Livelihood and Inclusion Field Team Leader, IOM Moldova

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Open to Internal and External Candidates

                    Position Title

:

Livelihood and Inclusion Field Team Leader

                          Duty Station

:

 Chisinau, Moldova

                        Classification

:

 General Service Staff

            Type of Appointment

Duration :

All Inclusive Salary:

:

 Special Short-Term Ungraded

 Six months with possibility of extension

23000 MDL per month

        Estimated Start Date

:

 As soon as possible

                         Closing Date

:

 10 July 2022

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 environment. 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:

Following the launch of military operations across Ukrainian territory on 24 February 2022, substantive flows and displacements across Ukraine and toward neighbouring countries have been reported in the following days. As response to the Ukrainian crisis, IOM Chisinau has increased operational activities which required additional staff for the scale up and smooth implementation of its humanitarian and development work considering the migration dynamics in Moldova related to the Ukraine crisis.

As per the IOM Moldova country strategy and the Refugee Response Plan for Moldova, IOM is recruiting a Livelihood and Integration Field Team Leader to support the day-to-day implementation of livelihood and economic integration activities targeting Ukrainian refugees, TCNs, other migrants and host communities.

Under the general supervision of the Program Manager Transition and Recovery, and the direct supervision of the Livelihood and Inclusion Officer, the successful candidate will lead the field-based day to day livelihood project activities in selected district to enhance self-reliance, social and economic integration of refugees, migrants and host communities in close collaboration with relevant government authorities, community representatives and refugees and migrants through promoting community participation, ownership and leadership using community-based planning and area based integrated approach.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Support and facilitate socio economic and labor market assessments, baseline surveys and feasibility assessments to enhance knowledge and information.
  2. Develop and support community-based beneficiary selection criteria and methodologies and ensure beneficiary selection, registration and targeting for different components of livelihood and inclusion projects.
  3. In close collaboration with supervisor and consultation with the rest of the IOM team, lead the identification of viable livelihood activities tailored to the local economy and market needs and interests and skills of target groups while also supporting beneficiaries with required technical, financial, material capacity building support to start and run small business.
  4. Organize and facilitate trainings on entrepreneurship, business development, legal advice on business startups, business marketing, financial management, business accounting, assets management etc. in close collaboration with relevant institutes and business training centers.
  5. Ensure referral of potential beneficiaries with business development services centers, business incubators, TVETs and institutes for enhancement of business skill and entrepreneurship skills of target beneficiaries.
  6. Support the provision of business counseling, mentorship, and monitoring of targeted beneficiaries through regular monitoring mechanisms.
  7. Coordinate with relevant authorities and civil society organizations for the setup of livelihood and inclusion programmes including for any required SOPs, MOU and agreements.
  8. In close coordination with and guidance from the Livelihood and Inclusion Manager, coordinate with relevant authorities on other matters related to the beneficiaries of livelihood support, access to labor markets, access to work permit and any day-to-day challenges and bottlenecks.
  9. Work in close collaboration with other IOM Units and programmes to strengthen integrated area-based approach.
  10. Monitor the day-to-day livelihood activities, ensure daily, weekly, monthly data collection and reporting on project activities.
  11. Prepare regular reports for donors, communication purpose, partners.
  12. Undertake duty travels as required.
  13. Perform other duties as required for the successful implementation of the project. 

Required Qualifications and Experience

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Development studies, Economics, Business Administration, Technical and Vocational Education or related field with four years of relevant professional experience; or
  • High School diploma with six years of relevant experience.  

Experience

  • Solid and demonstrable professional experience in entrepreneurship, business/enterprise development.
  • Strong team leadership and management experience.
  • Experience with migration and development work.
  • Experience on livelihood support to vulnerable communities and individuals. 
  • Experience in team leadership, project management.  

Skills

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills, personal commitment, efficiency and flexibility.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and difficult conditions.
  • Good knowledge of Word, Excel.

Languages

Fluency in English, Romanian and Russian is required (oral and written). Knowledge of Ukrainian is 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: 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 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 action and delegated work.
  • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

Managerial competencies:

  • Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision. Assists others to realize and develop their potential.
  • Empowering others & building trust: Creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
  • Strategic thinking & vision: Works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.
  • 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 special vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, security clearances and a valid COVID certification.

A prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station and work permit, as applicable.

How to apply:

Interested applicants are invited to send the CV and cover letter in English to: hrchisinau@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 10 July 2022, however interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply sooner.

In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts the applications duly completed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Posting period:

From 01.07.2022 to 10.07.2022