Position Title: Chief of Mission
Duty Station: Dili, Timor Leste
Classification: Official, Grade P4
Type of Appointment: Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: August 01, 2012
Closing Date: July 06, 2012
Reference Code: VN2012/45(O)-INT
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, Central African Republic, Comoros, Congo, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Gabon, Gambia, Guyana, Holy See, Honduras, Israel, Jamaica, Lesotho, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Maldives, Malta, Mauritania, Micronesia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Namibia, Nauru, Niger, Nigeria, Paraguay, Rwanda, Seychelles, Slovenia, Somalia, South Sudan, Swaziland, Timor Leste, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Vanuatu, Yemen
Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged.
Under the direct supervision of the Regional Director (RD) for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok, the successful candidate will serve as IOM’s principal interlocutor with the Government of Timor Leste and relevant ministries, diplomatic representatives and UN Specialized Agencies. He/ she will be responsible and accountable for promoting, developing and implementing the full range of IOM services in Timor Leste within the overall regional framework, in particular the Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Programme which seeks to address the wide-ranging needs of potential migrants in the country.
Core Functions/ Responsibilities:
Development and follow up of strategies, policies and programmes
1. Analyze migration related trends and issues in Timor Leste and identify, design and execute programmes, projects and fundraising strategies to address such issues; in particular, assist the Government of Timor Leste in defining relevant objectives and administrative structures within the programme context.
2. Direct and monitor the implementation of IOM’s programmes in Timor Leste and recommend ways for improvement.
3. Assess, establish and implement the modalities of implementation and conduct programme management functions for the DRR programme in cooperation with relevant authorities and identified partners. Provide programme management support to Border Management, Labour Migration, Counter Trafficking and Community Stabilization initiatives and projects in the country.
4. Ensure continued support with both the Government of Timor Leste and donors for current programme activities and their further development.
5. Identify, develop, manage and implement new project opportunities in close coordination with relevant stakeholders in areas of concern to the Government and in regional context, and design fundraising strategies to address such issues.
6. Maintain and further develop liaison and close working relationships with local governmental authorities and diplomatic missions, UN agencies, regional, non-governmental and international organizations, as well as airlines and public media.
7. Participate in appropriate policy and operational United Nations Country Team (UNCT) inter-agency mechanisms, in particular with a view to inserting migration related issues into the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) process.
Resource Management and Capacity Building
8. Supervise the related budgetary, financial and administrative functions of the Mission in accordance with the Organization’s regulations and procedures. Be responsible for recruitment and capacity building of local staff.
9. Advise the Regional Director and relevant units in HQ on national and regional migration developments, as well as on government’s migration policy and legislative frameworks impacting on IOM’s activities and presence in Timor Leste and make recommendations or prepare proposals for appropriate action.
10. Keep the Regional Director and HQ fully informed of the Mission’s activities. Report regularly to the Regional Director and other interested partners on progress achieved and developments in Timor Leste. Prepare regular and specific narrative, impact, policy, financial, evaluation and statistical reports covering IOM activities. Prepare briefings and background information requested by the Regional Office and HQs, the Government and other entities.
Representation of IOM
11. Represent the Organization at national and international conferences and meetings, including relevant UNMIT transitional fora.
12. Participate in Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) when established and contribute and provide support to inter-agency planning process and the overall humanitarian strategy.