Position Title : National Programme Officer (DRR/WASH)

Reference No : SVN/UG/005/2022

Duty Station : Kampala, Uganda

Classification : National Officer

Type of Appointment : Special Short Term Graded, 9 Months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 17th November 2022

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT AND SCOPE

Uganda has been experiencing a growing impact of climate change in recent years. The country is registering yearly an increasing frequency and intensity of disasters. Overtime, the country has been registering above normal rainfalls as predicted by the Uganda Meteorological Office. The heavy rains have led to multiple disasters that adversely affected and disrupted human life, resulting in the destruction of lives, property, livestock, and livelihoods, including farmlands. The country is registering an increasing trend in disasters’ frequency and intensity, including droughts, floods, and land/mudslides. Besides, the country is hosting more than 1.4 million refugees, mainly from South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The country has one of the world’s most progressive refugee protection policies and has been at the forefront of integrating development solutions to refugee crises. Vulnerability is exacerbated by low adaptive capacity, increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, weak institutional capacity, inadequate disaster management skills, lack of equipment for disaster management, Emergency Response, and limited financial resources.

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Mission and close coordination with the relevant Regional Thematic Specialists in the Regional Office (RO), the successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating the implementation of the Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Assistance to flood affected populations in IOM Uganda mission.

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How to apply:

In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM will only accept applications which should include a cover letter (not more than one page) and résumé highlighting the required education and experience.

Interested applicants may send their applications to hruganda@iom.int no later than 17th November 2022.

Reference Number and Position Title: SVN/UG/005/2022 and National Programme Officer (DRR/WASH) should be specified in the SUBJECT field.

Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged.

Only short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

Posting period: From 03rd November 2022 to 17th November 2022