IOM Head of Mission Support Unit NGO Jobs in Kenya

IOM Head of Mission Support Unit NGO Jobs in Kenya


  • Under the overall supervision of the Head of Kenya Country Office (CO) and direct supervision of Head of Programme and Policy Development and in coordination with the Programme Managers, Heads of Sub-Offices, IOM East and Horn of Africa Regional Office (RO) and IOM’s Headquarters (HQs), the successful candidate will be responsible for the development of new projects and ensuring reporting requirements are met. S/he will contribute to the design of new programmes, and substantively support the mission’s strategic planning and relationships with donors and the Government of Kenya, particularly in relation to the operational aspects of programmes/projects and fundraising for new activities.

    Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Manage and supervise the staff of the Mission Support and Innovation Unit, ensuring their effective performance of development, implementation, evaluation and reporting tasks for CO programmes/projects.

  • Assess potential project and funding opportunities, prepare project proposals and concept notes in the areas of interest to the IOM Kenya CO, and evaluate and improve project reports, fact sheets and other documents in coordination with relevant Programme/Project managers and program units.

  • Support the coordination and evaluation of programme and project activities of Kenya CO to ensure timely and effective implementation and quality reporting, and advise the Head of Programme and Policy Development of the corrective measures that may be needed.

  • Support liaison with donors, project partners, other IOM missions, RO and HQs to facilitate coordinated project implementation and synergies and to make recommendations on donor/partner engagement.

  • Provide advice for the mainstreaming of relevant African Union, East African Community, Intergovernmental Authority on Development and Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa policies and frameworks into national level programming and design.

  • Keep abreast of and analyse migration issues, policies and emerging trends, identify priorities and recommend actions to the Head of Programme and Policy Development in relation to risks and opportunities for IOM.

  • Identify priorities, challenges and issues to be addressed within the country office as appropriate, and propose corrective actions.

  • Provide support and guidance to Programme/Project Managers and other project staff on programme/project implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and quality assurance.

  • Participate in relevant UN and inter-agency meetings and mechanisms to facilitate the integration of IOM programmes into inter-agency processes and the mainstreaming of migration into Common Country Analysis and Cooperation

  • Support Kenya CO in the work with respective national counterparts to facilitate cooperation, external relations and liaison activities.

  • In close coordination with the Information Management System Officer, provide the evidence-based information of Kenya CO’s project development and fundraising efforts through targeted assessment surveys, analyses, studies and systematic publication.

  • Develop and disseminate communications and visibility materials, such as quarterly reports, newsletters, flash reports, etc., and respond to information requests from HQ and Regional Office.

  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

    Required Qualifications and Experience:


    • Master’s degree in Political or Social Science, International Relations, Law 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 in the field of international migration, management, and evaluation;

    • Work experience in the field of migration issues, including operational and field experience,

    IOM Project Development, Management, Implementation and Monitoring systems;

    • Experience in dealing with donors on project implementation and reporting;

    • Experience and excellent understanding of the migration themes in East Africa and extensive knowledge of the arid and semi-arid regions;

    • Experience in Liaising with governmental authorities, other national/international institutions and NGOs.


    • Knowledge in project monitoring and evaluation is required;

    • Demonstrated expertise in thematic areas relevant to project liaison, reporting and monitoring;

    • Knowledge and experience of regional issues is an advantage.


  • IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.

  • For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an advantage.

  • Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.

    [How to Apply

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