National Programme Officer-Labour Migration and Human Development (LHD) at International Organization for Migration (IOM): (Deadline 18 August 2020)

National Programme Officer-Labour Migration and Human Development (LHD) at International Organization for Migration (IOM): (Deadline 18 August 2020)
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National Programme Officer-Labour Migration and Human Development (LHD) at International Organization for Migration (IOM): (Deadline 18 August 2020)


Open to Internal & External candidates

 Position Title

National Programme Officer-Labour Migration and

Human Development (LHD)

 Organizational Unit

 Programme Department

Duty Station

IOM Kigali, Rwanda


National Officer Staff, Grade NOA (UN Salary Scale for NO staff)

Type of Appointment

One- year fixed term with the possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date

As soon as possible

 Closing Date

 August 18, 2020

Reference Code

VN2020/06 – RW

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and 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. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered first-tier candidates.


Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Mission, and in close coordination with the Programme Support Coordinator, the incumbent will be responsible and accountable for the coordination of all activities under the Mission’s Labour Migration and Human development portfolio, including financial management.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate all Labour Migration and Human Development (LHD) projects’ activities.
  1. Contribute to the design and development of new LHD programmes.
  1. Identify potential emerging priorities including challenges and revisions in projects as necessary, to improve the project relevance and impact.
  1. Provide and participate in capacity building activities on migration management: labor migration; international migration law; diaspora engagement; migration and development, etc.
  1. As part of the LHD portfolio, carry out sensitization campaigns on safe migration mobility and diaspora engagement in Rwanda and abroad.
  1. Contribute to the planning, organization, and delivery of training workshops to strengthen the capacities of beneficiaries both human and institutional on migration management and development.
  1. Maintain strong working relations with the Government of Rwanda; One UN; Civil Society Organizations, Local Government, and the Private Sector. This also includes relevant Rwanda’s Diplomatic Missions abroad.
  1. Provide support to regional initiatives on migration management.
  1. Draft relevant sections of project narrative and budget reports including project monitoring reports.
  1. Supervise all LHD project staff. Provide administrative coordination for consultants and follow up on their deliveries.
  1. Promote the work of IOM within Rwanda and through effective coordination with stakeholders for visibility of the organization.
  1. Attend different UN coordination meetings.
  1. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience


  • Master’s degree in social or political sciences, law or related field from an accredited academic institution; or
  • University degree in the above fields with two years of relevant professional experience 


  • Work experience liaising with government authorities, other national/international institutions
  • Experience working with an international organization / UN agency or international NGO and knowledge of migration issues would be a distinct advantage.


Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French and Kinyarwanda is an added advantage

Required Competencies

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:


The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:


  • Inclusion and respect for diversity respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency maintain high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
  • Professionalism: demonstrates the ability to work in a composed, competent, and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies – behavioral indicators level 2

  • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
  • Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action-oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge, and innovate.
  • Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
  • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way

Managerial Competencies – behavioral indicators level 2

  • Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example, and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.
  • Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
  • Strategic thinking and vision: work strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.


The appointment will be subject to certification by the Organization’s (IOM’s) Medical Officer, based on medical examination(s), that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa, and authorizations by the Government of Rwanda, where applicable.

This application is open to all Rwandese citizen and any other foreign national as long as such an applicant has a right of residence and right to work in Rwanda at the time of application (IOM will not be responsible in securing such Visas or authorizations from the Government of Rwanda, any applicant of foreign nationality must provide authentic certification from Government of Rwanda in regard to the right of residency and right to work in Rwanda at the time of application).

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications to [email protected] by 18 August 2020 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

The subject of your e-mail MUST indicate the Position title, reference code, and the candidates’ names.

In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM will only accept applications which should include a cover letter (not more than one page) and complete Personal History Form (PHF) highlighting the required education and experience

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Posting period:

From 05.08.2020 to 18.08.2020

Personal History Form (PHF)195e6616415ae36079a84324a3f34336 (1)



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