Project Manager

International Organization for Migration, Bujumbura, Burundi

Skill Required:, Policy/ Advocacy and CampaignProject Management
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
5th August, 2021

Job Description


Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission in Burundi, the direct supervision of the Migration Management Coordinator, and in coordination with the Senior Regional Migrant Protection and Assistance Specialist in the Regional Office for East and Horn of Africa in Nairobi, the successful candidate will be responsible for supporting with the implementation, monitoring and effective coordination of the Migrant Protection & Assistance (MPA) programme and activities of Burundi Country Office (CO), particularly related to Counter-Trafficking. The Project Manager (MPA) will also support in maintaining contacts with relevant government authorities and technical partners, and will also contribute to developing and promoting IOM's Migrant Protection policy in Burundi.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Act as primary Focal Point for all Migrant Protection and Assistance programming, support and coordinate all related activities in Burundi CO.
  • Coordinate the work and provide technical support to the MPA Programme staff, as well as to the Consultants recruited to support and/or undertake specific MPA activities.
  • Promote dialogue, information-sharing and cooperation among Government and non-governmental actors on MPA priority areas for cooperation for Burundi CO.
  • Contribute and support in the provision of direct assistance to victims of trafficking and other exploited persons with a focus on ensuring, to the extent possible, the physical safety and protection of victims of trafficking and other exploited persons, including but not limited to adapting case management and risk assessment practices.
  • Contribute and provide technical inputs in the design and delivery of training programming for government and civil society stakeholders, including law enforcement, immigration and government officials, as well as civil society organizations, on preventing and combating trafficking in persons, irregular migration, and protection of exploited persons.
  • Identify and, wherever possible, cultivate operational synergies within and between IOM projects and other organizations and agencies.
  • Provide accurate and timely monitoring and evaluation of assigned MPA projects, ensuring that all activities are properly tracked and recorded.
  • Supervise the work of the local Implementing Partners (IP) and related community-based organizations, including the contribution to the grant supervision of local IPs.
  • Coordinate and ensure the maintenance of project documentation and information.
  • Ensure that confidentiality and the right to privacy is maintained regarding confidential information as per IOM policy.
  • In accordance with structured reporting requirements, prepare regular project reports and donor reports according to donor requirements of all MPA Programme activities undertaken.
  • Coordinate the preparation of external correspondence and managing internal correspondence.
  • Contribute to the design, development, and fundraising for new MPA projects.
  • Participate at the relevant stakeholder meetings in Burundi, provide presentations and conduct training briefings, as required.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in Social Science, Law, Human Rights, International Affairs or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or
  • University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.


  • Experience and excellent knowledge of the thematic area, including the international legal framework and rights-based approaches;
  • Experience in liaising with governmental authorities, other national/international institutions and NGOs;
  • Relevant experience with an International Governmental Organization a distinct advantage; and,
  • Working experience in the Region is an advantage.


  • Good knowledge of project formulation, administration and evaluation techniques and practices;
  • Good level of computer literacy, including database applications;
  • Ability to supervise staff and coordinate administrative activities;
  • Excellent written, communication and negotiation skills;
  • Personal commitment, efficiency, flexibility, drive for results; and,
  • Capacity to work effectively and harmoniously within a team of colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds.


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


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