Back Deputy Chief of Party / Deputy Programme Manager, Pohnpei

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  • Added Date: Saturday, 23 January 2021
  • Deadline Date: Friday, 23 April 2021

Country: Micronesia (Federated States of)

Organization: International Organization for Migration

Closing date: 26 Jan 2021

Position Title: Deputy Chief of Party / Deputy Programme Manager

Duty Station: Pohnpei, Micronesia, Federated States of

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade UG

Type of Appointment: Special short-term ungraded, six months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 26 January 2021

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.

Internal and external candidates will be considered for this vacancy. For the purposes of this vacancy, internal candidates are defined as staff members holding a regular, fixed-term or short-term graded or ungraded contract, including Junior Professional Officers (JPOs), staff on Special Leave Without Pay (SLWOP), and staff members on secondment/loan released by the Organization, unless otherwise specified in their contract. Staff members holding a regular, fixed-term or short-term graded contract will not retain their contract type if appointed to an ungraded position.


The objective of Pacific RISE CTIP (Regional Initiative and Support for More Effective Counter Trafficking in Persons) programme is to combat trafficking in persons in the Pacific Island countries (Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu) through: (1) Reduction in vulnerability to trafficking; (2) Enhanced mechanisms and strategies to prevent trafficking; (3) Improved protection services to victims; and, (4) Increased access to legal services and remedies.

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) and the direct supervision of the Chief of Party (CoP), the successful candidate will be responsible for the overall coordination and technical implementation of country level activities of the Pacific RISE CTIP programme and ensuring strong donor communications and engagement for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) country programme funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

Assist the CoP with strategic and operational planning, including work planning, and ensure project compliance with all contractual reporting and financial requirements of USAID and IOM.

Assist the CoP in creating and maintaining good working relationships with USAID, Governments in the Pacific counterparts, local organizations, and other program partners.

Provide technical and managerial guidance and leadership, including technical expertise and oversight.

Supervise the operational, administrative, financial and grant management teams to ensure compliant processes and performance, operational and cost efficiency, and effective management and monitoring of sub-awards.

Oversee complexity-aware monitoring, evaluation and learning (CAMEL) functions.

In coordination with the Resource Management Unit (RMU) oversee the financial management and administration functions of the programme.

Provide back up support in the areas of communication, media and other discipline requisite for the success of the project activities.

Oversee the successful, implementation of the programme's community-based, small grant initiatives at the field level in accordance with the overall objectives of the programme by directly supervising programme implementation staff in the identification of local grantees and partners, technical consultants, and other programme implementers.

Train and coach staff to support a strong understanding of the programme strategy, and work with field teams in their effort to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with relevant stakeholders, in support of strong programming.

Coordinate closely with the RMUs to ensure application of standard guidelines and procedures aimed at ensuring an appropriate, efficient and transparent use of funds.

Provide regular reporting to the CoP on grant implementation and provide relevant inputs on project implementation to the Grants Unit.

Oversee Reporting Officer to prepare bi-weekly report.

Coordinate with the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) units to develop, monitor, evaluate and recommend performance measures for regional and individual activities, including contractors and grantees.

Support the CoP in providing trainings relevant to government and civil society organization capacity building and combating Trafficking in Persons (TIP), as needed.

Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master's degree in International Relations, Management, Development Studies, Planning, Business Administration or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or
  • University degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience.


  • Experience managing a national-level project;
  • Leadership experience in the implementation of development projects, particularly related to combatting trafficking, capacity building, or policy mainstreaming;
  • Experience with public-private partnership building, working with government or civil society groups;
  • Experience in strategic planning and implementation of workplans;
  • Significant experience in managing and implementing donor-supported development projects;
  • Extensive experience in public sector governance in the Pacific region or similar contexts;
  • Proven track record in working effectively with other projects, high-level host country counterparts, and other international partners.


  • Demonstrated significant governance and conflict expertise.
  • Ability to communicate effectively on the technical aspects of implementation with a wide variety of stakeholders.
Ability to manage USAID awards and required reporting requirements. Thorough knowledge of the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) protocols and experience working in a Phase III or above security environment. Managing staff from diverse environments and backgrounds and in UNDSS phased security areas.


IOM's official languages are English, French and Spanish.

For this position, 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.


Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database


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

  • 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

  • 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.


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.

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.

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 26 January 2021 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:

Posting period:

From 20.01.2021 to 26.01.2021

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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