International Organization For Migration (IOM)

National Programme Officer (Finance)

International Organization For Migration (IOM)

Job Description

Organizational Context and Scope

IOM, with financial assistance of the European Union, developed the Reintegration and Development Assistance in Afghanistan (RADA) project to support sustainable reintegration of returnees within their communities of return. RADA is implemented in eight provinces of high return (Baghlan, Balkh, Herat, Kabul, Kandahar, Kunar, Laghman and Nangarhar) to achieve the following results: 1. Sustainable reintegration: Returnees and communities in areas of high return in Afghanistan share an enabling environment for sustainable reintegration in which returnees reach a level of economic self-sufficiency, social stability within their community, and psychosocial well-being that enables them to cope with (re)-migration drivers.

Activities include: integrated Community Development projects, support to businesses, start-ups and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET).

2. Capacity strengthening: The Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation (MoRR) and its departments at the provincial level, has strengthened capacities to plan, coordinate and facilitate the provision of comprehensive reintegration assistance.

Activities include: technical assistance, peer-to-peer Capacity Building and the establishment of referral mechanisms and structures such as Reintegration Information Centres (RIC) at the provincial level.

3. Reception Assistance: Persons who are returned to Afghanistan under the Joint Way Forward Framework and additional arrangements on non-voluntary returns, are provided with immediate assistance at the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Activities include: medical and psychosocial screening and referral, temporary accommodation and onward transportation.

4. Knowledge development: Comprehensive Data Collection, trend monitoring, and research contributes to an evidence base on return, reintegration and development policy and practice in Afghanistan.

Activities include: data collection and Analysis to monitor results, impact and contextual trends, publications and roundtables contribute to policy discussions at national and international level.

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission, the direct supervision of the Senior Project Manager, and in close Coordination with the Senior Resource Management Officer, the successful candidate will ensure financial compliance and oversight of the IOM Afghanistan managed, EU/DEVCO funded project “Reintegration and Development Assistance in Afghanistan” (RADA) through the following responsibilities: Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

Project fund management:

1) Provide specialized support in monitoring the financial management for all project activities including oversight of financial expenditure and accountability.

2) Develop, maintain and ensure access to tools and up-to-date information to ensure effective Management Project finances by the Project Manager.

3) Monitor and check the expenditure of all field activities in Afghanistan and train all relevant project staff, including of service providers/implementing partners, on financial-administrative compliance.

4) Verify payment requests for project expenses and ensure timely and accurate entry in PRISM.

5) Verify donation of assets and ensure proper documentation is processed and completed.

6) Review projectization of project staff provided by the Senior Project Manager.

7) Ensure full compliance of project administrative and financial activities with IOM financial policies and regulations.

Project financial reporting:

8) Elaborate financial donor reports in accordance with IOM regulations and established procedures in close coordination with the (S)RMO, as well as relevant units in Regional Offices and/or Headquarters.

9) Prepare monthly and annual budget reports, monitor budget control and report variances between budget and actual expenditures.

10) Coordinate with IOM’s Regional Accounting Support (RAS) in Manila for project review and check list, liaise with Regional Offices in Bangkok and Brussels on financial and administrative activities of the project.

11) Perform other duties as may be assigned.


The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and 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 3*
  • 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 3
  • 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: work strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.
Note: Appointment is subject to funding availability.** Internals of the Organization and NMS candidates, as well as external female candidates, will be considered as first-tier candidates. This vacancy is also open to second-tier candidates.

The appointment is subject to funding confirmation.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.


  • Effectively applies knowledge of relevant financial discipline
  • Develops / follows internal control procedures to prevent fraud and mismanagement
  • Ensures application of institutional financial policies and guidelines
  • Advocates incorporation of financial considerations into processes and procedures
  • Masters subject matter related to responsibilities
  • Identifies issues, opportunities, and risks central to responsibilities
  • Incorporates gender-related needs, perspectives, and concerns, and promotes equal gender participation
  • Persistent, calm, and polite in the face of challenges and stress
  • Treats all colleagues with respect and dignity
  • Works effectively with people from different cultures by adapting to relevant cultural contexts
  • Knowledgeable about and promotes IOM core mandate and migration solutions reporting and writing skills, strong IT skills, excellent communication and negotiations skills, monitoring and evaluation skills, drive for result
  • Knowledge of using data collection through KOBO
Education and Experience:

· University degree preferable or equivalent diploma in finance/ accounting.

· A minimum of four (4) years working experience, with increasing responsibilities in accounting / finance.

· Familiarity with generally accepted accounting procedures.

Good knowledge of and experience in the use of the MS Office package and SAP.


  • English- Fluency is required
  • Dari – Fluency is required
  • Pashto- Advantage Knowledge
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