Stream Lead (Fund Raising to Agreement) At International Organization for Migration

Position Title : Stream Lead (Fund Raising to Agreement)

Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P3

Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 31 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.


IOM is undertaking a Business Transformation (BT) process, a priority driven by IOM’s Internal Governance Framework (IGF) reform. IOM will undertake a global review of its current processes related to Fund Raising to Agreement stream and others.

Under the direct supervision of the Business and Integration Manager and with coordination with the Chief, Donor Relations Division, the successful candidate will be responsible for managing and implementing BT initiatives and assessing and redesigning current Fund Raising to Agreement processes, identifying linkages with other functions, and creating synergy with current projects led by the Division.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Play a key BT role by maintaining liaison between the BT project team and the Donor Relations Division, to ensure a clear understanding of donor liaison, fundraising and partnership related business processes.
  2. Represent the donor relations and private sector partnerships function in defining, developing and implementing a governance framework for donor liaison and fundraising within the BT project.
  3. Collaborate and work closely with functional business process owners and experts in Headquarters (HQ), Country Offices with Resource Mobilization Functions (CORMFS), and a select number of Regional and Country Offices to document current processes, pain points and system support gaps, and collect their ideas on improvements to the business to facilitate the redesign of business processes.
  4. Ensure that business processes and policies are designed in accordance with the organization’s regulations, instructions, policies, procedures and practices and taking into consideration the relevant operational control systems from the IGF.
  5. Collaborate with Missions, and Divisions and Units within Headquarters strongly linked to external engagement and partnerships in the context of overall BT to harmonize cross-cutting processes and to ensure feedback is incorporated into Customer Relationship Management (CRM) design and development.
  6. Based on information and outcomes of key business transformation activities, assess opportunities and capabilities offered by the new technology and/or the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and CRM platforms and design and develop a business case for modifying existing fundraising and partnership processes, while maintaining compliance with the legal and administrative frameworks.
  7. Develop and lead training initiatives and workshops, in both the design stage and the delivery stage, by determining curricula, preparing training materials, providing advice and guidance, assessing and documenting requirements, and substantively supporting the design and delivery of training.
  8. Manage change, particularly for the deployment of CRM, to advocate for and promote acceptance and ‘buy-in’ at all stages and at Headquarters, Regional and Country levels to ensure smooth design, testing, implementation and follow up of necessary changes to internal business practices, procedures and processes.
  9. Provide direct oversight and support to external experts, consultants, vendors, and suppliers engaged by the Donor Relations Division in the context of BT.
  10. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Business Administration, International Relations, Marketing, 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.


• Demonstrated experience at the international level in partnership management, fundraising and donor liaison with governments and the private sector;

• Experience in business transformation around processes and technology;

• Experience with CRM systems, software and procedures;

• Experience in developing new processes and policies at the international level within the context of the IOM/UN.


• High level of computer literacy, excellent knowledge in Microsoft applications;

• Strong analytical skills;

• Demonstrated coaching, mentoring, and develop staff capacity-building skills;

• Proven ability to identify client needs and match them to appropriate solutions;

• Knowledge and understanding of IOM/UN donor landscape, field-level fundraising strategies and modalities of partnership across the range of actors IOM engages with at country, regional, and HQ levels;

• Knowledge and understanding of private sector fundraising and partnerships, strategies, activities, and business processes required to implement institutional strategies;

• Experience working in a multi-cultural setting.


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

For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of 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.


1 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.

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 31 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 18.03.2021 to 31.03.2021

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


Requisition: VN 2021 56 Stream Lead (Fund Raising to Agreement) (P3) Geneva, Switzerland

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Posting: Posting NC56903075 (56903075) Released

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