International Organization for Migration
Position Title: Project Officer (Reintegration)
Duty Station: N’Djamena, Chad
Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P2
Type of Appointment: Special short-term graded, 9 months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
Closing Date: 22 February 2024
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:
- Internal candidates
- Candidates from the following non-represented member states:
Antigua and Barbuda; Barbados; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Congo (the); Cook Islands; Dominica; Fiji; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Holy See; Iceland; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Madagascar; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Tonga; Tuvalu; Uzbekistan; Vanuatu
Second tier candidates include:
All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states.
Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM), and the direct supervision of the Project Manager, the Project Officer (Reintegration) will be responsible and accountable for the effective coordination and delivery of assistance to returning migrants. The Project Officer (Reintegration) will support in strengthening reintegration schemes, planning, budgeting, implementing, and monitoring and evaluation of migrants’ reintegration assistance for IOM Chad Country Office.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
- Contribute to oversight and coordination of IOM caseworkers, reintegration assistants and reintegration and/or protection partners.
- Facilitate training as well as ongoing counselling and guidance to staff and contribute to the establishment of a sound reintegration case management system in compliance with IOM standards of assistance.
- Support and provide technical inputs for the establishment of national reintegration schemes in coordination with national counterparts (government, civil society, etc.).
- Provide information and technical assistance for the development, enhancement, and implementation of national Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) related to return and reintegration.
- Coordinate with sending Country Offices to facilitate timely and dignified return of migrants to Chad and adjust the reintegration schemes based on IOM and donors’ guidelines.
- Facilitate the mainstreaming of protection into reintegration activities by encouraging and providing guidance for the provision of adequate assistance for vulnerable categories of migrants, such as victims of trafficking, unaccompanied migrants, and migrants with psychosocial and/or physical health concerns.
- Assess training needs on reintegration and/or protection issues and need for capacity building among local authorities, local NGOs, international NGOs, and other stakeholders.
- Provide technical assistance, capacity building support and guidance to implementing partners and Government counterpart.
- Monitor and follow up on the proper documentation and reporting of reintegration activities and projects carried out; ensure supportive documents for the projects are recorded in the IOM Migrant Management Operational System (MiMOSA) and draft portions of donor reports concerning reintegration activities.
- Oversee appropriate management of reintegration beneficiaries’ data, including entering case data into MiMOSA and proper filing in accordance with IOM Data Protection Principles.
- Contribute to the development of project concepts/proposals, resource mobilization initiatives related to reintegration, as appropriate.
- Maintain close contacts with national and state authorities, programme partners, civil society, the international community, and donors to coordinate the delivery of reintegration support and to maintain visibility of activities.
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
- Master’s degree in International Development, Business Administration, Social Sciences, 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 project management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and project development.
- Experience in reintegration, possibly in the framework of Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) schemes is an advantage.
- Experience in social work, protection assistance, livelihood programming or other such relevant fields is essential.
- Previous experience in liaising with local authorities, stakeholders, beneficiaries, and the broader community to advance country office or regional objectives.
- Previous experience with UN and international agencies, international or local non-governmental organization (NGOs) is preferred.
- Field experience in West and Central Africa is an advantage.
- In-depth knowledge of the broad range of migration-related subject areas dealt with by the Organization.
- Efficiency, flexibility, high level of professionalism and ability to work under pressure and adhere to strict deadlines.
- Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from varied cultures and professional background.
- Ability to guide and supervise staff and coordinate administrative matters.
- Works effectively with local authorities, stakeholders, beneficiaries, and the broader community to advance country office or regional objectives.
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills as well as strong strategic and creative thinking.
IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish. All staff members are required to be fluent in one of the three languages.
For this position, fluency in English and French 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.
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 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.
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 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 background verification 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 by 22 February 2024 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
From 09.02.2024 to 22.02.2024
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: SVN 2024 33 Project Officer (Reintegration) (P2) N’Djamena, Chad (58644764) Released
Posting: Posting NC58644765 (58644765) Released
Posting Channel: Internal Candidates
Deadline: 22 Feb 2024