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National Project Officer (Counter-Trafficking and Migrant Protection)

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Organization : International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Type : Nonprofits / องค์กรไม่แสวงหาผลกำไร
Date : 24 Oct 2014
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Vacancy Announcement (VNMM080)

 

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) office in Yangon, a Geneva-based international organization with over 150 offices world-wide, is seeking qualified professionals to join the IOM office in Yangon, Myanmar.

 

VA No.

Position Title

No. of position

Duty Station

VA/14/175 National Project Officer (Counter-Trafficking and Migrant Protection)

1 position in Yangon, Myanmar

VA/14/176 Return and Reintegration Project Assistant

1 position in  Yangon, Myanmar

*Remark: VA/14/175 is for One Year Fixed-Term contract and VA/14/176 is for the special short-term contract.*

Interested candidates are invited to submit an application letter and an updated CV with a maximum length of 3 pages including names and contact details of 3 referees (copies of certificates and further documents are not required at this stage) to below address;

International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Mission in Myanmar – Yangon Office

318-A, Ahlone Road, Dagon Township, Yangon, Myanmar

Tel Land Line      :  +95-1-210 588

Tel CDMA            :  09 7323 6679, 09 7323 6680

Fax                         :  + 95-1-210588 (Ext: 5010)                         

Email                     : hryangon@iomint

 

Application deadline: 31 October 2014 (Friday)

 

Note that the cover letter should clearly state the title of the position that is applied for. Only short‐listed candidates will be contacted.

 

Terms of Reference

 

I. Position Information

Position title : National Project Officer (Counter-Trafficking and Migrant Protection)

Position grade : NO-A

Duty station : Yangon, Myanmar

Seniority band: III

Job family: Operations

Organizational unit : Counter-Trafficking

Position number : TBD

Position rated :TBD

Subject to rotation : TBD

 

Reporting directly to : Programme Manager

Overall supervision by : Chief of Mission

Managerial responsibility : No

Directly reporting staff : None

 

II. Organizational Context and Scope

IOM has been cooperating with the Government of Myanmar to combat trafficking in persons since 2007 through its Counter-Trafficking and Migrant Protection Unit. In cooperation with the Central Body for the Suppression of Trafficking in Persons (CBTIP), the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Department for Social Welfare, IOM has focused its efforts to improve the technical capacity of key government agencies to provide care to returned Myanmar victims of trafficking, and to strengthen Myanmar’s cross-border operational cooperation on victim assistance with Thailand, China and other countries in the region.

IOM is presently aiming to put into place a comprehensive framework of vulnerability reduction and protection for victims along Myanmar’s long eastern border regions with Thailand and China. IOM’s programming in 2014-2015 will target assistance to victims of trafficking, unaccompanied minors, stranded migrants and internal migrants vulnerable to exploitation and abuse. Counter-trafficking programming will include exploring increased assistance to men trafficked for forced labour from Myanmar, assistance to victims of trafficking in conflict-affected zones of Myanmar, and an expansion of rehabilitation services to victims of trafficking through capacitating Myanmar’s emerging civil society organizations to actively address the protection needs of vulnerable migrants and trafficked persons.

III. Responsibilities and Accountabilities

 

Under the direct supervision of the Programme Officer in the Counter-Trafficking and Migrant Protection (CT & MP) Unit, and the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission, the National Project Officer (NPO) shall be responsible for high-level management support for the implementation of programmes and projects in the Unit. He/she shall play a prominent role in developing IOM’s technical lead in the areas of counter-trafficking and migrant protection in Myanmar, working closely to promote cooperation with government counterparts, UN/INGO partners and Myanmar’s civil society and non-government organizations, and supporting the development of new activities. He/she shall be directly involved in providing technical assistance and training on concepts and good practices related to the protection of victims of trafficking and migrants for government officials and NGO partners in forums that include national meetings, training workshops, and bilateral events. The NPO is also expected to play a significant role in supporting the Programme Manager to develop technical content for guidelines, training curriculums and presentations in the areas of counter-trafficking and migrant protection, and will continually build his/her expertise in these areas.

