Duty Station: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Application Deadline: 10 November 2019
Position Title: Project Manager, NOR SOM and USAID CT
Contract type: SST UG
Starting Date: 26 November 2019
Reference Code: SVN 02-10/19
Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and 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.
|IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.|
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) – the UN Migration Agency – is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM has been present in the Western Balkan region and Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) since 1990s. Since the end of the war, IOM has continued to assist the population of BiH in rebuilding their lives and working for a better future.
Today, with a focus on building the capacity of government authorities to manage migration, IOM is working with a wide range of governmental and non-governmental partners in different fields including but not limited to Migration and Border Management, with particular focus on Assistance to Vulnerable Migrants; Counter Trafficking in Human Beings and Counter Smuggling of Migrants.
Under the direct supervision of the IOM Chief of Mission (CoM) in BiH / the Sub-regional Coordinator for the Western Balkans, the incumbent will provide assistance in the coordination and management of the sub-regional project “Countering smuggling of migrants along the Western Balkan route” implemented in Albania, Montenegro and BiH and funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the national project “Short and Medium-Term Support to Strengthen Counter-Trafficking Efforts in BiH”, funded by USAID Bosnia-Hercegovina.
Under the direct supervision of the IOM Chief of Mission in BiH and the Sub-regional Coordinator for the Western Balkans, as well as with technical guidance of the IOM Regional Office in Vienna, the Project Manager will be responsible and accountable for the planning, implementation, oversight and effective coordination of the aforementioned projects.
- Ensure timely and effective implementation of the projects’ activities according to the work-plan and project documents.
- Exercise quality control over all procedures and documents within the projects, and ensure activities are in line with IOM and donor guidelines and requirements.
- Coordinate specific aspects of the work of project staff.
- Ensure that the projects follows IOM thematic policies and procedures through coordination with relevant sub-contracted experts and the IOM Regional Office in Vienna.
- Collect information and coordinate the drafting of high-quality project reporting, including ad-hoc, interim, annual, and end-of-project reports.
- Monitor the work of sub-contractors, track budget expenditures, and supervise the work of experts.
- Analyze progress and implementation, identify and document significant project events, decisions, problems or deviations, raise them with relevant project staff, and report them to the CoM.
- Assess, develop a plan for, and oversee all related contracting technical experts and service providers in relation to the projects.
- Attend project meetings and ensure the preparation of relevant notes for files, meeting minutes, action points, etc.
- Assist relevant IOM missions in developing and maintaining strong liaison with relevant governmental authorities, U.S. Embassy, and other stakeholders.
- Represent IOM in various technical-level inter-agency and relevant coordination meetings relevant to the projects and as required.
- Undertake duty travels related to project implementation as required and authorized by the CoM.
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
All duties and responsibilities will be carried out in strict adherence to IOM policies and guidelines, including those related to confidentiality and data protection. (optional as this is already part of the mandatory document to be signed by incoming staff)
Required Qualifications and Experience
- Education: Master’s degree in Political or Social Science, Law, International Relations, or a related field from an accredited academic institution with three years of relevant professional experience; or
- University degree in the above fields with five years of relevant professional experience.
- Experience on migration and human rights, migrant rights, irregular migration and human trafficking;
- Experience in project management;
- Knowledge and experience in setting priorities, in devising policies and strategies as well as in conducting advocacy;
- Experience in working and liasing with Government authorities, other national/international institutions (including EU institutions, UN agencies and civil society) and donors;
- Knowledgeable using MS Office;
- Familiarity with US projects and procedures and civil society actors is an advantage.
- Strong computer literacy;
- Valid driving license for this position is an advantage.
|English is required.Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian is required.||Albanian is an advantage.|
The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:
- 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.
The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following technical and behavioural competencies:
- Creates a respectful office environment free of harassment and retaliation, and promotes the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA)
- Accepts and gives constructive criticism
- Follows all relevant procedures, processes, and policies
- Meets deadline, cost, and quality requirements for outputs
- Monitors own work to correct errors
- Takes responsibility for meeting commitments and for any shortcomings
- Identifies the immediate and peripheral clients of own work
- Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with clients
- Identifies and monitors changes in the needs of clients, including donors, governments, and project beneficiaries
- Keeps clients informed of developments and setbacks
- Contributes to colleagues’ learning
- Demonstrates interest in improving relevant skills
- Demonstrates interest in acquiring skills relevant to other functional areas
- Keeps abreast of developments in own professional area
- Actively shares relevant information
- Clearly communicates, and listens to feedback on, changing priorities and procedures
- Writes clearly and effectively, adapting wording and style to the intended audience
- Listens effectively and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience
Creativity and Initiative
- Actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services
- Expands responsibilities while maintaining existing ones
- Persuades others to consider new ideas
- Proactively develops new ways to resolve problems
Leadership and Negotiation
- Convinces others to share resources
- Actively identifies opportunities for and promotes organizational change
- Presents goals as shared interests
- Articulates vision to motivate colleagues and follows through with commitments
- Provides constructive feedback to colleagues
- Identifies ways for their staff to develop their abilities and careers
- Provides fair, accurate, timely, and constructive staff evaluations
- Uses staff evaluations appropriately in recruitment and other relevant HR procedures
- Holds directly reporting managers accountable for providing fair, accurate, timely, and constructive staff evaluations
Planning and Organizing
- Sets clear and achievable goals consistent with agreed priorities for self and others
- Identifies priority activities and assignments for self and others
- Develops strategic vision for IOM within area of responsibility
- Organizes and documents work to allow for planned and unplanned handovers
- Identifies risks and makes contingency plans
- Adjusts priorities and plans to achieve goals
- Allocates appropriate times and resources for own work and that of team members
- Masters subject matter related to responsibilities
- Identifies issues, opportunities, and risks central to responsibilities
- Incorporates gender-related needs, perspectives, and concerns, and promotes equal gender participation
- Persistent, calm, and polite in the face of challenges and stress
- Treats all colleagues with respect and dignity
- Works effectively with people from different cultures by adapting to relevant cultural contexts
- Knowledgeable about and promotes IOM core mandate and migration solutions
- Actively contributes to an effective, collegial, and agreeable team environment
- Contributes to, and follows team objectives
- Gives credit where credit is due
- Seeks input and feedback from others
- Delegates tasks and responsibilities as appropriate
- Actively supports and implements final group decisions
- Takes joint responsibility for team’s work
- Strong ability to work effectively and harmoniously within a team of colleagues from various cultures and professional backgrounds in order to achieve the desired goals
- Learns about developments in available technology
- Proactively identifies and advocates for cost-efficient technology solutions
- Understands applicability and limitation of technology and seeks to apply it to appropriate work.
Establishes realistic resource requirements to meet IOM needs.
How to apply
Interested candidates are invited to submit their application (IOM PHF- Personal History Form and motivation letter ) electronically by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internal candidates are to apply by sending Internal Application Form
Please note that only IOM PHF will be considered.
Subject: SVN 02-10/19 Project Manager, NOR SOM and USAID CT
ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED
Applications must be received by 10 November 2019
Posting period: 30 October 2019 – 10 November 2019
The appointment is subject to funding confirmation.
Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.
Vacancy is open to candidates residing in the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighboring country which is within commuting distance of the duty station. Candidates applying from another location outside commuting distance will be considered locally recruited and will not be eligible for allowances or benefits available to eligible internationally-recruited staff. In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighboring country located within commuting and outside commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.
Duty Station: Sarajevo
Closing Date: Sunday, November 10, 2019