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Migration Program Coordinator (deadline: 06 Jan 2019)

Seefar continues to grow. The Migration Program Coordinator will assist the Program Division to deliver all projects on time, to required quality standards and within budget. You can base yourself wherever you like and regular travel will be required. This is a consultancy position.

Job Description

We are a social enterprise with a mission to work with vulnerable people to build a better future. We specialise in justice, migration and social inclusion. Our expertise is in strategic communications, counselling, consulting, monitoring and evaluation, and research. We work in East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, East Africa, North Africa, the Sahel and Europe. For more information about us, please visit http://seefar.org/about-us

To get a sense of the services we specialise in at Seefar, please visit http://seefar.org/services.

For examples of projects relevant to the Migration Program, please visit





The role requires someone with at least three years experience implementing migration-related projects, and who is smart, intrinsically motivated, worldly, interested in hard challenges and is highly flexible and efficient.


The following are the primary responsibilities of the role, with estimated allocations of time and attention.

Deliver: Project Implementation

Approximately 50% of your time and attention:

  • Act as a Project Manager and assist other Project Managers to deliver projects within the Migration Program portfolio.
  • Recruit, develop, and manage personnel, contractors and support services.
  • Coordinate among project teams.
  • Liaise with donors and partners to report on projects and manage relationships.
  • Ensure donors needs are met and expectations exceeded where possible.
  • Travel to project implementation sites.
  • Manage contracts and budgets.
  • Manage the Migration Program’s compliance with corporate processes, such as in relation to finance and strategic planning.

Develop: Capabilities and Program Portfolio

Approximately 40% of your time and attention:

  • Support the Program Division to advance our mission and deliver projects around the world.
  • Contribute to developing and pursuing the Enterprise’s mission statement(s) related to the theme of migration.
  • Contribute to developing and pursuing the Migration Program strategy.
  • Support business development to implement this strategy, such as by:
    a. Liaising with partners and donors to identify how the Enterprise can assist, and prepare and manage managing proposals or other processes to initiate projects. For example, this would include visiting donors to explore opportunities and working on proposals with partner consortia.
    b. Promoting the Enterprise’s reputation and profile in our areas of expertise, including but not limited to demonstration projects if you consider them to be valuable.
    c. Ensure donors needs are met and expectations exceeded where possible.
    d. Continue to build Seefar’s capabilities to deliver project services, including through developing processes, procedures and SOPs.
  • Strengthen the Enterprise’s reputation and profile in our areas of expertise.

Direct: Global Management

  • Represent and demonstrate the Enterprise’s values.

Approximately 10% of your time and attention:

  • Contribute to the design and implementation of a  global strategy across the entire enterprise.
  • Cooperate with other areas of the Enterprise, including to communicate substantive and administrative information that supports corporate management overall.

Working with Seefar

urrent and former personnel have noted the points below as positive features of Seefar’s work environment and culture:

  • The Enterprise combines entrepreneurialism with a focus on social impact.
  • You work with highly diverse people and across a diversity of contexts.
  • There is a high level of trust that supports you to work autonomously.
  • The people in the Enterprise encourage innovation and experimentation.
  • Achieving results is prioritised over rigid structures and workflows.
  • You are never bored and always challenged.

Current and former personnel have noted the points below as negative features of Seefar’s work environment and culture:

  • Collaborating with geographically dispersed teams requires flexibility and patience.
  • Working remotely can make you feel isolated and so requires you to invest time in communication.
  • Travel schedules can sometimes be heavy.
  • A high-growth phase means problem-solving as the Enterprise’s systems evolve quickly.

An Excellent Candidate


To excel in this role, you will have the following experience and capacities:

  • You adapt to changes in your project or job, staying productive and keeping focused on goals.
  • At least three years of professional project management experience, preferably
    related to migration, international development or international security.
  • Experience implementing migration-related projects. These would be field-based interventions.
  • A track record conducting research and analysis, combining primary and secondary
    sources to generate high-quality products.
  • You have a track record of supervising others effectively.
  • Excellent oral and written English plus fluency in at least one of the following
    languages: French, Spanish or Arabic.
  • An undergraduate university degree as a minimum.

To apply for this Role

On or before 6 January 2019, complete our online application form. Please, do not include your name or your photo in your CV or letter. This is because we review your application based purely on your previous experiences and introductory letter. Before you start, you should do the following:

  1. Confirm you meet these minimum requirements:
    1. At least three years of experience in managing migration projects, experience of fundraising and donor liaison.
    2. Motivation to contribute to a growing migration program to achieve social impact.
    3. Excellent oral and written English and fluency in at least one of the following languages: French, Spanish or Arabic.
  2. Prepare a CV in Word or PDF format.
  3. In Word or PDF format, prepare an introductory letter that includes only the following:
    1. A paragraph explaining a migration-related project you have worked on or
      managed where you had to be highly organised. What was the project? What
      was your role? Why did you have to be highly organized? How did you organize yourself? What were the project’s achievements?
    2. A paragraph explaining an example of when you managed a relationship with a client, customer or donor. Who was the client, customer or donor? What was your role? How did you ensure their needs were always met?
    3. Indicate as of when you would be available to join Seefar.