Senior Regional Programme Manager (IBM) at IOM Rwanda: (Deadline 8 October 2020)

Senior Regional Programme Manager (IBM) at IOM Rwanda: (Deadline 8 October 2020)
  • Full Time
  • Rwanda

IOM Rwanda

IOM Rwanda

Senior Regional Programme Manager (IBM) at IOM Rwanda: (Deadline 8 October 2020)

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 work environment. Read more about diversity and inclusion at IOM at

Applications are welcome from first- and second-tier candidates, particularly qualified female candidates as well as applications from the non-represented member countries of IOM. For all IOM vacancies, applications from qualified and eligible first-tier candidates are considered before those of qualified and eligible second-tier candidates in the selection process.

For the purpose of this vacancy, the following are considered first-tier candidates:

  1. Internal candidates
  2. External female candidates:
  3. Candidate from the following non-represented member states:

Antigua and Barbuda; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Djibouti; Fiji; Gabon; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Luxembourg; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu

Second tier candidates include:

All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states of IOM and female candidates.


Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission and in coordination with the Regional Thematic Specialists for IBM, the successful candidate will be responsible for the overall management and implementation of the IOM component of the European Union 11th EDF Great Lakes Programme. The overall EU 11th EDF Great Lakes programme is a regional, multi-year, multi-partner project funded by the EU Trust Fund for Africa.

This multi-year project is implemented in the following countries – the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda. The programme will focus on the Rusizi II border control point between the DRC and Rwanda, implementing OSBP best practices.

The main objectives of this programme are to increase cross-border trade and reduce inter-community tensions between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The actions aim at strengthening the economic integration and social cohesion of the cross-border communities of the DRC and Rwanda through joint management of a border crossing, the streamlining of movements of people and goods, the provision of infrastructure and services, and improved communication between and within border organizations and between the two countries; while improving the level of security and safety of the cross-border covered area. This action will benefit 3 million people living in the Greater Bukavu in the DRC and in Rusizi in Rwanda.

The Senior Regional Programme Manager (Immigration and Border Management) will be working in close conjunction with Trade Mark East Africa (TMEA): a non-profit organization, promoting the economic and commercial sector in East Africa and reinforcing and securing efficient infrastructures with regard to border trade. TMEA has relevant operational experience of One Stop Border Posts (OSBP) and in July 2017 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with IOM.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Implement IOM’s migration management components of the 11th EDF programme including monitoring and assessing project implementation activities and take corrective or alternative action for improvement and success.
  2. Identify and implement a specific set of initiatives to enhance the migration and trade nexus, including establishing and/or enlarging social cohesion and community engagement mechanisms that can contribute to the economic and psychosocial wellbeing of cross-border traders in the concerned communities of the action.
  3. In liaison with relevant IOM units, including RO Brussels, RO Nairobi and IOM Rwanda Resources Management Unit, exercise administrative, operational and financial management responsibility for the project.
  4. Ensure all narrative and financial reporting requirements are met in a timely manner including the submission of financial, interim and final reports and updates to the donor covering all IOM activities under the EU project in accordance with IOM and donor requirements.
  5. Maintain a strong partnership with Trade Mark East Africa (TMEA) and ensure synergies between all project activities in order to enhance the socio-economic impact of the action.
  6. Maintain/establish strong partnerships and collaboration with implementing partners, DRC and Rwandese authorities, the EU, International NGOs, CSOs, community leaders and other relevant stakeholders, including the regular meetings of the project steering committee.
  7. Ensure the sharing of information, and the collection of best practices. Ensure the reflection and integration of new modalities, policies and practices, and methods for evaluation to improve the effectiveness and appropriateness of the action.
  8. Supervise and direct project and other programme staff; oversee and coordinate, as required, the recruitment of programming staff and consultants.
  9. Ensure synergies with other ongoing relevant programmatic and project activities.
  10. Ensure appropriate coordination with and amongst respective RTS and information sharing within the Regional Office and Country Missions involved in the implementation of projects.
  11. Coordinate, organize and represent the Organization in donor and partner meetings, seminars and workshops as required.
  12. Ensure relevant visibility for the action in line with EU visibility requirements.
  13. Participate in or lead field missions and other duty travel relating to project implementation, monitoring and assessment, liaison with counterparts, and problem solving. Advise and guide project staff, donors, local authorities and other project partners to achieve project objectives.
  14. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, Business Administration, Migration Studies, International Relations, Law or a related field from an accredited academic institution with seven years of relevant professional experience; or

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

• Studies in the National Border or Police Academy of country of residence may be considered an equivalent diploma with nine years of relevant professional experience.


• Experience in the field of migration issues, including operational and field experience, IOM project development, and management;

• Experience of regional issues is a distinct advantage.


• Knowledge of EU project requirements;

• Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation;

• Demonstrated high level of expertise in the thematic areas relevant to the project – specifically IBM, Cross-Border Trade and Social Cohesion;

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

• Excellent report writing skills and level of computer literacy;

• Ability to interpret information and identify and analyze problems.


IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.

For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of French is an advantage.

Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.


Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (

Required Competencies:

Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:

• Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.

• Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.

• Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 3

• 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 – behavioural indicators level 3

• 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: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.

IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.…

Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.


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.

This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations. Recommended candidates endorsed by the Appointments and Postings Board will remain eligible to be appointed in a similar position for a period of 24 months.

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.

Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 08 October 2020 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


For further information please refer to:

Posting period:

From 25.09.2020 to 08.10.2020

No Fees:

IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.

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