Vacancy Announcement (VNMM080) 

 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 offices in Yangon and Kayah State, Myanmar. No. of VA No. Position Title Duty Station Closing Date position
VA/14/174 Training Project Assistant 7 Loikaw, Demawso, Hpaswang, Hpruso, Shadaw, Balawkhe, Mese 27‐Oct‐2014 Township, Kayah State VA/14/175 National Project Officer (Counter‐
Trafficking and Migrant Protection) 1 Yangon, Myanmar 31‐Oct‐2014 VA/14/176 Return and Reintegration Project Assistant 1 Yangon, Myanmar 31‐Oct‐2014 *Remark: VA/14/175 is for One Year Fixed‐Term contract and the rest vacancies are for the special short‐
term contracts.* 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 : [email protected] Note that the cover letter should clearly state the title of the position that is applied for. Only short‐listed candidates will be contacted. IOM Mission in Myanmar – Yangon
318‐A, Ahlone Road, Dagon Township, Yangon, Myanmar E‐mail: [email protected] • Website: Tel: +95‐1‐210588 • Fax extension 5010
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Return and Reintegration Project Assistant
Yangon, Myanmar
Programme Manager
Chief of Mission
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.
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 protectionrelated 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.
The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following technical and behavioural
 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
 Actively shares relevant information
 Clearly communicates, and listens to feedback on, changing priorities and
 Writes clearly and effectively, adapting wording and style to the intended
 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
 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
 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
 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
 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
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
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
Good level of computer literacy, including internet navigation and familiarity with
Microsoft Office applications.
Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Political or Social Science, International Relations,
Disaster Risk Reduction/Disaster Risk Management, Social Work, Psychology
and/or related field.
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.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both English and Myanmar.
Proficiency in a minority and/or regional language an advantage