Programme Assistant- Liaison and Policy



SVN: 15/08/018 Programme Assistant- Liaison and Policy


Open to Internal and External Candidates


                    Position Title


Programme Assistant- Liaison and Policy

                     Duty Station





 General Service Staff, G5

            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 overall supervision of the BMM Programme Coordinator and the direct supervision of the National Programme Officer (NPO), the selected candidate will provide general coordination and policy harmonization support for the effective implementation of the BMM project in Uganda


Core Functions / Responsibilities:                                                 

  1. Support the NPO in liaising with, Government, local and international NGOs and other key stakeholders and provide support on policy harmonization and coordination on migration and related topics;
  2. Provide support to the NCM Secretariat in organizing and coordinating meetings, training  including drafting meeting agendas, sending out invitations, facilitation of meetings as necessary, drafting summaries of coordination meetings, circulation of relevant materials and publications among partner agencies;
  3. Liaise with the NCM Secretariat to identify capacity needs, programme opportunities based on Government priorities
  4. Keep abreast of developments in the area of migration in Uganda and draft reports, various consultations and briefing notes on migration and related topics.
  5. Contribute to overall IOM public information and communication activities by preparing regular updates on activities.
  6. Participate in relevant meetings.
  7. Perform any other duties as may be assigned.    . 
    Required Qualifications and Experience
  • Minimum of High School Degree/ Certificate with 5 years of relevant experience or Bachelor’s degree with 3 years of relevant experience in Political or Social Sciences, Business Administration, International Relations.
  • Five years (three years for Bachelor’s degree or higher) of relevant professional experience with counter trafficking projects;  
  • Professional experience in the development or implementation of counter trafficking or migration-related projects;
  • Solid understanding of trafficking in persons, labour migration, and related national/regional framework and regulations;  
  • Proficient in computer software: Microsoft Office (Outlook, Words, Excel and Internet Explorer).  In particular, strong command of Excel is required.

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: 15/08/018 Programme Assistant- Liaison and Policy”.

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, G5
Closing Date: 
Sunday, September 9, 2018