Organization: International Organization for Migration
Closing date: 23 Apr 2017
Position Title : Chief of Mission
Duty Station : Lusaka, Zambia
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 : 23 April 2017
Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and 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 environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates are considered as first-tier candidates:
1. Internal candidates
2. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries:
Antigua and Barbuda, Benin, Bahamas, Botswana, Belize, Congo, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Gambia, Guyana, Iceland, Cambodia, Comoros, Lesotho, Luxembourg, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Mauritania, Maldives, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, El Salvador, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, United Republic of Tanzania, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Vanuatu, Samoa
Under the direct supervision of the Regional Director (RD) for Southern Africa in Pretoria, the successful candidate will be IOM’s principal interlocutor with the Government of Zambia and relevant ministries, United Nations (UN) System in Zambia and civil society. S/he will be the Diplomatic Representative of the International Organization for Migration Mission and is accredited to the Republic of Zambia. S/he will be accountable and responsible for the management of the IOM Mission including the oversight of activities and programme development, fundraising, institutional liaison and the promotion of IOM services and strategy in Zambia.
S/he will be responsible for keeping RO Pretoria, Headquarters (HQs) and other concerned missions informed of relevant governmental concerns and programmatic developments.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
Manage the IOM Mission in Zambia and provide strategic vision, guidance and supervision to the programs and its entire staff.
Provide effective leadership and ensure the coordination of the implemented programs, in line with IOM’s policies and practices as well as donor requirements.
Plan, direct the operational, administrative, budgetary, financial and human resources activities of the Mission including the daily supervision of its staff, in accordance with the Organization’s rules and procedures.
Develop and contribute to IOM’s overall mandate and strategy through project/ programme development and implementation in Zambia with appropriate consultation with the relevant partners in Zambia, RO and HQs.
Take full responsibility for the successful execution of ongoing operational programmes and the development of new ones. Ensure the timely and regular reporting and updates of IOM’s programme/project activities within Zambia, as required by donors through project agreements and in accordance with IOM procedures.
Review and evaluate the operational, programme and administrative activities of the Mission and prepare recommendations with a view to increasing their effectiveness and streamlining procedures.
Advice the Regional Office, HQs and other IOM country missions on developments in the field of migration and on governmental policies affecting the activities of IOM and propose appropriate action.
Continue to develop and maintain liaison with governmental authorities, diplomatic missions, international and regional organizations, national institutions and non- governmental organizations (NGOs), private sector, as well as public media, to coordinate and promote IOM’s work and identify needs and priorities for cooperation and project development as well as for fundraising purposes.
Participate in appropriate policy and operational United Nations Country Team (UNCT) inter-agency mechanisms, in particular with a view to inserting migration related issues into the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) process and contributing to the UN Delivering as One Process.
Prepare regular and special reports covering IOM activities in the country; prepare briefings and background information as required, including specific information requested by the government and other entities.
Ensure donor visibility in activities and public communications related to the programmes.
Undertake day to day Liaison functions with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Secretariat based in Lusaka.
Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Master’s degree in Political or Social Science, Law, Business Administration 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.
• Experience in programme development and management including advocacy;
• Ability and experience in liaising with governmental and diplomatic authorities as well as with
national, regional and international institutions;
• Good knowledge of programme development and migration related subject areas dealt with by the Organization.
Fluency in English is required.
• Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms;
• Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders;
• Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others;
• Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience;
• Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services;
• Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;
• Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others;
• Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
• Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter;
• Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation;
• Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;
• Resource Mobilization – works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.
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.
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.
How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 23 April 2017 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
For further information, please refer to:
In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.
From 10.04.2017 to 23.04.2017
Requisition: VN 2017/89 (P) – Chief of Mission (P3) – Lusaka, Zambia (55033355) Released
Posting: Posting NC55033386 (55033386) Released
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