International Organization for Migration Programme Officer Jobs in Kenya

International Organization for Migration Programme Officer Jobs in Kenya

Position Title: Programme Officer (MECC)

Duty Station: IOM Somalia in Nairobi*, Kenya

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P2

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

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 12 September 2022

Core Functions / Responsibilities

  • Provide overall direction and oversee the implementation of Migration, Environment and Climate Change (MECC) activities and programmes in Somalia

  • Establish and maintain partnerships with key stakeholders and beneficiaries

  • Contribute to the mainstreaming of MECC in the existing programmatic areas through the implementation of project activities on the thematic area within existing programmes

  • Provide technical guidance on migration, environment, and climate change of Somalia Country Office (CO) in technical coordination with Regional Thematic Specialists (RTSs) (MECC) and elaborate general and/or specific information on programme activities as requested

  • Contribute to the strategic direction of MECC, proposing and integrating new approaches and procedures as required

  • In coordination with the Programme Support Unit, contribute to the resource mobilization
    Supervise project staff, prepare inputs for performance evaluations, and assist in the resolution of team conflicts

  • Contribute to narrative and progress reports, cost modifications, public information material, and other documents, as required by IOM and/or project donors.

  • Ensure compliance with IOM and donor requirements

  • Conduct close follow-up of project/programme development initiatives in other IOM member states and document best practices.

  • Undertake duty travel in Somalia relating to project activities, monitoring and liaison with counterparts

  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

    Required Qualifications and Experience


  • Master’s degree in social science, international relations, law 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, including operational and field experience, project development, management, and reporting;

  • Experience in liaising with governmental authorities, donors, academia, other national/international institutions, and NGOs;
  • Work experience in Somalia is an advantage.


  • Understanding of migration in relation to environment, climate change and natural hazards;
  • Demonstrated level of expertise in the thematic area relevant to project development;

  • Sound knowledge of international fora and policy process in the areas of migration, climate change, environment, disaster risk reduction,

  • knowledge of frameworks such as UN conventions on climate change, ecosystems, desertification etc;

  • Understanding of legal frameworks human rights approaches, soft law and protection issues related to environmental migration;

  • In depth knowledge of the broad range of migration related subject areas dealt with by the Organization

  • Knowledge of UN and bilateral donor programming

  • Knowledge of international fora and policy process in the areas of migration, climate change, environment, disaster risk reduction

  • Knowledge of legal frameworks human rights approaches, soft law and protection issues related to environmental migration.


  • External applicants for all positions in the Professional category are required to be proficient in English and have at least a working knowledge of one additional UN Language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Chinese).

  • For all applicants, fluency in English is required (oral and written).

  • Working knowledge of Somali is an advantage.


    Previous applicants do not need to re-apply.

    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 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.


    Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.

    This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations.

    Recommended candidates will remain eligible to be appointed in a similar position for a period of 24 months.

    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.

    Subject to certain exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required for individuals hired on or after 15 November 2021.

    This will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.

    Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date.

    No late applications will be accepted.

    How to Apply

    To apply, interested applicants are invited to submit their applications on the link provided below via the IOM e-Recruitment system by 12 September 2022.

    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.

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