Vacancies

Background:

Established in 1951, IOM -  the UN Migration Agency is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and 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.

Context:

Under the direct supervision of the Resource Management Officer (RMO) and the overall guidance of the Chief of Mission (CoM) and in close coordination with relevant units at HQ and Administration Centres in Manila (MAC) and Panama (PAC), the incumbent will provide specialized assistance and leadership to the Resource Management unit in the mission.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  1. Assist in monitoring and overseeing the financial management for all activities in the UK, including the oversight of financial expenditure and accountability; assist in undertaking financial analysis of projects in the Mission; assist in coordinating the preparation of donor financial reports.
  2. Provide technical support to project managers throughout the project cycle to promote compliance with IOM’s policies and procedures and any donor specific requirements.
  3. Assist in monitoring management of the treasury by forecasting cash flows according to activities in the Mission and ensuring daily control of funds disbursed.
  4. Assist in preparing annual budget for the Mission, monitoring budget control and analysing variances between budget and actual expenditures, and assist in the preparation of budgets for new programmes.
  5. Ensure that accounting data are properly entered in PRISM, in accordance with IOM financial rules and practices; maintain accurate records of PRISM entries.
  6. Carrying out month end closures, control of balance sheet accounts and ensuring compliance with the monthly accounts closure procedure.
  7. Assist in producing permanent instructions and procedures to complement or to adapt the general instructions of IOM, taking into consideration the volume of activity, staffing and the constraints and specific needs of the Mission, namely in the areas of general administration, and finance.
  8. Assist in training, guiding and supervising the finance/admin assistant staff.
  9. Liaise with relevant units at MAC and Regional office and ensure that donors’ financial reports are prepared and submitted to donor on time.
  10. Guide and support other units and staff on matters related to IOM administrative issues, donor requirements, local institutions and regulations with a view to increasing their effectiveness. 
  11. Assist in facilitating financial audit of projects in accordance with the donor agreements.
  12. Act as a back-up for the RMO in her absence.
  13. Perform such other duties as may be assigned by RMO and COM.

Behavioural

Creates a respectful office environment free of harassment and retaliation, and promotes the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA).

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms
  • Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders
  • Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others
  • Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience
  • Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services
  • Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others.
  • Planning and Organizing - plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
  • Professionalism -  displays mastery of subject matter
  • Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation.
  • Technological Awareness - displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;
  • Resource Mobilization - works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  1. Completed University degree from an accredited institution in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration.
  2. Professional certification as chartered accountant (CA) or certified public accountant (CPA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), or Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) will be a distinct advantage.
  3. Five years post qualification experience in finance, accounting, budgeting and business administration;
  4. Knowledge of IPSAS and SAP will be a distinct advantage;
  5. Ability to prepare clear and concise reports, supervise staff and coordinate administrative activities;
  6. High level of computer literacy, in particular experience in MS Excel and computerized accounting systems and software;
  7. Previous working experience with DFID and EC funded projects will be an added advantage.

Languages:

Fluency in both written and spoken English is required.

Method of Application:       

Please submit the completed personal history form (attached below, note it has several pages) with a cover letter not more than one page specifying the motivation for application to LondonHumanResources@iom.int. Please note that the post is subject to local recruitment. Only EU citizens or persons holding a valid residence or work permit for UK / EU will be eligible for consideration. Please quote reference no. “VN GB10 2017_10 Finance Manager + SURNAME” in the subject of your application email.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Closing Date: 22nd of September


Call for CVs

 for

CROSS – CULTURAL FACILITATORS

 

The International Organization for Migration in the United Kingdom (IOM UK) is an intergovernmental organization with 166 member states, with more than 400 field offices in over 150 countries. Established in 1951, IOM promotes humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. In the UK specifically, IOM works in resettlement, integration, counter-trafficking, diaspora and development, migrant assistance, migration policy and research, and community cohesion. More information is available at www.unitedkingdom.iom.int.

IOM, in close partnership with UNHCR, central and local government agencies, and civil society partners, has been facilitating the resettlement of refugees to the UK since 2004. Currently, IOM UK provides cultural orientation sessions for Syrian refugees prior to their arrival in the UK to enhance their integration process by providing them with accurate and relevant information about the UK.

IOM’s experience in numerous countries has found that integration is a two-way process, however, working best when both refugees and those in receiving communities have a good understanding of each other’s expectations, cultural differences, and practices. IOM UK launched its Syrian Information Sessions in May 2016 to increase local knowledge of the Syrian communities being resettled in the UK, and thus supporting strong, appropriate integration services. To date, the programme has delivered 35 sessions to nearly 900 participants across the UK.

With this Call for CVs, IOM UK invites United Kingdom residents with knowledge about Syria and Syrian culture, life, and society to apply for a consultancy position of Cross-Cultural Facilitator.  Cross-Cultural Facilitators will provide information sessions on Syria and Syrian refugees to local authorities and partners participating in the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement programme. We are looking for cross-cultural facilitators available on an on-call basis. Members of the Syrian community and female candidates are highly encouraged to apply for this exciting position.   

The duties and responsibilities of the Cross-Cultural Facilitator include:

  • Assist in the development and updating of high quality teaching materials, visual aids, handouts, and activities;
  • Confidently and proactively research and provide accurate information on Syrian culture and society to enhance information session content;
  • Provide Syrian country and culture information sessions to local authorities and their partners throughout the UK;
  • Ensure all arrangements are in place for each session, such as travel arrangements;
  • Write and submit reports following the delivery of each information session;
  • Maintain positive and professional relationships with local authorities and their partners;
  • Proactively communicate relevant feedback and opportunities received during information sessions to appropriate IOM staff;
  • Promote information sessions where appropriate;
  • Assist in other assigned and relevant tasks from time to time

Chosen facilitators must attend in-house training on content and teaching methodologies in information sessions, UK resettlement, and integration, as well as shadowing the lead facilitator, before delivering information sessions directly.

Personal refugee background or experience working with refugees is an advantage. Teaching experience is a vital asset.

Skills:

  1. Excellent knowledge of Syrian life and society through experience;
  2. Capable of working in a multicultural environment;
  3. Excellent communication skills (written and oral);
  4. Knowledgeable about interactive teaching methods;
  5. Excellent presentation skills; ability to present in public forums;
  6. Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information;
  7. Ability to make effective decisions under time pressure;
  8. Good level of computer literacy;
  9. Ability to work under pressure.

Languages:                   Fluent command of spoken and written English is a requirement. Fluent command of written and/or spoken Arabic is an advantage.

Cover letter with CV in English should be sent to:              londonhumanresources@iom.int            

Location:                       Throughout the United Kingdom                             

Date to commence:        When needed (on-call basis) starting mid-July 2017

Submission deadline:    Continuous call for CVs      

Qualified facilitators will be appropriately remunerated in this role.

Only EU citizens or persons holding a valid residence or work permit for UK/EU will be eligible for consideration. 

Please note that due to the high volume of applications, only short listed candidates will be contacted.