Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading**UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and* *non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.
Internal and external candidates will be considered for this vacancy. For the purposes of this vacancy, internal candidates are defined as staff members holding a regular, fixed-term or short-term graded or ungraded contract, including Junior Professional Officers (JPOs), staff on Special Leave Without Pay (SLWOP), and staff members on secondment/loan released by the Organization, unless otherwise specified in their contract. Staff members holding a regular, fixed-term or short-term graded contract will not retain their contract type if appointed to an ungraded position.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the UN Migration Agency is a dynamic and growing inter-governmental organization, with 172 member states. IOM is 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 promote international cooperation to address operational challenges of migration and mobility, assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems, and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people. IOM addresses the migratory phenomenon from an integral and holistic perspective, including links to development, in order to maximize its benefits and minimize its negative effects.
IOM’s Migration Health programmes address the health needs of individual migrants as well as the public health needs of transit and host communities by assisting governmental and non-governmental partners in the development and implementation of relevant policies and programmes. 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 non-governmental partners in the development and implementation of relevant policies and programmes.
In order to enhance migration health programmes in cross-border and major transport corridors in Southern Africa, a Consortium of International Organization for Migration (IOM), Save the Children (SC) and Wits School of Public Health (WSPH) received funding from the Kingdom of the Netherlands to implement the project entitled: “Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
(SRHR)-HIV Knows No Borders”. The overall objective of the project is to contribute towards improved SRH and HIV related health outcomes among the targeted populations in migration affected communities in the six Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries namely, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland and Zambia. This overarching goal will be achieved through the following interdependent intermediate outcomes:
Against this background, IOM in Mozambique is looking to employ a Migration Health Project Coordinator – SRHR to provide support to the implementation of the migration health (HIV and SRHR) initiatives undertaken by the mission.
Under the overall guidance of the IOM Mozambique Chief of Mission, and direct supervision by the Migration Health Programme Manager, and in close coordination with the Regional SRHR Programme Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the overall management, coordination and implementation of the SRHR-HIV Knows No Borders Project in Cabo Delgado Province, Mozambique. The successful candidate will proactively engage in networking amongst partners and stakeholders at the provincial and national levels to ensure project results are achieved.
For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Portuguese, French and/or Spanish is an advantage.
This position is based in the IOM Field Office, in Cabo Delgado with frequent travels to the field.
1 Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database
Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:
IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link. https://www.iom.int/sites/default/files/about-iom/iom_revised_competency_framework_external.pdf
Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.
Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.
The appointment is subject to funding confirmation.
Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.
No late applications will be accepted.
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