IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Read more about diversity and inclusion at IOM at www.iom.int/diversity.
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.
Job Title: Project Manager
For the purpose of this vacancy, the following are considered first-tier candidates:
1 Internal candidates
2. Candidates from the following non-represented member states:
Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba;
Djibouti; El Salvador; Fiji; Gabon; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy
See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Libya; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Paraguay; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines;
Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu
Second-tier candidates include:
All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states.
In June 2015, the Government of Ghana and the Government of the United States of America signed the first-ever Child Protection Compact (CPC) Partnership, a multi-year plan aimed at bolstering current efforts of the Government of Ghana and Ghanaian civil society to address child sex trafficking and forced child labor within Ghana and facilitates the award of up to $5 million in U.S. foreign assistance.
IOM Ghana provides comprehensive support to the Government of Ghana in combating human trafficking. Within the CPC framework, IOM Ghana is implementing a project in cooperation with the US Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (J/TIP Office) to support the Government of Ghana to establish a more holistic approach to significantly reduce child trafficking, and to enhance and make more effective the efforts to prevent child trafficking, prosecute and convict child traffickers and improve the quality of protection services for child victims.
Under the direct supervision of the IOM Ghana Chief of Mission and relevant units in Headquarters (HQs) and the Regional Office (RO) Dakar, and in close collaboration with other Counter-Trafficking programs in the mission.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the J/TIP project as follows:
- Manage the overall implementation of the project in a timely manner and be responsible for its financial, administrative, and technical oversight in line with IOM policies and practices as well as donor requirements;
- Monitor project progress to document and evaluate results, increase effectiveness and take appropriate action;
- Ensure established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are used by stakeholders to ensure a timely interagency response to suspected cases of child trafficking;
- Support relevant stakeholders in the provision of direct assistance to children victims of trafficking assisted at a Government managed shelter;
- Oversee the delivery of effective training, including Training of Trainers (ToT), to key government personnel within Ghana Police Service;
- Provide leadership, guidance, and training to program staff, interns and consultants;
- Establish and maintain strong partnerships with government entities, embassies, UNagencies, and other stakeholders in Ghana and the US;
- Create informational materials and ensure communication and visibility for all project components;
- Represent IOM at relevant seminars, meetings, and other events to promote project activities and disseminate results;
- Coordinate knowledge management within the project for monitoring and evaluation, team and organizational learning, reporting, and innovation;
- Prepare reports and ensure information exchange on operational aspects of the project between IOM, donors, and other stakeholders;
- Prepare and coordinate project close-out with donor and RO, including both financial and narrative reporting.
- Prepare and collate general and specific information on program activities as requested by donors/external parties, IOM Missions, HQs, and other internal counterparts; coordinate internal evaluation(s).
- Support other IOM Ghana counter-trafficking unit and activities with a view to strengthening processes and impact. Provide input into the development of mission and program-specific policies and strategies.
- Undertake site visits and duty travel as required.
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
- Master’s degree in International Development, Political or Social Sciences, International Relations, Law or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of progressively responsible relevant professional experience; or
- University degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience.
- Thorough knowledge of human trafficking including internal child trafficking in Africa;
- Experience in program management in the field of counter-trafficking, protection and/or migrants’ rights; this will preferably include experience working on a JTIP program;
- Ability to manage a complex programme with varied components;
- Operational and field experience in West Africa is of interest, including in the areas of project development, advocacy, and capacity-building;
- Excellent knowledge of migration management principles, concepts, and techniques.
- Experience in liaising with government counterparts and officials at the policy and senior management levels and in organizing stakeholder meetings and workshops;
- A thorough understanding and experience working with international human rights instruments, tools and standards with the adaptation and implementation the same in developing countries; • Good knowledge of Monitoring and Evaluation tools and methodologies.
IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.
For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an advantage.
1 Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (https://whed.net/home.php).
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 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: 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.
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.
The appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances