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  • Posted: Mar 31, 2023
    Deadline: Not specified
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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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    Project Assistant

    Vacancy Number : IOMKCO/SVN/015/2023

    Core Functions / Responsibilities: 

    • Support the Project Officer (PO) in liaising with the Implementing partners, government entities and community leaders in the implementation of community-based projects in target sub-counties and locations.
    • Support in providing initial review and finalization of the assessments on resource-based and inter-communal conflicts associated with beneficiary vulnerability assessment.
    • Assist PO in processing procurement requests, including in supporting the implementingpartner’s (IP) social preparation before and during distribution of emergency livelihoods, hygiene kits and business start-up kits. This includes developing and submitting Purchase Requisition for all relevant programme activities and ensure proper quotationfrom vendors and follow up on any finance/admin related paperwork related to the project.
    • Support and monitor IP in building capacity for community leaders, local water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) committees on basic water management skills, WASH awareness raising, repairing boreholes and shallow wells.
    • Support PO in supporting the IP in developing training modules in coordination with the key government actors, including county peace committees, National Steering Committee for Peace and Security and village chiefs.
    • Support and monitor activity progress of the IP to conduct trainings on preventing natural resource-based conflict and mediation skills.
    • Support and monitor activity progress of the IP to conduct TVET trainings for target vulnerable and at risk youth and women of being victims of resource-based conflict and assist the IP to monitor the progress of self-help groups’ business plans.
    • Plan the logistics, administration and coordination of meetings, workshops, seminars, trainings, and conferences at the regional/national level as well as other events.
    • Draft and maintain project reports and records including research reports, individual beneficiaries files/ monitoring reports etc.
    • Support the PO in collecting and drafting good practices, beneficiary stories and lessons learnt from all the implemented activities.
    • Contribute towards generation of project concept notes and proposal documents forfunding purposes.
    • Undertake duty travel relating to the project activities, as required. 
    • Perform any other tasks that may be assigned by the supervisor.

    Required Qualifications and Experience 

    • Completed bachelor’s degree in social science, Development Studies, International Relations, Disaster Risk Reduction, Environment, Conflict and Peace, Economics, Business Administration, or relevant field from an accredited institution with three years of relevant professional experience.


    • Completed High School diploma from an accredited academic institution, with five years of relevant professional experience. 


    • Experience in implementing WASH, livelihoods and other emergency related projects, in the context of humanitarian crisis, including, community-based and TVET projects.
    • Strong experience in administrative and logistical issues. 
    • Experience in facilitating trainings/workshops involving community members and government officials.
    • Experience working with IPs and consultants.
    • Experience working with communities in arid and semi-arid regions/ counties in Kenya.
    • Working knowledge in the field of migration, disaster response and climate change field is an added advantage.
    • Prior experience of working in UN agencies will be considered as an asset.
    • Strong interpersonal and ability to work in a team.


    • Fluency in English and Kiswahili.
    • Fluency in the local dialect Turkana is an added advantage.

    Closing Date: 03 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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