 

Support the overall management and implementation of project activities in line with agreed project documents, timelines, indicators, results and other project requirements, in support of the Programme Manager for the CT and MP Unit;

 

Draft and develop technical content for a range of products for IOM’s internal purposes and for government counterparts and NGO partners. This may include, though not limited to, technical guidance notes on key areas of victim/migrant protection, briefing documents on key policy areas relevant to CT and MP, reports on technical discussions

 

Provide training to government officials, NGO partners and IOM field staff in various technical areas of CT and MP. This will include planning, developing, delivering and evaluating training events at national, state/region and township levels, as well as at national and bilateral meetings. In this capacity, the NPO will act as both lead trainer and technical specialist;

 

Support capacity-building and technical assistance to government officials and departments who hold roles and responsibilities in the area of direct assistance to victims of trafficking and other vulnerable migrants. Promote sound principles and good practices of victim protection in the course of providing technical and operational support;

 

Support the development of new activities and projects in the area of CT and MP, in close coordination with the head of the CT & MP Unit and the Chief of Mission. Support liaison with government, UN and NGO counterparts and partners in the development of new activities, programmes and projects;

 

Provide substantive and administrative support to national, region/state and other meetings, conferences, workshops, seminars, etc., including developing background papers, proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, and managing logistics with the assistance of project staff;

 

Support the development and implementation of IOM research activities in the areas of counter-trafficking and migrant protection, acting occasionally as the lead researcher, having familiarity on relevant research methodologies and training IOM staff on these, coordinating research activities at field level, supporting the translation of research findings, and contributing to their analysis and final presentation;

 

Assist in the preparation of monthly and quarterly work plans of the CT & MP Unit, as well as reporting to donors and national counterparts;

 

Support monitoring and evaluation of activities managed by the CT & MP Unit, including maintenance of relevant data on projects, tracking project indicators, and supporting internal and external evaluations of IOM activities;

 

Work closely with the Government of Myanmar, United Nations agencies, and NGOs in support of IOM project implementation and to identify opportunities for partnership and cooperation. Establish and maintain regular and constructive liaison with relevant national, state/region and township authorities, and maintain effective coordination with local and international partners in the NGO community and the UN. Support the promotion of IOM activities among all counterparts and partners;

 

Participate in technical and coordination groups at the national level involving government, UN and NGO partners, specifically the Human Trafficking Working Group and the COMMIT Task Force, and attend relevant Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon and region/state-level meetings relevant to IOM’s programming in the areas of CT and MP;

 

Undertake national and international duty trips to support the CT and MP Unit’s functions related to technical support and training, research, operational support, evaluation and liaison; and

 

Perform any other duties, as may be required.

 



 

IV. Competencies

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following technical and behavioural competencies

Behavioural

 

Accountability

Accepts and gives constructive criticism

Follows all relevant procedures, processes, and policies

Meets deadline, cost, and quality requirements for outputs

Monitors own work to correct errors

Takes responsibility for meeting commitments and for any shortcomings

 

Client Orientation

Identifies the immediate and peripheral clients of own work

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with clients

Identifies and monitors changes in the needs of clients, including donors, governments, and project beneficiaries

Keeps clients informed of developments and setbacks

 

Continuous Learning

Contributes to colleagues' learning

Demonstrates interest in improving relevant skills

Demonstrates interest in acquiring skills relevant to other functional areas

Keeps abreast of developments in own professional area

 

Communication

Actively shares relevant information

Clearly communicates, and listens to feedback on, changing priorities and procedures

Writes clearly and effectively, adapting wording and style to the intended

audience

Listens effectively and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience

 

Creativity and Initiative

Actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services

Expands responsibilities while maintaining existing ones

Persuades others to consider new ideas

Proactively develops new ways to resolve problems

 

Leadership and Negotiation

Convinces others to share resources

Actively identifies opportunities for and promotes organizational change

Presents goals as shared interests

Articulates vision to motivate colleagues and follows through with commitments

 

Performance Management

Provides constructive feedback to colleagues

Identifies ways for their staff to develop their abilities and careers

Provides fair, accurate, timely, and constructive staff evaluations

Uses staff evaluations appropriately in recruitment and other relevant HR

procedures

Holds directly reporting managers accountable for providing fair, accurate, timely, and constructive staff evaluations

 

Planning and Organizing

Sets clear and achievable goals consistent with agreed priorities for self and others

Identifies priority activities and assignments for self and others

Organizes and documents work to allow for planned and unplanned handovers

Identifies risks and makes contingency plans

Adjusts priorities and plans to achieve goals

Allocates appropriate times and resources for own work and that of team members

 

Professionalism

Masters subject matter related to responsibilities

Identifies issues, opportunities, and risks central to responsibilities

Incorporates gender-related needs, perspectives, and concerns, and promotes equal gender participation

