Job Description

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Sub-Office based in Cotabato, Philippines, and the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission in Manila, Philippines, the successful candidate will be responsible for the implementation, oversight and Coordination of various IOM humanitarian, development and/or peacebuilding programmes as well as administrative oversight of the satellite office in Kidapawan/Marawi/Zamboanga, Philippines.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Provide strategic direction, Analysis and input to the Head of Sub-Office on the implementation of the programme.
  2. Manage the overall implementation of the programme in a timely manner, being responsible for administrative and technical oversight of the project activities, in line with IOM's policies and practices as well as donor requirements.
  3. Liaise with relevant interlocutors (including government line ministries, non-government and international stakeholders, and donor representatives) on programme implementation, facilitating Information Exchange and programme cooperation, as well as promoting IOM-implemented initiatives.
  4. In his/her capacity as the Head of Iligan Satellite Office, supervise and train assigned staff in implementing operational, Human Resources, administrative, budgetary and Financial Management in line with IOM’s rules and procedures and in close coordination with the Head of Sub-Office and National Resource Management Officer.
  5. Oversee the work of short-term experts and consultants retained under the programme including but not limited to project activities related to Capacity Building and trainings, research, analysis as well as monitoring and evaluation.
  6. Within the Area of Responsibility, manage financial/budgetary planning, exercise quality control over all procedures and documents and ensure proper follow up as necessary.
  7. Drive the development of reports, presentations, talking points, and briefings on programme activities.
  8. Ensure project visibility throughout the project cycle, including preparation and submission of project-based newsletters, summary reports, and services and items provided to beneficiaries and relevant stakeholders.
  9. Contribute to identifying opportunities for the strengthening and expansion of IOM’s presence and operations in the area and take part in project development efforts to complement or expand existing projects and/or for new project initiatives in related fields in close coordination with the Cotabato HoSO and the CoM.
  10. Represent IOM in any events, initiatives, meetings or other fora that are institutionally and/or programmatically relevant to IOM’s presence and profile in the area of responsibility.
  11. Regularly update the Head of Sub-Office on migration issues, emerging trends, and formulate strategic priorities in coordination with HSO, COM and relevant Regional Thematic Specialists.
  12. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience


· Master’s degree in Political or Social Science, International Relations, International Development, Migration Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Public Administration, or a related field from an accredited academic institution; or · University degree in the above fields with minimum two years of relevant professional experience.


· Experience in managing humanitarian, development and/or peacebuilding programmes and capacity-building activities with the UN, Government and INGOs; · Experience in liaising with governmental authorities as well as with national and international institutions; · Experience in project development, reporting, management, planning and implementation, research and policy formulation; Skills

· Demonstrated ability to supervise, train and motivate staff in a multicultural team environment.


Fluency in English and Filipino is required. Working knowledge of Tausug and Sama and other ZamBaSulTa language Working knowledge Cebuano and any BARMM language.


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

Required Competencies

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and 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.


Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.

Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighbouring country that is within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered. In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighbouring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.

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