Senior Operations Assistant (Movements and Data Processing)

Job Description

Title: Senior Operations Assistant (Movements and Data Processing)

Company Name: International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Vacancy: Not specific

Job Location: Dhaka

Employment Status: Contractual

Educational Requirements:
∎ Six years of working experience with secondary [high school] education; four years of working experience with Bachelor's degree.

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 6 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ Reference Code: VN-08/2023/S-BD1
∎ Estimated Starting Date: As soon as possible
∎ Classification: G-6
∎ Type of Appointment: One Year Fixed Term (with possibility of extension)
∎ Unit: Movement Operations
∎ General Functions:
∎ Under the general supervision of the Senior Movement Operations Manager and the direct supervision of Movement Operations Manager the Senior Operations Assistant (Movements and Data Processing) is responsible for supervising movement and data processing activities, with the following duties and responsibilities:

Job Responsibilities:
∎ 1. Oversee up to a total of eight staff members who are undertaking movements and data processing activities, including coordinating, scheduling and booking travel, distributing Advance Booking Notifications (ABNs), and issuing updates on domestic flights, cancellations and departure notifications; or data processing activities, including recording demographic and biographic information in MiMOSA, confirming receipt to third parties, and managing, securing, and accounting for travel documents in accordance with the local standard operating procedures (SOPs). Support staff development processes such as providing training, assigning duties and giving feedback to staff members on their performance on a regular basis to ensure high quality work and the accurate completion of activities.
∎ 2. Oversee the organization and completion of all bookings by Movements' staff members in a timely manner and in accordance with the Handbook of IOM Tariffs (HIT).
∎ 3. Ensure compliance with program-specific SOPs for different migrant types and other modes of travel by air, land or sea.
∎ 4. Distribute information to internal and external stakeholders.
∎ 5. Oversee the creation of movement data files, by ABN, for all individuals in accordance with SOPs. Oversee Movements staff members as they compile and analyze descriptive statistics, using I-GATOR to capture costs and prepare travel loan paperwork as specified in SOPs and in accordance with host government's procedures.
∎ 6. Ensure Data Processing staff members are undertaking secure storage of documentation and data in accordance with IOM principles and guidelines, that they are taking all necessary measures to guarantee limited access to physical files, and that they are dispatching travel documents and coordinating exit permits in a timely manner. Ensure the travel bag has all necessary documentation to depart the country.
∎ 7. Oversee Data Processing staff members as they process exit permits and travel documents in close coordination with supervisors and other IOM colleagues; this may include direct communication with beneficiaries in relation to requesting them to submit required documentation in accordance with SOPs.
∎ 8. Oversee the preparation of Data Processing reports on the receipt of documentation to time of service delivery, as well as regular data mining reports confirming MiMOSA is up-to-date and accurate; advise management on possible issues which need attention and suggest corrective actions. Report specifically to management on any problems encountered like denials of exit permits, the reasons for such denials and possible solutions.
∎ 9. Oversee pre-departure counselling on pre-embarkation procedures and special needs during travel (such as meals, medication, wheelchairs and medical conditions) as needed and identity and document verification prior to the distribution of travel documentation to departing individuals. Identify beneficiary vulnerabilities and coordinate appropriate action to ensure they are addressed, including overseeing the coordination of escorts.
∎ 10. Under the close supervision of Movement Operations Manager liaise as needed with other teams and units in IOM Bangladesh and with external partners such as airport and government authorities, the US Embassy and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Provide regular feedback on work being accomplished to the Movement Operations Manager and keep supervisors immediately informed of any issues that arise.
∎ 11. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of relevant Movement Operations SOPs and Movements-related systems and databases (including iGATOR, MiMOSA, SAR and Amadeus), as well as the ability to remain professional, impartial and unbiased during all interactions with migrants and colleagues per the IOM Code of Conduct and instruction on the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA).
∎ 12. Maintain and ensure the confidentiality and integrity of all relevant paperwork in line with standards of conduct and data protection rules. Alert Movement Operations Manager or management of any non-compliance to SOPs or codes of conduct by IOM staff members or partners.
∎ 13. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Additional Requirements:
∎ Prior Movement Operations, transportation-related and/or management experience a strong advantage.
∎ Strong computer skills - Word, Excel and Internet; past experience with Movement Operations-related databases and systems (including iGATOR, MiMOSA, SAR and Amadeus) is a distinct advantage.
∎ English is mandatory. Working knowledge of Bangla or locally spoken languages is an advantage.

Job Source: Bdjobs.com Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 29 Jan 2023

Company Information:
∎ 24 Jan 2023
∎ International Organization for Migration (IOM)
∎ Business : Inter-Governmental Agency and Specialized Agency to the United Nations

Category: NGO/Development

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