Programme Officer (IBM/CEP) At International Organization for Migration

Position Title: Programme Officer (IBM/CEP)

Duty Station: Pemba, Mozambique

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: 12 April 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.


IOM Mozambique is implementing a Community Engagement and Policing (CEP) project that seeks to strengthen community security and stability in communities affected by violence in the Northern Region of Mozambique through police capacity building and community engagement. The objective of the intervention is to contribute to building resilience to violence in communities and increase law enforcement’s positive relationships with communities in Cabo Delgado.

The activities are planned to be implemented across multiple districts and communities, and will require significant coordination, networking, and liaising responsibilities in addition to technical, operational and management oversight.

Under the overall supervision of the Head of Programme and Operations and the direct supervision of the Programme Manager (Immigration and Border Management (IBM)), the successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the day-to-day implementation, monitoring and reporting of IOM Mozambique’s Community Engagement and Policing (CEP) programs and project in the Northern region of Mozambique. The position will be based in Pemba, Cabo Delgado.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. In coordination with the National Project Officers and Programme Manager, assist in overseeing the day-to-day implementation of IOM’s Mozambique’s Community Engagement and Policing (CEP) programs and project in the Northern region of Mozambique by contributing to the effective and timely design, planning, monitoring and evaluation of activities.
  2. Update, in collaboration with the programme team, a project-level workplan, and coordinate the maintenance and regular review of project-level workplans.
  3. Maintain liaison and working relationships with key stakeholders and beneficiaries, including the government, UN agencies, Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society organizations (CSOs), local communities and their leaders, and donors.
  4. Participate in coordination and inter-agency fora relevant to the project.
  5. Engage in reporting processes of the project including obtaining necessary reviews and endorsements and completing entry into internal systems.
  6. Ensure all project documentation is up to date and entered into the internal systems.
  7. In coordination with Programme Support Unit (PSU), contribute to resource mobilization for the IBM programme by providing technical inputs for the development of new projects, including assisting in drafting funding and project proposals, and monitoring data entry in internal systems.
  8. Provide inputs and information for the production of communication and visibility tools and materials relevant to the IBM programme.
  9. Implement appropriate monitoring and evaluation tools that support adaptive management and internal learning using IOM Mozambique’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning strategy.
  10. In coordination with the Programme Manager and Finance Unit, assist with budget monitoring, including reviewing financial reports and reconciling manual tracking with internal systems.
  11. Coordinate and follow-up with the logistics and procurement team to check if project purchases are received and where applicable distributed in a timely manner.
  12. Provide updates to the Programme Manager, the Head of Programmes and Operations and the Head of Sub Office as needed on the overall performance of the relevant projects to facilitate effectiveness, conflict sensitivity, coherence, equity and integrity.
  13. Undertake duty travel, in line with prevailing security restrictions, relating to programme implementation.
  14. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Development, Political or Social Sciences, Law, International Relations, Security 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.


• Experience in implementing community-focused humanitarian or development projects is required;

• Experience in managing grants and implementing partners is required;

• Experience in implementing the Community Engagement and Policing (CEP) programme, Immigration and Border Management (IBM), peacebuilding, resilience, transition, livelihoods, or stabilization activities in conflict-affected areas;

• Experience in project development, implementation and management;

• Experience in management and capacity building of staff;

• Experience working with civil society organizations (CSOs) and overseeing CSO capacity building initiatives is an advantage;

• Experience developing training curriculums and overseeing training programmes is an advantage;

• Experience in adaptive management, outcome-based monitoring and evaluation, and programmatic learning models is an advantage;

• Proven experience, knowledge and skills in budget monitoring, reporting, monitoring and evaluation and risk management is required;

• Knowledge and working experience in the African region a distinct advantage.


• Good knowledge of capacity building, training, communication, and visibility tools;

• Excellent organization skills; analytical and creative thinking.

• Excellent written and oral communication skills are required.

• Familiarity with community resilience, conflict prevention and peacebuilding frameworks, practices and sensitivities;

• Familiarity with project and resource management;

• Understanding of how to apply risk management and conflict sensitivity in insecure, conflict-affected areas is an advantage;


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

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

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


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 endorsed by the Appointments and Postings Board 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 12 April 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 30.03.2021 to 12.04.2021

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: VN 2021 66 Programme Officer (IBM/CEP) (P2) Pemba, Mozambique (56918450) Released

Posting: Posting NC56918451 (56918451) Released

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