IOM Migration Action Regional Assistant Jobs in Nairobi

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 nongovernmental


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.

Organizational Context and Scope Under the overall programmatic and strategic guidance of the Regional Director for East and Horn of
Africa (RD) in Nairobi and the direct supervision of the ACP-EU Migration Action Programme Officer for the Sub-Saharan region based in Brussels, the incumbent will contribute to the successful implementation of the activities of the ACP-EU Migration Action (hereafter referred to as the “Action”) in the East and Horn of Africa region.

This will include liaising, coordinating, and reporting to the Action team in Brussels, as well as constant monitoring of activities.

The ACP-EU Migration Action Regional Assistant for East and Horn of Africa will be based in the IOM Regional Office (RO) for East and Horn of Africa in Nairobi, Kenya, and will be responsible for activities undertaken under the Action in the following African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) countries: Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, and Uganda.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Maintain channels of communication with Governments and Regional Organizations of the above mentioned countries to provide technical support and facilitate successful implementation of the activities of the Action, in close coordination with the Programme Officer for the Sub-Saharan region in Brussels
    and the RD in Nairobi;
  • Support the monitoring of the activities of the Action in the East and Horn of Africa region, closely coordinating with the Action team in Brussels, identify shortfalls in delivery and suggest corrective actions.
  • In close cooperation with involved IOM Country Offices in the region, organize the
    visits of the experts/consultants of the Action, ensuring follow up with the
    involved Government/Regional Organization and good coordination with IOM colleagues in the country, in the RO in Nairobi, and with the Action team in Brussels;
  • Maintain dialogue with the Non State Actors in charge of targeted projects for adequate follow-up and monitoring of the projects’ implementation, in coordination with the RO in Nairobi and IOM Country Offices where present,
    including spot checks and ad hoc visits of the projects during their implementation
  • Provide regular reports to the Programme Officer for the Sub-Saharan region on
    the activities under implementation;
  • Participate in meetings and contribute with information as requested by the Action team in Brussels;
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

    Required Qualifications and Experience
    Education and Experience

  • Completed University Degree from an accredited academic institution preferably in Political or Social Science, International Relations and/ or Law with five years of relevant experience or school diploma with seven years of relevant professional experience
    in the field of international migration, management, and evaluation;
  • Sound knowledge of migration issues with specific understanding of regional trends and
  • Proven record of establishing and maintaining good working relationships with
    governmental and diplomatic authorities, national, regional and international institutions as well as civil society actors in countries of the East and Horn of Africa Region;
  • Demonstrated regional knowledge and experience in providing technical assistance to
    governments/CSOs; e) excellent level of computer literacy.
  • Languages
  • Fluent written and spoken English.
  • Knowledge of French and local relevant languages is an asset.

    Required Competencies


    The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Accountability- Accepts and gives constructive criticism
  • Client Orientation - Identifies the immediate and peripheral clients of own work
  • Continuous Learning - Contributes to colleagues' learning
  • Communication - Actively shares relevant information
  • Creativity and Initiative - Actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services
  • Leadership and Negotiation - Convinces others to share resources
  • Performance Management - Provides constructive feedback to colleagues
  • Planning and Organizing - Sets clear and achievable goals consistent with agreed priorities for self and others
  • Professionalism - Masters subject matter related to responsibilities
  • Teamwork - Actively contributes to an effective, collegial, and agreeable team environment
  • Technological Awareness - Learns about developments in available technology
  • Resource Mobilization - Establishes realistic resource requirements to meet IOM needs.


    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.

    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:

    Submit cover letter and CV, including daytime telephone and e-mail contact to: International
    Organization for Migration (IOM), RO Human Resources Department, send via e-mail to
    Closing Date: 12th July, 2018

    Only Shortlisted Applicants will be contacted.


    NO FEE: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, process or training).

    IOM does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank details.

  • Vacancy No.: IOMRONBO/SVN/019/2018
  • Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
  • Classification: General Service Staff, Grade G7
  • Type of Appointment: Special Short Term Contract (6 months, with possibility of
  • Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

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