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  • Posted on: 3 February, 2017 Deadline: 16 February, 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. 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 benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants. IOM works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people. The IOM Constitution recognizes the link between migration and economic, social and cultural development, as well as to the right of freedom of movement.
     

    Project Officer (Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration (DDR))

     

    Core Functions / Responsibilities:

    1. Support the implementation of national-level activities designed to build the capacity of relevant ministries of the FGoS to implement the National Programme.
    2. Assist the DDR Project Manager to supervise and manage all procurement/logistics activities, staff on-boarding and training, and other HR or admin tasks as needed.
    3. Assist in initiating dialogue and sensitization workshops aimed at increasing community resilience to violent extremism.
    4. Support the implementation of strategic communications’ activities aimed at awareness-raising and information sharing.
    5. Oversee implementation of community development initiatives including quick impact projects and infrastructure development.
    6. Support the implementation of skills-based training aimed at providing alternative livelihoods to vulnerable populations.
    7. Liaise and act as the IOM focal point with relevant government authorities/counterparts, UN partners, implementing partners and the mission support units as necessary.
    8. Assist the DDR Unit in identifying programme gaps, developing programmatic interventions, and ensuring partner support.
    9. Coordinate and administer budgets in line with National Programme and donor requirements.
    10. Prepare timely and regular programme reports/updates in line with donor requirements and for mission purposes.
    11. Serve as Office Manager for the DDR team based in Nairobi.
    12. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

    Required Qualifications and Experience:

    Education

         • Master’s degree in Law, Political or Social Studies, International Affairs 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 coordinating multiple projects simultaneously;

         • Previous work experience in one or more of the following thematic areas a distinct advantage: DDR, PVE, and CVE;

         • Experience coordinating information-sharing, sensitization, or awareness-raising activities within a community;

         • Project experience related to one or more of the following topics: stabilization, government capacity building, community-led recovery, and conflict mitigation.

         • Prior experience working with vulnerable groups in a highly complex conflict area, particularly in areas related to DDR, human rights, or peacekeeping;

         • Experience working with various stakeholders including UN agencies, NGOs, government, and donors;

         • Thorough knowledge of Somalia, including socioeconomic and political context.

    Languages

    • Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of Somali is an advantage.

    Desirable Competencies:

    Behavioral

         • 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.

    Other:

    • 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.
    • The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.
    • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

    Senior Regional Immigration and Border Management (IBM) Specialist

     

    Core Functions / Responsibilities:

    1. Act as a thematic resource person providing capacity building, training, and general support to Country Offices (COs) in the region. Contribute to building the capacities of IOM staff in the thematic area through a combination of formal training and on the-job mentoring. Assist Missions and Offices in developing, implementing and monitoring IOM’s IBM strategy and activities in the region, including, but not limited to, opportunities arising from regional and sub-regional discussions among the concerned governments.
    2. Review, endorse and track IBM project proposals developed by COs in the region, and provide regular updates to the concerned HQs Division on projects endorsed. Apply quality control by ensuring that all endorsed projects are:

    a. Consistent with the IOM Constitution, IOM Strategy and the Organization’s policies, thematic guidelines and manuals and any relevant national and/or regional strategies;

    b. Coherent, relevant, and feasible, and take into account good practices in the field of

    Immigration and Border Management;

    c. Developed according to IOM’s project development procedures as established in the IOM Handbook on Project Development.

    1. Identify emerging issues relevant to the IBM thematic area and contribute to the development of thematic policy and reports. Monitor developments in the thematic area, and assist IOM Missions/Offices in the region in project development and implementation in close collaboration with the Regional Policy and Liaison Officers for the two regions, COs and relevant HQs Departments.
    2. Develop regional and multi-country programmes and projects in the IBM thematic area to be implemented by field missions, and identify anticipated synergies between thematic areas (Labour Migration, Counter Trafficking/ Irregular Migration, Migration and Health, etc.) in close coordination with HQs, other Regional Offices, COs.
    3. Provide advice to Country Offices on resource mobilization. Review and endorse narrative donor reports submitted by Country Offices, according to the procedures specified in the IOM Project Handbook.
    4. Participate in and actively contribute to IOM’s network of Regional Thematic Specialists (RTSs) globally, analyze and share best practices with relevant HQs Divisions and COs.
    5. Develop regional IBM thematic guidance notes, information sheets and policy documents in coordination with the RPLO, COs and relevant HQs Division(s).
    6. Provide IBM thematic guidance to Project Managers through sharing information with the COs at the regional level and providing general technical support upon request from the Field in coordination with the RPLO.
    7. Support regional strategic planning exercises, and provide support for country level strategic planning, as required and in collaboration with the RTSs.
    8. Ensure development and delivery of quality thematic training/workshops to governments as required by COs in the region. Help ensure responsive and professional technical support to governments/administrations, and IOM Missions/Offices through, among other activities, development and provision of information resources and training, border and migration management assessments and chairing or presentations in conferences.
    9. Represent IOM in the region by actively participating in conferences, workshops and meetings related to the thematic area of expertise, as required by the Regional Director. Develop synergies and partnerships with other agencies active in the specific technical programming areas as well as with potential donors.
    10. Cooperate, participate and develop relations with international and regional organizations relevant for IBM issues and - in close cooperation with IOM Washington, IOM Tokyo, as well as IOM Brussels - with key-donors for IBM projects in the region.
    11. If indicated, oversee project implementation of IBM projects that might be directly implemented by the RO (subject to prior exceptional authorization given by DGO).
    12. Provide thematic and administrative supervision to staff, interns and consultants hired by the Regional Office for specific regional, thematic tasks.
    13. Participate and contribute to Regional, Continental and Interregional Consultative Processes.
    14. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

