Regional Migration Senior Officer - Tenders Global

Regional Migration Senior Officer

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies




The M&D senior officer will be responsible for improving coherence, analysis, longer term programming and better response in IFRC operations in the migration work in Europe and Central Asia with special focus on the Ukraine and impacted countries Emergency Appeal and the integration of refugee’s framework. As senior officer the position holder will act as a pro-active member of the regional M&D team and provide high quality technical advice, comprehensive insights and support.  

He/she will work closely with the M&D team and the broader HDCC Teams as well as with the regional Team for advocacy and visibility of the migration work in the Europe Region in line with the Migration strategy and work plan of the migration team.

Priority will be given to work that further strengthens the implementation of the IFRC Strategy on Migration, the 31st IC Migration Resolution, programme development and implantation, and networking in relation to migration-related issues in Europe Region.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Migration programs development and implementation:

  • Contribute to the facilitation of the development and revision of long-term Migration and Displacement strategies/plans to address needs, challenges, and priorities mainly in the Ukraine and impacted countries. 
  • Provide support to the implementation of longer-term migration projects in the region, including through technical advice and other programmatic issues with special focus on the integration of refugees’ framework. 
  • Proactively Contribute to the review and analysis of operations plans, mid-year and year-end reports 
  • Under the leadership of the Regional M&D coordinator and in cooperation with SEP and other technical teams, identify funding opportunities and contribute with technical support for global, regional, and country-level proposals as required.
  • In close collaboration with other regional colleagues (f.i. M&D, PGI, etc.) Support National Societies with harmonisation dissemination and implementation of Humanitarian Service Points and similar tools that can contribute into the NS assistance and protection to migrants.
  • In close collaboration with other M&D teams the senior officer will contribute to the institutional migration knowledge management strategy.

Support to emergency, preparedness and response to crisis:

  • Technical support to the IFRC operations migration activities, 
  • Support the compilation of lessons learned from IFRC operations.
  • Ensure country teams have the tools to include Migration and Displacement in their operations.

Project management:

  • Under the leadership of the regional M&D coordinator take on the responsibility for the overall coordination, monitoring and reporting of specific projects, ensuring the connections and synergies with other initiatives. 
  • Actively Facilitate the sharing of regular updates, experiences, lessons, and exchanges within the partnership and beyond.
  • Monitor, develop, and share evidence and knowledge within relevant projects and link it to communication and HD efforts at the regional level, including in collaboration with the M&D team and with the communication department, the RCEU office and others, ensuring synergies with other initiatives in the migration file.

Monitoring, analysis:

  • Contribute to the facilitation of assessment of Migration and Displacement needs in close collaboration with others in the regional M&D team.
  • As a senior and active member of the broader HDCC team and in collaboration with IM team and M&D team, monitor and report on migration trends, policies, and challenges in Europe and contribute to the overall regional analysis of the ongoing migration situation.
  • Contribute to the newsletter and periodic reporting on the global and Europe migration work of the IFRC according to the standard procedure.
  • In close collaboration with PGI colleagues Identifying specific protection risks associated with migrants and displaced persons, including risk of refoulement, neglect, discrimination, abuse, and exploitation, and propose ways to mitigate those risks

Education Preferred:

  • Degree in international development, international law, political sciences or other related degree.
  • Postgraduate Diploma or training in Migration or equivalent.

Experience Required:

  • A minimum of 3 years of practical working experience in the field of migration with an RC/RC National Society or with another humanitarian organisation and knowledge about RC activities.
  • Experience with a National Society or other RCRC Movement components.
  • Training experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Languages:

  • Proven knowledge of Forced Displacement, Refugee and Migration issues.
  • Good analytical thinking, communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong skills in use of computer (Windows Office tools).
  • Good inter-personal, diplomatic and communication skills, ability and willingness to work in a team.
  • Fluently spoken and written English.





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