USRAP Oversight Officer at International Organization for Migration


Position Title: USRAP Oversight Officer

Duty Station: Washington DC, United States of America

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: 21 August 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.

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. External female candidates:
  3. Candidate from the following non-represented member states:

Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba (Netherlands); Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Congo (the); Cook Islands; Cuba; Curaçao; Fiji; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Madagascar; 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.

Context:

The United States Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) operates world-wide with a target of providing resettlement opportunities to many thousands of individuals each year. 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 programmes.

Under the overall supervision of USRAP Global Coordinator and the direct supervision of the Senior Program Advisor, USRAP the Oversight Officer, USRAP will be responsible and accountable for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of USRAP projects worldwide.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Carry out programme and project evaluations and performance monitoring visits of USRAPprojects and sites as designated by the USRAP Global Coordinator and USRAP Program Advisor. Through examination, inquiry, and observation, evaluate their efficiency and effectiveness in achieving programme and organization objectives and prepare all necessary reports, including recommendations for follow-up action. Coordinate relevant USRAP M&E activities and tools with relevant USRAP Project Managers, Chief of Missions (CoMs), and other relevant Headquarters (HQ) units (Resettlement and Movement Management, Migration Health Division, Office of Inspector General, etc).
  2. Serve as the main point of contact for all programme-related integrity, compliance, and fraud-prevention measures including the maintenance of the general fraud reporting inbox for USRAP in the U.S.
  3. Plan for and conduct systematic M&E activities including regular field visits for the purpose of carrying out project evaluations and performance monitoring visits of USRAP projects, including to remote and hardship locations.
  4. Regularly follow up with the USRAP Global Coordinator, USRAP Senior Programme Advisor and USRAP Project Managers on the recommendations made in monitoring and evaluation reports, providing support to projects in preparing plans for corrective action and in implementing suggestions for correcting issues identified during monitoring. If necessary, create forums for having such discussions.
  5. Assist USRAP Project Managers and the Global USRAP Management team in ensuring compliance with required programme-specific reporting such as Resettlement Support Center (RSC) quarterly reports, Medical Health Department (MHD) quarterly reports, Integrity and Compliance/Programme Integrity reports, Refugee Committee USA (RCUSA) quarterly reports, etc.
  6. Supervise daily activities of the USRAP Oversight team based in Washington DC, including providing guidance, mentoring, training, developing objectives, and evaluating performance.
  7. Write proposals in response to donor Notices for Funding Opportunity (NOFOs) and prepare Concept Notes related to implementation of the USRAP, in coordination with USRAP hubs and the USRAP Global Coordinator, USRAP Senior Programme Advisor and HR-Business Partner. Plan the establishment of new USRAP projects using data and indicators from past monitoring and evaluation reports.
  8. Provide guidance on monitoring and evaluation matters for discussion with donors, Governments, and partners. Regularly share findings with donors, relevant stakeholders and other IOM offices and departments, including through regular reporting requirements, ensuring data is discussed in a timely manner and that any relevant updates on corrective action are shared accordingly.
  9. Design and strengthen existing monitoring and evaluation processes and reports, including identifying key performance questions, objectives, and indicators, as well as parameters for monitoring USRAP performance; establishing criteria for comparing purposes and targets; and establishing data analysis tools to identify challenges with programme implementation and assist with developing training material and conducting training activities on evaluation, performance measurement and monitoring. As needed, prepare, and update formal guidelines, technical tools, and standards for USRAP monitoring and evaluation.
  10. Advise the USRAP Global Coordinator, Senior Programme Advisor, Project Managers and CoMs on corrective actions which are based on sufficient reliable evidence and observation, inspection, and analytical review techniques and that can be implemented to address issues within the programme or projects. In this capacity, compare M&E data between projects and track historic data on programme issues, responses, and subsequent outcomes.
  11. Attend internal and external meetings, workshops, and other discussion fora to keep abreast of developments in monitoring and evaluation in the international development sphere and to represent USRAP as requested by the Senior Programme Advisor and the Global USRAP Coordinator.
  12. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

  • Master’s degree in Monitoring and Evaluations studies, 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.

Experience

  • Professional experience in program management, monitoring, and evaluation;
  • Experience in liaising with governments and diplomatic authorities, inter-governmental institutions, other national or international institutions and national and international NGOs;
  • Experience with computerized M&E systems and software;
  • Desirable experience in managing focus groups and leading group and individual engagement activities.

Skills

  • Knowledge of resettlement programs and IOM’s administrative, management and financial rules and practices a distinct advantage;
  • Demonstrated ability to train, motivate, supervise, mentor, and develop multi-national staff;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Must write clearly, concisely, and persuasively in English;
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and make effective decisions under time pressure.

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 (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Chinese).

For all applicants, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish 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 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:

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 via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 21 August 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

Posting period:

From 08.08.2022 to 21.08.2022

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.

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