Country Coordinator Pakistan

International Centre for Migration Policy Development, Islamabad, Pakistan

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
17th September, 2017

Job Description

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:

  • Manages the day-to-day communication with the beneficiary country authorities and relevant stakeholders and ensures regular channels of communication with national officials;
  • Organises project activities on the ground in coordination with component managers and officers;
  • Participates in and closely monitors the effective implementation of activities with the beneficiary country and relevant stakeholders;
  • Provides technical input and advice to the beneficiary authorities and relevant stakeholders as concerns project activities;
  • Supports the experts, primarily short-term experts (STEs), on the ground and participates in their work;
  • Informs the project team regularly on relevant developments in the country and provides an assessment of likely impact on project implementation;
  • Supports the establishment of a project office in Pakistan and takes the overall responsibility for the administration of the office;
  • Monitors regularly office expenditures, ensures that budget allocations are not exceeded and expenses correctly allocated. Identifies resource deficiencies and informs Regional Coordinator;
  • Contributes to project reporting;
  • Represents ICMPD at conferences, seminars and workshops as needed;
  • Performs any other duties as required.

Essential Qualifications

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:

  • Substantial knowledge of the migration situation in Pakistan
  • Excellent knowledge of Urdu; knowledge of Pashto would be an asset
  • Excellent oral and written command of English, including the ability to prepare background papers, policy briefs, project reports and presentations
  • Demonstrated diplomatic and political understanding as well as networking skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, adaptability and flexibility
  • Analytical and drafting capacity - capacity to independently prepare reports and presentations
  • Good organisational skills including managing conflicting priorities and working with tight deadlines and demonstrated efficiency
  • Ability to work effectively with colleagues from different cultural and professional backgrounds
  • Previous experience with governmental and international organisations is an asset.

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.


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