Position Title : North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force Secretariat Coordinator (MHub Secretaria
Duty Station : Cairo, Egypt
Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2
Type of Appointment : Special short-term graded, six months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 14 February 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 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, Bahamas, Cook Islands, Cuba, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Fiji, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Grenada, Guyana, Iceland, Kiribati, Comoros, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Saint Lucia, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Paraguay, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Suriname, Sao Tome and Principe, Eswatini, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa
Under ongoing programmes in Middle East and North Africa (MENA), the International Community continues to engage government authorities at the central, local and now regional levels, to ensure a holistic approach in addressing irregular migration and upholding the rights of those moving along these routes. The inter and intra-regional nature of mixed migratory movements underlines the need to develop collaborative and learning relationships across regions affected by similar movements including origin, transit and destination countries. The North African Mixed Migration Task Force was formed to respond to these challenges while improving coordination between member agencies. The current membership of the task force comprises of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), the Mixed Migration Centre(MMC) and Save the Children’s Regional Office for the Middle East and Eurasia. The Task Force, while focusing on all movements passing to, through and from North Africa, also endeavours to develop connections between regions to build synergies, connect the dots and take advantage of existing structures to improve coordination and inform existing knowledge.
The North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force aims to promote a human rights-based approach to ensuring the protection of people moving in mixed and complex flows along the North African migratory routes through innovative research and knowledge management activities, and by facilitating inter-agency collaboration.
MHub works on behalf of the Task Force as a regional knowledge hub and coordinating secretariat. MHub supports the production and dissemination of knowledge on the human rights protection issues faced by people on the move in North Africa for use by policymakers, agencies, donors, the public and academia, with a view to informing advocacy, policy and programme development. It fosters collaborative approaches among key stakeholders. MHub is hosted by IOM, and is based in Cairo, Egypt. The successful candidate will work as the Secretariat Coordinator of the North African Mixed Migration Task Force, the “MHub,” hosted by IOM.
Under the overall guidance of the Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, and the direct supervision of the Senior Regional Liaison and Policy Officer, in close coordination with the Senior Migrant Protection and Assistance (MPA) Regional Thematic Specialist (RTS), Research and Data Unit, and relevant Project Managers, the successful candidate will report to the Senior Management Committee of the Task Force.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
1. Draft and implement work plans, sustainability plans and funding proposals for MHub.
2. Support the development and operationalization of an advocacy agenda that responds to the needs and interests of the North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force.
3. Coordinate external relations activities for MHub, including outreach activities, communication with field offices of participating agencies and other actors, and donor relations.
4. Ensure regular communication and coordination with the Task Force and disseminate workplans and outputs.
5. Coordinate and contribute to the production of public information materials including website, information sheets and bulletins and other capacity building or advocacy products.
6. In collaboration with relevant colleagues in the IOM Regional Office, including the MPA RTS and the Research and Data Unit, support the production and dissemination of knowledge on the human rights protection issues in public fora.
7. Track and follow up on Task Force commissioned regional research.
8. Organize and facilitate regular videoconferences and meetings and disseminate the action points amongst Task Force members.
9. Facilitate the smooth administrative and financial operations of the Mhub including the supervision of support staff.
10. Assist with the implementation of components related to MHub in the NOAH Africa and DFID funded Regional Safety, Support, Solutions for the CMR projects, in close coordination with the IOM Regional Research and Data unit and the project manager in the IOM Country Office Egypt.
11. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Master’s degree in Social Sciences, International Relations, Law, Economics, International Development or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or
• University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.
• Experience working on migration, policy and liaison, ideally in international or non-governmental organizations;
• Previous work experience in coordination and liaison, preferably in an inter-agency context; experience in project management;
• Previous work and research experience in migration, particularly mixed migration;
• Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly orally and in writing. Familiarity with international migration matters in the Middle East and North Africa is an advantage;
• Experience in managing small teams is an advantage;
• Familiarity with international migration matters relevant to North Africa;
• Prior work experience with IOM and/or United Nations agencies would be an advantage.
Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of Arabic and/or French is an advantage.
• 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.
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.
How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 14 February 2019 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
For further information, please refer to: http://www.iom.int/cms/en/sites/iom/home/about-iom-1/recruitment/how-to-apply.html
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