Migration Health Project Development Officer Job at International Organization for Migration (IOM)

On Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Vacancy Open To Internal And External Candidates

Terms Of Reference
I. Position Information
Vacancy Notice: IOMKE/065/12
Position title: Migration Health Project Development Officer
Position grade: NO-A
Duty station: Nairobi, Kenya
Duration of Assignment: 6 month special short term contract
Seniority band: Band 3

Job family: Migration Health

Organizational unit: MHD

Position number: 1

Subject to rotation: Yes
Position Rated: No

Reporting directly to: Migration Health Programme Officer
Overall supervision by: Regional Migration Health Assessment Coordinator
Managerial responsibility: n/a
Directly reporting staff: n/a
II. Organizational Context and Scope
The mission of the Migration Health Division (MHD) of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is to promote evidence-informed policies and holistic integrated preventive and curative health programmes which are beneficial, accessible, and equitable for vulnerable migrants and mobile populations. 
IOM and its partners uphold the principle that promoting equitable access of migrants to health information and services confers benefits to both migrants and society as a whole.
IOM supports governments to understand and address the social determinants of health, including migration, through four programme areas:
  1. Service delivery and capacity building;
  2. Research and information sharing;
  3. Advocacy and policy development; and
  4. Coordination within and between countries.
Since 2003/4, IOM in Southern Africa implemented a programme titled Partnership on HIV and Mobility in Southern Africa (PHAMSA). From July 2010, the programme has been renamed PHAMESA, incorporating the addition of East and Horn of Africa countries.
PHAMESA aims to contribute towards improved health standing of migrants by responding to their health needs throughout all phases of the migration process, as well as the public health needs of host communities, using IOM’s network of regional and country missions, and partnerships with regional economic communities (RECs), health and HIV/AIDS authorities, other line ministries, the private sector, UN, and international and local NGOs.
Migrants and mobile populations assisted through the programme include migrant (in a regular and irregular situation) and mobile workers, asylum seekers, refugees and returnees.
The Service Delivery and Capacity Building (SDCB) component aims to:
  1. Facilitate, provide and promote access to sensitive health services for migrants and communities affected by migration;
  2. Increase technical capacity to provide sensitive health services to migrants and communities affected by migration.
The IOM’s SDCB Framework is an innovative, strategic and practical approach to addressing health vulnerability and improving health outcomes in defined migration-affected areas. 
It promotes an enabling local environment for health service delivery, and individual and social change, and supports the development of effective local responses to critical health concerns including TB, HIV treatment and prevention, and chronic illnesses.
The Research and Information Sharing component aims to:
  1. Strengthen the understanding of migration health through (a) increased implementation and dissemination of assessments and research on migration health and (b) increased adoption of research findings in evidence-based programming; and
  2. Mainstream migration health as a research agenda and national statistical plans through (a) increased sharing of information on migration health as a topic for research and (b) increased collaboration and coordination with the research community.
Under the direct supervision of the Migration Health Programme Officer who manages the “Partnership on Health and Mobility in East and Southern Africa” (PHAMESA) Programme for East and Horn of Africa, the candidate will assist with project development in the region. 
The incumbent will work in close consultation with relevant partners and colleagues in the Nairobi office and in IOM country offices. 
She or he will also assist with regional backstopping and logistical support on the PHAMESA Service Delivery and Capacity Building model to be rolled out in East Africa in 2012/13.
III. Responsibilities and Accountabilities
1) Project Development
  • Assist in identifying potential projects and formulate concept notes and project proposals in the appropriate templates by conducting background research, preparing initial drafts, and revising drafts following feedback from colleagues.
  • Assist the PHAMESA regional team in identifying and contacting potential partners among civil society, governments in the region, and international organizations. Research new potential funding opportunities, including within the private sector, for future IOM project development in Kenya and the Greater Horn of Africa region. In coordination with the Programme Support Unit, conduct a desk study including a review of major (potential) donors’ country strategy papers for the East African region and countries; identify synergies with IOM’s PHAMESA strategic priorities, and make recommendations on further donor engagement;
  • Assist in the maintenance of the resource mobilization matrix, which contains all existing projects as well as all potential projects with remaining funding requirements.
2) Research
  • Assist with collaboration and development of institutional memoranda of understanding between IOM and academic/research institutions at the country, regional, and global levels related to internships, research, and thesis work.
  • Support and promote the integration of migration, mobility and health in academic curricula such as public health courses, demography, population studies etc.
  • Facilitate communication and coordination among MHD staff in East Africa, and with colleagues in other regions, for sharing of research concepts, protocols, results, and lessons learned. Compile, organize, and maintain a historical record of all research conducted by MHD since 2005 in East and Horn of Africa.
3) SDCB – in collaboration with the Migration Health Research Officer based in Nairobi and the Migration Health Project Officer (SDCB) based in Pretoria, provide assistance to IOM country offices in East and Horn of Africa on the PHAMESA Service Delivery and Capacity Building framework. 
Undertake capacity building and awareness raising activities on the PHAMESA SDCB framework and approach within the region, for implementing the model, and for publishing and evaluating the framework.
4) General
  • Undertake duty travel as necessary
  • Perform other duties as may be requested from time to time.
IV. Competencies
The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following technical and behavioural competencies:
Behavioural Accountability – accepts and gives constructive criticism; follows all relevant procedures, processes, and policies; meets deadline, cost, and quality requirements for outputs; monitors own work to correct errors; takes responsibility for meeting commitments and for any shortcomings.

