Project Coordinator (Multiple Positions) at
Closing date29 May 2019
Position Title : Project Coordinator (Multiple Positions)
Duty Station : MultipleDutyStations(Central&WestAfrica)
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 : 29 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 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
The IOM’s Immigration and Border Management (IBM) Programmes have evolved steadily over recent years in response to the need for innovative solutions to manage ever-increasing migration flows.
The IBM team – a core group of specialists in both headquarters and strategic locations in the field- is committed to support this evolution through providing the highest quality of service to IOM’s Member States.
In 2018, the IBM programme had over 300 active projects globally with a value of nearly 95 million USD. Throughout the year, 65 new projects were launched.
These projects underscore on-going government commitment to improve visa processing, migration and border management and they all contribute towards IOM’s global objective: promoting humane and orderly migration.
Under the overall supervision of the Regional Director for Central and West Africa, the direct supervision of the Chief of Mission/Head of Office and in close coordination with the Immigration and Border Management (IBM) Senior Regional Thematic Specialist at the IOM Regional Office in Dakar, the successful candidate(s) will be responsible and accountable for coordinating and implementing border management projects in a Country Office (CO) in Central and West Africa.
The successful candidate will be accountable and responsible for assisting with the planning, management and monitoring of border management activities.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
- Implement and monitor Border Management projects in close coordination with relevant mission units and authorities. Analyze project progress and implementation reports, and identify and document significant project events, decisions, problems or deviations. Undertake duty travel, in line with prevailing security restrictions, relating to the provision of information and support with respect to project management and internal procedures for monitoring and reporting, and liaison with project partners or counterparts.
- Draft sections of regular project reports and documents in a timely manner according to IOM and donor formats, in close coordination with relevant departments at IOM.
- Assist with and follow up on administrative arrangements for the timely recruitment of project staff in accordance with IOM’s procedures and regulations. Participate in training and capacity building initiatives.
- Facilitate information management on project related activities and contribute technical inputs as required for the preparation of project updates, summaries, press releases and other relevant materials in coordination with IOM’s Public Information Department.
- Carry out monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities for relevant projects. Apply standard operating procedures, manuals, guidance notes, M&E tools and methodologies in the implementation of project activities and recommend improvements in project delivery and coordination.
- Participate in relevant conferences, workshops, steering committees and technical working groups, as well as other forums to contribute to and facilitate the coordination of the Border Management activities in the country.
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Master’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, Law, International Relations 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.
• Studies in the National Border or Police Academy of country of residence may be considered an equivalent diploma with four years of relevant professional experience.
• Demonstrated border management experience, from both operational and policy perspectives;
• Previous experience in project development, implementation and evaluation, and/or programme implementation and management;
• Good knowledge of project formulation, administration and evaluation techniques and practices;
• Familiarity with EU project management and reporting requirements;
• Good level of computer literacy, including database applications;
• Familiarity with requirements for the construction of border posts is considerable advantage;
• Knowledge of the region is an advantage.
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.
Potential duty stations would be the following Guinea, Senegal, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, and Chad.
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.https://www.iom.int/sites/default/files/about-iom/iom_revised_competency_framework_external.pdf
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 29 May 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.
Requisition: SVN 2019/134 (P) – Project Coordinator (Multiple Positions) (P2) – Central and W (55953926) Released
Posting: Posting NC55953927 (55953927) Released
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