IOM Senior Project Assistant - Ethical Recruitment, Employment and Skills - Jobs in Uganda

IOM Senior Project Assistant - Ethical Recruitment, Employment and Skills - Jobs in Uganda


  • The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is committed to ensuring orderly and humane governance of migration, promoting international cooperation on migration issues, and assisting in the search for practical solutions to migration issues.

  • Recruitment is a vital first step in the facilitation of labour migration. When labour recruiters operate ethically, their services benefit migrants and their communities, employers in need of foreign workers, and governments in both countries of origin and destination. Understanding this dynamic, IOM initiated IRIS in 2014. IRIS is designed to promote ethical recruitment and transform the prevailing business model in the industry, which rests on the exploitation of migrant workers.

  • Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission and the direct supervision of the LHD Programme Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible of the following activities:

    Core Functions / Responsibilities

  • In the context of the ongoing project “Promoting Ethical Recruitment in the Hotel and Tourism Industry: Scaling Engagement and Enhancing Impact”, support the LHD PM in the communication and follow-up with the IRIS Secretariat Team at IOM HQ and the LHD unit in IOM Country Office (CO).

  • Assist the LHD PM in sharing information between the IRIS Secretariat at IOM HQ, the LHD Unit and IRIS stakeholders in the country and, as appropriate, other stakeholders.

  • Provide specialized assistance to the LHD PM in the implementation of project activities related to the project “Promoting Ethical Recruitment in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry” including stakeholder engagement, advocacy for ethical recruitment, and event planning.

  • Ensure the timely drafting and submissions of the projects reports in close coordination with the LHD PM, the M&E and finance teams.

  • Coordinate the engagement with employers and employer associations, civil society actors; government counterparts; through outreach meetings, consultations.

  • Coordinate the logistic organisation of IRIS training workshops, as per IRIS engagement and assist the LHD PM’s roll-out strategy.

  • Maintain up-to-date records of all IRIS engagement with local stakeholders, including recruitment agencies and associations, employers, CSOs and Trade Unions as well as government counterparts.

  • Support the LHD PM’s initiative and activities under skills and youth employment.

  • Maintain effective professional relationships with stakeholders (government, civil society, and private sector) and IOM.

  • Contribute to the LHD Unit fundraising efforts, related to ethical recruitment, youth employment and skills development to secure sustainability of projects and initiatives under this area.

  • Coordinate closely with the RMU for any issues related to finance and procurement relevant to the project.

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

  • Coach and guide junior colleagues and interns.

  • Undertake duty travel as requested.

  • Perform such other duties, as may
    be assigned.


  • 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.

  • Completed High school Diploma from an academic accredited institution with six (6) years of relevant professional experience.


  • Experience in coordination and liaising with governmental authorities and local communities, as well as national institutions essential;

  • Experience in liaison with UN and non-UN humanitarian actors;

  • Experience in working in a challenging environment, project management, logistics and administrative and financial management an advantage;

  • Experience in one of the organizations of the UN Common System and field experience are a distinct advantage;

  • Broad LHD Sector knowledge and/or field experience in the areas of humanitarian action or the development field is an asset;

  • Excellent handling of sensitivities, socio-cultural, political issues and high sense of tact and diplomacy skills;


  • Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of other languages in Uganda is an advantage.

    Required Competencies


  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.

  • Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.

  • Professionalism: 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 competencies:

  • Accountability- Takes ownership for achieving the organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delighted work.

  • Communication – Encourages and contributes to clear and open communication. Explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

  • Teamwork – Develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.

  • Delivering results – produces and delivers quality services in a service-oriented and timely manner. Is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.

  • Managing and sharing knowledge– Continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.

    How to Apply:

  • Interested applicants may send their applications to no later than 08th January 2021. Reference Number and Position Title (SVN/UG/010/2020 – Senior Project Assistant (Ethical Recruitment, Employment and Skills)) should be specified in the SUBJECT field.

  • Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged.

  • Only short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

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