Position Title : North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force Secretariat Coordinator
Duty Station : Cairo, Egypt
Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P3
Type of Appointment : Special short-term graded, six months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 17 March 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.
IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates are considered as first-tier candidates:
1. Internal candidates
2. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries:
Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Cook Islands, Cuba, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Fiji, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Grenada, Guyana, Iceland, Kiribati, Comoros, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Lao People’s Democratic
Republic, Saint Lucia, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Paraguay, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Suriname, Sao Tome and Principe, Eswatini,
Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa
Under ongoing programmes in Middle East and North Africa (MENA), the International Community continues to engage government authorities at the central, local and now regional levels, to ensure a holistic approach in addressing irregular migration and upholding the rights of those moving along these routes. The inter and intra-regional nature of mixed migratory movements underlines the need to develop collaborative and learning relationships across regions affected by similar movements including origin, transit and destination countries. The North African Mixed Migration Task Force was formed to respond to these challenges while improving coordination between member agencies. The current membership of the task force comprises of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), the Mixed Migration Centre(MMC) and Save the Children’s Regional Office for the Middle East and Eurasia. The Task Force, while focusing on all movements passing to, through and from North Africa, also endeavours to develop connections between regions to build synergies, connect the dots and take advantage of existing structures to improve coordination and inform existing knowledge.
The North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force aims to promote a human rights-based approach
to ensuring the protection of people moving in mixed and complex flows along the North African migratory routes through innovative research and knowledge management activities, and by facilitating inter-agency collaboration.
The Migration Hub (MHub) unit was established to work as a regional knowledge hub and as Task Force secretariat. MHub supports the production and dissemination of knowledge on the human rights protection issues faced by people on the move in North Africa for use by policymakers, agencies, donors, the public and academia, with a view to informing advocacy, policy and programme development. It fosters collaborative approaches among key stakeholders. MHub’s secretariat is hosted by RO Cairo.
The successful candidate will work as the Secretariat Coordinator of the North African Mixed
Migration Task Force.
Under the overall guidance of the Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, and the direct supervision of the Senior Regional Liaison and Policy Officer, in close coordination with the Senior Migrant Protection and Assistance (MPA) Regional Thematic Specialist (RTS), Research and Data Unit, and relevant Project Managers, the successful candidate will report to the Senior Management Committee of the Task Force for the secretariat coordinator functions.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
- Develop and implement work plans, sustainability and funding plans for MHub.
- Development and operationalize a research and advocacy agenda that responds to the needs and interests of the North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force.
- Coordinate external relations activities for MHub, including outreach activities, communication with field offices of participating agencies and other actors, and donor relations.
- Ensure regular communication and coordination with the Task Force and disseminate workplans and outputs.
- Coordinate and contribute to the production of public information materials including website, information sheets and bulletins and other capacity building or advocacy and research products.
- In collaboration with relevant colleagues in the IOM Regional Office, including the MPA RTS and the Research and Data Unit, support the production and dissemination of knowledge on the human rights protection issues in public fora.
- Track and follow up on Task Force commissioned regional research.
- Organize and facilitate regular videoconferences and meetings and disseminate the action points amongst Task Force members.
- Manage administrative and financial operations of the Mhub including the supervision of support staff.
- Implement components related to MHub in the NOAH Africa and DFID funded Regional Safety, Support, Solutions for the CMR projects, MIRAC, in close coordination with the IOM Regional Research and Data unit and the project manager in the IOM Country Office Egypt.
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Master’s degree in Social Sciences, International Relations, Law, Economics, International Development or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or
• University degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience.
• Experience working on migration, policy and liaison, ideally in international or non-governmental organizations;
• Previous work experience in coordination and liaison, preferably in an inter-agency context;
experience in project management;
• Previous work and research experience in migration, particularly mixed migration;
• Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly orally and in writing. Familiarity with international migration matters in the Middle East and North Africa is an advantage;
• Experience in managing small teams is an advantage;
• Familiarity with international migration matters relevant to North Africa;
• Prior work experience with IOM and/or United Nations agencies would be an 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.
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 level 2
• 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 level 2
• 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. https://www.iom.int/sites/default/files/about-iom/iom_revised_competency_framework_external.p
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 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.
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 17 March 2019 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
For further information, please refer to:
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 04.03.2019 to 17.03.2019
Posting: Posting NC55860945 (55860945) Released
- Job City Cairo