OIM Niger recrute un Field Coordinator (Programme Operations)
Entreprise/Structure: Organisation Internationale pour les Migrations (OIM)
Ville, Pays: Niamey, Niger
Niveau d’études minimum réquis: Bac + 5 ou plus
Expériences professionnelles demandées: 5 ans
Date limite de dépôt de dossier: 03-07-2016
Position Title : Field Coordinator (Programme Operations)
Duty Station : Niamey, Niger
Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P3
Type of Appointment : Special short-term graded, Six months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 03 July 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.
IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates are considered as first-tier candidates:
1. Internal candidates
2. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries:
Antigua and Barbuda, Benin, Bahamas, Botswana, Belize, Cabo Verde, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Gambia, Guyana, Iceland, Cambodia, Comoros, Lesotho, Luxembourg, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Maldives, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Suriname, El Salvador, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Vanuatu, Samoa
Under the overall guidance of the Chief of Mission (CoM) in Niger, and under the direct supervision of the Programme Manager/Chief of Party for the Niger Community Cohesion Initiative (NCCI), the successful candidate will manage and be accountable for all the field operations of the NCCI Programme. S/he will oversee and manage the programme team in Niamey and Sub Offices.
The NCCI programme is funded by the Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI). Through NCCI, IOM seeks to improve community stabilization in order to foster an enabling environment for sustainable peace and traditional development programmes. To achieve these objectives, NCCI designs and implements small-grant activities through a process-oriented, community driven approach and emphasize project processes.
The Field Coordinator will maintain and strengthen the necessary operational structures and inter-departmental processes, both within the NCCI programme offices and between the NCCI programme, in order to ensure transparent and accountable grant implementation, operations and reporting. S/he will also contribute to managing the development of the overall regional programme strategy (in line with the programme objectives already in place) and review of grantee proposals by Project Officers, including proposal submission and data entry. S/he will also coordinate the identification of potential grantees and the development and implementation of small grant activities. Other responsibilities will include advising the COP and OTI on the evolution of the local political, legal, and economic situation and on how to continuously adapt the regional OTI programme to ensure that it remains relevant and effective. The Field Coordinator will manage the programmatic and implementation monitoring of each grant activity, and ensure that activities and reports are accurately captured and shared with the main office and USAID/OTI. S/he will also supervise enforcement of proper financial, procurement, and general operational protocols and reporting of the field office.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
1. Manage, monitor and be accountable for the daily operations and staff in the field.
2. Ensure the successful, implementation of the programme’s community-based, small grant initiatives at the field level in accordance with the overall objectives of the programme by directly supervising programme implementation staff in the identification of local grantees and partners, technical consultants, and other programme implementers.
3. Manage the programme implementation team in developing targeted, high-impact activities which meet the objectives of the programme.
4. Liaise directly with the NCCI senior management team, including OTI, on concepts identified by programme staff, and submit ‘Yellow Light’ activities to the senior management team for approval.
5. Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with OTI, local grantees, local government authorities, local contractors, international NGOs, donors, and other key stakeholders.
6. Manage and coordinate with operations staff as appropriate for grant activity implementation to ensure that procurement, finance, logistics, and programmatic aspects of each activity are being implemented on-time and in accordance with the specifications of the approved activity.
7. Coordinate closely with the logistics, financial and procurement teams in the application of standard guidelines and procedures aimed at ensuring an appropriate, efficient and transparent use of funds.
8. Manage and coordinate, as required, with the NCCI engineering team to ensure the technical quality of proposed, ongoing and concluding grant activities.
9. Provide regular reporting to the Programme Manager/Chief of Party on grant implementation and provide relevant inputs on project implementation to the Grants Unit.
10. Oversee the collection and submission of weekly bullets on the local political and security context to the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for inclusion in the bi-weekly report.
11. Coordinate the collection and submission of activity notes for weekly submission to Monitoring and Evaluation Officer and OTI for inclusion in the database.
12. Liaise with IOM’s Staff Security Unit (SSU) and the Mission Security Focal point as/when required, in close conjunction with the management of IOM Niger and in accordance with the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) requirements.
13. Coordinate with the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer and Assistants to develop, monitor, evaluate (M&E) and recommend performance measures for regional and individual activities, including contractors and grantees.
14. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Master’s degree in International Relations, Management, Development Studies, Planning, Business Administration or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or
• University degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience.
• Specific work experience with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) programs an advantage, preferably with the Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI);
• Previous experience in community-based and/or small-grants programming desirable, particularly in the areas of infrastructure works, procurement and civil-society strengthening or
Monitoring and Evaluation;
• Experience in project implementation, support to grants fund management; administrative and related fields;
• Knowledge of the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) protocols and experience working in a phase III (or above) security environment;
• Strong knowledge and cultural understanding of the region and conversant on regional politics;
• Excellent communication and writing skills with the ability to analyses complex problems and identify and convey clear, rapid solutions;
• Effective resource management skills;
• Experience in developing and maintaining budgetary disciplines across a wide range of gran activities;
• Familiarity with political analysis in complex crisis settings;
• Knowledge of the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) protocols,
Experience working with staff from diverse environments and backgrounds
• Experience in graphic design, Excel Power Point or other software to generate sophisticated reporting;
• Strong general analytical skills;
• Significant reporting and database experience required, preferably with Microsoft Access.
Fluency in English and French is required.
• 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.
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.
Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.
How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 03 July 2016 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
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.
From 20.06.2016 to 03.07.2016
Requisition: SVN 2016/71 (P) – Field Coordinator (Programme Operations) (P3) – Niamey, Niger (54819866) Released
Posting: Posting NC54819867 (54819867) Released