Position Title : Head, Project Coordination
Duty Station : Cairo, Egypt
Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P4
Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 24 October 2019
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 www.iom.int/diversity.
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 candidates
2. External female candidates:
3. Candidate from the following non-represented member states: Antigua and Barbuda; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Djibouti; El Salvador; Fiji; Gabon; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Libya; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Papua New Guinea; 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 of IOM and female candidates.
Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM), the successful candidate will lead, in coordination with the CoM, government and UN liaison at strategic level. S/he will supervise and coordinate policy development, programmes’ support (planning, policy, support and communications) and liaison efforts.
Likewise, s/he will supervise cross-cutting areas in support of the mission, such as communications, public relations, data analysis, project development, project reporting, portfolio development, donor and governmental liaison, environmental initiatives, private sector engagement, capacity building and technical cooperation. S/he will ensure fluid coordination among programmes and processes. S/he will also mainstream global and regional initiatives in all the programmatic areas of the mission.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
1. Upon delegation of the Chief of Mission (CoM) represent as required the Organization and strengthen relations with government authorities, diplomatic missions, donors, International organizations, non — governmental organizations, the UN Country team, private sector and public media. Upon delegation of the CoM, serve as officer in charge, and upon request by the same, represent the Mission in donor briefings, events, delegation visits and speaking engagements.
2. Coordinate and promote fluid information-sharing and coordination among programmatic and programme support teams.
3. Oversee development and implementation (reporting and liaison) of programmes at national and regional level; identify potential and existing obstacles to programmes delivery, through continuous monitoring of new programme areas that reflects changes in beneficiaries’ needs and donor priorities.
4. Upon delegation of the CoM, participate in the United Nations Country Team’s related working groups, and coordinate IOM’s active participation in the inter-agency thematic groups including the Programme Management Team and the Mixed Migration Working Group. Contribute to the shared planning tools for operational activities such as the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF/UNPDF).
5. Identify and oversee the development of new programmes and strategy— level modifications to respond to changing host country and donor requirements. Lead the development of interventions that position IOM in new developments and new strategic areas.
6. Coordinate IOM Egypt’s presence and support within the framework of regional and international processes and/or dialogues on migration relevant to Egypt and the region and provide technical assistance as required.
7. Supervise the Policy, Governance and Liaison Team, covering the following portfolios: communications, public relations, data analysis, project development, project reporting, portfolio development, donor and governmental liaison, environmental initiatives, private sector engagement, capacity building and technical cooperation.
8. Supervise the analysis of political, social and economic trends and lead formulation, strategic analysis, planning and evaluation of programmes activities and provide policy advice for programme management and portfolio development.
9. Facilitate knowledge generation and management through the identification of best practices and lessons learned to ensure more comprehensive and efficient delivery. Coordinate the Mission’s knowledge products development and knowledge service delivery.
10. Supervise and build capacity among programme staff, comprising a multidisciplinary approach. Support the CoM with improvements to staff structures, improving lines of communication and accountability, resolving tensions in reporting lines and seeking opportunities for staff development.
11. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Master’s degree in Marketing, International Relations, Development, Environment, or a related field from an accredited academic institution with seven years of relevant professional experience; or,
• University in the above fields with nine years of relevant professional experience.
• Experience in working with local and international NGOs or UN agencies addressing migration, employment, skills training, private sector engagement or related issues;
• Knowledge of CSR strategies and demonstrate success in engaging with private sector companies;
• Excellent writing, editorial and communication skills for the drafting of texts and for the formulation of a communications policy; • Knowledge of asylum and migration problems and the relevant (inter)national parties and organizations;
• Knowledge of IOM’s services, IOM’s communications policy and the political environment
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills as well as strong strategic and creative thinking;
• Efficiency, flexibility, high level of professionalism and ability to work under pressure and adhere to strict deadlines; and,
• Ability to guide and supervise staff and coordinate administrative matters.
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.
1 Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (https://whed.net/home.php).
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 endorsed by the Appointments and Postings Board 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.
How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 24 October 2019 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: www.iom.int/recruitment
Posting period: to 24.10.2019
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.