Vacancies


Background:

Established in 1951, IOM the UN Migration Agency 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.

Context:

Under the direct supervision of the Resource Management Officer and overall guidance of the Chief of Mission, and in close collaboration with units at IOM UK, Headquarters and Administrative Centres in Manila and Panama, the incumbent will assist in the Resource Management Unit. 

Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  1. Preparing and making payments to suppliers either by check or via the online bank system;
  2. Enter payments, receipts and non-cash vouchers in the accounting package, SAP;
  3. Ensures all supporting documentation and signatures are obtained before finalising payment vouchers;
  4. Maintain the London petty cash account;
  5. Assist in preparation of monthly / annual financial reports for the office and donor reports as requested;
  6. Maintaining the various project files and ensuring all necessary documents are completed before filling;
  7. Assist in preparation of project budget as requested;
  8. Assist in ensuring all IOM UK expenses are coded correctly to the right accounts and projects before month end processing;
  9. Assist in the month end closure ensuring relevant adjustments/expenses are prepared and correctly entered in the accounting package;
  10. Assist the administration and coordination of EC funded project, including gathering and reviewing of financial information and interim and final reports from partners. Monthly monitoring of IOM UK managed budgets identifying any over or under expenditures. Also ensure that charges made to the respective budgets are for activities funded under the respective project;
  11. Ensure that strict Internal Controls are complied with and maintained in all aspects of the organisation, and suggest improvements to streamlining/efficiencies;
  12. Bring to the attention of the supervisor any relevant financial and budgetary issues;
  13. Perform other related tasks as may be assigned.

Behavioural

Creates a respectful office environment free of harassment and retaliation, and promotes the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA).

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following 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 ( optional depending on position level)

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  1. Completed University Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business, a Professional certification in Accounting or equivalent an added advantage;
  2. At least 3 year experience in financial management, budgeting, accounting and reporting;
  3. Excellent knowledge of Microsoft package, SAP or previous experience working with accounting software;
  4. Good understanding of EC grants compliance requirements;
  5. Experience in monitoring expenditure and preparing financial reports for EC funded projects.

Languages:

  • English (Fluent)
  • Working knowledge of any other UN language an advantage

Method of Application:       

Please submit the completed personal history form (attached below, note it has several pages) with a cover letter not more than one page specifying the motivation for application to LondonHumanResources@iom.int. Please note that the post is subject to local recruitment. Only EU citizens or persons holding a valid residence or work permit for UK/EU will be eligible for consideration. Please quote reference no. "VN GB10 2017_08-Admin/Finance Assistant + SURNAME” in the subject of your application email.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Closing Date: 2nd of August 2017


Background:

Established in 1951, IOM the UN Migration Agency 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.

Context:

Under the direct supervision of the Project Coordinator (Migrant Assistance & Diaspora for Development) and the overall guidance of the Chief of Mission, and in close coordination with the Regional Office, the migrant assistance division in headquarters, relevant country offices, and external stakeholders, the incumbent will support with the development and implementation of human trafficking and modern slavery projects and activities for IOM UK. This includes establishing and managing strong partnerships with key stakeholders. 

Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  1. Provide specialised assistance in the implementation of human trafficking and modern slavery projects and activities in line with the strategy, organisational policies and procedures.
  2. Prepare project reports, internal periodic reports, and communication materials, including key advocacy messages, related to human trafficking and modern slavery.
  3. Monitor, analyse and summarise information on trends, policies, and general developments related to human trafficking and modern slavery in the UK and the region. Contribute to the formulation of internal or external responses in line with IOM’s strategy and mandate.
  4. Provide legal analysis of significant legal or policy changes related to or impacting on human trafficking and modern slavery, including potential implications for project activities. 
  5. Explore potential funding sources and partnerships among government and non-government donors, in line with strategic objectives. Draft and coordinate concept notes/project proposals based on needs and opportunities.
  6. Provide specialised assistance in the coordination of research projects focusing on human trafficking and modern slavery. Support IOM offices in Albania, Nigeria and Vietnam with activity implementation and ensure agreed research schedule is followed with quality outputs delivered on time.
  7. Lead on activities linked to data collection, both national and international, including promotion of the IOM counter-trafficking data collaborative in the UK
  8. Identify opportunities with Local Authorities, health care providers, NGOs, homeless charities and faith based groups to expand awareness-raising training activities. Provide input into training content, including the actual delivery of training when required. Assess impact of training.
  9. Represent IOM at national human trafficking and modern slavery forums; attend meetings and contribute as required to increase stakeholder understanding and knowledge of IOM’s projects, capacities and expertise.
  10. Liaise and maintain relationships with relevant stakeholders, including government departments, donors, civil society organisations, local authorities and the private sector.
  11. Perform any other duties as may be assigned.

Behavioural

Creates a respectful office environment free of harassment and retaliation, and promotes the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA).

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following 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

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • University degree in Law, International Relations, Social and Political Sciences, Development Studies, Migration Management, International Affairs, or any related discipline;
  • 5 years of relevant work experience in the fields of migration, refugees, development, victim support or humanitarian work, with at least 3 of those in the human trafficking and modern slavery sector;
  • Experience and proven track record in developing successful project proposals;
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience in legal / policy analysis and advocacy work, developing policy positions in the area of human trafficking and modern slavery and articulating these in papers, articles and social media, experience of legal practice in the UK an advantage;
  • Experience and proven track record in research projects on issues around human trafficking and modern slavery; field experience in Albania, Vietnam or Nigeria an advantage;
  • Sound political judgment, sensitivity and proven experience of engaging with and influencing decision makers;
  • Understanding and experience of the techniques and skills required for effective project management;
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills and proven experience of contributing to strategy development and implementation;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to successfully manage relationships to achieve goals;
  • Experience of representing organisations in high-level meetings.

Languages:

  • English (Fluent)
  • Working knowledge of any other UN language an advantage

Method of Application:       

Please submit the completed personal history form (attached below, note it has several pages) with a cover letter not more than one page specifying the motivation for application to LondonHumanResources@iom.int. Please note that the post is subject to local recruitment. Only EU citizens or persons holding a valid residence or work permit for UK/EU will be eligible for consideration. Please quote reference no. "VN GB10 2017_09 Senior Project Support-Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery + SURNAME” in the subject of your application email.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Closing Date: 2nd August 2017


Call for CVs

 for

CROSS – CULTURAL FACILITATORS

 

The International Organization for Migration in the United Kingdom (IOM UK) is an intergovernmental organization with 166 member states, with more than 400 field offices in over 150 countries. Established in 1951, IOM promotes humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. In the UK specifically, IOM works in resettlement, integration, counter-trafficking, diaspora and development, migrant assistance, migration policy and research, and community cohesion. More information is available at www.unitedkingdom.iom.int.

IOM, in close partnership with UNHCR, central and local government agencies, and civil society partners, has been facilitating the resettlement of refugees to the UK since 2004. Currently, IOM UK provides cultural orientation sessions for Syrian refugees prior to their arrival in the UK to enhance their integration process by providing them with accurate and relevant information about the UK.

IOM’s experience in numerous countries has found that integration is a two-way process, however, working best when both refugees and those in receiving communities have a good understanding of each other’s expectations, cultural differences, and practices. IOM UK launched its Syrian Information Sessions in May 2016 to increase local knowledge of the Syrian communities being resettled in the UK, and thus supporting strong, appropriate integration services. To date, the programme has delivered 35 sessions to nearly 900 participants across the UK.

With this Call for CVs, IOM UK invites United Kingdom residents with knowledge about Syria and Syrian culture, life, and society to apply for a consultancy position of Cross-Cultural Facilitator.  Cross-Cultural Facilitators will provide information sessions on Syria and Syrian refugees to local authorities and partners participating in the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement programme. We are looking for cross-cultural facilitators available on an on-call basis. Members of the Syrian community and female candidates are highly encouraged to apply for this exciting position.   

The duties and responsibilities of the Cross-Cultural Facilitator include:

  • Assist in the development and updating of high quality teaching materials, visual aids, handouts, and activities;
  • Confidently and proactively research and provide accurate information on Syrian culture and society to enhance information session content;
  • Provide Syrian country and culture information sessions to local authorities and their partners throughout the UK;
  • Ensure all arrangements are in place for each session, such as travel arrangements;
  • Write and submit reports following the delivery of each information session;
  • Maintain positive and professional relationships with local authorities and their partners;
  • Proactively communicate relevant feedback and opportunities received during information sessions to appropriate IOM staff;
  • Promote information sessions where appropriate;
  • Assist in other assigned and relevant tasks from time to time

Chosen facilitators must attend in-house training on content and teaching methodologies in information sessions, UK resettlement, and integration, as well as shadowing the lead facilitator, before delivering information sessions directly.

Personal refugee background or experience working with refugees is an advantage. Teaching experience is a vital asset.

Skills:

  1. Excellent knowledge of Syrian life and society through experience;
  2. Capable of working in a multicultural environment;
  3. Excellent communication skills (written and oral);
  4. Knowledgeable about interactive teaching methods;
  5. Excellent presentation skills; ability to present in public forums;
  6. Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information;
  7. Ability to make effective decisions under time pressure;
  8. Good level of computer literacy;
  9. Ability to work under pressure.

Languages:                   Fluent command of spoken and written English is a requirement. Fluent command of written and/or spoken Arabic is an advantage.

Cover letter with CV in English should be sent to:              londonhumanresources@iom.int            

Location:                       Throughout the United Kingdom                             

Date to commence:        When needed (on-call basis) starting mid-July 2017

Submission deadline:    Continuous call for CVs      

Qualified facilitators will be appropriately remunerated in this role.

Only EU citizens or persons holding a valid residence or work permit for UK/EU will be eligible for consideration.