IOM Regional Programme Management Officer Jobs in Kenya

IOM Regional Programme Management Officer Jobs in Kenya


  • The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the UN Migration Agency. With 173
    member states it is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits
    migrants and society. Established in 1951 and now active in over 400 field locations worldwide,
    IOM works with partners, government and civil society to:

  • Assist in meeting the operational challenges of migration and mobility

  • Advance understanding of migration issues

  • Encourage social and economic development through migration; and

  • Uphold the human dignity and well-being of migrants and mobile populations

  • IOM’s Regional Office for the East and Horn of Africa (EHOA) supports and monitors the
    following countries: Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan,
    Tanzania and Uganda. Through a team of specialists, the Regional Office supports the
    development, implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of projects and initiatives
    undertaken by country offices and regional programmes.

  • Labour Mobility and Regional Integration for Safe, Orderly and Humane Labour Migration in
    East And Horn Of Africa: East Africa Regional Better Migration Management (RBMM) is a
    program funded by to Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) to enhance
    labour migration governance and protection of migrant workers and their family members’
    human, social and labour rights through intra and inter-regional cooperation on a whole of
    government and whole of society approach, to support regional integration and facilitate mobility for transformative inclusive and sustainable economic growth as well as youth and women empowerment.

  • More specifically, the programme is expected to strengthen national and regional Labour
    migration governance in accordance with the global and regional frameworks; increase national
    and cross-border cooperation on labour mobility; promote ethical recruitment and protection of
    migrant workers’ rights; and enhance avenues for safe, regular and humane labour migration
    and mobility pathways through Free Movement Protocols/Common Market Protocols and Bilateral Labour Migration Agreements (BLMAs). A robust communication and visibility strategy
    and action plan will support the aims of the programme.

  • Under the overall supervision of the Regional Director in the Regional Office Nairobi, Kenya,
    and the direct supervision of the Senior Regional Labour Mobility and Human Development Specialist, the Regional Programme Management Officer (RBMM/LMHD) will act as the main focal person for managing the daily implementation of the BRMM program and oversight of the project team and also other relevant Labour Migration programs on labour mobility and human development, in particular migration and sustainable development, labour mobility facilitation, migration governance labour migration and ethical recruitment, BLMAs, reintegration and migrant training; COVID 19 related socioeconomic impact and health measures for migrant workers including access to health assessment pre departure and post arrival as per destination countries guidelines; protection of migrant workers’ human rights; following socioeconomic trends, remittance flows and developments; supporting regional, cross-regional and global thematic project and programme developments, effective partnership with specialized agencies and organizations. In particular the successful candidate will:

    Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Manage the implementation of the BRMM program; monitor implementation of the activities to ensure work is proceeding according to established plans; analyse implementation difficulties and make recommendations for adjusting implementation modalities and work plans to best reflect changing environment on the field.

  • Monitor the BRMM program budget expenditures; verify availability of funds and maintain a proper record of approved program budgets and their revisions.

  • Coordinate and monitor the financial, administrative and technical aspects of the BRMM
    program in line with IOM policies and donor requirements.

  • Coordinate the preparation of correspondence, briefing notes, presentations, narrative and
    financial reports; ensure status reports are prepared and submitted in a timely manner.

  • Identify and document good practices and lessons learned; contribute to the development of
    Standard Operations Procedures (SOP), policies and concept papers and support the
    development of new program/projects

  • Assist in reviewing and tracking project proposals developed by COs in the region and
    provide regular updates. Ensure that all projects are:

  • Consistent with the IOM Constitution, IOM Strategy and the Organization’s policies, thematic
    guidelines and manuals and any relevant national, regional
    and global strategies and frameworks, in particular the Agenda 2030 and the Africa Agenda 2063;

  • Coherent, relevant, and feasible, and take into account good practices as well as global
    approaches and initiatives in the respective migration/thematic area(s);

  • Advise in emerging issues relevant to the LMHD thematic area as well as related to the
    regional and country COVID 19 socioeconomic response and contributing to the development of
    reports and other interventions on regional level.

  • Organize and carry out researches and studies on labour migration and labour mobility that
    identify problems, outline alternative policy considerations and strategies.

  • Provide technical support in the collection, compilation and management of labour migration

  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

    Required Qualifications and Experience:


    • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Management, Finance, International Business /International Affairs, Social Studies, or a related field from an accredited academic
    institution with at least five years of relevant professional experience; or

    • University degree in the above fields with at least seven years of relevant professional


    • Experience in management and business administration from public and/or private sectors,
    UN, other INGOs;

    • Experience in public-private partnerships and liaising with governmental and diplomatic
    authorities as well as with international institutions;

    • Experience in working on the field in the region with migrants, refugees, internally displaced
    persons, victims of trafficking and other vulnerable groups; and,


    • Good knowledge of human and financial resources management;

    • Strong conceptualization, analytical and writing skills;

    • Strong communication, organizational and interpersonal relationship skills;

    • Mentoring and coaching skills, hardworking, good team player, dedicated, ability to monitor and follow up on pending matters;

    • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure with minimum supervision.


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

  • For all applicants, fluency in English and one of the East and Horn of Africa region languages is required (oral and written).

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

    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.

    • 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.

    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.

    • Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.

    How to apply:

  • Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via

  • PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment
    system, by 03 January 2022 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.

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