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VN 2018/203 (P) - Programme Officer (SAR) (P2) - Tripoli, Libya

Tripoli (Libya)

Position Title Programme Officer (SAR)

Duty Station : Tripoli, Libya

Classification :Professional Staff, Grade P2

Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 30 August 2018

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, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Fiji, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Grenada, Guyana, Iceland, Kiribati, Comoros, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Saint Lucia, Lesotho, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Malawi, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Paraguay, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, Sao Tome and Principe, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa


Under the overall supervision of the Deputy CoM (COM in interim) and the direct supervision of the Immigration and Border Management Officer (IBMO) the successful candidate will be responsible for the implementation of IOM's Search and Rescue related activities and for providing technical guidance and information to staff and partner Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) on effective and efficient implementation of those activities, monitoring, reporting as well as internal and external relations.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

1. Assist in planning, and coordinate the implementation of activities under the Search and Rescue related projects, identify synergies and facilitate linkages with other mission activities 2. Analyze and suggest revisions to the project strategy whenever required, in close coordination with the IBM Officer and the Deputy Chief of Mission.

3. Monitor the project’s budgetary, administrative, and technical aspects in line with IOM policies and procedures and donor requirements and bring conclusions, deficiencies and gaps to the attention of the supervisor along with recommended actions.

Page 1 / 34. Monitor the procurement and distribution of all materials and equipment as well as the rehabilitation projects through timely facilitation of all necessary administrative, organizational, and tender processes, in coordination with the Resource Management Unit and local partners. 5. Monitor project implementation and the work of local implementing partners. Propose appropriate corrective action and make recommendations to improve effectiveness as necessary; draft and contribute to regular project and activity reports and prepare and provide input to donor narrative reports.

6. Coordinate meetings and capacity-building activities for partner government agencies, local partners and other stakeholders associated with the project.

7. Implement communication and visibility plans of the project in close coordination of the Public Information Unit.

8. Support and strengthen coordination efforts with government entities, the coast guard, the DCIM, embassies, implementing partners, UN agencies, and other stakeholders involved in carrying out SAR activities in the country.

9. Maintain a current record of cases and distribution lists for the project’s activities. 10. Identify trends, conduct desk research, support the development of new programme/project possibilities by providing input and information, and draft identified sections of proposals in close coordination with the project development unit, tracking and following up on submission to donors.

11. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, Development Studies, Human Rights, 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. • Equivalent studies in the National Armed or Security forces of country of residence with four years of relevant professional experience.


• Experience in the field of migrants’ assistance with a Government or UN agency, or a regional or international organization in a peacekeeping/peacebuilding environment; • Experience in project administration;

• Knowledge of social and development issues as well as general migration related issues; • Good knowledge of project development, administration and evaluation concepts and procedures.


Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of Arabic is an advantage. Desirable Competencies:


Page 2 / 3• 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.


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. How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 30 August 2018 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.

Posting period:

From 24.08.2018 to 30.08.2018

Requisition: VN 2018/203 (P) - Programme Officer (SAR) (P2) - Tripoli, Libya (55624661) Released Posting: Posting NC55624666 (55624666) Released

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  • Organization: IOM - International Organization for Migration
  • Location: Tripoli (Libya)
  • Grade: P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2018-08-30

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