Senior Liaison Officer (Reintegration)

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Country: Mali
Organization: International Organization for Migration
Closing date: 16 May 2021

Position Title: Senior Liaison Officer (Reintegration)

Duty Station: Bamako, Mali

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P4

Type of Appointment: Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 16 May 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. External female candidates:

  3. Candidate 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 of IOM and female candidates.


The European Union (EU) and IOM developed the Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration in Africa (hereinafter “Joint Initiative”). This initiative aims to protect the safety, dignity and rights of migrants along the Central Mediterranean Route and to contribute to improving the reintegration of returning migrants through an innovative approach. This will be achieved through different types of intervention, including protection and assistance to vulnerable and stranded migrants, assistance for voluntary return, support for sustainable reintegration into communities of origin, dissemination of accurate information on migration to migrants, potential migrants and communities, and data collection on migration flows. The Joint Initiative also aims 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, with a view to improving the governance of migration in the region.

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission and direct supervision of the EUTF Project Manager; and, in close coordination with the Senior Reintegration Officer, the incumbent will be responsible for Reintegration and Liaison mechanisms in the field of Reintegration Assistance (RA) and foster the sustainability of reintegration programmes in Mali.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

In particular, he/she will perform the following duties:

  1. Acquire information and perspectives from government entities, key actors and organizations on RA related matters, creating relationships of trust and understanding that underpin effective coordination and collaboration and support the monitoring and tracking of RA activities at different levels.

  2. Formulate new (or strengthen existing) and implement partnerships, cooperation protocols, strong coordination mechanisms to support RA activities and reinforce national and local ownership of reintegration initiatives in Mali which are guided by the IOM Framework for Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration and related development.

  3. Strategically engage with reintegration stakeholders and develop their capacities to improve the effectiveness of activities and promotes the continuity of reintegration interventions beyond programme implementation.

  4. Lead the establishment of new engagement of the RA related activities with non-traditional partners and promote joint work and outreach.

  5. Lead the enhancement of national capacity building, knowledge building and sharing of good practices at national, regional and global level.

  6. Work closely with Reintegration/Protection Unit to contribute to the regular coordination and support to RA activities.

  7. Mobilize resources and support the strategic positioning of IOM Mali by regularly identifying funding opportunities, preparing relevant press releases and communications, and recommending events that are of interest to IOM Mali in the field of RA.

  8. Supervise all staff and contractors within the RA activity aiming at fostering the sustainability of reintegration assistance RA Programmes in Mali.

  9. Represent IOM at meetings, external partner meetings, and/or thematic seminars and conferences and transfer information to relevant colleagues/units.

  10. Ensure the organization conducts meetings, events and capacity building activities related to the RA Area.

  11. Undertake duty travel as required, for activity site review and other duties concerning RA.

  12. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Political Sciences, Migration Studies, International Relations, Law or a related field from an accredited academic institution with seven years of relevant professional experience; or

• University degree in the above fields with nine years of relevant professional experience.


• Proven professional experience and trainings in the field of Reintegration Assistance (RA) and partnership engagement;

• Experience working with international organizations, in development, implementation, evaluation, Knowledge Management and/or project implementation and management;

• Experience in liaising with governmental authorities and local communities, as well as national and international institutions;

• Experience working within the organizations of the UN Common System, European Union bilateral cooperation and European Union Member States;

• Field experience is a distinct advantage; and,

• Familiarity with the region an asset.


• Ability to travel to the field.

• Knowledge of partnership engagement, preferably in the field of migration is a requirement;

• Knowledge of Reintegration Assistance (RA) is an advantage;

• Knowledge of MS Office suite (word, excel, PowerPoint, outlook, etc);

• Knowledge of the Humanitarian and Development Nexus;

• In depth knowledge of the broad range of migration related subject areas dealt with by the Organization;

• Knowledge of UN and bilateral donor programming; and,

• Excellent demonstrated analytical skills applied on a wide range of factors, parameters, policies and priorities for the assessment and resolution of complex situations, including technical understanding.


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 French is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of local language 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


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 3

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 3

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 16 May 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 03.05.2021 to 16.05.2021

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 96 Senior Liaison Officer (Reintegration) (P4) Bamako, Mali (56983700) Released

Posting: Posting NC56983701 (56983701) Released

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