National Programme Officer / Head of Office.

Organizational Context and Scope

Under overall supervision of the Regional Director, and in close coordination with the relevant units at RO Pretoria, the successful candidate will be IOM’s main interlocutor with the Government of Swaziland (GOS). S/he will be responsible for promoting, developing and implementing the full range of IOM services in Swaziland.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

1.In close coordination and under the guidance of the Regional Director, establish and maintain close institutional and working relationships with governmental authorities, donors, international organizations, nongovernmental organizations and other partners as well as the  media, in order to improve and expand IOM’s range of services in Swaziland,

2.Supervise programme implementation and Office Staff within the Office in the areas of migration health, facilitated migration, counter-trafficking, labour migration, migration and development, diaspora mobilization, and migration and the environment, in Swaziland; including financial and activity monitoring of the projects against their intended targets.

3. Ensure compliance on IOM administrative and financial regulations and established procedures, including but not limited to: preparation of annual budget for the Office, budget control processes, human resources (HR) functions, procurement and logistics services, contracts with suppliers of goods and services, payroll.

4.Represent IOM in relevant fora led by GOS, relevant UN working and coordination groups, meetings, conferences, and seminars as necessary,

5.Monitor   migration trends within, from, and to Swaziland; identify, suggest and participate in the development of new programmes - in close cooperation with the Regional Office, GOS, UN Agencies and other relevant partners.

6.Support Resource Mobilization efforts in coordination with Regional Office in Pretoria.

Required Qualifications and Experience

Master’s degree in Social or Political Science, International Relations, Development Studies, Law or a related field from an accredited academic institution; or

University degree in the above fields with four (4) years of relevant professional experience.

University Diploma in the above fields with eight (8) years of relevant professional experience.

Languages Required


Knowledge of SiSwati

Method of Application

If you are qualified for this position please email the following to under the REFERENCE: VNSW2017/04- National Programme Officer / Head of Office a.i.  in the subject line of your email:

  1. Detailed CV
  2. Copy of ID
  3. Personnel History form which you will find on in the VACANCIES section.

Kindly quote the REFERENCE- VNSW2017/04- National Programme Officer / Head of Office a.i. in the subject line of your application.  We will not be able to track your applications without the reference code provided.

Duty Station: 
Mbabane, Swaziland.
NOA (As per UN salary scale).
Closing Date: 
Friday, April 7, 2017