Programme Manager (Area Manager) (4 Positions) at International Organization for Migration

Position Title : Programme Manager (Area Manager) (4 Positions)

Duty Station : Multiple Duty Stations, Ukraine

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P3

Type of Appointment : Special short-term graded, six months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 08 June 2022

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; Aruba (Netherlands); Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Congo (the); Cook Islands; Cuba; Curaçao; Fiji; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Libya; Madagascar; 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 overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM), and the direct supervision of the Senior Programme Coordinator (Emergency Programme Support), the Programme Manager (Area Manager) will be responsible for the development, management and implementation of the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) response in the West/North/South/East Region.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

1. Advise and guide the response hub and field teams in the implementation of IOM Ukraine’s Response, Recovery, and Resilience programming in the West/North/South/East Region, in coordination with key government and non-government stakeholders.

2. Backstop the operational, administrative and financial aspects related to the implementation of all relevant programming, including the administrative oversight of IOM West/North/South/East Region response hubs and direct supervision of the respective Hub Leads.

3. Represent IOM at relevant coordination meetings, including with the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) and UN Country Team (UNCT) partners, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), State and local authorities, and other stakeholders, and provide advice, recommendations and feedback to and prepare senior staff on the same, including to aid their participation in high-level meetings.

4. Establish and maintain liaison with local government and non-government counterparts to negotiate access and facilitate logistics and other operational aspects of the implementation of the response, recovery and resilience programming.

5. Based on local coordination and monitoring efforts, provide programmatic feedback to the Senior Programme Coordinators (Operations and Emergency Support) and relevant thematic project managers (Camp Coordination and Camp Management, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Shelter, Non-Food Items, Emergency Health, Cash-based Interventions, Transition and Recovery, etc) to inform IOM programme implementation in the area of responsibility.

6. Represent IOM at all relevant local cluster meetings, related fora, and other events (meetings, presentations, discussions, visits, negotiations etc.) related to response, recovery and resilience activities.

7. Work on mainstreaming the Humanitarian, Development, Peace Nexus approach, including gender and conflict sensitivity aspects, across the response, recovery and resilience programmes and work with other teams and units to maximize the potential of linkages with the rest of IOM Ukraine programming.

8. Manage and coordinate the work of the response hubs and field teams to ensure compliance and accountability to programme partners, technical advisers, programme staff, implementing partners and service providers to ensure timely delivery and high quality of assistance provided.

9. Support liaison with donors, including for resource mobilization and also contribute to planning and assisting donor visits to the area of responsibility.

10. Develop and coordinate with relevant counterparts in the Country Office (CO) proper visibility, communications, reporting, and outreach products to promote IOM’s efforts in the response, recovery and resilience sphere, ensure donor visibility and advocate core principles.

11. Coordinate on relevant area-based reporting to feed into donor, United Nations (UN), internal, and other regular, situational, and ad hoc reports.

12. Ensure monitoring and evaluation of programming in the area of responsibility.

13. In coordination with the Senior Programme Coordinator (Emergency Programme Support), provide supervision, guidance and training to programme staff in the area of responsibility.

14. Undertake duty travels with the aim of project/programme assessment, liaison with counterparts, problem solving, and development of new initiatives, as required.

15. Monitor the implementation of IOM’s policies and procedures regarding response, recovery and resilience management, including prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse, zero tolerance for corruption, and promotion of a respectful work environment.

16. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, International Relations, Humanitarian Affairs 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 conflict settings with strong knowledge of IOM/UN project life cycles;

• Strong combination of training and experience in complex environments;

• Experience in liaising with government authorities and local communities, as well as national and international institutions;

• Experience working within the cluster/sector system, in particular representation at different cluster/sector interventions;

• Experience managing teams and coordinating with staff working in other teams (both thematic and support teams);

• Experience in resource mobilization and donor liaison;

• Experience of heading field offices or sub-offices is a distinct advantage.


• Familiarity with IOM/UN administrative and financial management;

• Thorough understanding of the context and related sensitivities from a conflict, political and socio-economic viewpoint;

• Good understanding of the Humanitarian Development Peace Nexus (HDPN) approach and experience in operationalizing it in a context of triple nexus relevance;

• Capacity to monitor and evaluate project implementation at outcome and impact level;

• Proven ability to drive and coordinate information gathering and reporting within teams and with implementing partners;

• Ability to analyze and summarize information received for senior management, including in the form of bullet points, presentations, one-pagers, etc;

• Knowledge of accountability mechanisms (including for affected populations) and their implementation;

• Familiarity with the region and local stakeholders.


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 English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Ukrainian, Russian is an advantage.

Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.


The duty stations will be Kyiv, Odesa, Uzhgorod and Vinnytsia.

1 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 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. Subject to certain exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required for individuals hired on or after 15 November 2021. This will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.

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 08 June 2022 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 02.06.2022 to 08.06.2022

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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