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  • Posted: Feb 23, 2023
    Deadline: Mar 8, 2023
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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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    Senior Programme Manager (Labour Mobility, Social Inclusion, and Migrant Protection) (P4)

    Core Functions / Responsibilities:

    • Lead IOM Kenya Country Office’s Labour mobility and Social Inclusion and Protection Portfolio with a view to ensuring that all projects are implemented in a principled, timely, effective, and efficient manner.
    • Exercise operational, administrative, and financial management responsibility for the successful implementation of the different projects by the IOM implementing team, ensuring that the processes are transparent and in compliance with IOM and donor regulations and obligations.
    • Supervise programme activities, provide expert recommendations and technical guidance to the IOM implementing team and the Implementing Partners (IPs) and take corrective or alternative action for improvement and success of the programme in coordination with the relevant regional thematic specialists.
    • Monitor and evaluate project activities while ensuring proper utilization of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), manuals, guidance notes, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) tools and methodologies in the implementation of project activities. Contribute to knowledge management between Headquarters, the Regional Office, and the Country Office.
    • Liaise with other East and Horn of Africa Programme Managers and RTSs to identify, discuss and implement synergies and complementarities of activities, on both policy and programmatic levels, between IOM KCO LMI/MPA programs and other relevant regional programs/initiatives Better Regional Migration Management/ Regional Forum on Migration, Better Migration Management, Africa Regional Migration Program, Migration Response Plan and Joint Labour Migration Programme etc. (BRMM/RMFM, BMM, JI, ARMP, MRP, JLMP). Explore opportunities for cross-programmatic, cross-thematic approaches that increase the impact and reach of IOM
    • programs (national and regional).
    • Develop and maintain strong partnerships and regular liaison with project partners such as the Research think tanks, Government institutions, UN agencies, private sectors, and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) aiming at enhancing coordination of, facilitating the implementation of ongoing activities and implementation.
    • Undertake duty travel to the field to monitor the activities and to identify bottlenecks and implement solutions.
    • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

    Required Qualifications and Experience:


    • Master’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, International Relations, Management, or a related field from an accredited academic institution with seven years of relevant professional experience.
    • University degree in the above fields with nine years of relevant professional experience.


    • Experience in programme coordination, including operational and managerial experience in the fields of Migrant Protection including counter trafficking, migration and development, climate change and research and other relevant areas.
    • Experience in programme management with a strong knowledge of IOM/UN project life cycles.
    • Experience in liaising with governmental authorities, donors, national and international institutions, UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, local communities in a multi-cultural setting.
    • Familiarity with financial and administrative management, preferably in IOM or UN agencies.
    • Previous operational and field experience in Kenya or EHOA can be advantage.


    • Excellent leadership, coordination, and information management skills.
    • Sound judgment, ability to extract, interpret, analyse, and format data and make decision rapidly to resolve operational problems.
    • Capacity to work effectively in high-pressure, rapidly changing environments
    • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office package (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

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