Project Assistant (NFIs Distribution and Community Participation)

Position Title: Project Assistant (NFIs Distribution and Community Participation)

Duty Station: Doha, Qatar

Classification: General Service Staff, G-5

Type of Appointment: Fixed term (1 year), with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 10 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.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Read more about diversity and inclusion at IOM at

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; Dominica; Fiji; Grenada; 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; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas;

Tonga; Tuvalu; Uzbekistan; Vanuatu

Second tier candidates include:

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


The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. As the leading international organization for migration, IOM acts with its partners in the international community to assist in meeting the growing operational challenges of migration management, advanced understanding of migration issues, encourage social and economic development through migration, and uphold the human dignity and well-being of migrants of affected by the ongoing emergency.

Under the direct supervision of the Senior Operations Assistant, the incumbent is responsible for undertaking Operations activities within the Afghan Assistance Programme.

Under the overall supervision of the COM/Head of Office, the Assistance Programme Coordinator, the Project Coordinator (NFIs and Distribution), and the direct daily supervision of the Senior Project Assistant (NFIs and Distributions), working closely with the IOM Units (Community Engagement Unit, RSC, RMM, MHD, Protection, MHPSS, SMS, and Education), the incumbent will be responsible for performing the following tasks:

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

1. Under the guidance of the Project Coordinator and Senior Project Assistants, participate in planning NFIs distribution, hygiene promotion and community participation activities.

2. Participate in directly implementing Non-Food Items (NFIs) and Supplementary Food Items (SFIs) distribution activities in the CAS transit camp. This includes:

– Conducting needs assessments.

– Participate in distribution of NFIs and SFIs

– Facilitating hygiene and environmental cleanliness awareness sessions.

– Distributing NFIs and hygiene promotional materials

– Facilitating surveys through Focused Group Discussions (FGDs) and interviews

3. Carry out day-to-day NFIs distribution and community participation activities in the field.

4. Provide technical NFIs distribution support and training for community volunteers.

5. Distribute Information, Communication, and Education (IEC) materials to community volunteers on NFIs proper usage.

6. Coordinate with the stakeholders at CAS and the IOM units on NFIs and SFIs-related matters, such as awareness raising and referral pathways.

7. Draft regular and timely progress reports related to NFIs and community participation activities in the S/NFIs response.

8. Participate in drafting, adapting, and reviewing SOPs, Tools, and visibility (IEC) materials for NFIs distribution and hygiene promotional activities.

9. Contribute to producing Daily/weekly/monthly distribution reports and supervise the recycling procedure, including cleaning, collecting, and distributing NFIs.

10. Bring to the attention of the NFIs Project Coordinator any challenges with NFIs, SFIs, and hygiene products and ensure quality service delivery.

11. Promote a respectful working environment free of harassment, retaliation and prevent sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment (PSEAH); this includes identifying PSEAH risks in NFIs operations and implementing the PSEAH risk mitigation plan in the area of responsibility.

12. Perform other duties as required within the competencies and responsibilities of the position.

Required Qualifications and Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, Development Studies, Education, Community/Environmental Health and Humanitarian Studies, or related fields from an accredited academic institution with three (3) years of experience in NFIs distributions, community/public health promotion, and Community participation in camp settings, or
  • Completed high school with at least five (5) years of relevant experience.


  • Professional experience in humanitarian hygiene promotion, health Promotion, Shelter and NFIs programming, community engagement, and participation.
  • Prior relevant professional experience in NFIs distribution in a humanitarian context
  • Prior experience working in camps with migrants, refugees, and IDPs
  • Preferable prior experience working with a United Nations agency in an emergency context.
  • Knowledge of working with migrants and refugees or IDPs.


  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, and familiarity with Publisher) and Office 365 (SharePoint, OneDrive, and Teams).
  • Excellent operational, organizational, and communication skills and the ability to work harmoniously with colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
  • Proven experience in drafting reports and other information products
  • Experience in project monitoring, evaluation, and reporting will be an advantage.


IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.


For this position, fluency in English is required


Working knowledge of Pashto, Dari, Urdu/Hindi, Arabic is desirable.


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

Required Competencies


· respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.

· maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.

· demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

· Demonstrates willingness to take a stand on issues of importance.

· Shows compassion for others, makes people feel safe, respected and fairly treated.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 1

· develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.

· produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.

· continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.

· takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.

· encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.

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How to apply

How to apply:

In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM will only accept applications received through IOM’s Online Recruitment Platform. You can access this vacancy announcement at the following link:

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Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

No Fees: IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training, or other fee).

Posting period:

From 27 June 2024 until 10 July 2024


This position is open to all nationalities. IOM Qatar will facilitate the work visa and residency permit requirements for the selected candidates.


Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: QAR17,000.00 – QAR17,500.00 per month

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