Regional Programme Development Officer

International Organization for Migration(IOM), Brussels, Belgium

Skill Required:, Media and CommunicationProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
6th March, 2015

Job Description

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

 Keep abreast on funding trends, policies and strategic priorities and budgetary planning cycles related to European Commission (EC) financial instruments and thematic programmes.
 Analyze EU funding architecture; assist in the design of strategies for outreach, resource mobilization and liaison. Counsel on opportunities to engage in relevant EC processes and planning cycles (e.g. mid-term reviews of Country Strategy Papers).
 Support the design and formulation of systems for improved coordination and information sharing for identification of IOM-relevant funding opportunities for IOM missions worldwide.
 Assist in managing overall fundraising data and information. Prepare and maintain updated records and reports on a periodic basis and contribute to the preparation of the annual resource mobilization report and work plan.
 Contribute to the upgrading of internal project tracking procedures for EU-funded projects, including updating project databases as well as coordinating proposal and report reviews with relevant units at headquarters (HQs) and the Regional Offices.
 Provide technical assistance and guidance to IOM Country Offices and Regional Offices worldwide in the development of projects in response to EC calls for proposal and tenders, in compliance with donor requirements and priorities. Coordinate preparation and submission of high quality project proposals.
 Provide general guidance on/of EU-funded programmes for IOM missions worldwide. Review IOM Country Offices (COs) concept notes, programme fiches and reports, to ensure quality control and compliance with EC submission guidelines.
 Support the finalization of agreements with the EC. Advise and guide IOM COs with respect to EC requirements on visibility, verification missions, evaluations, etc.
 Assist the Head of PPSU to establish contacts and liaise with relevant external counterparts in the EU institutions on funding opportunities, project development/negotiations, and project implementation issues.
 As and when required, coordinate with relevant units at HQs and the Regional Offices (ROs) as well as external counterparts with regard to the preparation of briefing materials for high-level meetings and resource mobilisation.
 Develop and maintain contacts and networks with IOM national project developers to identify resource capacities and project development gaps, and to provide support.
 Support Regional Thematic Specialists (RTS) in the identification of thematic regional and multi-thematic funding opportunities.
 Contribute to the conceptualization and design of IOM Country Office projects in order to promote and implement IOM’s strategic priorities for the region, in line with the IOM Constitution, IOM Strategy, the Organization’s policies, thematic guidelines and the IOM Project Handbook and any national and/or regional strategies and priorities.
 Support SRPLO in providing programmatic assistance to IOM Missions involved in EU-funded programmes in Europe and worldwide.
 Act as a resource person on all aspects of project conceptualization for both the EEA Region and other ROs worldwide.
 Organise and provide training for IOM Country Offices related to project development and implementation as well as EU funding opportunities as required.
 As and when required undertake duty travel relating to project development, monitoring of project implementation and liaison with EU donor counterparts as required.
 Perform such other duties as may be assigned.


 Master’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, Business Administration, Migration Studies, International Relations and/ or Law 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 the field of migration issues both at policy and programme level;
 Knowledge of the EU structure and funding mechanisms is essential;
 Demonstrated expertise and experience in EC funding (from programming to compliance);
 Demonstrated high level of expertise within the thematic area relevant to project development;
 Experience in IOM project development and management;
 Knowledge of regional issues and specifics a distinct advantage.


 Fluency in English and French is required. Working knowledge of Spanish and German is an advantage.

How to apply:

 Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by March 06, 2015 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
 For further information, please refer to:
 In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly filled in and submitted with a cover letter not more than one page specifying the motivation for
 Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application in your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.


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