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Liaison and Policy Officer

Kuwait (Kuwait)

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Kuwait (Kuwait)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Legal - Broad
    • Political Affairs
  • Closing Date: 2022-01-25

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Mission and objectives

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leadingUN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental andnon-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for thebenefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

Context

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the IOM Chief of Mission or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer will:

Task description

• Contribute to the migration policy-development process for the country through close liaison with the government counterparts and other relevant stakeholders, dissemination of IOM policies and positions, promotion of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM), the migration related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; • Assist the IOM Chief of Mission and the relevant mission colleagues on inter-agency coordination, support and ensure active rollout and implementation of National UN Networks to establish IOM’s strong leadership role in the area of migration and development, in coordination with the Resident Coordinator’s Office and partner agencies; • Provide migration policy support to and develop the capacity of States and other relevant stakeholders including the promotion and rollout of migration governance trainings for IOM staff, UN Country Team (UNCT) as well as government officials and key actors; • Support mainstreaming of migration policy and governance issues in the national development plan IOM projects and in the work of UNCT, including the Common Country Analysis (CCA) and the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF); • Liaise with the IOM Regional Office, and Regional UN Network on Migration, Issue Based Coalition on Migration, Task Force on COVID-19 and Migration/Mobility and other regional coordination mechanisms, ensuring regional migration governance initiatives are rolled out at national level; • National level outreach on the International Migration Review Forum (IMRF) including the support for participation into global process, to the preparation of the GCM Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) and promotion of whole-of-government and whole-of-society approaches throughout the GCM implementation, follow-up, and review process; • Contribute to global process, in support of the Member State, with regards to Inter-State Consultation Mechanisms, the Global Forum on Migration and Development, SDG Voluntary National Reviews, and assisting the government to actively contribute further in this regard; • Perform any other duties that may be assigned.

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