Position Title :Senior Programme Manager
Duty Station :Colombo, Sri Lanka
Classification :Professional Staff, Grade P4
Type of Appointment :Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date :As soon as possible
Closing Date :21 May 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 work environment. Read more about diversity and inclusion at IOM atwww.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
- External female candidates:
- Candidate from the following non-represented member states:
Antigua and Barbuda; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Djibouti; Fiji; Gabon; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia;Libya; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Papua New Guinea; 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 of IOM and female candidates.
Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) in Sri Lanka, and in coordination with the Senior Specialist for Labour Mobility and Human Development in the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok, the successful candidate will manage the “Governance of Labour Migration in South and South-East Asia (GOALS)” programme. GOALS is a joint programme among the International Organization for Migration (IOM), International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). IOM is the Administrative Agent of this three-year joint programme. S/he will be primarily responsible for: (1) the joint implementation of programme activities, (2) provision of technical
assistance to the Regional Consultative Process on Management of Overseas Employment and Contractual Labour for Countries of Origin in Asia (Colombo Process), (3) supervision and management of the Colombo Process Technical Support Unit, (4) coordination between Participating United Nations Organizations (PUNOs), Swiss Agency for Development and. Cooperation (SDC) and other relevant stakeholders, and (5) management of the GOALS programme for the IOM country office in Sri Lanka.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
- Plan, implement, monitor and evaluate the administrative and operational activities of the joint programme in close coordination with the ROAP), International Partnerships and Labour Mobility and Human Development divisions of IOM Headquarters, and other IOM missions in Colombo Process Member States.
- Ensure timely and effective implementation of the joint programme activities in coordination with the respective PUNOs, the Colombo Process Chair-in-Office and Secretariat, Colombo Process Member States, and other relevant stakeholders as appropriate and in accordance with the project proposal and other relevant project documents.
- Maintain systems to ensure cooperation and dialogue with PUNOs, IOM ROAP, International Partnerships Division of IOM Headquarters, and other participating IOM missions from Colombo Process Member States, and the Colombo Process Secretariat representing the Chair-in-Office to facilitate a coordinated approach to programme implementation.
- Prepare periodic progress reports (narrative and financial) and final reports on programme delivery. In consultation with the PUNOs, consolidate the progress reported by the project teams of the PUNOs, and report the progress (narrative and financial) to SDC, in coordination with the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer of the joint programme and relevant units of ROAP.
- Provide direct technical assistance and thematic expertise on key priority and cross-cutting thematic areas of the Colombo Process, through the effective management of the Colombo Process Technical Support Unit, including the Thematic Area Working Groups.
- Provide direct technical assistance and supervise the implementation of national-level interventions in select Colombo Process Member States to ensure smooth regional – national and national – regional linkages of joint programme activities.
- Oversee data collection and commissioning of research under the aegis of this joint programme, ensure effective dissemination of knowledge and information, sustainability of addressing research and academic gaps on labour migration and decent work.
- Support the state-led implementation of Colombo Process initiatives by:
(1) Ensuring the harmonisation and dissemination of best practices among Colombo Process
(2) Ensuring effective information exchange among Colombo Process Member States and relevant stakeholders, and
(3) Convening and facilitating thematic discussions to support Thematic Area Working Groups of the Colombo Process.
- Provide programmatic supervision and technical guidance to the project team, including the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, other programme and administrative personnel involved in joint programme implementation.
- Co-convene Project Steering Committee meetings with the Technical Officer of ILO, in consultation with the Project Specialist of UN Women, as Secretaries of the Project Steering Committee, in line with the roles and responsibilities outlined in the project document.
- As the focal point to GOALS programme and in coordination with PUNOs, liaise with the donor, the SDC’s Global Program on Migration and Development,
- Explore partnerships with other potential donors to mobilize additional funding for initiatives to support the Colombo Process and to expand the joint programme initiatives focusing on national level implementation in Colombo Process Member States under the guidance of the CoM of IOM Sri Lanka and in coordination with the Senior Specialist for Labour Migration and Human Development in ROAP.
- Represent IOM at meetings, including in Project Steering Committee meetings, meetings of the Technical Project Team, donor briefings, visits to project sites and media presentations, in consultation with the CoM of IOM Sri Lanka and in coordination with the Senior Specialist for Labour Migration and Human Development in ROAP.
- Undertake national and international duty travel relating to joint programme activities, as required.
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Master’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, Business Administration, Public Administration, Migration Studies, Development Economics, International Relations, Law or a related field from an accredited academic institution with seven years of relevant professional experience; or
• University degree in the above fields with nine years of relevant professional experience
• International experience in managing, developing and implementing programmes related to labour migration, recruitment and employment, skills development, reintegration, social development or related fields;
• Experience in liaising with governmental and diplomatic authorities, as well as with international institutions, private sector representatives and civil society;
• Previous experience of working in Asia, specifically within the Colombo Process Member
States would be a distinct advantage;
• Familiarity with SDC donor procedures would be a distinct advantage.
• Excellent communication and negotiation skills in English; proven ability to prepare clear and concise publications and reports in English;
• Strong analytical, strategic and creative thinking, and risk management; open and competency-based management style, with the ability to make effective decisions under pressure;
• Personal commitment, efficiency, flexibility, results-oriented and commitment to continuous learning; ability to lead a team effectively in order to achieve the desired goals, ability to lead and coach individuals and to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds; demonstrated gender awareness, gender sensitivity, and gender responsiveness.
IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.
For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of official language(s) of Colombo Process Member States, French and/or Spanish is an advantage.
1 Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database
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 3
•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 3
•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.https://www.iom.int/sites/default/files/about-iom/iom_revised_competency_framework_external.pdf
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.
How to apply
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 21 May 2020 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 08.05.2020 to 21.05.2020
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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