Programme Officer (IBM and CT/AVM)

Programme Officer (IBM and CT/AVM) Position Title : Programme Officer (IBM and CT/AVM) Duty Station : Banjul, Gambia 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 : 18 April 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; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Iceland; Kiribati; Comoros; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Lao People's Democratic Republic (the); Saint Lucia; Lesotho; Libya; Montenegro; Marshall Islands; Mauritania; Namibia; Nauru; Papua New Guinea; Palau; Paraguay; Solomon Islands; Seychelles; Somalia; Suriname; Sao Tome and Principe; Kingdom of Eswatini; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Holy See; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Vanuatu; Samoa Context: Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM), and in close coordination with the Regional Thematic Specialists (RTSs) for Immigration Border Management (IBM) and Migrant Protection and Assistance (MPA) in the IOM Regional Office (RO) in Dakar as well as relevant units in IOM The Gambia, the successful candidate will be accountable and responsible for coordination and implementation of project activities, contributing to the development of new project ideas, as well as monitoring and reporting of the IBM and Counter-Trafficking(CT)/Assistance to Vulnerable Migrants (AVM) portfolios in IOM The Gambia. Core Functions / Responsibilities: Provide technical inputs and assistance in setting and updating the overall direction of IBM and CT/AVM portfolios in IOM The Gambia to promote its effectiveness, coherence and integrity, as well as to build linkages with other relevant projects. Supervise and coordinate the implementation of IOM The Gambia’s IBM and CT/AVM project activities, including monitoring and following up on operational, administrative and financial aspects. Contribute written inputs for the development and update of work plans, implementation strategies, and expenditure plans to facilitate timely implementation and achievements of IBM and CT/AVM project activities and results. Coordinate and work with the relevant RTSs and other IOM staff in the Regional Office for West and Central Africa to facilitate the necessary technical resources and expertise for successful implementation of IBM and CT/AVM projects. When needed and feasible, coordinate response to individual cases of concern and refer or treat them as appropriate (e.g. screening, interview, counselling, referral or assistance, depending on programme capacities). Draft and submit regular project reports in a timely manner according to IOM and donor reporting requirements and procedures, in close coordination with relevant units. Research new project opportunities in the wider IBM and CT/AVM arena in line with identified needs, donor and governmental priorities and IOM's mandate and strategy, and contribute to the development of project proposals and corresponding budgets. Conduct desk research and assess local context on IBM and CT/AVM issues and prepare background papers to support programme implementation and the development of new project proposals. Provide technical support to relevant Government and civil society counterparts in the thematic areas of responsibility (Ministry of Interior, Gambia Immigration Department, Ministry of Justice, National Agency for Anti-Trafficking in Persons, etc.) and conduct capacity building activities to strengthen national systems for border management and counter-trafficking/assistance to vulnerable migrants. Work to expand collaboration with relevant governmental entities, partners and donors, in close coordination with the Regional Office, governmental authorities and international and regional institutions as well as partner organizations in the public/private sector. Participate in relevant conferences, workshops, steering committees, policy and technical working groups, as well as other forums to ensure proper coordination and presentation of IBM and CT/AVM activities. Draft and edit reports for events/workshops/trainings and other project activities, review project evaluations, produce/update briefing notes, visibility products and project factsheets in line with donor requirements and IOM guidelines. Undertake duty travel related to project implementation and development. Perform such other duties as may be assigned. Required Qualifications and Experience: Education • Master’s degree in Law, Political or Social Sciences, International Relations, International Development, Business Administration 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 • Relevant professional experience, preferably in administrative and project management support or similar roles; • Experience in and/or knowledge of migration and border management, cross-border trade, counter-trafficking, direct assistance and protection of migrant rights is a distinct advantage; • Experience in project development, project management, financial monitoring, database management, project monitoring and evaluation in IBM and CT/AVM; • Experience with international humanitarian organizations, nongovernmental or governmental institutions/organizations in a multi cultural setting; • Experience in liaising with governmental and diplomatic authorities as well as with international institutions; • Ability to draft clearly and concisely; • Ability to supervise staff and coordinate administrative activities; • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; • Strong strategic, organizational and time management skills; • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds and respect for diversity and gender equality; • Team work oriented but with a capacity to work independently; • High level of computer literacy; • Work experience in the region an asset. Languages IOM’s official languages are English, French and Spanish. For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an advantage. Desirable Competencies: 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. Other: 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 18 April 2019 at the latest, referring to this advertisement. For further information, please refer to: In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system. Posting period: From 05.04.2019 to 18.04.2019 Requisition: SVN 2019/105 (P) - Programme Officer (IBM and CT/AVM) (P2) - Banjul, The Gambia (55919029) Released Posting: Posting NC55919030 (55919030) Released

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