Migration and Projects Officer
View Vacancy - Migration and Projects Officer, B3
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Job Category: Other British Government Departments (Partners across Government, including UK Visas)
Job Subcategory: CSSF (Conflict Stability and Security Fund)
Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)
Main purpose of job:
To support the 2nd Secretary Migration Delivery Officer (MDO) based in Pretoria to deliver positive migration outcomes for the UK in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Republic of Congo (RoC) and Central African Republic (CAR) through targeted and effective use of Migration Funding and other support or resources as appropriate to the work of the Migration Team. Develop strong working relationships with La Direction Générale de Migration and other related authorities in DRC and RoC, to represent UK migration interests. Develop strong working relationships reated to Migration with other Embassies and Consulates. Provide support to UK colleagues, including advice on migration goals and tactics in the region, and regular operational support for enforced returns which may include travel around Africa and to the UK. (50% of your time)
To lead in managing post’s Global Britain Fund allocation efficiently and effectively, including projects funded under the Magna Carta fund, Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative and the bilateral programme, ensuring that funds are spent appropriately and in line with pre-determined spending profiles. Provide additional policy support to the political lead on Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative and support wider corporate objectives as required. Identify, plan and write bids for funding for Migration related projects/programs. Provide additional support to management of CSSF projects as needed, and cover for the CSSF Programme Manager during periods of absence. (50% of your time)
Roles and responsibilities / what will the jobholder be expected to achieve?:
Develop new Migration projects for DRC, RoC and CAR, and identify new areas of collaboration:
- Help ensure good liaison and co-operation with Partner Government and other stakeholders to ensurepriority project needs are identified and taken forward;
- Identify new project partners, particularly in the NGO sector;
- Support the MDO to develop high quality project proposals that meet UK objectives;
- Preliminary Project set-up - Complete funding bid forms, and other project documentation, including development of activity based budgets;
- Prepare terms of reference for evaluation where necessary.
- Prepare bids for funding of Migration projects
Run existing Migration projects in DRC, RoC and CAR, in conjunction with the MDO:
- Identify opportunities to improve the programme and secure additional funds where necessary;
- Monitor implementation of existing projects and adherence to project work plan;
- Liaise with project implementers, including NGOs and CSOs, to monitor progress of projects;
- Assist with the planning of, and where appropriate, participate in the final evaluation of projects, ensuring that 6 monthly evaluation reports are completed for all projects;
- Financial management of projects including checking the ‘Transactional Level Detail’, preparing Monthly expenditure Profiles (to plan project expenditure) and processing payments through PRISM ensuring projects are P2P compliant (through requisition, purchase order, receipting to payment);
- Keep the programme officers informed of any significant developments through exception reporting;
- Promote the awareness of projects and their successes through different channels to relevant stakeholders: UK Programme office, public and civil society;
- Assist the Migration team in organising inward and outward visits;
- Assist the Migration team in keeping track of wider donor activity on migration.
Work with the Governments of DRC, RoC and CAR, and other key stakeholders,to develop effective working relationship on returns objectives, and to provide support and local expertise to UK colleagues:
- Lobby for efficient delivery of Emergency Travel Documents and if necessary visas for visiting colleagues;
- Attend at least one relevant external meeting per week to develop network of migration contacts;
- Use these relationships to promote the role of the UK in DRC, RoC and CAR, and to advance migration interests;
- Action requests from HO Country Information Service within agreed deadline;
- Provide policy advice and local knowledge on political, especially migration-related, goals and tactics in the region;
- Provide operational support for returns, including on occasion meeting returnees at the airport;
- Represent the migration agenda to FCO, DfID and external colleagues at post
- Ensure that Returns to DRC, RoC, and CAR are monitored where necessary and documented.
- Ensure a good working relationship with UK based teams is maintained and developed
Lead on the Global Britain Fund for British Embassy Kinshasa:
- Take responsibility for running the Global Britain Fund in line with FCO project management best practice, including: arranging and minuting meetings, circulating new proposals for funding,identifying new project proposals and working with implementing partners to ensure that only high quality and relevant projects are submitted as part fo GBF bids. Act as point of contact for expressions of interest from implementers.
- Maintain policy oversight of the Global Britain Fund. Acting as lead for Magna Carta, PSVI, and bilateral projects, ensure that the fund’s objectives match those of post and monitor delivery of individual projects to ensure that they deliver against these, proactively adjusting our approach and future bids in light of lessons learnt. Act as post’s point of contact with London on the Global Britain Fund.
- Manage Global Britain Fund expenditure in line with forecasted spend profiles, ensuring that all funds are spent by the end of the financial year;
- Work with Global Britain Fund implementers to ensure that funds are spent appropriately and are correctly accounted for, managing and escalating risks when necessary.
- Support the 2nd Secretary Political deliver UK policy on Preventing Sexual Violence in DRC:
- Support delivery of embassy events relating to PSVI;
- Working with policy colleagues to monitor key developments relating to gender and sexual violence in DRC, building NGOs and government contacts and contributing to policy implementation discussions.
Support the wider corporate objectives of the Embassy, including:
Provide additional support to management of CSSF projects as needed, and cover for the CSSF Programme Manager during periods of absence.
Essential qualifications and experience
Essential on arrival:
- BA degree (or equivalent);
- Previous experience of project management;
- Excellent IT skills including use of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
Desirable qualifications and experience
- Previous experience working in the migration context, particularly with DGM
- PRINCE2 or other nternationally recognised project management qualification;
- Communications experience;
- IT support experience.
Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Engaging Internationally
Application deadline: 13 January 2017
Grade: B3 (L)
Type of Position: Fixed term, with possibility of renewal
Country/Territory: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Location (City): Kinshasa
Type of Post: British Embassy
Number of vacancies: 1
Starting monthly salary (USD): $1,806
Start Date: 1 February 2017
End Date: 31 March 2018
- Please complete the application form in full.
- Failure to do so may result in a determination that you do not meet the requirements for the position.
- Employees recruited locally by the British Embassy in Kinshasa are subject to the Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in DRC.
- All applicants must be legally able to work in the country of application with the correct visa/status or work permit.
- Employees who are not eligible to pay local income tax: e.g. certain third-country nationals and spouses/partners of UK diplomats will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount.
- Reference and security clearances checks will be conducted.
- Any questions you may have about this position will be answered during the interview, should you be invited.
- Information about the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Competency Framework can be found on this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/civil-service-competency-framework
- Successful candidates not resident in DRC will be personally liable for costs and arrangements to relocate, including accommodation and work permits.
- Check your application and attachments before you submit your application, as you will not be able to make any changes once submitted.
- The British Embassy will never ask you to pay a fee or money to apply for a position.
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