United Nations IOM Jobs – Senior Project Assistant (Labour Migration Governance) – International Organization for Migration


Job Title:    Senior Project Assistant
(Labour Migration Governance)

Organisation: International
Organization for Migration (IOM)

Duty Station:  Kampala,

Reference No:  SVN/UG/011/2020


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, inter-governmental 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:  Recognizing
that men, women and youth often migrate for economic reasons and better employment
opportunities, the Uganda National Labour Migration Policy will address a
policy gap pertaining to labour mobility governance in Uganda while exploring
avenue of strengthening the BLAs signed by the country.  In doing so, it will be a legal mechanism
governing the protection of both female and male migrant workers to and from
Uganda. Furthermore, the project “Enhancing Capacities on Labour Migration Data
Collection, Analysis and Sharing to Support Labour Migration Governance in the
East and Horn of Africa Region” is to contribute to the common and coordinated
approaches in: Regulation and Enforcement, Regional Cooperation, Migration
Governance and Policy, as well as Protection of Migrant Workers through: (a)
enhancing the understanding of existing gaps and challenges as well as the
opportunities for data collection, analysis and sharing of labour migration
data between the selected countries and in the region, (b) development of a
pilot uniform capacity building strategy that can meet the needs of the
participating countries (Kenya, Somalia and Uganda) to facilitate collection,
analysis and sharing of timely, reliable and comparable data on labour and
skills mobility in the region.


 Key Duties and
Under the overall supervision of the Chief of
Mission and the direct supervision of the LHD Programme Manager, the selected
candidate will be responsible of the following activities:

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

specialize support to the LHD PM in the overall implementation of Labour
Migration Governance projects in a timely manner, in carrying out their
technical, financial, administrative aspects, in compliance with IOM’s policies
and donor requirements.

with government institutions and data and statistic institutions, other UN
agencies and technical partners on issues pertaining to labour migration
governance and maintain positive collaborative and working relations.
Effectively communicate and follow up with appropriate partners as required.

the Secretariats of the Steering Committees of the Labour Migration Policy
Project and the Regional Labour Migration Data project.

the LHD PM in the coordination of the consultants assigned to the two projects
as well as te closely monitoring of the projects’ implementation.

the timely drafting and submissions of the projects reports in close
coordination with the LHD PM and the M&E and finance teams.

the logistic organization of the national and regional workshops as per IOM
rules and guidance.

up-to-date records of all the projects engagement with local and regional
stakeholders, including recruitment agencies and associations, employers, CSOs
and Trade Unions as well as government counterparts.

the LHD PM’s initiative and activities under skills and youth employment.

effective professional relationships with stakeholders (government, civil
society, and private sector) and IOM.

to the LHD Unit fundraising efforts, related to ethical recruitment, youth
employment and skills development to secure sustainability of projects and
initiatives under this area.

closely with the RMU for any issues related to finance and procurement relevant
to the project.

communicate with the LHP PM and internal units to ensure proper coordination
and timely follow-up on all activities and requests.

and guide junior colleagues and interns.

duty travel as requested.

such other duties as may be assigned.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Senior
Project Assistant (Labour Migration Governance) job must hold a Bachelor’s
degree in Social/Political Sciences, International Relations, Business
administration or a related field from an accredited academic institution with
four (4) years of relevant professional experience. Or  Completed High school Diploma from an
academic accredited institution with six (6) years of relevant professional

in coordination and liaising with governmental authorities and local
communities, as well as national institutions essential;

in liaison with UN and non-UN humanitarian actors;

in working in a challenging environment, project management, logistics and
administrative and financial management an advantage;

in one of the organizations of the UN Common System and field experience are a
distinct advantage;

LHD Sector knowledge and/or field experience in the areas of humanitarian action
or the development field is an asset;

handling of sensitivities, socio-cultural, political issues and high sense of
tact and diplomacy skills;

Fluency in English is required.
Working knowledge of other languages in Uganda is an advantage.




and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural
differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.

and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner
consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.

demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and
exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies: The
successful candidate is expected to demonstrate the following behavioral

Takes ownership for achieving the organization’s priorities and assumes
responsibility for own action and delighted work.

– Encourages and contributes to clear and open communication. Explains complex
matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

– Develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to
achieve shared goals and optimize results.

results – produces and delivers quality services in a service-oriented and
timely manner. Is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.

and sharing knowledge- Continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and


How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested applicants may send their applications to
hruganda@iom.int. Reference Number and Position Title (SVN/UG/011/2020 – Senior
Project Assistant (Labour Migration Governance))) should be specified in the
SUBJECT field.


NB: Applications
from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. Only short-listed
candidates will be invited for an interview.


Deadline: 8th January 2020


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