Programme Manager (Community based response, Recovery and Resilience) at International Organization for Migration

Position Title : Programme Manager (Community based response, Recovery and Resilience)

Duty Station : Islamabad, Pakistan

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 : 17 February 2022

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.

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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:

  1. Internal candidates
  2. Candidates from the following non-represented member states:

Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba (Netherlands); Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Congo (the); Cook Islands; Cuba; Curaçao; Fiji; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Libya; Luxembourg; Madagascar; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; 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.


Under the general guidance of the Chief of Mission and the direct supervision of the Senior Programme Coordinator (Emergency and Post-crisis), the successful candidate will be responsible for the coordination of IOM Pakistan’s community resilience programme including assistance and livelihood and job creation pillars to respond to the needs of displaced, host communities and migrating populations as a result of the crisis in Afghanistan. The Programme Manager will coordinate the work of the Area based Coordinators overseeing the multisector response and Livelihood activities in country and work in close coordination with other thematic specialists, field staff, partner agencies and government in guiding implementation of the different projects within the response portfolio.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

Technical quality, programme management and implementation

  1. Oversee the day to day management of IOM community resilience, response and recovery operations.
  2. Contribute to the development and ensure the implementation of appropriate methodologies and technical approaches for IOM’s community based response programming in two Provinces, including all job creation, business development and livelihoods programme activities as well as activities aiming to foster social cohesion.
  3. Provide technical advice and coordination, and monitor staff in their implementation.
  4. Identify opportunities to grow the assistance portfolio, community-based response, Cash-Based Interventions (CBI), job creation and livelihoods response including by identifying existing gaps/ beneficiary needs and areas for innovation and expansion, including thorough market assessments and private and public sector partnerships.
  5. Along with programme and other staff, support the development of Standard Operating Procedures and Guidance Notes for programme activities as part of the office knowledge management efforts.
  6. Manage the development and implementation of a pipeline of enterprise applications, critically screen enterprise proposals and applications, including conducting due diligence and maintaining appropriate documentation.
  7. Participate in the negotiation and preparation of agreements with enterprises.

Human Resource Management

  1. Provide technical guidance and supervision of the Livelihoods and social cohesion Technical officers, the Area-based coordinators overseeing IOM’s multisector components, and technical guidance and support to staff across other sectors as required.
  2. Build capacity of staff, support methodologies, as well as project management capacity, both individually and through conducting/coordinating staff training exercises.
  3. Liaise closely with, and provide clear guidance to, field staff responsible for day-to-day implementation of project activities.

Project planning, representation monitoring and reporting

  1. Support the Unit Head and other staff with proposal development for resilience, recovery and development programming.
  2. In coordination with technical and other staff, undertake regular monitoring and modification of ongoing programming, develop workplans and ensure on-time delivery of project requirements.
  3. Analyse operational and administrative activities and prepare recommendations to increase their effectiveness and streamlining procedures.
  4. Contribute to donor reports as per agreed-upon schedules (monthly, quarterly and/or annually) on activities, indicators and achievements.
  5. Assist in ensuring compliance with IOM and donor requirements including guidelines, rules, and regulations, such as the field procurement manual.
  6. Guide public information, visibility, outreach and partnership development for IOM’s Economic Recovery and Development activities.
  7. Represent IOM externally with the government, partner organizations and other partners.
  8. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s l degree in Economics, Business / Public Administration, Finance, Development Studies, International Relations, Private Sector Development, Rural Development or a related field 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 managing large project portfolios, ideally with IOM or a UN agency, in the field of livelihoods and job creation;

• Experience in direct implementation modalities involving engaging with field staff involved in implementation;

• Significant operational experience in financial inclusion / microfinance / small business lending;

• Experience in interventions aimed at enhancing socio-economic conditions of vulnerable populations, such as micro-finance, private sector development, local economic recovery, employment promotion, agricultural development, entrepreneurship building, vocational and technical education, and training or poverty reduction;

• Experience or understanding of development finance, public-private partnerships in developing countries, public sector financing mechanisms of the private sector, etc., is highly advantageous;

• Experience in liaising with government authorities, other national/international institutions and

NGOs, and building effective partnerships with private sector;

• Experience in resource mobilization and donor relations;

• Previous working experience in the region is highly advantageous.

• Work experience in a developing country context with local company, investment firm or start-up.


• Working knowledge of rigorous impact measurement, programme monitoring and evaluation, and cost-effectiveness analysis, commitment to evidence-based decision-making and social impact evaluation.


IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.

External applicants for all positions in the Professional category are required to be proficient in English and have at least a working knowledge of one additional UN Language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Chinese).

For all applicants, fluency in English is required (oral and written).

Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process,

which may include written and/or oral assessments.


The position will be based in Islamabad, Pakistan, with frequent travels to the field.

1 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:

• 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 level 2

• 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 level 2

• 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.

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 endorsed by the Appointments and Postings Board 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. Subject to certain exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required for individuals hired on or after 15 November 2021. This will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.

Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 17 February 2022 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.

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Posting period:

From 04.02.2022 to 17.02.2022

No Fees:

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.

Requisition: VN 2022 27 Programme Manager (Community based response, Recovery and Resilience) (P3) Islamabad, Pakistan (57391901) Released

Posting: Posting NC57391902 (57391902) ReleasedCountry




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