Position Title: Protection Officer
Duty Station: Rabat, Morocco
Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P3
Type of Appointment: Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
Closing Date: 23 July 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.
IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Read more about diversity and inclusion at IOM at www.iom.int/diversity.
Applications are welcome from first- and second-tier candidates, particularly qualified female candidates as well as applications from the non-represented member countries of IOM. For all IOM vacancies, applications from qualified and eligible first-tier candidates are considered before those of qualified and eligible second-tier candidates in the selection process.
For the purpose of this vacancy, the following are considered first-tier candidates:
- Internal candidates
- Candidates from the following non-represented member states: Antigua and Barbuda; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Djibouti; Fiji; Gabon; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu
Second tier candidates include:
All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states.
Under the direct supervision of Head of Programmes and in coordination with the Regional Thematic Specialists (RTS) in North Africa and departments at Headquarters (HQ), the successful candidate will be responsible for the coordination, implementation and overall supervision of the Country Office’s (CO) protection programming.
Partly funded by the European Union (EU) – IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration, s/he will supervise the work of IOM Morocco’s Migrant Protection Unit, which includes counter trafficking, unaccompanied and separated children (UASC), child protection and support to youth, as well as health and humanitarian response, among others. S/he will ensure synergies among programmes and projects, compliance with administrative and programmatic procedures in coordinating project activities, monitoring financial budgets, and communicating with implementing partners, the United Nations (UN) system, government focal points and Civil Society representatives in Morocco.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
- Supervise country office migrant protection unit including the implementation of technical programming, planning, monitoring the effective implementation and financial expenditures, the preparation of required reports and quality of deliverables and services, and the conduct of monitoring and evaluation activities according to donor commitments and IOM institutional policy, guidance and tools.
- Act as focal point for new project development in the thematic area, as well as maintain and work to expand IOM’s current protection portfolio and to establish partnerships with identified protection actors.
- Keep updated with policies and strategies related to migrant protection and ensure integrated protection programming, promoting engagement with affected community, local government and other humanitarian and developments actors to define and pilot sustainable solutions for vulnerable groups.
- Promote improved awareness/understanding of protection issues faced by populations on the move among IOM staff, local authorities, local and international NGOs, and UN agencies. Ensure the observance of international human rights and humanitarian law standards within IOM programmes while ensuring the integration of crosscutting issue such as gender.
- Ensure positive relations and collaborate closely with national and local authorities, the UN agencies, and international organizations, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society organizations (CSOs), to advocate for remedies and address protection problems facing vulnerable groups, including UASC and victims of trafficking, vulnerable migrants and communities as well as other affected populations, in line with international standards, Sustainable Development Goals, Global Compact for Migration, etc.
- Supervise protection teams, conduct staff performance appraisals using the IOM Staff Evaluation System (SES), identify training needs of staff, and develop and deliver various professional in-house training.
- Develop quality reports and material related to protection, and deliver trainings to governmental and non-governmental partners on protection topics such as identification of vulnerable groups, protection and referral.
- Participate and represent IOM in protection forums and other ad hoc meetings.
- Undertake duty travel as required, for project site review and other duties of concern to the project activities.
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Disaster Management, International relations, Conflict Management, Human Rights Law 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 on protection project implementation and solid and effective management experience including project monitoring and reporting;
• Experience on migrants’ protection, specifically on vulnerable migrants, counter trafficking, child protection including UASC, FI & Non-Food Items (NFI) distributions;
• Experience with team management/ supervision;
• Experience in delivering trainings is an advantage.
• Excellent organization skills, time management, analytical and problem solving;
• Training skills;
• Communication and coordination skills;
• Excellent computer skills, especially in MS Office applications such as MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, Internet Explorer.
IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.
For this position, fluency in English and French is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Arabic is an advantage.
Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.
Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database
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.pdf
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.
This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations. Recommended candidates endorsed by the Appointments and Postings Board will remain eligible to be appointed in a similar position for a period of 24 months.
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.
Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.
How to apply
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 23 July 2020 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
For further information please refer to: www.iom.int/recruitment
From 10.07.2020 to 23.07.2020
IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.
Requisition: VN 2020 135 Protection Officer (P3) Rabat, Morocco (56512221) Released
Posting: Posting NC56512222 (56512222) Released
- Job City Rabat