IOM recruits 01 Programme Manager
IOM works to promote sound migration management, to facilitate international cooperation on migration issues, to search for practical solutions to migration challenges, and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need including refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs). The International Organization for Migration Special Liaison Office (IOM/SLO) in Addis Ababa supports the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) in addressing migration challenges, is working also to assist the GoE in the area of Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) for those former combatant groups, making effort of helping them positively contribute to the development of the country. Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) and the direct supervision of the Emergency and Post-crisis (EPC) Programme Coordinator in the IOM/SLO, in close coordination with the Transition and Recovery Division (TRD) at IOM Headquarters (HQs) and EPC Regional Thematic Specialists (RTS) at IOM Regional Office of Nairobi, the successful candidate will be responsible for the overall design, management, coordination and Page 1 / 5 implementation of Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) programming in the Country Office (CO). S/he will assist the CO in addressing conflict resolution and urgent peacebuilding and stabilization needs, discharge duties and managing CO activities of DDR work including interim stabilization measures and community capacity to receive and reintegrate ex-members of armed groups.
Core Functions / Responsibilities: Programme Design and Management:
1. Oversee staff and operations related to DDR and DDR-like programming.
2. Direct and supervise the IOM team implementing DDR programme activities.
3. Manage the selection, hiring, training and oversight of international and/or local staff required for DDR activity implementation.
4. Manage the financial, administrative and programmatic aspects of DDR and DDR related activities, in close cooperation with CO financial staff and in accordance with IOM standards and operating modalities.
5. Supervise the tracking of all programme expenditures to ensure budget recommendations are met and financial tracking instruments are reconciled and that all funds are spent in accordance with IOM standards and donor expectations.
6. Undertake regular on-site programme monitoring and field travel to the extent that security conditions allow. Strategic Advice, Planning and Policy Development
7. Provide strategic advice and planning within the CO and contribute to institutional policy development.
8. Develop, update and maintain DDR programme strategy, operating parameters and procedures in consultation with the Chief of Mission and the EPC Coordinator.
9. Periodically fine-tune all programmatic systems, including registration, transportation, transit site rehabilitation, and care/maintenance, and reintegration activities in communities of return.
10. Regularly provide to the COM updates and recommendations for operational improvements.
11. Undertake regular and ongoing opportunities and risk analysis for programme activities against Organizational mandate and programme objectives; update and regularly promote risk management strategies.
12. Working within UN security and safety structures, uphold security procedures and requirements towards ensuring the safety and integrity of programme staff and operations. Partner Engagement, Reporting and Coordination
13. Take action to further enhance the objectives of the DDR programming in discussions with international and national counterparts, including donors, and seek programmatic partnerships and synergies when appropriate.
14. Maintain regular programme reporting and outreach to all programme counterparts including UN, national authorities and donor partners. Page 2 / 5
15. Supervise the creation and maintenance of the programme’s database and ensure adherence to IOM’s data protection policies.
16. Coordinate with primary stakeholders inside the Organization, including regional and HQ counterparts.
17. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience: Education
- Master’s degree in Law, International Relations, Development Studies and Planning, or a
related field from an accredited academic institution with seven years of relevant professional experience; or
- University degree in the above fields with nine years of relevant professional experience.
- Operational field experience in programme formulation, implementation and evaluation relating
to demobilization and reintegration of ex-combatants;
- A minimum of two years (2) of field experience at an international level with specialized
international agencies (United Nations Agencies, International Organizations, and International Non-Government Organizations) and in complex crisis operations, including conflict and post-conflict situations;
- Previous work experience in community-led recovery and stabilization programmes,
youth-at-risk, prevention of recruitment to violent or extremist groups, livelihoods, socio-economic improvement and/or conflict mitigation components;
- Previous experience in supervising staff;
- Thorough knowledge of the United Nations Department of Safety and Security protocols and
experience managing staff in a Phase III or above security environment;
- Experience in setting clear tasks and team-building with staff from diverse environments and
backgrounds and in UNDSS phased security areas.
Languages IOM’s official languages are English, French and Spanish. For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an advantage.
Desirable 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
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- 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
- 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: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and
communicates a clear strategic direction. IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link. https://www.iom.int/sites/default/files/about-iom/iom_revised_competency_framework_external.p df Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview. Other: 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. 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.