IOM is looking for a National Liaison Officer according to the Terms of Reference below. Interested applicants are invited to apply by 09.12.2017 at the latest, referring to the vacancy notice ref. code on the e-mail subject header.
OPEN TO INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL CANDIDATES
VN-092/2017/S – BD1
National Liaison Officer
Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh
Estimated Starting Date:
As soon as possible
NOA/01 (UN Salary Scale)
Base Salary: 208,340.67
Type of Appointment:
Special Short term
Under the direct supervision of Head of Sub Office (HoSO) and overall supervision of the Emergency Coordinator, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh and close coordination with the relevant units the National Liaison Officer will be responsible for assisting with the smooth and timely implementation of IOM’s activities in Cox’s Bazar.
The incumbent will be assigned to inter alia, the following tasks:
Identify and maintain relationship with relevant key local stakeholders (RRRC, army, civil society actors, academia, private sector, etc.) who have the capacity to facilitate and promote IOM’s activities in Bangladesh.
Assist with the programme teams in obtaining necessary Government clearance and permissions.
Promote the participation of relevant national actors and other key stakeholders in events organized, led or coordinated by IOM such as strategic meetings, workshop or trainings as necessary. Organize and/or facilitate those events as needed.
Arrange high level meetings with senior Government high ranking military officials as well as corporate or private sector representatives;
Undertake continuous research/analysis on the changing of Government policies and priorities and advise IOM Program Managers for the development of relevant project implementation strategies.
Research on Private Sector, academic engagement for possible collaboration with IOM’s programme, activities
Identify local partners capacity building needs (material, human resources or technical) and other opportunities to be seized to improve IOM’s positioning with due consideration for the organization’s mandate and role in Bangladesh as well as national authority’s priorities. Develop and share relevant strategic and actionable recommendations or concept note accordingly.
Advise on protocol matters regarding all communications, correspondences between IOM and the local authorities. Draft and manage those correspondences as necessary;
Maintain an updated record of local stakeholders contact details;
Prepare and disseminate relevant information package and reports about IOM’s activities targeting local stakeholders with a view of fostering their understanding, acceptance and ownership of those activities;
Facilitate Government and Embassy officials’ visit in Cox’s Bazar in relation to training, workshops and other relevant events supported by IOM.
Perform such other duties that may be assigned by the supervisor.
Education, Experience and Skills:
Master’s degree in Disaster Management, Social Science, Sociology, Psychology 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.
Practical experience in liaison and protocols.
Knowledge of structures and functions of national and international organization.
Method of Application:
Candidates with the required qualifications can apply through email by mentioning the reference code VN-092/2017/S – BD1; National Liaison Officer in the subject line to: [email protected].int with the following documents:
Application Letter/Cover Letter
Personal History Form (PHF) which can be downloaded from the IOM Dhaka website: www.iom.org.bd
Scan copy of Photo
Please ensure that your application is complete with the above-mentioned documents. As incomplete applications generate an immense administrative burden for our organization. As a general rule, candidates who have not properly submitted their application with required documents will be excluded from consideration.
Any attempt for persuasion will be considered as a disqualification
ONLY SHORT-LISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CALLED FOR ASSESSMENT