open to internal and external candidates

Position Title
Duty Station :
Classification :
Type of Appointment :
Migration Management Officer
Estimated Start Date
Kabul, Afghanistan
Professional Staff, Grade P3
Special short term,
Six months with possibility of extension
As soon as possible
Closing Date
February 23, 2016
Reference Code
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 has a proactive recruitment policy to increase the representation of nationals of nonrepresented member states. Qualified applicants from the following countries will be
favourably considered:
Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Benin, Botswana, Cambodia, Cape
Verde, Czech Republic, Comoros, Djibouti, El Salvador, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Guyana,
Holy See, Iceland, Israel, Lesotho, Libya, Luxembourg, Maldives, Marshall Islands,
Montenegro, Micronesia, Mongolia, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay,
Republic of Congo, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Somalia,
Suriname, Swaziland, Timor Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam
Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged.
Under the overall supervision of Chief of Mission (CoM), and the direct supervision of the
Senior Programme Officer, the Migration Management Project Officer will be directly
responsible for the overall implementation, oversight and coordination of relevant projects
in the Capacity Building in Migration Management (CBMM) unit and Return of Qualified
Afghans (RQA) programme.
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Core Functions / Responsibilities:
Technical Cooperation: IDCU and APIS/AVIS
1. Oversee the overall implementation of Identity Checking Unit (IDCU) projects and
Afghanistan Passport Issuing System (APIS)/ Afghanistan Visa Issuing System (AVIS)
project in line with IOM and donor requirements.
2. Liaise and act as focal point to relevant Afghan Government counterparts in the
ministries such as Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) and Ministry of Interior (MoI) on the
project implementation, facilitating information exchange and project cooperation, as well
as promoting IOM-implemented initiatives.
3. Coordinate the work of project staff members of the CBMM team in operations/logistics,
procurement, capacity building and trainings, research, analysis (including legal) and
monitoring and evaluation.
4. Manage financial/budgetary planning, exercises quality control over all procedures and
documents within CBMM, and ensure proper follow up as necessary.
5. Produce high quality donor reports on project implementation per contractual
requirements as well as presentations, talking points, and briefings on project activities.
Review and edit diplomatic notes for the Chief of Mission’s signature.
6. Identify and develop opportunities for new projects including policy oriented activities
that link and contribute to broader initiatives of the mission and develop strategies and
proposals for new phases of on-going CBMM projects in close collaboration with the
Mission Project Support Unit and Resource Management Unit.
7. Serve as a focal point for various migration consultative processes such as Almaty
Process, Bali Process, Budapest Process, and Colombo Process. Compile and provide
required inputs by the mission and coordinate and arrange participation of government
officials to such consultative processes as required.
Return of Qualified Afghans (RQA) programme
8. Be responsible for overall management of RQA programme which includes providing
technical guidance and supervision to project staff including close coordination with
sending missions.
9. Develop, manage and monitor work plans and budgets of the RQA programme to
ensure timely implementation and efficient spending out of the programme budget.
Labour Migration
10. Act as the Mission’s focal point for labour migration related areas; establish and maintain
credible partnerships at appropriate levels with government entities, local authorities, UN
agencies, donors and other stakeholders as relevant to projects and activities.
11. Draft and formulate proposals for new labour migration related programmes/ projects.
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12. Represent IOM at relevant conferences and meetings as well as other events in the IOM
programmatic context as directed.
13. Provide strategic direction, analysis and input to the CoM on the development of the IOM
Afghanistan CBMM programme and Migration and Development activities.
14. Produce internal updates and reports on CBMM, RQA and other relevant activities as
requested by IOM Senior Management. Compile information materials such as success
stories, beneficiary stories, and case studies together with photos to be used for public
15. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Competencies
Takes responsibility and manages constructive criticism;
Works effectively with all clients and stakeholders;
Promotes continuous learning; communicates clearly;
Takes initiative and drives high levels of performance management;
Plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
Displays mastery of subject matter;
Contributes to a collegial team environment;
Creates a respectful office environment free of harassment and retaliation, and
promotes the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA);
Incorporates gender-related needs, perspectives, and concerns, and promotes equal
gender participation;
Displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;
Works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.
Effectively interfaces with government officials of appropriate level on matters related
to substantive migration issues and the work of IOM;
Effectively applies knowledge of migration issues within organizational context;
Correctly frames migration issues within their regional, global, and political context.
Required Qualifications and Experience
Master’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, Humanities, International Relations
or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant
professional experience; or
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University degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional
Experience in managing, implementing and monitoring migration-related projects in
fragile environments;
Knowledge of border and migration management policy and actors in the region;
Experience in governmental institutions and/or international organizations in
migration and border management in the region;
Experience with migration and development initiatives an advantage;
Knowledge of the IOM project management cycle an advantage.
Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of Dari or Pashto will be an advantage.
How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment
system, by February 23, 2016 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
For further information, please refer to:
In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly filled
in and submitted with a cover letter not more than one page specifying the motivation for
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application
in your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.
Posting period:
From 09.02.2016 to 23.02.2016
Requisition: SVN 2015/158 (P) – Migration Management Officer (P3) – Kabul, Afghanistan
(54719436) Released
Posting: SVN 2015/158 (P) – Migration Management Officer (P3) – Kabul, Afghanistan (54719441)
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