Senior Programme Manager (Immigration and Border Health Management) – Maldives – ReliefWeb

Position Title: Senior Programme Manager (Immigration and Border Health Management)
Duty Station: Male, Maldives
Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P4
Type of Appointment: Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
Closing Date: 17 October 2022
Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, 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.
Under the overall supervision of the Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok, Thailand and the direct supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Sri Lanka and Maldives, and in coordination with the relevant Units in RO Bangkok and Headquarters (HQ), the Senior Programme Manager (Immigration and Border Health Management) will be responsible for the development, planning, implementation, financial oversight, coordination and the monitoring and evaluation of the project to “Enhance Border Management Capacity for Responding to Infectious Diseases in Southwest Asia”.
The project is designed to support secure and safe operations at Points of Entries (PoEs) to augur international travel, boost traveler confidence and prompt a return to pre-pandemic levels of cross-border mobility; the project will address gaps in passenger processing and health screening systems through a combination of new technology, infrastructure, procedures, training, and renovation works.
This will streamline the management of traveller information, reduce waiting times, implement contactless processes and procedures by border control personnel. The project will also institute infection prevention measures and emergency response modalities and guarantee the safe disposal of potentially hazardous medical waste at PoEs, resulting in a safe environment for staff, travellers and crew while reducing harmful environmental and health impacts.
The project intends to strengthen overall border management capacities of the host government/s to prevent the spread of infectious diseases that would otherwise impede the revitalization of human mobility.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.
External applicants for all positions in the Professional category are required to be proficient in English and have at least a working knowledge of one additional UN Language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish).
For all applicants, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Fluency of Sinhala and/or Dhivehi is an advantage.
Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.
Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (
Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:
Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 3
Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 3
IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.
Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.
Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.
Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.
This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations. Recommended candidates endorsed by the Appointments and Postings Board will remain eligible to be appointed in a similar position for a period of 24 months.
The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.
Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances. Subject to certain exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required for individuals hired on or after 15 November 2021. This will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.
Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications HERE, via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 17 October 2022 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
For further information please refer to:
No Fees:
IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.
Requisition: VN 2022 326 Senior Programme Manager (Immigration and Border Health Management)
(P4) Male, Maldives (57778175) Released
Posting: Posting NC57778176 (57778176) Released
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