Position Title : Returns Operations Officer (Migrant Assistance)
Duty Station : Tripoli, Libya
Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2
Type of Appointment : Special short-term graded, Nine months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 12 June 2018
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.
Under the overall supervision of the Senior Programme Coordinator and the direct supervision of the Operations Officer (Movement), with technical guidance from the Regional Migrant Assistance Specialist at the Regional Office in Cairo and technical assistant from the Department of Emergency (DoE) in Headquarters (HQs), when needed, the successful candidate will support IOM’s Voluntary Humanitarian Return (VHR) and reintegration assistance activities. S/he will provide support to all humanitarian return projects and/or components under different VHR projects.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
Contribute to the development, scale–up and maintenance of Voluntary Humanitarian Return projects, programme outreach plan and strategies as well as related practical tools targeting potential beneficiaries, donors, partners, and relevant
Provide information to migrants, partners, government, and communities on VHR activities, and encourage transparency of programme
Ensure timely, efficient and safe logistical land transportation arrangements including all escorts; review and verify related Purchase Requests (PRs).
Ensure that transporters, embassies, IOM receiving missions, airline companies, operational contractors, General Security Department, airport and other responsible authorities are informed of all movements under IOM auspices including transit
Collaborate with the embassies and community leaders of third country nationals in Libya for outreach, and capacity building activities related to VHR, in line with IOM’s policies, procedures and donor requirements; Supervise the issuance of travel documents inside and out of
Periodically organize outreach missions to migrant detention centers to assess need for VHR and draft revisions to movement strategies in coordination with support staff and the programme manager.
Support the IOM Libya online consular service including the provision of technical support to embassies and community leaders, when
In conjunction with the programme manager, monitor and track VHR activities in field offices in Benghazi, Zwaya, Misratah and Sebha; Supervise and coordinate screening and assistance of VHR beneficiaries in close coordination with colleagues in the Operations and the protection units.
Support coordination with government entities, embassies, implementing partners, UN agencies, and other stakeholders in the VHR projects’ target
Facilitate synergy and referrals between VHR projects and other IOM direct assistance projects in order to promote comprehensive assistance to vulnerable
Participate in events, meetings and training with civil society organizations, NGOs, embassies and all other relevant stakeholders with the aim to coordinate VHR activities and disseminate
Maintain an updated record of VHR requests, status, travel documents, and ensure the confidentiality of the
Provide inputs to project reporting and support information exchange on all operational aspects of the VHR project components between IOM, donors, and other
Coordinate with the Field Security Officer on security issues related to operational activities affecting IOM staff or
Monitor projects activities and conduct regular field visits to the project
Perform such other duties as may be
Required Qualifications and Experience:
Master’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, Development Studies, Human Rights, International Relations, Law or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or
University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional
Experience in the field of migrants’ assistance with a Government or UN agency, or a regional or international organization in the Middle East and/or North Africa;
Experience in project administration;
Experience in writing and editing informational materials and reports;
Knowledge of social and development issues as well as general migration related issues;
Good knowledge of project development, administration and evaluation concepts and procedures.
Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of French and/or Arabic is an advantage.
Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms;
Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders;
Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others;
Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience;
Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services;
Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;
Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others;
Planning and Organizing - plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
Professionalism - displays mastery of subject matter;
Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation;
Technological Awareness - displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;
Resource Mobilization - works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of
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 confirmation.
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.
Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.
How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 12 June 2018 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
For further information, please refer to: http://www.iom.int/cms/en/sites/iom/home/about-iom-1/recruitment/how-to-apply.html
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.
From 30.05.2018 to 12.06.2018
Requisition: SVN2018/135(P)-ReturnsOperationsOfficer(MigrantAssistance)(P2)-Tripoli,Libya (55504811) Released
Posting: Posting NC55504826 (55504826) Released
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