International Organisation for migration (IOM)
Number of posts: 1
Duration of assignment: 6months
Duty station: Kampala.
Starting date: immediately.
Remuneration: US Dollar 1400 PM.
IOM works to strengthen health systems to meet the specific needs of mobile
populations, migrants, and host communities, across a wide range of priority areas
under lOM’s Partnership on Health and Mobility in East & Southern Africa
(PHAMESA). Within the PHAMESA arrangement, IOM Uganda is implementing the
Health and Mobility Project, with the first phase ending in April 2013. The project
partners with national stakeholders including the Academia, Development
Partners, Government, Private Sector and the Media to highlight the linkages
between health and mobility. As part of the project activities, IOM supports
increased access to migrant-friendly services at HIV hotspots (towns) along the
Kampala-Juba transport corridor.
In line with the above, IOM seeks the services of Project Officer. Under the direct
supervision of the Migration Health Officer, the incumbent will be responsible for
implementing the Health and Mobility Project activities and specifically:
Ensure quality health service delivery to migrants and mobile populations in the
Coordinate activities related to the National Dialogue on Health and Mobility
including by collaborating closely with the Academia, Ministry of Works and
Transport, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Ministry of
Internal Affairs, and the Media.
Develop monthly project updates and newsletters.
Engage with Policy Makers and the Media on Health and Mobility.
Write project proposals, funding appeals, and project reports.
Provide additional support as requested by ‘supervisor.
University degree in medicine or social science. Advanced degree in public
health, anthropology, or development is desired.
Minimum of four years professional work experience in health, with specialization
in either health communication or advocacy.
Minimum four years’ experience in Health Service Delivery planning and
Experience working in an intergovernmental organization or UN agency.
Demonstrated capacity in the project management cycle.
Detailed familiarity with Ministry of Health and Ugandan AIDS Commission,
personnel, structures, strategies, guidelines, and processes.
Strong English writing skills, with demonstrated capacity to write and edit
technical health documents.
Fully proficient in MS Office, with capacity desired in digital photography, and
publishing packages desired.
Required IOM functional competencies: effective communicator, successful
negotiator, creative and analytical thinker, active learner, team player, and crosscultural
Fluent in written/spoken English.
Knowledge of local languages desired.
Job application procedure
Hire Type: Direct Hire Capable, interested applicants should send applications with
cover letter and curriculum vitae to firstname.lastname@example.org or deliver hard copies
addressed to THE HUMAN RESOURCE OFFICER, IOM not later than 9th November 2012