Project Officer Job at International Organisation for migration (IOM) in Uganda

Job Title: Project Officer -Health (consultant)

International Organisation for migration. (IOM), Uganda
Number of posts: 1

Duration of assignment: 6months

Duty station: Kampala.

Starting date: immediately.

Remuneration:  US Dollar 1400 PM.

Background Information:

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 project sites.
    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 management.
    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 cross- cultural facilitator.
    Fluent in written/spoken English.
    Knowledge of local languages desired.

Experience: 4

How to apply:
Hire Type: Direct Hire Capable, interested applicants should send applications with cover letter and curriculum vitae to or deliver hard copies addressed to THE HUMAN RESOURCE OFFICER, IOM not later than 9th November 2012

Deadline: 9th Nov 2012


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