Position Title: Project Officer (Case Management – Pipeline Management)
Duty Station: Islamabad, Pakistan
Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P2
Type of Appointment: Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
Closing Date: 24 November 2022
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.
The United States Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) operates world-wide with a target of providing resettlement opportunities to many thousands of individuals each year. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) provides a range of services and support to the USRAP including, but not limited to, case processing, migration health assessments, cultural orientation training, organized transportation and administration of a travel loan and collections program. The Department of Operations and Emergencies (DOE), specifically the Resettlement and Movement Division (RMM), has the organizational responsibility to provide direction, oversight and guidance to IOM’s global support to all resettlement programs.
Under the United States Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP), the Resettlement Support
Center Middle East North Africa (RSC) provides critical support and processing services for resettlement to the US. As part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between IOM and the US State Department Bureau for Population Refugees and Migration (PRM), IOM manages the RSCfor Pakistan. RSC Pakistan prepares applications for adjudication by and provides support to visiting US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officers, facilitates security and medical screenings, provides information about arriving individuals to resettlement agencies in the US and offers Cultural Orientation (CO) training to individuals departing for the US.
Under the overall supervision of the Deputy Project Manager (Data Integrity and Case Management), RSC Pakistan and the direct supervision of the Project Coordinator (Case Management) in Islamabad, Pakistan, the Project Officer (Case Management – Pipeline Management) is responsible for Pipeline Management activities for RSC Pakistan.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
- Supervise daily RSC Pakistan case management activities in the assigned area(s), such as File Integrity, Program Access, Prescreening, Field Team, Adjudications Support, Scheduling, Pre-Departure Services, Pipeline Management, and/or relevant sub-unit(s), including hiring, providing training, assigning duties and giving feedback to staff members on their performance on a regular basis to ensure high quality work and the accurate completion of processing activities.
- Provide technical assistance, guidance and information on changes to workflows and procedures to staff members in accordance with the START database, USCIS, PRM Program Announcements and internal Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
- Act as the primary liaison between RSC processing staff and RSC management. Promote clear and positive communication between various RSC units handling case management activities by encouraging dialogue between unit supervisors. Collaborate with wider IOM Pakistan counterparts on RSC processing and case issues. Keep management well informed of achievements and challenges.
- Use reports to monitor the RSC Pakistan pipeline and take appropriate action to address relevant processing delays or backlogs. As needed, directly handle urgent and sensitive cases at any stage in the pipeline to ensure they are processed effectively and efficiently.
- In coordination with the Project Coordinators and Deputy Project Manager, RSC Pakistan, liaise with external partners, including the Refugee Processing Center (RPC) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on case processing issues as needed.
- Coordinate relevant statistics for the purpose of generating weekly activity and other reports. Report regularly to the Project Coordinators and Deputy Project Manager, RSC Pakistan on relevant activities, problems and solutions related to the workflow and processing pipeline.
- Represent RSC Pakistan at meetings as needed, including with US and UN officials. Prepare reports, briefings, background information, narratives and statistical reporting as necessary and required.
- Ensure the data integrity of RSC Pakistan records in the START database. Identify and utilize new tools to improve the quality of information entered into and extracted from START.
- Maintain and ensure the confidentiality and integrity of all RSC-related information by implementing control procedures in line with USRAP standards of conduct and data protection rules. Alert the Project Coordinators, RSC Pakistan of any non-compliance to SOPs or codes of conduct by RSC staff members.
- Support the overall development of RSC Pakistan by suggesting potential improvements to processing activities.
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
- Master’s degree in Social Science, International Relations, Regional Studies 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 in USRAP, particularly in RSC processing activities, such as employment verification, case creation, pre-screening, USCIS adjudications support, scheduling, field support and out-processing, is essential;
- Experience planning, coordinating, overseeing and monitoring RSC circuit rides is a strong advantage.
- Knowledge of USRAP program implementation and familiarity with IOM’s administrative, financial and business rules and practices is desirable;
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to effectively communicate with and lead a team;
- Demonstrated proficiency with the START (USRAP Refugee Processing System);
- Excellent computer skills and a high level of proficiency in spreadsheet and database applications.
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 (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish).
For all applicants, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Dari and/or Pashto 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 (https://whed.net/home.php).
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. Subject to certain exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required for individuals hired on or after 15 November 2021. This will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.
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 HERE via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 24 November 2022 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: www.iom.int/recruitment
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 2022 396 Project Officer (Case Management – Pipeline Management) (P2) Islamabad,
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Posting: Posting NC57834224 (57834224) Released