Senior Regional Resource Management Officer – Senegal


Position Title : Senior Regional Resource Management Officer

Duty station: Dakar, Senegal

Classification: Professional staff, grade P5

Type of appointment: CDD, one year with possibility of extension

Estimated start date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: September 15, 2022

Established in 1951, IOM is a sister organization to the United Nations and, as the lead UN agency in the area 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 this by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

The context:

Under the general direction of the Controller/Director of the Department of Financial and Administrative Management, the direct supervision of the Regional Director (RD) of the Regional Office for West and Central Africa and in collaboration with the relevant Units at Headquarters ( HQ) and Centers (Manila and Panama), the successful candidate will be responsible for monitoring and supporting finance, human resources and other administrative functions of Country Offices (CO) in the West Africa region and of the Centre, as well as advice on strategic management. -related matters and to manage and administer the functions related to the management of the Regional Office’s resources.

Main functions / Responsibilities:

Regional office

  1. Participate in the development and implementation of short and long term management objectives and goals and provide advice on management related issues.
  2. Provide technical advice and support the RD in the orderly and efficient exercise of regional office financial and administrative control, selection and approval processes in accordance with applicable policies.
  3. Undertake continuous review and advise the Regional Director and respective HQ departments of opportunities for improvement as well as any potential financial risk exposures identified.
  4. Liaise with governmental, intergovernmental and other partner entities on resource management issues with a view to ensuring the smooth implementation of IOM activities, and represent the Organization at relevant high-level and inter-agency meetings.
  5. Coordinate submission of the annual RO budget and monitor expenditures to ensure costs are within approved allocations.
  6. Supervise resource management staff and regional office functions. Organize process flows and establish internal processes to ensure compliance with IOM rules and regulations and efficient operation.
  7. Assist the DR in the management of the regional office’s human resources, including recruitment, retention, promotion, separation and the application of human resources policies, rules and regulations.

Country offices in the region

  1. Provide front-line support, guidance and training to RMOs (or equivalent) in the region on policies and procedures relating to administrative, financial, HR, ERP, ICT and procurement matters.
  2. Monitor the implementation of internal controls to prevent fraud and mismanagement.
  3. Provide guidance to local CoMs and RMOs (or equivalent) in managing the HR function of their Country Offices and coordinate with PAC-HRAS and MAC for the resolution of difficult or sensitive HR situations.
  4. Monitor financial management tools and functions in the region to resolve issues related to finance, accounting, budgeting and treasury and local payroll issues in a timely manner.
  5. Guide field office management on financial aspects of liaison with external parties.
  6. Provide advice to country offices in the assessment and development of risk statements.
  7. Oversee periodic updates of forecasts by country offices to ensure adequate coverage of common costs and financial sustainability of offices.
  8. Provide technical advice and guidance on project/mission evaluations and audits.
  9. Ensure that business continuity plans are developed for all country offices.
  10. Review budgets contained in proposals as part of the project approval process to seek adequate coverage of shared staff and office costs.
  11. Oversee PRISM payroll execution procedures to ensure appropriate controls are established, maintain PRISM organizational structures and/or act as bank signatory for COs too small to allow segregation of duties.
  12. Track and monitor regional statistics on gender balance, plan achievements of gender goals and assist CoMs in gender policy implementation.
  13. Perform any other duties that may be assigned.

Qualifications and experience required:


  • Master’s degree in finance, accounting, public administration, business administration or related field from an accredited academic institution with ten years of relevant professional experience; Where
  • University degree in the above fields with twelve years of relevant professional experience.
  • Professional certification as a Chartered Accountant (CA) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or membership in the Association of Chartered Chartered Accountants (ACCA) or other recognized professional accounting body is an advantage.


  • Gradually expanding experience in financial management, accounting and budgeting. Excellent knowledge of financial planning, budgeting and monitoring within an organization primarily funded by voluntary contributions;
  • Very good knowledge and experience of human resources administration and management, financial management policies and procedures and internal control assessments;
  • Solid knowledge and experience of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems to apply them to day-to-day operations in areas of responsibility;
  • Proven experience in effectively managing a team and ability to find solutions to complex problems.


  • Ability to perform financial analysis, project financial reporting feasibility studies, including trend and ratio analysis;
  • Excellent level of computer knowledge, especially Excel and SAP.


The official languages ​​of IOM are English, French and Spanish.

External candidates for all Professional category positions must be fluent in English and have at least a working knowledge of one other UN language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Chinese).

For all candidates, fluency in French and English is required (oral and written).

Proficiency in the required language(s) will be specifically assessed during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.


Accredited universities are those listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (

Required Skills :

Values – all IOM staff members must respect 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 the ability to work in a calm, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Basic skills – level 3 behavioral indicators

  • Team work: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and between units to achieve common goals and maximize results.
  • Give results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed results.
  • Knowledge management and sharing: continually seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
  • Responsibility: takes ownership for the achievement of organizational priorities and takes responsibility for own actions and delegated work.
  • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex topics in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

Managerial skills – level 3 behavioral indicators

  • Leadership: provides clear direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to achieve the organization’s vision; helps others realize and develop their potential.
  • Empower others and build trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and a conducive environment where staff can bring their best and develop their potential.
  • Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to achieve organizational goals and communicates clear strategic direction.

The IOM Competency Framework is available at this link.

Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.


Internationally recruited professional staff should be mobile.

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy announcement is subject to confirmation of funding.

This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations. Candidates recommended and approved by the Appointments and Postings Committee will remain eligible for appointment to a similar position for a period of 24 months.

The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States that are not represented in the professional category of staff members. For this category of staff, candidates who are nationals of the country of the duty station and who do not have previous experience outside the country of the duty station as a staff member in the professional category cannot be considered as 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 those hired from November 15, 2021. This will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.

Vacancies close at 11:59 p.m. local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.

How to register

Interested candidates are invited to apply HEREno later than September 15, 2022, with reference to this announcement.

IOM only accepts completed applications submitted through the IOM online recruitment system. The online tool also allows applicants to track the status of their application.

Only selected candidates will be contacted.

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No charges:

IOM does not charge any fees at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fees). IOM does not request any bank account information.

Requisition: VN 2022 286 Principal Regional Resource Management Officer (P5) Dakar, Senegal

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Publication: publication NC57734759 (57734759) released


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