Programme Officer

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IOM is hiring a Programme Officer (African Regional Migration Programme – ARMP).

  • Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2
  • Type of Appointment : Special short-term graded, nine months with possibility of extension
  • Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
  • Closing Date : 23 September 2021

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 work environment. Read more about diversity and inclusion at IOM at www.iom.int/diversity.
Applications are welcome from first- and second-tier candidates, particularly qualified female candidates as well as applications from the non-represented member countries of IOM. For all IOM vacancies, applications from qualified and eligible first-tier candidates are considered before those of qualified and eligible second-tier candidates in the selection process.

For the purpose of this vacancy, the following are considered first-tier candidates:

Internal candidates

Candidates from the following non-represented member states:

Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba (Netherlands); Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Congo (the); Cook Islands; Cuba; Fiji; Gabon; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Libya; Luxembourg; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu

Second tier candidates include:

All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states.

Context

The International Organization for Migration is implementing the Africa Regional Migration Program (ARMP) for over the past three years. The ARMP is aligned with the objectives of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Common African Position on the Global Compact for Migration (GCM), the AU Agenda 2063, and the AU Migration Policy Framework for Africa (MPFA).
Valuable implementation lessons have been learned from the past few years, and the unprecedented test of COVID-19 has strengthened the program’s cohesion across four sub-regions, namely East and Horn of Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa and West and Central Africa. The ARMP will continue to support existing and innovative migration management initiatives identified in the beneficiary countries as demonstrating promising impact for replication at sub-regional and continental level.

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Mission, and in coordination with the ARMP Coordinator in the Regional Office (RO) for Southern Africa in Pretoria, the successful candidate will coordinate the implementation of activities, including report writing, finances, and planning for the ARMP in West and Central Africa, currently covering Senegal, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Togo and Mauritania (other target countries may be considered for programming expansion
across the sub-region).

Core Functions / Responsibilities

  • Support with coordinating the implementation of all ARMP activities in West and Central African target Country Offices (COs).
  • Provide technical support and technical information, and facilitate information sharing for the implementation of the ARMP in coordination with relevant COs in West and Central Africa, other Project Assistants, Project Managers and all relevant Regional Thematic Specialists in RO for Central and West Africa in Dakar.
  • Monitor, coordinate, and follow up on the implementation, logistical and administrative arrangements of the ARMP to identify problems and propose action to expedite the delivery of the program outputs.
  • Analyse the progress and implementation reports to identify and document significant program events, decisions, problems, or deviations in program activities, budget expenditure and flag to the local management and the ARMP Program Coordinator in RO Pretoria.
  • Support in implementing and monitoring operational, financial and administrative components/aspects of the program activities in close coordination with the relevant units in the target IOM COs, in RO Dakar, and ARMP coordination at RO Pretoria.
  • Organize and participate in the Regional Working Group on Mixed Migration (RWGMM) meetings and activities.
  • Draft technical, progress and quarterly reports including financial reports on program activities, in coordination with the Reporting Assistant in Dakar CO and the Reporting Officer i RO Pretoria).
  • Maintain the program-related correspondence, visibility and communication material and other relevant background documents.
  • Support with the dissemination of program-related reports and correspondence to relevant counterparts.
  • Coordinate closely with PRM through the Project Management Unit in RO Pretoria and the Donor Liaison Officer in Washington CO on existing and future program documents for narrative and financial reporting.
  • Contribute to the drafting and developing new projects, in particular in relation to Mixed Migration.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

  • Master’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, Business Administration, Migration Studies, International Relations and or Law or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or
  • University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.

Experience

  • Experience in project management, implementation and project development;
  • Experience in coordination of various projects to ensure maximum outputs;
  • Experience in liaising with government authorities and other national/international institutions;
  • Demonstrated expertise in the thematic area relevant to project development; and,
  • Previous experience with UN and International Agencies, international or local NGOs preferred.

Skills

  • Capacity to work in a multicultural environment;
  • Ability to efficiently supervise and guide a team.

Languages

  • IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.
  • External applicants for all positions in the Professional category are required to be proficient in
  • English and have at least a working knowledge of one additional UN Language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Chinese).
  • For all applicants, fluency in English and French is required (oral and written).
  • Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 23 September 2021 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For further information please refer to: www.iom.int/recruitment

Closing date : 23.09.2021

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