanda is an added advantage
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their updated resumes with
three references electronically to hruganda@iom.int. The subject of your
email should be the Reference Number and Position Title i.e. “SVN: 06/06/018
Transit Centre Assistant.” Please ensure that send your attachments as ONE
DOCUMENT in PDF. The title of your attachment should be your full name.
NB: Since
the system is automated, if you do not follow the above mentioned instruction
your application may be missed by the system.
Deadline: 15th July 2018 by 12:00pm
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