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CFA 2017/15 (P) - Programme Manager/Chief of Party- Peshawar/Islamabad, Pakistan

Islamabad (Pakistan)

Call for Applications

Position Title Programme Manager/Chief of Party

Duty Station :Peshawar/Islamabad, Pakistan Classification Professional Staff, Grade UG

Type of Appointment : Special short-term ungraded, 6 months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date :As soon as possible

Closing Date : 01 May 2017

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and 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.


Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Mission in Islamabad, Pakistan and the programmatic directives from the Head of Community Stabilization, in Washington DC, the candidate will be responsible for the overall coordination and management of country level activities of the IOM USG-funded program Strengthening Social Cohesion and Community Resilience in FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Area)

The overall goal of the IOM Program is to improve social cohesion, increase awareness and access to opportunity, promote cooperation and dialogue between communities in FATA in support of the FATA Reforms initiatives. The Program Manager/Chief of Party will discharge a range of duties and provide overall guidance for the program throughout its geographic coverage.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

1. Have full programmatic, financial, administrative and logistical responsibility for all program activities and ensure that IOM standards and operating modalities are met wherever the programme is implemented.

2. Conceptualize and design programme strategies, and direct appropriate resource allocation among several offices, stakeholders and sub-regions.

3. Hire and train all programme staff as well as create, deploy and periodically fine-tune all programmatic systems, including database management, procurement, financial tracking and accounting. Ensure that all departments are coordinating together smoothly to achieve the Page 1 / 4programme objectives and supervise all in-country international and national staff. 4. In close conjunction with the management of the IOM Mission, the Mission’s Field Security Officer, and in accordance with the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) requirements, be responsible for the safety and security of all individuals implementing the programme. This includes ensuring that appropriate security information is regularly and appropriately disseminated and that relevant safety and security training is conducted in coordination with IOM’s Staff Security Unit (SSU) when required.

5. Assess, develop a plan for, and oversee all related contracting staff, technical experts or service providers in relation to the programme.

6. Liaise with international and national counterparts to further the development and enhance the objectives of the programme. Seek programmatic partnerships and synergies when appropriate with other humanitarian and development partners and government entities. 7. Actively consult with a wide range of sources, including management of the IOM Mission and IOM Washington, in order to continually assess the full context of IOM Program, including in relation to other IOM programs and priorities in the country.

8. Responsible for continually developing IOM Program in accordance with programme objectives, updated strategic priorities, project successes, donor interests and UN security constraints.

9. Supervise the tracking of all programme expenditures to ensure budget recommendations are met, that all grant management and financial tracking instruments are reconciled and that all funds are spent in accordance with IOM standards and donor expectations. In coordination with the relevant IOM Mission departments, HQ and others, ensure the timely submission of financial reports to the donor.

10. Responsible for regular reporting, including all financial, narrative and database requirements, and ensure regular and proactive coordination with program counterparts in IOM and DC support.

11. In close coordination with the main programme counterparts, ensure that small grant initiatives and related community and government relationships are developed in accordance with programme goals and objectives.

12. Act as the primary contact for the programme in work across multiple sectors that include, but are not limited to, health, agriculture, education, municipal infrastructure, gender, transportation, and water and sanitation.

13. Develop and enforce anti-corruption measures and strengthen existing measures including the implementation of a sound Monitoring and Evaluation system to ensure the transparent use of donor funds. Report corruption issues to the donor according to established procedures. 14. Perform any other duties that may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Law, International Relations, Development Studies and Planning or a related field from an accredited academic institution with seven years of relevant professional experience in positions with progressive responsibility; or

• University degree in the above fields with nine years of relevant professional experience. Experience

• Progressive responsibility with demonstrated supervisory experience in staff, security, budget and office management

• At least 5 years of operational field experience in programme formulation, implementation and evaluation

• At least 3 years of operational experience with USAID programming in a rapid transition or post-conflict area, with some of this experience having been with USAID/OTI • Previous work experience in small-grants programing, infrastructure works, procurement and civil-society strengthening highly desirable

Page 2 / 4• Thorough knowledge of the United Nations Department of Safety and Security protocols and experience working in a Phase III or above security environment

• Experience managing staff from diverse environments and backgrounds and in UNDSS phased security areas


Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of a local language is an advantage. Note

The benefits and entitlements will follow the applicable ICSC classification. Desirable Competencies:


• Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms • Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders • Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others • Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience • Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services • Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;

• Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others.

• Planning and Organizing - plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;

• Professionalism - displays mastery of subject matter

• Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation.

• Technological Awareness - displays awareness of relevant technological solutions; • Resource Mobilization - works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.


*Duty Station*

Successful candidate will be based either in Peshawar or Islamabad, Pakistan. Compensation will be based upon experience and previous salary history

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice 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. How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 01 May 2017 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

Page 3 / 4For 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.

Posting period:

From 18.04.2017 to 01.05.2017

Requisition: CFA 2017/15 (P) - Programme Manager/Chief of Party- Peshawar/Islamabad, Pakistan (55034922) Released

Posting: Posting NC55034937 (55034937) Released

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  • Organization: IOM - International Organization for Migration
  • Location: Islamabad (Pakistan)
  • Grade: Mid/Senior - Internationally recruited position - Mid/Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2017-05-01

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