Persistent, calm, and polite in the face of challenges and stress

Treats all colleagues with respect and dignity

Works effectively with people from different cultures by adapting to relevant cultural contexts

Knowledgeable about and promotes IOM core mandate and migration solutions

 

Teamwork

Actively contributes to an effective, collegial, and agreeable team environment

Contributes to, and follows team objectives

Gives credit where credit is due

Seeks input and feedback from others

Delegates tasks and responsibilities as appropriate

Actively supports and implements final group decisions

Takes joint responsibility for team's work

 

Technological Awareness

Learns about developments in available technology

Proactively identifies and advocates for cost-efficient technology solutions

Understands applicability and limitation of technology and seeks to apply it to appropriate work

 

Resource Mobilization

Establishes realistic resource requirements to meet IOM needs

 

Technical

Effectively interfaces with government officials of appropriate level on matters related to substantive migration issues and the work of IOM

Effectively applies knowledge of migration issues within organizational context

Correctly frames migration issues within their regional, global, and political context

Experience in facilitating trainings and meetings at national and sub-national levels;

Teamwork-oriented, proactive and demonstrated ability to work independently and under pressure;

Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from various cultures and professional backgrounds;

Ability to undertake regular travel to project sites and work under challenging conditions;

Good level of computer literacy, including internet navigation and familiarity with

Microsoft Office applications;

 

V. Education and Experience

Myanmar national and post-graduate degree in Political or Social Science, International Relations, Public Management or related field;

Minimum 5 years of experience in project implementation and management;

Minimum 5 years of experience in delivering capacity building and trainings to government officials and NGOs;

Minimum 3 years of experience in counter-trafficking, labour migration, human rights advocacy, protection and/or related field.

 

VI. Languages

Required

Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both English and Myanmar;

Advantageous

Proficiency in a minority and/or regional language an advantage

 

Terms of Reference

I. Position Information

Position title : Return and Reintegration Project Assistant

Position grade

Duty station : Yangon, Myanmar

Seniority band: III

Job family: Operations

Organizational unit: Counter-Trafficking

Position number : TBD

Position rated : TBD

Subject to rotation : TBD

Reporting directly to : Programme Manager

Overall supervision by : Chief of Mission

Managerial responsibility : No

Directly reporting staff : None

 

II. Organizational Context and Scope

IOM has been cooperating with the Government of Myanmar to combat trafficking in persons since 2007 through its Counter-Trafficking and Migrant Protection Unit. In cooperation with the Central Body for the Suppression of Trafficking in Persons (CBTIP), the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Department for Social Welfare, IOM has focused its efforts to improve the technical capacity of key government agencies to provide care to returned Myanmar victims of trafficking, and to strengthen Myanmar’s cross-border operational cooperation on victim assistance with Thailand, China and other countries in the region. IOM is presently aiming to put into place a comprehensive framework of vulnerability reduction and protection for victims along Myanmar’s long eastern border regions with Thailand and China.

IOM’s programming in 2014-2015 will target assistance to victims of trafficking, unaccompanied minors, stranded migrants and internal migrants vulnerable to exploitation and abuse. Counter-trafficking programming will include exploring increased assistance to men trafficked for forced labour from Myanmar, assistance to victims of trafficking in conflict-affected zones of Myanmar, and an expansion of rehabilitation services to victims of trafficking through capacitating Myanmar’s emerging civil society organizations to actively address the protection needs of vulnerable migrants and trafficked persons.

III. Responsibilities and Accountabilities

 

Under the direct supervision of the Programme Manager, and the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission, the candidate will:

 

Support the Programme Manager and the National Project Officer to document issues and challenges encountered in assisting victims of trafficking in Myanmar, and help to develop technical solutions to problems encountered in the functioning of victim protection systems;

Conducting bilateral case work at Myanmar and Thai shelters assisting Myanmar victims of trafficking, in support of IOM’s technical assistance to the formal government-to-government (G-G) repatriation system;

To support the successful reintegration of some of the most vulnerable cases of human trafficking, provide follow-up case work with a select number of victims of trafficking who have returned from abroad, including conducting needs assessments, developing care plans, facilitating referrals to other services, providing psycho-social support, and monitoring and evaluating the successful reintegration of victim cases;

Support the Programme Manager and National Project Officer in conducting trainings for government counterparts, NGOs, and media, including support to organise training workshops and delivering training sessions on protection-related themes;

Maintain data records on IOM and Government assistance to victims of human trafficking, as well as supporting government counterparts in their management of victim data at the national level;

Support the Programme Manager and National Project Officer in managing Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) cases, including follow-up with clients for reintegration support;

Conduct government liaison with IOM’s counterparts at the national, region/state and township levels, in support of IOM’s project implementation;

Support the administration of IOM’s Counter-Trafficking Unit;

Undertake duty travel on a regular basis, in support of the objectives of the abovementioned two projects;

Any other tasks that may be necessary.

