Position Title : Programme Officer (Reintegration)
Duty Station : Dakar, Senegal
Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P3
Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 21 May 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 VN, the following are considered first-tier candidates:
1. Internal candidates
2. Candidates from the following non-represented member states: Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Djibouti; Fiji; Gabon; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Lesotho; Libya; Marshall Islands; Mauritania; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Paraguay; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu
Second tier candidates include:
All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states of IOM and female candidates.
Irregular migration along the Central Mediterranean route is increasingly dangerous for migrants. Crossing the Mediterranean to Italy is 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.
To meet these challenges, the European Union (EU) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have developed the Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration in Africa (hereinafter “Joint Initiative”). Implemented in 14 countries (Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal and The Gambia) through 14 specific actions, it aims to protect the security, dignity and rights of migrants along this important and dangerous migration route and to help in improving the reintegration of returnees through an innovative approach. This will be achieved through different types of interventions including protection and assistance to vulnerable and stranded migrants, assistance for voluntary return, support for sustainable reintegration in the communities of origin, the dissemination of accurate information on migration to migrants, potential migrants and communities, and the collection of data on migration flows.
The Initiative will aim to strengthen the technical and material capacities of authorities and organizations involved in these areas so that they can ultimately take over the policies and programmes related to the protection and reintegration of migrants developed and/or strengthened in the region, with a view to improving the governance of migration in the region.
A major component of the Joint Initiative is the provision of sustainable reintegration assistance to more than 20,000 migrants in the targeted countries. IOM views that reintegration can be considered sustainable when returnees have reached levels of economic self-sufficiency, social stability within their communities, and psychosocial well-being that allow them to cope with (re)migration drivers. Having achieved sustainable reintegration, returnees are able to make further migration decisions as a matter of choice rather than necessity. In the Framework of the EU-IOM Joint Initiative (JI), IOM has established a Regional Coordination Unit in the Regional Office in Dakar to ensure the consistent management and proper coordination among the targeted country offices.
Under the overall supervision of the Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF) Regional Coordination Officer, the successful candidate will advise and support the Regional Coordination Unit in Dakar and country offices on reintegration as well as on project management and reporting.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
1. Support Country Offices in the adaptation and implementation of the Framework Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) on Assisted Voluntary Returns and Reintegration (AVRR), either remotely or through ad-hoc missions, in agreement and coordination with Regional Office (RO) Dakar’s Programme Coordination Officer.
2. Provide training on the Framework SOPs and participate in regional workshops, if requested and in agreement and coordination with EUTF Regional Coordination Officer.
3. Provide technical advice and guidance for reintegration assistance for migrants in vulnerable situations, including collection of best practices/roll-out of global tools in West and Central Africa (WCA).
4. Promote exchange of experience and good practices among targeted IOM Missions.
5. Guide IOM Missions in targeted countries in completing “reintegration info sheets” (or similar) to provide information on reintegration options to migrants in countries of destination.
6. Develop and guide IOM Missions in targeted countries in completing “fact sheets” (or similar) to provide information on reintegration mechanisms and costs to project developers and donors (and potentially counsellors) and support their publication through the EUTF website.
7. Support country offices in developing referral workflows towards EUTF-funded projects and other counterparts and implementing partners.
8. In coordination with the Reporting Officer and the Information Management team in Dakar, support the collection of data and analysis (qualitative and quantitative) for drafting of regional reports, including flash reports, interim and final reports.
9. Develop and guide IOM Missions in targeted countries in completing relevant tools to provide information on project mechanisms and costs to project developers and donors (and potentially counsellors) and support their publication through the EUTF website.
10. Support the drafting and reviewing of periodic regional and national reports prepared by IOM missions under the EUTF JI and prepare progress and other reports to ensure proper information exchange on all operational aspects.
11. Monitor project progress, particularly on reintegration, specifically aimed at increasing effectiveness and recommending appropriate action. This will also include participation in the core programme team meetings with the programme coordinator.
12. Support the regional Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer and the Regional Programme Coordination Officer in the monitoring and evaluation activities carried out by external actors either at country or regional level, particularly those focused on reintegration.
13. Support the Regional Coordinator and M&E Officer in carrying out regular monitoring check-ins with country offices on work plan and programme progress, expenditures, risks, and potential site visits.
D. Regional Coordination and Support Functions
14. Support the Regional Coordination Officer in coordinating all staff assigned to the project, as well as consultants recruited to support and/or undertake specific activities.
15. Support the Regional Coordination Officer in facilitating and coordinating the implementation of the main activities foreseen by the project. This will also include supporting the coordinator in the liaison and synergies with other initiatives, mainly the EUTF.
16. Support the Regional Coordination Officer in sharing information with IOM Missions under the EUTF JI, as well as within the Organization, by preparing internal bulletins and periodic operational emails.
17. Incorporate important information into senior management team briefings (including reports from external actors).
18. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Master’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, Business Administration, Migration Studies, International Relations, Law or a related field 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 in project management, implementation and project development;
• Field experience in West and Central Africa would be an advantage;
• Experience in reintegration, possibly in the framework of AVRR scheme;
• Demonstrated expertise in the thematic area relevant to project development;
• Previous experience with UN and International Agencies, international or local NGOs preferred.
IOM’s official languages are English, French and Spanish.
For this position, fluency in English and French is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of 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.
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 21 May 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.
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.
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