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Project Manager (Migration Crisis and Recovery Operations)


International Organization for Migration – IOM

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) office in Somalia was established and has been operating since 2006. The region, due to its unstable political situation, has had a vast number of its population migrating to other countries. It continues to be characterized by intense migration flows with irregular migration constituting a major challenge.

Job Details

Employer: International Organization for Migration – IOM
Job Title: Project Manager (Migration Crisis and Recovery Operations)
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Mogadishu
Category: Management Consulting

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P3

Type of Appointment : Special short TermSix months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date: April 07, 2015

Reference Code: SVN2015/03(P)-EXT

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 has a proactive recruitment policy to increase the representation of nationals of non- represented member states. Qualified applicants from the following countries will be favorably considered:

Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Benin, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Czech Republic, Comoros, Djibouti, El Salvador, Gabon, Gambia, Guyana, Holy See, Iceland, Israel, Lesotho, Libya, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Montenegro, Micronesia, Mongolia, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Republic of Congo, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Somalia, Suriname, Swaziland, Tanzania, Timor Leste, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen

Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged.


As Somalia emerges from protracted and complex migration crises, opportunities to engage in more sustainable interventions are arising in many parts of the country. As the situation stabilizes, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is gradually shifting its focus from life-saving and humanitarian assistance toward transitional and recovery programming whilst maintaining its capacity to respond to crises situations. In 2013, IOM Somalia established the Migration Crisis Operations (MCOPS) in order to effectively deal with the protracted nature of migration crises in Somalia and align its operations with the Migration Crisis Operational Framework (MCOF).


Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Mission, and in close coordination with the Programme Coordinator, the successful candidate will be responsible for the strategic development and implementation of the Migration Crisis Operations (MCROPS) projects with a particular focus on the development, planning and implementation of return, reintegration and recovery activities within the context of potential large-scale returns in Somalia. Currently the Migration Crisis Operations Unit focuses on two areas namely; youth migration and livelihood and migration crisis operations but future activities may anticipate broad sectorial reintegration approaches including health, WASH and protection.

*Core Functions / Responsibilities:*

  1. Develop the Unit strategy, implementation modalities and Monitoring and Evaluation (M & E) framework through close collaboration with other units of the mission, the Regional Office, national and local authorities, beneficiary communities and other relevant humanitarian stakeholders.
  2. Plan, develop and supervise the implementation of all activities of the Unit in multiple sites and assure high level quality of deliverables.
  3. Represent IOM at relevant cluster meetings (Protection, Shelter/Non-Food Items (NFIs), Food Security, Somalia Return Consortium, etc.) and with other government and humanitarian stakeholders relevant to the Unit.
  4. Ensure proper documentation, and external representation of the Unit activities implemented, including that all supportive documents for the projects (distribution reports, way-bills, beneficiary registration, land agreements, etc.) are recorded.
  5. Maintain oversight over project deadlines, financial and narrative reporting requirements in accordance with IOM Rules and Regulations and donor requirements.
  6. Coordinate the execution of planned activities in Somalia with relevant units and project staff: provide technical guidance to the relevant activity components.
  7. Ensure timeliness and efficiency by regular and periodical monitoring of progress and budget utilization throughout implementation of the project activities; advise the management on corrective measures if necessary.
  8. Regularly coordinate and share implementation updates with the relevant units of IOM Somalia, the UN agencies and donors for enhancing internal/external coordination and public relations.
  9. Ensure timely liaison with the government and the regional authorities of Somalia on plans and implementation status as well as technical issues that may need to be addressed, in order to ensure their active role and involvement to enhance their ownership and sustainability of the project activities. Establish and maintain strong partnership and timely liaison with implementing partners, the donor community, government entities, local authorities, UN agencies and other stakeholders on promoting dialogue, information sharing and cooperation among government and non-government actors.
  10. Lead periodical communication with the donor, clarifying plans and implementation status of the project, and ensure timely preparations and submission of quality donor reports.
  11. In close coordination with the Senior Donor Liaison and Programme Coordination Officer, actively liaise with existing and potential donors and actively seek funding opportunities for the Unit.
  12. In close coordination with the Project Development and Monitoring Unit, develop concept notes, project proposals and budgets to address the protracted nature of migration crises in Somalia.
  13. Provide strategic inputs and guidance to IOM Somalia for effective response in Somaliland.
  14. Performs such other duties as may be assigned.

*Required Competencies*


  • Takes responsibility and manages constructive criticism;
  • Works effectively with all clients and stakeholders;
  • Promotes continuous learning; communicates clearly;
  • Takes initiative and drives high levels of performance management;
  • Plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
  • Displays mastery of subject matter;
  • Contributes to a collegial team environment;
  • Creates a respectful office environment free of harassment and retaliation, and promotes the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA);
  • Incorporates gender-related needs, perspectives, and concerns, and promotes equal gender participation;
  • Displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;
  • Works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.


  • Delivers on set objectives in hardship situations;
  • Effectively coordinates actions with other implementing partners;
  • Works effectively with local authorities, stakeholders, beneficiaries, and the broader community to advance country office or regional objectives.

****Emergency and Crisis****

  • Works effectively in high-pressure, rapidly changing environments;
  • Coordinates actions with emergency response actors and making use of coordination structures;
  • Supports adequate levels of information sharing between internal units, cluster partners, IOM and other emergency response actors;
  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with implementing partners;
  • Makes correct decisions rapidly based on available information.

*Required Qualifications and Experience*


  • Master’s degree in International Relations, Social Science or Business Administration 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 operational activities in a post-crisis or emergency area, including project management at middle or senior managerial positions undertaking progressive responsibilities, preferably in similar projects such as: registration and profiling of IDPs Livelihoods (cash- or voucher-based interventions; asset creation/rehabilitation; support to small-scale business; microfinance);
  • Experience in resource mobilization, development of project designing, monitoring and evaluation with familiarity with the logical framework approach and proposal/report writing;
  • Experience in facilitation and coordination of training;
  • Experience in handling sensitive situations and cultivate productive relationships;
  • Working experience in the Somali context an advantage;
  • Knowledge of the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) protocols, and experience working in a phase III or above security environment;
  • Experience in report and database required, preferably with Microsoft Access, graphic design and Power Point;
  • Strong budgeting and general analytical skills and familiarity with financial management.


Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of Somali or any official UN language is an advantage.


Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment

system, by April 07, 2015 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 filled in and submitted with a cover letter not more than one page specifying the motivation for applications.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application in your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.