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OIM seeks to recruit a head of programmes (P3) VN 2018/267 (P) – N’Djamena, Chad

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OIM seeks to recruit a head of programmes (P3) VN 2018/267 (P) – N’Djamena, Chad

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P3
Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible


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


Context :

As part of a new and expanding mission team, IOM Chad is recruiting a proactive and highly independent Head of Programmes to oversee various projects ranging from climate change induced displacement, durable solutions, border management, diaspora engagement, peacebuilding and cash for work interventions; the project is being supervised and managed by a dedicated project manager.
Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Mission and in coordination with the Regional Office in Dakar, the successful candidate’s role will be one of general supervision and continuous staff development to build national capacities as much as ensuring high quality project management according to IOM and donor rules and regulations. The total volume of received funding for the
projects currently implemented is 3,9 million USD for a period of 18 months (December 2019).

Core Functions / Responsibilities :

  1. Provide overall coordination support to the various programmes implemented currently and in the future related to the following fields of intervention: peacebuilding, climate change, border
    management, cash for work programming, diaspora engagement ;
  2. Liaise with donors, government and other stakeholders on ongoing IOM programmes in close coordination with the Chief of Mission ;
  3. Ensure adherence to workplans, regular monitoring of activities, timely reporting according to donor specifications. Support Project Managers in the review and editing process of all reporting ;
  4. Backstop and provide managerial supervision and advice to the project managers as required to ensure timely and high-quality results delivery ;
  5. Proactively train and guide the project managers, all of whom are national staff, newly engaged with IOM in adherence to IOM administrational processes and procurement procedures ;
  6. Ensure coherent, precise and continuous public information through issuing if regular press notes, representation of projects on social media etc ;
  7. Ensure close linking with the regional thematic specialists on arising challenges as identified in a pro-active and timely manner ;
  8. Contribute to mission reporting efforts ;
  9. Closely monitor the social environment in which IOM is operating to ensure pro-active, timely and transparent project adjustments as required ;
  10. Contribute to accountability to communities through regular monitoring exercises and establishment of feedback mechanisms ;
  11. Represent IOM in joint programming and coordination fora, such as the Project Management Team of the UN, the UN communication group and the peacebuilding working teams ;
  12. Promote and support project development according to the needs and situation analysis ran throughout the country in accordance to IOM project development standards in coordination with the CoM ;
  13. Ensure timely and coherent project planning, including logistics or recruitment processes ;
  14. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience :

Education :

  • Master’s degree in International Relations, Human Rights, Peace and Conflict Studies, 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 : 

  • Progressively responsible experience in managing complex projects ;
  • Experience in challenging hard-ship posts ;
  • Experience in mentoring and staff development ;
  • Significant experience in appli ;
  • Experience with joint funding mechanisms, such as peacebuilding fund/ UNDAF etc. ;
  • Technical experience with any of the following: cash for work methodologies, peacebuilding programming, border management, diaspora engagement.

Languages :

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

Desirable Competencies :

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 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.

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 17 December 2018 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 04.12.2018 to 17.12.2018

Apply here


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