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Special Vacancy Notice 2018-01

Open to Internal and External Candidates

                 Position Title   EU Financial Compliance Officer
                  Duty Station   Regional Office Brussels, Belgium


    Type of Appointment


National Officer, Grade NO-A

Special Short-Term, nine months with possibility of           extension

    Estimated Start Date   As soon as possible
                 Closing Date   

28 January 2018


Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and 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.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.




Under the overall guidance of the Senior Regional Resource Management Officer (SRRMO) and the direct supervision of the EU Compliance Officer (Finance, Contracts, Audit), the successful candidate will work in the EU Financial Liaison and Regional Resource Management Division to provide technical support to the Regional Office in Brussels as well as other IOM Offices in ensuring compliance with EU donor financial and reporting requirements.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Support the EU Compliance Officer (Finance, Contracts, Audit) in the EU liaison function on EC financial and reporting related aspects.
  • In coordination and with the support of the EU Compliance Officer (Finance, Contracts, Audit), provide technical assistance and guidance to relevant IOM offices ensuring that IOM rules and procedures are applied consistently while also adhering to the EU funding relevant financial requirements during project development, implementation and reporting.
  • Ensure EU financial compliance checks of budgets and financial reports to be submitted to the donor.
  • Coordinate with the relevant Units at Headquarters and IOM Administrative Centres the EU financial and reporting compliance related matters, as and when required.
  • Assist the EU Compliance Officer in ensuring that regular and timely reporting for EU funded projects is observed by the missions worldwide.
  • Ensure effective and timely compliance check of all budgets and financial reports submitted to EC centrally and provide compliance review in case of EU decentralized projects, when required in strict coordination with the involved Country Offices, Regional Offices and IOM central services as applicable. Review requests for payment to be submitted to EU institutions and coordinate the authorization according to the rules and procedures.
  • Monitor budget versus actual financial data in relation to assigned EU funded projects centrally signed and alert relevant missions on unusual trends observed for possible early corrective actions.
  • Support the EU Compliance Officer in external verification/ audit exercises announced by the EU Institutions by assisting in the provision of information, revision of documentation and drafting of audit responses, as and when required.
  • Participate in official meetings and discussions on EU funding related financial and reporting matters.
  • Provide trainings to financial and administrative staff on EU financial and reporting related rules, regulations and best practices and contribute to the development of internal guidelines and training materials. 
  • Undertake duty travels related to training sessions and project funded monitoring visits as required.
  • Contribute to the payroll projectization of RO Brussels and ensure that salaries of EU projectized staff members are correctly allocated to projects and consistent with IOM's rules and procedures.
  • Provide supervisors with recommendations to enhance the quality of EU funded projects budget and financial reporting functions.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience


  • Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or a related field from an accredited institution;


  • Bachelor degree in the above fields with minimum 4 years of relevant professional experience in the above-mentioned fields;
  • Professional Certification as Chartered Accountant or Certified Public Accountant is an advantage.   


  • Minimum 2 years of relevant proven working experience in business administration, accounting, financial reporting and budget tracking;
  • Experience with EU funding instruments, financial management and reporting is a requirement;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, including the ability to identify and express clearly key messages, adapting style to the intended audience;
  • High level of computer literacy, in particular in Excel and computerized accounting systems. Knowledge of SAP is an advantage;
  • Familiarity with International Accounting Standards (IAS) is an asset;
  • Ability to review a variety of data, identify and adjust data discrepancies;


Fluency in English is required, good working knowledge of French is an advantage.

Required Competencies


The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms
  • Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders
  • Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others
  • Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience
  • Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services
  • Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others.
  • Planning and Organizing - plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
  • Professionalism -  displays mastery of subject matter
  • Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation.
  • Technological Awareness - displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;
  • Resource Mobilization - works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM (optional depending on position level)


  • The appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.
  • This post is subject to local recruitment. Only persons holding a valid residence and work permit for Belgium will be eligible for consideration.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications - Questionnaire on Mandatory Requirements, Personal History Form and Cover Letter - to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 28 January 2018 midnight the latest, referring to this advertisement.

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In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts applications duly completed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Posting period:

From 11.01.2018 until 28.01.2018