Country: Djibouti
Organization: International Organization for Migration
Closing date: 25 Apr 2022

Position Title : Head of Programmes

Duty Station : Djibouti, Djibouti

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P3

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

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 25 April 2022

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 www.iom.int/diversity.

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:

Internal candidates

Candidates from the following non-represented member states:

Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba (Netherlands); Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Congo (the); Cook Islands; Cuba; Curaçao; Fiji; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Libya; Madagascar; 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.

Context:

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) – the UN Migration Agency occupies the leading role in supporting Member States in migration management. In Djibouti, IOM implements programmes of assistance to vulnerable migrants, capacity building of governmental institutions and strengthening the link between migration and development.

Under the direct supervision and direction of the Chief of Mission (CoM), the successful candidate will be responsible for the oversight and coordination of IOM’s Djibouti programs and will substantively contribute to resource mobilization.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

Oversee and coordinate IOM programs, with a view to ensuring that they are principled, timely, effective and efficient.

Work to build consensus among IOM programmes and actively facilitate cooperation among them, recognizing that the ownership of management rests with all relevant programme managers.

Coordinate the design and development of project concepts and proposals in coordination with relevant Regional Office and Headquarters units/colleagues, government and partners.

Analyze and assess project/programme activities and advise the CoM accordingly about potentially required adjustments and emerging complementary opportunities.

Oversee IOM’s emergency response portfolio, including IOM’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Camp Coordination and Camp Management, Shelter & Non-Food Items, Health, Psychosocial and operations activities.

Provide overall guidance and support to IOM sub-office through direct management of the head of sub office in Obock.

Establish and maintain strong and regular liaison with the project/programme partners, such as governmental authorities, diplomatic missions, and any other concerned agencies and working groups, aiming at coordinating and promoting new activities and facilitating the implementation of ongoing activities and fund raising for new projects/programmes.

Ensure adherence to established policies and procedures in the formulation of project activities, coordinate and advise on the preparation of project documents, including design, monitoring and evaluation.

Coordinate and backstop the operational, human resources, administrative and budgetary aspects of the project/programme, including supervision of project staff.

Coordinate the communication and visibility actions of the missions in coordination with relevant partners.

Represent IOM at meetings and events related to the design/ implementation/ monitoring of IOM’s Djibouti programs.

Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

• Master’s Degree from an accredited academic institution in Political or Social Science, International Relations, Humanitarian Affairs or a related field from an accredited institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or

• University Degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience.

Experience

• Field experience in emergency work, including camp and shelter management, support to displaced populations and the implementation of early recovery activities;

• Experience in liaison with governmental authorities as well as with national and international institutions;

• Experience in the field of humanitarian emergencies, including operational and field experience, IOM project development, and management.

Skills

• Demonstrated initiative and problem-solving skills;

• Good knowledge of project formulation, administration and evaluation techniques and practices;

• Familiarity with financial management; effective resource management skills;

• Sound judgment, ability to extract, interpret, analyse and format data and resolve operational problem, ability to work with minimum supervision;

• Ability to work effectively with local authorities, academic institutions and the broader community to advance country office objectives;

• Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office package;

• Ability to manage a varied workload and prioritize tasks, work under pressure and meet deadlines;

• Effective communicator, successful negotiator, creative analytical thinker, active learner, team player, and cross-cultural facilitator.

Languages

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).

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

Notes

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

(https://whed.net/home.php).

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.

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. https://www.iom.int/sites/default/files/about-iom/iom_revised_competency_framework_external.pdf

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.

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. Subject to certain exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required for individuals hired on or after 15 November 2021. This will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.

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 25 April 2022 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.

For further information please refer to: www.iom.int/recruitment

Posting period:

From 12.04.2022 to 25.04.2022

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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