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Project Officer (Integrated Border Stability Mechanism (IBSM)) (P2) Dakar, Senegal CDI

Country: Senegal
Organization: International Organization for Migration
Closing date: 8 Apr 2024

Position Title: Project Officer (Integrated Border Stability Mechanism (IBSM))

Duty Station: Dakar, Senegal

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P2

Type of Appointment: Special short-term graded, 9 months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 08 April 2024

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:

  1. Internal candidates
  2. Candidates from the following non-represented member states:

Antigua and Barbuda; Barbados; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Congo (the); Cook Islands; Dominica; Fiji; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Holy See; Iceland; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Madagascar; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Tonga; Tuvalu; Uzbekistan; Vanuatu

Second tier candidates include:

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


The International Organization for Migration, Regional Office for West and Central Africa established in 2023 an Integrated Border Stability Mechanism (IBSM) as a multilateral coordinating structure with the aim of strengthening cooperative border governance and security in areas strategically relevant for regional stability, with a particular focus on promoting cross-border cooperation between neighbouring states in the field of border security management.

By improving coordination and cooperation among relevant national, regional, and international stakeholders, the IBSM aims at specifically supporting West African states, and development partners in facilitating joint action and executing regional and national strategies and policy frameworks in support of border stability.

The IBSM is managed by a secretariat, led by IOM in partnership with the United Nations Office for Counter Terrorism, the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime and INTERPOL and will support the members of the IBSM in achieving their joint objectives.

Under the overall supervision of the Regional Director for West and Central Africa, the direct supervision of the IBSM Coordinator and with the technical coordination of the Senior Regional Thematic Specialist (Immigration and Border Governance), the Project Officer (Integrated Border Stability Mechanism (IBSM)) will provide technical, logistical and administrative support for the implementation of the activities related to the IBSM, and for the IBG portfolio in WCA, in close coordination with RO.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Provide technical support and guidance for the coordination and implementation of the IBSM project and IBG programming in the IBSM countries according to the work plans, implementation strategies, technical requirements, and expenditure plans to facilitate timely achievement of project activities and results, in line with IOM’s policies and practices as well as donor requirements.
  2. Coordinate and make logistical and administrative arrangements for activities, document gaps/challenges, and propose action to expedite the delivery of outputs.
  3. Monitor progress against project objectives, in particular, the achievement of project deliverables and budgets, and project benchmarks, and review and/or draft specific segments of narrative and financial reports in accordance with donor’s requirements, IOM regulations, and established procedures and deadlines.
  4. Provide technical inputs and information to support the development and review of content of IBG programming, interventions and information materials in line with the specific country and regional context.
  5. Encourage cross thematic synergies between IBG programming and other thematic areas within IOM and with the agencies of the IBSM Secretariat.
  6. Participate in the development of IBG related data collection tools, data and information collection and analysis and the preparation of relevant documents and materials for IBG at country, regional and global levels.
  7. Liaise with relevant partners and stakeholders including donors, government counterparts, UN agencies, communities, among others and participate in meetings on IBG related subjects at country and regional levels.
  8. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in Social Science, International Relations, Public Administration, Law, Migration 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.


  • Work experience with government authorities in the thematic area of immigration and border governance;
  • Experience in liaising with governmental authorities, UN agencies and other national/international development partners and civil society;
  • Experience in project development, management and reporting;
  • Experience in IBG capacity development;
  • Experience in related policy and legal areas of border and immigration governance;
  • Work experience in the WCA Region and in the Sahel a distinctive asset; and,
  • Experience in information and data collection and writing reports and summaries.


  • Knowledge of the broad range of migration related subject areas dealt with by the Organization;
  • Knowledge of continental, regional and national policy and strategies related to border governance in African;
  • Good understanding of UN and bilateral donor programming; and,
  • Strong analytical and writing skills.


IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish. All staff members are required to be fluent in one of the three languages.

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

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 five values:

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: Respects and promotes individual and cultural differences. Encourages diversity and inclusion.
  • 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.
  • Courage: Demonstrates willingness to take a stand on issues of importance.
  • Empathy: Shows compassion for others, makes people feel safe, respected and fairly treated.

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 actions 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. df

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 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 background verification 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 by 08 April 2024 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:

Posting period:

From 26.03.2024 to 08.04.2024

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 2024 82 Project Officer (Integrated Border Stability Mechanism (IBSM)) (P2) Dakar,

Senegal (58747756) Released

Posting: Posting NC58747757 (58747757) Released

Posting Channel: Internal Candidates

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  • Date d'expiration: 24 avril 2024
  • Emplacement: Dakar, Sénégal
  • Titre d'emploi: Project Officer (Integrated Border Stability Mechanism (IBSM)) (P2) Dakar, Senegal
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