    Required Qualifications and Experience:

    Education

         • Master’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, 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 expertise in the thematic areas relevant to IBM project development listed above;

         • Experience of running large IBM projects and programmes, delivering IBM-related training/workshops to Government officials desirable;

         • Experience in liaising with governmental authorities, other national/international institutions and

            NGOs;

         • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation;

         • Extensive work experience with Government in the thematic area.

         • Have a strong background on biometric technologies to support COs with advice and innovative ideas which can be applied in the area of border- and identity management.

    Languages

    Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of French or a regional language is an advantage.

    Desirable Competencies:

    Behavioral

        • 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.

    Other:

    • 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.
    • The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.
    • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

    Head, Labour Mobility and Human Development Division

     

    Core Functions / Responsibilities:
    1. Oversee and support the functioning of the IOM Somalia Labour Mobility and Human Development (LHD) Unit and its projects.
    2. Design the overall framework for IOM’s Youth Employment Programme in line with the UN and Government of Somalia’s youth strategies.
    3. Develop labour migration programme activities, undertake recruitment and selection exercises, conduct pre-departure orientation (including cultural orientation,                           professional workforce training, financial literacy training and language training) and monitor the employment conditions of Somali migrant workers.
    4. Coordinate training for Somali Government officials on labour migration issues.
    5. Integrate employment, development and skills policies that maximize the employment impact of economic growth, investment and development, which are gender sensitive         and inclusive.
    6. Create strategies and develop proposals to increase IOM’s presence in the Somali remittances sector.
    7. Initialize remittance research/surveys on formal/informal corridors and utilisation of remittances for household consumption, development purposes human capital formation
        (education and healthcare for families of remittances senders).
    8. Contribute to the development an effective labour migration strategy/policy for IOM Somalia to provide assistance to the Government of Somalia in exploring bilateral labour         agreements with the Gulf Countries as well as some European countries.
    9.  Ensure an efficient implementation of the MIDA Programme. This entails identifying the sectors/ ministries within Somalia that needs the most assistance in terms of                    institutional capacity building. Conduct regular institutional assessments in order to inform IOM’s level of intervention and duration of such intervention. Develop new MIDA          projects and expand current activities when necessary, including providing long-term programming vision.
    10. Develop the LHD Programme budgets to reflect the needs of Somalia as well as making provision for renovations, and equipment for all institutions that the Division deals             with. Administer the Division’s budgets and submit financial requests and reports to IOM Finance in an orderly and timely manner. Monitor project activities, financial                   expenditures as well as oversee and finalize narrative and financial reports of the all LHD project activities.
    11. Develop a coherent approach to institutional capacity building in Somalia, including contingency planning to allow project implementation to adjust to security and political           situations on the ground. Create mechanisms to prevent favouritism in the recruitment process. Design a recruitment plan that will make it easier for the Somali diaspora to         be part of the MIDA Programme. Oversee the management of the MIDA Website, including regular website updates.
    12. Put in place a structure that allows for constant and consistent coordination with the Somali Government authorities, the donors and other concerned stakeholders. Design an         outreach campaign to attract the Somali diaspora to the MIDA Programme; this includes outreach activities in Northern America and Europe.
    13. Manage all of the LHD staff in all seven Federal States of Somalia, as well as Nairobi. Manage all aspects of MIDA Somalia Programme activities, including MIDA-FINNSOM,
          JSB-MIDA, SIDA-MIDA, MIDA Italy, CD4D and other MIDA projects.
    14. Liaise with relevant departments such as SSU and UNDSS. Assist in monitoring the security situation in Somalia and advise accordingly. Develop an evacuation plan for all of         the MIDA diaspora experts/consultants. Work closely with the United Nations Humanitarian Air Services (UNHAS) to evacuate the MIDA diaspora experts when necessary.
    15. Undertake duty travel to Somalia as required and as the security conditions allow to ensure effective implementation of the programmes.
    16. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
     
    Required Qualifications and Experience:
     
    Education
         •  Master’s degree in International Development, Peace and Conflict Resolution, Social or Political Science or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five              years of relevant professional experience; or
         •  University degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience.
     
    Experience
     
         •  Experience in the field of international development or humanitarian response, including at least 4 years of field experience in a post conflict, complex emergency and highly          insecure area;
         •  Experience in an international organization, particularly working with diaspora experts and especially with Labour Mobility and Human Development;
         •  Experience with project management, especially, multi-year and multi-sectoral projects;
         •  Experience working with government officials, donor agencies;
         •  Experience in managing websites and/or database preferred as well as experience in making presentations and delivering training;
         •  Experience working with Somali Government officials an advantage.
     
    Languages
    • Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of Somali is an advantage.
    Note
    • With possible relocation to Mogadishu, Somalia if and when the situation is conducive.
    Desirable Competencies:
    Behavioral
     
        •  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.
     
    Other:
    • 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.
    • The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.
    • 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

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