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  • Posted: Mar 31, 2023
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    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. With 165 member states, a further 8 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the bene...
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    Regional Migration Health Project Officer

    Vacancy Number: IOMRONBO/SVN/003/2023

    Core Functions / Responsibilities:
    Support the IOM Regional office for East and Horn of Africa with the implementation of the “EAC/IOM/GIZ WASH and health promotion sensitization and awareness on COVID19 and other communicable diseases in the EAC region”.

    In particular he/she will: 

    1. In coordination with the RTS and finance department to oversee the financial management of the regional health project in line with internal and donor requirements. Ensuring that the budget lines are respected and monitor burn rates for the effective use of the funds. 
    2. Provide inputs for project implementation activities, donor reports, and other reports produced by the office while maintain close guidance and coordinate with IOM Country focal points 
    3. Collect and compile data on project activities for internal and external reports of IOM, clarifying outputs, achievements, challenges, corrective measures taken as well as future plans.
    4. Ensure that the project meet their intended scope, deadline, quality and budget. Notify in a timely manner of any pertinent change request and inform of any delay or workaround required for timely completion of activities.
    5. Monitor the implementation ensuring that the resources are properly utilized to provide services to the beneficiaries.
    6. Establish a continuous coordination forum with Country Offices (COs) identifying synergies with other projects. 
    7. Liaise with and support implementing Country Offices (COs) to facilitate delivery of agreed work plans, specifically aiming at increasing effectiveness and recommending appropriate action when needed.
    8. Establish and maintain coordination with the Regional Thematic Specialists (RTSs) as relevant on operational progress and implementation of regional initiatives and explore opportunities to expand activities.
    9. Review periodic regional and country reports, donor briefings and papers prepared by COs and draft regional progress and other reports to ensure proper information exchange between all stakeholders. 
    10. Establish a monitoring plan and accompanying tools to track migration health projects in the region.
    11. Assess and identify capacity building needs for IOM focal points and partners anddevelop and conduct relevant thematic trainings to address these capacity gaps.
    12. Coordinate and liaise with IOM regional and country projects and platforms with health dimensions to promote coherence and synergies in health regional programming, in particular, but not limited to, the Regional Migration Response Plan (RMRP) for the Horn of Africa and Yemen
    13. In coordination with the Regional Project development Officer and relevant RTSs, participate in the development of health regional proposals. 
    14. In coordination with the Regional Media and Communications Officer identify visibility opportunities highlighting health interventions
    15. Conduct field visits as needed to monitor and support IOM country implementation of the regionally managed project. 
    16. Perform such other duties that may be assigned.

    Required Qualifications and Experience

    • Degree in Medicine, Nursing, Public Health or a related field with a master’s degree in public health or a related field from an accredited academic institution with at least 2 years of relevant professional experience; 
    • University degree in the above field with at least four years of relevant professional experience.


    • Experience working in a coordination and project management function
    • Experience of management of complex and multi-country/multi-partner programmes
    • Good understanding of working in emergency context
    • Experience working in the East and Horn of Africa region or continent with UN or International Non-Governmental Organizations 
    • Previous work experience on health and WASH programme is an asset
    • Proven experience in projects with Point of Entry component, International Health Regulation (IHR) and cross-border issues 
    • Consolidated work on outbreak response 
    • Experience of working in the field of health and migrants is strong requirement 

    Closing Date: 05 April 2023

    Method of Application

    Submit cover letter indicating the Position Title & Vacancy Notice Number (SVN No.), and CV with telephone and e-mail contacts including 3 Referees (Supervisors) to: IOM, RO Human Resources Department, via e-mail... Only Shortlisted Applicants will be contacted.

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