International Organization For Migration (IOM)

Programme Officer (Immigration & Border Management)

International Organization For Migration (IOM)

Job Description

Country: Libya Organization: International Organization for Migration Closing date: 3 Feb 2021 Position Title: Programme Officer Immigration & Border Management (IBM) Duty Station: IOM Libya in Tunis, Tunisia Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P2 Type of Appointment: Special short-term graded, six months with possibility of extension Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible Closing Date: 03 February 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: Internal candidates Candidates from the following non-represented member states: Antigua and Barbuda; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Fiji; Gabon; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People's Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; 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.


The Immigration and Border Management (IBM) Unit at IOM Libya supports relevant Governmental authorities in enhancing their capacities to manage borders efficiently in a coordinated and integrated way. Current and upcoming interventions include the installation of the Migration Information and Analysis System MIDAS), extensive training programme for Immigration Officers on various technical topic, policy support, initiatives related to Humanitarian Border Management (HBM) and cross border cooperation with neighbouring countries.

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) and the direct supervision of the Programme Manager - IBM, the successful candidate will be responsible for the implementation of IOM Libya's border management related activities in Coordination with the Programme Manager IBM. S/he will be expected to support coordination of the IBM programme with other Units as well as with the Project Development and Support Unit in communication with the donor governments and other stakeholders.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

Assist in planning, and coordinating the implementation of activities under the Immigration and Border Management (IBM) related projects, identify synergies and facilitate linkages with other Country office (CO) activities.

Analyse and suggest revisions to the programme strategy whenever required, in close coordination with the IBM Programme Manager and Senior Management.

Monitor the programme's budgetary, administrative, and technical aspects in line with IOM policies and procedures and donor requirements and bring conclusions, deficiencies and gaps to the attention of the supervisor along with recommended actions.

Monitor the procurement as well as the rehabilitation projects through timely facilitation of all necessary administrative, organizational, and tender processes, in coordination with the Resource Management Unit and local partners.

Monitor project implementation and the work of local implementing partners. Propose appropriate corrective action and make recommendations to improve effectiveness as necessary; draft and contribute to regular project and activity reports and prepare and provide input to donor narrative reports.

Coordinate meetings and capacity-building activities for partner government agencies, local partners and other stakeholders associated with the IBM Programme.

Implement communication and visibility plans of the Programme in close coordination of the Public Information Unit.

Support and work to strengthen coordination efforts with government entities, embassies, implementing partners, UN agencies, and other stakeholders involved in carrying out IBM activities in the country.

Identify trends, conduct Desk Research, support the development of new programme/project possibilities by providing input and information, and draft identified sections of proposals in close coordination with the project development unit, tracking and following up on submission to donors.

Supervise project support staff, prepare inputs for performance evaluations and assist in the resolution of team conflicts.

Undertake duty travel relating to project activities, monitoring and liaison with counterparts.

Participate in meetings as applicable.

Perform such other duties s as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master's degree in Political or Social Sciences, Development Studies, Human Rights, 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 in the field of Capacity Building with a Government or UN agency, or a regional or international organization;
  • Experience working in a multi-stakeholder environments and experience in liaising with governmental authorities;
  • Experience in project development, management, monitoring and evaluation in the international development/ humanitarian sector required;
  • Experience in conducting monitoring and evaluation (M&E), with good understanding of M&E tools and approaches;
  • Experience in writing training plans, statements of works, standard operating procedures and detailed instructions;
  • Experience in the MENA Region and/or in the African continent an advantage;
  • Experience working in IBM programme an advantage.

Strong technical knowledge and presentation/facilitation skills for IBM related training and capacity building initiatives.


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

For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Arabic, French and/or 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.


With possible relocation to Libya if and when the situation is conducive.

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.
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. 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 03 February 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.

For further information please refer to: Posting period:

From 21.01.2021 to 03.02.2021 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.

Requisition: SVN 2021 11 Programme Officer Immigration & Border Management (IBM) (P2) IOM Libya in Tunis, Tunisia (56814435) Released Posting: Posting NC56814436 (56814436) Released
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