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Inter-Agency and Reporting Officer

Panama (United States of America)

  • Organization: IOM
  • Location: Panama (United States of America)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Documentation and Information Management
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Public, Private Partnership
  • Closing Date: 2020-08-12

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Position Title : Inter-Agency and Reporting Officer

Duty Station : Panama City, Panama

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 : 12 August 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

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; 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.


Established in 1951, IOM is leading inter-governmental organization providing services to governments and migrants in the field of migration. With 172-member states, a further 8 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, 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.

As of July, 2020 the Regional Interagency Coordination Platform for Refugees and Migrants from Venezuela (RV4) estimated that more than 5,1 million refugees and migrants were outside of Venezuela, with the mast majority being in Latin America and the Caribbean. Many of them are in situations of extreme vulnerability which highlights the need to increase the international commitment and solidarity in support of plans to respond to concerned governments,

addressing the more urgent humanitarian, protection and integration needs. On 12 April 2018, the UN Secretary-General, had tasked United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and IOM to lead and coordinate the response at the regional level. On 28 May 2018, the IOM Director General, and the High Commissioner for Refugees, sent to the Secretary General a joint letter informing him of the establishment by the two agencies of an inclusive, overarching Regional Inter-Agency Platform to steer the response to the Venezuelan refugees and migrants.

As of July 2020, the Platform brought together a total of 151 member organizations which have agreed to work together under the framework of the Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan (RMRP) which stipulates needs of 1,41 billion USD for 2020 alone. The requirements for robust reporting and continued involvement of partner organizations have significantly grown over time.

Under the overall Supervision of the Director General’s Special Envoy for the Regional Response to the Venezuela Situation in Panama City, Panama, the direct supervision of the Head of the Interagency Unit, the successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining and contributing to expanding IOM’s work with partner organizations under the Regional Platform for Migrants and R4V and in particular for coordinating reporting functions and providing support on the implementation of cross-cutting themes in the framework of the RMRP, including Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA), Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP), Gender, Environment and the Centrality of Protection.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. In close coordination with the UNHCR Reporting Officer as co-lead of the Regional Inter-Agency Coordination Platform, coordinate continuous and high-quality reporting on implementation of the RMRP and the R4V Platforms’ work.

  2. Specifically, draft portions of regular quarterly regional Situation Reports and comprehensive semi-annual reports on implementation of the RMRP, in close coordination with the Information Management team.

  3. Support national and sub-regional platforms in the production of national or sub-regional SitReps monthly through follow up according to the established timeframe, as well as recommending the revision of and the provision of feedback on narratives to finalize reports. Coordinate with IM team for any monitoring and IM issues.

  4. Provide input and support to the implementation of the RMRP for Refugees and Migrants of Venezuela, by facilitating the mainstreaming of cross-cutting issues including AAP, PSEA, gender, environment, and centrality of protection, across all Regional Sectors, within all aspects of programme planning, implementation and monitoring.

  5. Coordinate interagency working groups on the cross-cutting themes mentioned, drafting Terms of References (ToR) and work plans, and participating in addressing cross-cutting themes throughout the planning and implementation of the RMRP. Collaborate with Regional Sectors and check on and monitor the integration of considerations based on cross-cutting themes into sectoral initiatives.

  6. Provide technical guidance and training in collaboration with partners participating in working groups on the cross-cutting themes for the benefit of national and sub-regional platforms and implementing partners.

  7. Supervise, guide and train, as necessary, the reporting focal points in the national and sub-regional platforms as well as Regional Sectors, and monitor adherence to key planning targets and deadlines for the production of key segments of the RMRP.

  8. Provide technical support for new joint planning processes and revisions of active response plans, as necessary.

  9. Participate in R4V sector discussions and provide support for inter-sectorial work on cross-cutting issues of the RMRP such as PSEA, AAP, Gender, Environment, and the Centrality of Protection.

  10. Provide support for ad hoc reporting requirements, as necessary.

  11. Undertake field visits as necessary.

  12. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Public Policy, Social/Political Science, Research, Project Management, International Relations, International Development, 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.


• Substantial experience in reporting on projects with large-scale donations, with experience in the field of research, monitoring and / or evaluation;

• Experience in interagency work, including in humanitarian settings;

• Proven experience with strategic planning approaches, monitoring, budget control, project development and report writing;

• Previous experience working on social projects, such as strengthening social inclusion and promoting the rights of migrants and refugees.


• Solid analytical and drafting skills;

• Solid knowledge in program planning and implementation of objectives;

• Excellent internal and external communication skills.


IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.

For this position, fluency in English and Spanish is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Portuguese and/or French is an advantage.

Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.


1 Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database


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

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.

IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.

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.

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 12 August 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:

Posting period:

From 30.07.2020 to 12.08.2020

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: VN 2020 146 Inter-Agency and Reporting Officer (P2) Panama City, Panama (56530083) Released

Posting: Posting NC56530084 (56530084) Released

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