Programme Officer (Labour Mobility and Human Development)

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Employer: IOM
Job Title: Programme Officer (Labour Mobility and Human Development)
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Mogadishu
Category: Other
  • Position Title : Programme Officer (Labour Mobility and Human Development)
  • Duty Station : Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2
  • Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension
  • Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
  • Closing Date : 30 May 2018

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 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, Bahamas, Congo, Cabo Verde, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Fiji, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Guyana, Iceland, Comoros, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Malawi, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, El Salvador, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa


Since 2006, IOM has been implementing a range of humanitarian and development projects in all regions of Somalia.

The Labour Mobility and Human Development (LHD) unit in Somalia focuses its interventions on youth empowerment, increased regulation of recruitment, enhancement of institutional capacities, and adoption of measures to maximize migration outcomes and diaspora engagement and investment.

Its largest programme, Migration for Development in Africa (MIDA) is a capacity- building programme, which transfers skills from African diaspora experts back to Africa. MIDA

programmes in Somalia aim to build the capacity of Somali institutions through Somali diaspora skills transfer. To date, the programme has placed more than 480 Somali experts throughout the three regions at various ministries and institutions including sectors such Justice, Public Financial Management, Health and Education.

The Youth Empowerment initiatives aims at building the capacity of the youth to access diversified livelihood and employment opportunities through the facilitation of strategic skills development schemes as well as employment and business opportunities. Another area that

LHD is looking to implement activities in are Remittances and Entrepreneurship: maximizing the economic gains of remittances for small and medium enterprises and strengthening the Government’s capacity to implement new policies, collect data on remittances; inform the diaspora on remittance investment opportunities; and improve financial literacy among local communities establishing associations to match migrants’ remittances with international funds to develop small-scale businesses.

The LHD Division also coordinates Migration Governance activities within the IOM Somalia mission and provides support to the Government to develop and operationalize a migration policy framework. This includes technical support in the establishment and capacity-building of the government-led Taskforces on Migration Management.

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission and under the direct supervision of the Head of Labour Mobility and Human Development Division, and in coordination with other relevant units at IOM Somalia, the Programme Officer will be responsible for providing specialized support in the planning, managing, and timely implementation of the Labour Mobility and Human Development Projects in Somalia.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

1. Provide overall support to LHD division in Mogadishu, and in Federal Member States (FMS)

as needed and liaise with governmental counterparts and participate in and facilitate meetings as needed.

2. Provide administrative and technical support and supervision to LHD national staff and monitor Implementing Partners in Mogadishu and the FMS as needed.

3. Provide technical assistance and facilitate efficient coordination and support to the management of the selected LHD projects in Somalia, in particular the MIDA projects funded by the Italian Cooperation, JICA, ACP-EU; and Netherlands MFA, and other projects as requested.

4. Undertake activities relevant to the capacity building portfolio (rule of law; youth employment) including meetings, workshops and seminars in Mogadishu and in relevant field offices.

5. Assist in the recruitment and placement of consultants for MIDA and related programmes; provide administrative and technical support as well as monitoring to them while on assignment.

6. Support, liaise and network with other IOM Somalia Divisions, IOM Offices, relevant partners and donors such as government agencies (i.e. SIDA, AICS, JICA), UN Agencies, international and Somali NGOs, private sector, etc.

7. Support diaspora engagement for the MIDA Programme, including participating in national

and international outreach campaigns aimed at involving the Somali diaspora in MIDA and other LHD projects.

8. Draft progress and final narrative and financial reports for donors.

9. Support recruitment and orientation of service providers, draft service agreements and supervise service providers’ work.

10. Provide inputs in the formulation of strategies for the design and implementation of other LHD projects for Somalia as per guidance of the Head of Division.

11. Contribute to drafting of new projects, work plans and other project documents for Somalia in close coordination with the Head of Division, program support unit, resource management unit, regional office, service area and relevant authorities and public/private institutions.

12. Carry out institutional needs assessments and field visits, as maybe required for the development, implementation and monitoring of project activities.

13. Participate in relevant coordination meetings, Pillar/technical working groups and sectoral meetings, workshops and conferences with other development partners, UN agencies as well as Somali government institutions and private sector as per guidance of the Head of Division or Chief of Mission.

14. Assist with providing and coordinating inputs for information requests from Headquarters, the Regional Office, other IOM missions and external partners, such as donors, partner

agencies, implementing partners, etc.

15. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in Political or Social Science, Business Administration, International
  • Relations, Law, Labour Relations or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or
  • University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.


  • Demonstrated experience in Migration and Development issues, and working on institutional-capacity building through engagement of diaspora in particular;
  • Experience in working in Somalia;
  • Experience in project management and implementation and monitoring programme activities;
  • Proven experience in general fundraising, writing project proposals and reports;
  • Strong IT skills, specifically hands-on experience in usage of MS Office and social media channels.


Fluency in English is required.

Desirable Competencies:


• 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.


Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 30 May 2018 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.

Posting period:

From 17.05.2018 to 30.05.2018

Requisition: VN2018/122(P)-Programme Officer (LabourMobility Human Dvnt) (P2) Mogadishu Somalia (55485198) Released 

Posting: Posting NC55485224 (55485224) Released

Publish date: 2018-05-19 22:33:04
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