Director, Department of Mobility Pathways and Inclusion

International Organization for Migration

Place Title : Director, Division of Mobility Pathways and Inclusion

Obligation Station : Geneva, Switzerland

Classification : Skilled Employees, Grade D2

Kind of Appointment : Fastened time period, one yr with chance of extension

Estimated Begin Date : As quickly as potential

Closing Date : 08 April 2024

Established in 1951, IOM is a Associated Group of the United Nations, and because the main UN company within the discipline of migration, works carefully with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental companions. IOM is devoted to selling humane and orderly migration for the good thing about all. It does so by offering companies and recommendation to governments and migrants.

IOM is dedicated to a various and inclusive work surroundings. Learn extra about range and inclusion at IOM at

Functions are welcome from first- and second-tier candidates, notably certified feminine candidates in addition to purposes from the non-represented member nations of IOM. For all IOM vacancies, purposes from certified and eligible first-tier candidates are thought-about earlier than these of certified and eligible second-tier candidates within the choice course of.

For the aim of this emptiness, the next are thought-about first-tier candidates:

  1. Inner candidates
  2. Exterior feminine candidates:
  3. Candidate from the next non-represented member states:

Antigua and Barbuda; Barbados; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Congo (the); Prepare dinner Islands; Dominica; Fiji; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Holy See; Iceland; Kiribati; Lao Individuals’s Democratic Republic (the); Madagascar; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Tonga; Tuvalu; Uzbekistan; Vanuatu

Second tier candidates embrace:

All exterior candidates, besides candidates from non-represented member states of IOM and feminine candidates.


In a context the place the promise to go away nobody behind and the Sustainable Improvement Targets are at risk of not being realized, IOM works to unleash the potential of migration by helping States to determine, increase and improve common migration pathways, whereas decreasing irregular migration. IOM works with companions to make current and new common pathways accessible and inclusive to allow extra people to profit from alternatives for improvement and safety.

Assist to and growth of normal migration pathways is without doubt one of the key options of the lately launched IOM Strategic Plan (2024 – 2028). The Group has adopted a broad international method to this new technique aiming to focus its work alongside key migration routes.

Advancing common pathways can be embedded in key worldwide frameworks, notably the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Improvement, the International Compact for Secure, Orderly and Common Migration, and the International Compact on Refugees. These worldwide frameworks lay the inspiration for joint motion and transformative insurance policies main in the direction of a complete and system-based method to the total spectrum of human mobility involving a number of stakeholders.

To grab the alternatives and face the challenges of migration in an more and more interdependent and complicated world, the Division of Mobility Pathways and Inclusion (DMPI) will aspire to grow to be a world convening chief on expanded common pathways to match the wants of migration with the event, demographic and labour market targets of sending and receiving States thereby providing long-term options for local weather susceptible folks, migrants and people in want of worldwide safety.

To fulfill this goal, the Division will help Member States in strengthening and organising sound migration governance infrastructures by offering a broad vary of interconnected migration administration interventions and create a greater ecosystem to ship on migration’s promise by means of revolutionary approaches and practices. A typical, actionable, function primarily based on shared pursuits and targets will underpin such international cooperation and approaches on common pathways leveraging notably the facility of personal sector and Diaspora engagement for it to be efficient.

By means of built-in scale up companies together with, however not restricted to, documentation and authorized id companies, border administration and visa programs, well being and social companies, settlement and integration help, abilities coaching and recognition, resettlement and administration of all varieties of actions throughout organizational programming, DMPI will allow that extra people profit from alternatives for improvement, seamless cross-border actions, and inclusive and common pathways.

Below the general supervision of the Director Normal and direct supervision of the Deputy Director Normal for Operations, the Director, Division of Mobility Pathways and Inclusion will lead IOM’s strategic engagement on mobility pathways and inclusion on the international degree and lead and direct IOM’s operational method to facilitating migration pathways, advising on international good practices, and facilitating strategic dialogue between states and areas, so as to increase coherence and the strategic influence of assorted initiatives at present underneath manner. The core thematic experience of the Division contains the areas of border administration and immigration, labour mobility and social inclusion, diaspora engagement, migration well being, resettlement, integration help and motion administration.

Core Capabilities / Obligations:

  1. Lead and direct IOM’s strategic engagement with key companions in keeping with IOM’s technique on common migration pathways.
  2. Lead and direct the Immigration and Border Governance, Labour Mobility and Resettlement and Motion Divisions along with coverage initiatives that improve mobility and common pathways for migration with a concentrate on human rights-based method and id options and the associated operationalization of visa, admission, keep, return administration and readmission frameworks.
  3. Improve, promote and strengthen common pathways by means of key operational measures equivalent to strong border administration expertise and programs; stopping and responding to transnational crimes; strengthening id administration; and bolstering readmission cooperation.
  4. Lead and handle a spread of technical options geared toward bettering border, establish and immigration processes notably the IOM-developed Border Administration Info System MIDAS, the Digital Readmission Case Administration System (eRCMS), a digital platform that enhances return administration and readmission cooperation by enabling governments to securely alternate returnee knowledge on a reciprocal foundation, the Pathways Monitoring Help Hub (PATH).
  5. Guarantee technical and operational excellence within the administration of world immigrant and refugee well being evaluation programmes, capability improvement and technical help starting from coverage recommendation to operations, well being informatics, knowledge programs and analysis by fostering joint deliverables and cross-departmental and cross-divisional collaboration for higher influence on the well being of migrants, displaced individuals and communities, making certain that the well being and well-being of migrants are built-in as crosscutting of all points.
  6. Lead migration strategic foresight and insurance policies by adapting options and pragmatic approaches, together with fostering efficient bilateral and multilateral cooperation on skills-based mobility, to determine, increase, and improve pathways for normal migration along with strengthening collaboration with employers and personal sector together with abilities improvement, recognition, matching, in order that migrants are in a position to totally make the most of their abilities and contribute meaningfully to each their host and residential communities;
  7. Determine alternatives to pursue the growth of normal migration pathways inside current multilateral and inter-governmental fora, together with within the context of world migration processes (equivalent to Los Angeles Declaration on Migration and Safety) and different international cooperation frameworks.
  8. Develop strategic partnerships with non-state actors which have a stake in facilitating and selling common migration pathways, together with non-public sector entities, employer networks, civil society organizations, suppose tanks and companion businesses throughout the United Nations System.
  9. Present strategic recommendation to the Deputy Director Normal for Operations and senior management on key advocacy factors, gaps and alternatives for strategic engagement in regard to common migration pathways.
  10. Present strategic recommendation, suggestions and coverage steerage to IOM Management Group relating to a world method to common migration pathways, in order to establish additional alternatives, alternate greatest practices and construct coherence throughout all Areas.
  11. Search new alternatives and spearhead the mobilization of sources on common pathways and signify IOM in key fora throughout globally.
  12. Assist and supply substantive inputs to different organizational priorities and strategic initiatives on the route of the Director Normal and Deputy Director Normal for Operations.
  13. Undertake obligation journey to key operational and coverage settings, as required.
  14. Carry out different duties as could also be assigned.

