IOM_Project Assistant, Data Processing.

Vacancy Number: UN22/02370

Location:Chisinau
Application Deadline: 30 Jan 2022, 23:00 (GMT+2:00)
Type of Contract:N/A
Reference to the project: International Organization for Migration
Expected Duration of Assignment:Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension
Supporting Documents:
Personal History Form



Background

Vacancy Notice 2022-01

Open to Internal and External Candidates

 

Position Title: Project Assistant, Data Processing

Duty Station: Chisinau, Moldova

Classification: General Staff Category, Grade G-5, UN Salary Scale

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

Estimated Start Date: ASAP

Closing date: 30 January 2022

Established in 1951, IOM 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.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Well qualified candidates, particularly women, persons with disabilities, Roma and other ethnic or religious minorities, persons living with HIV are particularly encouraged to apply.

Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.

Context:

Since the inception of IOM in 1951, Movement Operations have been and continue to be a fundamental pillar of the Organization’s work. The organized movement of persons in need of international migration assistance is a primary mandate of the Organization and a cornerstone of IOM’s operations. This mandate has resulted in the international transport of more than 15 million migrants and refugees worldwide. Movement Operations Units in various IOM Country Offices, coordinated under the Division of Resettlement and Movement Management (RMM) in the Department of Operations and Emergencies (DOE) at IOM’s Geneva Headquarters (HQ), are responsible for all aspects of travel for migrants and refugees under IOM’s auspices, in accordance with the various framework agreements with resettlement and receiving Governments and partners across the spectrum of the Organization's programmes.

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission and the direct supervision of Operations Coordinator, the Operations Assistant (Data Processing) is responsible for undertaking data processing activities, with the following duties and responsibilities:

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Record demographic and biographic information in MiMOSA upon receipt of the request for travel while confirming receipt to third parties, such as an embassy or Resettlement Support Center (RSC) and notify the Operations Coordinator of the receipt of new requests for travel assistance.
  2. Secure, and account for travel documents in accordance with the local Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Ensure secure storage of documentation and data in accordance with IOM principles and guidelines while guaranteeing limited access to physical files.
  3. Process exit permits in close coordination with supervisors and other IOM colleagues and relevant authorities.
  4. Ensure the issuance and timely dispatch of travel documents with Operations colleagues, from booking notifications to logistical assistance with exit processes closely coordinated.
  5. Prepare all travel -ready documentation for transfer to Field Support colleagues in collaboration and coordination with supervisors while ensuring the travel bag has all necessary documentation to depart the country.  
  6. Prepare reports as requested on the receipt of documentation to time of service delivery; inform supervisors on possible issues which need attention and suggest corrective actions. Report any problems encountered like denials of exit permits, reasons for such denials and possible solutions.
  7. Assist in preparing regular data mining reports in order to ensure that MiMOSA is up-to-date, accurate and maintains the integrity of relevant Movement Operations projects.
  8. Provide regular feedback on work being accomplished to the Operations Coordinator and keep supervisors immediately informed of any issues that arise.
  9. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of relevant Movement Operations SOPs and Movements-related systems and databases, as well as the ability to remain professional, impartial and unbiased during all interactions with migrants and colleagues per the IOM Code of Conduct and instruction on the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA.)
  10. Maintain and ensure the confidentiality and integrity of all relevant paperwork in line with standards of conduct and data protection rules. Alert Operations Coordinator or management of any non-compliance to SOPs or codes of conduct by IOM staff members or partners.
  11. Perform such other duties as may be assigned

Required Qualifications and Experience

Education and Experience:

  • Completed secondary [high school] education required and five years of relevant working experience; three years of working experience with a bachelor’s degree;
  • Prior Movement Operations or transportation experience is a strong advantage;
  • Strong computer skills - Word, Excel and Internet;
  • Experience with Movement Operations-related databases and systems (including iGATOR, MiMOSA, SAR and Amadeus) is a strong advantage.

Languages:

Thorough knowledge of English, Romanian and Russian. Working knowledge of Pashto, Dari or Ukrainian an advantage.

Required Competencies

The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate the following values and 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: maintain 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 1)

  • 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.

Other

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

Internals of the Organization and NMS candidates, as well as external female candidates, will be considered as first-tier candidates. This vacancy is also open to second-tier candidates.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighbouring country that is within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered. In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighbouring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.

 How to apply:

Interested applicants are invited to send the Personal History Form and cover letter in English to: hrchisinau@iom.md cc: nbalan@iom.int   

 

Please, indicate the position you are applying for and reference code in the subject line of your message.

Closing date for applications is 30 January 2022, however interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply sooner.

 For an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts the applications duly completed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 Posting period:

From 12.01.2022 to 30.01.2022