Programme Manager (IBM)

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Country: Bangladesh
Organization: International Organization for Migration
Closing date: 8 Mar 2021

Position Title : Programme Manager (IBM)

Duty Station : Dhaka, Bangladesh

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 : 08 March 2021

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

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; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Fiji; Gabon; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People's Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Luxembourg; 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.


Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Bangladesh and direct supervision of Senior Programme Manager, and in collaboration with the Senior Regional Immigration and Border Management (IBM) Specialist at the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP), the successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for the planning, implementation, oversight, coordination and the monitoring and evaluation of activities of Immigration and Border Management (IBM) Unit in Bangladesh Country Office (CO).

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Manage the overall implementation of IBM programmes of Bangladesh CO, ensure the financial, administrative and technical oversight of the programmes, in line with IOM's policies, practices and s donor requirements.

  2. Lead the negotiations with government authorities including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Home Affairs of Bangladesh building IOM’s commitment to provide technical assistance through enhancing the IBM programme interventions in Bangladesh.

  3. Supervise project teams in implementing activities, including reporting, monitoring and evaluation.

  4. Plan, coordinate and monitor the programme implementation in close coordination with the relevant units of the CO. Prepare and coordinate regular project reports in a timely manner in relevant reporting formats.

  5. Ensure adequate information management on programme related activities including programme awareness raising and visibility; regular updates, summaries, press releases and other relevant materials, in coordination with the donor and Communication Unit.

  6. In coordination with the direct supervisor, CoM and under the guidance from the Senior Regional IBM Specialist, identify and promote strategic and technical partnerships with relevant Government entities, private sector and civil society partners, United Nations (UN) agencies and other stakeholders, to strengthen IOM’s IBM portfolio in Bangladesh.

  7. Ensure coordination and information sharing between IOM Bangladesh and the ROAP, and Headquarters (HQ) as required.

  8. Undertake travel duties relating to programme assessments, liaison with counterparts, programme management and implementation, and problem resolution as required.

  9. Represent IOM in relevant conferences, workshops, steering committees, policy and technical working groups, as well as other forums to ensure proper coordination, presentation and promotion of IBM activities.

  10. In coordination with relevant technical units of CO, coordinate, support and facilitate the development, contextualization and delivery of Data Management and other relevant training plans, training manuals and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in coordination with relevant Government counterparts for the End Users of all IBM systems developed.

  11. In coordination with the direct supervisor, and with the technical support from the Document Examination Support Centre (DESC) initiative, based in ROAP, conduct capacity building needs assessment and provide technical support related to the contribution of the Government of Bangladesh to the Regional trends analysis of passports and identity frauds.

  12. Coordinate with HQ and ROAPO and explore the feasibility of implementation of the Migration Information and Data Analysis System (MIDAS) and other IBM projects in Bangladesh in line with IOM and donor requirements.

  13. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s Degree in Political or Social Sciences, Law, International Relations, Development Studies 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.


• Proven experience in Immigration and Border Management (including border management technologies), travel and identity documents examination;

• Experience in biometric applications in the migration sector, and related areas will be an advantage;

• Experience with planning and delivering End User training is desirable;

• Experience in writing project proposals, reports, training plans, manuals, statements of works, standard operating procedures and detailed instructions; and,

• Working knowledge and experience in the implementation of MIDAS will be an advantage


• Knowledge on systems analysis and design, programming using Microsoft technologies and database management for border management solutions.

• Knowledge on systems that collect and use biometric information, particularly photographs and fingerprints will be an advantage.

• Knowledge of IOM project management procedures and tools.

• Ability to interact efficiently with the government officials of appropriate level on matters related to substantive migration issues and the work of IOM.

• Ability to effectively apply skills and knowledge of migration issues within the organizational context.


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.

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 (

Required 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.


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.

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 08 March 2021 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:

Posting period:

From 23.02.2021 to 08.03.2021

No Fees:

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.

Requisition: VN 2021 41 Programme Manager (IBM) (P3) Dhaka, Bangladesh (56866308) Released

Posting: Posting NC56866309 (56866309) Released

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