• Senior Regional Programme Manager Job at International Organization for Migration (IOM)

  • Posted on: 20 December, 2016 Deadline: 1 January, 2017
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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. 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. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged

    Senior Regional Programme Manager


    For The Purpose Of The Vacancy, The Following Candidates Are Considered As First-tier Candidates

    IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged.

    • Internal candidates
    • Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries:

    Antigua and Barbuda, Benin, Bahamas, Botswana, Belize, Congo, Cabo

    Verde, Djibouti, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Gambia,

    Guyana, Iceland, Cambodia, Comoros, Lesotho, Luxembourg, Libya,

    Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Mauritania, Maldives, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, El Salvador, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, United Republic of Tanzania, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Venezuela

    (Bolivarian Republic of), Vanuatu, Samoa

    • External female candidates.


    Under the overall supervision of the Regional Director and in coordination with the Regional Thematic Specialists for MAD and IBM, the successful candidate will be responsible for the overall management and implementation of the IOM component of the GIZ Better Migration Management Programme and for creating synergies with related regional project activities, including IOM’s Regional Mixed Migration program for the Horn of Africa. The overall Better Migration Management Project is a regional, multi-year, multi-partner project funded by the EU Trust Fund for Africa, and managed by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). IOM is one the main implementing partners for the project along with UNODC, Expertise France, Italian State Police, CIVIPOL and the British Council.

    This two year project will be implemented in the following countries – Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan.

    The BMM programme takes a regional approach and aims to provide capacity building to improve migration management, in particular to prevent and address irregular migration, Page 1 / 4including smuggling of migrants and trafficking in human beings. The intervention logic is based

    on four components: (1) support for policy and legislative development and harmonization for better migration and border governance (2) capacity building in the form of training, technical assistance and the provision of appropriate equipment to those implementing migration related policies; (3) support to the identification, assistance and protection of migrants in need; and (4) awareness-raising with regards to alternative livelihood options, including safe migration. Within the four components mentioned above IOM has a lead role in the following sub components of the project:

    Policy: Comprehensive national migration policies / strategies are adopted in line with international and regional frameworks on migration management.

    Border Management/Capacity Building: Governments have improved capacities in integrated border management in place, in accordance with relevant principles of international law.

    Protection: Mechanisms for identification and referral of Victims of Trafficking (VoT), refugees and vulnerable smuggled migrants are strengthened in the region; The availability of appropriate facilities providing specialized services to VoT and vulnerable migrants is increased in accordance with applicable international human rights standards; and Opportunities for voluntary return and reintegration are enhanced in the region, in full respect of applicable international standards and the non-refoulement principle.

    Core Functions / Responsibilities

    • Initiate and plan all IOM components of the BMM Project including coordinating effective implementation, analyzing needs and appraising the suitability of proposed actions. 2. Monitor and assess project activities, and take corrective or alternative action for improvement and success.
    • Support, guide, coordinate and liaise with IOM regional and country projects namely Regional Mixed Migration Project, Regional project supporting migration focussed National Coordination Mechanism and policies linked to IGAD.
    • Ensure synergies with other ongoing IBM and MAD country level projects.
    • Provide direction for the development and implementation of the IOM-BMM project in coordination with relevant country offices and the Regional Thematic Specialists. 6. Establish, develop and maintain partnerships as required at the regional level. 7. Maintain/establish strong partnerships and collaboration with all implementing missions, partners, donor and relevant stakeholders.
    • Ensure the sharing of information, and the collection of best practices. Ensure the reflection and integration of new modalities, policies and practices, and methods for evaluation in order to improve the effectiveness and appropriateness of project development and implementation. 9. Advise and guide country offices to develop and/or enhance working relationships with the national authorities, international organizations, and civil society actors relevant to the implementation of the BMM project.
    • Supervise and direct project managers and other programme staff; oversee and coordinate, as required, the recruitment of programming staff and consultants.
    • In liaison with the IOM Nairobi Regional Resources Management unit, exercise Page 2 / 4administrative, operational and financial management responsibility for the project. Ensure all reporting requirements are met including the submission of financial, interim and final reports and updates to the donor covering all IOM activities under the BMM project in accordance with IOM and donor formats.
    • Ensure appropriate coordination with and amongst respective RTS and information sharing within the Regional Office, IOM Brussels, RO Cairo and Country Missions involved in the implementation of projects.
    • Coordinate, organize and represent the Organization in donor and partner meetings, seminars and workshops as required.
    • Mobilise additional resources for IOM country offices. Provide substantive inputs towards the promotion of IOM’s image and activities in the region.
    • Participate in or lead field missions and other duty travel relating to project implementation, monitoring and assessment, liaison with counterparts, and problem solving. Advise and guide project staff, donors, local authorities and other project partners in order to achieve project objectives.
    • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

    Required Qualifications And Experience


    • Master’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, Business Administration, Migration Studies, International Relations, Law or a related field from an accredited academic institution with seven years of relevant professional experience; or
    • University degree in the above fields with nine years of relevant professional experience. Experience
    • Experience in the field of migration issues, including operational and field experience, IOM project development, and management;
    • Demonstrated high level of expertise in the thematic areas relevant to the project – specifically IBM and MAD;
    • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation;
    • Excellent writing and communication skills and the ability to maintain effective working relationships with government authorities, national and international organizations, and other project partners;
    • Ability to interpret information and identify and analyse problems;
    • Excellent report writing skills and level of computer literacy;
    • Experience of regional issues is a distinct advantage.


    Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of French or Arabic is an advantage.

    Note: Appointment is subject to funding confirmation.

    Desirable Competencies

    • Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms;
    • Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders;
    • Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others;
    • Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience;
    • Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services;
    • Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;
    • Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others;
    • Planning and Organizing - plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
    • Professionalism - displays mastery of subject matter;
    • Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation;
    • Technological Awareness - displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;
    • Resource Mobilization - works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.


    Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.

    Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

    Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.


    Method of Application

    Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 01 January 2017 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

    Interested and qualified? Go to International Organization for Migration (IOM) career website on unjobfinder.org to apply

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