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National Programme Officer (Counter-Trafficking)

  • Contractor
  • Egypt
  • TBD USD / Year
  • International Organization for Migration profile

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International Organization for Migration

Organizational Scope & Context:

Under the overall supervision of the Head of Protection and Assistance Unit (Head of Unit) and the direct supervision of the Counter Trafficking Project Officer, the National Programme Officer will be responsible for the implementation of the counter trafficking activities under the counter trafficking portfolio.

The counter trafficking portfolio is seeking to strengthen the protection for victims of human trafficking (VoTs) and vulnerable migrants, strengthen the national efforts to investigate and prosecute human trafficking cases and raise awareness about trafficking through the implementation of awareness raising campaigns. Furthermore, the activities of the counter trafficking portfolio seek to support the implementation of the 2022-2026 National Strategy on Preventing and Combatting Human Trafficking.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Analyse counter trafficking-related trends and issues in Egypt and identify, suggest, participate in the design and execute projects to address issues relating to combating trafficking in persons.
  2. Coordinate timely implementation of the activities and objectives of the counter trafficking programme including the 6th Phase of the Regional Development and Protection Programme for North Africa (RDPP-NA).
  3. Lead on planning, preparation, and adjustment of all aspects of activities including project work plans, M&E tools, and arrangements required for the effective implementation of programmatic activities.
  4. Identify programme partners and beneficiaries, according to IOM standards and procedures as well as donor requirements/standards, with a view to recommend appropriate action for enhanced project implementation and monitoring.
  5. Contribute in preparing, developing and negotiating relevant programme implementation agreements with potential partners and relevant governmental entities.
  6. Keep the Head of Unit and Counter Trafficking Programme Coordinator fully informed of the portfolio’s activities. Prepare regular and specific narratives, briefings, impact, policy, financial, evaluation and statistical reports covering the activities. Prepare briefings and background information as required.
  7. Ensure continued support with both the Government of Egypt and donors for counter trafficking programme activities and their further development.
  8. Keep abreast of policies, international standards and best practices relating to the rights of migrant, vulnerable migrants and, in particular, victims of human trafficking; support IOM staff in sharing and advocating for their development and implementation with relevant partners in Government and civil society.
  9. Attend staff meetings when and where requested; attend bi-weekly MPA team meetings; attend and/or chair or co-chair relevant meetings and working groups when and where requested.
  10. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in political or social sciences, Law and/or International Relations, or a related field from an accredited academic institution; or
  • University degree in the above fields with two years of relevant professional experience


  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in project management and implementation.
  • Knowledge of human rights, migration management and referral mechanisms of countering human trafficking (prevention, protection, and prosecution).
  • Experience in humanitarian programmes for migrants and capacity-building activities.
  • Experience in liaising with governmental and diplomatic authorities as well as with national and international institutions.
  • Familiarity with financial and business administration.


  • In depth knowledge of the broad range of migration related subject areas dealt with by the Organization; and,
  • Knowledge of general financial rules.


  • For all applicants, fluency in English and Arabic is required (oral and written).


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 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.


Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this special vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

This is a national position and as such only Egyptian citizens and legal residents with authorization to work in Egypt at the time of the application will be considered.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.

How to apply

How to apply:

Interested candidates are expected to submit their applications before February 06, 2024- Cairo time through the following links.

For internal Candidates: Internal job posting

For External Candidates: External job posting

Note: Late submissions will not be considered.

Interested Candidates are required to complete the full details of the application and include all the mandatory information.

In addition, please note that only the applications which would have been duly done, and which would have been submitted and received through IOM website within the announced time frame would be valid and considered for the announced vacancy.

Kindly note that for efficiency reasons, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

deadline: 6-Feb-24

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