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Job Project Officer UN

Position Title : Project Officer 

Duty Station : Nouakchott, Mauritania 

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2 

Type of Appointment : 

Special short-term graded, six months with possibility of extension Estimated 

Start Date : As soon as possible 

Closing Date : 04 November 2020 

Position Title : Project Officer Duty Station : Nouakchott, Mauritania Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2 Type of Appointment : Special short-term graded, six months with possibility of extension Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible Closing Date : 04 November 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: 1. Internal candidates 2. Candidates from the following non-represented member states: Antigua and Barbuda; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Fiji; Gabon; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People's Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Luxembourg; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; 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. Context: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is an intergovernmental organization created in 1951 which occupies a leading position on the migratory scene. Composed of 173-member states, plus eight other states with observer status, IOM has offices in more than 100 countries. IOM works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non- governmental partners to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people. Since September 2016, IOM has become the United Nations Migration Agency. IOM has been present in Mauritania since 2006 and currently has its main office in Nouakchott and Sub-Offices in Bassikonou, Selibabi and Nouadhibou. Page 1 / 5 Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) of IOM Mauritania and direct supervision of the Project Manager (Governance of Migration) , the successful candidate will assist with the implementation of the activities of the project "Contribute to strengthening the governance and management of migration and borders, and facilitate the protection, return and sustainable reintegration of migrants in Mauritania”. S/he will be responsible for contributing to the project development, reporting, institutional and donor liaison Core Functions / Responsibilities: 1. In coordination with the Project Manager , coordinate the implementation of the Integrated Border Management component, by contributing to the oversight of the sufficient administrative and operational measures. Assist with the implementation and monitoring of the operational, financial and administrative aspects of the Integrated Border Management component, including the implementation of capacity building initiatives on Border Management. Contribute to the of competency-based training needs assessments, provide support in developing the Training Modules and mainstream such training within National Border Management training programmes. a) Participate in the timely recruitment and training of national and international contractors and consultants for contribution to the project in accordance with IOM's procedures and regulations. b) Coordinate the functional and technical specifications for the tender documents on the construction and refurbishment of border crossing points for the police and the gendarmerie. Review the publication and award of the tender and provide technical support for the implementation of the construction process with high quality of work. c) Draft documentation for the procurement, installation and configuration of equipment and network connectivity. d) Track and monitor the completion of research studies. e) Support the implementation of activities to involve border communities. f) Maintain and update specific training modules. Provide technical inputs for the capacity building activities. Monitor the training conducted by external experts. 2. Contribute to and monitor the proper utilization of standard operating procedures, manuals, guidance notes, tools and methodologies in the implementation of project activities. 3. Compile regular project updates and assist the Chief of Mission in liaison with donors,, government and other stakeholders (documentation, presentation, analysis etc.) in relation to the project. 4. Undertake travel duties related to the project/programme assessment, monitoring or evaluation. 5. Assist in liaising with the donor representatives and governmental counterparts in order to facilitate regular communication and smooth implementation of the project activities. 6. Contribute to production of regular project narrative reports, briefings and background information requested by the Government, donors and other entities, assist with the production of financial reports in accordance with project reporting requirements in coordination with the Project Manager. 7. Contribute to the development of new programmes and activities, in cooperation with the relevant authorities, United Nations (UN) organizations, civil society, media and public/private entities in relation to both internal and international migration. 8. Perform such other duties as may be assigned. Page 2 / 5 Required Qualifications and Experience: Education • Master's degree in Political or Social Science, Business Administration, International Relations, Law or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or • University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience. Experience • Experience of working and communicating with local authorities is an advantage; • Experience in project development, specifically in public administration, implementation and evaluation, and/or program management; • Familiarity in financial management of the projects; • Previous related experience in the West African counties is an advantage. Skills • Good knowledge of border management, training and capacity building, as well as general migration issues; • Good knowledge of project formulation, administration and evaluation techniques and practices; • Ability to supervise staff and work effectively with local authorities, stakeholders, beneficiaries, and border communities to promote IOM’s objectives; • Capacity to implement programmes on migration and border management; • Skills in preparing project proposals, monitoring and evaluation, and report writing; and • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work in challenging areas/ situations, and drive for results. Languages IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish. For this position, fluency in French and English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Arabic, local languages and/or Spanish is an advantage. Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments. Notes 1 Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (https://whed.net/home.php). 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 level 2 Page 3 / 5 • 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 df Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview. Other: 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 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 04 November 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. Page 4 / 5 Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. For further information please refer to: www.iom.int/recruitment Posting period: From 22.10.2020 to 04.11.2020 No Fees: 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: SVN 2020 240 Project Officer (P2) Nouakchott, Mauritania (56686580) Released Posting: Posting NC56686581 (56686581) Released

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