Consultant - Programme Coordinator

  • Added Date: Wednesday, 14 August 2019
  • Deadline Date: Monday, 26 August 2019

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Position Title : Consultant - Programme Coordinator

Duty Station : Bangkok, Thailand

Classification : Consultant, Grade OTHE

Type of Appointment : Consultant, Six months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 26 August 2019

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.


The Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime (Bali Process) is a non-binding and state-driven process involving 49 members (countries and international agencies), including the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC), International Labour Organization (ILO) as well as a number of observer countries and international agencies who participate in this voluntary forum.

The Regional Support Office of The Bali Process (RSO) was established in 2012 to facilitate the operationalization of the Regional Cooperation Framework (RCF) to reduce irregular migration in the Asia and Pacific region. The RSO aims to support and strengthen practical cooperation on refugee protection and international migration, including human trafficking and smuggling, and other components of migration management in the region. The RSO is co-managed by the Australian and Indonesian Governments.

Reporting to the RSO Co-Managers, the successful candidate will lead and contribute to the RSO’s Work Plan to operationalize key aspects of the Bali Process Declaration, Bali Process Strategy, Jakarta Declaration and the Regional Cooperation Framework through the development and delivery of projects and activities aimed at the reduction of irregular migration in the Asia-Pacific region.

The activities of the RSO require applicants to display a high degree of flexibility and resilience. More information can be found at

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will support the delivery of RSO activities by:

  1. Contributing to the RSO goals: • Independently plan, develop and lead projects and activities on behalf of the Bali Process members, and at the request of the Co-Managers, to deliver on the Work Plan ensuring that all projects reflect the comprehensive approach of the RSO. • Effectively manage and deliver all aspects of projects and activities, including human and financial resources to ensure that they are delivered within the agreed timeframe and budget. • Provide policy and technical advice to the RSO Co-Managers and Bali Process member states on a diverse range of issues relevant to the implementation and delivery of regional approaches to persons in need of protection, irregular migration, and border management.
  2. Lead, mentor and develop a small multi-disciplinary and culturally diverse team of staff and seconded officials within the RSO.

  3. Develop and maintain effective partnerships with Bali Process members, international and regional organizations, and other key partners in coordination with RSO Co-Managers.

  4. Represent the RSO at bilateral, regional and intergovernmental meetings, including the preparation and delivery of training, manage consultations, coordination of background documents and reports and ensure appropriate distribution to key stakeholders.

  5. Demonstrate and model a high level of ethics, accountability and personal integrity at all times.

  6. Perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Co-Managers.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• University degree from an accredited academic institution with seven to ten years of relevant professional experience.


• Operational and/or policy experience in migration, border control, people smuggling, refugee protection, trafficking in persons, or transnational crime related issues;

• Knowledge of regional migration and border control trends and issues relevant to the Bali


• Programme implementation and/or project development;

• Experience in liaising with governmental authorities, other national and international organizations;

• Experience in managing and developing staff, including monitoring performance of staff and their activities.


For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written).


Preference will be given to applicants from Bali Process Member States.

The consultant must adhere to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Data

Protection Principles (IN/138) and maintain confidentiality.

The consultant will be responsible to follow IOM writing guidelines and latest glossaries in all given assignments for accurate translation.

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.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators

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.

Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators

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.


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.

No late applications will be accepted.

This vacancy is archived.

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