Organization: International Organization for Migration
Position Title : Project Support Officer
Duty Station : Sido, Chad
Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P1
Type of Appointment : Special short-term graded, Six months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 01 October 2018
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 environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates are considered as first-tier candidates:
1. Internal candidates
2. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries:
Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Cook Islands, Cuba, Cabo Verde, Czech
Republic, Djibouti, Fiji, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Grenada, Guyana, Iceland, Kiribati, Comoros, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Saint Lucia, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Malawi, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Paraguay, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, Sao Tome and Principe, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is implementing a project in the south of the country in the border region with the Central African Republic to support productive asset rehabilitation through cash for work activities in 17 communities. The project is being implemented by a consortium of agencies with IOM taking responsibility for Cash Work Activities.
Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission and the direct supervision of the Project Manager, the successful candidate will be facilitating and supporting management of the Sido sub-office activities of the cash for work project.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
- Support the preparation for, and implementation of, the elements of the cash for work activities and corresponding logistical/administrative requirements.
- Participate in tracking, monitoring and profiling beneficiaries.
- Maintain a clear and precise filing system and compile background information for the Project Manager on the status of project implementation of a) infrastructure rehabilitation projects across all communities, b) cash for work rotations as ongoing, and c) all required logistics and procurement processes.
- Liaise with the administrative/finance/logistics team in Ndjamena to assist with project implementation.
- Develop and maintain a comprehensive understanding of various dynamics in the project implementation area.
- Provide assistance in drafting regular reports on specific activities and challenges for submission to the Project Coordinator.
- Follow up with the logistics and finance departments on outstanding payments, pending contracts, etc.
- Support the Project Manager in engaging with local authorities where and if necessary and appropriate.
- Participate in regular monitoring visits.
- Assist in the organization of capacity building activities and training of staff and colleagues using IOM-adapted and approved curricula.
- Attend and take notes at interagency coordination mechanisms as necessary.
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Master’s degree in Humanitarian Logistics, Logistics, Procurement, Engineering or a related field from an accredited academic institution; or
• University degree in the above fields with two years of relevant professional experience.
• Professional experience in managing project implementation;
• Prior experience in IOM admin/finance procedures a prerequisite;
• Experience in field-work in a challenging environment and community-based reintegration processes necessary;
• Experience in implementing projects in fragile and post-conflict political settings;
• Strong and detailed understanding of IOM project implementation processes;
• Familiarity with IOM’s coordination mechanism and endorsement procedures.
Fluency in English and French is required. Working knowledge of Sango is an advantage.
• Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural
differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
• 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.
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 action 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 potential.
• Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
• Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.
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.
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 security clearances.
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 01 October 2018 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
For further information, please refer to:
In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.
From 18.09.2018 to 01.10.2018
Requisition: SVN 2018/224 (P) – Project Support Officer (P1) – Sido, Chad (55655306) Released
Posting: Posting NC55655309 (55655309) Released