CFCV2023/010GT Food and Agriculture Country Coordinator At International Organization for Migration

Call for CV/Expression of Interest

Open to internal and external Candidate

Position Title: Food and Agriculture Country Coordinator

Duty Station: Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala

Classification: National Officer, UG (NOA equivalent)

Type of Appointment: Special Short Term UG

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: February 10, 2023

Reference Code: VN2023/010 GT

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 environment. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.


Under the general supervision of Chief of Mission and technical supervision of the IRIS Secretariat at IOM Headquarters in Geneva, the incumbent will be responsible for providing administrative and technical support related to the implementation of the project “Enhancing Ethical Recruitment and Migrant Worker Protection in Food and Agricultural Supply Chains” and IRIS: Ethical Recruitment

Responsabilities and Accountabilities


  1. Act as primary focal point between IRIS Secretariat Team at IOM HQ and IOM Country Office (CO).
  2. Liaise, facilitate communication and information sharing among the IRIS Secretariat at IOM HQ, IOM CO and IRIS stakeholders in the country and, as appropriate, elsewhere.
  3. Act as the primary technical focal point in the country on ethical recruitment-related issues; provide technical support to implementation of IRIS in the country and, as appropriate, elsewhere.
  4. In close coordination with IRIS Secretariat, support other IOM offices on IRIS related issues, as appropriate.
  5. Be primary focal point for translation of IRIS documents and materials into local language, coordinate and provide quality control of translations.
  6. Contribute to global roll out of IOM’s ethical recruitment tools, providing country-specific inputs in the development of tools, promotional materials, reports and other IRIS-related documents and materials as relevant and appropriate.
  7. Coordinate and carry out project activities related to the project “Promoting Ethical Recruitment in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry” including stakeholder engagement, advocacy for ethical recruitment, and event planning and implementation.

Stakeholder Engagement

  1. Support the country office with technical capacity and expertise on ethical recruitment, including in engagement with employers and employer associations, engagement with civil society actors; engagement with government counterparts; through outreach meetings, consultations, training, technical reviews and inputs, as per IRIS engagement and roll-out strategy, in close coordination with project management, IRIS Secretariat, and general supervision of COM /HoO.
  2. In destination country hub: Lead country level engagement with employers to elicit support and demand for ethical recruitment and IRIS, as per IRIS roll-out strategy, in close coordination with project management, IRIS Secretariat and general supervision of COM /HoO.
  3. Keep track of IRIS engagement with local stakeholders (recruitment agencies and associations, employers, CSOs and Trade Unions as well as government counterparts.
  4. Lead country level engagement with recruitment agencies and industry interested in IRIS, as per IRIS roll-out strategy, in close coordination with IRIS Secretariat and general supervision of COM /HoO.
  5. Facilitate local collaboration with global project partners.

Advocacy and Communications

  1. Develop and maintain effective professional relationships between stakeholders (government, civil society, and private sector) and IOM.
  2. Generate opportunities to grow project and programmes relating to ethical recruitment.
  3. Produce regular communications content regarding local implementation of IRIS, ethical recruitment in XXX, local trends in labour recruitment and employment of migrants, and regarding IRIS: Ethical Tourism including: social media posts, blogs, reports, and info sheets.

Capacity Building

  1. In COD: Lead country-level capacity building programme with the hospitality and tourism industry and other private sector entities.
  2. Lead country-level capacity building programme with recruitment agencies committed to IRIS and participating in IRIS Labour Recruiter Capacity Building Programme (IRIS LR CBP)
  3. Actively participate and provide input to IRIS global capacity building activities, as relevant and appropriate

Other Responsibilities

  1. Support the COM and play active role in country office fundraising efforts, in particular related to ethical recruitment, to secure sustainability of the IRIS Hub beyond the project period.
  2. International travel duties as required.
  3. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.



Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in International Relations, Anthropology, Development, Law, Business, Corporate Social Responsibility, or a related field from an accredited academic institution with at least two years of relevant professional experience.
  • University degree in the above fields with two years of relevant professional experience.
  • Experience working in human rights, counter trafficking, and labour migration fields.
  • Experience in working with private sector engagement in the abovementioned fields.
  • Experience in project implementation, reporting, and training.
  • Strong skills required in planning, administration, time management, and entrepreneurship.
  • Experience working with Government counterparts, UN agencies and non-governmental organizations is considered an asset.
  • Computer skills and knowledge of relational databases, Microsoft applications, spreadsheets, word processing etc. is essential.
  • Experience in working with the hospitality and tourism industry is a distinct advantage.


  • Strong skills required in planning, administration, time management, and entrepreneurship.
  • Computer skills and knowledge of relational databases, Microsoft applications, spreadsheets, word processing etc. is essential.
  • Project implementation, reporting, and training


Fluency in Spanish and English (oral and written)


The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and 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.

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 & vision : works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.

How to apply


External Candidates that comply with the profile will need to send the Resume and a letter of interest to by February 10, 2023 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.


Any offer made to the candidates in relation to this vacancy is subject to funding confirmation.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.


  • The motivation/cover letter should be a maximum of 1 page long and in English. It should state the position(s) you are applying for
  • The CV should be a maximum of 2 pages long and in English.
  • Only the applications that comply with the required profile will be taken into consideration.
  • Those applications received after the due date or the ones that don’t include the name of the position, will not be considered.
  • This vacancy is open for local staff or international staff with legal permit to work in the Country.
  • The attachment shouldn’t weight over 2 MB.

Posting period:

From 26.01.2023 to 10.02.2023

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