Duty Station: Regional Office Brussels, Belgium
Classification: National Officer, grade NO-A
Type of Appointment: Fixed Term, one year with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
Closing Date: 11 December 2019
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Under the overall guidance of the Regional Director and the direct supervision of the Head of the Election Support Unit, the incumbent will provide specialized assistance in the development of EU Election Observation projects under FWC EuropeAid/136781/DH/SER/Multi Lot 1 and 2, in accordance with the Mission Specific Fee-based service contract and terms of reference as well as IOM internal protocols, procedures and regulations.
When required, the incumbent will also support the development of election support projects outside the scope of the aforementioned FWC.
IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.
1. Conduct and coordinate procurement and logistics tasks within the unit, including property and assets control, supply, service/maintenance, contractual agreements;
2. Analyse procurement requests, identify service providers, and evaluate information regarding vendor's performance in the areas of quality, prices, and delivery of goods in view of the Organization's best interests;
3. Solicit bids, quotations, and tender documents; oversee bidding process and provide support for procurement transactions, analyse them for conformity to specified requirements; conduct appraisals and select suppliers, and confirm terms of payment; prepare purchase orders and ensure receiving authorization by the Chief of Mission;
4. Follow up on purchase orders (PO) status and keep the head of unit abreast of estimated time of delivery or any changes that may affect or modify the pre-determined delivery conditions; ensure all expected merchandise is received in accordance with PO specifications, and that all goods are in good condition;
5. Ensure internal control mechanisms to safe guard the Organizations assets and to prevent fraud are adhered to in the course of EOM operations – in particular in the field - and also ensure that appropriate record is kept on assets disposal, ensure assets are located accordingly and used in IOM's best interest; regularly upgrade inventory list;
6. Manage the strategic stock of the unit and for EU EOM implementation in line with Framework Contract conditions;
7. Propose establishment of stablish Long Term Agreements (LTA) and Framework Agreements for recurring supply of services and/or goods with competent service providers, when it is feasible and determined to be cost effective;
8. Contribute to the development of EU EOM project proposals, particularly in their procurement and operational sections.
9. Perform field assessment missions on the feasibility of implementing the EU Election Observation Mission and compile mission assessment report in order to contribute to the methodology for the logistics & security management system to be put in place during the EOM project;
10. Research and assess/evaluate providers of transportation, accommodation, shipments & custom clearance, telecommunications, local procurement, security matters & medical evacuation in close coordination with the field mission in order to facilitate and speed up procurement process, if IOM is selected;
11. Meet and liaise with the European Union Exploratory Mission members, IOM & UN Mission in the country, as required.
12. Draft technical and financial project proposals, in coordination with respective units of RO Brussels, to respond to EC tenders for Election Exploratory Missions, Election Expert Missions and Election Follow-up Missions (FWC Lot 2). Identify high-level expertise and coordinate the submission process with IOM RO Brussels Resource Management Unit, IOM country missions and IOM HQ departments (TRD, SSU, OHU, etc.);
13. In coordination with the Head of Unit and Project Manager Lot 1, coordinate the recruitment process of experts to be contracted for each project; negotiate consultancy fees and contract conditions, as necessary; issue consultancy contracts and coordinate with IOM’s Legal Department as required;
14. Responsible for the day-to-day management of EC contracts and act as the central point of contact for each individual project assignment;
15. Coordinate with IOM Mission FSO/SFP, SSU and UNDSS country specific security briefings and trainings for IOM personnel upon their arrival;
16. Coordinate and implement administrative, financial and operational aspects of the deployment of specific missions; manage the administrative, contractual, insurance and travel arrangements, in coordination with the EC/FPI Programme Manager;
17. Before the arrival of IOM Expert in the field, and in coordination with IOM field mission resource management officers, follow-up on legal and contractual issues with service providers (for vehicles, security services, etc) and coordinate with IOM relevant departments (particularly LEG);
18. Monitor the services rendered and the performance of the experts implementing the individual assignments, while being available at any time to provide information to the European Commission. To be noted that several assignments may run in parallel;
19. Monitor, in coordination with the project finance officers in Brussels, the project expenditure and ensure that variations per budget line and budget heading are communicated to the EC/FPI in accordance with financial and administrative regulations. Liaise with the relevant EC and non-EC services for contract and budget revisions, planning exercises, changes in the budget lines, as appropriate obtaining the relevant administrative orders or contract amendments. Verify payments related to the mission (salaries, payments of providers etc.) and distribute payslips at the end of the mission;
20. As necessary, participate to meetings, seminars, conferences, de/briefings with the European Commission and other actors involved in electoral support activities and identify possible areas of collaboration;
21. Contribute to ESU’s planning and strategy;
22. Other duties as may be assigned, including support in the management of EU EOMs when required or the replacement of the Head of Unit during absence.
Fluency in English and advanced level in French are required. Knowledge of Spanish an advantage.
The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:
Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2
Managerial Competencies1 – behavioural indicators level 2
IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications – Questionnaire on Mandatory Requirements, Personal History Form and Cover Letter to IOMBrusselsApplications@iom.int by 11 December 2019 midnight at the latest, referring to this advertisement. The subject line must contain the reference number: VN 2019-30. To download Personal History Form please refer to: http://eea.iom.int/images/Download/IOM_Personal_History_Form.xls.
In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts applications duly completed.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
1 As applicable.