Burundi: Project Officer (Counter-Trafficking)

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Burundi
Closing date: 24 Oct 2017

Position Title : Project Officer (Counter-Trafficking)

Duty Station : Bujumbura, Burundi

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2

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

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 24 October 2017

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 environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates are considered as first-tier candidates:

1. Internal candidates

2. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries:

Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Gambia, Guyana, Iceland, Comoros, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Maldives, Malawi, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, El Salvador, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa


Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission in Burundi and the direct supervision of the Migration Management Coordinator, the successful candidate will be responsible for assisting with the implementation, monitoring and effective coordination of the counter-trafficking projects and activities. S/he will also support in maintaining contact with relevant government authorities and technical partners and will also contribute to developing and promoting IOM’s Counter-Trafficking policy in Burundi.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Serve as primary focal point for all counter trafficking programming and be responsible for the administration of all related activities in IOM Burundi.

  2. Coordinate project staff as well as consultants recruited to support and/or undertake specific activities.

  3. Encourage dialogue, information-sharing and cooperation among Government and non-governmental actors on IOM’s priority areas for cooperation.

  4. Assist in the provision of direct assistance to victims of trafficking and other exploited persons with a particular focus on ensuring, to the extent possible, the physical safety and protection of victims of trafficking and other exploited persons, including but not limited to adapting case management and risk assessment practices.

  5. Assist in the design and delivery of training programming for government and civil society stakeholders, including law enforcement, immigration and government officials as well as civil society organizations, on preventing and combating trafficking in persons and irregular migration.

  6. Identify and wherever possible cultivate operational synergies within and between IOM projects and other organizations and agencies.

  7. Responsible for the maintenance of accurate and timely monitoring and evaluation, ensuring that all activities are properly tracked and recorded.

  8. Supervise the work of local implementing partners and related community-based organizations; this necessarily involves grant supervision of local implementing partners.

  9. Responsible for maintaining project documentation and information.

  10. Ensure that confidentiality and the right to privacy is maintained with regard to confidential information.

  11. In accordance with structured reporting requirements, draft regular project reports and donor reports according to donor requirements of all activities undertaken.

  12. Coordinate the preparation of external correspondence, and managing internal correspondence.

  13. Contribute to the design, development, and fundraising for new CT projects.

  14. Participate in relevant stakeholder meetings in Burundi and give presentations and conduct training briefings as required.

  15. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Social Science, Law, Human Rights, International Affairs or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or

• University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.


• Excellent knowledge of the thematic area, including the international legal framework and rights based approaches;

• Experience in liaising with governmental authorities, other national/international institutions and


• Good knowledge of project formulation, administration and evaluation techniques and practices;

• Good level of computer literacy, including database applications;

• Ability to supervise staff and coordinate administrative activities;

• Excellent written, communication and negotiation skills;

• Personal commitment, efficiency, flexibility, drive for results; capacity to work effectively and harmoniously within a team of colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds;

• Relevant experience with an International Governmental Organization a distinct advantage;

• Working experience in the region is an asset.


Fluency in English and French is required.

Desirable Competencies:


• Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms;

• Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders;

• Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others;

• Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience;

• Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services;

• Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;

• Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others;

• Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;

• Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter;

• Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation;

• Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;

• Resource Mobilization – works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.


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.

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.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 24 October 2017 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to:


In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.

Posting period:

From 11.10.2017 to 24.10.2017

Requisition: SVN 2017/181 (P) – Project Officer(Counter-Trafficking)(P2)-Bujumbura,Burundi (55204428) Released

Posting: Posting NC55204450 (55204450) Released