Programme Assistant Job in Kenya 2021
Career Employment Kenya: Programme Assistant Job in Kenya 2021
Job Description: Today Work Kenya

Position: Programme Assistant – Immigration & Border Management

Location: Nairobi

Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the UN Migration Agency. With
173 member states it is committed to the principle that humane and orderly
migration benefits migrants and society. Established in 1951 and now active in
over 400 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.

Regional Office for the East and Horn of Africa supports and monitors the
following countries: Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda,
Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. Through a team of specialists, the
Regional Office supports the development, implementation, monitoring, reporting
and evaluation of projects and initiatives undertaken by country offices and
regional programmes.

the overall supervision of the Senior Regional Programme Coordinator -BMM, with
the direct supervision of the Project Support Officer, IOM seeks a proactive
individual to provide technical support in the implementation of the BMM
programme through, assisting in the coordination, implementation, monitoring of
and reporting on activities under the IBM-related components of the BMM
programme. The overall Better Migration Management Project is a regional,
multi-year, multi-partner programme co-funded by the EU Trust Fund for Africa
and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
coordinated by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit
(GIZ). IOM is one the main implementing partners for the project along with
UNODC, CIVIPOL and the British Council. This three year project is being
implemented in the following countries – Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia,
South Sudan,Sudan and Uganda.

Better Migration Management (BMM) programme aims to improve migration
management in the region, and in particular, to address Trafficking in Persons
(TiP) and Smuggling of Migrants (SoM) from and within the East and Horn of
Africa (EHoA) region. More specifically, the programme is expected to
strengthen national and regional migration governance in accordance with the
global and regional frameworks; increase national and cross-border cooperation
on trafficking and smuggling cases between investigation, prosecution, courts
and other state as well as non-state actors in accordance with international
standards; and improve the prevention of trafficking in persons and protection
of vulnerable migrants at local, national and regional level ensuring
appropriate assistance and support for victims of trafficking in human beings,
taking into accounts the gender specificity of the phenomenon and the
particular vulnerability of women and children.

the overall supervision of the Senior Regional Programme Coordinator -BMM and
direct supervision of the Project Support Officer, the selected candidate will
be responsible for the following duties and tasks:


Assist in the technical and administrative implementation of the Integrated
Border Management (IBM) activities under BMM.

Serve as the focal point for BMM-IBM activities at the Regional lever under the
guidance of the Regional IBM Thematic Specialist and Project Support Officer.

Assist in monitoring the status of the programme, compile, summarize and
present information/data on activities and produce reports on a regular basis,
with regards to IBM related activities.

Assist the Project Support Officer in providing technical support to increase
the capacity of implementing missions engaged in capacity building, cross
border cooperation and overall IBM activities.

Closely monitor the programme budget consumptions and inform programme staff of
any budget lines wrongly charged for re-alignment.

Contribute to development of programme work plans in good time to facilitate
effective implementation of the programme activities.

Attend donor/partner/Government coordination meetings and events as instructed.

Assist in developing new proposals as well as fundraising documents in line
with IOM guidelines and as instructed by supervisors.

Undertake duty travel related to programme implementation as tasked by the
Senior Regional Programme Coordinator and Project Support Officer.

Organize and arrange conferences and/or training sessions related to programme

Perform any other duties as may be required from time to time in the programme


Bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as the Social Sciences, Business and
Admin, or Law.

At least three (3) years of professional work experience with United Nations
Agency, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) or in the private sector in
management of supplies, logistics or administration.

Knowledge of warehouse and inventory management and ability to effectively put
it into practice.

How to apply

candidates are invited to submit a
 Motivational Letter and updated CV, including daytime
telephone number, e-mail contact and referees,
 to e-mail address: 
referring to this vacancy notice.

Closing Date: 18 January 2021

Shortlisted Applicants will be contacted.

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