Position Title : Project Manager
Duty Station : Conakry, Guinea
Classification : Professional Staff, Grade UG
Type of Appointment : Special short-term ungraded, Six months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 22 May 2019
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.
Internal and external candidates will be considered for this vacancy. For the purposes of this vacancy, internal candidates are defined as staff members holding a regular, fixed-term or short-term graded or ungraded contract, including Junior Professional Officers (JPOs), staff on Special Leave Without Pay (SLWOP), and staff members on secondment/loan released by the Organization, unless otherwise specified in their contract. Staff members holding a regular, fixed-term or short-term graded contract will not retain their contract type if appointed to an ungraded position.
Since 2005, IOM Guinea has been the major International Organization working with the Government of Guinea in the fight against Trafficking in Persons (TIP). IOM Guinea has been working in close collaboration with the National Committee for the fight against Trafficking-“Committee National de Lutte Contre la Traite de Personnes et Pratique Assimilées” (CNLCTPPA) in the development of a legislative framework for the effective investigation and prosecution of cases of TIP. IOM’s constant involvement in the delivery of the National Committee’s programs has made a significant contribution to revitalize its functioning through the development of the current National Action Plan.
In 2007, IOM Guinea received financial support from J/TIP to implement a pilot project that aimed at reinforcing the capacity of Guinean officials engaged with the fight against Trafficking in Persons (TIP) (mostly judicial officers, magistrates, prosecutors as well as law enforcement officers) and equipped them with the necessary tools to investigate and prosecute traffickers. Part of the activities of the project was the development of a legislative framework for the effective investigation and prosecution of cases of TIP.
Starting in May 2019, a new J/TIP funded project will support the Government of Guinea to expand the knowledge of stakeholders to comprehensively address TIP in Guinea. Specifically, the project will focus on prevention, and protection activities through an increased engagement of relevant Ministries, NGOs and civil society. IOM Guinea aims at supporting the Government of Guinea to combat TIP through reinforcing the capacities of CNLTPPA, which is responsible for the national anti-trafficking policy design, development and implementation. IOM aims to strengthen CNLTPPA`s capacities to direct and implement public policies to combat human trafficking with special focus on prevention, protection and prosecution activities.
Guinea is highly considered as a departure country with regards to irregular migration and as such has a high tendency of trafficking related activities including that of persons.
Under direct supervision of the IOM Guinea`s Chief of Mission and in close coordination with the Regional Thematic Specialist based at the Regional Office for West and Central Africa in Dakar, IOM Washington and Geneva-based specialists on counter-trafficking the successful candidate will be responsible for managing the J/TIP II project as follows:
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
1. Manage the overall implementation of the project “Assisting the Government of Guinea in Combatting Trafficking in Persons” in a timely manner and be responsible for its financial, administrative, and technical oversight in line with IOM policies and practices as well as donor requirements.
2. Organize the prevention and protection activities as detailed in the project documents and in close coordination with Government counterparts.
3. Lead the design of Monitoring and Evaluation tools and ensure that all relevant IOM staff and stakeholders are appropriately trained on their importance and use. Monitor project progress to document and evaluate results, increase effectiveness and recommend appropriate action.
4. Oversee project activities including the mapping of occurrences of trafficking and prevention opportunities in targeted sectors within new Ministries. Oversee the development of relevant awareness raising material and lead its distribution in each sector.
5. Coordinate, in close coordination with government counterparts, all activities relating to the establishment of a functioning shelter for female adult Victims of Trafficking’s, supervise and coordinate the provision of direct care/victims’ assistance to adult victims of trafficking assisted under the project.
6. Provide leadership, guidance, and training to programme staff and consultants, and other relevant stakeholders as needed.
7. Establish and maintain strong partnerships and liaison with government entities, the US embassy, UN agencies, and other stakeholders in Guinea.
8. Create informational materials and ensure communication and visibility for all project components.
9. Represent IOM at relevant seminars, meetings, and other events to promote project activities and disseminate results.
10. Maintain an updated record of cases and files for the project and ensure data confidentiality. Coordinate knowledge management within the project for monitoring and evaluation, team and organizational learning, reporting, and innovation.
11. Prepare donor and other reports and ensure proper information exchange on all operational aspects of the project between IOM, donors, and other stakeholders. Prepare and collate general and specific information on programme activities as requested by donors/external parties, IOM Missions, HQs and other internal counterparts; coordinate internal evaluation(s).
12. Support other IOM Guinea counter-trafficking programs and activities with a view to strengthen processes and impact. Provide input into the development of mission and programme-specific policies and strategies. Page 2 / 5
13. Undertake site visits and duty travel as required.
14. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Master’s degree in International Development, Political or Social Sciences, International Relations, Law or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of progressively responsible relevant professional experience; or
• University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.
• Experience in programme management in the field of counter-trafficking, protection and/or migrants’ rights; this will preferably include experience working on a JTIP programme;
• Thorough knowledge of human trafficking including adult trafficking in Africa;
• Ability to manage a complex programme with varied components;
• Operational and field experience in West Africa is of particular interest, including in the areas of project development, advocacy and capacity-building;
• Experience as a trainer, facilitator, and presenter on the topics of human trafficking and protection overall; experience in managing USG funded projects, particularly with J/TIP an advantage;
• Background in institutional and capacity-building; understanding of complex social-political environments; sound knowledge of the project cycle
• Excellent knowledge of migration management principles, concepts and techniques.
• Experience in liaising with government counterparts and officials at the policy and senior management levels and in organizing stakeholder meetings and workshops;
• A thorough understanding and experience working with international human rights instruments, tools and standards with the adaptation and implementation the same in developing countries;
• Good knowledge of Monitoring and Evaluation tools and methodologies;
Fluency in French and English is required. Working knowledge in a local language is an advantage.
• 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
• 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
• 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.
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, accreditation, any residency 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 22 May 2019 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.
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.