OIM recruits 01 Programme Officer (Protection)
L’Organisation Internationale pour les Migrants (OIM)
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, …), Projet/programme de développement
Position Title : Programme Officer (Protection)
Duty Station : Conakry, Guinea
Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2
Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 25 August 2022
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. Candidates from the following non-represented member states: Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba (Netherlands); Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Congo (the); Cook Islands; Cuba; Curaçao; Fiji; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Madagascar; 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.
Since 2005, IOM Guinea has been the major International Organization working with the Government of Guinea in the fight against Trafficking in Persons (TIP). IOM Guinea has been working in close collaboration with the National Committee for the fight against Human Trafficking and Similar Practices – “Comité National de Lutte Contre la Traite de Personnes et Pratique Assimilées” (CNLTPPA) in the development of a legislative framework for the effective investigation and prosecution of cases of TIP. IOM’s constant involvement in the delivery of the National Committee’s programs has made a significant contribution to revitalize its functioning through the development of the current National Action Plan. Aside from counter-trafficking, IOM Guinea applies several other protection interventions in the country. IOM Guinea works with the Government of Guinea and relevant partners to address issues related to gender-based violence, mental and psychosocial support, and child protection.
Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager (Special Measure Project) and in coordination with the MPA Regional Thematic Specialist (RTS), the successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating and implementing the counter-trafficking and protection activities under the Special Measure Project and other future projects.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
1. Act as a counter-trafficking and protection focal point for IOM Guinea activities related to counter-trafficking and protection.
2. Draft and/or update relevant SOPs for the protection and assistance of vulnerable migrants (especially for victims of trafficking).
3. Help strengthen the capacities of staff to screen and identify vulnerable migrants who may be victims of trafficking and/or victims of exploitation or other crimes.
4. Work closely with relevant units to propose specific activities to improve the care of treated migrants (especially victims of trafficking).
5. Set up or improve a referral protection mechanism and supervise and coordinate the care of vulnerable migrants (especially victims of trafficking).
6. Work closely with the information management unit to contribute to the development of an internal database of victims that is in line with MIMOSA requirements, and in accordance with IOM Data Protection Principles.
7. Supervise and coordinate the provision of direct care/victim support to victims of trafficking under the project.
8. Provide support/guidance for the socio-economic reintegration of vulnerable migrants.
9. Supervise, provide technical information and training to relevant project staff and consultants, as well as other relevant stakeholders, as required.
10. Organize the prevention and protection activities as detailed in the project documents and in close coordination with Government counterparts.
11. Monitor project progress to document and evaluate results, help increase effectiveness and recommend appropriate action.
12. Monitor trafficking trends and document possible opportunities for work synergy with relevant Ministries and agencies.
13. Coordinate, in close coordination with government counterparts, activities relating to human rafficking and protection, supervise and coordinate the provision of direct care/victims’ assistance to adult victims of trafficking assisted under the project.
14. Maintain strong work relations and liaison with government entities, UN agencies, and other stakeholders in Guinea.
15. Contribute to the creation of informational materials and facilitate communication and visibility for all counter-trafficking and protection components.
16. Participate in relevant seminars, meetings, and other events to coordinate project activities and disseminate results.
17. Draft donor and other reports and ensure proper information exchange on all operational aspects of the project between IOM, donors, and other stakeholders. Gather and collate general and specific information on programme activities as requested by donors/external parties, IOM Missions, HQs, and other internal counterparts; coordinate internal evaluation(s).
18. Assist with resource mobilization efforts for the mission through the drafting of segments of concept notes and proposals on counter-trafficking and protection.
19. Support other IOM Guinea counter-trafficking and protection programs and activities with a view to strengthen processes and impact. Provide technical input into the development of mission and programme-specific policies and strategies.
20. Undertake site visits and duty travel as required.
21. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Master’s degree in International Development, Political or Social Sciences, International Relations, Law, or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years relevant professional experience; or
• University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.
• Experience in project or programme implementation and coordination in the field of counter-trafficking, protection and/or migrants’ rights; experience working on USG and/or EU funded projects is an advantage;
• Experience supervising and coordinating the work of a team;
• Operational and field experience in West Africa is of particular interest, including in the areas of project development, advocacy and capacity-building;
• Experience as a trainer, facilitator, or presenter on the topics of human trafficking and protection overall;
• Experience in liaising with government counterparts and officials at the policy and senior management levels and in organizing stakeholder meetings and workshops;
• Thorough understanding and experience working with international human rights instruments, tools and standards with the adaptation and implementation the same in developing countries.
Background in institutional capacity-building; understanding of complex social-political environments; sound knowledge of the project cycle.
IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.
External applicants for all positions in the Professional category are required to be proficient in English and have at least a working knowledge of one additional UN Language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Chinese).
For all applicants, fluency in English and working knowledge of French is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of a local language is a distinct advantage.
Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.
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. Subject to certain exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required for individuals hired on or after 15 November 2021. This will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.
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 25 August 2022 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: From 12.08.2022 to 25.08.2022
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