Client Orientation – identifies the immediate and peripheral clients of own work; establishes and maintains effective working relationships with clients; identifies and monitors changes in the needs of clients, including donors, governments, and project beneficiaries; keeps clients informed of developments and setbacks.

Continuous Learning – contributes to colleagues’ learning; demonstrates interest in improving relevant skills; demonstrates interest in acquiring skills relevant to other functional areas; keeps abreast of developments in own professional area.
Communication – actively shares relevant information; clearly communicates, and listens to feedback on, changing priorities and procedures; writes clearly and effectively, adapting wording and style to the intended audience; listens effectively and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience.
Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services; expands responsibilities while maintaining existing ones; persuades others to consider new ideas; proactively develops new ways to resolve problems.
Leadership and Negotiation – convinces others to share resources; actively identifies opportunities for and promotes organizational change; presents goals as shared interests; articulates vision to motivate colleagues and follows through with commitments.
Performance Management – provides constructive feedback to colleagues; identifies ways for their staff to develop their abilities and careers; provides fair, accurate, timely, and constructive staff evaluations; uses staff evaluations appropriately in recruitment and other relevant HR
Procedures; holds directly reporting managers accountable for providing fair, accurate, timely, and constructive staff evaluations.
Planning and Organizing- sets clear and achievable goals consistent with agreed priorities for self and others; identifies priority activities and assignments for self and others; organizes and documents work to allow for planned and unplanned handovers; identifies risks and makes contingency plans; adjusts priorities and plans to achieve goals; allocates appropriate times and resources for own work and that of team members.
Professionalism – masters subject matter related to responsibilities; identifies issues, opportunities, and risks central to responsibilities; incorporates gender-related needs, perspectives, and concerns, and promotes equal gender participation; persistent, calm, and polite in the face of challenges and stress; treats all colleagues with respect and dignity; works effectively with people from different cultures by adapting to relevant cultural contexts; knowledgeable about and promotes IOM core mandate and migration solutions.
Teamwork – actively contributes to an effective, collegial, and agreeable team environment; contributes to, and follows team objectives; gives credit where credit is due; seeks input and feedback from others; delegates tasks and responsibilities as appropriate; actively supports and implements final group decisions; takes joint responsibility for team’s work.
Technological Awareness – learns about developments in available technology; proactively identifies and advocates for cost-efficient technology solutions; understands applicability and limitation of technology and seeks to apply it to appropriate work.
Resource Mobilization – establishes realistic resource requirements to meet IOM needs.

Technical – effectively applies knowledge of health issues in execution of responsibilities at
appropriate level; maintains confidentiality and discretion in appropriate areas of work.

  1. Excellent writing, communication, and negotiation skills; ability to prepare clear and concise reports.
  2. High level of computer literacy.
  3. Familiarity with standard word processing, spreadsheets, database, publishing, internet research, and e-mail communication.
V. Education And Experience
  1. Completed Master’s in Public Health, Epidemiology, or related science from an accredited academic institution.
  2. At least 3 years supervisory/management experience in programme/project development in the area of health.
  3. Working experience in liaising with national and international institutions a must.
  4. Familiarity with migration, health and HIV in Africa is an advantage.
VI. Languages
  • Thorough knowledge of English (Written and Verbal).
  • Professional proficiency in French or Arabic an advantage.
Mode of Application:
Submit cover letter and CV including daytime telephone and e-mail address to:-
International Organization for Migration (IOM), Human Resources Department, P.O. Box
55040 – 00200, Nairobi, Kenya or send via e-mail to [email protected]
Closing Date: 9th October, 2012
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
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