Required {Qualifications} and Expertise:


  • Grasp’s diploma in Political Science, Social Sciences, Enterprise Administration, Migration Research, Worldwide Relations, Legislation or associated discipline from an accredited educational establishment with fifteen years of related skilled expertise.


  • Minimal of fifteen years demonstrated expertise engaged on migration points;
  • Sturdy expertise liaising with governmental authorities, different nationwide/internationalinstitutions, and NGOs; and,
  • Worldwide work expertise in border administration, well being, labour mobility programming extremely fascinating.


  • Demonstrated diplomacy abilities for representing and/or moderating migration governance points in bilateral conferences and at exterior occasions;
  • Glorious drafting means and data in funds improvement and monetary administration;• Glorious management and administration abilities, and the flexibility to encourage and inspire others; and,
  • Glorious communication and negotiation abilities.


IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish. All employees members are required to be fluent in one of many three languages.

For this place, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working data of one other official UN language (Arabic, Chinese language, French, Russian, and Spanish) is a bonus.

Proficiency of language(s) required can be particularly evaluated throughout the choice course of, which can embrace written and/or oral assessments.


Accredited Universities are those listed within the UNESCO World Increased Training Database (

Required Competencies:

Values – all IOM employees members should abide by and show these 5 values:

  • Inclusion and respect for range: Respects and promotes particular person and cultural variations. Encourages range and inclusion.
  • Integrity and transparency: Maintains excessive moral requirements and acts in a way according to organizational ideas/guidelines and requirements of conduct.
  • Professionalism: Demonstrates means to work in a composed, competent and dedicated method and workout routines cautious judgment in assembly day-to-day challenges.
  • Braveness: Demonstrates willingness to take a stand on problems with significance.
  • Empathy: Reveals compassion for others, makes folks really feel protected, revered and pretty handled.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators degree 3

  • Teamwork: Develops and promotes efficient collaboration inside and throughout models to attain shared targets and optimize outcomes.
  • Delivering outcomes: Produces and delivers high quality ends in a service-oriented and well timed method. Is motion oriented and dedicated to reaching agreed outcomes.
  • Managing and sharing data: Repeatedly seeks to study, share data and innovate.
  • Accountability: Takes possession for reaching the Group’s priorities and assumes duty for personal actions and delegated work.
  • Communication: Encourages and contributes to clear and open communication. Explains complicated issues in an informative, inspiring and motivational manner.

Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators degree 3

  • Management: Offers a transparent sense of route, leads by instance and demonstrates the flexibility to hold out the Group’s imaginative and prescient. Assists others to appreciate and develop their management {and professional} potential.
  • Empowering others: Creates an enabling surroundings the place employees can contribute their greatest and develop their potential.
  • Constructing Belief: Promotes shared values and creates an environment of belief and honesty.
  • Strategic pondering and imaginative and prescient: Works strategically to appreciate the Group’s targets and communicates a transparent strategic route.
  • Humility: Leads with humility and reveals openness to acknowledging personal shortcomings.

IOM’s competency framework might be discovered at this hyperlink.

Competencies can be assessed throughout a competency-based interview.


Internationally recruited skilled employees are required to be cell.

Any supply made to the candidate in relation to this emptiness discover is topic to funding affirmation.

This choice course of could also be used to employees related positions in numerous obligation stations. Really useful candidates endorsed by the Appointments and Postings Board will stay eligible to be appointed in an identical place for a interval of 24 months.

The checklist of NMS nations above consists of all IOM Member States that are non-represented within the Skilled Class of employees members.

Appointment can be topic to certification that the candidate is medically match for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa necessities, and background verification and safety clearances. Topic to sure exemptions, vaccination towards COVID-19 will in precept be required for people employed on or after 15 November 2021. This can be verified as a part of the medical clearance course of.

Vacancies shut at 23:59 native time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective time limit. No late purposes can be accepted.

The way to apply

To use, candidates are invited to submit their purposes HERE through the IOM e-Recruitment system by 08 April 2024.

IOM solely accepts duly accomplished purposes submitted by means of the IOM e-Recruitment system. The web software additionally permits candidates to trace the standing of their software.

Solely shortlisted candidates can be contacted.

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Posting interval:

From 26.03.2024 to 08.04.2024

No Charges:

IOM doesn’t cost a price at any stage of its recruitment course of (software, interview, processing, coaching or different price). IOM doesn’t request any data associated to financial institution accounts.

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