IOM Senior Regional Programme Manager - Migration Management - Jobs in Kenya

IOM Senior Regional Programme Manager - Migration Management - Jobs in Kenya

The BMM programme takes a regional approach and aims to provide capacity building to
improve migration management, to prevent and address irregular migration, including smuggling
of migrants and trafficking in human beings.

Within the four components mentioned above IOM has a lead role in the following sub
components of the project:

  • Policy and Governance: Comprehensive national migration policies / strategies are adopted in
    line with international and regional frameworks on migration management.
  • Border Management/Capacity Building: Governments have improved capacities in integrated
    border management in place, in accordance with relevant principles of international law.
  • Protection: Mechanisms for identification and referral of victims of trafficking (VoT), refugees
    and vulnerable migrants are strengthened in the region; the availability of appropriate facilities
    providing specialized services to VoT and vulnerable migrants is increased in accordance with applicable international human rights standards

    Core Functions / Responsibilities:
  • Initiate and plan all IOM components of the Better Migration Management (BMM) Project
    including coordinating effective implementation, analysing needs and appraising the suitability of
    proposed actions.
  • Monitor and assess project activities and take corrective or alternative action for improvement
    and success.
  • Support, guide, coordinate and liaise with IOM regional and country projects namely the
    Regional Mixed Migration Project, the IOM-EU Joint Initiative on return and Reintegration and
    regional projects supporting migration focussed National Coordination Mechanism and policies
    linked to Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD) as well with the IOM-led Regional
    Migration Response Plan for Yemen and the horn of Africa.
  • Ensure synergies with other ongoing IBM and MAD country level projects.
  • Provide direction for the development and implementation of the IOM-BMM project in
    coordination with relevant country offices and the Regional Thematic Specialists.
  • Establish, develop and maintain partnerships as required at the regional level.
  • Maintain/establish strong partnerships and collaboration with all implementing missions,
    partners, donor and relevant stakeholders.
  • Ensure the sharing of information, and the collection of best practices.
  • Ensure the reflection
    and integration of new modalities, policies and practices, and methods for evaluation to improve
    the effectiveness and appropriateness of project development and implementation.
  • Advise and guide country offices to develop and/or enhance working relationships with the
    national authorities, international organizations, and civil society actors relevant to the
    implementation of the BMM project.
  • Supervise and direct project managers and other programme staff; oversee and coordinate,
    as required, the recruitment of programming staff and consultants.
  • In liaison with the IOM Nairobi Regional Resources Management unit, exercise
    administrative, operational and financial management responsibility for the project.
  • Ensure all reporting requirements are met including the submission of financial, interim and final reports and updates to the donor covering all IOM activities under the BMM project in accordance with IOM and donor formats.
  • Ensure appropriate coordination with and amongst respective RTS and information sharing
    within the Regional Office (RO), IOM Brussels, RO Cairo and Country Missions involved in the
    implementation of projects.
  • Coordinate, organize and represent the Organization in donor and partner meetings,
    seminars and workshops as required.
  • Mobilise additional resources for IOM country offices. Provide substantive inputs towards the
    promotion of IOM’s image and activities in the region.
  • Participate in or lead field missions and other duty travel relating to project implementation, monitoring and assessment, liaison with counterparts, and problem solving.
  • Advise and guide project staff, donors, local authorities and other project partners to achieve project objectives.

    Required Qualifications and Experience:
  • Master’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, Business Administration, Migration Studies, International Relations, Law or a related field from an accredited academic institution with seven years of relevant professional experience; or
  • University degree in the above fields with nine years of relevant professional experience.

  • Experience in the field of migration issues, including operational and field experience, IOM
    project development, and management;
  • Demonstrated high level of expertise in the thematic areas relevant to the project – specifically
    IBM and MAD;
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation;
  • Excellent writing and communication skills and the ability to maintain effective working
    relationships with government authorities, national and international organizations, and other project partners;
  • Ability to interpret information and identify and analyse problems;
  • Excellent report writing skills and level of computer literacy;
  • Experience of regional issues is a distinct advantage.

  • IOM’s official languages are English, French and Spanish.
  • For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Arabic, French and/or Spanish is an advantage.
  • 1 Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database

    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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.
  • Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.
  • Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.
  • Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding
  • The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in
    the Professional Category of staff members.
  • For this staff category, candidates who are
    nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.

    How to Apply:
  • Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment
    system, by 29th July 2019 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
  • IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment
  • The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • For further information please refer to:
  • For more information and job application details, see; IOM Senior Regional Programme Manager - Migration Management - Jobs in Kenya

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