Position Title : Project Support Officer
Duty Station : Bangkok, Thailand
Classification : Professional Staff, Grade UG
Type of Appointment : Special short-term ungraded, six months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 05 March 2020
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.
Internal and external candidates will be considered for this vacancy. For the purposes of this vacancy, internal candidates are defined as staff members holding a regular, fixed-term or short-term graded or ungraded contract, including Junior Professional Officers (JPOs), staff on Special Leave Without Pay (SLWOP), and staff members on secondment/loan released by the Organization, unless otherwise specified in their contract. Staff members holding a regular, fixed-term or short-term graded contract will not retain their contract type if appointed to an ungraded position.
The US State Department’s Bureau for Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM)-funded Asia Regional Migration Program is a regional program which aims to address migration challenges faced in Central Asia and South East Asia through working in coordination with international and national counterparts to more effectively address the needs of vulnerable migrants through capacity building of government actors to deliver increased protection and targeted assistance. The project aims to develop sustainable solutions to provide support to and improve the well-being of vulnerable migrants; including trafficked women, men and children, internally displaced persons, refugees, asylum seekers, unaccompanied minors, and exploited and abused migrants.
Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM), the direct supervision of the Programme Coordinator (Migrant Assistance and Counter Trafficking) in Bangkok and the technical guidance of the Senior Monitoring and Partnership Officer in Washington, DC, the successful candidate will support the planning, implementation and monitoring of sub-regional activities under the Asia Regional Migration Program, as well as assist with coordination of activities and development of a repository of knowledge products and resources under the Program.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
- Provide technical and logistical support to the planning, implementation and monitoring of sub-regional activities under the PRM-funded Regional Asia Program.
Contribute to the continued mainstreaming of relevant data collection tools and surveys across the Program.
Assist with drafting and editing of results-based donor reports as requested.
Contribute to Program communication efforts through supporting the drafting and editing of infosheets, briefing notes, event remarks and relevant visibility products.
Support the Programme Coordinator with regional and sub-regional coordination efforts, including thorough assistance in organizing of regular regional Project Manager meetings.
Contribute to project development efforts under the Migrant Assistance and Counter-Trafficking portfolio.
Assist in organizing and supporting relevant internal capacity building for colleagues under the Program.
Liaise and coordinate with IOM Washington’s Senior Monitoring and Partnership Officer regarding program monitoring.
Undertake duty travel as required in order to support implementation and monitoring of sub-regional activities.
Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Master’s degree in Law, International Relations, Political Science, Social Science or a related field from an accredited academic institution; or
• University degree in the above fields with two years of relevant professional experience.
• Experience in project implementation preferably with an international or intergovernmental organization working on issues related to migrants and vulnerable populations;
• Demonstrated experience and understanding of the migration context in Asia, particularly in
South East Asia;
• Knowledge and experience of monitoring and evaluation processes;
• Experience in liaising with government authorities, inter-governmental institutions, other national and international institutions and national and international Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs);
• Experience in supporting organization of workshops and trainings.
• Team-oriented, but with capacity to work independently and with minimal supervision.
• Personal commitment, efficiency, and flexibility.
• Strong organizational and time management skills, and ability to deliver under tight timelines.
• Excellent analytical abilities;
• Strong interest in the issue of labour migration and anti-trafficking in persons.
• Solid understanding of the norms of professional ethics.
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to maintain trust and good working relationship with counterparts;
Fluency in English (oral and written). Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an advantage.
1 Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database
The successful candidate 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.
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.
IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link. https://www.iom.int/sites/default/files/about-iom/iom_revised_competency_framework_external.pdf
Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.
Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.
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.