Programme Manager (Migration Management)

Juba | Juba

Position Title : Programme Manager (Migration Management)
Duty Station : Juba, South Sudan
Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P3
Type of Appointment : Special short-term graded, Six months with possibility
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 20 March 2016
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. 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, Benin, Bahamas, Botswana, Belize, Cabo Verde, Czech
    Republic, Djibouti, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Gambia,
    Guyana, Israel, Iceland, Cambodia, Comoros, Lesotho, Luxembourg, Libya,
    Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Maldives, Namibia, Nauru, Papua
    New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Suriname, El Salvador, Swaziland,
    Timor-Leste, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Venezuela
    (Bolivarian Republic of), Vanuatu, Samoa

Under the overall supervision of the Regional Director (RD) and the direct supervision of the
Chief of Mission (CoM) of IOM South Sudan, the successful candidate will be responsible for the
overall implementation, oversight and management of IOM South Sudan’s Migration
Management programing in the areas of Immigration and Border Management (IBM), counter
human trafficking and migrant smuggling, assistance to vulnerable migrants and migrants
caught in crisis, technical cooperation, law enforcement capacity building and other related
Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Oversee the overall implementation of IOM South Sudan’s migration management program
    through effective programing and planning in immigration and border management, technical
    cooperation, counter-trafficking and migrant smuggling, assistance to vulnerable migrants and
    migrants caught in crisis and other related areas.
  2. Manage, coordinate and implement program activities in close coordination and collaboration
    with partners, stakeholders and beneficiaries including the government, UN agencies, NGOs,
    migrants and communities.
  3. Liaise with and act as IOM focal point to relevant government counterparts such as the
    Ministries of Interior, Foreign Affairs, Labour, Justice, Gender, Children and Social Welfare and
    the National Bureau of Statistics and others.
  4. Coordinate and develop project proposals and corresponding financial requirements,
    coordinate and oversee project implementation through adequate resources and tasks
    identification and allocation; pursue regular financial, procurement and output monitoring;
    ensure relevant financial and narrative reporting obligations and accountability are fulfilled
    according to IOM and donor requirements, standards and timetables.
  5. Support the government of South Sudan in strengthening the National Coordination
    Mechanism on Migration (NCM) through logistical, technical and operational support.
  6. Ensure close liaison, coordination, information exchange and program collaboration with
    other units of IOM South Sudan, relevant IOM missions, the ACBC, ACP-EU Migration Action,
    UN agencies and partners, government institutions and other stakeholders.
  7. Ensure the timely recruitment of international contractors and consultants for trainings and
    policy development in accordance with IOM’s procedures and regulations.
  8. Coordinate and organize technical trainings for government stakeholders and partners on
    migration management and related topics in close coordination with ACBC, Regional Thematic
    Specialists and IOM Geneva.
  9. Undertake duty travels within South Sudan and abroad related to program activities including
    assessments, liaison with partners and counterparts, cross border meetings and workshops,
    etc. as required.
  10. Supervise and mentor IOM South Sudan migration management unit staff in Juba and in the
  11. Ensure adequate information management of project-related activities including
    awareness-raising and visibility, regular updates, press releases and production of other
    relevant materials. Respond to any ad hoc information requests from IOM units, donors,
    partners and the Government of South Sudan.
  12. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Master’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, Business Administration, 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.
• Excellent in project development, implementation and monitoring;
• Knowledge of project formulation, administration and evaluation techniques and practices;
• Experience providing support to national efforts in the area of training/capacity building, law
enforcement operations and/or immigration and border management information systems and
engaging in counter-human trafficking and migrant smuggling;
• Experience in liaising with donors and government counterparts;
• Willing to travel domestically, regionally;
• Excellent communication and negotiation skills;
• Good computer literacy.

Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of Arabic and/or relevant local languages is
an advantage.
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
• 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
• 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
Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment,
accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.


Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment
system, by 20 March 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
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 07.03.2016 to 20.03.2016
Requisition: SVN 2016/26 (P) - Programme Manager (Migration Management) (P3) -Juba,SouthSudan
(54757403) Released
Posting: Posting NC54757404 (54757404) Released
Posting Channel: Internal Candidates

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: IOM - International Organization for Migration
  • Location: Juba | Juba
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation
    • Development Cooperation
    • Security policy
    • Security policy
    • Social studies
    • Social studies
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Migration
    • Migration
  • Closing Date: 2016-03-20

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