Programme Coordinator (Counter-Trafficking)

Deadline for application: 
29 Jan 2019
Country(s) that the job is based in: 
International Organization for Migration

Position Title : Programme Coordinator (Counter-Trafficking)

Duty Station : Kiev, Ukraine

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 : 29 January 2019

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 environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates are considered as first-tier candidates:

1. Internal candidates

2. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries:

Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Cook Islands, Cuba, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Fiji, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Grenada, Guyana, Iceland, Kiribati, Comoros, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Lao People's Democratic

Republic, Saint Lucia, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Paraguay, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Suriname, Sao Tome and Principe, Eswatini,

Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa


Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Mission, the successful candidate will provide oversight, supervision, project management and guidance to the IOM Ukraine Counter-Trafficking (CT) programme and staff.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that the implementation of counter-trafficking projects is performed at the highest level of quality and standards and that those projects are in line with IOM and donor guidelines and requirements.
  • Introduce best practices from the global IOM counter-trafficking portfolio.
  • Ensure that all projects are implemented in line with budgetary requirements.
  • Supervise counter-trafficking project staff in project implementation, monitoring, evaluation, reporting, liaison and networking.
  • Develop new counter-trafficking projects and expand existing projects in coordination with the
  • Project Support Unit (PSU) to ensure sustainability of the programme.
  • Work for the continuous improvement of results and effectiveness related to the counter-trafficking programmes, through improved monitoring and evaluation processes in collaboration with PSU and the Resources Management Unit.
  • Ensure the timely reporting to donors and internal IOM departments on project implementation and oversee staff allocated to such functions.
  • Liaise, promote information exchange, visibility and programme cooperation with donors, embassies, counterparts and partners such as UN agencies, other international organizations, non-governmental organizations and key governmental institutions, agencies and entities on counter-trafficking related matters.
  • Contribute to the planning and implementation of initiatives aimed at promoting IOM image and activities in the country.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, International Studies, Humanitarian and Development Studies 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 migration and counter-trafficking issues;

• Experience in project monitoring and evaluation as well as development, and in liaising with donors and other institutions;

• Knowledge of migration and human rights issues.


Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of Ukrainian, Russian, French and/or

Spanish is an advantage.

Desirable Competencies:


• 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.


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.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 29 January 2019 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please click here.

In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.

Posting period:

From 16.01.2019 to 29.01.2019

Requisition: VN2018/266(P)-ProgrammeCoordinator(Counter-Trafficking)(P3)-Kyiv,Ukraine (55746599) Released

Posting: Posting NC55746606 (55746606) Released


This project is funded by: