Position Title : Project Manager

Duty Station : Bangkok, Thailand

Classification: Consultancy (USD 4,300 / Month)

Type of Appointment : Consultant Contract

Initial 1 year with possibility of extension

Desired Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 21 September 2021

Reference Code : CFCV026/2021

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.


The Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime (Bali Process) is a non-binding and state-driven process involving 49 members (countries and international agencies), including the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the International labour Organization (ILO), as well as a number of observer countries and international agencies who participate in this voluntary forum.

The Regional Support Office of The Bali Process (RSO) was established in 2012 to support the region in its efforts to reduce irregular migration in the Asia and Pacific region. The RSO aims to support and strengthen practical cooperation on refugee protection and international migration, including human trafficking and smuggling, and other components of migration management in the region. The RSO is co-managed by the Australian and Indonesian Governments.

The person will provide support to the operation of the RSO and assist with projects and activities under the RSOโ€™s Work Plan through the development and delivery of projects and activities aimed at the reduction of irregular migration in the Asia-Pacific region.

The activities of the RSO require applicants to display a high degree of responsibility in managing work projects to achieve results, flexibility, resilience and ability to build productive working relationships with diverse stakeholders.

More information can be found at www.baliprocess.net


Reporting to the RSO Programme Coordinator, and working closely with the Co-Manager (Australia), the Project Manager will be assigned, but not limited to, the following tasks:

  1. Prepare and deliver no less than five (5) RSO border management (air/land/sea) activities to a variety of Bali Process Member States that focus in the areas of smuggling of migrants and trafficking in persons**.**

  2. Provide guidance and direction to the Program Assistant.

  3. Working in partnership with the Policy and Partnership Program Manager and external partners, develop a training program to compliment the NEXUS Practitioner Guides

  4. In coordination with the RSO Programme Coordinator and external partners, work to develop a program that can be delivered at CIFAL. The program should be ready for delivery no later than September 2021.

  5. Provide support and advice to the Digital Program Manager in designing an agenda and related program for the Border Management Conference.

  6. The Program Manager is empowered to develop and put forward Concept Notes for new projects as topics of importance are identified throughout 2021.

  7. Managing assigned RSO projects and activities, including the sequencing of activities and alignment with RSO Strategic Plan and Annual Work Plan. This includes working under limited direction to identify key resources and technical expertise required to implement and support assigned activities and projects.

  8. Work with Programme Coordinator to allocate work and tasks to staff and consultants, monitor work progress, provide support and performance feedback to staff; and

  9. Work with Programme Coordinator to anticipate and respond positively and flexibly to change.

  10. Provide regular updates on the status of activities and projects, including financial and narrative reporting.

  11. Identify and report on current and emerging issues relevant to the RSO and the Bali Process.

  12. Develop and maintain effective relationships with Bali Process members, international and regional organizations, and other key partners, including understanding and respecting the diversity and different perspectives of members and stakeholders.

  13. Represent the RSO at bilateral, regional and intergovernmental meetings upon request, including the preparation and delivery of presentations, assist in the coordination of background documents and reports and ensure appropriate distribution to key stakeholders.

  14. In consultation with the Co-Managerโ€™s mentor and develop key officials identified at RSO events and RSO staff through the development and delivery of coaching sessions and professional development opportunities.

  15. Demonstrate and model a high level of ethics, accountability and personal integrity at all times.

  16. Perform other duties as directed.



The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:

  • 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

  • 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 Organizationโ€™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 โ€“ behavioural indicators

  • Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organizationโ€™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 & vision: works strategically to realize the Organizationโ€™s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.


  • University degree with five years of relevant professional experience or equivalent relevant professional experience.
  • Operational and/or policy experience in migration, border control, people smuggling, refugee protection, trafficking in persons, or transnational crime related issues,
  • Programme implementation, project management and reporting;

  • Knowledge or experience of regional migration and border control trends and issues relevant to the Bali Process;

  • Experience in liaising with governmental authorities, other national and international institutions.


Required: English

Desirable: Fluency in an ASEAN language would be considered favorably, but not essential.


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

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.

This vacancy is archived.

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