Inter-Agency Platform Coordinator (Venezuela Response) At International Organization for Migration

Position Title : Inter-Agency Platform Coordinator (Venezuela Response)

Duty Station : Quito, Ecuador

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2

Type of Appointment : Special short-term graded, six months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 21 March 2021

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 work environment. Read more about diversity and inclusion at IOM at

Applications are welcome from first- and second-tier candidates, particularly qualified female candidates as well as applications from the non-represented member countries of IOM. For all IOM vacancies, applications from qualified and eligible first-tier candidates are considered before those of qualified and eligible second-tier candidates in the selection process.

For the purpose of this vacancy, the following are considered first-tier candidates:

  1. Internal candidates
  2. Candidates from the following non-represented member states:

Antigua and Barbuda; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Fiji; Gabon; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Luxembourg; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu

Second tier candidates include:

All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states.


As of December 2020, the Regional Interagency Coordination Platform for Refugees and Migrants from Venezuela (RV4) estimated that more than 5,4 million refugees and migrants were outside of Venezuela, with the mast majority being in Latin America and the Caribbean. Many of them are in situations of extreme vulnerability which highlights the need to increase the international commitment and solidarity in support of plans to respond to concerned governments, addressing the more urgent humanitarian, protection and integration needs. On 12 April 2018, the UN Secretary-General, had tasked United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and IOM to lead and coordinate the response at the regional level. On 28 May 2018, the IOM Director General, and the High Commissioner for Refugees, sent to the Secretary General a joint letter informing him of the establishment by the two agencies of an inclusive, overarching Regional Inter-Agency Platform to steer the response to the Venezuelan refugees and migrants. The Regional Coordination Platform aims at developing a coherent and coordinated regional operational response in support of government authorities and national platforms. There are in total 8 sub-regional and national platforms with the National Platform in Ecuador (GTRM by its Spanish acronym) taking on relevance and being one of the most established platforms throughout the region. As at regional level, the GTRM is being co-lead by IOM and UNHCR.

Under the overall supervision of the Head of Operations within the Office of the Special Envoy for the Venezuela Response based in Panama City, the direct administrative supervision of the IOM Ecuador Chief of Mission, and the direct technical supervision of the Head of Interagency Coordination Unit based in Panamá (Venezuela Response office), the incumbent will be responsible and accountable for supporting the Co-leadership of the Interagency Platform with UNHCR and facilitating coordination between GTRM partners for the response to migrants and refugees from Venezuela as well as to affected host communities in Ecuador.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Support the inter-agency national platform and assist in coordinating the operational response to the Venezuelan flows as well as any other coordination groups and mechanisms that derive from it.
  2. In close coordination with the CoM and the Regional Coordinator within the OSE, liaise with UN, national authorities and other in country coordination mechanisms on specific issues of concern regarding the Venezuelan migrant and refugee flows.
  3. Maintain effective relationships with key institutions and stakeholders to facilitate the coordination of the response to the migration/refugee situation.
  4. Organize and attend regular coordination meetings at national and sub national level if needed with operational partners, national authorities, UNCT members and Donors as required to facilitate a coherent and coordinated operational response.
  5. Encourage dialogue and the exchange of learned lessons and best practices.
  6. Research and propose potential opportunities in support of national programmes that are in line with the national strategic objectives established under the Regional Response Plan for Refugees and Migrants from Venezuela (RMRP) in close coordination with the regional platform.
  7. Provide administrative and logistical support for the organization of donor missions.
  8. Monitor the implementation of the RMRP and alert the supervisor in a timely manner on course corrections that may be required.
  9. Provide technical inputs for the development of thematic reports and joint products such as situational reports, communication and information management tools and materials.
  10. Provide information and feedback to support efforts to strengthen and develop the capacity of the national authorities and civil society to manage and respond to flows of migrants and refugees.
  11. Work closely with the regional team to assist in strengthening existing monitoring mechanisms for the review of the RMRP implementation, progress and impact.
  12. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Public Policy, Social/Political Science, Research, Project Management, International Relations, International Development, 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 coordination of emergency humanitarian operations, management and planning;

• Substantial experience in reporting on projects with large-scale donations, with experience in the field of research, monitoring and / or evaluation;

• Experience with strategic planning approaches, monitoring, budget control, project development and report writing;

• Previous experience working on social projects, such as strengthening social inclusion and promoting the rights of migrants and refugees.


• Solid analytical and drafting skills;

• Proven experience in writing proposals and reports.

• Leadership in partnership building and consensual decision-making;

• Solid knowledge in program planning and implementation of objectives;

• Excellent internal and external communication skills.


IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.

For this position, fluency in Spanish is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of English, Portuguese and/or French is an advantage.

Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.


Previous applicants do not need to re-apply.


Accredited 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 three values:

• Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.

• 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.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

• Teamwork: 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 action 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 2

• Leadership: 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 potential.

• Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.

• Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.

IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.…

Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.


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.

This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations. Recommended candidates will remain eligible to be appointed in a similar position for a period of 24 months.

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.

Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 21 March 2021 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For further information please refer to:

Posting period:

From 15.03.2021 to 21.03.2021

No Fees:

IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.

Requisition: SVN 2021 37 Inter-Agency Platform Coordinator (Venezuela Response) (P2) Quito, Ecuador (56860101) Released

Posting: Posting NC56860102 (56860102) Released

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