Programme Manager (IBM)


Position Title : Programme Manager (IBM)

Duty Station : Port-au-Prince, Haiti

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 : 05 August 2021

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:

  1. Internal candidates

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

Antigua and Barbuda; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Fiji; Gabon; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Libya; Luxembourg; 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 direct supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) in Haiti, and in close coordination with the Regional Thematic Specialist on Immigration and Border Management in the Regional Office for Central and North America and the Caribbean in San Jose, the successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for supervising and managing the overall implementation of Immigration and Border Management ( IBM) Programme of Haiti Country Office (CO) by ensuring the financial, administrative and technical oversight of the programme, in line with IOM’s policies, practices and donor requirements.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Oversee the planning and implementation of IBM projects and activities, in coordination with the CoM, and the Regional Thematic Specialist on Immigration and Border Management.

  2. Supervise, coordinate and monitor the work of Unit’s staff in carrying out the activities of IBM projects in Port-au-Prince and Sub-Offices through conducting regular meetings, discussions and tasks assignments.

  3. Plan, coordinate, and implement IBM projects and activities, including assessments, sensitization campaigns, constructions, workshops, trainings, equipment, simulation exercises, community committees, etc. Ensure alignment with the project objectives and donor requirements.

  4. Oversee visa application and processing assistance operations, along with consular support related activities.

  5. Provide policy advice on immigration related matters, including initiatives centered on strengthening regular migration, admission and stay practices, visas, permits, regularization initiatives, and case management systems.

  6. Contribute to the management of the human resources of the IBM unit, including assessing needs, participating in the recruitment process, evaluating performance and resolving issues in close collaboration with the Resources Management Officer (RMO) and the CoM.

  7. Promote staff development and learning for both national and international staff of IBM.

  8. Monitor financial aspects of all IBM projects, including staff, office and operational costs to sustain unit solvability, in close collaboration with the RMO and the CoM.

  9. Undertake travel duties, in line with prevailing security restrictions, relating to the programme assessments, liaison with counterparts and Implementing Partners, project management and implementation.

  10. Engage with existing and potential donors to keep them updated through regular reports, info sheets, factsheets and any other type of visibility material.

  11. In coordination with the COM and the Project Development Officer of Haiti CO, actively participate in resource mobilization efforts towards project development with new donors.

  12. Ensure adequate information management on programme related activities including project awareness raising and visibility, regular updates, summaries, press releases and other relevant materials, in coordination with the donor and IOM’s Media and Communications Division at Headquarters (HQ).

  13. Supervise and monitor the IBM Programme’s public information and communications releases, in close coordination with IOM Haiti Communications Department.

  14. Strengthen the links with existing/remaining Governmental Counterparts, NGOs, UN Agencies and Donors in Haiti.

  15. Participate in relevant conferences, workshops, steering committees, policy and technical working groups, as well as other forums to ensure proper coordination and presentation of IOM activities.

  16. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, International Law, International Studies, Development Studies 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 report writing and project development and implementation;

• Experience in liaising with Government authorities, other national /international institutions and donors (including, preferably, EU institutions and civil society organizations);

• Knowledge and working experience in the Central America and Caribbean Region a distinct advantage;

• Experience in the field of migration issues, including operational and field experience, project development and management; and,

• Experience in the thematic areas relevant to IBM, such as:

• National migration management strategy approach;

• Border management practice including border guarding;

• Admission and stay policies and practices, including visa related operations;

• Travel and identity documents, including ID cards and passports;

• Combating smuggling and irregular migration;

• Migration and criminal investigation functions;

• Migration and security including terrorism;

• Integrated border management;

• Border management and identity solutions, legal identity initiatives and strengthening of civil registries;

• Biometrics and other technology issues related to migration & border management, including travel documents and entry & exit Border Management Information Systems;

• Operationalization and enhancement of regular migration channels;

• International standards and practices in the above, and related, areas of migration management;

• Related training, including policy, legal areas and coordinated migration governance.


• Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation;

• Knowledge of IOM project management procedures and tools;

• Ability to interact efficiently with the government officials of appropriate level on matters related to substantive migration issues and the work of IOM; and,

• Ability to effectively apply skills and knowledge of migration issues within the organizational context.


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 French and English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Spanish 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:

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.

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 05 August 2021 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.

For further information please refer to:

Posting period:

From 23.07.2021 to 05.08.2021

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.

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