SPECIAL VACANCY NOTICE
Open to Internal and External Candidates
Position Title: Programme Assistant (LHD)
Vacancy Number: SVN/IOMSO/002/2020
Duty Station: Mogadishu, Somalia
Classification: General Service, Grade G5**
Type of Appointment: Short term, six months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
Closing Date: 09 February, 2020
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. 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.
Somalia endured 22 years of conflict which forced most Somalis to leave the country. Some of them ended up as refugees in neighbouring countries and others in countries such as the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Norway, Sweden, Finland, among others. The mass exodus resulted in depleted institutions with inadequate capacity to fulfil their mandates. Today, most institutions in Somalia still lack capacity to contribute to the country’s development.
Cognizant of the importance of functioning institutions to future peace and stability in Somalia, IOM Somalia makes one of its core missions to assist the Somali Government to rebuild its state institutions. Since 2009, IOM has been working with government authorities through its Labour and Human Mobility (LHD) programme. LHD is IOM primary diaspora recruitment mechanism to help rebuild Somalia. LHD is in the process of recruiting more Somali diaspora from all over the world to contribute to a new Somalia.
Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission for IOM Somalia and under the direct supervision of the Programme Manager – LHD, the Programme Assistant (LHD) will be responsible for providing support in the timely implementation of the programme for Somalia. In particular, he/she will:
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
Required Qualifications and Experience
Fluency in English and Somali is required.
Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 1
Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.
Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.
Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighbouring country that is within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered. In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighbouring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.
How to apply:
Interested candidates should submit CV and a cover letter indicating the Special Vacancy Notice Number (SVN No.), Position Title and the Duty Station with three professional referees and their contacts (both email and telephone) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
From 27.01.2020 to 09.02.2020