Position Title: Project Assistant (MSME)
Duty Station: IOM Philippines Country Office (Marawi City)
Classification: General Service Staff, Grade G5
Type of Appointment: Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
Closing Date: 07 September 2020
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 environment. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.
Under the overall supervision of the Head of Sub-Office, and under the direct supervision of Head of Satellite Office/Project Officer, the successful candidate will be accountable and responsible for the support of the IOM’s Programs in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur, and neighboring provinces in line with IOM policies, standards and commitments.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
- Under the direct supervision of Head of Satellite Office/Project Officer, assists project team and thematic specialists/consultants in the operational requirements of the program implementation in the field.
- Support program team in establishing linkage and coordination to relevant government line agencies and thematic clusters/groups that support local Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), Cooperatives, and Community-based Organizations on organizational and livelihood skills development, product development, Mental Health and Psycho Social Support (MHPSS), and livelihood support.
- Provide technical, coaching and referral support to assisted communities, individuals or group engaged on enterprise/livelihood.
- Support and facilitate community processes and involve technical working group (TWG) in identifying potential or eligible beneficiaries (individuals/group), livelihood assessments, prioritization, validation, and implementation.
- Document best practices and identify success stories of communities including individuals and groups engaged on livelihood initiatives of the project.
- Prepare periodic field updates, activity reports, note for file and field support to the team in the preparation of timely submission of reports related to events, documentations, meetings, and other information, education and communication (IEC) materials
- Support the PO and thematic specialists/consultants in coordination with the project management team in the AoR (area of responsibility) including providing context-based and conflict-sensitive recommendations for cost-efficient and effective delivery of services.
- Facilitate relevant meetings with local stakeholders in the AoR, including counterparts from local government, civil society organizations and non-governmental organizations, and private sector networks.
- Assist the project team in ensuring that all phases of program/project cycle including services deliveries are compliant to project agreement and IOM standards.
- Monitor project services and deliveries are carried out in a timely and efficient manner including providing guidance to local partners involved in the field implementation.
- Perform liaison with IOM field colleagues, local partners, and relevant stakeholders implementing similar programs in the AoR for possible collaboration and avoid duplication of activities.
- Support the project’s visibility and stakeholder engagements throughout the program/project cycle.
- Coordinate all project activities including community events and official travels with IOM’s Office of Staff Security.
- Undertake official duty travel to support the team and other colleagues, as required.
- Perform such duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies, Peace and Development, Social Work or a related field from an accredited academic institution with three years of relevant professional experience; Or,
- High School degree in the above fields with five years of relevant professional experience;
- Experience in project management, social-cohesion and livelihood projects in post-conflict environments, preferred;
- Extensive field work with counterparts from the government and other private or international agencies involved in development planning or services, an asset;
- Training or knowledge in the field of MSMEs and/or MHPSS an asset;
- Knowledge of conflict context in Mindanao, a distinct advantage.
Fluency in English and Tagalog is required. Conversant in any BARMM languages is an advantage.
Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (https://whed.net/home.php).
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 – behavioural indicators level 1
- 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.
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 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.
Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighbouring country that is within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered. In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighbouring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.
How to apply
In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM will only accept applications which should include a cover letter (not more than one page) and résumé highlighting the required education and experience or a duly completed IOM Personal History Form. To access the form, please visit https://www.iom.int/sites/default/files/vacancy/MAC/iom-personal-history…
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via email@example.com not later than 07 September 2020. Position title and VN Number (VN 015 2020 – Project Assistant (MSME)) should be specified in the SUBJECT field.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
From 24.08.2020 to 07.09.2020