International Organization for Migration Regional Migrant Response Plan Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

International Organization for Migration Regional Migrant Response Plan Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

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. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates are considered as first-tier candidates:

  • Internal candidates

    Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries:

  • Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Cook Islands, Cuba, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Fiji, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Grenada, Guyana, Iceland, Kiribati, Comoros, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Lao People's Democratic
  • Republic, Saint Lucia, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Paraguay, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Suriname, Sao Tome and Principe, Eswatini, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa


  • Under the overall supervision of the Regional Director and the direct supervision of the Senior Department of Emergencies - Regional Thematic Specialist, and in close coordination with all the Regional Thematic Specialists at the Regional Office for East and Horn of Africa in Nairobi, as well as the Chief of Missions of Ethiopia, Somalia, Djibouti and Yemen, the successful candidate will be responsible for the overall management of the plan, including regular planning, monitoring and evaluation, implementation, financial monitoring and coordination with IOM Country Offices and the partners of the Regional Migrant Response Plan (RMRP).

    Core Functions / Responsibilities:

    RMRP Coordination

  • Convene on a regular basis (quarterly) the meetings of the Regional Migrant Response Plan Committee in Nairobi, to update partners about progress, coordinate efforts for advocacy and fund raising, ensure appropriate planning, budgeting and monitoring and evaluation for the plan. The Coordinator will be responsible for documenting and sharing the outcomes of each meeting, as well as to follow up on action points identified.
  • Develop and manage a Monitoring and Evaluation system for the Migrant Response Plan in coordination with partners.
  • Through the network of IOM country focal points, gather regularly (quarterly) relevant information to update baselines and progress of the Plan against the agreed M&E system, and disseminate information to partners. Proactively crosscheck information gathered with partners at regional level, for validation.
  • Develop a Financial Tracking system for the Regional Migrant Response Plan in coordination with partners, to keep track of funds received and inform fundraising efforts.
  • Quarterly gather relevant updates on funding gaps and funds received and disseminate information to partners.
  • Develop a system for knowledge management and best practices sharing, and proactively reach out and share with partners any relevant document or research that may be relevant to advance general knowledge of partners for the migrant trend addressed by the Plan.
  • Plan and conduct yearly planning exercises, including setting baselines, identifying targets, and budgets. This will include regional coordination meetings, as well as the coordination of country level planning meetings, together with IOM Country Offices.
  • Plan and conduct midterm review (every six months) of the RMRP in coordination with partners, to share progress, discuss trends to reach common analysis, and validate targets set at the beginning of the year. This will include regional coordination meetings, as well as the coordination of country level planning meetings, together with IOM Country Offices.
  • Provide guidance and coordination to IOM country focal points for the implementation of the Plan at country level, including project management, regular (monthly) collection of information to feed the M&E system, and partners coordination (yearly planning exercise, mid-term review, quarterly progress meetings).
  • Conduct field trips as needed to support the IOM country focal points in conducting coordination meetings, and/or in supporting and monitoring project implementation of projects funded against the RMRP.
  • Regularly update RO (RD and
    RTS) on the progress of the RMRP, during Regional
  • Meetings and ad hoc presentations as needed.
  • Support advocacy and fundraising efforts on behalf and in coordination with partners, including preparation of papers, participation to relevant meetings, coordination with IOM HQ and other ROs to ensure visibility of the Plan, participation to other relevant events as needed.

    Project Coordination

    Provide Project Management function for projects funded against the RMRP, with management at Regional Office level. This will include:

  • Budgeting: coordinate with missions and DRM Unit in RO, to prepare budget breakdowns per objectives and country. Coordinate budget updating as necessary during project cycle.
  • Implementation coordination: support implementation of activities at country level, through the network of IOM focal points, and highlight to COM any delay or challenge in implementation to swiftly identify solutions.
  • Financial monitoring and resource management: in coordination with DRM in RO and IOM focal points and RMOs at country level, monitor closely expenses and compliance with IOM rules and regulation for the use of project resources.
  • Reporting: prepare relevant reports as per donor requirements.
  • Donor liaison: coordinate with donors to share regular informal updates and engage them in the process of the RMRP, as well as to fundraise as appropriate, including through project development.
  • Monitoring: conduct field trips to support project implementation and conduct monitoring (prepare mission reports to be shared with COMs and RTS); coordinate regular M&E data collection to maintain regular tracking of progress of projects activity.

    Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in Social Sciences, International Cooperation or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or
  • University degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience.


  • Experience working in the region or continent with UN or NGOs;
  • Experience in participating in multi partner coordination frameworks, including Governments;
  • Previous work on migration issues is an asset.


  • Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an advantage.

    Desirable 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 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.

    How to Apply:

  • Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 30th January 2019 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
  • In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.

  • For more information and job application details, see; International Organization for Migration Regional Migrant Response Plan Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

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