Project Development Officer

Position Title : Project Development Officer
Duty Station : Nairobi*, Kenya
Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2
Type of Appointment : Special short-term graded, Six months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 12 September 2016
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, Cabo Verde, Czech
Republic, Djibouti, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Gambia, Guyana, Iceland, Cambodia, Comoros, Lesotho, Luxembourg, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Maldives, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Suriname, El Salvador, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, United Republic of Tanzania, Holy See, Saint Vincent and
the Grenadines, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Vanuatu, Samoa
Under the direct supervision and guidance of the Chief of Mission (CoM) for Somalia and in coordination with relevant units at Headquarters (HQs) and the Regional Office (RO) for East and the Horn of Africa in Nairobi, the successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for assisting with and contributing to the identification, design and development of new programmes, plans and activities for IOM Somalia. S/he will provide technical assistance and facilitation in the development and design of new projects/programmes as well as monitoring and reporting on programmes and projects to be implemented in Somalia and support the functions of IOM Somalia through first level donor liaison, public information, resource mobilization and coordination with IOM field missions.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
  1. Assess potential programmes opportunities and projects, review project reports and other documents, and draft project proposals and concept notes in relevant service areas and areas of interest to IOM Somalia in relation to new programmes/projects in coordination with relevant units/programme coordinators with IOM Somalia for Department of Operation and Emergencies (DOE) and Department of Migration Management (DMM), governmental authorities and international and regional institutions as well as partner organizations in public/private sector.
  2. Conduct desk research and take other action to prepare background information to support programme and project proposals. Search for, study thoroughly and recommend available funding opportunities for future IOM projects under DOE and DMM.
  3. Assist Project Managers by monitoring and documenting the quality of interim and final project reports drafted by programme units, work plans, logical frameworks, result matrices and other project related documents in close coordination with the Chief of Mission for Somalia, and programme coordinators for DOE and DMM, and other internal and external stakeholders.
  4. Provide technical and backstopping support for project development and implementation to the all relevant units and other colleagues in the department.
  5. If required, in close coordination with the Project Manager and Resource Management officer, assist with building the capacity of IOM Somalia project staff and Resource Management staff in the correct usage of IOM and other donor templates for project proposals and reports.
  6. Liaise with the Regional Office in Nairobi and HQs in Geneva as well as other IOM missions to ensure the timely submission and donor compliance of project proposals and reports. Bring issues of non-compliance, backlogs, missed deadlines and other problems to the attention of the supervisor, recommending remedial action as appropriate.
  7. Assist the Project Manager in maintaining continuous liaison and networking with IOM
relevant partners (e.g. UN, NGOs, IGOs, private and public sector etc.) as needed.
  1. In coordination with the Chief of Mission for Somalia and programme coordinators for DOE and DMM, liaise and maintain continuous dialogue with donor counterparts and other IOM missions and HQs to facilitate a coordinated approach to project implementation; make recommendations on donor/partner engagement.
  2. Participate in meetings with other development partners, UN agencies as well as national and international workshops, seminars and conferences; Represent IOM in the Cluster Review Committee for the Food Security Cluster.
  3. Provide support when and where required in the programme criticality exercise.
  4. Upon instruction, respond to information and coordination requests from the Resident
Coordinator’s Office; local and international partners, government and donor representatives.
  1. Provide technical and administrative support for the Common Appeals Process, the
Common Humanitarian Fund, and other Multi-Donor Funds.
  1. Provide support in coordinating and publishing press release , together with the Public Information Unit, communications and visibility materials, such as quarterly reports, newsletters, flash reports, etc., and respond to information requests from HQ and Regional Office in Nairobi.
  2. Support the development of Monitoring and Evaluation tools and frameworks.
  3. Supervise Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant and the Project Development Assistant as well as interns and associate experts, if required.
  4. Undertake duty travel as required.
  5. 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 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.
• Experience in the field of migration issues, project design, management and implementation, donor and partner liaison;
• Work experience in the region is an asset, work experience in Somalia a major asset;
• Ability to prepare project narrative and financial reports, statements and or projections a must;
• Strong skills in the development of log frames, result matrices and work plans; ability to communicate with a wide variety of audiences a must.
Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of Kiswahili or Somali is an advantage.
With possible relocation to Somalia if and when the situation is conducive.
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.
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 12 September 2016 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 30.08.2016 to 12.09.2016
Requisition: SVN 2016/90 (P) - Project Development Officer (P2) - IOM Somalia in Nairobi, Ken
(54841727) Released
Posting: Posting NC54851798 (54851798) Released
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