 

IV. Competencies

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following technical and behavioural competencies

Behavioural

Accountability

Accepts and gives constructive criticism

Follows all relevant procedures, processes, and policies

Meets deadline, cost, and quality requirements for outputs

Monitors own work to correct errors

Takes responsibility for meeting commitments and for any shortcomings

 

Client Orientation

Identifies the immediate and peripheral clients of own work

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with clients

Identifies and monitors changes in the needs of clients, including donors, governments, and project beneficiaries

Keeps clients informed of developments and setbacks

 

Continuous Learning

Contributes to colleagues' learning

Demonstrates interest in improving relevant skills

Demonstrates interest in acquiring skills relevant to other functional areas

Keeps abreast of developments in own professional area

 

Communication

Actively shares relevant information

Clearly communicates, and listens to feedback on, changing priorities and procedures

Writes clearly and effectively, adapting wording and style to the intended audience

Listens effectively and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience

 

Creativity and Initiative

Actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services

Expands responsibilities while maintaining existing ones

Persuades others to consider new ideas

Proactively develops new ways to resolve problems

 

Leadership and Negotiation

Convinces others to share resources

Actively identifies opportunities for and promotes organizational change

Presents goals as shared interests

Articulates vision to motivate colleagues and follows through with commitments

 

Performance Management

Provides constructive feedback to colleagues

Identifies ways for their staff to develop their abilities and careers

Provides fair, accurate, timely, and constructive staff evaluations

Uses staff evaluations appropriately in recruitment and other relevant HR procedures

Holds directly reporting managers accountable for providing fair, accurate, timely, and constructive staff evaluations

 

Planning and Organizing

Sets clear and achievable goals consistent with agreed priorities for self and others

Identifies priority activities and assignments for self and others

Organizes and documents work to allow for planned and unplanned handovers

Identifies risks and makes contingency plans

Adjusts priorities and plans to achieve goals

Allocates appropriate times and resources for own work and that of team members

 

Professionalism

Masters subject matter related to responsibilities

Identifies issues, opportunities, and risks central to responsibilities

Incorporates gender-related needs, perspectives, and concerns, and promotes equal gender participation

Persistent, calm, and polite in the face of challenges and stress

Treats all colleagues with respect and dignity

Works effectively with people from different cultures by adapting to relevant cultural contexts

Knowledgeable about and promotes IOM core mandate and migration solutions

 

Teamwork

Actively contributes to an effective, collegial, and agreeable team environment

Contributes to, and follows team objectives

Gives credit where credit is due

Seeks input and feedback from others

Delegates tasks and responsibilities as appropriate

Actively supports and implements final group decisions

Takes joint responsibility for team's work

 

Technological Awareness

Learns about developments in available technology

Proactively identifies and advocates for cost-efficient technology solutions

Understands applicability and limitation of technology and seeks to apply it to appropriate work

 

Resource Mobilization

Establishes realistic resource requirements to meet IOM needs

 

Technical

Effectively interfaces with government officials of appropriate level on matters related to substantive migration issues and the work of IOM;

 

Effectively applies knowledge of migration issues within organizational context;

 

Correctly frames migration issues within their regional, global, and political context;

 

Teamwork-oriented, proactive and demonstrated ability to work independently and under pressure;

 

Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from various cultures and professional backgrounds;

 

Ability to undertake regular travel to project sites and work under challenging conditions;

 

Good level of computer literacy, including internet navigation and familiarity with

Microsoft Office applications.

V. Education and Experience

Education

Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Political or Social Science, International Relations, Disaster Risk Reduction/Disaster Risk Management, Social Work, Psychology and/or related field.

 

Experience

Proven knowledge of anti-human trafficking, migration, social work, assistance to vulnerable persons, and/or protection fields;

Experience of managing activity implementation in the above fields;

Experience in capacity-building and trainings for government officials and NGOs;

Experiencing working directly with and supporting vulnerable migrants.

 

VI. Languages

Required

Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both English and Myanmar.

Advantageous

Proficiency in a minority and/or regional language an advantage

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