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.
VN 2019 212 (P) Programme Manager (IBM) (P3) IOM Somalia in Nairobi, Kenya
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has been assisting the Somali authorities in strengthening migration and Border Management (IBM) in order to promote safe, human and orderly migration and support the authorities’ ongoing effort to improve migration and security management. Toe these objectives, IBM programme supports strategic advancements in the following five thematic areas of capacity building in Somalia: 1) Legislation and policy; 2) Infrastructure; 3) Border Management Information Systems (BMIS); 4) Intra-state and inter-regional and cross-border collaboration; and 5) Organisational development and management of immigration departments.
Through the past projects, IOM Somalia’s primary focus has been on upgrading technology and physical infrastructure of Somalia’s immigration offices, and selected ports of entry in order to
assist the immigration authorities to conduct effective immigration processes using Migration Information and Data Analysis System (MIDAS), IOM’s BMIS. It is also focusing on putting in place sound organizational procedures to improve the immigration institutions’ overall functionality. The programme is gearing towards strategic incorporation of security control by the Somali authorities, such as introduction of second-level inspection in immigration processes, Advanced Passenger Information (API) systems as well as coordination of alert list collation and dissemination. It is also becoming more involved in discussions around identity management. Geographically, IOM plans to expand its assistance to new ports of entry, with particular attention to enhancing the border control between Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia.
Interacting with multiple Somali authorities whose needs and capacities are at different stages, the programme is funded by different donor governments and requires macro- and micro-level attention to the political, security and socio-economic landscapes of Horn of Africa and Somalia. At this time, the Federal Government of Somalia is also seeking to develop a number of programmes which involve the large scale collection of biometric data; namely a National ID card, and a voter registration exercise. Where appropriate, and as designated by the CoM, IOM Somalia engagement in these programmes will be led by the IBM unit.
Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Mission (COM), or delegated authority, and in close coordination with relevant Regional Thematic Specialist in IOM’s Regional Office in Nairobi, the African Capacity Building Centre (ACBC) and IOM Headquarters (HQs), the successful candidate will be responsible for the management, implementation and coordination of the IBM programme in Somalia. S/he will be expected to closely coordinate the programme with other programme managers as well as with the Project Support Unit (PSU) and the Public Information Unit (PIU) in communication with the donor governments and other stakeholders.
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