Programme Manager (Migrant Protection and Assistance (MPA)) at International Organization for Migration

Position Title: Programme Manager (Migrant Protection and Assistance (MPA))

Duty Station: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P3

Type of Appointment: Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 08 September 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.


Under the direct supervision of Chief of Mission (CoM) the Programme Manager (MPA) will be accountable and responsible for managing, implementing, and monitoring the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Haiti’s Migrant Protection and Assistance portfolio. They will be responsible for advising and substantively supporting the Senior Program Manager and the program units with developing a strategy for the migrant protection assistance portfolio and for engaging with stakeholders such as donors, partners, and relevant government authorities. Migrant Protection programme activities include policy and technical guidance to government authorities, capacity-building, and training (all relevant actors), research, direct assistance to vulnerable migrants, including victims of trafficking and Unaccompanied and Separated Migrant Children (USMC) and Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR).

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Plan, manage, coordinate, and implement protection projects and activities, including assessments, sensitization campaigns, constructions, workshops, trainings, equipment, simulation exercises, community committees, etc.
  2. Ensure alignment with the project objectives and donor requirements, and take remedial action as required.
  3. Ensure that IOM Haiti guidelines and activities related to the protection and assistance immigrants and Internal Displaced Persons (IDPs) are in line with IOM policies and standards, international human rights, and humanitarian law. Mainstream migrant and IDP protection in IOM activities.
  4. Oversee AVRR activities and coordinate the assistance provided to vulnerable migrants in Haiti (which can notably include, on a needs-based approach: access to documentation, mental health, and psychosocial support (MHPSS), medical care, family reunification, inclusion of persons with disability, among others).
  5. Manage unit staff at central and local levels through regular meetings, capacity development, guidance, and task assignment and review. Develop and promote staff development activities for both national and international MPA unit staff.
  6. Backstop the financial and operational aspects of all MPA projects, including monitoring staff, office, and operational costs to sustain the unit, in close collaboration with the Resource Management Officer and the CoM.
  7. Oversee counter-trafficking activities and assistance to Victims of Trafficking (VoTs) and support the work of the National Committee for the Fight against Trafficking in Persons (CNLTP).
  8. In coordination with Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) unit, ensure that IDP sites management and emergency response activities integrate protection considerations, including affected populations’ participation and empowerment, and accountability.
  9. Conduct regular field visits, in line with prevailing security restrictions, relating to programme assessments, problem resolution, and monitoring and reporting on the protection concerns of migrants and internally displaced persons, including concerns related to inter-alia exploitation and abuse, sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), unaccompanied and separated children, abusive or arbitrary detention, forced relocation, etc. Ensure that feedback and complaint mechanisms and available and accessible to affected populations and follow-up to strengthen Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP).
  10. Engage with existing and potential donors to keep them updated through regular reports,info sheets, factsheets, and other visibility material. Actively take resource mobilization efforts towards project development with new donors and additional funding.
  11. Advocate and ensure that due concern for migrants and IDPs rights, counter-trafficking measures, SGBV, and access to documentation are fully integrated and mainstreamed in the Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO)/Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework, UN Common Country Analysis (CCA) and One UN Plan, relevant Benchmark groups, as well as other humanitarian and development coordination mechanisms.
  12. Ensure adequate information management on programme related activities including project awareness raising and visibility, regular updates, summaries, press releases and other relevant materials, in coordination with the donor and IOM’s Public Information Department.
  13. Represent IOM in relevant conferences, workshops, steering committees, policy, and technical working groups, as well as other forums to ensure proper coordination and presentation of IOM activities.
  14. Represent IOM in the Protection Group meetings; and co-lead the Migrant Protection Working Group in collaboration with the National Office for Migration (ONM). Liaise with the RO San Jose MPA Regional Thematic Specialist to support regional IOM participation in regional protection groups as relevant.
  15. Provide technical advice, guidance, and training to relevant government counterparts, notably the ONM, the CNLTP, the Ministry of Women’s Affairs and Women’s Rights (MCFDF), the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare (MAST), the General Directorate of Civil Protection (DGPC), and law enforcement authorities to integrate protection mechanisms into their programming and deliverables.
  16. Act as the IOM Haiti Gender, AAP, MHPSS, AVRR, Assistance to Vulnerable Migrants(AVM) and Disability Inclusion focal point.
  17. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, International Law, Migration Studies, International Relations, 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 report writing and project development and implementation.
  • Experience in the field of migration issues, including operational and field experience, IOM project development, and management.
  • Experience in liaising with Government authorities, other national /international institutions, and donors (including, preferably, EU institutions and civil society organizations).
  • Proven experience in reporting and project budget management skills.
  • Proven experience in managing staff management from diverse background.


  • Demonstrated high level of expertise in the thematic area relevant to project development.
  • Knowledge and working experience in the Central America and Caribbean region a distinct advantage.
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated expertise in the field of NGO and trafficking in human beings.
  • Demonstrated communication skills with government partners.


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 Spanish is an advantage.

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


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 endorsed by the Appointments and Postings Board 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 HERE, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 08 September 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:

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.

Requisition: VN 2022 274 Programme Manager (Migrant Protection and Assistance (MPA)) (P3)

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