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VA20P063V01 - Project Specialist

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Job Location: Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 12 months (with possibility of extension)
Closing Date: 10 Apr 2020


Organisational Overview:
The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) is an international organisation tasked with promoting innovative, comprehensive and sustainable migration policies. With 17 Member States and over 60 projects active throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America, ICMPD is a growing organisation and has ever-more relevant presence in its field. The organisation’s greatest assets are its 300+ staff members, who personify its values of commitment, integrity, partnership, respect, and innovation in actions and decisions.

Unit Overview:
The Mobility Partnership Facility (MPF) is an EU-funded initiative contributing to the operationalisation of the Global Approach to Migration and Mobility (GAMM). The MPF aims to strengthen the European Union (EU) dialogue and cooperation on migration and mobility issues by facilitating and forging partnerships with its main partner countries in this area.

MPF is built around four strands:

 - Operationalisation of Mobility Partnerships (MPs) and Common Agendas on Migration and Mobility (CAMM) Joint Declarations through targeted Actions (Strand A);

 - Creating added value through horizontal activities supporting MP and CAMM constituents and knowledge management (Strand B);

 - Sustaining political dialogues and processes – the third phase of the Prague Process (Strand C); and

 - Facilitation and upscaling of pilot projects in the area of legal migration with select partner countries (Strand D).

Job Description:
The Project Specialist is a specialised technical role responsible for the planning, development and implementation of activities within MPF and for the provision of specialised substantive expertise within the project.

The Project Specialist plans and organises project activities and administers project inputs in the assigned area of work ensuring that the activities are managed 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.

Within her/his technical role and assigned area of work, the Project Specialist develops and maintains relationships with partners, beneficiaries and other stakeholders and plans, organises and supervises the work of consultants and contractors ensuring high quality and timeliness of outputs. S/he conceptualises, plans and prepares substantive project outputs and produces project content and prepares donor and other substantive project reports. The Project Specials continuously assesses achieved results for quality and impact.

The Project Specialist contributes to planning of the overall direction of the project. Collaborating with stakeholders, the Project Specialist contributes to the development of new initiatives and formulates and drafts concepts and project documents. S/he contributes to the implementation of the knowledge management and communications processes of MPF.

The Project Specialist works under the supervision of the Senior Project Manager and in close collaboration with other members of the project team as well as with other project teams across ICMPD. In her/his area of work, s/he cultivates regular contacts with stakeholder organisations at the working level.


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