Reporting Officer At International Organization for Migration

Position Title: Reporting Officer

Duty Station: New York, United States of America

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P2

Type of Appointment: Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 26 January 2023

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.


The IOM Office to the United Nations is tasked with maintaining and strengthening IOM’s relations with the United Nations, diplomatic missions, and non-governmental organizations, including through contributing to improving understanding of migration issues, facilitating international policy dialogues on migration and representing IOM and migration issues in conferences, meetings, and seminars. IOM Office to the UN contributes to improving the understanding of IOM’s mandate and action by relevant governmental, UN and Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) stakeholders, in accordance with the IOM constitution, the IOM strategy adopted in 2007 and relevant council deliberations and resolutions.

Serving as IOM’s conduit into the international area, the IOM Office to the UN is charged with providing IOM offices worldwide with analysis and insights on issues discussed at the main organs of the UN including the General Assembly, the Economic and Social Council and the Security Council and increasing strategic engagement.

Under the overall direction of the Director of the IOM Office to the UN; the management of the

Deputy Director and direct supervision of the Coordination & Liaison Officer, the Reporting Officer will contribute to the Office’s efforts to expand engagement with the United Nations Security Council and will support the IOM Office to the UN’s overall internal coordination and outreach strategy.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. In coordination with the Coordination & Liaison Officer, support the IOM Office to the UN’s efforts to strengthen institutional capacity to expand engagement with the UN Security Council including by supporting the development of tailored guidance, tools, and resources for IOM Headquarters (HQ), Regional Office (ROs) and Country Offices (COs).
  2. Support with the research and development of strategic documents on evolving SecurityCouncil dynamics, Member States, and issues of concern that are of particular relevance to IOM to improve institutional awareness.
  3. Contribute to identifying and developing areas of engagement for IOM on issues within the Security Council including by keeping abreast of member positions and priorities and drafting monthly briefing papers on rotating Council presidents.
  4. Assist with the development of regular updates, key messages, and preparation of briefing packages for meetings with external interlocutors (including, but not limited to Security Council Members).
  5. Assist with the planning, development and delivery of webinars and other training or capacity building events in order to advance knowledge and understanding of the Security Council within IOM.
  6. Support the reporting, monitoring and assessment of IOM’s efforts to expand engagement with the Security Council including through the collection, documentation and dissemination of lessons learned and good practices and formulation of recommendations for future action in order to strengthen institutional capacity to engage.
  7. Support IOM’s engagement in various UN inter-agency mechanisms and meetings of interest and support the coordination and compilation of written information such as talking points, biographies, briefing statements, readouts, and analyses in coordination with HQ, ROs, and country offices.
  8. Contribute to IOM’s strategic analysis and policy discussions, supporting the coordination and tracking of technical inputs to internal and external documents, discussions, and processes.
  9. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in Political/Social Science, International Relations, Law, Human Rights, or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experiences; or
  • University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.


  • Demonstrated experience in liaising with governmental representatives, diplomatic authorities, civil society organizations and UN entities.
  • Experience working in a multilateral system, preferable UN context, along with familiarity with the UN system and its main organs particularly the Security Council.
  • Professional experience in the general area of migration, development, humanitarian crises and/or peace and security-related matters.
  • Experience in organizing webinars/events in coordination with UN partners and demonstrable experience in delivering presentations. Experience with strategic planning, coordination; drafting research and policy analysis.
  • Experience in knowledge management.


  • Excellent understanding of the broad range of humanitarian, peace, and security-related areas dealt with by IOM.
  • Excellent understanding of the Security Council, its mandate, working methods and current debates and how these pertain to IOM’s work.
  • Advanced ability to draft research, analysis, and policy documents for diverse audiences.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously within a team of colleagues from varies cultures and professional backgrounds.
  • Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan.


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 (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish).

For all applicants, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of 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.


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 2

  • 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 innovate.
  • 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 2

  • 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 confirmation.

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 HERE via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 26 January 2023 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.

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No Fees:

IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.

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