Programme Coordinator At International Organization for Migration

Position Title : Programme Coordinator

Duty Station : Lima, Peru

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P3

Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 21 July 2021

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. Candidates from the following non-represented member states:

Antigua and Barbuda; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Fiji; Gabon; 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.


Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) and in coordination with the Regional Office for South America in Buenos Aires and units at Headquarters (HQ), the successful candidate will be responsible for the coordination of the Country Office’s (CO)’s Migration Management and Emergencies Unit.

The incumbent will supervise timely development, implementation and monitoring of projects and activities of the CO in areas such as migrant’s assistance, operations, emergency response, labour migration, human trafficking, climate change and migration, among other areas. Particularly, the Programme Coordinator will supervise implementation of projects regarding the Venezuelan situation and lead a team for achieving main objectives of the Unit in accordance with IOM procedures and guidelines, as well as to oversee fundraising efforts for the CO.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Supervise the implementation of the Migration Management and Emergencies Unit’s activities in a timely manner, ensuring IOM procedures and guidelines are followed.
  2. Liaise with donors and relevant stakeholders, such as national government counterparts, implementing partners, civil society groups, national and international organizations, UN agencies and private sector entities to develop and strengthen key alliances.
  3. Identify risks and challenges to project implementation, take corrective or alternative measures and propose solutions in coordination with the CoM and the Regional Office in Buenos Aires.
  4. Ensure the Unit’s overall strategy, work plan and results matrix are complied with and/or adapted according to developments in Peru and/or the Region.
  5. Coordinate the drafting and timely submission of reporting on projects, review of monthly, quarterly and annual, interim and final narrative and financial reports, as well as other requests for information from IOM Peru donors and counterparts.
  6. Supervise and develop project proposals and identify potential sources of financing from traditional and non-traditional sources, in line with IOM’s overall strategy in the country and IOM global and regional resource mobilization strategy.
  7. In coordination with the CoM, represent IOM in the response to the Venezuela situation in close collaboration with UNHCR and the local platform for strong interagency collaboration.
  8. In coordination with the CoM, represent IOM in regional forums (as Quito Process, South American Migration Network, Ibero-American Network for Migration Authorities among others), interagency round tables (as Inter-ministerial Working Group for Migration management, Counter-trafficking Roundtable, among others), as well as in technical meetings.
  9. Coordinate with the Communications Officer for the preparation of communication materials, press notes, responses to requests for information from the media, and public events related to the Unit.
  10. Ensure proper administration and use of project resources, including the management of financial/budgetary planning in coordination with the Resource Management Officer. Ensure quality control of procedures and documents and lead proper follow-up, as necessary.
  11. Participate in the recruitment process and supervise national and international staff of the Unit, as well as the consultants and contractors in accordance with IOM procedures and regulations.
  12. Advise the CoM regarding relevant developments in the field of migration to ensure consistency between the Unit and other activities in the CO by becoming Focal Point for migration policy thematic areas (including MIGOF), SDGs, and the Global Pact for Migration.
  13. In coordination with the CoM, represent IOM at relevant seminars, conferences, UN meetings and interinstitutional task forces.
  14. Undertake regular travel duties related to the programme implementation, monitoring, assessments and evaluation.
  15. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, Law and/or International Relations or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or

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


• Experience in project formulation, implementation, and evaluation;

• Experience in humanitarian and counter-trafficking projects; and,

• Experience in liaising with governmental and diplomatic authorities as well as with national and international institutions.


• Familiarity with financial and business administration; and,

• Sound and proven understanding of internal and international migration issues in South America, the Andean Region and Peru.


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

External applicants for all positions in the Professional category are required to be proficient in English and have at least a working knowledge of one additional UN Language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Chinese).

For all applicants, fluency in English and Spanish 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 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 – behavioural 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.

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 21 July 2021 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 08.07.2021 to 21.07.2021

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.

Requisition: VN 2021 150 Programme Coordinator (P3) Lima, Peru (57077419) Released

Posting: Posting NC57077420 (57077420) Released

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