IOM Côte d’Ivoire Project Officer (Reporting) Vacancy 2021

Country: Côte d’Ivoire
Organization: International Organization for Migration
Closing date: 1 Dec 2021

Position Title: Project Officer (Reporting)

Duty Station: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P1

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

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 01 December 2021

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 work environment. Read more about diversity and inclusion at IOM at

Applications are welcome from first- and second-tier candidates, particularly qualified female candidates as well as applications from the non-represented member countries of IOM. For all IOM vacancies, applications from qualified and eligible first-tier candidates are considered before those of qualified and eligible second-tier candidates in the selection process.

For the purpose of this vacancy, the following are considered first-tier candidates:

  1. Internal candidates
  2. Candidates from the following non-represented member states:

Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba (Netherlands); Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros;Congo (the); Cook Islands; Cuba; Fiji; Gabon; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Libya; Luxembourg; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu

Second tier candidates include:

All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states.


Irregular migration along the Central Mediterranean route is increasingly dangerous for migrants. Crossing the Mediterranean to Italy is by far the deadliest route, with 1 death recorded for 35 arrivals (IOM, 2016). In addition, over 70% of the migrants interviewed by IOM on their arrival in Italy report that they were victims of trafficking or other exploitative practices during their migratory journey along the routes of the Central Mediterranean. Further, over 25% of the Ivorian migrants returning from Libya are women with specific protection needs.

To meet these challenges, the European Union (EU) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have developed the Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration in Africa (hereinafter “Joint Initiative”). One of the actions of the “Joint Initiative” is implemented in Côte d’Ivoire and foresees different types of interventions including protection and assistance to vulnerable and stranded migrants as well as victims of trafficking, capacity building for the authorities, support for sustainable reintegration in the communities of origin, the dissemination of accurate information on migration to migrants, potential migrants and communities, and the collection of data on migration flows. The Initiative aims to strengthen the technical and material capacities of authorities and organizations involved in these areas so that they can ultimately take over the policies and programmes related to the protection and reintegration of migrants developed and/or strengthened in Côte d’Ivoire, with a view to improving the governance of migration in the region.

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission and the direct supervision of the Project Manager (Reintegration) and with thematic support from the Regional Coordination Unit, the successful candidate will be responsible for assessing, synthesizing and contributing to data collection and reporting on specific migrant assistance activities under the Joint Initiative.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. In close coordination with the Information Management Reintegration, Operations and Protection teams, undertake specific data collection and analysis activities (qualitative and quantitative) on return and reintegration for the subsequent preparation of reports, including monthly, interim and final reports.
  2. Collect, compile and provide necessary information and inputs to be used for the preparation and review of periodic reports generated by IOM Cote d’Ivoire under the EUTF JI and coordinate the collection and verification of documents and data used for the preparation of progress and other reports to facilitate proper information exchange on all operational aspects.
  3. In close coordination with the Regional Reintegration Officer, Regional Reporting Officer and Regional IM Officer, review and track data and reports on return and reintegration activities in Migrant Management Operational System Application (MIMOSA), and keep accurate and pertinent records of all reporting files.
  4. Compile general background information for and arrange capacity building activities for EUTFstaff in MIMOSA and reporting.
  5. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in International Law, Development Studies, Political Science, International Relations, Social Studies or a related field from an accredited academic institution; or

• University degree in the above fields with two years of relevant professional experience.


• Experience in data collection and reporting is essential;

• Experience in using MIMOSA (Migrant Management Operational. System Application) for reporting purposes is essential;

• Experience in mentoring and delivering trainings is strongly recommended;

• Experience in the field of migration issues including operational field experience and project development;

• Experience liaising with inter-governmental, national and local authorities, other national/international institutions and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs).


• In depth knowledge of MIMOSA (Migrant Management Operational. System Application) is essential;

• In-depth knowledge of the broad range of migration related subject areas dealt with by theOrganization;

• Knowledge of UN and bilateral donor programming;

• Knowledge of financial rules and regulations;

• Strong communication and interpersonal skills as well as strong strategic and creative thinking;

• Efficiency, flexibility, high level of professionalism and ability to work under pressure and adhere to strict deadlines;

• Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds;

• Ability to guide and supervise staff and coordinate administrative matters.


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

External applicants for all positions in the Professional category are required to be proficient in English and have at least a working knowledge of one additional UN Language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Chinese).

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

Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.


Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (

Required 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 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.

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

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.

This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations. Recommended candidates will remain eligible to be appointed in a similar position for a period of 24 months.

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.

Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 01 December 2021 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Posting period:

From 18.11.2021 to 01.12.2021

No Fees:

IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.

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