Duty Station : Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2
Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
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:
Candidates from the following non-represented member states:
Antigua and Barbuda; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Fiji; Gabon; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People's Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Luxembourg; 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.
IOM has been present in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) since 1992, starting out in the basement of Koševo Hospital, where IOM organized medical evacuations for war-wounded individuals who could not be treated locally. Following the end of the war, IOM, together with the international community, continued to assist the population of BiH in rebuilding their lives and working for a better future. Today, with a focus on building the capacity of the BiH government to manage migration, IOM is working with a wide range of governmental and non-governmental partners in a wide range of migration related areas, including, amongst others, the protection of vulnerable migrants; border management; Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR); diaspora; Counter Trafficking (CT) in human beings; Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Recovery; the Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE); and transitional justice (reparations).
Under the direct supervision of the Sub-Regional Coord/Chief of Mission (CoM), the successful candidate will be responsible for assisting with and supporting project development, monitoring and evaluation, and information management and reporting activities pertaining to IOM’s overall portfolio and mandate in BiH, in close coordination with the Regional M&E Officer, the Regional Project Development (PD) Officer, and other relevant Regional Office (RO) and Headquarters (HQ) units.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
Facilitate the development of new programs and projects in the Project Information Management Application (PRIMA) in close coordination with the relevant project managers, donors, government counterparts, public and private institutions, and project partners, and provide technical inputs that respond to emerging trends and priorities and that are in compliance with donor interests and requirements.
Coordinate and supervise the work of the PD/M&E Unit.
Support project managers in the regular review of M&E plans and tools monitoring their continued pertinence, including in PRIMA.
Provide technical inputs to support the development of strategic documents for the Country Office (CO), including the Migration Crisis Operational Framework (MCOF).
Conduct desk research and field visits to draft background information to support the development of new project proposals.
Review and propose edits for donor reports from programme units to support compliance with donor regulations and obligations.
Provide and coordinate inputs for information requests from HQ, the RO, other IOM COs and external partners, such as donors, government, partner agencies, and implementing partners.
Support liaison efforts with donors, UN partners, and governmental and non-governmental stakeholders.
Check coherence and consistency of M&E tools with the proposal contents.
Monitor specific aspects of project implementation, identify problems and propose action to expedite the delivery of inputs.
Act as a focal point for PD, M&E and PRIMA trainings within the CO, to contribute to reinforcing the CO’s capacities in these fields.
Undertake duty travels as required.
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 with two years of relevant professional experience; or
• University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.
• Experience in the field of migration issues, project design, management and implementation, and administrative and financial management;
• Experience in working and liaising with a wide range of partners, including government authorities, UN agencies and international organizations;
• Work experience in the region is an asset;
• Experience with protection is an asset.
• Knowledge of the cluster system.
• Excellent communication, negotiation skills and report writing skills.
• Effective resource management skills and strategic and creative thinking.
• Ability to work with basic word processing software, e.g. Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
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 (https://whed.net/home.php).
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.
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.
Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.
This vacancy is archived.