SVN 01-07-19 Project Coordinator, Labour Mobility and Human Development

 

Open to External Candidates

 

Duty Station: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Application Deadline:  22 July 2019

Position Title: Project Coordinator, Labour Mobility and Human Development 

Contract type: SST UG

Grade:  n/a

Starting Date: as soon as possible

Reference Code:  SVN 01-07-19

 

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.

 

Context

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) - the UN Migration Agency - is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM has been present in the Western Balkan region and Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) since 1990s, and has, since the end of the war, worked together with the international community to assist the BiH institutions and population in rebuilding their country and improving the opportunities for their population.

Today, with a focus on building the capacity of the BiH government to manage migration, IOM is working with a wide range of governmental and non-governmental partners in a broad range of fields including but not limited to Immigration and Border Management, Protection and Assistance to Vulnerable Migrants, Counter Trafficking in Human Beings and Counter Smuggling of Migrants; Prevention of Violent Extremism, Reparations; Labour Mobility and Human Development, and Migration and Health.

 

Core Functions/Responsibilities

The Project Coordinator will work under the direct supervision of the Programme Manager / Mission’s LHD Focal Point and under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission, and with technical guidance of the IOM Regional Office in Vienna.

The Project Coordinator’s duties and responsibilities will include:

  1. Support the planning, coordination, oversight of the implementation of the IDF funded LHD project in accordance with the developed project documents;
  2. Collect information and coordinate the drafting of high-quality reports, policy papers, information material, or other information material displaying IOM’s work, particularly in the field of LHD;
  3. Analyze progress and implementation, identify and document significant events, decisions, problems or deviations, raise them with relevant project staff, and report them to the CoM;
  4. Identify the need for, and contract external technical experts in the field of LHD;
  5. Support the oversight and coordination of contracted technical experts, researchers or other service providers relevant to LHD;
  6. Support the logistical and substantive planning and organization/implementation of national and sub-regional conferences / high-level meetings;
  7. Plan, organize and support the facilitation of workshops, focus groups discussions, community dialogues, and other community-based participatory methods for gathering data and information, especially in the field of LHD, migration and Urban Planning / Development;
  8. Support in the design and implementation of outreach, communication and media engagement strategies, with particular focus on new/social media;
  9. Identify new programmatic areas of engagement for IOM, in particular in the field of LHD and Urban Planning / Development, and work together with the Project Support Unit contributing to the development of new programmes/projects;
  10. Represent IOM in various technical-level inter-agency and relevant coordination meetings as required, and prepare relevant notes for files, meeting minutes, action points, etc.;
  11. Participate in the UNDAF and SDG activities, and assist IOM core staff in preparation and reporting of activities to the different UNDAF working groups.

 

All duties and responsibilities will be carried out in strict adherence to IOM policies and guidelines, including those related to confidentiality and data protection. (optional as this is already part of the mandatory document to be signed by incoming staff)

 

Required Qualifications and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s degree in Economics, Business, Business Administration, Social Sciences or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or
  • university degree in the above fields with three years of work experience; and,
  • High school education with 5 years of relevant working experience

Experience:

  • Advanced English writing, communication and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to manage and analyse data within the field of labour migration, labour market policies, and human development.
  • Computer/software literate with good to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel. Working knowledge of SPSS, STATA or other software for advanced statistical analysis is considered an advantage.
  • Experience of working in a multi-cultural setting.
  • Experience in project management;
  • Knowledge and experience in setting priorities, in devising policies and strategies as well as in conducting advocacy;
  • Experience in working and liasing with Government authorities, other national/international institutions (including EU institutions, UN agencies and civil society) and donors;
  • Valid driving license for this position is an advantage.

 

Language:

Excellent command in English is required

Fluency in Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian is required

 

Required Competencies

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:

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

  • 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.

 

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their application (CV, motivation letter and filled out IOM Personal History Form) electronically by email to: bihvacancies@iom.int.

Please note that only IOM PHF will be considered.

   IOM CV Form - Personal History Form

Subject: SVN 01-07-19 Project Coordinator, Labour Mobility and Human Development 

ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED

 

Applications must be received by 22 July 2019.

Posting period: 4 July 2019 – 22 July 2019

The appointment 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.

Vacancy is open to candidates residing in the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighboring country which is within commuting distance of the duty station. Candidates applying from another location outside commuting distance will be considered locally recruited and will not be eligible for allowances or benefits available to eligible internationally-recruited staff. In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighboring country located within commuting and outside commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.

 

Duty Station: 
Sarajevo
Closing Date: 
Monday, July 22, 2019
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