The International Organization for Migration (IOM), as a United Nations agency, is leading the approach to the complex migration challenges that characterize the Central American, North American and Caribbean region.
It does this in the context of the repositioning of the United Nations development system, which requires a more harmonized and coherent approach, focusing programming on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, including migration in the United Nations Common Country Analysis (CCA), the United Nations Cooperation Framework for Sustainable Development (UNSDCF), and co-leading the Issue-based Coaliton (IBC) on human mobility.
As coordinator and secretariat of the United Nations Network on Migration, IOM works closely with other agencies of the system to support Member States in the implementation of the Global Compact on Migration.
IOM also coordinates a UN interagency response to xenophobia and discrimination, and serves as a knowledge broker that supports the development of effective responses to the region's complex migration challenges.
The key responsibility of the Regional Office of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) for Central America, North America, and the Caribbean is to formulate regional strategies and action plans and provide programmatic and administrative support to countries within their region.
This position is based in the IOM Regional Office in San José, Costa Rica under the general supervision of the Regional Director and the direct supervision of the Senior Regional Policy Liaison Officer.
FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The assistant will support the commitment and work of IOM as part of the reform of the United Nations Development System and the Global Compact on Migration, he / she will :
Collect, prepare and share materials for trainings and meetings;
Prepare and organize face-to-face and virtual training meetings and workshops;
Manage the content and users of an online platform;
Create online surveys and analyze the results;
Provide technical, administrative and logistical support to the national offices of the IOM, other agencies, governments, civil society organizations, among others;
Produce concise, specific and timely research reports and communication materials (information / fact sheets, brochures, presentations, talking points, policy briefs, blogs, among others);
Develop online training modules;
Monitor project implementation, produce regular reports, and follow up with participating offices;
Carry out the project evaluation;
Serve as a liaison with the Regional Thematic Specialists;
Collect and analyze information on migration trends and migration policies from a wide range of sources;
Perform the other tasks that are assigned.
University degree in migration studies, development, international relations, political science, social science, or a related field from an accredited academic institution;
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Three years f relevant work;
Strong analytical skills;
Strong organizational skills;
Solid knowledge of migration trends and policies in the region;
Proven ability to produce quality work accurately and concisely on time;
Ability to work effectively and harmoniously in a team of colleagues from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds;
Hands-on experoience multitasking, prioritizing, and working independently;
Experience in training and communication is a great advantage;
Previous experience with IOM or another UN agency is an advantage;
Solid computer skills, including excellent knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint;
Excellent command of English and Spanish, spoken and written; Knowledge of French at work level will be considered an advantage.