IOM Kenya – Operations Assistant.

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CONTEXT:

Under the overall supervision of the Operations Associate (Field Support), and the direct supervision of the Senior Operations Assistant – Field Support, the Operations Assistant is responsible for undertaking movement operations activities in the field.

CORE FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Undertake field support activities in an assigned area or areas, such as at an airport, transit center, third-party facility, camp-based operation or sub-office, or in relation to transportation.

2. Perform airport services, such as providing custodial care of travel documentation; verifying identities and documentation, including exit permissions, visas, tickets and other items in the travel bag; assisting with airport formalities, including flight arrivals, curb-side assistance, check-in, luggage formalities, immigration procedures, security screening systems and customs clearance; escorting arriving individuals to ground transportation and departing individuals to their gates; visually confirming flights have departed; ensuring individuals with special needs or equipment receive appropriate support; and, as needed, sending notifications using relevant systems.

3. Assist individuals at transit centers or third-party facilities, including upon arrival with sign-in, verification of identity, orientation, food and non-food items and room assignments; during their stay with food and non-food items, instructions, briefings, activities and resolution of issues; and upon departure for medical appointments, return travel or onward travel with briefings, luggage support and transition to transportation. Enter and update relevant data in the appropriate systems and ensure vulnerable individuals are assisted in a manner that ensures their safety, security and comfort; report all issues immediately to the appropriate supervisor(s).

4. Provide assistance at transit centers and third-party facilities for extended periods of up to 12 hours and during overnight periods and weekends, ensuring the needs of individuals are met throughout their stay. Communicate promptly with third-party facility representatives and/or supervisors if issues arise.

5. Assist in the coordination of transportation from consolidation points, transit centers and third-party facilities, including liaising with service providers, ensuring the identity verification, readiness and organization of individuals being transported, and providing relevant briefings. Assist with baggage sorting, tagging and handling and escort individuals on transportation as needed. Ensure individuals with special needs are provided with appropriate services and report any issues to supervisors immediately.

6. Provide selection mission support, exit permit support and/or interpretation services for individuals at the airport, in transit centers, camps, consolidation points and third-party facilities or during transport by air, ground or water.

7. Provide regular feedback on work being accomplished to the Senior Operations Assistant – Field Support (Transit Center) and/or supervisors and team members and keep supervisors immediately informed of any issues requiring their attention.

8. Maintain and ensure the confidentiality and integrity of all relevant paperwork in line with standards of conduct and data protection rules. Alert the Senior Operations Assistant – Field Support or management of any non-compliance to Standard Operating Procedures or codes of conduct by IOM staff members or partners.

9. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
 
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
 

Education

High School Degree/Certificate with four years of relevant working experience.

or

Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent with two years of relevant working experience.

Experience

1. Good knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.

2. Prior working experience with international humanitarian organizations or non-government institutions/organizations in a multi-cultural setting is an added advantage.

3. Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

LANGUAGES:

Fluency in English and Kiswahili is required. Working knowledge of Somali is an added advantage.

VN – Operations Assistant G4.pdf

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their application by sending a Motivation Letter and the updated CV to the email address hrnairobi@iom.int referring to this advertisement.

Closing Date: 21 May, 2021

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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