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Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners.

With 173 member states, a further 8 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, 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 works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people.

The IOM Constitution recognizes the link between migration and economic, social and cultural development, as well as to the right of freedom of movement.

IOM works in the four broad areas of migration management:

Migration and development
Facilitating migration
Regulating migration
Forced migration.
IOM activities that cut across these areas include the promotion of international migration law, policy debate and guidance, protection of migrants' rights, migration health and the gender dimension of migration.


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Position Title : Chief of Mission Duty Station : Multiple Duty Stations Classification : Professional Staff, Grade D1 Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible Closing Date : 14 June 2020 Established in 1951, the International Organization for Migration the leading intergovernmental organization in the field of migration and is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. As the UN Migration Agency, IOM currently has over 21,000 personnel in more than 400 locations and works with its partners in the international community to assist in meeting the growing operational challenges of migration, advance understanding of migration issues, encourage social and economic development through migration and uphold the well-being and human rights of migrants. With the launch of the Pathways Pool initiative, IOM is looking to build a pool of pre-assessed candidates for the two critical roles of Chief of Mission and Resources Management Officer. For additional details on the Pathways Pool please visit our website. Context: Under the overall guidance of the Director General and the direct supervision of the Regional Director (RD), the successful candidate will be IOM's interlocutor with the Government and relevant ministries, UN system, and local and international NGOs. S/he will be responsible for maintaining IOM relations and for promoting IOM’s full range of activities with the Government, diplomatic representatives and other organizations as well as for keeping the RD and Headquarters (HQs) units informed of relevant governmental concerns and programmatic developments. S/he will be responsible and accountable for developing and promoting IOM's strategy and programming within the overall regional framework. S/he will also mainstream the migratory approach in all the programmatic areas of the Country Office (CO). Core Functions / Responsibilities: 1. Development and follow up of strategies, policies and programmes. a. Develop, clarify and contribute to IOM's overall mandate and strategy through project development and implementation with appropriate consultation with the Regional Office, Headquarters, Member State and other relevant actors. b. Keep abreast of migration issues and emerging trends. In relation to these, formulate and advocate plans of action; undertake priority setting and seek programme and project opportunities in consultation with the RD, Regional Thematic Specialists (RTS) and HQs. c. Play an integral role in migration policy discussions and ensure approved policies are appropriately integrated in national activities. Support the regional and international processes and dialogues on migration relevant to IOM. Ensure the participation of government officials in these initiatives. Advocate and promote the Organization’s position on migration issues of concern. d. Advise the RO and HQs on national policy and emerging migration issues affecting the activities of IOM and make recommendations or prepare proposals for appropriate action; develop and update IOM’s country strategy as guided by IOM’s Migration Governance e. Stimulate, catalyse and support project development in the country through regular stakeholder consultations. Assess the appropriateness and effectiveness of programme development strategies and fundraising and recommend process improvements. f. Direct and monitor project planning, design and implementation of IOM activities in the country. Evaluate IOM's operational activities and prepare recommendations with a view to increasing their effectiveness. g. Supervise the management, implementation and assure high quality performance of a large variety of projects related to migration, protracted care of refugees in an urban environment, social inclusion of migrants; community stabilization in rural areas; migration and health; diaspora engagement; Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR); labour migration; border management and trafficking in persons and smuggling; and assure the inclusion of cross cutting issues such as gender and ethnicity. h. Advocate and support the authorities and key stakeholders on development of appropriate policies and strategies on migration management including mainstreaming into national plan and budget. Support their proactive engagement in the global/regional processes such as Colombo Process, Bali Process, Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) and follow up and implementation of the Global Compact for Migration (GCM) for Orderly, Safe and Regular Migration and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) going forward. i. Promote and strengthen relationships and identify opportunities for IOM activities in response to changing issues and situations. 