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Project Officer (COMPASS) At International Organization for Migration


Position Title: Project Officer (COMPASS)



Duty Station: Cairo, Egypt

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: 09 March 2023

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 www.iom.int/diversity.

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; Aruba (Netherlands); Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Congo (the); Cook Islands; Curaçao; Fiji; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Madagascar; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); 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.

Context:

In Egypt, IOM has been working on counter trafficking activities for years already. While partnering with various stakeholders and actors to prevent human trafficking and enhance the capacities to identify the cases and prosecute the offenders, IOM has also conducted activities to strengthen the mechanisms of protection for trafficking victims and to provide direct assistance to them.

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) and direct supervision of the Head of Migrant Protection and Assistance Unit, the Project Officer (Cooperation on Migration and Partnerships to Achieve Sustainable Solutions (COMPASS)) will be responsible for supervising and coordinating COMPASS activities in Egypt.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Ensure the timely implementation of the activities under the COMPASS Year 3 project.
  2. Monitor, analyze and update regularly the action plan, budget and expenditures, and burn rates.
  3. Liaise with COMPASS global team in HQ and counterparts at the national level for activity implementation, and take part in the webinars organized with other COMPASS project sites/colleagues.
  4. Supervise the two project assistants and their responsibilities aimed at implementing the various COMPASS project activities in Egypt.
  5. Draft and/or generate required project documents, such as quarterly, interim and final reports, and closely coordinate activities with the COMPASS global team in HQ.
  6. Monitor the work of and liaise with implementing partners and contribute to building their capacity through regular trainings, meetings and guidance.
  7. Closely coordinate with other Protection colleagues for the organization and implementation of capacity building initiatives for government counterparts, implementing partners, and protection actors.
  8. Participate in regular monitoring and evaluation activities in close coordination with COMPASS M&E Officer.
  9. Provide technical inputs to support project development efforts in close coordination with the Head of PXD.
  10. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

  • Master’s degree in Humanitarian Affairs, Political Science, Law, Human Rights, Development Studies, Psychology and Social Science 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

  • Experience in the field of migration issues and experience in IOM/UN project implementation and coordination;
  • Technical knowledge in protection thematic areas, experience in child protection programming an advantage; and,
  • Experience in liaising with governmental authorities, other national/international institutions and NGOs.

Skills

  • In depth knowledge of the broad range of migration related subject areas dealt with by the Organization;
  • Knowledge of UN and bilateral donor programming;
  • Knowledge of financial rules and regulations;
  • Knowledge of International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS); and,• Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation.

Languages

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 Arabic is an advantage.

Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.

Notes

Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (https://whed.net/home.php).

Required Competencies:

Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these five values:

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: Respects and promotes individual and cultural differences. Encourages diversity and inclusion.
  • 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.
  • Courage: Demonstrates willingness to take a stand on issues of importance.
  • Empathy: Shows compassion for others, makes people feel safe, respected and fairly treated.

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 actions 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 leadership and professional potential.
  • Empowering others: Creates an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
  • Building Trust: Promotes shared values and creates an atmosphere of trust and honesty.
  • Strategic thinking and vision: Works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.
  • Humility: Leads with humility and shows openness to acknowledging own shortcomings.

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:

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

To apply, interested applicants are invited to submit their applications HERE via the IOM e-Recruitment system by 09 March 2023.

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

Posting period:

From 24.02.2023 to 09.03.2023

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 2023 68 Project Officer (COMPASS) (P2) Cairo, Egypt (57990455) Released

Posting: Posting NC57990456 (57990456) Released