SVN/CAI/2018/26 National Programme Officer

Closing Date: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Duty Station: 
Cairo Egypt

Under the overall supervision of the Head of Migrant Protection and Assistance Division
(Head of Unit) and direct supervision of the Counter Trafficking Project Officer, the National
Programme Officer will be responsible for supporting implementation of activities as part of
the counter trafficking portfolio. In recognition of IOM’s considerable experience within the
field, both in Egypt and globally, the programme’s overall objective is to support Egypt’s
efforts to address trafficking in persons in accordance to its international commitments. In
order to achieve this objective, the programme includes activities aimed at supporting the
awareness raising efforts about the risks of irregular migration and human trafficking, as well
as strengthening the mechanisms of protection of victims and prosecution of the perpetrators.
The main programme counterparts are the National Coordinating Committee for Combatting
and Preventing Illegal Migration Trafficking in Persons (NCCPIM&TIP) which is comprised of
various ministries and governmental institutions that work in the field of combating irregular
migration and human trafficking and the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood
The selected candidate will also provide technical support to all programmatic activities within
the Unit.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
In particular, the National Programme Officer will perform the following functions:
1. Support the implementation of the counter-trafficking programme activities aimed at
countering human trafficking in coordination with national counterparts and
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2. Contribute to the planning, preparation and adjustment of specifics aspects of the
programme including work plans, M&E tools and arrangements required for the
effective implementation of programmatic activities;
3. Collaborate with national and international experts and consultants to counter human
trafficking and irregular migration, including drafting ToRs for trainings or assessments,
monitoring experts/consultants’ performance and responding to any enquiries, etc.;
4. Identify programme partners and beneficiaries, according to IOM standards and
procedures as well as donor requirements/standards, with a view to recommend
appropriate action for enhanced programme implementation and monitoring;
5. Contribute in preparing, developing and negotiating relevant programme
implementation agreements with potential partners and relevant governmental entities;
6. Support the Head of Unit and Counter Trafficking Project Officer in liaising, coordinating
and maintaining strong partnerships with relevant stakeholders such as Governmental
entities, local authorities, NGOs, International Organizations, donors and other actors
linked to the implementation of the project;
7. Draft and coordinate regular programme reports, including ad hoc, interim, annual and
end-of-project reports, in a timely manner, in accordance with IOM procedures and
donor requirements;
8. Prepare programme-related documents and reports, ensure proper information
exchange on all operational aspects of the programme between IOM, donors and other
stakeholders; prepare and collate general and specific information on programme
activities as requested by donors/external parties, IOM Country Offices, Headquarters
(HQ) and other internal counterparts;
9. Represent IOM at relevant seminars and meetings, as well as other events aimed at
promoting IOM's image and activities as requested and delegated, and, if required, act
as focal point for communication for selected institutions;
10. Support MPA in the development of awareness raising campaigns and capacity
building plan related to enhance the knowledge and skills of relevant
stakeholders/actors, in response to actual need for preventing irregular migration and
human trafficking, the protection of migrants and victims of trafficking, and prosecution
of perpetrators;
11. Keep abreast of policies, international standards and best practices relating to
counter-trafficking; support IOM staff in sharing and advocating for their development
and implementation with relevant partners in Government and civil society;
12. Regularly review and provide inputs to the Counter Trafficking Project Officer and the
Head of Unit on overall direction and strategy of the programme and other related
programmes for effectiveness, coherence and integrity, working to build linkages and
synergies with other IOM programs in the Country Office; and,
13. Perform other duties as may be assigned.