Head of Sub-Office

  • Contract
  • Tumbes Peru
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

International Organization for Migration

Position Title: Head of Sub-Office

Duty Station: Tumbes, Peru

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P2

Type of Appointment: Special short-term graded, six months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 27 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 Chief of Mission, the direct supervision of the Senior Programme Coordinator in Lima-Peru, and in close coordination with the relevant units, the

Head of Sub-Office will coordinate and monitor all activities and personnel in the Sub Office of Tumbes, taking care of all IOM programmes and projects developed in the region; ensuring their relevant and effective implementation, in line with the specific requirements of the Partners of the international cooperation; specially with the UN agencies, as well as those arisen of the coordination with local and/or regional authorities in the response to the population flows coming from Venezuela in the country.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Support Programme planning within the context of the Regional Plan for Refugees and Migrants (RMRP) and those activities resulted of the Working Group for Refugees and Migrants, (GTRM), to contribute to maximizing programmes’ efficiency and impact for the benefit of Venezuelan migrants and refugees.
  2. Provide input and support to the implementation of the Refugee and Migrants Response Plan for Refugees and Migrants of Venezuela (RMRP), facilitate the mainstreaming of cross-cutting issues including youth, gender, unaccompanied and separated migrant children, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) population, disability, protection, etc. within all aspects of programme planning and implementation in the zone.
  3. Control the quality of services provided by the mission giving continuous feedback to improve their timeliness, foresight, and reliability.
  4. Supervise the administrative and budgetary activities of the sub-office in accordance with theOrganization’s regulations and procedures. Guide and train, as necessary, the programme support and planning teams in the field missions and monitor adherence to key planning targets and deadlines.
  5. Review the implementation and performance of programmes and budgetary activities, through appropriate physical monitoring to evaluate the projects by reviewing work plans, progress reports, budget, financial reports, etc.
  6. Provide inputs and support effective and quality plans and planning processes with the National Office in Lima, in the context of the RMRP.
  7. Provide technical support to Programs, Departments and Areas to associate the needs of the community; identify and assist with the integration of program activities to improve the coherence and complementation of services, research means to maximize the impact of the program within the changing context of the region.
  8. Provide recommendations for improvement; contribute to the needs analysis and priority processes in the region.
  9. Check that quality and standards are in line with IOM instructions/guidelines, indicators, and good practices, including activities in relation to Venezuelan response programme.
  10. Liaise and maintain working relations with local authorities, UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, voluntary agencies, media, and other relevant partners.
  11. Draft regular quarterly reports and comprehensive semi-annual result reviews on implementation of programme objectives carried out in the zone of operations.
  12. Provide technical support for new joint planning processes and revisions of active response plans as necessary.
  13. Undertake field visits as necessary.
  14. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in Public Policy, Social/Political Science, Research Methods, Project Management, International Relations, International Development, Development Studies, 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.


  • Substantial experience in the design and implementation and development of projects with large-scale donations;
  • Proven experience with strategic planning approaches, budget control and report writing;
  • Previous experience working on social projects, such as strengthening social inclusion and promoting the rights of migrants and refugees.


  • Strong knowledge in program planning and implementation of objectives;
  • Strong ability to understand, develop and implement administrative and financial control procedures.


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 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 (https://whed.net/home.php).

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 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.

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications HERE via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 27 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: www.iom.int/recruitment

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: SVN 2022 280 Head of Sub-Office (P2) Tumbes, Peru (57790227) Released

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