India: Senior Programme Coordinator (02 Positions)

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: India
Closing date: 28 Jun 2017

IOM is looking for Senior Programme Coordinator according to the Terms of Reference below. Interested applicants are invited to apply by 28 June 2017 at the latest, referring to the vacancy notice ref. code on the e-mail subject header.

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Mission, Bangladesh and Special Envoy to India & Bhutan and close coordination with relevant Regional Thematic Specialists and Project Managers, the incumbent is responsible for the overall management and day-to-day operations of concern programme and representational functions in Offices. The incumbent will support programme implementation, development, and liaison with Government of India, donor missions, UN and other international organizations and other stakeholders in line with IOM regulations and according to the requirements of the Government of India.

The incumbent, in close coordination with the Chief of Mission, Bangladesh and Special Envoy to India & Bhutan, will ensure the relevance, efficiency and functionality of the IOM programme including finance and administration, reporting, logistics, management and monitoring and evaluation in line with IOM mission guidelines.

The incumbent will be assigned to inter alia, the following tasks:

  1. Assist in monitoring the programme, operational, human resources, administrative, budgetary and financial activities of the office in line with IOM’s rules and procedures and in close coordination with relevant unit.

  2. Assist in the coordination, implementation and monitoring of ongoing projects as per objective, indicators and established time frame.

  3. Participate in the development of a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation framework for IOM programmes, including activities, indicators, results and outcomes and verify that each project activity is compliant with donor and IOM financial and reporting requirements.

  4. Identify gaps, operational challenges and constraints and propose viable solutions.

  5. Maintain liaison with Government offices, UN and other international organizations, donor missions, NGOs and other relevant stakeholders.

  6. Identify programmatic and funding opportunities that are in accordance with the IOM mandate and are relevant to IOM’s strategic objectives.

  7. Ensure that reliable channels of communication are established and maintained so that IOM is operating in India with updated, accurate and relevant information related to its programme, national objectives and donor interests.

  8. Provide regular reports to the Chief of Mission, Bangladesh and Special Envoy to India & Bhutan in order to provide an objective overview of programme implementation, including office operations, staff and financial issues as required.

  9. Coordinate the recruitment of the staff as necessary and ensure staffs have access to relevant training and career resources as necessary and available.

  10. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Education, Experience and Skills:

  • Master’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, Law and/or International Relations or a related field from an accredited academic institution; or
  • University degree in the above fields with two years of relevant professional experience;
  • Experience in project administration, management and technical cooperation, preferably within the humanitarian field;
  • Sound knowledge of SCR & conflict transformation theory and practice;
  • Good Communication and interpersonal skills; Excellent drafting, analytical and managerial skills
  • Experience in liaising with senior government officials and/or civil society advantageous.
  • Fluency in English and Hindi. Tamil language for the position in Chennai will be advantageous.

How to apply:

Method of Application:

Indian nationals with the required qualifications can apply through email by mentioning the desired location with the reference code 2017/2519; Senior Programme Coordinator in the subject line to:; with the following documents:

(i) Application Letter/Cover Letter

(ii) Curriculum Vitae

(iii) Personal History Form (PHF) which can be downloaded from the following link:

(iv) Scan copy of Photo

Please ensure that your application is complete with the above mentioned documents. As incomplete applications generate an immense administrative burden for our organization. As a general rule, candidates who have not properly submitted their application with required documents will be excluded from consideration.

Any attempt for persuasion will be considered as a disqualification