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  • Posted: Sep 27, 2022
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    Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. With 165 member states, a further 8 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the bene...
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    Regional Protection Officer

    Core Functions / Responsibilities:

    1. Carry out preliminary assessments of protection and assistance needs at the regional level, identify problems/gaps and propose/priorities including timely practical actions to respond to protection concerns.
    2. In collaboration with the Regional and country programme teams coordinate assistance to individual cases of concern and facilitate the delivery of protection and assistance.
    3. Assist and provide technical guidance to IOM Country Offices (CO), as well as relevant partners and government entities in the establishment of referral mechanisms and other protection interventions.
    4. Support coordination and functionality of the Regional Migrant Protection Working Group in consultation with relevant participants at country and regional level including agency staff, humanitarian and development partners, governments and donors.
    5. Participate in reviewing proposals and reports related to protection activities for consistency and accuracy and facilitate information exchange on policy and operational aspects of the projects between IOM, partners, donors, and other stakeholders.
    6. Contribute to knowledge management by compiling and sharing information on protection tools and best practices.
    7. Assess training needs on protection issues and need for capacity building among IOM staff and relevant counterparts (government, civil society).
    8. Provide technical inputs for the development and delivery of relevant training curricula to at the regional and national levels.
    9. Participate in inter-agency regional protection fora (e.g., protection cluster, childprotection sub-cluster, Gender-Based Violence sub-cluster, relevant task forces, etc.) and monitor protection needs, risks and vulnerabilities.
    10. Standardize the application of protection related tools, guidelines and policies in protection programming, advocacy and policy development
    11. Support country teams in the planning, coordination and implementation of protection assessments and to develop sound protection analysis to inform protection programming, policy and advocacy.
    12. Undertake duty travel as per need.
    13. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

    Required Qualifications and Experience:


    • Master's degree in International Law, Development Studies, Political Science, International Relations, Social Studies, or a related field from an accredited academicinstitution with two years of relevant professional experience; or
    • University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience


    • Previous work on protection (e.g. child protection, GBV, counter-trafficking) including in the provision of direct assistance to vulnerable groups;
    • Experience in translating protection policies to activities
    • Experience in managing teams, mentoring and delivering trainings;
    • Experience working with donors and specialized international agencies (UN Agencies, International Organizations, and International NGOs);
    • Experience in project management and monitoring and evaluation an asset;
    • Experience in regional coordination between different stakeholders highly desirable; and,
    • Experience in working effectively with local authorities, stakeholders, beneficiaries, and the broader community to advance country office or regional objectives.


    • Efficiency, flexibility, high level of professionalism and ability to work under pressure and adhere to strict deadlines;
    • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds;
    • Ability to guide and supervise staff and coordinate administrative matters;
    • In-depth communication and interpersonal skills as well as excellent strategic and creative thinking;
    • Demonstrated writing skills; and, Good understanding of regional migration trends and dynamics.
    • Ability to navigate through differing ideas or perspectives to reach to an independent judgment

    CLOSING DATE: 30 September 202

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates should submit CV and a cover letter indicating the Position Title and Vacancy Number with three professional referees (supervisors), and their contacts (both email and telephone) to International Organization for Migration (IOM), RO Human Resources Department, via e-mail:

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