Position Title : Project Manager
Duty Station : Yaoundé, Cameroon
Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P3
Type of Appointment : Special short-term graded, six months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 18 September 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.
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 :
Candidates from the following non-represented member states :
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.
The European Union (EU)-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration in Africa (EU-IOM Joint Initiative) supports the efforts of African partner countries along the Central Mediterranean migration routes to strengthen migration governance and respond to urgent protection needs of migrants.
Implemented in 13 countries in Sahel and Lake Chad (Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal and The Gambia) , it aims to protect the security, dignity and rights of migrants along this important and dangerous migration route and to help in improving the reintegration of returnees through an innovative approach.
This will be achieved through different types of interventions including protection and assistance to vulnerable and stranded migrants, assistance for voluntary return, support for sustainable reintegration in the communities of origin, the dissemination of accurate information on migration to migrants, potential migrants and communities, and the collection of data on migration flows.
The Initiative will aim to strengthen the technical and material capacities of authorities and organizations involved in these areas so that they can ultimately take over the policies and programmes related to the protection and reintegration of migrants developed and / or strengthened in the region, with a view to improving the governance of migration in the region.
Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) in Cameroon, the successful candidate will be responsible for managing, coordinating and implementing reintegration schemes and other Joint Initiative components such as Protection and MHPSS and Assistance upon arrival.
S / he will be responsible for overseeing and implementing the Action, and monitoring and evaluating migrants’ reintegration assistance for IOM / Cameroon.
Core Functions / Responsibilities :
Monitor the operational, administrative and budgetary activities of the Joint Initiative portfolio, as well supervise IOM Caseworkers, Operations assistants, reintegration assistants and reintegration and / or protection partners.
assign, control and evaluate work.
Review, assess and exchange information on the Joint Initiative Reintegration activities, respond to queries and requests for information.
Prepare regular and special reports, briefings, presentations, and background information, including status, statistical and other types of reports requested by the donor, RO / HQ, the Government and other relevant entities.
Ensure the implementation of Joint Initiative programme and reintegration operations as well as internal and external evaluations, in coordination with Resource Management and Procurement colleagues.
Provide advice and information for problem resolution, analyze operational procedures and project effectiveness and recommend improvements.
Ensure that SoPs are followed and adhered to.
Support and provide technical inputs and advice for the establishment of national reintegration schemes in coordination with national counterparts (government, civil society, etc.
and establish a sound case management system in compliance with IOM standards of assistance in coordination with IOM RO Dakar.
Provide advice and technical support for the development, enhancement and implementation of national standard operating procedures (SoPs) related to return operations, Protection and reintegration.
Ensure the mainstreaming of protection, Mental Health and Psychosocial support into return operations and movements, and reintegration activities by promoting and providing advice on the provision of adequate assistance for vulnerable categories of migrants, such as victims of trafficking, unaccompanied migrants and migrants with psychosocial and / or physical health concerns.
Provide technical advice, capacity building support and guidance to implementing partners and Government counterparts on Protection and Reintegration when needed.
Assess training needs on reintegration including psychosocial dimension and / or protection issues, and the need for capacity building among local authorities, local NGOs, international NGOs, and other stakeholders.
Oversee appropriate data management of beneficiaries, including ensuring case data is entered into MiMOSA and IOM databases and proper filing in accordance with IOM Data Protection Principles.
Manage the use of resources in accordance with IOM internal rules and regulations, ensure budget monitoring and update project planning expenditures.
Develop project concepts / proposals and resource mobilization initiatives related to reintegration.
Identify synergies with other reintegration projects in order to consistently provide comprehensive assistance to migrants in their voluntary return.
Establish and maintain effective working relations with national and state authorities, programme partners, civil society, the international community and donors to coordinate the delivery of reintegration support, resolve issues, develop new activities, maximize project performance, and maintain visibility of activities.
Undertake duty travel as requested.
Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience :
Prior work experience with IOM is an asset
IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.
For this position, fluency in English and French is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Spanish and / or local language 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 :
Core Competencies behavioural indicators level 2
Managerial Competencies behavioural indicators level 2
assists others to realize and develop their potential.
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 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.