Senior Project Assistant at IOM Maseru, Lesotho

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  1. ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT AND SCOPE

Migration or spatial mobility is a key livelihood and survival strategy for many households in Southern Africa. Many people including young women and girls are migrating to escape hardship resulting from failed economies, protracted civil unrest, social marginalization and other reasons. Crossing international borders, they may face harsh conditions, making them vulnerable to negative SRH consequences.

SRHR-HIV Knows No Border Project is implemented by The International Organization for Migration (IOM), Save the Children Netherlands (SC) and Witwatersrand School of Public Health (WSPH) – this Consortium are collaborating to implement a holistic, regional project to improve sexual and reproductive health and HIV (SRH-HIV) related outcomes amongst migrants (including migrant adolescents, young people and sex workers) as well as non -migrant adolescents, young people, sex workers and others living in migration-affected communities in six countries in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region including Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland and Zambia.

The project is implemented 2016-2020 and aims to contribute to greater freedom of choice for the target populations regarding their sexuality by focusing on the following result areas: 1) demand creation for SRHR -HIV services; 2) facilitating supply of and accessibility to responsive sexual and reproductive health and HIV services; and 3) creating an enabling environment.

Against this background, IOM in Lesotho is looking for a Senior Project Assistant to provide support to migration health activities in Lesotho.

 

III. RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

The Senior Project Assistant will provide administrative and technical support to the overall migration health projects, interventions and activities. Specific duties will include the following:

Provide regular support to the management and implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the on-going migration health activities in Lesotho and provide monthly update on the progress and challenges of the SRHR- HIV Knows No Border project to

 

Head of Office;

Provide technical support and input to the development of various migration health tools and instruments such as technical guidelines, standard operating procedures, toolkits etc; identifies issues and initiates requisite follow-up actions

 Provide technical and logistical support to the country-specific implementation of regional SRHR-HIV Knows No Border Project; Research and information Dissemination; Advocacy for Policy Development initiatives, specifically

Providing logistical support to the establishment and convening of relevant project steering committees;
Contribute to the preparation of proposals in the area of Migration Health and
fundraising under the guidance of Head of Office;
Coordinate the inputs of the regional Migration Health Team to various project tools, instruments, guidelines etc.
Monitor the activities implemented by Implementing Partner (IP) and assist IP with administrative, logistic, financial and technical support as required
Organizing and/or supporting national, provincial and local migration health related forums
Provide input and participate in relevant national technical forums on health/ HIV
Undertaking project administrative duties related to overall migration health activities in Lesotho including tracking budgets, contract management and reporting;
Coordinating and backstopping to the proposed Migration Health Research Advisory group
Extend  administrative  and  logistic  support  to  Strengthen  Labour  Migration
Management project as requested by Head of Office
Effectively applies knowledge of health issues in execution of responsibilities at appropriate level
Maintains confidentiality and discretion in appropriate areas of work
Undertaking other tasks as required
  1. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

EDUCATION

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in the social sciences, public health, development studies, population studies or related discipline. Advanced university degree in a relevant discipline, an advantage

 

EXPERIENCE

Knowledge of public health practice and health promotion approaches

Over 6 years of relevant experience in Health (specifically HIV, STI and TB) Development, preferably with understanding of community development approaches and methodologies and Social Sciences;

A good contextual knowledge of local issues, community priorities and social and cultural constraints and realities in different project sites is desirable;

 

  1. LANGUAGES

Required (specify the required knowledge) Advantageous English (Fluent)

COMPETENCIES

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following competencies:

Accountability

       Accepts and gives constructive criticism

       Follows relevant procedures, processes and policies

Meets deadline, cost and quality requirements for outputs Monitors own work and correct errors

       Takes responsibility for meeting commitments and for any shortcomings

  • Competencies should be drawn from the Competency Framework of the Organization.

Client Orientation

       Identifies the immediate and peripheral clients of own work

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with clients Teamwork

Actively contributes to an effective. Collegial and agreeable team environment Contributes to, and follows team objectives

Give credit where credit is due

Seeks input and feedback from others

Delegates tasks and responsibilities as appropriate

Actively supports and implements final group decisions

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 implement IOM needs

The appointment is subject to funding confirmation.

 

METHOD OF APPLICATION

Method of application:

Candidates who applied earlier do not need to reapply. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first- tier candidates.

If you are qualified for this position please email the following to pretoriacvs@iom.int under the

REFERENCE: VNLM2018/02 in the subject line of your email:

COVER LETTER MOTIVATING YOUR APPLICATION

  1. DETAILED CV
  2. COPY OF ID
  3. IOM PERSONNEL HISTORY FORM

 

Kindly quote the REFERENCE – VNLM2018/02 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.

Please send your CV’s by 31ST January 2018

ENQUIRIES IN RESPECT TO THE JOB DESCRIPTION AND APPLICATION. MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE SAME EMAIL ADDRESS

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