IOM Somalia Vacancy: Head of Sub Office - Bossaso, Somalia

Position Title: Head of Sub Office Duty Station: Bossaso, Somalia* Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P2 Type of Appointment: Spe... thumbnail 1 summary
Position Title: Head of Sub Office Duty Station: Bossaso, Somalia* Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P2 Type of Appointment: Special short term, Nine months with possibility of extension Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible Closing Date: February 09, 2016 Reference Code: SVN2016/09(P)-EXT

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 non- represented member states. Qualified applicants from the following countries will be favorably 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.

Context: Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) IOM Somalia and under the primary direct supervision of the Border Management Programme Manager for Somalia, with secondary reporting lines to various Programme Managers, including those of Returns/Emergencies, Migration Assistance (counter-trafficking) the successful candidate will be responsible for the overall planning and implementation of the full range of IOM projects relevant to the geographic area of operations.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:
  1. In coordination with the relevant Programme Managers, responsible for the overall coordination of IOM field activities in Bosasso and ensure that the programme implementation is aligned with the overall objectives of IOM Somalia. In particular support the implementation of project activities under the Immigration and Border Management (IBM) programme as well as Mixed Migration, Counter trafficking and activities related to the organized return of Somalis.
  2. Coordinate the work of staff members of IOM Bosasso in programme implementation, operations/logistics, procurement, capacity building and trainings, and monitoring and evaluation.
  3. Liaise with and act as focal point to relevant Puntland Government counterparts and maintain working relations with implementing partners, UN agencies, and other stakeholders on the project implementation, facilitating information exchange and project cooperation, as well as promoting IOM implemented initiatives.
  4. Manage financial/budgetary planning, exercises quality control over all procedures and documents, and ensure proper follow up as necessary.
  5. Identify and develop opportunities for new projects and develop strategies and proposals for new phases of on-going projects and other activities.
  6. In coordination with the IBM Programme Manager, coordinate and organize IBM workshops and trainings in collaboration with IOM experts, partners and targeted external resource persons in order to meet the objectives of programmes.
  7. Share information regularly with other IBM projects in Puntland as a way of ensuring synergy and complementarity amongst the various projects.
  8. Provide strategic inputs and guidance to IOM Somalia for effective response in Puntland for any political developments, emergencies and areas of IOM intervention.
  9. Responsible for the management and oversight of the administrative and logistical issues of the Common Compound in Bossaso and collect regular feedback on the services and management of the compound from the participating agencies.
  10. Ensure that programme implementation in Puntland is done in close coordination with respective project managers as per the work plans, donor agreements, and IOM rules as well as assist in co-ordination of project activities with the project counterparts and implementing partners.
  11. Ensure that internal and external reports, including donor reports and other supporting documents related to Migration Management activities in Puntland are timely developed and submitted.
  12. 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;
  • 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.
  • Delivers on set objectives in hardship situations;
  • Effectively coordinates actions with other implementing partners;
  • Works effectively with local authorities, stakeholders, beneficiaries, and the broader community to advance country office or regional objectives.
Emergency and Crisis
  • Works effectively in high-pressure, rapidly changing environments;
  • Coordinates actions with emergency response actors and making use of coordination structures;
  • Supports adequate levels of information sharing between internal units, cluster partners, IOM and other emergency response actors;
  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with implementing partners;
  • Makes correct decisions rapidly based on available information.
Required Qualifications and Experience
  • Master’s degree in Political, Social Science, Business Administration, 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.
  • Relevant operational and field experience in capacity building including experience in migration and border management and project management;
  • Working experience in the Somali context is an advantage;
  • Experience in writing project documents and reports, fundraising as well as managing and monitoring a programme budget.
Languages Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of Somali is an advantage.

  1. With relocation to Garowe if and when the situation is conducive.
How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by February 09, 2016 at the latest, referring to this advertisement. 

For further information, please refer to: HERE

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 applications.

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 26.01.2016 to 09.02.2016
Requisition: SVN 2016/09 (P) - Head of Sub Office (P2) - Bossaso, Somalia (54734015) Released Posting: SVN 2016/09 (P) - Head of Sub Office (P2) - Bossaso, Somalia (54734022) Released
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