Position Title : Junior Professional Officer – Resilience Officer
Duty Station : Bamako, Mali
Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2
Type of Appointment : JPO, One year with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 06 December 2020
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.
The main focus of the IOM JPO programme is to achieve IOM’s Global mandate on Migration which includes emphasis on the Global Compact on Migration, IOM’s leading role in the UN Network on Migration and the migration related activities of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s.)
In Mali, IOM established a presence in 1998 and contributes to strengthening the capacity of the Government of Mali to address migration challenges, and maximize the benefits of migration in particular with regard to: protection and assistance of vulnerable migrants, voluntary return and
sustainable reintegration, awareness raising on the risk of irregular migration, counter trafficking, labour migration and development, migration and climate change, immigration and border management, community stabilization/cohesion, conflict prevention/resolution, technical support for policy development, data collection and analysis (DTM, FMPs, research). IOM enjoys strong partnership with the Government of Mali, UN agencies, humanitarian actors and civil society.
Mali has a long history of migration, well known as a country of origin, destination and transit.
Since 2012, humanitarian situation in Mali shows great instability because of spreading of violence, particularly in the North and Centre, leading to more poverty, environmental degradation and protracted displacements. In parallel, as many Sahelian countries Mali is also particularly affected by climate change, exposing wide areas of the country to desertification, water scarcity and temperatures rising, but also nationwide structural vulnerability to floods.
In this context, resilience of individuals, communities and territories is extremely challenged in Mali, fuelling internal and external migration, notably with regards to youth looking for better opportunities.
To respond to such challenges, IOM is committed to support the Malian Government and civil society through a holistic approach of resilience, aiming to strengthen renewed governance, security and development.
The Junior Professional Officer will be provided with regular feedback on his/her performance and progress, with special attention granted to goal setting and overcoming challenges.
Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) and direct supervision of the Programme and Liaison Coordinator, the Junior Professional Officer’s duties and responsibilities are:
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
1. Support the development and roll-out of a resilience strategy within the mission, integrating climate change and security dimensions.
2. Contribute to the management and follow-up of ongoing and upcoming humanitarian, community cohesion and stabilization, projects.
3. Contribute to the design and the development of new projects/programs on Migration Environment and Climate Change in close coordination with relevant colleagues.
4. Assist in developing concept notes, project proposals, project documents, work plans, logical frameworks, results matrices, budgets and other project related documents to support IOM Mali’ efforts on crisis prevention and community stabilization.
5. Contribute to the identification of potential funding opportunities on resilience in liaison with donors, national partners and other project partners in Mali, and in close collaboration with IOM Mali’s Programme Support Unit and the Regional Office for West and Central Africa.
6. Assist the IOM Mali team in promoting Resilience-related initiatives and ensuring donor
visibility through drafting/reviewing press releases, newsletters, briefing notes, etc.
7. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Coaching and learning elements
As an integral part of the IOM assignment the Junior Professional Officer will:
• Gain experience in an International Organization, including management and international cooperation activities, as well as understanding the dynamics of regional and international initiatives and working groups.
• Be able to draft and finalize concept notes and project proposals, using the IOM logical and legal framework.
• Participate in the development of programs, projects, trainings and workshops related to different migration areas.
• Gain experience in working with governmental, non-governmental and United Nations institutions in Mali.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Master’s degree in Social Science, International Relations, Environment, Agronomy or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience.
• Minimum of two to three years’ work experience either in project development, project management, database management, project monitoring and evaluation relevant to Migration, Environment and Climate Change (MECC);
• Experience of working in a multi-cultural setting.
• Advanced English writing, communication and negotiation skills; knowledge of French is an asset;
• Ability to collect and analyze data on MECC topics;
• Computer/software literate, preferably knowledgeable in Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat and Photoshop with experience of maintaining a website.
IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.
For this position, fluency in French and English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of 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.
This post is open in the context of the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) scheme sponsored by the Government of Belgium and is addressed exclusively to candidates from Belgium.
General requirements for candidates applying to the JPO vacancies funded by Belgium:
• Belgian nationality
• Be no older than 32 years of age as of 31 December of the year of application
Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database
The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:
• 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.
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. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.
• The appointment is subject to funding confirmation.
• Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment or visa requirements and security clearances.
• No late applications will be accepted.
How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 06 December 2020 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.
Posting period: to 06.12.2020
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.