Apply: IOM Programme Coordinator

Programme Coordinator

Deadline: 19 November, 2023

Location: Banjul, The Gambia

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has announced a vacancy for the role of Programme Coordinator.

Established in 1951, IOM is a related organisation of the United Nations that works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners to promote humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all.


  • Coordinate and manage the implementation of counter-trafficking/assistance to vulnerable migrants, immigration and border management, labour mobility and human development, migration environment and climate change, as well as disaster risk reduction and displacement tracking matrix programming in a timely manner and ensure the programmatic activities are in line with IOM policies and practices, as well as with donor requirements
  • Provide overall strategic and technical oversight for The Gambia country office engagement in the referenced thematic areas
  • Contribute to the development and management of strong monitoring and evaluation and knowledge management systems to promote effective reporting, organisational learning, financial accountability, safeguards and innovations
  • Provide timely updates on programmatic issues, including regular risk analysis and recommendations for operational improvements, as well as regular, timely reporting and presentations for donors
  • Supervise, coordinate, and implement the capacity building of all international and national staff recruited for the referenced programmatic areas
  • Coordinate and work with the relevant regional thematic specialists and relevant units at headquarters to facilitate the necessary technical support and expertise
  • Research new project opportunities in the wider migration management and disaster risk reduction themes in line with identified needs, donor and governmental priorities and IOM’s mandate and strategy, and contribute to the development of project proposals and concept notes
  • Provide substantive technical support to the relevant government and civil society partners in the assigned programmatic areas of migration management and disaster risk reduction and conduct capacity building activities to strengthen national systems and capacities in migration management and governance
  • Coordinate and maintain effective working relations with programme stakeholders, including government, UN agencies, civil society, private sector, academia, media, and other key players
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned


  • Master’s degree in Law, Political or Social Sciences, Migration Studies, International Relations, Business Administration 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
  • Experience in and/or knowledge of migration management programming, especially in the areas of border management, cross-border trade, counter-trafficking, counter-smuggling, labour mobility, diaspora engagement, environmental and climate change migration, disaster risk reduction, data analysis and protection of migrant rights is a distinct advantage
  • Demonstrated experience in coordination within an organisation as well as outside with external stakeholders
  • Background in data analysis and evidence-based policymaking
  • Experience in project development, project management, financial monitoring, database management, project monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience with international humanitarian organisations, UN agencies, non-governmental or governmental institutions/organisations in a multicultural setting
  • Experience in liaising with governmental and diplomatic authorities, as well as with international institutions
  • Proven experience in mobilising funds from various donors, including humanitarian and development donors
  • Experience in coordinating multiple complex programmes simultaneously

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