National Programme Officer- Migration Management



SVN: 13/08/018 National Programme Officer- Migration Management


Open to Internal and External Candidates


                    Position Title


National Programme Officer- Migration Management

                     Duty Station





 General Service Staff, NOA

            Type of Appointment


 Special Short Term, Six months with possibility of extension

        Estimated Start Date


 As soon as possible


                    Closing Date 


 September 9, 2018



Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and 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. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.













Under the direct supervision of the BMM Programme Coordinator and overall guidance of the Chief of Mission, the incumbent will support the implementation, monitoring and reporting of the IOM components of the ‘Better Migration Management (BMM) Programme in Uganda

Core Functions / Responsibilities:                                                 

  1. Coordinate the effective implementation of the BMM Programme activities in Uganda, including all operational, financial and administrative aspects in coordination with the Programme Coordinator; 
  2. Supervise programme staff recruited to support and/or undertake specific activities and helping to build relevant internal capacities;
  3. Identify and follow up with national and international consultants related to the programme, including organizing travel plans and schedules, drafting ToRs for trainings or assessments, following up on deliverables expected from the experts/consultants;
  4. Provide input to and draft programme progress and final reports, ensure proper information exchange on all operational aspects of the programme between IOM, donors and other project counterparts;
  5. Provide technical support and oversight for the development of information materials and ensure communication and visibility for; IOM, the programme and donors;
  6. Develop and update reporting and monitoring tools to keep track of programme activities and ensure that all relevant documentation is produced and made available upon request;
  7. Identify new programme/project possibilities consistent with expressed Government needs and other relevant partners, IOM’s mandate and strategy in Uganda; contribute to drafting the pertaining concept notes and proposals;
  8. Establish and maintain relationships with national and international, governmental and non-governmental partners and counterparts relevant for the implementation of the programme activities and the mission’s activities as a whole.
  9. Participate in relevant meetings, functions with counterparts, as well as other events aimed at promoting IOM's image and activities as requested and delegated;
  10. Undertake duty travel to monitor progress of activities, as required;
  11. Contribute to the design and development of related programme and project ideas; and
  12. Perform other duties that might be assigned
    Required Qualifications and Experience
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree with over 2 years of relevant experience from an accredited academic institution in migration studies, international relations, political science, law or a related field.
  • Experience in the area of migration management, with a strong background on counter human trafficking, return and reintegration, direct assistance to vulnerable migrants including victims of trafficking; immigration and border management and, migration policy.
  • Demonstrated experience in project management and implementation, including resource/financial management;
  • Experience in project development, data analysis, knowledge management, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Proven track record of establishing and maintaining good working relationships with governmental and diplomatic authorities, UN agencies, and civil society.
  • Proven experience mobilizing funds from various donors

How to apply:

Interested candidates should send their resumes with three references electronically to by 12:00am EAT on 09 September 2018.

The subject of your email should be the Reference Number and Title i.e. SVN: 13/08/018 National Programme Officer- Migration Management”.

Since the system is automated, if you do not follow the above mentioned instruction your application may be missed by the system.

Please ensure that send your attachments as ONE DOCUMENT in PDF.

The title of your attachment should be your full name.

Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Posting Date: 27 August 2018                        Closing Date: 09 September 2018



Duty Station: 
General Service Staff, NOA
Closing Date: 
Sunday, September 9, 2018