Apply for VN 2022 315 Head of Resources Management at IOM – International Organization for Migration: (Deadline 6 October 2022)



IOM Rwanda actively supports the Government of Rwanda in sound migration management.
This encompasses labour migration and human development – including diaspora mobilization
and engagement, counter trafficking, return and reintegration, refugee resettlement to third
countries, migration and health, border management and disaster risk reduction. As part of the
One UN system IOM works with other UN agencies to deliver on the United Nations Sustainable
Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) 2018 – 2024 for Rwanda, which is informed
by – and respond to – global and regional normative frameworks.
Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) in Rwanda, and the technical

supervision of the Senior Regional Resources Management Officer in Nairobi, Kenya and in
collaboration with relevant units at Headquarters (HQs) and the Administrative Centres in Manila
and Panama, the Head of Resources Management will be responsible and accountable for
managing, coordinating and monitoring the resource management functions of the Mission,
including financial, human resources, procurement/logistics and Information and
Communications Technology (ICT).

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

1. Lead and oversee the day-to-day accounting, budgeting, treasury, HR, procurement, and
other administrative activities of the Mission.
2. Plan, monitor and assess the financial performance and management for the Mission and
oversee the preparation of financial and donor reports.
3. Develop and implement relevant operational control systems to strengthen internal controls to
safeguard the Organization’s assets, programme reputation and prevent fraud and
mismanagement, and create Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) with regular quality control

4. Oversee all financial expenditure and accountability for the Mission.
5. Develop and strengthen administrative and human resources practices in the Mission.
6. Formulate or coordinate the formulation of budget and financial plans, the annual budget for
the Mission, Programme and Budget reports and proposals, forecasts, and histories of

7. Manage the financial and human resources of the projects and Mission by forecasting and
planning the income and expenditures as well as taking corrective action when necessary to
maintain a healthy financial and human resources base.
8. Ensure the resources management function in the Mission complies with the Organization’s
regulations, rules, policies and procedures.
9. Take the lead in the development and implementation of short and long-term resources
management objectives and goals of the mission and projects. Liaise with project managers
regarding current and future levels of funding or activities. Participate in the Senior Management
Team and provide advice on management related issues.
10. Provide authoritative advice to project managers on the development of new project budgets
and throughout the project cycle, ensuring compliance with IOM’s policies and procedures and
any donor specific requirements.

11. Coordinate the financial and administrative aspects of agreements in coordination with
relevant project managers and the Office of Legal Affairs.
12. Represent the Organization at relevant high-level and interagency meetings as required,
and lead on the UN engagement and the UN Efficiency Agenda such as UN agreements, joint
programs, levy, Business Operating Standards, and others. Maintain liaison with governmental,
intergovernmental, and other partner entities to ensure smooth implementation of IOM
operations at all levels.

13. Guide the Resource Management Unit team on the preparation for external and internal
audits and act as Focal Person for external audits from the Donors for the projects implemented
in the Mission and ensure that compliance with the donor requirements is always respected to
facilitate a successful Audit.


• Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or a related field from an
accredited academic institution with seven years of relevant professional experience; or
• University degree in the above fields with nine years of relevant professional experience.
• Professional certification as chartered accountant (CA) or certified public accountant (CPA),
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), or Association of Chartered Certified
Accountants (ACCA) will be a distinct advantage.

• Management experience accompanied by background in finance, accounting and budgeting;
• Experience with international institutions knowledge of International Public-Sector Accounting
Standards (IPSAS) and SAP is highly desirable;
• Experience in financial management, accounting and budgeting;
• Experience in human resources management;

• Experience in managing complex resource management functions and large team;
• Solid experience in managing resources in Emergency Missions,
• Experience with internal control assessment, internal and/or external/project audits;
• Good understanding of Procurement as well as Logistics;
• Field experience a plus, including in liaising with governmental and diplomatic authorities as
well as with international institutions.


• Knowledge of IPSAS, IOM financial management and accounting systems, software and
procedures (SAP highly desirable);
• Good knowledge of human resources management;
• Knowledge of financial oversight;
• High level of computer literacy, in particular experience in computerized accounting systems
and software;

• Proven ability to successfully operate in high-stress environments and maintain high
professional standards in hardship locations.

IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.
External applicants for all positions in the Professional category are required to be proficient in
English and have at least a working knowledge of one additional UN Language (French,
Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Chinese).

For all applicants, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Arabic,
French, and/or Spanish is an advantage.
Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process,
which may include written and/or oral assessments.


1 Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database
Required 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 3

• 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

• 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 – behavioural indicators level 3

• 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 and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and
communicates a clear strategic direction.
IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.
Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.
Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.
Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding

This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations.
Recommended candidates endorsed by the Appointments and Postings Board will remain
eligible to be appointed in a similar position for a period of 24 months.
The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in
the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are
nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment,
accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances. Subject to certain
exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required for individuals hired on or
after 15 November 2021. This will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.
Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No
late applications will be accepted.

How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment
system, by 06 October 2022 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment
system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
For further information please refer to:

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