Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
Country Coordinator Pakistan
Improving Migration Management in the Silk Routes Countries
Posting date: 25.08.2017
Deadline for applications: 17.09.2017
Duty station: Islamabad, Pakistan
Start date: 01.10.2017
Contract duration: 46 months – 40 h/week
Eligible nationalities: All nationalities, residents of Pakistan
The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), an international organisation with its headquarters in Vienna, Austria, is looking for qualified candidates to fill the above-mentioned position.
The project ‘Improving Migration Management in the Silk Routes Countries’ (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq and Pakistan) aims at maximising the development potential of migration and mobility within the Silk Routes region and towards major labour receiving countries. It also aims to establish comprehensive regional responses to migration and mobility with full respect of human rights and protection of migrants.
The project pursues a three tier approach: Policy dialogue at senior level which shall ensure the commitment and support for the concrete activities and objectives; a Silk Routes Facility containing a demand driven mechanism responding to the short-term technical assistance needs as well as facility for implementation of larger-scale projects; and three Flagship Initiatives, focusing on the establishment of Migrant Resource Centres (MRCs), regional law enforcement cooperation and protection of migrants’ rights.
The successful candidate will work as Country Coordinator for Pakistan within the framework of the above project. The incumbent will be responsible for organisation and coordination of activities with the beneficiary authorities and relevant stakeholders in Pakistan as well as monitoring their effective implementation and reporting. The incumbent should be a strong networker and liaise with ease with partners and collaborators in an international environment.
The Country Coordinator reports to the Regional Coordinator – Silk Routes, based in Vienna and works in coordination with the Component Managers responsible for various parts of the project based in Vienna and Islamabad.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Regional Coordinator – Silk Routes, the incumbent will be responsible for the following tasks:
Education: University degree (Bachelor’s degree or higher) in international relations, law, development studies, economics, social or political science, migration studies or related field.
Experience: A minimum of seven years relevant work experience at national or international level.
Knowledge, skills, abilities:
ICMPD Core Values: Commitment, integrity, partnership, respect, and innovation in actions and decisions.
Remuneration: ICMPD offers an attractive remuneration package, and participation in the ICMPD Provident Fund and Health Insurance Scheme. Additional benefits include six weeks’ annual leave and, where applicable, a dependency rate.