Position Title-National Coordination Mechanism on Migration (NCM) Officer

Classification, Position Grade – Consultant

Duty StationKampala-Uganda

Type of Appointment – Consultancy (12 Months)

Date of Issue – 31st December 2020

Closure Date –14th January 2021

CFA No. –CFA/UG/013/2020

Organizational Unit –BMM Unit

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. IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy and are considered as first-tier candidates

Background and Context:

Uganda is one of the countries benefiting from the Better Migration Management (BMM) Programme, a regional, multi-year, multi-partner programme funded by the European Union Trust Fund for Africa and led by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). The GIZ-led BMM programme takes a regional approach and aims to improve migration management. IOM is one the main implementing partners for the programme along with UNODC, Expertise France, Italian State Police, CIVIPOL and the British Council.

As part of its efforts towards a whole-of-Government approach to migration management, IOM is supporting the National Coordination mechanism on Migration (NCM) led by the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), to promote coordinated approach and policy harmonization.

Since its establishment in 2015, the NCM has made significant progress including the promotion of inter-agency coordination on migration, stakeholder capacity development and policy harmonization. IOM aims to build on the achievements gained to continue strengthening and institutionalization of the NCM.

Under the BMM programme, IOM will work closely with OPM to continue supporting the NCM including technical support to the NCM to deliver on its annual work plan, support for the implementation of the Global compact for Migration (GCM) and the validation of the National Migration Policy.

The National Coordination Mechanism on Migration (NCM) Officer will work under the direct administrative supervision of the IOM Programme Coordinator with functional inputs from and programmatic coordination by the Office of the Prime Minister.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

The NCM officer will:

  1. Coordinate NCM engagement and contributions on national migration governance and     ensure proper representation of the NCM in inter-agency working groups, task teams and other processes related to migration management.
  2. Ensure appropriate collection, analysis and dissemination of information related to migration across to the NCM members and relevant stakeholders.
  3. Provide logistical support in organizing and coordinating workshops, meetings, and trainings in relation to the NCM activities.
  4. Conduct consultations with key Government and non-Government agencies and working groups to identify stakeholders’ needs on behalf of the NCM.
  5. Ensure timely and effective implementation and quality reporting.
  6. Elaborate NCM reports and meeting minutes to keep track of programme activities and ensure that all relevant documentation is produced and made available upon request.
  7. Support periodical meetings to discuss the progress and future line of action of the NCM.
  8. Perform any other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications:


  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Humanities and Social Sciences, Business Administration, International Relations or other relevant field from an accredited academic institution.


  • At least four years of relevant professional experience in the field of migration management.
  • Strong understanding and experience implementing projects in the field of migration.
  • Proficient in computer software: Microsoft Office (Outlook, Words, Excel and Internet Explorer).


Fluency in English both spoken and written is required.

Required Competencies

Values – The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following three values:

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintain high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
  • Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators

  1. Accountability- Takes ownership for achieving the organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delighted work.
  2. Communication – Encourages and contributes to clear and open communication. Explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.
  3. Teamwork – Develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
  4. Delivering results – produces and delivers quality services in a service-oriented and timely manner. Is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  5. Managing and sharing knowledge– Continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.

How to apply:

Interested applicants may send their applications to hruganda@iom.int no later than 14thJanuary 2021. Reference Number and Position Title (CFA/UG/013/2020  National Coordination Mechanism on Migration (NCM) Officer) 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.

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Grade:  consultancy
Closing Date:  Thursday, January 14, 2021