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IOM is hiring a Project Development Officer

IOM is hiring a Project Development Officer

Project Development Officer

Entreprise/Structure: International Organization for Migration (OIM)
Ville, Pays: Dakar, Sénégal
Niveau d’études minimum réquis: Bac + 5 ou plus
Expériences professionnelles demandées: 2 ans
Date limite de dépôt de dossier: 21-11-2016
Email de réception des candidatures : Non précisé
Détails de l’offre:
Position Title : Project Development Officer
Duty Station : Dakar, Senegal
Classification : Junior Professional Officer, Grade P2
Type of Appointment : JPO, One year with possibility of extension Estimated
Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 21 November 2016

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and 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.

Senegal has traditionally been an important country of destination in the West Africa region, and is also a country of emigration. Since its establishment in 1998, the IOM office in Dakar, Senegal, has been working with the Government of Senegal and other stakeholders in the field of migration to address the challenges and opportunities presented by dynamic migratory patterns and trends. IOM’s activities in Senegal have focused on building on the link between migration and development in Senegal, counter‐trafficking activities, assisted voluntary return and reintegration support for migrants returning to Senegal, and strengthening Government capacity in labour migration management, border management and in migration policy development.

IOM Senegal is seeking to evolve in response to the need for innovative solutions to increase ever-increasing migration flows. IOM Senegal plans to target most specifically the areas of Assisted Voluntary Return (AVR); Labour mobility and Human Development (LHD), Counter-Trafficking (CT) and Migration and Health (MH).

IOM Senegal continues to provide assistance to irregular returning migrants and follows up on their socio-economic integration into their communities of origin, in cooperation with the Government. AVR projects run by IOM Senegal seek to offer innovative, sustainable training opportunities to returning migrants in order to support and promote their return, in the best possible conditions.

Senegal being a country of destination for child victims of trafficking, IOM Senegal has been very active in providing direct assistance services to those identified and reintegrating them into their communities of origin either in Senegal or across the region. Simultaneously, IOM has strengthened the capacities of the concerned national counterparts in preventing and protecting child victims of trafficking and in introducing the concept of referral system in the area of protection of people on the move. In the South-East of Senegal IOM has implemented various projects to improve standards of physical, mental and social wellbeing, for migrants and mobile populations.

Given current and emerging challenges in Senegal and West Africa, there is significant value in including a Project Development Specialist at IOM Senegal. In particular, a Project Development Specialist could play an important role in developing innovative projects; monitoring and analysing migratory trends in Senegal and in the region; supporting project development and/or review projects; participating in Regional Consultative Processes; keeping abreast of developments; delivering situation reports, writing articles and publications; and organising conferences and workshops.

Only applications from the nationals of Republic of Korea will be considered in accordance with the Cooperation Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Korea and the International Organization for Migration on the Junior Professional Officer/Associate Expert Programme. For criteria, please go to the Korean Government Website:

Core Functions / Responsibilities:
The JPO will work under the direct guidance and supervision of the Head of Office (HoO) for Senegal, and in coordination with the Regional Office for West and Central Africa (Regional Thematic Specialists) for the development of new projects and for the monitoring of IOM ongoing projects in Senegal.

The JPO will be provided with regular feedback on his/her performance and progress, with special attention granted to goal setting and overcoming challenges.

Under the guidance and supervision of Senegal HoO, the JPO’s duties and responsibilities will include:
1. Understand and communicate donor priorities and funding opportunities in Senegal and propose the development of new projects that correspond to IOM’s institutional and country-specific expertise. 2. Take the initiative to design and develop new projects, in close coordination with HoO, donors, beneficiaries and partner organizations. 3. Develop and regularly update and share tools that allow the mission to keep track and speed up project development, endorsement, project code issuance and timely start of projects. 4. Contribute to monitoring progress of projects in Senegal and to the internal and external information about project activities and the achievement of project milestones. 5. Responsible for the reporting requirements of the different projects. Assist the project managers in drafting intermediary and final donor reports for the projects, and submit these reports in coordination with the HoO, resource management and for submission of the final reports following IOM procedures.
6. Represent the organization in various technical level inter-agency and relevant coordination meetings in Dakar.
7. Assist the HoO in all matters related to the projects, including the contribution to the reporting of the mission and communications for the media.
8. Undertake duty travels related to project development as required and authorized by the HoO.
9. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Master’s Degree in Political or Social Sciences, International Relations, Law or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or • University Degree in above fields with four years relevant professional experience.
• 2 to 4 years work experience either on project development, project management, project monitoring and evaluation relevant to migration issues.
• Ability to collect and analyze data on migration topics.
• Computer/software literate.
• Experience of working in a multicultural setting.

Fluency in English and French is required.
Classification Grade
P2 step 1

Desirable Competencies:
• Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms
• Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders
• Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others
• Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience
• Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services
• Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;
• Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others.
• Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
• Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter
• Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation.
• Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;
• Resource Mobilization – works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.
Coaching and Learning Elements
As an integral part of the IOM assignment the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) will:
a. Gain experience in an international organization, including management and international cooperation activities, as well as understanding the dynamics of international working groups. b. Have a solid knowledge of project development and legal framework. c. Participate in development of programs, projects, trainings and workshops related to different migration areas. d. Gain experience in working with governmental, non-governmental and United Nations institutions in the Senegal and West Africa.

How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 21 November 2016 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to:
In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.


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