International Organization For Migration (IOM)

Programme Officer (Resettlement and Movement Management - 2 Vacancies)

International Organization For Migration (IOM)

Job Description

  Position Title : Programme Officer, Resettlement and Movement Management (RMM) (2 positions) Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2 Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible Closing Date : 01 April 2020 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:
  1. Internal candidates
  2. Candidates from the following non-represented member states: Antigua and Barbuda; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Djibouti; Fiji; Gabon; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People's Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Libya; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Papua New Guinea; 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: Since the inception of IOM in 1951, Movement Operations have been and continue to be a fundamental pillar of the Organization’s work. The organized movement of persons in need of international migration assistance is a primary mandate of the Organization and a cornerstone of IOM’s operations. This mandate has resulted in the international transport of more than 15 million migrants and refugees worldwide. Movement Operations departments in various IOM Country offices (COs), coordinated under the division of Resettlement and Movement Management (RMM) in the Department of Operations and Emergencies (DOE) at IOM’s Geneva Headquarters, are responsible for all aspects of travel for migrants and refugees under IOM’s auspices, in accordance with the various framework agreements with resettlement and receiving Governments and partners across the spectrum of the Organization's programmes. Under the overall supervision of the Chief of RMM and the direct supervision of the Senior Programme Advisor, RMM, the successful candidate will assist with RMM projects, including components of the CRISP programme, primarily through administrative support, reporting, monitoring and evaluation, implementation, and communications. The Sustainable Resettlement and Complementary Pathways Initiative (CRISP) is co-managed by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The CRISP was established as a joint programme with UNHCR and builds on the achievements and progress established under the Emerging Resettlement Countries Joint Support Mechanism (ERCM) from 2016 to 2019. The ERCM was established at the 2016 Leaders’ Summit on Refugees and is included in the New York Declaration and the Global Compact for Refugees. IOM contributed to the 2019 development of UNHCR’s Three Year Strategy on Resettlement and Complementary Pathways to which the CRISP is aligned and consistent. Core Functions / Responsibilities:
  1. Provide administrative support to the RMM projects, including the CRISP Programme, to assist them in carry out their immediate to long-term objectives as defined in the programme documents, including support for the country assessments, country-level self-evaluation exercises, and identification of necessary components to develop or strengthen in establishing a resettlement programme.
  2. Support and assist with the set-up, roll out and implementation of CRISP and other programmes, including coordination with donors, IOM COs and partners such as UNHCR.
  3. Assist with the implementation of programme work plans, including support for the development of country level plans and budgets. For CRISP, build on the model used during the launch of the ERCM.
  4. Liaise internally with the IOM divisions for organizing meetings, drafting meeting summaries, collecting information and inputs.
  5. Assist with Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and the utilization of reporting templates for tracking programme progress at the country level, and assist in the compilation of information for the preparation of donor reports.
  6. Assist in conducting midterm reviews and other relevant M&E to assess the progress and gaps more in depth and provide recommendations.
  7. Provide administrative and logistical support to communications and public information, by contributing to the development of slide presentations, press notes, Talking Points, situation reports, and newsletter.
  8. Develop infographics representing programme achievements on resettlement and other components for inclusion in RMM Portal and other fora.
  9. Consult and collaborate with staff at IOM Headquarters and in IOM Country Offices to advance programme objectives as needed, such as through staff surveys, questionnaires, data collection and information gathering.
  10. Assist in preparing for and participating in regular calls with country offices, bilateral meetings with UNHCR and the donor meetings.
  11. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience: Education • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Communications, Political or Social Science, International Relations, Law or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or • University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience. Experience • Previous experience in providing administrative and logistical support, project development and/or working for an organization which provides humanitarian assistance; • Experience in research, writing, outreach, data collection and analysis as well as communications; • Computer literate, well-versed in Microsoft Office Suite and design software; • Familiarity with IOM’s role in resettlement and movement operations; • Experience of working in a multi-cultural setting. Languages IOM’s official languages are English, French and Spanish. For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge in French, Spanish, and/or Arabic is an advantage. 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. 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 endorsed by the Appointments and Postings Board 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.  
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