United Nations UN Jobs – Senior Project Assistant (Labour Mobility and Human Development) – International Organization for Migration (IOM)


Job Title:    Senior Project Assistant
(Labour Mobility and Human Development)

Organisation: International
Organization for Migration (IOM)

Duty Station:  Kampala,

Reference No:  SVN/UG/012/2020


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.


Context: The Labour Mobility and Human Development
Division is responsible for providing policy, regulatory and operational
guidance in matters related to labour and human mobility facilitation,
integration and social cohesion, and migration as an enabler of sustainable
development in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It is
also the custodian of the IOM Institutional Strategy on Migration and
Sustainable Development. It also supports the implementation of programmes to
help creating an environment in which migrants can support their societies and
develop their individual and collective potential in order to contribute to
sustainable development and poverty reduction for the benefit of migrants,
their families and communities, and of the countries of origin and destination.


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

specialized support to the LHD PM in the overall implementation of the GFEMS
project and the other initiatives related to remittances and diaspora
engagement in a timely manner, in carrying out its technical, financial,
administrative aspects, in compliance with IOM’s policies and donor

with government institutions and other UN agencies and technical partners on
issues pertaining to labour mobility and human development and maintain
positive collaborative and working relations. Effectively communicate and follow
up with appropriate partners as required.

the knowledge management aspects of the unit and facilitate information sharing
on LHD unit activities with stakeholders.

in preparing periodic narrative progress, field, interim and final reports for
the LHD projects based on IOM and donor formats, in close coordination with the
relevant colleagues and endorsed by Chief of Mission before submission.

Act as
the unit focal point in the Social Protection Development Partners Working
Group and keep the LHD PM update on the key strategic development of the

in the preparation and development of concept notes, project proposals and
corresponding budgets.

talking point, speeches, press releases and position papers pertaining to LHD
activities in Uganda.

field and desk research of local context on LHD issues and prepare background
information to support the development of new project proposals.

effective professional relationships with stakeholders (government, civil
society, Employers’ Associations, trade union and private sector) and IOM.

to the LHD Unit fundraising efforts, related to labour migration governance, to
secure sustainability of projects and initiatives under this area.

inter-agency coordination meetings on border management issues and participate
in relevant conferences, workshops, steering committees, policy, and technical
working groups, as well as other forums to ensure proper coordination and
presentation of LHD activities.

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

the unit’s procurement of various equipment / supplies / services, etc. and
prepare the relevant project purchase requisitions in compliance with IOM’s
Procurement policies and procedures.

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 Mobility and Human Development) 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 experience.

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 and working
knowledge of other UN languages 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/012/2020 – Senior
Project Assistant (Labour Mobility and Human Development)) 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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