Project Officer

    Project Officer - Nairobi, Kenya - International Organization for Migration

    International Organization for Migration
    International Organization for Migration Nairobi, Kenya

    2 weeks ago

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    Full time


    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.

    With 162 member states, a further 9 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, 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 works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people.


    Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) and direct supervision of the Head of Operations Resettlement and Movement Management, East and Southern Africa, the Project Officer (Project Management) will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and will have the following project management duties and responsibilities in the areas of project support, budget support, reporting, public affairs, event coordination, interpretation management and resources management coordination.Required Qualifications and Experience:EducationMaster's degree in Social Science, International Relations, Regional Studies 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.ExperienceExperience in USRAP, particularly in processing or movement operations activities, such as field support, movements, data processing, employment verification, case creation, pre-screening, USCIS adjudications support, scheduling, field support and out-processing, is essential; and,Knowledge of USRAP program implementation and familiarity with IOM's administrative, financial and business rules and practices is desirable.SkillsStrong written and verbal communication skills and ability to effectively communicate with and lead a team;Demonstrated proficiency with START is an advantage; and,Excellent computer skills and a high level of proficiency in spreadsheet and database applications.LanguagesIOM's official languages are English, French, and Spanish. All staff members are required to be fluent in one of the three languages.For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written).Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.NotesAccredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database ).Required Competencies:Values - all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these five values:Inclusion and respect for diversity: Respects and promotes individual and cultural differences. Encourages diversity and inclusion.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.Courage: Demonstrates willingness to take a stand on issues of importance.Empathy: Shows compassion for others, makes people feel safe, respected and fairly treated.Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2Teamwork: 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 innovate.Accountability: Takes ownership for achieving the Organization's priorities and assumes responsibility for own actions 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 2Leadership: 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 leadership and professional potential.Empowering others: Creates an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.Building Trust: Promotes shared values and creates an atmosphere of trust and honesty.Strategic thinking and vision: Works strategically to realize the Organization's goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.Humility: Leads with humility and shows openness to acknowledging own shortcomings.


    Support the Project Manager in project development, implementation and reporting activities, including providing inputs for budgets and project proposals and reviewing and updating USRAP-specific policies in coordination with USRAP and Country Office management.When requested, assist the Project Manager in monitoring spending across the project region, and flagging areas of under or overspending to Project Management.Coordinate report drafting and informational materials, including flash reports, updates, surveys, bulletins, factsheets, and dashboards addressing a wide variety of USRAP-related topics. Facilitate collaboration and revision processes to produce high quality, timely, topical, and polished pieces that integrate relevant IOM approaches, policies, and guidelines. Support the production of materials with data visualizations and formatting and, where relevant, work with a designer and/or communications specialist to ensure materials are in line with Organizational branding and professional standards.Oversee the organization of a wide range of events, including meetings and activities, Country Office-level events, town halls and high-level visits. Manage the production of event-related outputs, including briefs, meeting agendas and minutes, reports, fact sheets, and presentations. Provide coordination support for management and staff visits to other entities and IOM missions, including preparing visit agendas, scheduling appointments, and maintaining relevant correspondence. Where relevant, liaise between Project Managers and with other Project Officers (Project Management) on cross-departmental meetings.Oversee the identification, recruitment, and training of interpreters for USRAP activities. Maintain a roster of Interpreters with the languages, citizenship, recommendations on further engagement with USRAP and assist with bringing them on board as required for these Country Offices.Coordinate between Management, the Resources Management Unit(s) (RMU) in the relevant Country Offices in the Region, and other relevant entities to ensure the project is observant of financial, administrative and procurement requirements in line with IOM rules and regulations and that all resources management needs are being met within the project. Ensure procurement-related work is organized efficiently and on time through the preparation and monitoring of Quarterly Procurement Plans.Oversee staff focused on project management support duties in the areas of project support, reporting, interpretation management and resource management coordination. Hire staff, provide training, technical assistance, and information on changes to workflows and procedures, assign duties, and give feedback on performance on a regular basis to ensure high quality work and accurate completion of duties.Help identify knowledge gaps and recommend opportunities for the expansion of data collection activities that will contribute to future reports and informational materials.Oversee the periodic review and update of internal USRAP project administrative workflows and organizational charts to continually track and streamline procedures.When required, liaise with the USRAP HR Business Partner in IOM USRAP Washington, D.C. and HR units in various Country Offices in the Region regarding the background check process for new and current staff. Alert the Project Manager of any process issues.Maintain and ensure the confidentiality and integrity of all USRAP project-related information by implementing control procedures in line with USRAP standards of conduct and data protection rules. Alert Project Manager or the Senior Project Coordinator (PDA) of any non-compliance to SOPs or codes of conduct.Perform such other duties as may be assigned.


    Project management, Reporting, Project monitoring and evaluation (M&E), Communication


    Post-graduate education

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