Senior Project Assistant, Bridgetown, Barbados

IOM - International Organization for Migration

IOM in Bridgetown

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.

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) in Barbados and in close coordination with the Resources Management Officer (RMO); and, in collaboration with the DOE and MECC RTS in the Regional Office in San Jose, the successful candidate will be responsible for IOM’s disaster preparedness efforts in the Caribbean and inter alia for the implementation of the MIRAC Funded Project: Strengthening capacities for disaster preparedness in the Caribbean.

  • Assist in the planning, coordination, implementation and monitoring of the project activities.
  • Compile, summarize, analyse, and present information/data on specific project topics, highlighting noteworthy issues for the consideration of appropriate parties.
  • Monitor budget implementation and propose adjustments as necessary.
  • Act as focal point for administrative coordination of project implementation, involving extensive liaison with diverse organizational units and external parties to initiate requests, obtain necessary clearances, follow-up on administrative actions, etc.
  • Draft status reports; identify shortfalls in delivery, bring them to the attention of the supervisor and suggest corrective measures.
  • Draft correspondence on project issues; prepare and update reports, briefing notes, graphics, statistical tables, and other forms of documentation.
  • Organize meetings, workshops and training sessions; prepare training materials and participate in the delivering of capacity building workshops.
  • Act as focal point for IOM emergency stock prepositioning and stock movement in Barbados in coordiantion with GPSU and PAC logistic units.

  • Respond to complex information requests and inquiries; set up and maintain files/records.
  • Participate in meetings and conferences; maintain effective liaison and coordination with local authorities, partners, United Nation agencies, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, donors and other stakeholders relevant to the project.
  • Monitor work of implementing partners and report any non-compliance to the supervisor.
  • Provide inputs for the development of Standard Operations Procedures (SOP) and concept papers and provide general support for the development of new projects.
  • Provides guidance/training and assist in coordinating and monitoring work of other staff in the unit; may supervise other staff as assigned.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators

  • 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 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.