Organizational Scope & 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 Movement Operations Manager and the direct supervision of Associate Movement Operation Associate National Movement Operations officer, 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 Associate National Operations officer] 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 Associate National Movement Operations officer 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 Associate National Movement Operations officer 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

Completed secondary [high school] education required and five years of relevant working experience; three years of working experience with a Bachelor’s degree ;

Experience

Experience in working with UN Agencies.

Experience in working with Government entities.

Experience in working with embassies and managing visas processes.

Skills

  • Strong computer skills – Word, Excel and Internet;
  • Good knowledge of spreadsheet and data analysis
  • Familiarity with handling and processing travel documentation
  • In depth knowledge of the broad range of migration related subject areas dealt with by the Organization;
  • Ability to work effectively with Governmental officials and Governmental entities
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Languages

REQUIRED

For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written).

DESIRABLE

Working knowledge of official Arabic and French is an advantage

Notes

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 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.

IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.

https://www.iom.int/sites/default/files/about-iom/iom_revised_competency_framework_external.pdf

Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.

Other

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

This is a national position and as such only Egyptian citizens and legal residents with authorization to work in Egypt at the time of the application will be considered.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.

How to apply

How to apply:

Interested candidates are expected to submit their full application before July 22, 2024

– Cairo time through the following links.

For internal Candidates: View the internal job posting

External Candidates :View the external job posting

In addition, please note that only the applications which would have been duly done, and which would have been submitted and received through IOM website within the announced time frame would be valid and considered for the announced vacancy.

Kindly note that for efficiency reasons, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



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