Programme Manager (Site Management and Site Development) at International Organization for Migration

Position Title: Programme Manager (Site Management and Site Development)

Duty Station: Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P3

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

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 25 August 2022

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; Aruba (Netherlands); Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Congo (the); Cook Islands; Cuba; Curaçao; Fiji; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Madagascar; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu

Second-tier candidates include:

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


Under the overall supervision of the Deputy Chief of Mission (DCOM) and direct supervision of the Head of Humanitarian Assistance and Operations in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, the Programme Manager (Site Management and Site Development) will be responsible for the overall management, oversight and coordination of all Site Management and Site Development projects implemented in Cox’s Bazar for Rohingya Refugees Crisis Response, as well as their implementation, monitoring and reporting.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Contribute to the development of and implement and monitor the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) overall Site Management and Site Development response strategy for Rohingya Refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
  2. Manage all relevant operational staff including the Site Management and Site Development Coordinators, ensuring that all elements of the IOM Site Management teamwork in tandem, support each other, and support IOM’s other programmatic pillars to deliver services in the camps.
  3. Oversee that adequate camp management systems are established for displacement sites in Cox’s Bazar, either through IOM direct staffing or partners, and work closely with Data Tracking Matrix (DTM) / Needs and Population Monitoring (NPM) team to ensure that data on sites is adequately tracked and feeding into the operational response.
  4. Oversee that Communicating with Communities (CwC) activities are integrated into Site Management operations, including targeting for camps and out of camp Rohingya Refugees as well as host communities.
  5. Oversee that site planning teams include adequate sectoral expertise (engineering, WASH, Shelter) and that the site development operations are planned and reported in a timely manner both internally and externally.
  6. Ensure participatory approaches to develop site plans, adequate contractor quality to develop sites, and rapid implementation of site set up including mobilization of all required personnel and equipment.
  7. Coordinate with the Shelter, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Health, Gender-Based Violence (GBV)/Protection, Needs and Population Monitoring (NPM), and other relevant IOM operational teams to ensure services are provided in sites and that IOM programme leads are supported to identify needs, locations for work, and support in prioritizing activities related to the camps.
  8. Oversee the procurement planning for required Site Management and Site Development items, including infrastructure elements in the camps/sites, including specifications for all items with guidance from Global Shelter/Site Management Support units in Geneva.
  9. Support the Senior Management in the establishment partnerships with local authorities and national/international non-governmental organizations tasked with service delivery at displacement sites; particularly military, Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner (RRRC) and District Commissioner (DC) office officials.
  10. Work with Head of Operations, Head of Sub-Office (HoSO), Resources Management Officer (RMO) at field level to track activities expenditures and highlight issues as they arise.
  11. Oversee the monitoring and quality control on activities undertaken under grants to non-governmental partners.
  12. Carry out field visits to displacement sites and development locations in support of IOM activities.
  13. Participate and represent IOM, as an operational partner, in relevant coordination meetings with partners, donors and other coordination structures namely Site Management and Site Development sector meetings.
  14. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in in Political or Social Science, Business Administration, International Relations, Law, Humanitarian Assistance, Human Rights or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or
  • University degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience.


  • Professional field experience in the humanitarian operations, including experience at an international level and in complex emergencies;
  • Work experience in international site management / Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) with Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) or refugees, site planning, site development and DTM;
  • Work experience in liaising with governmental authorities, other national/international institutions and NGOs;
  • Work experience with the humanitarian coordination architecture (clusters) Work experience in managing agreements with IPs, Service contractors, and construction contractors;
  • Experience in conducting CCCM Capacity Building events/trainings.


  • Knowledge of the Region and Country;
  • Knowledge of the UN System, and NGO humanitarian community with good knowledge of the humanitarian reform and coordination architecture;
  • Knowledge of CCCM-related technical guidelines, minimum standards for camp management, and indicators;
  • CCCM Cluster Coordination Training attendance is desirable;
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills; and Good computer literacy.


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

External applicants for all positions in the Professional category are required to be proficient in English and have at least a working knowledge of one additional UN Language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Chinese).

For all applicants, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Bengali is an advantage.

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


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 three values:

  • 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.

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

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 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

To apply, interested applicants are invited to submit their applications HERE via the IOM e-Recruitment system by 25 August 2022.

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 12.08.2022 to 25.08.2022

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.

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