Position Title: Migration Policy Adviser
Duty Station: Bangkok, Thailand
Classification: Official, Grade P5
Type of Appointment: Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
Closing Date: August 29, 2012
Reference Code: VN2012/54(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, 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.
The Regional Support Office (RSO) for the Bali Process is established to facilitate the operationalization of the Regional Cooperation Framework and to support and strengthen practical cooperation on refugee protection and international migration; inter alia human trafficking and smuggling, border management and other components of migration management including in the asylum context in the Asia Pacific region.
Under the overall supervision of the Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, the Migration Policy Adviser will oversee the participation of IOM in the Bali Process Regional Support Office (RSO) and Regional Cooperation Framework’s (RCF) initiatives. S/ he will work directly with the RSO Co-Managers to provide strategic guidance on the role of the RSO and the establishment of Regional Cooperation Framework initiatives.
Core Functions/ Responsibilities:
1. Provide strategic guidance to the Co-Managers on the role of the RSO in supporting the RCF.
2. Provide advice on a diverse range of complex migration policy issues to the RSO co-managers and RCF Member States.
3. Provide policy analysis and practical recommendations for the development of a Comprehensive Regional Model Framework for migration management.
4. Facilitate the negotiation of sub-regional and bilateral agreements on migration management as envisaged under the RCF upon request by Member States.
5. Oversee, prepare and coordinate the development of policy documents and guidance notes on effective practices on migration management for dissemination to RCF Member States and other key stakeholders.
6. Act as the project manager for the RSO-IOM project and coordinate all IOM activities undertaken under the framework of the RSO.
7. Contribute to the development of a roster of migration management experts within the region.
8. Coordinate and organize capacity building activities on migration policy, law and management.
9. Carry out regular consultations and liaison with RCF Member States, donors, NGOs, academia and other key partners in coordination with RSO Co-Managers.
10. Lead specific projects and initiatives falling under the scope of the RSO/IOM, at the request of the Co-Managers/Donors.
11. Represent the RSO at bilateral, regional and intergovernmental meetings upon request by the Co-Managers, including by preparing and delivering statements, coordinate background documents and reports and ensure appropriate distribution to key stakeholders.
12. Supervise RSO staff holding an IOM contract.
13. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
a) takes responsibility and manages constructive criticism; b) works effectively with all clients and stakeholders; c) promotes continuous learning; communicates clearly; d) takes initiative and drives high levels of performance management; e) plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility; f) displays mastery of subject matter; g) contributes to a collegial team environment; h) creates a respectful office environment free of harassment and retaliation, and promotes the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA); i) incorporates gender-related needs, perspectives, and concerns, and promotes equal gender participation; j) displays awareness of relevant technological solutions; k) works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.
a) represents IOM in high-level interactions with clients; b) correctly interacts with and advises on interfacing with senior level stakeholders as appropriate; c) develops effective partnerships with prospective donors and other stakeholders; d) establishes and maintains effective working relationships with implementing partners; e) plans operations within the context of IOM’s global core mandates and responsibilities; f) effectively interfaces with government officials of appropriate level on matters related to substantive migration issues and the work of IOM; g) identifies long-term trends and global political developments that can impact on the core mandates and their executions; h) drives the mobilization resources to meet IOM mandates Interfaces with senior-level stakeholders to secure resources to meet IOM needs; i) effectively applies knowledge of migration issues within organizational context; j) correctly frames migration issues within their regional, global and political context.