Open to Internal and External Candidates
National Programme Officer-Labour Migration and Human Development (LHD)
IOM Kigali, Rwanda
National Officer Staff, Grade NOB (UN salary Scale for NO staff)
Type of Appointment
One Year Fixed-term with a possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date
As soon as possible
October 15, 2019
VN2019/18 - RW
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.
IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.
Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Mission, the incumbent will be responsible and accountable for the coordination of all activities under the Mission’s Labour Migration and Human development portfolio, including financial management.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
- Develop, implement and coordinate all project activities at all levels under LDH (Diaspora Mapping; Labour Mobility; Diaspora Engagement; Migration Profile; and Private Sector Partnership projects).
- Coordinate researches and consultancy activities in close cooperation with national/international partners and provide technical inputs and guidance.
- Provide and participate in capacity building activities stakeholders in migration management: labor migration; international migration law; diaspora engagement; migration and development; and migration mainstreaming into national policies.
- As part of the LHD portfolio, carry out sensitization campaigns on safe migration mobility and diaspora engagement in Rwanda and Europe and increasing awareness on the importance of involving Rwandan communities abroad in their country of origin’s social and economic development through skills, remittance and direct and indirect investments on a large and small scale.
- Plan and coordinate training workshops to strengthen the capacities of beneficiaries both human and institutional in migration management and development as well as organize technical and high-level meetings.
- Participate in the recruitment of the projects’ consultancy services, and to facilitate the work of the hired consultant(s) such as arranging and organizing meetings with government officials, support data collection process from relevant government institutions.
- Establish and maintain applicable working relations with the Government of Rwanda; One UN; Civil Society Organizations, Local Government and the Private Sector. This also includes relevant Rwanda’s Diplomatic Missions abroad.
- Provide support to regional initiatives on migration management.
- Draft relevant project narrative and budget reports including project monitoring reports.
- Supervise LHD project staff, monitor their work for effective implementation.
- Promote the work of IOM within Rwanda and through effective coordination with the stakeholders for the visibility of the organization.
- Participate in meetings with stakeholder meetings and activities. This also includes conducting any necessary duty travels. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience
- Master’s degree in social or political sciences, law or 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
- At least four (4) years’ experience in social or political sciences, law or related field from an accredited
- Work experience liaising with government authorities, other national/international institutions
- Experience working with an international organization / UN agency or international NGO and knowledge of migration issues would be a distinct advantage.
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French and Kinyarwanda is an added advantage
The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:
- Inclusion and respect for diversity respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
- Integrity and transparency maintain high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
- Professionalism: demonstrates the ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.
Core Competencies – behavioral 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
Managerial Competencies – behavioral indicators level 2
- Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.
- Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
- Strategic thinking and vision: work strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.
An appointment will be subject to certification by the Organization’s (IOM’s) Medical Officer, based on medical examination(s), that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the Government of Rwanda, where applicable.
This application is open to all Rwandese citizen and any other foreign national as long as such an applicant has a right of residence and right to work in Rwanda at the time of application (IOM will not be responsible in securing such Visas or authorizations from the Government of Rwanda, any applicant of foreign nationality must provide authentic certification from Government of Rwanda in regard to right of residency and right to work in Rwanda at the time of application).
How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications to email@example.com by 15 October 2019 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
The subject of your e-mail MUST indicate the reference code, the Position title as well as candidate’s names
In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM will only accept applications which should include a completed Personnel History Form (please download and fill it) and an application letter (not more than one page)
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
From 02.10.2019 to 15.10.2019