OIM recruits 01 Head of Migrant Protection and Operation Unit

OIM recruits 01 Head of Migrant Protection and Operation Unit

L’Organisation Internationale pour les Migrants (OIM)

Ndjamena, Tchad
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, …), Projet/programme de développement

 Position Title : Head of Migrant Protection and Operation UnitDuty Station : N’Djamena, ChadClassification : Professional Staff, Grade P3Type of Appointment : Special short-term graded, six months with possibility of extensionEstimated Start Date : As soon as possibleClosing Date : 01 December 2020
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:1. Internal candidates2. 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.
Context:Irregular migration along the Central Mediterranean route is increasingly dangerous for migrants. Crossing the Mediterranean by far the deadliest route, with 1 death recorded for 35 arrivals (IOM, 2016). In addition, over 70% of the migrants interviewed by IOM on their arrival in Italy report that they were victims of trafficking or other exploitative practices during their migratory journey along the routes of the Central Mediterranean. In Chad, IOM has identified different areas of intervention to ensure provision of adequate protection for migrants, provide direct support and assistance to vulnerable migrants while at the same time supporting policy-related interventions and institutionalized capacity building.
The Migrant Protection and Operation Unit is responsible for the implementation and development of projects and programmes related to its area of responsibility, this includes the implementation of the European Union Trust Fund activities, projects related to counter-trafficking and border management as well as Assisted Voluntary Return, Resettlement and Movement Management.Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Mission and in close coordination with the regional office of Dakar migration protection unit and the border management specialists, as well as the resettlement team located in Nairobi and Kampala, the successful candidate will manage the Migrant Protection and Operation unit.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:1. Directly manage all components related to the EUTF project in Chad, this includes supervision of the financial expenditures, communication activities, compliance with the monitoring framework and timely correspondence with the frequent requests from the regional office in Dakar including the supervision of the EUTF staff structure. (max. 20%)2. Manage the Italian funded component of the direct assistance to stranded migrant component and ensure timely reporting and implementation of all activities, including financial management of the project. (max. 40%)3. Lead on the development of a consistent standard operating procedures (SOP) framework on protection and migrants assistance, in cooperation with Government.4. Supervise the border management and counter trafficking project managers and ensure close adherence to donor guidelines and the SOP framework for protection and migrants assistance.5. Support the capacity building and development of staff within the unit through targeted training, mentoring and coaching.6. Act as liaison and focal point for the Chadian government on the development and implementation of the counter-trafficking framework.7. Provide trainings on counter-trafficking to government officials in line with the different project components.8. Ensure protection mainstreaming and accountability to affected populations (AAP) throughout the mission and represent IOM Chad in the protection cluster.9. Provide managerial and administrative support to the resettlement team, including through management training of the operation officer and directly supervise the financial management and donor reporting of the resettlement operation.10. Ensure regular and active participation in the mission senior management team and contribute to the mission strategy implementation through project development.11. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
Education• Master’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, Business Administration, Migration Studies, International Relations and/or Law or a related field preferably 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.
Experience• Experience in project management, implementation and project development;• Experience in managing the EUTF project in a transit country required;• Experience in border management, counter-trafficking and/or protection-focused project implementation required;• Field experience in West and Central Africa would be an advantage;• Experience in reintegration, and protection (including in humanitarian emergencies);• Experience in resettlement and movement management an advantage.
LanguagesIOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.For this position, fluency in English and French is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Arabic is an advantage.Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.
Notes1 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.
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.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 01 December 2020 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:  01.12.2020
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.POSTULER

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