Programme Officer (Emergency Response) (P2) Farchana, Chad

Position Title: Programme Officer (Emergency Response)

Duty Station: Farchana, Chad

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P2

Type of Appointment: Special short-term graded, 6 months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 03 July 2024

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, 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.

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Applications are welcome from first- and second-tier candidates, particularly qualified female candidates as well as applications from the non-represented member countries of IOM. For all IOM vacancies, applications from qualified and eligible first-tier candidates are considered before those of qualified and eligible second-tier candidates in the selection process.

For the purpose of this vacancy, the following are considered first-tier candidates:

  1. Internal candidates
  2. Candidates from the following non-represented member states:

Antigua and Barbuda; Barbados; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Congo (the); Cook Islands; Fiji; Guinea-Bissau; Holy See; Iceland; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Madagascar; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu

Second tier candidates include:

All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states.


As conflict erupted in Sudan on 15 April 2023 between Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and Rapid Support Forces (RSF), with devastating impact on civilians, including death, sexual violence and family separations, resulting in IOM declaration of an L-3 crisis in October 2023. The displacement and anticipated socio-economic consequences are exacerbating severe humanitarian situation in Sudan, with the risk of affecting neighboring countries as well. IOM DTM estimates that since the beginning of the conflict, at least 4,633,930 individuals have been internally displaced. An estimated 1,276,379 mixed cross-border movements have been made into neighboring countries. In particular, as of May 2024, over 750,000 people, including over 180,000 Chadian returnees have fled across the border into Chad. Chadian returnees have set up spontaneous sites and taken residence with host communities in a number of locations across Chad. Some have also been voluntarily relocated since first arriving into two mai, new returnee villages in the province of Ouaddai to the new village of Tongori and in the province of Sila to the village of Deguessa. In collaboration with partners, IOM coordinates and manages multi-sectoral humanitarian assistance across all sectors including shelter, WASH, health, food, protection, MHPSS, and DTM for the Chadian returnee and Third-Country National (TCN) emergency response.

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission, and the direct supervision of the Head of Sub-Office/Senior Emergency Coordinator and in close collaboration with the Deputy Emergency Coordinator, the Programme Officer (Emergency Response) will contribute to project implementation, development and coordination, operational execution, resource mobilization efforts and overall management activities in support of the eastern Chad emergency response and community stabilisation programming by providing technical, administrative and logistical inputs, support and assistance.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Support the overall project implementation, coordination, development, and management, including budget monitoring, for L-3 emergency response and community stabilisation programming in eastern Chad by providing technical inputs, and administrative and logistical support and assistance.
  2. Maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders and beneficiaries, including government counterparts, UN agencies, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), local communities and donors, and participate in appropriate coordination and operational inter-agency fora relevant to the programmes/projects.
  3. In close coordination with the Programme Support Unit, contribute to resource mobilization efforts through providing technical inputs for the development of new projects, including supporting the drafting of proposals and donor reports for projects, liaising with donor counterparts and supporting the production of communication and visibility tools and materials.
  4. Support donor liaison efforts and provide support to Senior Emergency Coordinator and Deputy Emergency Coordinator in the preparation of meetings and other consultations with donors by compiling notes, briefs and other materials.
  5. Supervise project staff, prepare inputs for performance evaluations, and assist in the resolution of team conflicts.
  6. Draft and monitor detailed workplans for assigned emergency response and community stabilisation initiatives and activities.
  7. In close coordination with CO’s M&E Officer, participate in the regular monitoring of the projects’ activities, results, budget, expenditures, and risks, recommend corrective action as required and implement them in a timely manner. Contribute to the development of monitoring tools and help strengthen risk management and accountability mechanisms.
  8. Provide technical inputs and information to contribute to the overall strategic vision, planning, and implementation of eastern Chad’s emergency response and community stabilisation programming.
  9. Participate in field assessments, trainings, and simulations with key stakeholders including government ministries, international actors and community partners.
  10. Contribute to specific components for periodic and activity-specific reports from the Country Office (CO), Regional, and Headquarters (HQ), such as the Institutional Questionnaire, Bi-monthly CO report, etc. as may be required.
  11. Keep accurate and pertinent records of all correspondence, project development and reporting files, relevant databases and other Project Development and Reporting-related information.
  12. Undertake duty travel as required throughout eastern Chad including the Provinces of Sila and Wadi-Fira.
  13. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in Political or Social Science, International Relations, Humanitarian Affairs, Development Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Public Policy/Administration, Gender Studies or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or,
  • University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.


  • Experience in liaising with governmental authorities, national/international institutions, United Nations agencies and non-governmental organizations;
  • Experience supporting emergency response and community stabilisation programming;
  • Experience working in an L-3 emergency response;
  • Experience in working with migrants, returnees, internally displaced persons, and TCNs;
  • Experience in project development, coordination and/or support, and report writing skills; and,
  • Prior work experience with international humanitarian organizations, non-government or government institutions/organization in a multi-cultural setting.


  • Knowledge of program management cycle;
  • Proven planning and coordination skills;
  • Proven interpersonal and communication skills, including ability to work in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Sound ability to communicate practical knowledge on actions to address life-saving needs and building community resilience at an operational level;
  • Demonstrated skills in liaising with government, donors, and other key actors;
  • Demonstrated analytical, writing and reporting skills; and,
  • Demonstrated skills in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook).


IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish. All staff members are required to be fluent in one of the three languages.

For this position, fluency in English and French is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Arabic is an advantage.

Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.


Previous candidates do not need to re-apply.

Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (

Required Competencies:

Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these five values:

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: Respects and promotes individual and cultural differences. Encourages diversity and inclusion.
  • Integrity and transparency: Maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
  • Professionalism: Demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.
  • Courage: Demonstrates willingness to take a stand on issues of importance.
  • Empathy: Shows compassion for others, makes people feel safe, respected and fairly treated.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

  • Teamwork: Develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
  • Delivering results: Produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner. Is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Managing and sharing knowledge: Continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
  • Accountability: Takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own actions and delegated work.
  • Communication: Encourages and contributes to clear and open communication. Explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

  • Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the Organization’s vision. Assists others to realize and develop their leadership and professional potential.
  • Empowering others: Creates an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
  • Building Trust: Promotes shared values and creates an atmosphere of trust and honesty.
  • Strategic thinking and vision: Works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.
  • Humility: Leads with humility and shows openness to acknowledging own shortcomings.

IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link. df

Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.


Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations. Recommended candidates will remain eligible to be appointed in a similar position for a period of 24 months.

The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and background verification and security clearances. Subject to certain exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required for individuals hired on or after 15 November 2021. This will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.

Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications HERE by 03 July 2024 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For further information please refer to:

Posting period:

From 27.06.2024 to 03.07.2024

No Fees:

IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.

Requisition: SVN 2024 150 Programme Officer (Emergency Response) (P2) Farchana, Chad (58925377) Released

Posting: Posting NC58925378 (58925378) Released

Posting Channel: Internal Candidates

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