Job Vacancies International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Position: Sr. Program Associate, Community Stabilization Unit
Closing Date: Friday, 07 January 2011
Location: United States of America (the) – Washington, D.C.
The office of the International Organization for Migration in Washington, DC is looking for a Program Associate for work in its Community Stabilization Unit according to the Terms of Reference below. Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications, in accordance with instructions below, by January 7, 2011. For the position, the International Organization for Migration welcomes applications from all nationalities.
TERMS OF REFERENCE
Position Title: Sr. Program Associate, Community Stabilization Unit
Location: Mission with Regional Functions, Washington, DC
Classification: G6 (according to the UN / IOM salary scale)
Type of Appointment: Fixed-Term, one year contract with the possibility of extension
Desired Starting Date: 1 February 2011, or as soon as possible
The Program Associate will support the overall work of the Community Stabilization Unit in furthering IOM’s US-funded emergency, post-crisis and transition programming. Amongst other duties, the Community Stabilization Unit provides dedicated liaison to the US Agency for International Development, and also serves as a global technical resource for the Organization’s community stabilization programming in close coordination with the Emergency and Post-Crisis Division of IOM Headquarters.
The incumbent will be broadly responsible for maintaining and strengthening US funding and contracting processes for the Organization’s work in the area of emergency, post-conflict and transition programming, inclusive of tracking US government budgetary and policy trends, as well as acquisitions and assistance guidelines. In supporting the functions of the Community Stabilization Unit, the incumbent will work under the overall supervision of the Regional Representative for North America and the Caribbean, and under the direct supervision of the Head of the Community Stabilization unit.
1.Provide assistance to IOM field missions in the development of program/project proposals, including advice and guidance regarding appropriate US Government (USG) funding mechanisms, and meeting technical requirements for submission, with an emphasis on Community Stabilization initiatives;
2.Assist in developing IOM field mission staff understanding of USG/USAID procedures and financial regulations in order to help create consistency and standardization of IOM’s administrative / financial and programmatic correspondence with USG;
3.Support the development of periodic information bulletins regarding US government policies, procedures and funding priorities, relevant to IOM’s organizational priorities and objectives;
4.Support the Head of Unit in developing the institutional relationships between IOM and relevant USG agencies, particularly USAID; Assist in the implementation of the Unit Outreach Plan to relevant US Government entities, the private sector and NGOs;
5.Support the Head of Unit in the development of institutional partnerships with private sector and NGO partners with regard to USG Indefinite Quantity Contracts (IQCs); Develop tools to assist IOM field staff in understanding the IQC funding mechanism; Conduct information briefings, workshops or training as required;
6.Be prepared to undertake duty travel in support of the Community Stabilization Unit functions, providing direct assistance to IOM field operations;
7.Taking into account IOM as a public international organization, ensure a consistent approach to the content and provisions of IOM-USG and other US-based donor grant agreements, cooperative agreements, teaming agreements and contracts; ensure coordination with relevant departments in Headquarters, including Legal and DRD, in the review, and preparation for signature, of contracts and agreements.
8.Develop and maintain consolidated reference materials, and respond to IOM field-based and headquarters inquiries regarding US government funding application procedures, grant tracking and funding;
9.Notify USG-funded IOM field missions of USG requirements for programme activity and financial reporting, as well as program closure procedures; assist with submissions as necessary;
10.Assist in ensuring the Program Database and filing systems for USG-funded programs and projects are regularly updated; develop new tracking tools, forms and standard reporting as necessary;
11.Attend meetings/forums that pertain to USG funding issues or IOM programs and draft report summaries of meetings/forums for circulation with appropriate IOM field mission or IOM staff;
12.Undertake other duties as assigned by the Regional Representative or Head, Community Stabilization Unit.
Education and Experience:
The qualified candidate should possess:
* University degree preferably in Political Science, Development, Law or International Affairs;
* a minimum of four (4) years’ relevant experience required, preferably with an international organization in the relief and development field;
* a strong knowledge of US government foreign aid funding mechanisms, with at least one year of relevant experience in donor liaison functions;
* international work experience in relief, recovery and transition programming highly desirable;
* Strong drafting ability and a good background in budget development and financial administration;
Field experience, particularly in post-crisis programming, is an advantage.
* Demonstrated interest in, creativity and capacity for progressive approaches to international recovery and development assistance programming;
* Excellent writing ability in the English language
* High level of computer literacy
* Excellent analytical and communication skills
* Ability to work under tight timelines
* Ability to lead and work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds
* Strong degree of personal commitment and drive for results, and the ability to undertake field travel in difficult conditions
* A thorough knowledge of English, spoken and written, is required. A working knowledge of French or Spanish is an advantage.
How to apply
IOM Washington is currently seeking highly-qualified applicants for a position in the Community Stabilization Unit, as per the terms of the attached Vacancy Notice. Please send a CV to IOMDCVN@iom.int by COB 7 January 2011
Reference Code: RW_8CKPE9-36
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