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2 Fresher UN Project Assistant Jobs - International Organization for Migration (IOM)


Job Title:        Project Assistant (2 Fresher UN Jobs)

Organisation: International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

CFA No: CFA/UG/007/2020


About US:

Established in 1951, International Organization for Migration (IOM) is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, 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. IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment.


Job Summary:  Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission in IOM Uganda, the direct supervision and guidance of the National Migration Health Promotion Coordinator (Health Promotion Unit) and in close coordination with the Programme Coordinator, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing field based programme and administrative support to the day-to-day operations of the project and migration health promotion and Emergency health programs. The successful candidate will be performing the following duties below:


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Provide support to the Health Promotion Unit by:

  • In collaboration with the Migration Health Programme Coordinator, support the implementation of the day to day activities of the Emergency health projects and migration health promotion including COVID-19 related interventions, in close collaboration with the district and partners including UN agencies.
  • Support the verification of programme work-plans and budgets to ensure that the set goals are met within the timeframe in coordination with the Supervisor.
  • Support the coordination with various platforms on behalf of IOM at local and national levels, in coordination with the Supervisor.
  • Report regularly to the Migration Health Programme Coordinator on any issues relating to the smooth implementation of the project. This includes drafting of programme summaries and reports as may be required.
  • Work closely with the Procurement team to procure services including support with the documentation process.
  • Establish and maintain accurate and complete records of all programmatic reports, equipment and supplies received, stored and distributed to implementing partners and service points.
  • In coordination with the supervisor, manage project and activity budgets including liaising with RMU unit on the burn rate and expenditures related to activities.
  • Liaise with colleagues, including the Public Information officer, Programme support Unit and provide support to the promotion of IOM activities in Uganda, including press releases, reporting, website content, and any other related documentation.
  • Undertake duty travels, as necessary.
  • Perform such other duties as may assigned by the Supervisors.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations should have completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies, Social Studies and Public Health or related field from an accredited academic institution Or Secondary (High School) education with four (04) years’ experience
  • At least two years (two years for applicants with bachelor’s degree) experience working with the district, public and civil society sectors (national, regional and international organizations) and familiar with the national and subnational health care systems.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills , creative and innovative thinking skills
  • Knowledge of migration health policies, strategies and experience in implementing emergency and disease outbreaks for humanitarian responses.
  • Prior experience in project management, implementation and budget.
  • Ability to engage national and district level partners.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of information technology and proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, including word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint.



  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintain high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
  • Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.


Core Competencies

  • Accountability- Takes ownership for achieving the organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delighted work.
  • Communication – Encourages and contributes to clear and open communication. Explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.
  • Teamwork – Develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
  • Delivering results – produces and delivers quality services in a service-oriented and timely manner. Is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • e) Managing and sharing knowledge- Continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested applicants may send their applications to Reference Number and Position Title (CFAUG/007/2020 – Project Assistant) should be specified in the SUBJECT field. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged.


NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview. Appointment is subject to funding confirmation


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Deadline: 17th September 2020


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