National Project Officer (EU-IOM Joint Initiative)

National Project Officer (EU-IOM Joint Initiative) The EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration in North Africa – project focuses on 5 priority countries, namely Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia. The project aims to improve protection and enable the voluntary return of stranded migrants and migrants in transit in North Africa; to support targeted countries to enhance the sustainability of reintegration through an integrated approach addressing economic, social, and psychosocial dimensions, and to increase the capacities of North African countries and relevant stakeholders to develop or strengthen return and reintegration policies and processes, including identification and referral. Under the overall supervision of the IOM Tunisia Chief of Mission and the Project Manager, and in close coordination with colleagues at the IOM Regional Office in Cairo, the successful candidate will support the coordination of the planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of the EU-IOM Joint Initiative project in Tunisia. Core Functions / Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be asked to : Support with the overall planning and implementation of the project in Tunisia, including its financial, administrative, and technical aspects, in compliance with IOM policies and standards, as well as donor requirements; Contribute to development and maintenance of: work plans, implementation strategies, M & E and expenditure plans to facilitate timely implementation and achievements of programme activities and results; Oversee the work of IOM Tunisia staff providing assistance to Tunisian nationals returning to Tunisia to ensure delivery of project outputs, providing guidance and advise as may be required; Develop and coordinate the implementation of mapping surveys, assessments and other studies related to reintegration thematic area at national and state level in line with the nationalization of SoPs; Maintain partnerships with federal and state government, NGOs and international agencies nationally and in specific areas of return through thematic working groups, mapping exercises and information exchange between the partners involved in supporting returnees; Lead the process of operationalisation of the Standard Operating Procedures set out for the project, in close coordination with the Project Officer; Coordinate capacity building activities such as workshops, training, technical assistance, and study tours for relevant Government and non-government partners to reinforce knowledge in the reintegration thematic area; Plan and organize key events and coordination meetings under the project, such as the technical meetings, the project steering committee meetings, etc; Implement and monitor the communication and feedback mechanisms between the project and the returnees and their communities; Provide inputs concerning activities relating to reintegration assistance to returnees as well as direct assistance to other vulnerable migrants in Tunisia, to the monthly and interim reports, hence contributing to timely submission of IOM Tunisia inputs to the project management site at IOM Regional Office in Cairo; Coordinate for the financial aspects of assistance to returnees and vulnerable migrants, including contracts with service providers, procurement of required items and ensuring the timely payment to all suppliers and timely assistance to project beneficiaries; Contribute to the development and improvement of country (Tunisia) specific tools to be used in Joint Initiative programme activities, in line with IOM procedures; Support with the implementation and monitoring of direct assistance provided to vulnerable migrants in Tunisia, including but not limited to victims of trafficking and migrants rescued at sea; Provide regular briefings, summaries, press releases, visibility activities and other relevant information materials on the project, when required; Participate in relevant seminars and meetings as well as other events, undertaking duty travel as required; Perform such other duties as may be assigned. Required Qualifications: Education & Experience: Master’s degree in Development, Management, Political or Social Sciences or a related field from an accredited academic institution, or Bachelor degree in the above fields with two years of relevant professional experience; Experience with and a thorough understanding of issues pertaining to trafficking in Persons; Experience in maintaining strong working relationships with governmental authorities, other national / international institutions and NGOs; Experience in the field of migration issues, including operational and field experience; Experience in project implementation, monitoring and reporting, including financial planning and monitoring; Knowledge of Tunisia and regional issues in the thematic area of migration is a distinct advantage; Previous experience in international organization in an advantage; Must be a national of Tunisia. Languages: Fluency in French and English (written and spoken). Good knowledge of Arabic. How to apply: Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications PHForm, CVs and cover letter specifying the motivation for applications to no later than 18th January 2019; indicating the reference code (VATN/2019-004) in the subject. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted


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