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IOM is looking for Programme Manager (Migrant Protection & Assistance (MPA)) (P2) – Bujumbura, Burundi

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IOM is looking for Programme Manager (Migrant Protection & Assistance (MPA)) (P2) – Bujumbura, Burundi

Position Title : Programme Manager (Migrant Protection & Assistance (MPA))
Duty Station : Bujumbura, Burundi
Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2
Type of Appointment : Special short-term graded, Six months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 27 February 2019
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.
IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates are considered as first-tier candidates:

  1. Internal candidates
  2. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries:

Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Cook Islands, Cuba, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Fiji, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Grenada, Guyana, Iceland, Kiribati, Comoros, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Saint Lucia, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Paraguay, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Suriname, Sao Tome and Principe, Eswatini, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa



Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission in Burundi, the direct supervision of the Migration Management Coordinator, and in coordination with the Senior Regional Migrant.
Protection and Assistance Specialist, the successful candidate will be responsible for assisting with the implementation, monitoring and effective coordination of the Migrant Protection & Assistance (MPA) projects and activities, particularly related to counter-trafficking. S/he will also support in maintaining contact with relevant government authorities and technical partners and will also contribute to developing and promoting IOM’s migrant protection policy in Burundi.


Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Serve as primary focal point for all migrant protection programming and be responsible for all related activities in IOM Burundi.
  2. Coordinate project staff as well as consultants recruited to support and/or undertake specific activities.
  3. Promote dialogue, information-sharing and cooperation among Government and non-governmental actors on IOM’s priority areas for cooperation.
  4. Assist in the provision of direct assistance to victims of trafficking and other exploited persons with a focus on ensuring, to the extent possible, the physical safety and protection of victims of trafficking and other exploited persons, including but not limited to adapting case management and risk assessment practices.
  5. Assist in the design and delivery of training programming for government and civil society stakeholders, including law enforcement, immigration and government officials as well as civil society organizations, on preventing and combating trafficking in persons, irregular migration, and protection of exploited persons.
  6. Identify and wherever possible cultivate operational synergies within and between IOM projects and other organizations and agencies.
  7. Responsible for the maintenance of accurate and timely monitoring and evaluation, ensuring that all activities are properly tracked and recorded.
  8. Supervise the work of local implementing partners and related community-based organizations; this necessarily involves grant supervision of local implementing partners.
  9. Responsible for maintaining project documentation and information.
  10. Ensure that confidentiality and the right to privacy is maintained regarding confidential information.
  11. In accordance with structured reporting requirements, prepare regular project reports and donor reports according to donor requirements of all activities undertaken.
  12. Coordinate the preparation of external correspondence, and managing internal correspondence.
  13. Contribute to the design, development, and fundraising for new MPA projects.
  14. Represent IOM at relevant stakeholder meetings in Burundi and give presentations and conduct training briefings as required.
  15. Undertake any other duties as instructed.
  16. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.



Required Qualifications and Experience:


  •  Master’s degree in Social Science, Law, Human Rights, 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.



  •  Excellent knowledge of the thematic area, including the international legal framework and rights-based approaches;
  •  Experience in liaising with governmental authorities, other national/international institutions and NGOs;
  •  Good knowledge of project formulation, administration and evaluation techniques and practices;
  •  Good level of computer literacy, including database applications;
  •  Ability to supervise staff and coordinate administrative activities;
  •  Excellent written, communication and negotiation skills;
  •  Personal commitment, efficiency, flexibility, drive for results; capacity to work effectively and harmoniously within a team of colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds;
  •  Relevant experience with an International Governmental Organization a distinct advantage;
  •  Working experience in the region is an asset.



Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an advantage.

Desirable Competencies:


  •  Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  •  Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
  •  Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.
    Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2
  •  Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
  •  Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  •  Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
  •  Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
  •  Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.
    Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2
  •  Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.
  •  Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
  •  Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.



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.


How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 27 February 2019 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to:

In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.

Posting period:

From 14.02.2019 to 27.02.2019
Requisition: SVN 2019/53 (P) – Programme Manager (MPA) (P2) – Bujumbura, Burundi (55831903)
Posting: Posting NC55831904 (55831904) Released

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