Vacancy Notice - National Migration Health Project Officer ‐ Partnerships

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is a dynamic and growing intergovernmental organization, with 162 member states, committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. Established in 1951 and now active in over 440 field locations worldwide, IOM works with partners, government and civil
society to:
• Assist in meeting the operational challenges of migration and mobility
• Advance understanding of migration issues
• Encourage social and economic development through migration; and
• Uphold the human dignity and well‐being of migrants and mobile populations

Migration Health

IOM’s Migration Health programmes address the health needs of individual migrants as well as the public health needs of host communities by assisting governmental and nongovernmental partners in the development and implementation of relevant policies and programmes.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

1) Assist with the coordination of regional interventions under the two outcomes related to policy development and partnerships. Specific duties will include, but not be limited to the following:

  • Provide technical assistance to key stakeholders such as Regional Economic Communities (e.g. SADC, COMESA, IOC, EAC), Governments, UN partners and regional NGOs and CSOs, including attendance of forums and meetings;
  • Provide support to the organisation of Donor Coordination Meetings, Regional Partnership Forums, and other regional workshops/meetings;
  • Conduct regular technical presentations on IOM’s migration health projects and programmes.

2) In close coordination with the PHAMESA Team Leader, Provide support and technical guidance to Migration Health Country Coordinators/Focal Points in IOM offices throughout Southern and East Africa, in implementation of activities related to policy development and partnerships. Specific duties will include, but not belimited to the following:

  • Provide technical support in policy and related matters to key national stakeholders;
  • Facilitate coordination among key stakeholders, such as establishment/maintenance of coordination mechanisms and forums.

3) Undertake regular duty travel, as necessary to attend relevant meetings, maintain initiatives within the framework of the Migration Health programme, and monitor project implementation.
4) Assist in overall project management (include administrative and financial tasks).
5) Assist with the recruitment and delivery of consultants and service providers as
6) Contribute to the preparation of project proposals and participate in resource
mobilisation, in particular for multi‐country or regional projects.
7) Perform such other duties as may be assigned

Education and Experience

  • Advanced degree in the social sciences, public health, or a related discipline; a firstlevel university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • 2 years’ work experience in the field of international health development, public health, HIV, or migration with a strong background in project management;
  • Knowledge and affinity with migration dynamics and health/HIV in southern and East Africa;
  • Strong management and organisation skills;
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills;
  • Excellent inter‐personal and communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member;
  • Excellent command of the English language;
  • Computer literacy; and
  • Previous experience with IOM/UN agencies will be an advantage.


Required: English fluent

Advantageous: French Intermediate / Working knowledge

Method of application

If you are qualified for this position please email the following to under the REFERENCE: VNSA2016/08 in the subject line of your email:

a. Cover letter motivating your application
b. Detailed CV
c. Copy of ID
d. IOM personnel history form which you will find on HTTP://SOUTHAFRICA.IOM.INT in the vacancies section

Kindly quote the REFERENCE‐ VNSA2016/08 in the subject line of your application. We will not be able to track your applications without the reference code provided.
Incomplete applications will be rejected. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

For more vacancy details and personnel history form please click on link: VNSA2016-08 MH Project Officer Partnerships NoA.pdf 


Duty Station: 
IOM Pretoria, South Africa
NoA (as per UN salary scale)
Closing Date: 
Monday, June 20, 2016