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The RM unit oversees the general operations of the Regional Office and Country Offices by providing first-line support, guidance and training. It has the overall responsibility of ensuring that missions comply with IOM policies, including staffing and financial regulations. It provides guidance on administrative procedures and ensures that Country Offices are informed and kept up-to-date with key administrative, budgetary and financial issues.
Budget, Accounting and Treasury
The unit provides guidance to country offices on accounting and administrative issues and procedures, and makes periodic visits within the region to assist as needed with matters including accounting and staffing. It has oversight of the financial sustainability of missions in the region, maintains financial and budgetary control, and guides the country offices on budget-related policies and procedures. Guidance on treasury-related policies and procedures also falls under the unit’s remit.
In the area of human resources, the SEEECA RM team gives strategic oversight and direction for human resource management and administration in the region. We procure, train and maintain a qualified workforce to achieve IOM’s goals, including provision of statistics on gender balance. This all involves consultation on HR policies and procedures, such as recruitment and contracting, conflict resolution, staff welfare and entitlements.
In this domain, the Unit supports Country Offices on procurement-related policies and procedures, including changes in practices or required documentation. Our staff carries out procurement in the Regional Office, adhering to IOM’s established Procurement Policy.
When RO staff need to travel the RM unit books flights for them in accordance with IOM’s travel policy. It provides safety and security information on the region or country where travel will take place, and institutions one can contact in cases of need or emergency. The unit also gives information and support on travel expense claims and allowances.
The SEEECA RM unit addresses safety and security management of IOM personnel, facilities and assets in the Regional Office, and provides safety and security oversight in Country Offices within the region, in coordination with the relevant UN units and IOM’s Safety and Security Unit. It oversees the establishment and regular update of business continuity plans in the Regional and Country Offices.
The RM team is responsible for the administration and provision of IT support, such as providing updates on the availability of new features.
Last data update: December 2017