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Position Title : Project Manager
Duty Station : Yaoundé, Cameroon
Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P3
Type of Appointment : Special short-term graded, six months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 18 September 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 www.iom.int/diversity.
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; Botswana; 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; Luxembourg; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated
States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; 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.
The European Union (EU)-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration in Africa
(EU-IOM Joint Initiative) supports the efforts of African partner countries along the Central
Mediterranean migration routes to strengthen migration governance and respond to urgent
protection needs of migrants. Implemented in 13 countries in Sahel and Lake Chad (Burkina
Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger,
Nigeria, Senegal and The Gambia), it aims to protect the security, dignity and rights of migrants
along this important and dangerous migration route and to help in improving the reintegration of
returnees through an innovative approach. This will be achieved through different types of
interventions including protection and assistance to vulnerable and stranded migrants,
assistance for voluntary return, support for sustainable reintegration in the communities of
origin, the dissemination of accurate information on migration to migrants, potential migrants
and communities, and the collection of data on migration flows. The Initiative will aim to
strengthen the technical and material capacities of authorities and organizations involved in
these areas so that they can ultimately take over the policies and programmes related to the
protection and reintegration of migrants developed and/or strengthened in the region, with a
view to improving the governance of migration in the region.
Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) in Cameroon, the successful
candidate will be responsible for managing, coordinating and implementing reintegration
schemes and other Joint Initiative components such as Protection and MHPSS and Assistance
upon arrival. S/he will be responsible for overseeing and implementing the Action, and
monitoring and evaluating migrants’ reintegration assistance for IOM/Cameroon.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
1. Monitor the operational, administrative and budgetary activities of the Joint Initiative portfolio,
as well supervise IOM Caseworkers, Operations assistants, reintegration assistants and
reintegration and/or protection partners. Authorize expenses, maintain project expenditure in
accordance with relevant rules, regulations and procedures; participate in the recruitment and
training of local and international staff; assign, control and evaluate work.
2. Review, assess and exchange information on the Joint Initiative Reintegration activities,
respond to queries and requests for information. Prepare regular and special reports, briefings,
presentations, and background information, including status, statistical and other types of
reports requested by the donor, RO/HQ, the Government and other relevant entities.
3. Ensure the implementation of Joint Initiative programme and reintegration operations as well
as internal and external evaluations, in coordination with Resource Management and
4. Provide advice and information for problem resolution, analyze operational procedures and
project effectiveness and recommend improvements. Ensure that SoPs are followed and
5. Support and provide technical inputs and advice for the establishment of national
reintegration schemes in coordination with national counterparts (government, civil society, etc.)
and establish a sound case management system in compliance with IOM standards of
assistance in coordination with IOM RO Dakar.
6. Provide advice and technical support for the development, enhancement and implementation
of national standard operating procedures (SoPs) related to return operations, Protection and
7. Ensure the mainstreaming of protection, Mental Health and Psychosocial support into return
operations and movements, and reintegration activities by promoting and providing advice on
the provision of adequate assistance for vulnerable categories of migrants, such as victims of
trafficking, unaccompanied migrants and migrants with psychosocial and/or physical health
8. Provide technical advice, capacity building support and guidance to implementing partners
and Government counterparts on Protection and Reintegration when needed.
9. Assess training needs on reintegration including psychosocial dimension and/or protection
issues, and the need for capacity building among local authorities, local NGOs, international
NGOs, and other stakeholders.
10. Oversee appropriate data management of beneficiaries, including ensuring case data is
entered into MiMOSA and IOM databases and proper filing in accordance with IOM Data
11. Manage the use of resources in accordance with IOM internal rules and regulations, ensure
budget monitoring and update project planning expenditures.
12. Develop project concepts/proposals and resource mobilization initiatives related to
13. Identify synergies with other reintegration projects in order to consistently provide
comprehensive assistance to migrants in their voluntary return.
14. Establish and maintain effective working relations with national and state authorities,
programme partners, civil society, the international community and donors to coordinate the
delivery of reintegration support, resolve issues, develop new activities, maximize project
performance, and maintain visibility of activities.
15. Undertake duty travel as requested.
16. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Master’s degree in International Development Studies, Economics, Social Studies,
International Relations, International Law, or a related field from an accredited academic
institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or
• University degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience.
• Professional experience in managing crisis response, recovery and development projects and
• Experience with handling confidential data.
• Professional experience in assisted voluntary return and reintegration, community reintegration
or similar direct assistance work.
• Experience working with specialized international agencies (UN agencies, international
organizations, and international NGOs). Prior work experience with IOM is an asset
• Experience in protection including, but not limited to, child protection, counter-trafficking
• Experience in project management and monitoring and evaluation an asset.
• Experience working effectively with local authorities, stakeholders, beneficiaries, and the
broader community to advance country office or regional objectives as an asset;
• Prior work experience in the region and understanding of region issues and trends is an
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills as well as strong strategic and creative thinking;
• Efficiency, flexibility, high level of professionalism and ability to work under pressure and
adhere to strict deadlines;
• Strong knowledge in report writing.
IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.
For this position, fluency in English and French is required (oral and written). Working
knowledge of Spanish and/or local language is an advantage.
Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process,
which may include written and/or oral assessments.
Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database
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
• 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 – behavioural 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: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and
communicates a clear strategic direction.
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
This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations.
Recommended candidates 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.
How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment
system, by 18 September 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: www.iom.int/recruitment
From 05.09.2020 to 18.09.2020
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
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