Dec 212017

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Closing date: 31 Jan 2018

Position Title : Programme Officer (Immigration and Border Management)

Duty Station : Bukavu, Dem. Rep. Congo

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2

Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 31 January 2018

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 environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates are considered as first-tier candidates:

1. Internal candidates

2. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Gambia, Guyana, Iceland, Comoros, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Maldives, Malawi, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, El Salvador, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa


Under the overall supervision of the Programme Manager and in coordination with the Regional Thematic Specialists for IBM, the successful candidate will be responsible for supporting and implementing the IOM component of the European Union 11th EDF Great Lakes Programme. The overall EU 11th EDF Great Lakes programme is a regional, multi-year, multi-partner project funded by the EU Trust Fund for Africa. IOM is one of the main implementing partners for the project.

This multi-year project will be implemented in the following countries – the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda. The programme will focus on the Rusizi II border control point between the DRC and Rwanda, implementing OSBP best practices

The main objectives of this programme are to increase cross-border trade and reduce inter-community tensions between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The actions aim at strengthening the economic integration and social cohesion of the cross-border communities of the DRC and Rwanda through joint management of a border crossing, the streamlining of movements of people and goods, the provision of infrastructure and services, and improved communication between and within border organizations and between the two countries; while improving the level of security and safety of the cross-border covered area. This action will benefit 3 million people living in the Greater Bukavu in the DRC and in Rusizi in Rwanda.

The programme officer will be working in close conjunction with Trade Mark East Africa (TMEA):

a non-profit organization, promoting the economic and commercial sector in East Africa and reinforcing and securing efficient infrastructures with regard to border trade. TMEA has relevant operational experience of One Stop Border Posts (OSBP) and in July 2017 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with IOM.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Support with coordinating the implementation of all IOM components of the EU programme, in particular by developing standardized TORs for key staff.

  2. Provide information and guidance for the development and implementation of the IOM-EU project in coordination with relevant country offices and the Regional Thematic Specialists.

  3. Maintain partnerships and collaboration with both implementing missions.

  4. Identify and facilitating sharing of information.

  5. Monitor all aspects of project implementation, follow up on logistical and administrative arrangements, identify problems, and propose action to expedite the delivery of outputs.

  6. Organize and maintain necessary data collection, processing, analysis and documentation.

  7. Analyse progress and implementation reports and identify and document significant project events, decisions, problems, or deviations.

  8. Monitor project expenditures and verify compliance with the budget provisions and coordinate the submission of financial, interim and final reports to the donor.

  9. Coordinate all reporting requirements as set out by the donor and in line with IOM internal reporting requirements.

  10. Liaise with the IOM Rwanda Resources Management unit to ensure that all necessary administrative requirements and resources are coordinated in a timely manner.

  11. Draft and provide regular updates and reports to the donor covering all IOM activities under the EU programme in accordance with IOM and donor formats as required.

  12. Participate in donor and partner meetings as required.

  13. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, Business Administration, Migration Studies, International Relations, Law or a 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.


• Experience in the field of migration issues, including operational and field experience, IOM

project development;

• Knowledge of EU contractual and project requirements;

• Demonstrated high level of expertise in the thematic areas relevant to the project – specifically


• Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation;

• Excellent writing and communication skills and the ability to maintain effective working relationships with government authorities, national and international organizations, and other project partners;

• Ability to interpret information and identify and analyse problems.


Fluency in English and French is required.

Desirable Competencies:


• Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms;

• Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders;

• Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others;

• Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience;

• Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services;

• Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;

• Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others;

• Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;

• Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter;

• Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation;

• Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;

• Resource Mobilization – works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.


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 confirmation.

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.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 31 January 2018 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 completed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.

Posting period:

From 11.12.2017 to 31.01.2018

Requisition: VN 2017/265 (P) – Programme Officer (IBM) (P2) – Bukavu, DRC (55283235) Released

Posting: Posting NC55283246 (55283246) Released

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