Egypt: Programme Manager

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Egypt
Closing date: 22 Jan 2018

Position Title : Programme Manager

Duty Station : Cairo, Egypt

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 : 22 January 2018

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, 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 direct supervision of the Head of Office, and the overall supervision of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Regional Director, the successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for managing, implementing, monitoring, and developing projects/programmes falling under the umbrella of the IOM Egypt Labour Mobility and Human Development (LHD) Unit, including migration and development projects related to engagement of Egyptian expatriates, projects to enhance management of labour migration, and projects to support livelihoods to migrants and hosting communities.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Provide thematic advice and policy information to the supervisor and other concerned staff on topics relating to the LHD portfolio including labour mobility, ethical recruitment, remittances, diaspora relations, migrant integration, and pre-departure and cultural orientation.

  2. Develop and enhance working relationships with national, international, and private sector actors and stakeholders relevant to the issues of labour migration and ethical recruitment.

  3. Develop and facilitate initiatives to build capacity of government authorities, expatriate associations, and other national institutions and partners with the aim of improving national policies and programmes pertaining to labour migration management and linking migration and development including, inter alia, organizing and delivering trainings, workshops, and study tours.

  4. Manage and coordinate arrangements required for the recruitment of project staff.

  5. Ensure the timely start-up of the various phases or components of projects/programmes.

  6. Monitor all aspects of project implementation within the position’s portfolio, follow up on logistical and administrative arrangements, identify problems, and propose action to expedite the delivery of outputs. Analyze progress and implementation reports and identify and document significant project events, decisions, problems, or deviations.

  7. Oversee the development and implementation of small-scale locally-led pilot projects and provide technical support for those actors selected to carry out project activities.

  8. Undertake duty travel relating to project implementation, monitoring and assessment, liaison with counterparts, and problem solving.

  9. Develop and maintain strong and regular liaison with project/programme partners through the establishment of international and local networks of relevant actors aimed at facilitating information exchange, implementation of activities, and the collection of best practices.

  10. Supervise and coordinate staff of the LHD Unit, experts, consultants, and other project participants to ensure that research, mapping, expatriate engagement, and evaluation components of the project are implemented successfully.

  11. Ensure regular project/programme reporting in accordance with IOM and donor formats as required. Provide regular updates and reports to donors covering all IOM activities within the position’s portfolio. Draft project revisions, including adjusting project budgets on the basis of changed work plans.

  12. Explore potential entry points for expanded collaboration with relevant authorities and partners on project-related activities. Identify new project possibilities in Egypt in relation to expressed government needs and interests, donors’ priorities, and in line with IOM’s mandate and strategy.

  13. In coordination with the mission’s project development team, identify potential funding opportunities for future LHD-related initiatives including drafting and formulating new programme/project proposals and participating in negotiations with donor representatives.

  14. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Political or Social Science, Business Administration, International Relations, Law 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 project administration, project development, and evaluation concepts and procedures;

• Ability to interpret information and identify and analyse problems;

• Good knowledge of the migration and development nexus;

• Proven experience in liaising with governmental authorities, national and international institutions as well as Civil Society Organizations (CSOs);

• Thorough knowledge of the migration context in Egypt and MENA countries;

• Excellent writing and communication skills and the ability to maintain effective working relationships with government authorities, international organizations, and other project partners;

• Excellent report writing skills and level of computer literacy.


Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of Arabic is an advantage.

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 22 January 2018 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 09.01.2018 to 22.01.2018

Requisition: VN 2018/10 (P) – Programme Manager (P3) – Cairo, Egypt (55308986) Released

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