2. Resource Management and Capacity Building. a. Direct the operational, human resources, administrative, budgetary and financial activities of the Mission and oversee those of the Sub-Offices in accordance with the Organization's rules and procedures. b. Exercise oversight of financial management, expenditure, and budget preparation and ensure appropriate and timely reporting to donors and prepare briefings and background information requested by RO and HQs, the Government and other entities. Ensure establishment and strengthening of internal controls aimed at preventing fraud and mismanagement in all activities. c. Facilitate knowledge generation and management through the identification of best practices and lessons learned to ensure more comprehensive and efficient delivery. Coordinate the Mission's intra-programmatic knowledge product development and knowledge service delivery. Facilitate learning through organization of competency advancement training initiatives. d. Report regularly to the Director General, Regional Director and other interested partners on progress achieved and development. Prepare regular and special reports including narrative, impact, policy, financial, evaluation and statistics covering IOM activities. Prepare briefings and background information requested by the Regional Office, HQs, the Government and other entities. e. Ensure that safety and security management of IOM personnel, facilities and assets are addressed, in coordination with the Regional Field Security Officer and that safety/security oversight in COs is provided. Ensure establishment and regular maintenance of Business Continuity Plans (BCP) and risk mitigation and management mechanisms are in place. f. Gather and promote sustainable/best practices, as well as lessons learned from activities carried out by the respective IOM office(s) under its supervision. 3. Resource Mobilisation a. Explore funding opportunities and secure funding and in-kind contributions from different departments of the Government for the organization’s activities, in the respective countries and globally, and from other donors in the region. 4. Representation of IOM a. Develop and promote liaison with governmental authorities and diplomatic missions, international organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and voluntary agencies, airlines, public media and civil society in the region, particularly with a view to identifying migration-related areas for developing common activities/projects; identify needs and priorities for cooperation and project development as well as for fundraising purposes. b. Participate actively within the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) inter-agency mechanisms, with a view to insert migration related issues into the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) process and the coordination of the UN Migration Network. c. Represent the Organization at national and international conferences and meetings, developing public relations and media activities to promote IOM's image and programmes. Ensure participation in appropriate policy and operational United Nations Country Team (UNCT) inter-agency mechanisms; d. Participate in the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) when established and contribute and provide support to inter-agency planning processes and the overall humanitarian strategy; as a cluster lead agency ensure the Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) obligations are carried out including reporting and capacity requirements 5. Perform such other duties as may be assigned. Required Qualifications and Experience: Education • Master’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, Law, Economics or a related field from an accredited academic institution with fifteen years of relevant professional experience; Experience • Extensive experience in general management as well as project and resources management; • Extensive experience in diplomacy, fundraising and public relations, as well as in liaising with governmental and diplomatic authorities and international institutions; • Significant experience in delivering large and diverse programmes within complex environments and settings. Skills • Excellent communications skills, both oral and written; • Ability to prepare and deliver speeches on the various activities of the Organization; • Excellent liaison and negotiation skills; • In depth knowledge of the broad range of migration related subject areas dealt with by the Organization; • Strong knowledge of UN and bilateral donor programming; • Knowledge of Monitoring and Evaluation procedures and Frameworks; • Strong and effective resources management skills, sound knowledge of financial and business administration and of the principles and practices of management; • Ability to deliver during crisis response; • Good level of computer literacy. Languages IOM’s official languages are English, French and Spanish. For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of any local language, French and/or Spanish is an advantage. Notes Internal candidates must have completed at least one year in their current post to be eligible to apply. 1 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: https://www.iom.int/sites/default/files/about-iom/iom_revised_competency_framework_external.pdf Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview. Other: IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Read more about diversity and inclusion at IOM at www.iom.int/diversity. Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile. For this staff category, candidates will not be considered for placement a duty station within their country of nationality. Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation. 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 14 June 2020 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: http://www.iom.int/recruitment Posting period: From 12.05.2020 to 14.06.2020 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. Chief of Mission (D1)
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