Project Officer at International Organization for Migration


Position Title: Project Officer

Duty Station: N’Djamena, Chad

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P2

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

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 14 September 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.

Context:

Chad currently hosts more than one million three hundred forcibly displaced persons including over 450 000 internally displaced persons and over 109 000 returnees (IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix). This is compounded by an ongoing economic crisis, and a near exhaustion of host communities’ absorption capacities paired with an ongoing severe food security crisis.

Since April 2020, a National Health Response Coordination, led by the Ministry of Public Health and National Solidarity (MSPSN), has been set up to coordinate the national response to the pandemic including reducing the spread of the virus in Chad as well as to streamline efforts on the strengthening the health system to track and treat Covid-19 cases. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Chad has been supporting the Government against Covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic through multidimensional support to strengthen the management of international borders, and by providing technical support to local health delegations in health border management. IOM has also reached more than 130,000 persons through a wide range of activities on COVID-19 prevention including awareness raising, PPE, health and hygiene kits distribution to internally displaced persons, host communities and other vulnerable stranded migrants in the Lac province, southern Chad and in the border regions with Libya.

Given its presence in the country and its intrinsic knowledge of population movements and country dynamics, as well as its experience in facilitating complex and large-scale logistics operations in areas of high displacement, IOM is implementing a project to support the Government of Chad’s national vaccination campaign against COVID-19.

The project’s has three components, namely:

  1. Community sensitization on COVID-19 prevention and vaccination to ensure vaccine readiness and acceptance.
  2. Logistic support for the organization of the vaccination campaign.
  3. Setting-up a feedback mechanism through a hotline, quality monitoring and referral mechanisms for any side effects.

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission, the administrative supervision of the Head of Programme, and the technical supervision of the Chief Migration Health Officer, the successful candidate will supervise and coordinate the implementation of a World Bank-funded project to provide logistical and communication support the Government of Chad’s national COVID-19 vaccination campaign.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Ensure the implementation of project activities, including facilitating the planning and delivery of project outcomes, liaising with Government entities, administrative and financial monitoring, and reporting;
  2. Check and track adherence to the work plan and support the direct liaison with local authorities and the donor in line with the work plan as required;
  3. Participate and represent the project at central and field levels to the different working groups;
  4. Supervise all project-related procurement and check compliance with technical standards as well as IOM procurement regulations;
  5. Contribute to the development of a strong Accountability to Affected Persons (AAP) mechanism for the project as well as dissemination strategies;
  6. Draft narrative and financial reports in time and in line with the project reporting schedule;
  7. Maintain constant communication with field colleagues to ensure smooth project implementation;
  8. Identify risks, issues and discrepancies, and recommend action accordingly and in line with IOM rules and procedures;
  9. Implement and maintain appropriate systems to enable effective planning and scheduling of project activities;
  10. Provide routine administrative and logistical backstopping support to different project components as required;
  11. Undertake duty travel as required;
  12. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

  • Master’s degree in International Relations, Human Rights, Peace and Conflict Studies, Social Sciences, Humanities, 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

  • Experience in hardship duty stations, including supporting project management or project coordination and implementation;
  • Experience supporting project development and monitoring and evaluation activities;
  • Experience working in health is an advantage;
  • Prior experience with managing complaint hotlines or feedback mechanisms highly desired;
  • Prior experience with overseeing administrative procedures, including procurement processes required;
  • Experience managing complex logistics processes strongly recommended.

Skills

  • Excellent analytical writing skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to write clear and concise progress reports, project documents and proposals;
  • Capacity to work under pressure and under tight deadlines;
  • Proven track record reporting in French and English and ability to break down complex processes such as accountability frameworks into easily digestible reporting desirable.

Languages

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 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.

Notes

Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (https://whed.net/home.php).

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.

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

https://www.iom.int/sites/default/files/about-iom/iom_revised_competency_framework_external.pdf

Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.

Other:

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

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications HERE, by 14 September 2022 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: www.iom.int/recruitment

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 2022 243 Project Officer (P2) N’Djamena, Chad (57732719) Released

Posting: Posting NC57732720 (57732720) Released

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