Zimbabwe: Programme Officer

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Zimbabwe
Closing date: 17 Jan 2018

Position Title : Programme Officer

Duty Station : Harare, Zimbabwe

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 : 17 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 Chief of Mission; in close collaboration with the Regional Office (RO) Pretoria, the Department of Migration Management (DMM) at Headquarters (HQs) and the Global Migration Data Analysis Centre in Berlin, the successful candidate will be responsible for the implementation of the project on human rights management aimed towards promotion and protection of human rights of vulnerable and at-risk populations.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Monitor and oversee the implementation and coordination of project activities including tracking and monitoring of project finances.

  2. Establish and maintain strong collaborative partnerships with the Government of Zimbabwe, donors, partners and other IOM missions.

  3. Ensure compliance with general instructions of IOM in the areas of finance during the implementation of the project.

  4. Provide technical assistance to implementing partners; ensure monitoring and evaluation of all project components; compile project progress reports for donor partners.

  5. Provide technical knowledge/best practices on human rights monitoring and protection and chair the Human Rights Monitoring and Protection Consortium meetings.

  6. Enhance the capacity of the core project team to ensure data compiled through the project is analysed clearly, neutrally; presented and accessible to project partners, consistent with their evolving information requirements.

  7. Develop strategies and actions for engaging with local and national authorities to fulfil their obligations to protect citizens.

  8. Provide information, through the supervisor, to the Government of Zimbabwe (GoZ) and relevant Government institutions on aligning Zimbabwe’s migration laws and by-laws in line with the relevant Constitutional acquis.

  9. Assist in the creation of an inter-institutional data sharing mechanism that will enable the sharing and analysis of key human rights.

  10. Liaise with relevant units at HQs and RO in Pretoria about the implementation of the project.

  11. Assist the Chief of Mission in preparing periodic, mid-term and final reports for submission to the donors.

  12. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Human Rights, Political or Social Science, International Relations, Law 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.


• Experience in post-conflict situations and displaced persons;

• Experience in the humanitarian field, including experience in complex emergencies and with vulnerable populations and development assistance field;

• Sound knowledge of project development and managing projects, project design and budgeting and human resources management;

• Good knowledge and experience of Inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations mandates and programmes in the humanitarian responses, vulnerable populations, post conflict construction and development;

• Demonstrated experience in the humanitarian reform framework;

• Experience in migration data management.


Fluency in English 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 17 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 04.01.2018 to 17.01.2018

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