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Vacancy Notice: IOMKE/VN/03/2013
Position title: Canadian Orientation Abroad Facilitator
Position grade: G6 / step 1
Duty station: Nairobi, Kenya
Duration of Assignment: 6 months, with possibility of extension
Seniority band: Band 3
Job family: Migration
Organizational unit: Labour Migration and Human Development
Position rated: Yes
Subject to rotation: No
Reporting directly to: Canadian Orientation Abroad Global Project Manager (currently based in IOM Nairobi)
Overall supervision by: Senior Migrant Training Officer
Managerial responsibility: No
Directly reporting staff: None
II. Organizational Context and Scop
Under the administrative supervision of the IOM Nairobi office and the day-to-day directives of the Nairobi-based Canadian Orientation Abroad Global Project Manager, the Canadian Orientation Abroad facilitator will be responsible for the following functions:
III. Responsibilities and Accountanbilities
Conduct Pre-departure orientation (Cultural Orientation) for Canada-bound refugees and humanitarian entrants both within Nairobi as well as throughout the region.
Write reports (field, quarter and annual), gathering statistics and maintaining records.
Consolidate Canadian Orientation Abroad Monthly summary of courses for classes trained in East and Central Africa to the Canadian Orientation Abroad Project Manager.
Submit Canadian Orientation Abroad Monthly summary of courses to Admin/Finance and Public Information Departments.
Coordinate Cultural Orientation missions with implementing partners.
Write lesson plans in accordance with Cultural Orientation Africa and Canadian Orientation Abroad curriculum objectives.
Participate in and contribute to teacher trainings and staff development seminars.
Develop teaching materials, visual-aids, and bulletin boards which support the objectives of the Cultural Orientation and Canadian Orientation Abroad curriculum.
Identify and register all refugees eligible for Canadian Orientation Abroad.
Coordinate scheduling of medical appointments and Cultural Orientation appointments with the IOM Medical and Operation Departments.
Write and submit reports following TDY missions out of Nairobi.
Maintain Canadian Orientation Abroad files.
Maintain inventories of all instructional supplies and order materials in direct consultation with the Canadian Orientation Abroad project manager on a quarterly basis.
Engaging in self-directed study for professional development, including reading resettlement updates, language-tutorials, attending Cultural Orientation related workshops or seminars.
Any other duties to be assigned.
The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following technical and behavioural competencies
Accepts and gives constructive criticism
Follows all relevant procedures, processes, and policies
Meets deadline, cost, and quality requirements for outputs
Monitors own work to correct errors
Takes responsibility for meeting commitments and for any shortcomings
Identifies the immediate and peripheral clients of own work
Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with clients
Identifies and monitors changes in the needs of clients, including donors, governments, and project beneficiaries
Keeps clients informed of developments and setbacks
Contributes to colleagues’ learning
Demonstrates interest in improving relevant skills
Demonstrates interest in acquiring skills relevant to other functional areas
Keeps abreast of developments in own professional area
Actively shares relevant information
Clearly communicates, and listens to feedback on, changing priorities and procedures
Writes clearly and effectively, adapting wording and style to the intended audience
Listens effectively and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience
Creativity and Initiative
Actively seeks new ways of improving project or services
Expands responsibilities while maintaining existing ones
Persuades others to consider new ideas
Proactively develops new ways to resolve problems
Leadership and Negotiation
Convinces others to share resources
Actively identifies opportunities for and promotes organizational change
Presents goals as shared interests
Articulates vision to motivate colleagues and follows through with commitments
Provides constructive feedback to colleagues
Identifies ways for their staff to develop their abilities and careers
Provides fair, accurate, timely, and constructive staff evaluations
Planning and Organizing
Sets clear and achievable goals consistent with agreed priorities for self and others
Identifies priority activities and assignments for self
Organizes and documents work to allow for planned and unplanned handovers
Identifies risks and makes contingency plans
Adjusts priorities and plans to achieve goals
Allocates appropriate times and resources for own work and that of team members
Masters subject matter related to responsibilities
Identifies issues, opportunities, and risks central to responsibilities
Incorporates gender-related needs, perspectives, and concerns, and promotes equal gender participation
Persistent, calm, and polite in the face of challenges and stress
Treats all colleagues with respect and dignity
Works effectively with people from different cultures by adapting to relevant cultural contexts
Knowledgeable about and promotes IOM core mandate and migration solutions
Actively contributes to an effective, collegial, and agreeable team environment
Contributes to, and follows team objectives
Gives credit where credit is due
Seeks input and feedback from others
Delegates tasks and responsibilities as appropriate
Actively supports and implements final group decisions
Takes joint responsibility for team’s work
Learns about developments in available technology
Proactively identifies and advocates for cost-efficient technology solutions
Understands applicability and limitation of technology and seeks to apply it to appropriate work
Establishes realistic resource requirements to meet IOM needs
Effectively applies knowledge of training/migration issues within organizational context
Correctly frames migration issues within their regional, global, and political context
V. Education and Experience
A Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Social Sciences and/or related field with working experience in education/training.
Minimum of 6 years of teaching experience
Experience working in cross-cultural settings
US/Australia/Canada living, studying or work experience an advantage
Extensive experience working with various groups of migrants (especially refugees).
An understanding of the Government of Canada’s policies and programmes in relation to refugees and/or refugee resettlement.
A full appreciation and understanding of post-arrival integration issues and challenges and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with a variety of clients and stakeholders.
Solid computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office Packages (Office, excel, Power point, outlook) internet and E-mail
Ability to maintain statistics and write lesson plans
English and Kiswahili
French, Somali, Oromo, Amharic
Mode of Application:
Submit cover letter and CV including daytime telephone and e-mail address to:-
International Organization for Migration (IOM),
P.O. Box 55040-00200
or send via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: 25th January, 2013
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted