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IOM seeks to recruit a regional programme coordination officer (DFID) – Dakar, Senegal

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IOM seeks to recruit a regional programme coordination officer (DFID) – Dakar, Senegal

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P3

Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 11 March 2019

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IOM :

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 ;
  1. 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

Context :

Under the direct supervision of the Senior Regional Programmes Coordinator based in Dakar, and in close coordination with the Senior Programme Coordinator in London and the Core Governance Team, the successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the activities in targeted countries of the Department for International Development (DFID) funded programme on ‘Safety, Support and Solutions in The Central Mediterranean Route’ (SSS-CMR). This programme covers 10 IOM country offices. It is cross regional and cross thematic, focusing primarily on the protection of migrants along the Central Mediterranean Route.

Core Functions / Responsibilities :

  1. Manage the overall planning of programme activities in the region, in due coordination with involved IOM field offices and respective Regional Offices, relevant Departments in Headquarters, government institutions and donors ;
  2. Develop monitoring, evaluation, reporting and information-sharing tools as well as communication protocols, to facilitate improved information sharing between all countries under the SSS programme and the Core Governance Team. This will include regular monitoring check-ins with country offices on work plan and programme progress, expenditures, risks ;
  3. Coordinate the implementation of the Programme, ensuring compliance with IOM standards, policies and procedures in the areas of voluntary return and reintegration and protection and assistance to vulnerable migrants ;
  4. Establish synergies among all project activities, including, but not limited to, trainings, workshops, data collection and analysis, and information campaigns to achieve the overall objectives of the programme. Ensure complementarity between the programme and other IOM activities in the region, specifically with the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration ;
  5. Support the Senior Regional Programme Coordinator in coordinating all staff assigned to the project, as well as consultants recruited to support and/or undertake specific activities ;
  6. Oversee the timely implementation of the four programme Outcomes by regularly monitoring the progress and budget utilization throughout the implementation of the projects’ activities; and advise the Project Focal Points/Managers on corrective measures if necessary ;
  7. Carry out monitoring trips to Country Offices to review project implementation and progress against set indicators ;
  8. Support the Regional Office of IOM in Dakar in establishing and maintaining strong partnerships with Government entities, implementing partners, UN agencies and other stakeholders. This entails representing IOM and the SSS partners at the Regional Mixed Migration Working Group ;
  9. Represent IOM in programme related meetings and conferences on a national and international level; guarantee that the Organization’s interests, goals and positions are properly represented, and new conceptual ideas and initiatives introduced and discussed with IOM’s counterparts ;
  10. Ensure that country offices are equipped to attend local coordination meetings with other humanitarian and development actors by providing them with the necessary guidance and briefing them on relevant regional migration developments; as well as supporting them on any relevant action points ;
  11. Maintain oversight over project deadlines, financial and narrative reporting requirements in accordance with IOM Rules and Regulations and donor requirements, including the completion of flexibility pro-forma ;
  12. Review programme’s reports prepared by IOM field offices for consistency and accuracy and ensure proper information exchange on policy and operational aspects of the projects between IOM, donors and other stakeholders. Elaborate general and/or specific information on programme activities as requested by donors/external parties, IOM Missions, the Regional Office, Headquarters and other relevant counterparts ;
  13. Coordinate and review country offices’ reports to ensure timely and quality project progress and implementation reports for submission to donors (in accordance with IOM and donor reporting procedures) ;
  14. Provide recommendations to the Core Governance Team and country offices, based on rolling analysis of and reporting on programming, options aimed at achieving maximum strategic programme responsiveness and accountability to beneficiaries ;
  15. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience :

 Education :

  • Master’s degree in Migration Studies, Development, Political, International Relations, Governance Studies or Social Sciences 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 :

  • Operational and regional experience in coordination, project management and monitoring and evaluation of migration related projects ;
  • Experience in managing multi-country and regional projects, with experience of DFID-funded projects being highly desirable ;
  • Strong experience in coordination, communicating and liaising with governmental authorities, UN and international and national NGOs and other national/international institutions ;
  • Experience in the Western Africa region is highly desirable ;
  • Sound knowledge of refugee and migration related issues, including economic and social conditions of migrants in several countries ;
  • Excellent knowledge of technical cooperation principles, concepts and techniques ;
  • Good knowledge of financial and administrative management ;
  • Excellent writing, communication and negotiation skills ;
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise reports ;
  • Knowledge and understanding of M&E and reporting tools.

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.

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.

How to apply :

  • Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 11 March 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 26.02.2019 to 11.03.2019
  • Requisition : VN2019/53(P)-RegionalProgrammeCoordinationOfficer(DFID)(P3)-Dakar,Senegal
  • (55843232) Released
  • Posting : Posting NC55843233 (55843233) Released

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