Project Officer

United Nations

Job Overview

VA21P021V02 – Project Officer


Project title:
Budapest Process

Job Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 12 months (with possibility of extension)
Closing Date: 25 Mar 2021



Organisational Overview:
The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) is an international organisation tasked with promoting innovative, comprehensive and sustainable migration policies. With 18 Member States and over 60 projects active throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America, ICMPD is a growing and ever-more relevant presence in its field. The organisation’s greatest assets are its 200+ staff members, who personify its values of commitment, integrity, partnership, respect, and innovation in actions and decisions.

Project Overview:
ICMPD is inviting all interested candidates to apply for the Project Officer for the Budapest Process Secretariat.

ICMPD functions as the Secretariat of the Budapest Process, which is an intergovernmental dialogue on migration engaging over 50 states and 10 international organisations. The dialogue aims at promoting safe, regular and orderly migration along the migration routes. Under the lead of Turkey and Hungary as the Chair and Co-chair of the process, the Secretariat handles contacts and communication with all participating stakeholders, plans and implements all activities of the Budapest Process, such as international conferences, workshops and missions as well as supports the operational implementation of identified priorities. Since 2010, the main focus of the Budapest Process is the Silk Routes Region, that is to say; Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq and Pakistan.  In 2019, ICMPD supported Turkey in the organisation of the 6th Budapest Process Ministerial Conference and the adoption of the “Istanbul Commitments on the Silk Routes Partnership for Migration and its Call for Action – a five year plan”.  The Budapest Process is currently focusing on the implementation of the adopted Call for Action.

Job Description:
The Project Officer administers project inputs according to the approved project documentation, work plans and budgets, and in line with ICMPD´s rules and business processes as well as partner and donor agreements. S/he is responsible for a timely achievement of high-quality outputs within the assigned area of work.

The Project Officer plans, organises and supervises the work of experts and contractors ensuring high quality and timeliness of their outputs. S/he contributes to production of substantive project content and prepares inputs to donor and other substantive reports. The Project Officer contributes to overall planning of the project and participates in project communications activities preparing content and inputs. The Project Officer assesses project results and formulates inputs to the development of new initiatives.

The Project Officer works under the supervision of the Project Manager and in close collaboration with other project team members, particularly the project assistant(s), and project experts. S/he cultivates contacts with the project stakeholders and partners at the working level.

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