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IOM seeks to recruit a migration management coordinator – Bujumbura, Burundi

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IOM seeks to recruit a migration management coordinator – Bujumbura, Burundi

Classification :  Professional Staff, Grade P3

Type of Appointment : Special short-term graded, Six months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date :  06 May 2019

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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; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Iceland; Kiribati; Comoros; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Saint Lucia; Lesotho; Libya; Montenegro; Marshall Islands; Mauritania; Namibia; Nauru; Papua New Guinea; Palau; Paraguay; Solomon Islands; Seychelles; Somalia; Suriname; Sao Tome and Principe; Kingdom of Eswatini; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Holy See; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Vanuatu; Samoa


Context :

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM), the successful candidate will be responsible for the coordination, identification, development, implementation and reporting of the Country Office’s (COs) migration management activities.

S/he will oversee the IOM Burundi Migration Management Unit (MMU) work and ensure compliance with administrative and programmatic procedures in coordinating project activities, monitoring financial budgets, and communication with implementing partners, the United Nations (UN) system in Burundi and the Government of Burundi focal points


Core Functions / Responsibilities :

  1. Manage, monitor and implement a variety of projects under in the following thematic areas: Migrant Protection & Assistance (MPA), Labour Mobility and Human Development (LMHD), and Immigration and Border Management (IBM) ;
  2. Provide technical direction and supervision to staff assisting with the implementation of project activities related to mixed migration, counter-trafficking, child protection, direct assistance, border management, advocacy, outreach, capacity building and awareness raising, setting objectives and guiding performance ;
  3. Coordinate and develop project proposals and corresponding financial requirements within the relevant thematic areas; pursue regular financial, procurement and output monitoring;
  4. Ensure relevant financial and narrative reporting obligations and accountabilities are fulfilled according to IOM and donor standards and timetables ;
  5. Ensure and coordinate the collation of relevant, accurate, and comprehensive statistical data for project identification, implementation monitoring and report briefing purposes. Work closely with monitoring and evaluation staff to ensure timely delivery of services in accordance with project objectives ;
  6. Establish and maintain strong partnerships and liaison with government ministries, local authorities academic and private sectors, implementing partners, UN agencies and other stakeholders at the technical level to foster IOM’s strategic goals in programmatic areas; Promote dialogue, information-sharing and cooperation among government and non-governmental actors ;
  7. In coordination with the Project Officer for Donor Relations, provide technical support to the mission on donor interests in the thematic areas. Coordinate the development, review, endorsement and submission of proposals for Burundi as necessary ;
  8. Represent IOM at country-level meetings, public events, forums, seminars, and workshops on counter-trafficking, mixed migration and border management. Undertaking duty travels, within the mission and outside Burundi ;
  9. Report regularly on the progress of the unit, keeping the Chief of Mission advised of problems and suggesting improvements to the unit as needed ;
  10. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.


Required Qualifications and Experience :

Education :

  • Master’s degree in International Relations, Law, Political or Social Sciences, Migration Studies 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 migration issues, including operational and field experience, IOM project development, and management;
  • Demonstrated expertise in the thematic area relevant to project development;
  • Experience of devising and delivering solutions and capacity building of government officials in the areas of counter-trafficking, mixed migration, and immigration and border management;
  • Experience in liaising with governmental authorities, other national/international institutions and Non-Governmental Organisation (NGOs);
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation;
  • Experience of regional issues in the thematic area a distinct advantage.

Languages :

IOM’s official languages are English, French and Spanish.

For this position, fluency in English and French is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Spanish is an advantage.


Desirable Competencies :

Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values :

  • 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
  • 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.

IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link. here

Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.


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 06 May 2019 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to: here

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 23.04.2019 to 06.05.2019 ;

Requisition : SVN 2019/123 (P) – Migration Management Coordinator (P3) – Bujumbura, Burundi ;

(55931951) Released ;

Posting: Posting NC55931960 (55931960) Released.

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