Deputy Program Manager (BB-3F98E)

Encontrado en: Neuvoo CR


Position Title : Deputy Program Manager

Duty Station : San Jose, Costa Rica

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P3

Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 04 March 2021

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.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Read more about diversity and inclusion at IOM at .

Applications are welcome from first- and second-tier candidates, particularly qualified female candidates as well as applications from the non-represented member countries of IOM. For all IOM vacancies, applications from qualified and eligible first-tier candidates are considered before those of qualified and eligible second-tier candidates in the selection process.

For the purpose of this vacancy, the following are considered first-tier candidates:

  • Internal candidates

  • Candidates from the following non-represented member states:

  • Antigua and Barbuda; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Fiji; Gabon; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People's Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Luxembourg; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu

    Second tier candidates include:

    All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states.


    The IOM Western Hemisphere Program funded by the United States Department of State,

    Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM), seeks to strengthen the capacities of States in Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean to manage migration in a humane and sustainable manner. The Program has four pillars: migration management, regional dialogue and partnerships, migration crisis management, and communication for development.

    Under the overall supervision of the Regional Director for North America, Central America, and the Caribbean, the direct supervision of the Senior Regional Program Coordinator (SRPC), and close coordination with Senior Regional Resource Management Officer, the successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for providing managerial support for the development and implementation of Program´s activities in countries and at regional level.

    Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Backstop the management and implementation of Programme activities, in coordination with the Program Support Officers and Country Offices.

  • Supervise the operational, human resources, budgetary, financial, and administrative compliance matters and needs of the Programme, ensuring compliance with deadlines and procedures, and the highest efficiency in strengthening internal controls and compliance with contractual rules and regulations and coordination with Resource Management Unit.

  • Ensure timely and coherent project planning, including logistics or recruitment processes at regional and national levels. In close collaboration with Regional Resources Management Unit, coordinate the support of release and delivery of required materials and items to the respective sites in a timely manner, and provide relevant documentation and pipeline projections for planning purposes.

  • Supervise the performance of the different Program´s Units to ensure efficient implementation and coherency, including engaging the Heads of Units to incorporate trends, lessons learned, etc. into new program approaches and activity development.

  • Oversee adherence to work plans, regular monitoring of activities, and timely reporting according to donor specifications, maintaining updated monitoring tools and ensure that project data and information is archived and shared appropriately.

  • Support to SRPC in the supervision, selection, hiring and staff development of Programme staff.

  • Ensure close linking with the regional thematic specialists on arising challenges as identified in a pro-active and timely manner.

  • Provide advice to the SRPC to the general direction and strategy of the Program for regular effectiveness and build linkages with other IOM programs in the region and services at Headquarters. Keep the SRPC informed through regular and specific quantitative and qualitative narratives, briefings, reports of the Program activities, based on information provided by the Heads of Units. Prepare briefing and background information as requested.

  • Promote and support project development according to the needs and situation analysis ran throughout the region following IOM project development standards and coordination with the SRPC.

  • Oversee coherent, precise, and continuous public information through the support of issuing regular press notes, representation of projects on social media, etc., in close collaboration with the area of Communications.

  • Conduct duty travel as needed.

  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

  • Required Qualifications and Experience:


    • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Development, Political or Social Sciences, 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.


    • Substantial experience in the design, development, and implementation of projects with large-scale donations;

    • Experience liaising with government counterparts, UN agencies and/or non-governmental organizations;

    • Experience working in multi-country programs on migration governance;

    • Experience in liaising with the United States Government will be considered as an advantage; and,

    • Proven experience with strategic planning approaches, information management, budget monitoring and managing staff.


    • Excellent ability to understand, develop and implement administrative and financial control procedures; and,

    • Excellent ability to manage work teams.


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

    For this position, fluency in English and Spanish is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of French 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 ().

    Required Competencies:

    Values - all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:

    Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.

    Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.

    Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

    Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

    Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.

    Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.

    Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.

    Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.

    Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

    Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

    Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.

    Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.

    Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.

    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 and who do not have prior experience outside the duty station’s country as staff member in the Professional category 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.

    Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.

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