OPEN TO INTERNAL & NON-REPRESENTED MEMBER
Position Title : Project Manager (Capacity Building and
Enhanced Social Protection)
Duty Station : Nairobi, Kenya*
Classification : Official, Grade Equiv. P3
Type of Appointment : Special, six months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : March 15, 2012
Reference Code : SVN2012/25(O)-INT
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. 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 has a proactive recruitment policy to increase the representation of nationals of
non-represented member states. Qualified applicants from the following countries will be
Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Benin, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde,
Comoros, Congo, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Gabon,
Gambia, Guyana, Holy See, Honduras, Jamaica, Lesotho, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg,
Madagascar, Maldives, Malta, Mauritania, Micronesia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco,
Namibia, Nauru, Niger, Nigeria, Paraguay, Rwanda, Seychelles, Slovenia, Somalia, South
Sudan, Swaziland, Timor Leste, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Vanuatu, Yemen
Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged.
Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Mission of IOM Somalia, the successful candidate
will be responsible for the overall implementation of the TICAD (Tokyo International Conference
on African Development) project. The candidate will coordinate the project with IOM's other
projects for Capacity Building for Migration Management (CBMM) and response to human
trafficking in East Africa/Horn of Africa as well as Africa Capacity Building Center (ACBC) and
IOM Regional Office in Pretoria which provide technical guidance and support.
Core functions/ responsibilities:
1. Lead and coordinate assessments to clarify needs on the ground and identify gaps
while ensuring involvement and participation of the government and the regional
authorities of Somalia.
2. Fine-tune implementation plans through development of detailed work plans with
budgets and clarifying monitoring and evaluation plans accordingly.
3. Provide technical oversight and quality control by identifying implementation
mechanisms and approaches that are feasible, appropriate and effective in the context of
Somalia for the activities.
4. Coordinate execution of planned activities in Somalia with relevant units, project staff
and heads of sub offices.
5. Ensure timeliness and efficiency by regular monitoring of progress and budget utilization
throughout implementation of the project activities; Identify and take corrective measures if
6. Based on assessments and in line with the overall strategy of IOM Somalia, finalize
the CBMM strategy for Somalia for IOM to demonstrate results-based
programming and needs-based development of proposals.
7. Regularly coordinate and share updates of project implementation with the relevant units
of IOM Somalia and the UN agencies for enhancing internal/external coordination and
8. Ensure timely liaison with the government and the regional authorities of Somalia on
plans and implementation status as well as technical issues that may need to be
addressed, in order to ensure their active involvement to enhance their ownership and
sustainability of the project activities.
9. Lead periodical communication with the donor, clarifying plans and implementation status
of the project, and ensure timely preparations and submission of quality donor reports.
10. Utilizing the CBMM strategy and in coordination with PDIU, actively liaise with existing
and potential donors and catalogue funding opportunities for CBMM. Initiate development
of concept notes, proposals and budgets accordingly.
11. Lead human resource, financial and procurement management for the project, in
coordination with relevant units and in line with the regulations and policies of IOM.
12. Performs such other duties as may be assigned.
a) takes responsibility and manages constructive criticism; b) works effectively with all
clients and stakeholders; c) promotes continuous learning; communicates clearly; d) takes
initiative and drives high levels of performance management; e) plans work, anticipates risks,
and sets goals within area of responsibility; f) displays mastery of subject matter; g)
contributes to a collegial team environment; h) creates a respectful office environment free of
harassment and retaliation, and promotes the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse
(PSEA); i) incorporates gender-related needs, perspectives, and concerns, and promotes
equal gender participation; j) displays awareness of relevant technological solutions; k) works
with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.
a) delivers on set objectives in hardship situations; b) effectively coordinates actions with
other implementing partners; c) works effectively with local authorities, stakeholders,
beneficiaries, and the broader community to advance country office or regional objectives.
Emergency and Crisis
a) works effectively in high-pressure, rapidly changing environments; b) coordinates
actions with emergency response actors and making use of coordination structures; c)
supports adequate levels of information sharing between internal units, cluster partners, IOM
and other emergency response actors; d) establishes and maintains effective relationships with
implementing partners; e) makes correct decisions rapidly based on available information.
Desirable Qualifications and Experience
a) completed Masters degree from an accredited academic institution preferably in Political
or Social Science, Business Administration, International Relations and/ or Law; b) five years
(or seven years for candidates holding a first level university degree) of field experience in the
field of capacity building for border and immigration management; counter-trafficking, with
project design, and government and donor liaison.
Thorough knowledge of English. Working knowledge of Somali and/or local languages an
1. Appointment is subject to funding confirmation.
* With immediate relocation to Somalia when condition permits.
How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment
system, by March 15, 2012 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
For further information, please refer to: http://www.iom.int/jahia/Jahia/pid/165
In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly filled in
and submitted with a cover letter not more than one page specifying the motivation for
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application in
your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.
From 01.03.2012 to 15.03.2012
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